Page 49 of 49 FirstFirst ... 39474849
Results 481 to 490 of 490
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

  1. #481
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 137: "Rise Together, Rainbow Angels! (Part 2)"

    Part 3

    As they reach the Recreational Center, they were surprised to see the entire results of the second set of matches of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    “Whoa! Look at that!” said Sayaka Ashihara.

    “They’re all posted in the bulletin board” said Takashi Okubo.

    “I believe that we will finally find out who is first” said Ichiro Hosoya.

    “Oh, I’m so excited to see who our possible matchup might be in the knockout round” said Ayako Nakajiima.

    “Well, let’s check out the results” said Aoi.

    Tomoka would start reading the results of Group A. “Since we both won games, we’re advancing to the knockout tournament. This same goes to your team, Sayaka.”

    Sayaka nods her head to agree with Tomoka. “Yep. We’re probably going to face you later, Tomoka. I hope that your team are ready to play against my team.”

    “You bet, Sayaka!” said Tomoka.

    Subaru looks at the results of Group B. “For the Group B, let’s start with the boys’ division. Team Akamatsu had propelled another win against the Guardians of Yaguchi, 70-59.”

    “Yeah, I’m feeling great that our team had made it to the knockout round, but we’re worrying about our next match, which is against the Third Note from Niida Nishi Middle School” said Shōta Shirogane.

    “According to Kaoru Murakawa, the Third Note are mostly third year middle school students from the Niida Nishi Middle School, led by Kagetora Hanabusa. That guy is an amateur player to me” said Tomoyo Matsunaga.

    “They defeated the Team Cumulus, 68-65, but in the first game, they lost to Guardians of Yaguchi, 69-76. I’m sure that those monsters are not much difficult to beat” said Shōta.

    “I agree, Shōta” said Kōme as she is joining with Yuzuha.

    “Kiriyume, what are you doing here?” asked Tomoyo.

    “I’m looking at the next matchups for your team, but this seems to be complicated for sure” said Kōme.

    “I believe so, Kōme-san” said Shōta.

    “Well, we’re able to stop the Peach Maples Keishin with the score of 63-52. Despite Kana won’t play for us in the meantime as she’s still watching the matches at the Mizumoto Park, my team was still able to get the job done in our team. Our next opponent will be against the Black Dragons of Ōta, who have lost to the Sounds and Maples with the score 51-73” said Sakiko Toshima.

    “Ah, that’s good for you, Sakiko. But when Kana will play for your team in the tournament?” said Aoi.

    “Probably, in the knockout tournament” said Sakiko.

    “That is, if you will win your third and final match against the Black Dragons of Ōta” said Subaru.

    “Despite winning our first game with the margin of 25, we still have our chance to make it to the knockout tournament if we beat the Azure Wind” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Well, we’re confident to defeat your team, Yumi. My team will do it!” said Sakiko.

    “Then, we’ll see each other later at the court, Sakiko. Don’t lose your energy before entering to the court” said Yumi.

    “Okay!” said Sakiko.

    “Good luck on that match!” said Jun.

    “Thanks, Jun!” said Sakiko.

    Aoi looks at the results of Group C. “In Group C, these are contested if you know what I mean. Temperate Celadon defeated the Radiant Fuchsia with the score of 81-61 while the Black Dragons of Ōta defeated the Roselias of Den-en-chōfu, 70-58.”

    “It looks like the Temperate Celadon are going to the knockout tournament with two wins in their hands” said Jirō.

    “Yep. I was able to limit the scoring of our opponents in the first half, but I’m also knocking down 4 three-point shots in the final quarter to end the match with the win” said Takashi.

    “Well, I hope that you’ll be able to win one more against the Roselias of Den-en-chōfu” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, I got that, Aoi!” said Takashi.

    “It seems that your team is in danger, Shigemasa-kun. Your team will battle against the Black Dragons of Ōta” said Sayaka.

    “Well, I’m scared of these monsters, Sayaka. I can take them down by my masterpiece” said Shigemasa Araki.

    “Okay, you can do it, but I don’t want to see your team lose” said Sayaka.

    “You got it!” said Shigemasa.

    “On the other hand, you have a great performance for your team, Asumi. Your team, Temperate Celadon, had defeated the Tama Dragonworks with the score of 67-51” said Aoi.

    “Well, it’s nice to have me shooting very well in the corner. My teammates and I are still unstoppable as we are!” said Asumi.

    “That’s good for you, Asumi! Hopefully, you’ll be able to sweep the group just like us! Your next opponent will be against the South Bay Ōta” said Tomoka.

    “I never heard about that, Tomoka, but they’re more focusing on breezing themselves in the court” said Asumi.

    “Yeah, not just the boys’ team they fielded, but they also field their girls’ team as well. It was led by a first year middle school student from the Ōmori Dairoku Middle School named Minami Akaishi” said Jun.

    “I don’t have to worry about that, Jun. Once we beat them, we’ll be the top team in our group!” said Asumi.

    “Then, go for it to win that match!” said Jun.

    “Okay, you got it!” said Asumi.

    Jirō looks at the results of Group D as he’s reading it. “In the first game, the Katsura Swordsmen had defeated the Widening Gardenia with the score of 88 to 76. Then, in the second game, the Azure Wind took down Team Purple, 92-85. Then, on the girls’ tournament, Kirihara-Team Takeda defeated the Green Breeze Connection with the score of 72 to 48. Their next opponent will be against the Winds of Den-en-chōfu, who defeated the Mikagawa United-Sunflower Group, 69-59.”

    Michiko is determined to help her team to win another match to sweep the group. “I’m ready for that match, Jirō. If they’re too good to stop me, then I’ll show my true power.”

    “That’s the spirit, Michiko! I believe that you should defeat those top girls that are talented with their power and skill” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Michiko.

    Jun reads the results of Group E. “The Sounds and Maples haven’t lost their faith as they stopped the Matsui Antlers, 73 to 51, while the Green Breeze Connection stopped the Hanamura Voyagers, 68 to 64. Wow! Those guys from the Sounds and Maples are surely a big contender in this tournament, but I’m sure that they’ll be one of the possible opponents to face you, Subaru.”

    “Yep. They’re very good and talented players coming from different schools. I’m sure that they’ll be ready to show their unleashed force to dominate” said Subaru.

    “I hope that they’ll be, Subaru” said Jun.

    “Oh, my goodness! My team will face off against Nana and Mayumi in the final match of the group! Those guys are meanies, I’ll tell you!” said Tomoyo.

    “They have defeated the Matsui Antlers with the score of 85 to 79. Your team lost to the Fortune Twelve-Kirihara in a close fight. The score was 60 to 64” said Kōme.

    “Do you think you can stop those girls? They’re always raiding with wins in the court” said Yuzuha.

    “Of course, I’ll do, Yuzuha! We’ll make sure that those cats are going to run away from our wrath!” said Tomoyo.

    “Oh, my! You’re pumping up with the fire on your eyes, Tomoyo” said Shōta.

    “Yep. There’s no way we can lose against these cats, Shōta-kun. I’ll prove them that my team is better than theirs!” said Tomoyo.

    “Yeah!” said Kōme, Yuzuha and Shōta.

    Jun giggles on her face with Tomoyo’s confidence had been lighten up. “Well, I’m sure that Nana and Mayumi are a duo to beat, but I hope that you mess them in the match, Tomoyo.”

    “Yep. I’ll let you know that I’m good in stopping big girls of my own. So, this time, my team won’t lose!” said Tomoyo.

    “It seems that they’re dangerous, Tomoyo. You should be ready for them and beat them with your moves!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay, Tomoka, I got it!” said Tomoyo.

    Subaru would read the results of Group F, but he seems to be serious. “That doesn’t sound good, everyone.”

    “Huh?” puzzled Jirō while Subaru’s allies are silent.

    “While the Red Arrows of Kugahara defeated Team Mizutani-Nishina 76-75, Ryuuichi’s team is going on fire right now. They somehow defeated the White Camellia Magome by 29 points” said Subaru.

    “Whoa! That sounds like they’re much better than us” said Jirō.

    “Yeah, I agree. And if you look at the two results, 97 to 63 and 98 to 69. They’re beating and feasting out there in that court. I’m sure that we have bigger points than them” said Subaru.

    “If you look at our results, we won by 42 points in the first game and then, in our recent game, we won by 28. I’m sure that these guys are about to wreak havoc in the court with some beast numbers” said Jirō.

    “I totally with you, Jirō. Our boys should be prepared for our last match against the Black Tigers of Kamata. We should adjust our roster to make sure that we’ll have our scoring weapon in our team” said Subaru.

    “You got it, Subaru!” said Jirō.

    “In our group, we lost to Team Purple in a rally-from-behind match but on the other hand, the White Camellia Magome were beaten by Violet Roses Rokugō. The scores are 52 to 61 and 70 to 78” said Rina Sugaya.

    “Himeko Katayama and Yuka Suehiro are too much for our team. We still have one more team to take on, which is against the Violet Roses Rokugō” said Ayako Nakajima.

    “Yeah, Ayako-san. Since we’re on a 1-1 win-loss record, I believe that we should turn the tables around” said Rina Sugaya.

    “Yep. The Violet Roses Rokugō are undefeated right now, having defeated both Team Purple and White Camellia Magome. Hopefully, we’ll be able to catch up against them” said Ayako.

    “I agree” said Rina Sugaya.

    “I’m glad that we turned things around with that win, Morioka-sansei. You believe in us since you have adjusted the strategy very quickly” said Himeko.

    “Yeah, Himeko-san. Aiba and I were able to know your strengths and weaknesses. It seems that we’re going to rally one more in our next game, which is against the White Camellia Magome” said Shizue Morioka, a friend of Himeko Katayama from Yaguchi and a first year high school student from the Den-en-chōfu High School.

    “Those girls from the White Camellia Magome are more accelerators. They can go for sharpshooting skills and three-point shots all the way to the basket” said Aiba Fujiyama, a neighbor of Himeko Katayama from Yaguchi and also, a first year high school student from the Den-en-chōfu High School.

    “Yeah, we’re surely gonna win that one, Morioka-sensei and Fujiyama-sensei. I know that there’s one thing we can dominate that game later” said Yuka Suehiro.

    “You do, Yuka-san?” asked Shizue while Aiba was surprised to see the enthusiasm of Yuka.

    “Yep. Our team will have to adjust our lineup to make sure that we’ll be able to win that match and advancing to the next round” said Yuka.

    “As what Yuka said, we’re determined to be the top of the group and we should do this!” said Mizuko Fujisaki.

    “If we win this match, we’re rolling in to the knockout round!” said Chiyako Kayama.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of Team Purple.

    “I’m sure that you girls are ready for that match. I’m feeling happy with your enthusiasm!” said Aiba.

    “Of course, Aiba-san! This is our Purple Dream and we want to make sure that we’re going to become champions of the girls’ tournament!” said Himeko.

    “That’s the spirit, Himeko-san!” said Aiba.

    “We should be ready for that in our final match in the eliminations and then, it’s on the knockout round we go!” said Shizue.

    “Yeah!” said Aiba and the girls of Team Purple.

    “That Team Suga is really a dangerous team right now. I can’t feel the stands of their aggressiveness and arrogance they have” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, I believe so, Subaru-kun. If Ryuuichi and his team are beating their opponents too much, they’ll be ending up dominating themselves of their own” said Aoi.

    A voice comes out with a chilling voice. “That’s right, Aoi-san.”

    Another voice comes out, but with a different tone of voice. “They’re about to destroy the tournament for sure.”

    “Huh? Who said that?” asked Aoi.

    “That’s weird. I think that they’re coming from that way” said Subaru as he’s pointing at the two shadows.

    “Oh, look, Aoi-san!” said Tomoka. Aoi turns around to look at Nana and Mayumi. “It’s Nana!”

    “And Mayumi!” said Aoi.

    “What are they doing here?” asked Kōme.

    “We’re just about to see you here because I want to tell you about Ryuuichi and his team” said Nana.

    “Oh, okay. Go on, Nana-san” said Tomoka.

    “My friends are here to know about Ryuuichi-kun” said Aoi.

    “Okay. Now, what I’m about say this?” said Nana before finally realizes that she’ll explain to Subaru, Tomoka and their friends about Ryuuichi and his team. “Ryuuichi and his team are composed of mostly from the Shizuno Middle School boys’ basketball team. There are former and current players in that varsity, but thankfully, no one in our class have joined that team.”

    “Anyway, Ryuuichi wants to give pain to their opponents after what I watched two matches that he took them out with destruction, I don’t think he’s losing cool when he’s playing tough” said Mayumi.

    “Oh, I see the point, Mayumi-san. Ryuuichi is passionate to himself, not to his teammates nor his friends because he doesn’t want to take care of them. When Subaru looked at the point differentials of his team, they won by 25 points or more” said Tomoka.

    “Also, when they’re playing rough, not hot, in the court, they care about being physical in the game. They make fouls on them and they commit fouls against them” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, I agree. In our team, we won against both Fortune Twelve-Kirihara (68-52) and Matsui Antlers (85-79). If you look at our point difference, we won by 16 and 6. That wasn’t bad after all” said Nana.

    “Ryuuichi had scored more than 20 points per game during his time in Shizuno and Itoda Business. However, when it comes to ‘outside the major’ competitions such as invitational tournaments or friendly matches, he scored way too big like 30 or 40. I don’t know what’s going on with him, but I believe that Ryuuichi had scored for himself because he is not caring about his teammates and he only cares about himself” said Mayumi.

    “Now, I understand what’s going on right now in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. Not only we are big favorites to win the tournament, but I must deal with my rival, who’s expected to become a top prospect instead of me” said Subaru.

    “That’s right, Subaru. I don’t care about how Ryuuichi did to you before in the tournament final of the middle school prefectural tournament, but I was able to support you all the time since we were close friends, right?” said Aoi.

    “Oh, yeah, Aoi-san. I know that it’s complicated to say, but one thing for sure is that there’s only one player who can change the game of basketball in Ōta and that would be me” said Subaru.

    Aoi gives Subaru a warm smile on her face. “Yeah, Subaru, you are the one who can change the game. I hope that your team will be able to make it to the final and face Ryuuichi’s team.”

    “Yeah, Aoi-san! I’ll make sure that my team, composed of bravehearts and angels, will try our best to dominate the tournament and make it to the final!” said Subaru.

    “Attaboy, Subaru!” said Aoi.

    “Subaru. Let’s make sure that you and Ryuuichi will meet each other in the finals. I can’t wait to see a real battle between you and Ryuuichi in a real match right after the last time you faced him in the penthouse of a large tower” said Nana.

    “Just to take a precaution on his moves, Subaru. You should keep dazzling with your moves before you’ll have the time to synchronize your team to groove. That’s the advice I want to say, so that you’ll be able to step up on time through your heart” said Mayumi.

    “You got it, Nana and Mayumi!” said Subaru. “I’ll do it!”

    “Well, we have our match against the Homewrecking Dragons in our court. Don’t expect to lose against us” said Nana.

    “Oh no, you don’t, Nana, because later in that game, you, Mayumi and your team will be burnt down” said Tomoyo.

    “Heh. Sounds like you’re pumping your energy, Tomoyo. I’ll look forward seeing you in the court” said Mayumi.

    “Make sure that you’re all here before the match starts, otherwise, your team will forfeit the game” said Nana.

    “You got it!” said Tomoyo.

    Nana and Mayumi smile to Tomoyo before waving their hands as they leave the Recreational Center. “We’ll see you later.”

    “Don’t worry, Nana and Mayumi. My team will make sure that we’ll march in to the court and burn you down!” said Tomoyo.

    “That’s the point, Tomoyo! Make us proud!” said Yuzuha.

    “And be brave!” said Kōme.

    “Win this match for us!” said Shōta.

    “You bet, everyone!” said Tomoyo.

    “Now that the afternoon is breezing through the wind, we should go back to our assigned venues and play our last match before the revelation of the knockout tournament” said Subaru.

    “You bet, Subaru!” said Tomoka before turning to her allies. “Everyone! Let’s rise together and win the matches in the tournament!”

    “Yeah!” said Subaru, Aoi, Jirō, Jun and the representatives from each group that represented the Bravehearts. Two matches down, one more win to go. That’s what the Rainbow Angels need to sweep Group A in the elimination round of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament, but for the other teams that they represented the Bravehearts, they have gone dazzling and grooving as well. Now that the blue sky is about to be clear for the rest of the day, the Rainbow Angels and their allies are hopefully going to keep working together as a team, so that all of them will make it to the knockout tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    [ENDING: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS ED: 「Rolling! Rolling! 」 by RO-KYU-BU!]

    UP NEXT: Schedule of Updates – Part 1-1 of Volume 8
    Last edited by Sherwin Riga; September 15th, 2019 at 01:13 PM. Reason: Added the Ending Song for this chapter

  2. #482
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    As I started a new volume in the series, I’ll give you the first batch of schedule of updates for the first part of Volume 8. This will be focused on the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament and the birthday party of Sarasa Ryuō, a member of the Music Girls, also known as Ongaku Shoujo. You will also witness the first appearance of Kazuhiro Hatakenaka, a phenomenal superstar from Fukuoka. If you look at the schedule below, I decided to have four straight updates to be divided into two parts, so that it will be thrilling and interesting to see what’s going on in the most intense matches in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. This also includes the tournament final between the Rainbow Angels and the Magome Elites-Team Suga, led by Subaru's rival Ryuuichi Suga. As I said in my previous major announcement, the schedule will be two updates per week just like I did that in most of the volumes like Volume 4, 5 and 6.

    September 8: Interlude 29: “One Room with the Wonders of Flare and Sea” [Birthday of Tomoka Minato (September 9)]
    September 11: Interlude 30: “The Best Buddies in Toshihiro’s House” [Birthday of Ai Kayano (September 13)]
    September 15: Chapter 138: “Rise Together, Rainbow Angels! (Part 3)” [Triple Birthdays on September 17: Yuiko Tatsumi, Minako Kotobuki and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka]
    September 18: Chapter 139: “Sarasa Ryuō’s Birthday Party
    September 22: Chapter 140: “The Wind Chills in Blues”
    September 25: Chapter 141: “Shining Like a Rainbow Angel” [Birthdays of Mariya Ise (September 25) and Seria Fukagawa (September 26)]
    September 29: Interlude 31: “More than Just Innocent People in Ōmori Minami”
    October 2: Chapter 142: “All about Miracles and Inspirations (Part 1)” [Birthday of Roro Morooka (October 2)]
    October 6: Chapter 143: “All about Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)” [Part 1]
    October 9: Chapter 143: “All about Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)” [Part 2]
    October 13: Chapter 144: “A Team from the Near West with Rustles and Vibrates: The Sounds and Maples” [Part 1] [Birthday of Miku Itō (October 12)]
    October 16: Chapter 144: “A Team from the Near West with Rustles and Vibrates: The Sounds and Maples” [Part 2]
    October 20: Chapter 145: “One Brave Match with an Angelic Moment (Part 1)” [Part 1] [Birthday of Nozomi Momijidani (October 21)]
    October 23: Chapter 145: “One Brave Match with an Angelic Moment (Part 1)” [Part 2]
    October 27: Chapter 146: “One Brave Match with an Angelic Moment (Part 2)” [Part 1]
    October 30: Chapter 146: “One Brave Match with an Angelic Moment (Part 2)” [Part 2] [Birthday of Yumi Uchiyama (October 30)]

    UP NEXT: Interlude 29: “One Room with the Wonders of Flare and Sea”

    Now that I have posted the schedule of updates for the first set of updates of Volume 8, this will bring thrills and actions in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament Arc while witness new characters to be appeared inside and outside the tournament. Since they won their second games, the Rainbow Angels will be advancing to the knockout tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament, but they must fully secure their spots when they’ll battle against the Black Tigers of Kamata and the Radiant Fuchsia. The latter is led by one of the new members of the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team, Sayaka Ashihara. In the next update, it’s going to be the Okinawa Cuisine Hour as Shupe, Miku and the members of the Southern Wind of Hasekura and Haneda will be cooking Okinawan dishes, so that the guests will get their chance to taste those exotic and beautiful dishes that were traditionally made in Okinawa. It's great that the series had been booming again with the view count being raised once again and hopefully, it will reach 50,000 view counts very soon! I’ll see you on September 8 (Sunday) for the next update!

  3. #483
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Tomorrow (September 9) will be the birthday of Tomoka Minato, the leading female character from Ro-Kyu-Bu! Tomoka is a prestigious and cheerful girl who had an ambition to become the best female basketball player in her hometown. She is voiced by Kana Hanazawa, a singer and a voice actress born in Tokyo. Advanced happy birthday, Tomoka! The Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament had been continued when it reached the afternoon, but there are some other events that were held on the same day. One of which is the Okinawa Cuisine Hour, which will be the main point of tonight’s update. Tonight’s update will be focused on that event where everyone will eat any dishes that are native in Okinawa. I’m sure that some of you may be interested in Okinawan culture because Okinawa is close to my country, the Philippines. You’ll also witness the first cameo appearance of the characters from One Room, an anime series was centered with three girls staying in just one room. So, without further ado, I give you the first interlude of Volume 8 with the title, “One Room with the Wonders of Flare and Sea”! Enjoy reading Interlude 29!

    Shupe Gushiken had been living in Okinawa since she was born there in Naha. Her interests are knowing about the Okinawan cuisine and playing badminton with her friends. Shupe had organized the Okinawa Cuisine Hour, which is one of the events that were organized by Ongaku Shoujo during the Fuchsia and Celadon Week. In her home at the Lavender Airlite Residence, Shupe had organized that event for that day because of the Misawa Resort Hotel being occupied by different groups for different activities. Yui Hanasaka, Moka Aoshima, Natsuki Momohara, Mashiro Amatsuki and Minori Nanahashi would visit the Lavender Airlite Residence where they would meet Shupe and Miku. After a conversation, Yui and her friends would be joined alongside the other members of the Fire Edelweiss and the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda to eat the Okinawan dishes, which was served by Shupe and Miku. Yui and her friends have met their new friends in Shupe and Miku’s home such as Akane Yamakawa, Ayako Hishida, Sanae Toyama and Kōjirō Tamikawa. While eating thei Okinawan dishes, Yui and her friends want to discover about how the two groups that Miku and Shup have formed in their original roots. After that, Yui and her friends have finally understood about their stories and they believe that the members from both groups (Fire Edelweiss and the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda) have been getting along together to make sure that they’ll continue to develop their friendship with Miku and Shupe. By the end of the hour, Yui and her friends thank Shupe for the Okinawan dishes as they impressed Shupe on her way of cooking the Okinawan dishes and hopefully, they’ll meet with each other again soon if they want to explore more about her.

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    INTERLUDE 29: “ONE ROOM WITH THE WONDERS OF FLARE AND SEA

    The interlude takes place between Chapters 137 and 138 where the Okinawa Cuisine Hour takes place at the Lavender Airlite Residence instead of the beachfront of the Misawa Resort Hotel. Throughout the afternoon, Shupe and Miku have cooked their dishes for the guests to eat while the members of the Fire Edelweiss and the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda have participated at the badminton tournament.

    The characters of One Room, Yui Hanasaka, Moka Aoshima, Natsuki Momohara, Mashiro Amatsuki and Minori Nanahashi, have finally arrived at the entrance of the Lavender Airlite Residence where Yui had pressed the doorbell to see who is present in the building.

    “Are they coming yet, Yui-san?” asked Moka Aoshima.

    “Well, we’ll just have to wait and see, Moka-san. This invitation said that this is the meeting place for the event known as the Okinawa Cuisine Hour. I wonder what the organizers doing” said Yui Hanasaka.

    “Maybe they are preparing for the something” said Natsuki Momohara.

    “I think so, Natsuki-san” said Yui.

    “I’m sure that this is the perfect spot to eat right our dinner. We’re here early because we want to see what’s going on in this activity” said Mashiro Amatsuki.

    “It says on the invitation that the organizer has a lot of information about food in Okinawa. Maybe, she is trying to emulate in making the dishes away from that prefecture” said Minori Nanahashi.

    “I agree, Minori-san. That’s why we’ll be eating our dinner right here” said Yui.

    “Oh, okay!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    The gates would be opened, and Shupe appears in the scene. Shupe would be joined by Aoi Ishimine, a member of the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda.

    “Oh, hi, everyone! You’re here just in time to open the Okinawa Cuisine Hour” said Shupe.

    “Yeah! I never tasted the dishes from your hometown because we’re living in this city. So, we want to see it for the first time” said Yui.

    “Well, I believe that you’re lucky to be here, Yui and friends. But before I’ll let you come to my humble abode, the two of us will introduce ourselves” said Shupe.

    “Sure!” said Yui while her friends Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori nod their faces in agreement.

    Shupe and Aoi would introduce themselves to Yui and her friends. Shupe goes first. “I’m Shupe Gushiken. I’m a member of the idol group Music Girls and I’m a first year high school student from the Hasekura High School.”

    Then, Aoi Ishimine would follow suit just like what Shupe did earlier. “If you don’t know who I am, then you’re lucky to see for the first time. My name is Aoi Ishimine, 15 years old. I’m Shupe’s childhood friend in Naha and I’m also from the Hasekura High School.”

    “This is the place where the three blessed groups have stayed there as some of them are coming from different places such as Nagoya and Naha” said Shupe.

    “I’m sure that you’re all excited for the Okinawa Cuisine Hour, girls. I want to know your names” said Aoi.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori. Yui and her friends would introduce themselves by saying their names.

    “My name is Yui Hanasaka.”

    “My name is Moka Aoshima.”

    “My name is Natsuki Momohara.”

    “My name is Mashiro Amatsuki.”

    “And my name is Minori Nanahashi.”

    Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori would shout together in unison. “We’re living together in one room in Tachikawa!”

    Shupe and Aoi would smile to Yui and her friends after they finally recognize their names.

    “Well, it’s nice to see you, Yui and her friends!” said Aoi.

    “You girls are so elegant and so cute!” said Shupe.

    “Thanks, Shupe-san!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “Now, come in!” said Shupe.

    “We got a lot of things to show you in this residence” said Aoi.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori as they would enter away from the gate to go to the building of the Lavender Airlite Residence.

    At the entrance of the building, Shupe and Aoi accompany Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori to the pantry, located at the right side of the main building.

    “Wow!” said Moka.

    “Amazing!” said Mashiro.

    “That is a beautiful pantry!” said Yui.

    “That’s right, Yui-san! This is where people living in this building have cooked their dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner” said Shupe.

    “Our group, the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda, had organized an activity that would take place at the beachfront of the Misawa Resort Hotel every night” said Aoi.

    “It is known as the Okinawa Cuisine Hour. Everyone who have wanted to give their chance to eat the Okinawan dishes made by me and my friends from the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda” said Shupe.

    “Well, I never heard about that event before when I looked at the invitation, but we want to give it a try” said Natsuki.

    “Yeah! It will be better to see the other guests coming in your way to eat your dishes you’ll make, Shupe-san!” said Minori.

    “Yep! You got it right, Minori-san! That’s why we’ll be waiting for them to visit our home before we’ll be leaving to the Misawa Resort Hotel” said Shupe.

    “For what event?” asked Moka.

    “It is the birthday of one of the members of the Music Girts named Sarasa Ryuō. She is going to be 17 years old and she had been a great singer just like my Shupe-san” said Aoi.

    “It’s great that Sarasa had invited her friends from her hometown in Kōfu to organize this party, alongside her schoolmates in Hasekura to make this party magnificent” said Shupe.

    “Wow! That’s very grateful, Shupe-san! I didn’t expect that you have a groupmate celebrating her birthday today” said Mashiro.

    “Yeah!” said Shupe.

    “We would be great if we will go the Misawa Resort Hotel for that birthday party tonight, but we have our own house rules, saying that the five of us must stay at home once it reaches six in the evening” said Yui.

    “Oh, that’s a shame” said Shupe.

    “I thought that you’re going to have time to see the other home in Yaguchi, but you have your own rules to set up” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, hopefully, we’ll have our time to stay outdoors one day. If we’re not busy anymore, we’ll be ready to go out and have fun exploring the city soon” said Moka.

    “Well, I hope you would, Moka-san and friends. But we understand about your concern about the house rules. There’s a freedom that you can go out if you want to” said Shupe.

    “Yeah” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    Later, Miku would appear from the kitchen area of the pantry as she’s shouting at Shupe. “It’s done, Shupe-san!”

    “Oh, good, Miku-san! Let them cool out before it’s good to go!” said Shupe.

    “You got it!” said Miku as she goes back to the kitchen, so that she’ll cool out the dishes she made.

    “Uh, who is that girl, Shupe-san?” asked Mashiro.

    “Oh, I’m sorry, Mashiro-san. That girl you looked earlier is Miku Nishio, a fellow member of the Music Girls. Miku and I were good in cooking dishes for the members of the Music Girls to eat. Right now, Miku took over the cooking duties while I’m meeting with you” said Shupe.

    “Ah, okay. We understand about that” said Mashiro while Yui, Moka, Natsuki and Minori nod their heads in agreement.

    “Uh, no need to thank me, girls. I have done making some dishes for you. So, you better get ready for the Okinawa Cuisine Hour” said Shupe.

    “Just one more set of dishes to be done and we’re all set!” said Aoi.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    Later, the members of the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda and the Fire Edelweiss would finally arrive at the Lavender Airlite Residence. Joining with them are the students from different schools in the eastern part of Ōta such as Haneda, Rokugō, Haginaka and Kōjiya. One of the top players in the Ashida Badminton Team named Sanae Toyama would also be present. She’s from the Izumo Middle School as a third year middle school student.

    “Here they come, Yui-san!” said Moka.

    “Oh, I’m so excited, Moka-san! The event will about to begin!” said Yui.

    “Yeah!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori. The badminton tournament had just ended its first day where the eliminations are completed.

    The Okinawan dishes were present in the big table as Miku and Shupe have put them altogether. The dishes present in the table are chanparu (Okinawan stir fry), rafute, soki, Okinawa soba, tebichi, Carly fry, Okinawa champon and Aosa dishes which includes tempura and soup.

    “Let’s thank the food before we’ll eat together” said Shupe.

    “Okay!” said the members of the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda and the Fire Edelweiss and the guests including Yui and her friends.

    Shupe bows her heads to thank the food. “Thanks for the food!”

    Miku follows suit alongside Aoi and Ayane Yamakawa. “Thanks for the food!”

    The rest of the it would thank the food as well. “Thanks for the food!”

    Then, Shupe and Miku shout together as the Okinawa Cuisine Hour will begin. “Let’s eat!”

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda and the Fire Edelweiss and the guests including Yui and her friends.

    Everyone would start picking the Okinawan dishes from the table and then, eat it with their special chopsticks. For those who have loved ramens, they recommend using the chopsticks to eat their ramens.

    “It’s delicious!” said Yui.

    “Yeah, they’re tasty with a good bite on your mouth!” said Mashiro.

    “I like this Carly fry! They are so good!” said Minori.

    “Wow! These dishes are so exotic, but I like it!” said Moka.

    “They are very delicious, Yui-san!” said Natsuki.

    “Yeah! I can’t be craving anymore with those local dishes from Okinawa. Even though we’re living in the city, we might give it a try soon” said Yui.

    “Yeah, we agree, Yui-san!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “How’s the food, everyone? Does it tasted good?” asked Miku.

    “Yeah! It’s delicious!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “That’s awesome! I can’t believe that you are the guests from Tachikawa that Shupe recognized you, right?” said Miku.

    “Yes, of course, Miku-san! We lived in one room in a house, just like the fine houses located in the western part of Tokyo” said Yui.

    “We said that we want to live together with our own rules” said Moka.

    “Wow! That was very awesome! Unlike some houses have their traditional house rules, your house had just one room and it has its own rules to set up” said Miku.

    “You got it right, Miku-san!” said Natsuki.

    “By the way, why are you here?” asked Miku.

    “Well, we want to take a try in eating those dishes that are coming from different places” said Mashiro.

    “We always eat the popular dishes in the city, but we also want to explore more if we want to go out and see something interesting to explore” said Minori.

    “Wow! That was more like an ambition you have, my dear friends! I can’t wait to see what you’ll be exploring more if you’ll go to other places in the country. I would want to see the dishes you’ll be looking at” said Miku.

    “Yeah, Miku-san! We hope so that we will be able to explore the wonders of local cuisine in the country. Right, girls?” said Yui.

    “Yeah!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “Well, then, I have to tell you something important if you don’t mind” said Miku.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “You see, Shupe and I were part of the Music Girls ever since we were classmates in the same class” said Miku.

    “Oh! I see it now, Miku-san! That was a great coincidence out there!” said Yui.

    “That’s true, Yui-san. Both Miku and I were coming from the Hasekura High School, but this is the first that we have been together as part of the Music Girls” said Shupe.

    “Yeah, Shupe had recently moved from her former school in Hana to enroll in my school” said Miku.

    “That’s nice that you are in a new school, Shupe-san, but I have to ask a question for you and Miku” said Moka.

    “Sure, go ahead” said Shupe.

    “How did you form your respective groups while you two have stayed in Hasekura?” said Moka.

    “Well, I’m glad you ask for it, Moka-san, because I’ll explain it to you” said Shupe. Shupe would explain how the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda was formed. “As you can see, I came from Naha, Okinawa where I studied at the Makazushi Middle School in Makazushi last year where I recently graduated there” said Shupe.

    “So, you came from the Makazushi, Naha, right?” asked Mashiro.

    “Yeah, Mashiro-san. That’s where I lived there during my youth before I moved to Hasekura recently” said Shupe.

    “Well, that’s a cool place to live in Okinawa, Shupe-san. That area was in the west of Shuri before Shuri and its neighbors merged together to form Naha” said Moka.

    “That’s right, Moka-san. Shuri is a historical place when it was the seat of the Kingdom of Ryukyu. Now, Shuri is part of Naha. That’s where my childhood friends such as Toshihiro Takami and Naho Kaneshiro lived there. Naho moved to Okinawa High School, despite she lived in Urasoe” said Shupe.

    “Did you have a lot of friends in Naha moved to Tokyo?” asked Natsuki.

    “Yes, they have, Natsuki-san. They are Mikoto Tsuhako, Naruhisa Ōshiro, Sayumi Hiraka, Miho Ushijima, Yoshinori Nakahara and Hirono Ōnuki. Sayumi is not one of my friends have studied in Hasekura High School but studied in Ōtsuka High School” said Shupe.

    “Wow! Those friends of yours have been getting along since they were following you from your childhood memories in your hometown” said Mashiro.

    “Yeah, Mashiro-san. It is great to be staying in Naha but living in Tokyo was better for me because I had to meet new friends in my new home” said Shupe.

    “I agree with that, Shupe-san” said Mashiro. “So, how did you come up in forming your own group?”

    “Well, when I left Makazushi to enroll in Hasekura, I formed my own group known as the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda to represent to group of students coming from my hometown. Aside from Akane Yamakawa being the leader of the chapter in my school, there is another school have formed that group” said Shupe.

    “Oh, I know that group! They’re coming from the Haneda High School, led by Kōjirō Tamikawa” said Aoi.

    “Hey, that’s my friend of mine when I was part of the Shield of the Blue Dragon” said Sanae Toyama.

    “Yep. He had lived in Nago alongside Takako Nishioka, who is now studying in the Kamata High School as a first year high school student. Kōjirō is very sophisticated because he had a calming heart” said Shupe.

    “And also, he’s a handsome and geek guy, who loved to get high grades from his teachers” said Aoi.

    “Is he appeared in this table?” asked Yui.

    “Yes, of course! He is sitting beside Takako and Yumiko Ōsawa” said Sanae.

    When Yui sees Kōjirō, Takako and Yumiko in the other side of the table, she replies to Sanae. “Ah, yeah! He’s such a good ladies’ man if you know what I mean.”

    “Yeah, he doesn’t like to brag someone, but he’s not much perverted if he is closed to any girl” said Sanae.

    “In other words, he’s less pressured when it comes to meeting girls in his days in Makazushi” said Mikoto Tsuhako.

    “Oh, yeah! I agree with that, Mikoto-san! That sounds like he’s not a stalker after all” said Yui.

    “Of course, Yui-san!” said Sanae.

    “What about your group, Miku-san? How did you formed your own group?” asked Minori.

    “Okay, here is how my group was formed” said Miku as she’s explaining about the formation of her group, the Fire Edelweiss. “When I was in Todoroki Gakuen, Atsuko and I have formed that group as we created our own circle of friends. That’s how the Fire Edelweiss was born. Eiichi Murakami, Atsuko Tachibana, Miori Itō and Shun Akimoto have been one of my first friends when I was in Todoroki Gakuen Middle School. Then, we were able to expand our group not only in Todoroki Gakuen, but to my new school, Hasekura High School. Ayako Hishida would be my first friend in Hasekura, despite she’s not born in Nagoya. She was born in Tamagawa.”

    “Well, that’s a nice group you have made for your friends, Miku-san. I think that you have been compassionate with your pure heart, just you have to make them friendly” said Yui.

    “Yes, I am, Yui-san. My family is composed of my parents and my older brother Michitaka, a first year college student. On the other hand, my cousin Keisuke is a first year high school student and he’s playing basketball just like Subaru did” said Miku.

    “When I met Keisuke-kun, he’s playing like he was on fire, Yui-san!” said Ayako Hishida.

    “Yeah, Ayako-san! He had some talents on his own when he’s stepping to the court” said Yui.

    “A lot of your friends recognized your cousin, Miku-san! That guy is a scoring machine” said Minori.

    “Yeah, that’s true, girls. He’s known as the Fissure King for his inside shots like he’s about to posterize his opponents through his bruising strength” said Miku.

    “I’m sure that you’ll be able to make him proud for his basketball career to be on a high note when he reaches his peak of his high school career” said Moka.

    “Yeah, Moka-san! He’s ready to play hard energetically” said Miku.

    “I agree!” said Moka.

    “When are you going to return home to Nagoya?” asked Natsuki.

    “On Tuesday, alongside my groupmates from the Music Girls as well as the Bravehearts” said Miku.

    “Well, that sounds like you’re going on vacation, Miku-san. I would be expecting to see what you are going to do to spend your vacation in your home” said Mashiro.

    “I guess so, Mashiro-san. It’s a group vacation during the observation of the Golden Week where we will meet the members of the Bravehearts of Nagoya where some of my friends have been part of it” said Miku.

    “That’s awesome, Miku-san! I believe that you finally have a fanbase for your own career” said Natsuki.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Natsuki-san. The Todoroki Gakuen Middle and High School have been my true fanbase of mine because they loved my voice and they always wanted to follow me all the time. One day, I want to become a voice actress just like my cousins did” said Miku.

    “That’s a nice ambition for you to do, Miku-san. You should earn yourself to make your goals up high if you will be able to know the lines of the characters from the anime” said Yui.

    “Well, I guess I’ll try if I would, Yui-san, but I’ll watch out if I’ll be able to” said Miku.

    “Okay, Miku-san! Just make sure that you’ll need it if you want to become a voice actress soon” said Yui.

    “Yes, I will!” said Miku.

    “So, how many members in your group, Ayako-san?” asked Moka.

    “I think that it was about 45 members in the group, most of them are coming from Todoroki Gakuen and Hasekura” said Ayako.

    “I believe that you have a great number of members out here, Moka-san! I’m sure that your group had been growing its teamwork and cooperation just to make sure that your group is united” said Moka.

    “Yes, it is, Moka-san. My group had been united every time we want to make our friends happy and I’m feeling gratified that I have been the leader of my dear group” said Ayako.

    “As for us, we’re very ambitious to become leaders in sectoral groups, but we want to make sure that we will be ready to watch out for more things to come” said Shun Akimoto.

    “It will be our great time to make our bonds growing for better future in our group. That’s why it’s our way of being compassionate and determined to make our bonds connected with each other” said Atsuko Tachibana.

    “When it comes to our ambitions, we want to be more focused on making the community happy with their passionate ways and unending desires” said Atsushi Ogura.

    “It’s even to say that we’re working together to bring passionate ways and unending desires to the community, especially to our hometown in Nagoya” said Chiwa Katsura.

    “Yeah!” said Ayako, Shun, Atsuko and Atsushi.

    “Then, I hope that you’ll be able to prosper them to be passionate and courageous with the ambitious you have. My friends will be supporting you in no time to make it easy” said Moka.

    “We’re delighted to support your goals, Ayako-san and the team, and hopefully, we’ll make your group more compassionate and more generous” said Natsuki.

    “You got it!” said Ayako, Shun, Atsuko, Atsushi and Chiwa.

    Akane Yamakawa talks to Shupe while drinking her iced cold lemonade. “Shupe-san.”

    “Yes, what is it, Akane-san?” asked Shupe.

    “I would be wondering if who will be taking care of this place once you, Miku and Kotoko will go to Nagoya” said Akane.

    “Well, I might be thinking about you and Mikoto Tsuhako will take care of this place while I’m gone” said Shupe.

    “Taking care of this place? Well, that would be glad to, Shupe-san. Actually, I had a better idea” said Akane.

    “Really? What is it?” asked Shupe.

    “I would be thinking about Moritaka Uejō and Nako Kaneshiro going to our home for a few days while you, Miku-san and Kotoko-san are in Nagoya for two days. I believe that they’ll be here to stay for a few days before they’ll be back home to Naha for their class on Monday” said Akane.

    “Ah, I guess that idea of yours would be a great idea to make my friends from Naha going to see the view while I’m gone. Right, team?” said Shupe.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Southern Winds of Hasekura and Haneda.

    “I believe that we will be pulling a reunion of our class from last year and I’m sure that it would be a great pleasure to make the reunion something intriguing and fantastic” said Mikoto.

    “You’re right, Mikoto-san! I would be glad to have a little reunion out there in our home, but they’re also be there to watch the Blue Wind Cup at the Recreational Center where the invited teams will compete in a tournament that will make the participants warming up for the upcoming Interhigh prefectural tournaments starting next month” said Akane.

    “I’m sure that we will be ready to see our friends from Naha to be with us while Shupe is in vacation. Maybe, we can play badminton or basketball at night” said Naruhisa Ōshiro.

    “Or better yet, we can play volleyball at the other side of the sports gym” said Sayumi Hiraka.

    “Yeah, those good ideas are making me motivate! I’ll make sure that when they’re here, they’ll be glad to have their visit would be beautiful and comfortable” said Akane.

    “Yeah, we agree!” said Narushisa and Sayumi.

    “I think that we want to have fun with you guys too!” said Yui.

    “Well, I’ll be your guests to come to our home, Yui-san! But you see, without Shupe and Miku, you might have to wait until the weekends where most of our residents can have fun, hanging outside, however, you can come our home if you want to” said Aoi.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natuski, Mashiro and Minori.

    “I’m feeling good with my stomach now, Shupe-san. My energy is getting recharged, thanks to your dishes” said Sanae.

    “Me too! I’m good that I’ll be playing with my own power for tomorrow’s game” said Kōjirō.

    “You bet, Sanae-san and Kōjirō-kun! That’s why this Okinawa Cuisine Hour will make you motivate to see the wonders of the Okinawan cuisine to taste a different flavor of the dishes we made. Right, Miku-san?” said Shupe.

    “You got it, Shupe-san! I’m glad that you have your energies ready to restore for your next games tomorrow, Sanae-san and Kōjirō-kun! Just keep up the good work and you’ll end up being champions in the tournament” said Miku.

    “Okay, Miku-san, we got it!” said Sanae and Kōjirō.

    “It looks like we have another successful day of this Okinawa Cuisine Hour, Shupe-san. I believe that the fishes we bought earlier were served very well” said Akane.

    “Ah, yeah, Akane-san. It’s great that we have a lot of visitors to eat my hometown’s local dishes, so that they’ll like it without losing their energies” said Shupe.

    “That’s right, Shupe-san. I agree!” said Akane.

    Yui would stand up, followed by her friends, before saying to Shupe. “I guess that we should go now. It’s already 5:15 in the afternoon. I believe that we broke our rule of going back home at 5 in the afternoon.”

    “Oh, that’s okay, Yui-san. No worries about breaking a rule” said Shupe.

    “We’re fine with that mistake, but of course, we need to go home before it gets dark” said Yui.

    “Okay, then. I’ll be glad that you’ll have a safe home when you go out of this place” said Shupe.

    “You got it, Shupe-san!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    Later, the participants of the badminton tournament would leave the Lavender Airlite Residence as they’re about to head back to their homes. On the other hand, Yui and her friends would meet with Shupe and Miku.

    “Hopefully, we’ll meet again soon, Shupe-san. It’s nice that we meet each other for the first time. I’m sure that we’ll going back to meet you and your friends again” said Yui.

    “Of course, Yui-san! I’ll be glad to chat with us if you want. I’ll make sure that when you’re going to have time to visit our home, then give us the call” said Shupe.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori before they’ll leave the gate of the Lavender Airlite Residence. They wave their hands goodbye to Shupe and Miyu.

    “Thanks for the food again, Shupe-san! It was very delicious!” said Moka.

    “It was the best dinner I have ever ate!” said Natsuki.

    “We hope that we will eat your dishes again!” said Mashiro.

    “Hopefully, we’ll be watching out for more dishes you’ll make, Shupe-san!” said Minori.

    “We hope that you’ll make those dishes again when we come back, Shupe-san!” said Yui.

    “Okay, I will! Don’t forget that if you want to visit our home anytime you want, then give me a call!” said Shupe.

    “You got it, Shupe-san!” said Yui. “We’ll see you next time! Bye, Shupe-san! Bye, Miku-san!”

    “Bye, Shupe-san! Bye, Miku-san” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “Bye, Yui-san! Bye, everyone! We’ll see you next time!” said Shupe and Miku.

    “Okay!” said Yui, Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori. The Okinawa Cuisine Hour had been a great and successful activity because of the guests were able to taste the wonders of the Okinawan cuisine. It was also a coincidence that Yui and her friends have impressed Shupe’s way of cooking dishes, which hopefully they might gonna have to cook one of those very soon. Hopefully, Yui and her friends will meet Shupe again if they want to meet with her friends at the Lavender Airlite Residence, so that they’ll develop their friendship between them and Shupe.

    As Yui and her friends are now gone back home to Tachibana, Shupe and Miku would talk with each other.

    “Anyway, Miku-san, we should be going to the Misawa Resort Hotel at 7:00 in the evening to celebrate our groupmate Sarasa’s birthday!” said Shupe.

    “Yeah! I can’t wait to see what’s going on for her birthday party, Shupe-san! It gives me some thrills to make me happy!” said Miku.

    “Yeah, me too! But you know what, we should be ready for that party, Miku-san!” said Shupe.

    “You got it!” said Miku, who is smiling on her face and winking on her left eye.

    Meanwhile, in Tachikawa, Yui and her friends are now finally back home at their house with one room. Yui would open the door through the slide door.

    “We’re back home, girls!” said Yui.

    “Yeah!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori.

    “I believe that we should go to our room and watch some drama shows on television. What do you say?” said Yui.

    “Sure!” said Moka.

    “We like drama shows!” said Natsuki and Minori.

    “I would be glad to, Yui-san!” said Mashiro.

    “Then, let’s go to my room, girls!” said Yui.

    “Okay!” said Moka, Natsuki, Mashiro and Minori as Yui and her friends would go to their own room to watch some drama shows on television.

    Yui winks on her left face while a smile before she closes the door shut. “I’ll see you next time, everyone!”

    UP NEXT: Interlude 30: “The Best Buddies in Toshihiro’s House”

    This interlude gave me the liberty to make the Fuchsia and Celadon Week spiced up with Japanese cuisine and it made this as a cultural reference to the Okinawan cuisine. I really want to make this interlude something more special by making a cameo appearance of the characters from the anime One Room. It fits this interlude to make it harmonious and comfortable for the present characters in this interlude and this is one of the things that I want to have the culture of Japan being related to it. I will be planning on making another cameo appearance for the characters of One Room very soon. For the next update, we’ll be taking you to the Kanzaki Residence where Toshihiro Kanzaki would be met by his best friend and his former teammate from the Kasuragi Elementary School, Yasushi Shionji. I’ll see you on September 11 (Wednesday) for the next update!

  4. #484
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Tonight’s update is going to be dedicated to Ai Kayano, whose birthday will be on September 13 (Friday). Born in Tokyo, Ai is the voice actress of different characters such as Tae Mishōji (Ro-Kyu-Bu!), Misaki Sasasaki (Strike the Blood), Mashiro Shiina (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo/The Pet Girl of Sakuraou), Saori Takabe (Girl und Panzer), Shiro (No Game No Life), Rin Toyama (NEW GAME!), Kirika Akatsuki (Symphogear), Alice Zuberg (Sword Art Online) and Mocha (Gochuumon Wa Usagi Desu Ka?/Is the Order a Rabbit?). Hopefully, I will watch out for her as she had been progressing her career as she had been in the voice acting industry for nine years. Of course, I don't want to forget her birthday again! Advanced happy birthday Ai! After I have posted the first interlude of this volume, I’ll be posting tonight’s update that also took place during the first day of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. Tonight’s update will be all about best friends as Toshihiro Kanzaki had a visitor in his home. It was his former teammate Yasushi Shionji. What secrets behind the two talented guys when they were teammates in Kasuragi? Then, you'll find out as I'll give you the second interlude of Volume 8! Enjoy reading Interlude 30!

    Toshihiro Kanzaki and his team, the Cerulean Wing, are very busy with their activities they’ll be organizing for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week when Yasushi visited their home at the Kanzaki Residence. When Toshihiro meets Yasushi in his home, it was the first time that both boys have met with each other in the former’s home. Toshihiro Kanzaki and Yasushi Shionji have been friends when they were part of the Dragons of Ōta as members of the New Camellian Dragons. They also became teammates when Yasushi joined the Kasuragi Elementary School boys’ basketball team last year. When Yasushi looks at the progress of the friends of his best friend, he was thrilled that they have been preparing for the activities they will organize for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week. It has been a while that Yasushi looked at someone else’s projects because he didn’t know that Toshihiro was very busy with his group at home. Also, Toshihiro displays the rough sketch of his group’s jersey to be used for the Ikegami Invitationals. Toshihiro says that once he will pick the best design that would be made by his friends, he will send the design of the shirts to FoRM Uniform Apparel, the company that his father worked. While Toshihiro focused on his team’s progress for the upcoming activities, Yasushi wants to start working on the future of his group, the Sagi-ume. Yasushi believes that his circle will be composed of the friends of his group while trying to recruit his relatives and his rivals from different schools. Also, Yasushi will be planning to meet Tokiko Tamaki, a talented basketball player formerly from the Kasuragi Elementary School girls’ basketball team, after the latter had organized her activity for her group. Whenever Toshihiro called Yasushi ‘buddy’, Yasushi feels happy to see his best friend every day. Even Toshihiro left Kasuragi to study in Keishin for middle school, he and Yasushi are still developing their friendship, hoping that one day, they’re going to work together once again as a team when the New Camellian Dragons are on action in the court very soon.

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    INTERLUDE 30: “THE BEST BUDDIES IN TOSHIHIRO’S HOUSE

    Toshihiro Kanzaki and Yasushi Shionji were former teammates in the Kasuragi Elementary School boys’ basketball team where they lead them to a district championship to qualify for the prefectural tournament. Although they aren’t teammates anymore this year due to Toshihiro entering the Keishin Academy, both Toshihiro and Yasushi are still best buddies in their hometown in Yaguchi.

    At the Kanzaki Residence, located a mile away from the Misawa Residence, the members of the Cerulean Wing have their own things to do with the activities for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week. On the other hand, Toshihiro is sketching his team’s uniforms for the upcoming Ikegami Invitationals.

    Cerulean Wing: Toshihiro Kanzaki, Kaori Nishikawa, Yuichi Satō, Shō Kitano, Tetsuo Akita, Nobunaga Shibasaki, Akinobe Koyama, Shizuo Iwase, Hanako Ogawa, Miho Shindō, Kira Watanabe, Shōji Nonomura, Shun Takahashi, Yoshitsugu Ueda and Sayo Oniki

    “What are you doing, young brother?” asked Norihiro Kanzaki, a third year high school student from the Ōmori High School. He is the teammate of Noboru Takeuchi in the Ōmori High School boys’ basketball team.

    “Uh, I’m just drawing the uniforms for the Ikegami Invitationals” said Toshihiro Kanzaki.

    “Well, you made that for last year’s Ikegami Invitationals, young brother. Did you give it to me last year?” said Norihiro.

    “Uh, yeah. I gave it to you last year before the tournament where we made some costs in those uniforms” said Toshihiro.

    “Oh, I remember that now, young brother. I supposed that you’re going to revise that for this year’s competition” said Norihiro.

    “Of course, Norihiro-kun. I had to do something realistic, compared to the real-life basketball teams in the Japanese Basketball League” said Toshihiro.

    “Would you like to see that?” asked Norihiro.

    “Sure, I will, Norihiro-kun!” said Toshihiro as he quickly gives the rough sketch to his older brother.

    Norihiro looks at the rough sketch of the uniforms of the Cerulean Wing before he askes his young brother. “What color are going to use this time?”

    “I think that it will be two colors, cerulean blue and white” said Toshihiro.

    “Aren’t you going to get rid of black?” asked Norihiro.

    “Well, it’s only for the wordmark, Norihiro-kun” said Toshihiro.

    “When you are you expect to give it to the FoRM Uniform Apparel?” asked Norihiro.

    “I think next week, I guess” said Toshihiro.

    “Okay. I don’t know if you’re going to ask them to make those uniforms, but we want that too for our team” said Norihiro.

    “What team are you competing, Norihiro-kun?” asked Tsunenori Tomita, the cousin of the Kanzaki brothers and a 19-year-old second year college student.

    “The Cerulean Wing, of course, Tomita-kun! My brother and I have built our team to compete in the Ōta League, so that we’ll try our best to win the tournament for sure!” said Norihiro.

    “Well, you think that the uniforms you made may cost a lot of money, isn’t it?” asked Tsunenori.

    “Of course, why not!” said Norihiro.

    “We’ll make sure that we’ll build our team to make it to the Ōta League Cup by winning the Ikegami Invitationals together!” said Toshihiro.

    “Well, I hope that your uniforms will be released by a day, Toshihiro-kun and Norihiro-kun. I believe that you need that to let the referees escort you to the court” said Tsunenori.

    “Yeah!” said Toshihiro and Norihiro.

    Later, a doorbell has been rung and Toshihiro would go out instantly. “Who is it?” Toshihiro opens the door and the person who rung the doorbell is none other than his former teammate in the Kasuragi Elementary School boys’ basketball team, Yasushi Shionji. “It’s you, buddy!”

    “Yep. Toshihiro, I’m here for a while because I want to see you in your team’s base” said Yasushi.

    “Well, you haven’t met my team, Yasushi-kun?” asked Toshihiro.

    “I… I guess so” said Yasushi.

    “Well, then, I should have been busy for now, but we’re in the middle of rough sketching things I have worked on” said Toshihiro.

    “What is the paper you’re holding?” asked Yasushi.

    “Oh! It’s a rough sketch for the uniforms of my team” said Toshihiro.

    “Wow! That was awesome! Where will you use, Toshihiro-kun?” said Yasushi.

    “For the Ikegami Invitationals. We’ll send this sketch to the FoRM Uniform Apparel to make these shiny uniforms next week, so that we’ll use it for the tournament” said Toshihiro.

    “Wow! That company used to make uniforms for every community groups in our hometown, Toshihiro-kun! I should have made my proposal to make the uniforms for our team, but my friends have made my team’s uniforms instead” said Yasushi.

    “True, buddy. Well, since you’re here for now, you can freely look around to see for yourself” said Toshihiro.

    “Okay!” said Yasushi as he looks around the first floor of the Kanzaki Residence where the members of the Cerulean Wing have been doing some things for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week.

    “Amazing! I can’t believe that your friends have been doing something for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week!” said Yasushi.

    “Yep. There are two activities we’ll be organizing in that event. The first one is the Balloon Fight Craze at the garden of the Misawa Resort Hotel on May 4 (Tuesday) and the other one is the Chrome Art Competition, which will be held on May 5 (Wednesday)” said Toshihiro.

    “Is that your friend, Toshihiro-kun?” asked Yasushi, who is pointing at Kaori Nishikawa, who had been using coloring materials to draw an illustration.

    “That’s the leader of my group Kaori Nishikawa. She’s my friend because she’s good in making illustrations just like her father used to draw manga illustration covers” said Toshihiro.

    “I believe that she’s good in art, Toshihiro-kun. I didn’t expect to see that work!” said Yasushi.

    “Well, you can look at her work, but it’s still working in progress” said Toshihiro.

    “Yes, it was, Toshihiro. I hadn’t done that illustration yet because I’m on the process of coloring the background of the illustration” said Kaori Nishikawa.

    “I believe that you’re doing great with that work, Kaori-san! I hope that you’ll finish it in no time!” said Yasushi.

    “Thanks, Yasushi! I know that you have recognized my friend Toshihiro and I’m glad that you gave a compliment to me. I’m sure that you and Toshihiro are buddies since the two of you were in Kasuragi” said Kaori.

    “Yep!” said Toshihiro and Yasushi.

    “Toshihiro is my best friend because he’s a good and handsome guy. Right, boy?” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, I agree, buddy!” said Toshihiro.

    “So, what are you going to do, Yasushi?” asked Kaori.

    “Well, I have to look around to see your friends and then, I should see the projects that Toshihiro and his group have” said Yasushi.

    “You mean, our group’s works?” asked Kaori.

    “Yeah!” said Yasushi.

    “Okay, I’m fine with that, Yasushi, but since that you’re a special guy, you can do whatever you want in our leader’s home, but don’t break anything” said Kaori.

    “Okay!” said Yasushi.

    “You can go around to see what my other groupmates doing right now” said Kaori.

    “Sure, Kaori!” said Yasushi.

    Yasushi would look at Nobunaga Shibasaki, Akinobe Koyama, Miho Shindo and Shō Kitano, creating the balloons. “Whoa! Look at those balloons!”

    “That’s for the Balloon Fight Craze, buddy. That is where the guests are going to try to pop all balloons with their movements in 60 seconds” said Toshihiro.

    “There are many balloons to be placed in one set. So, they must get rid all balloons before the time runs out” said Norihiro.

    “Ah, I see. How many of them?” said Yasushi.

    “Right now, we have 150 balloons being made and we should get until 1000 balloons to pull all those at the Misawa Resort Hotel” said Miho.

    “It will be a showdown where you need to get rid all balloons in one set in 60 seconds. The player with all balloons being popped out wins the game” said Shō.

    “How many participants will they compete?” asked Yasushi.

    “There will be at least 16 participants to compete at that event. Which means, each participant must pop 20 balloons while he/she is inside the box” said Nobunaga.

    “All they have to do is to pop all balloons with their movements like bumping, jumping, kicking or any sort of tussle moves you get before the time runs out” said Akinobe.

    “Ah, okay! I understand the mechanics, guys. I’m sure that the guests will love your activity” said Yasushi.

    “You got it!” said Nobunaga, Akinobe, Miho and Shō.

    Then, Yasushi looks at Yuichi Satō, Tetsuo Akita, Shizuo Iwase, Hanako Ogawa, Kira Watanabe and Sayo Oniki, who were making the designs for their team’s proposed designs of the uniforms for the Ikegami Invitationals.

    “Are those designs for the uniforms?” asked Yasushi.

    “That’s right. These designs are going to be submitted our leader Toshihiro on the day before we’ll pass it to his father’s company” said Yuichi.

    “The FoRM Uniform Apparel had announced that they’re open for making the uniforms for the upcoming Ikegami Invitationals, which will be held in two weeks” said Shizuo.

    “Which means, while we’re doing the preparations for the activities our group we’ll be organizing, our group will be having a contest in making the best design for the uniforms to be used for the Ikegami Invitationals” said Kira.

    “While Toshihiro will be making the base of the uniforms while everyone will make their own designs. On Friday, Toshihiro will look at our designs and he will announce the best design of the uniforms we’ll be using for the Ikegami Invitationals” said Sayo.

    “So, whoever gets the best design will be placed in the uniform that Toshihiro made?” asked Yasushi.

    “Yep. Toshihiro said that the designs will be depended on the aesthetic performance of every member in our team” said Tetsuo.

    “We’ll try our best to make the best design, so that Toshihiro will pick one of our designs to be placed in the uniforms” said Hanako.

    “Okay, good luck with that, guys! Hopefully, Toshihiro will impress your aesthetic designs once he’ll see your works” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, we will!” said Yuichi, Tetsuo, Shizuo, Hanako, Kira and Sayo.

    “I bet those guys are hoping to have double time to prepare for the events they’ll organize as well as the contest for the best design for your group’s uniform” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, buddy. It seems that our group will be busy to organize the events for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week, which means I may be joining the vacation with my friends in Nagoya” said Toshihiro before asking Yasushi if the latter had to join with the Bravehearts in the Golden Week vacation in Nagoya. “What about you? Will you be going on vacation with them?”

    “Exactly, Toshihiro-kun. Since my group had been part of the Bravehearts, I hope that I see some talented players, especially to Jun’s cousin Kira Ōgaki” said Yasushi.

    “Is she pretty or cute?” asked Yoshitsugu Ueda.

    “Oh, I never seen her yet, but that’s why I’m going on vacation with my friends in Nagoya for two days to meet with Kira and her team” said Yasushi.

    “Okay, I understand, but good luck for that” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Thanks, Yoshitsugu!” said Yasushi.

    “Now, you said that you want to see my group’s works from last year because you didn’t know about my secret stuff” said Toshihiro.

    “Of course not, Toshihiro-kun! I didn’t know that you have some business with your friends out there” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, that’s true, buddy” said Toshihiro.

    “Why did you call me ‘buddy’?” asked Yasushi.

    “Because I’m your best friend, right?” asked Toshihiro.

    “Oh, I see! I get it now. You always repeated that word, which irritates me, but I’m fine with that” said Yasushi.

    “Okay, then I guess that I can call your first name if alternative” said Toshihiro.

    “Sure, Toshihiro-kun” said Yasushi.

    “Now, let’s go to my room” said Toshihiro.

    “Okay!” said Yasushi.

    Toshihiro and Yasushi would walk upstairs to the second floor where the former’s room was located.

    Toshihiro shows his room as he opens the door for Yasushi to see it. “Welcome to my humble abode, my room.”

    Yasushi looks inside the room of Toshihiro as he’s surprised to look at the latter’s collection of rough sketches and coloring materials. “Amazing! That room is full of creativity, Toshihiro-kun!”

    “Yes, buddy, that’s where my emporium of creativity has been made by yours truly. I wanted to be a great uniform designer for schools and clubs because it is my passion to make uniforms of them with their aesthetic of my own. It is great that my father had joined FoRM to work with the office of public relations, but I want to be part of that too. Also, I even want to communicate with everybody who had wanted to have their uniforms to be made” said Toshihiro.

    “Ah, I see about your dream in a big uniform apparel company, Toshihiro-kun. I really like that one. Anyway, what is FoRM?” said Yasushi.

    “It is a large company owned by Maho’s father Fūga Misawa. He’s very rich because he had a lot of investments he got. He had six children including Maho. Maho is currently a first year middle school student in the Keishin Academy and she’s my classmate too” said Toshihiro.

    “Wow! That’s awesome, Toshihiro-kun! I never expect to see one of the young girls in the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team being close to you” said Yasushi.

    “Yep. Now that my team and Maho’s team, Team Blue and Yellow, will be competing at the Ikegami Invitationals this year, I don’t want to repeat that loss to Ichirō Fujio and the Sunburst Co. in the final” said Toshihiro.

    “Well, then, you and your team should energize yourselves to make sure that you’ll be ready for that competition. It will be different to see some of the teams competing in that area. I believe that this contest will be more different than the Ōmori Invitationals” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, I agree with that, buddy. Speaking of which, I really think that you are looking at the designs I made for my team last year” said Toshihiro.

    “Oh, excuse me. I just look at your team’s design from last year. I didn’t think that you have the thunderbolt lines in those uniforms” said Yasushi.

    “Yep. That was last year. We tried to make it realistic, compared to the other teams that competed in the Ikegami Invitationals and yeah, it was nice to have that one. I’m the designer of those uniforms during the Ikegami Invitationals as well as the Ōta League Cup” said Toshihiro.

    “So, what did you end up in the Ōta League Cup?” asked Yasushi.

    “We lost in the first round to the Young Haginakas in a close game. Although we were good in our first year, we’re ready to make it this time if we’re going to make it to the semifinals” said Toshihiro.

    “I hope that you’ll win the tournament, so that your team will make it to the Ōta League Cup. My team tried to make it, but we just fell short” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, buddy. I really want to make my team again to the Cup if we’re getting stronger this time” said Toshihiro.

    “I’m sure that you’re going to make it, Toshihiro-kun. You need your energy to pump it up” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah” said Toshihiro.

    “By the way, I don’t know what the name of your father is” said Yasushi.

    “He is Tsuyoshi Kanzaki. He is three years younger than Maho’s father, but he’s older that his colleagues in his working place” said Toshihiro.

    “Is he a basketball player?” asked Yasushi.

    “No, he’s not. Me and my older brother Norihiro have been playing basketball while my other brother Katsuhisa had played soccer in Tokyo Jitsugyo High School” said Toshihiro.

    “How old is Katsuhisa?” asked Yasushi.

    “He is just 15 years old and he’s a first year high schooler after he graduated from the Ishikawadai Middle School” said Toshihiro.

    “I see. Well, that’s nice for him. I believe that you have a lot of dreams you came up when you’re a kid. As for me, I had it too” said Yasushi.

    “You have that too?” asked Toshihiro.

    “Yeah, Toshihiro-kun. I had been staying in Tokyo since was I born there. My father was a good basketball player, playing in the regional and national leagues for 16 years. He’s now the Director of Scouting Division for the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. On the other hand, my uncle Yasuhiro was also a good basketball player before he was involved with the Kasuragi Elementary School Teachers’ Association” said Yasushi.

    “Wow! That guy used to be our Science teacher, buddy! Man, I can’t believe that he recognized us” said Toshihiro.

    “You said it. It was great that I had followed their dreams because the Shionji family had been prospered in sports, not just basketball, but also in different sports such as badminton, volleyball and soccer” said Yasushi.

    “Do you have any relatives lived in your home?” asked Toshihiro.

    “I lived in Kamata with my family and cousins from my paternal side. My cousin Hisayo Shionji, who is a third grader from the Shinjuku Elementary School, is my neighbor from the right side of my home” said Yasushi.

    “That girl was still young, buddy. I even expect to see one of your family members from your father’s side have been seeing you often” said Toshihiro.

    “Yes, of course! A lot of my cousins have lived in both Kamata and Yaguchi while the others have lived in Tachikawa, a place away from my home. That’s where most of my cousins from my maternal side lived there” said Yasushi.

    “Oh! That’s very nice, buddy! Can I go to that town?” said Toshihiro.

    “Well, you can go to that area if you want to, Toshihiro. I can send an invitation from my cousin Takayuki Tsujimura if you want to go to their home. He’s currently working in the flower garden alongside his family” said Yasushi.

    “Okay, buddy. I will think about it for a while, but I’m sure that they’ll treat me just like you” said Toshihiro.

    “Yeah!” said Yasushi.

    “I heard that you have three siblings within your family, Yasushi. It seems that they’re close to you” said Toshihiro.

    “Of course, Toshihiro-kun. They were Yūta, Yuka and Yūmi. Yūta is a fourth grader, Yuka is a second grader and Yūmi is currently taking care in the day care center since she is the youngest of the four. By the way, Yūmi is just five years old and her birthday will be in two weeks, which is on May 13” said Yasushi.

    “Wow! That little girl was so cute! I can’t wait to meet him, Yasushi!” said Toshihiro.

    “Yeah, Toshihiro-kun. Hey, you said my name twice instead of saying buddy” said Yasushi.

    “Well, you got it right, Yasushi! I’m calling both your name and the other one which is buddy, so that you’ll be happy that I called you” said Toshihiro.

    “Yep. That’s true, Toshihiro-kun” said Yasushi.

    “So, what are you expecting for your future, Yasushi?” asked Toshihiro.

    “I believe that I want to expand my own group by creating my own circle of friends including those from Shimako’s and Hinata’s” said Yasushi.

    “Quite a good and awesome idea, buddy. I mean, you’re planning on bringing your rivals into your group” said Toshihiro.

    “I guess so. I mean, there are four guys I have recognized them last year. You know them too, Toshihiro-kun” said Toshihiro.

    “Oh, yeah! They were Keiya Kiyomoto from Haneda, Yūsuke Kurokawa from Chidori, Shūto Ushijima (cousin of former ace of Kasuragi Tokiko Tamaki) from Umeda and Keita Makio from Ōmori Daisan” said Yasushi.

    “Are they on the same level as us?” asked Toshihiro.

    “Yep. They were very great players when we competed against them. Although that we didn’t able to win the tournament last year, we still have our luck in our separate paths though” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah, I agree, buddy. Oh, by the way, Tokiko Tamaki said that she’s going to visit the Misawa Resort Hotel for her group’s activity known as the Purple Gingkos’ Magic Show. She said that she’s looking forward to meeting with Tomoka about the future of her group” said Toshihiro.

    “Oh, goody, Toshihiro-kun. I can’t wait to see her after the show, probably by 7:30 in the evening” said Yasushi.

    “You bet, Yasushi! I think that we will meet her because she’s going to talk about something important” said Toshihiro.

    “About what?” asked Yasushi.

    “Of course, she had some plans for her group, the Purple Gingkos. I’m sure that she had joined the Pink and Plum as an associate member since she was born in Magome, but she felt like she wanted to make a partnership with us after we left Kasuragi” said Toshihiro.

    “Well, that would be nice to see that, Toshihiro-kun, but we’ll see if Tokiko will say something about her future” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah” said Toshihiro. Then, he asks a question to Yasushi about the latter’s future after his elementary school years will about to end. “Yasushi, I don’t know what school you are going to enroll next year. Maybe, you might be enrolling in Kasuragi Middle School or Ōmori Daisan Middle School.”

    “Well, I don’t know if I’m going to aim at those schools, but Morisama Middle School was one of the middle schools that developed their basketball programs recently due to the acquisition of non-Tokyoites coming from both central and western Japan. I’m also thinking about going to Iriarai Middle School” said Yasushi.

    “Oh, that’s where Tsubasa Sugimoto studied there. I might be thinking about following her older brother Kōsuke, who is a third year middle school student” said Toshihiro.

    “I recognized him, Toshihiro-kun, while I was meeting with Tsubasa at her home last year, but he’s modest when he expresses his words of wisdom” said Yasushi.

    “You’re right, Yasushi. That man had been potential with his skills are stupendous” said Toshihiro. Yasushi nods his head without saying it before Toshihiro continues to talk with him. “So, what school are you going to going to?”

    “Well, it’s not my time to decide it yet, Toshihiro-kun. I’ll be deciding on this when it reaches next year. I’ll let you know soon” said Yasushi.

    “Okay. I’m feeling you, buddy. Just make sure that you’ll be stronger this year” said Toshihiro.

    “You got it!” said Yasushi. “Hey, if I remember correctly earlier, you had a design for the new uniforms you will make for the Ikegami Invitationals.”

    “Oh, yeah. I guess that I’m still holding this just to compete the last year” said Toshihiro as he places the current design to the last year’s design where the current design will probably going to use the thundered-lines on both sides, compared to last year, which the thunderbolts are placed in the middle of the shirt. “See, this is how it looks when my team will wear this.”

    “Oh, that’s so cool! I think that you had an idea on improving those uniforms when you’re going to wear it during the Ikegami Invitationals” said Yasushi.

    “True, buddy. Now, I must wait until next week to see which design that I’m going to use for this year’s Ikegami Invitationals. My groupmates are currently making their designs, but they should submit those designs next week” said Toshihiro.

    “Is the FoRM Uniform Apparel opened during weekends?” asked Yasushi.

    “Yeah, it opened at 10:00 until 21:00 on Saturdays while 10:00 until 20:00 on Sundays” said Toshihiro.

    “I’m sure that you’re look at your friends’ designs to see who the best design is, so that you’ll design it for your company to make those” said Yasushi.

    “Well, I believe that my friends will make some aesthetic designs to put on and then, I’m going to see if those designs would fit to my prototype design of the uniform. After that, I’ll go to the FoRM Uniform Apparel to make my team’s uniforms. Hopefully, it will be released on the next day if I will make it” said Toshihiro.

    “Then, how about this? You should look at the designs earlier than next week, so that you’ll have time to make the final version of the uniform you’re going to make. That way, you’ll be able to give it to the salesman of the apparel store next week” said Yasushi.

    “I agree with your idea, Yasushi. Thank you for your suggestion. You’re good in making answers to solve my problems” said Toshihiro.

    “You’re welcome” said Yasushi.

    A few minutes later, Toshihiro and Yasushi would go downstairs to go to the living room where the members of the Cerulean Wing have finished their works for the activities they’ll organize during the Fuchsia and Celadon Week.

    “Everyone. I have an announcement to make. I’m going to submit your designs on Thursday, so that I’ll make the final version of the uniforms I’ll be making for the Ikegami Invitationals” said Toshihiro.

    “Well, that’s a good announce you got, Toshihiro. What are you going to do with the best design?” said Shō.

    “I’m going to make the uniform designs with the best designs and then, I’m going to let you know if you’ll like it or not” said Toshihiro.

    “I think that the thundered-lines are going to be more shocking and more fantastic to wear” said Tatsuo.

    “Just like how you designed for last year” said Yuichi.

    “Yep!” said Toshihiro.

    “What about the training for the Ikegami Invitationals?” asked Shizuo.

    “Oh, yeah. I forgot about that. Now, I must inform everyone that we’ll have the training starting on Wednesday. We’ll only have 5 training days to work on our plays to use for the tournament and probably, we’ll have a super intense training with Maho and Natsuhi alongside Team Blue and Yellow on May 12 (Wednesday)” said Toshihiro.

    “I’m sure that we’re ready for the training, Toshihiro-san! I’m very hyped for the upcoming tournament!” said Hanako.

    “Yeah!” said Toshihiro.

    “It’s going to be more intense to make our energies powering up because we’ll have to face different opponents before we’ll be making it to the finals. So, hopefully, we’ll get the double championship by the end of the day” said Kaori.

    “That’s right, Kaori. That’s our goal and we should be more focused on our plays just like what we did last year. This time, this will bring shockwaves to improve our strategy after what my teammates and I have done last year in the district tournament” said Toshihiro.

    “If I remember correctly, you have a rivalry with Ichirō Fujio” said Nobunaga.

    “You’re confident that you are his new teammate in Keishin, but I’m hoping that you won’t get into hassle things before the tournament” said Shizuo.

    “Yep. I’m not going to lose to him in the tournament because I’m going to make sure that he will be shocked when I’m going to use my special move to him” said Toshihiro.

    “Then, go for it, Toshihiro!” said Shōji.

    “Yeah! Just nail and dazzle him with that Bluesneak Ignition!” said Shun.

    “You have that move because you’re the Boy Wonder with His Cerulean Hair” said Kira.

    “Yeah!” said Toshihiro with his smile on his face while winking his right eye. “Also, you must thank my guest, Yasushi. He’s very handsome when I met him in Kasuragi. Now that he’s going to lead the Kasuragi Elementary School boys’ basketball team, we should support him to win the district tournament this winter.”

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Cerulean Wing.

    “Now, are you done with your jobs for today?” asked Toshihiro.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Cerulean Wing.

    “Good. Because we should go out later for Sarasa’s birthday party at the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel. Hopefully, we’ll see what’s going on that party with new friends coming to see us” said Toshihiro.

    “And we’ll make sure that we’ll make friends with them! At least, we don’t know about her friends, but we’ll have to make that party really interesting for her to be happy” said Yasushi.

    “Yeah!” said Toshihiro and the members of the Cerulean Wing.

    “So, what we should do before we’ll leave for the party?” asked Toshihiro.

    “How about we’ll play soccer? Everyone will try their best to show their moves, trying to get the ball kicked to the center of a goal line” said Kaori.

    “Good idea, Kaori-san! I’m really glad that you found something interesting for another hobby” said Toshihiro.

    “Yeah, Toshihiro-san!” said Kaori.

    “I think that I’ll play that sport!” said Katsuhisa Kanzaki, the brother of Toshihiro and Norihiro Kanzaki.

    “Yeah, me too!’ said Norihiro.

    “I think that I’ll join too!” said Tsunenori Tomita.

    “Then, let’s go outside and play soccer!” said Toshihiro.

    “Yeah!” said Norihiro, Tsunenori, Yasushi and the members of the Cerulean Wing as they’re going out to play soccer in a mini-soccer field, located outside of the Kanzaki Residence. As best friends since they stayed together in Kasuragi last year, Toshihiro and Yasushi are determined to have their future being brighter as expected. Hopefully, they’ll continue to make their friendship grower as they’re ready to face new challenges this year in their separate schools, Keishin Academy and Kasuragi Elementary School.

    When a friendly soccer match begins with two teams of five players battling with each other in the center of the field, Toshihiro and Yasushi face each other as Toshihiro is kicking the ball while Yasushi catches up.

    “You’re not gonna score, Toshihiro!” said Yasushi.

    “Well, you won’t stop me with your speed, buddy!” said Toshihiro.

    “I’m going to catch you!” said Yasushi.

    “No, you aren’t!” said Toshihiro. Toshihiro and Yasushi continue to battle with each other while the members of the Cerulean Wing are glad that both Toshihiro and Yasushi are happy to play with each other.

    “Come on, Toshihiro!” said Akinobu.

    “You can do it!” said Miho.

    “Go for the goal!” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Yeah, prove to your buddy that you’re the Boy Wonder!” said Sayo.

    “I’ll show you who the Boy Wonder is!” said Toshihiro as he kicks the ball to the center of the goal line over Tsunenori while the members of the Cerulean Wing are cheering for Toshihiro.

    Yasushi was delighted to see his best friend scoring the goal in a soccer match. “You’re my best friend, Toshihiro-kun. You can call me ‘buddy’ any time you want.”

    “Yeah, you got it, Yasushi!” said Toshihiro.

    UP NEXT: Chapter 138: “Rise Together, Rainbow Angels! (Part 3)”

    As you all know, when Toshihiro and Yasushi were teammates in the Kasuragi Elementary School boys’ basketball team, they led to a fourth round finish in last year’s elementary school boys’ basketball district tournament where they lost to Chidori Elementary School. When they were separated from each other due to Toshihiro enrolling in the Keishin Academy for middle school, Toshihiro and Yasushi would still be best friends because they have created their bond of friendship that was started when they were part of the Dragons of Ōta as members of the New Camellian Dragons. Hopefully, their future will be set for both buddies once they’re going to continue their basketball careers separately. The next update will bring back to the Misawa Resort Hotel as the Rainbow Angels are hoping to sweep their groups, so that they’ll enter to the knockout tournament as the top seed of their groups. Aside from that, Kazuhiro Hatakenaka will finally make his appearance in the series! Yes, it is! I have planned on making a future chapter that featured him, but now, it’s about to happen. So, hopefully, you’re going to witness the first appearance of Kazuhiro Hatakenaka in the series on September 15 (Sunday)! I’ll see you there for a big and surprising update of Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts!

  5. #485
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    On Tuesday, September 17 (Tuesday) is the birthday of three voice actors, Yuiko Tatsumi (Osaka), Minako Kotobuki (Kobe, Hyōgo) and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Hokkaido). Yuiko Tatsumi is the voice actress of Mayumi Odaka and Nobue Okuda (both from Ro-Kyu-Bu!), Minako Kotobuki is the voice actress of Natsuhi Takenaka (Ro-Kyu-Bu!) and Mitsuko Kongou (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun) and a member of the four-girl group Sphere (composed of herself, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu and Aki Toyosaki), and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is the voice actor of Kazunari Uehara (Ro-Kyu-Bu!), Masamune Izumi (Eromanga Sensei), Yū Mononobe (Unlimited Fafnir), Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword Art Online), Sorata Kanda (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo/The Pet Girl of Sakuraou), Shinji Kanemaru (Ace of Diamond), Sora and Riku (No Game No Life), Arata Kasuga (Trinity Seven) and Fūtarō Uesugi (Gotobun no Hanayome/The Quintessential Quintuplets). They have great success in their voice acting careers since they were together as members of the cast of Ro-Kyu-Bu! and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS and that’s why tonight’s update is going to be dedicated to the three birthday celebrants. Advanced happy birthday, Yuiko, Minako and Yoshitsugu! Now, let’s move on to tonight’s update!

    After two interludes being posted last week, I will be posting a new update, which continues the campaign of the Rainbow Angels at the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. After winning two straight games in a row, the Rainbow Angels will take on the Black Tigers of Kamata (boys' team) and the Radiant Fuchsia (girls' team) in a chance to sweep their groups to solidify its top seed in their groups. Aside from those thrilling games, this will be the first major appearance of Kazuhiro Hatakenaka. After he was mentioned by the Bravehearts and the Music Girls, Kazuhiro will finally appear for the first time in the series as he is considered a legitimate star player that propelled his basketball career early. Kazuhiro is one of the proteges being mentored by Subaru’s father, Ginga Hasegawa. Now, if you’re ready to witness the events happened on that day before the sun sets, then, here comes the third part of ‘Rise Together, Rainbow Angels!’ Enjoy reading Chapter 138!

    The pink illuminating auras won’t die out as the Rainbow Angels are hopefully going to eye a sweep in their groups, so that they’ll become the top of their groups. For the boys, they’ll battle against the Black Tigers of Kamata and for the girls, they’ll take on the Radiant Fuchsia, led by a newcomer of the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team, Sayaka Ashihara. Led by Ryūta Chiba, the Black Tigers of Kamata are considered the best team in Kamata where they have natural shooters that can bring the crafty defense on their opponents. On the other hand, after joining the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team, Sayaka will be leading the Radiant Fuchsia, hoping to show her terrific and dazzling moves against her allies such as Tomoka and Mimi. As for the teams that represented the Bravehearts, teams like the Homewrecking Dragons, the Azure Wind, the Temperate Celadon and the Prestigious Wind Ōta have been dazzling their way to score while picking their wins and advance to the knockout tournament. Meanwhile, while the young players of the Azure Wind are competing for the tournament, Kana and her friends would watch a streetball tournament that was held in Katsushika. Kana would be met by a phenomenal guy named Kazuhiro Hatakenaka, the guy who defeated Ryuuichi Suga in the quarterfinals of the Middle School Boys’ Basketball National Championship two years ago. Kana recognized Kazuhiro for the first time since the former and her friends have watched the match between Kashii Gakuen and Shizuno, Ryuuichi’s team, which means the Kana had been a fan of Kazuhiro due to the latter’s dazzling performance in the court. It’s great to say that Kazuhiro had been a prominent athlete because of his great potential and strong willpower that can dominate the game with his teammates. Kana and her friends try to convince Kazuhiro if he can come with them at the Misawa Resort Hotel, but Kazuhiro declines because he and his friends are still watching the tournament, even they were eliminated in the quarterfinals. However, Kazuhiro changes his mind later as he gladly accepts Kana’s offer to be with him for a while. But in order to do that, they must walk around the park while the tournament is ongoing. It’s going to be a big coincidental day for the Bravehearts, which will possibly going to have a fateful encounter between Subaru and Kazuhiro if Kazuhiro will come home after hanging out with his fans such as Kana and her friends.

    [OPENING: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS OP: 「Get goal! 」 by RO-KYU-BU!]

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 138: “RISE TOGETHER, RAINBOW ANGELS! (PART 3)

    With two matches being wins, the Rainbow Angels are hopefully going to sweep Group A in the elimination round of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. The third and final set of matches are much grueling and challenging as the groups that represented the Bravehearts are hopefully going to win their matches, so that everyone will make it to the knockout tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    Subaru starts the narration of the introduction of the chapter. “With our allies are here to show their pride, courage and willpower, we’ll have to make that all of us will make it to the knockout tournament.”

    Tomoka would be the next person to narrate the introduction of the chapter. “Everyone knows that the Bravehearts will have purified hearts and endless willpower to show up and that’s why this is our time to go dazzle and groove.”

    Aoi would be the next person to narrate the introduction of the chapter. “There’s no turning backs now because the blue sky is about to turn into a nightly scene with the third and final set of matches are about to begin.”

    Kazunari is the next person to narrate the introduction of the chapter as he’s reiterating about what Aoi said. “That’s right, Aoi-san. The third and final set of matches will be the fate of all teams competing in the elimination round and hopefully, all of us will make it to the knockout round.”

    Mimi would follow up the introduction as she narrates what Kazunari said. “There are rivalries coming around in the tournament as well as most of our allies are hoping to unleash their power. For us, we might be ready to groove.”

    Jirō would narrate the next part of the introduction of the chapter. “Right after this, we will go to the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel to celebrate the birthday of Sarasa Ryuō. She’ll be waiting for us later tonight with her guests are coming in to enjoy.”

    Jun would finish narrating the introduction of the chapter as the scene changes to the Outdoor Basketball Court #6. “If we’re ready to groove together, let’s bring our third and final win in the elimination round and make ourselves proud!”

    Subaru, Aoi, Kazunari, Tomoka, Mimi, Jirō and the rest of the members of the Rainbow Angels shout together with their pride, courage and willpower. “Yeaaah!”

    In the Basketball Court #6, the Prestigious Wind Ōta battles against Violet Roses Rokugō for the girls’ division in Group F. In the closing seconds, Ayako Nakajima battles against Ayana Kuroki, a student from the Nishina Elementary School. Ayako shows her moves by doing the spin move on Ayana before passing the ball to Momo Hanazono, who would shoot the ball with the layup.

    “Great job, Momo! You’re doing great!” said Fujiko Miyazawa, a member of the Prestigious Wind Ōta.

    “Keep it up, girls! We still have more runs to do!” said Rina Sugaya.

    “Okay!” said Ayako Nakajima (shooting guard), Momo Hanazono (small forward), Itsuki Shimomura (point guard), Ayane Murayama (power forward) and Satsuki Kishino (center).

    Then, Ayane shoots the ball with the hook shot while Satsuki Kishino dunks the ball after the pass by Momo. Itsuki would go for the crossover move after driving past Chinami Kinouchi. Satsuki blocks Asuka Kakinuma’s shot while Momo shoots the three-point fadeaway shot.

    As the game is about to close, Itsuki drives past Chinami once again before passing the ball to Ayako. “Ayako-san!”

    Ayako grabs the ball with her acceleration going up before doing the pump fake on Ayana and shoots the ball with the jump shot. The whistle was blown as time expires and the match is over with the Prestigious Wind Ōta defeated Violet Roses Rokugō, 63-60.

    “We won, girls! That comeback made me so good to pump me up again!” said Ayako.

    “Yep, Ayako. And with that, we’re going to the knockout tournament!” said Momo Hanazono.

    “You got it, Momo-san!” said Ayako while Rina Sugaya smiles on her face after her team got the victory.

    In the other match of Group F in the girls’ division, Team Purple defeated the White Camellia Magome, 72-52, to become the top team in the group. Himeko and her teammates are standing triumphant with their celebration being more important for their team.

    “We made it, girls! Now that we won big, we will be going to the knockout round!” said Himeko.

    “Yeah, I believe that Shizue Morioka-sensei and Aiba Fujiyama-sensei have help us turning the game around with our formation. I believe that it’s time for us to continue our dominance, Himeko-san” said Yuka Suehiro.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Yuka-san. Like I said earlier before our game, we’re not going to let ourselves down. Right, girls?” said Himeko.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of Team Purple.

    At the Basketball Court #5, the Fortune Twelve-Kirihara defeated the Matsui Antlers to advance to the knockout round with the score of 68-60. On the other hand, the match between Team Katsura and Team Yotsuya-Odaka has coming down to the wire. Tomoyo Matsunaga uses the crossover move on Nana Yotsuya.

    “I’m going to destroy you, Tomoyo-san!” said Nana.

    “No, you won’t, girl!” said Tomoyo as she drives past Nana with the Dragon Rush that was used by Anzu. Tomoyo would about to shoot the ball with the jump shot, but Mayumi tries to block the shot.

    “You’re not gonna win this match!” said Mayumi.

    “Oh, yeah, how about this?!” said Tomoyo as she performs the pump fake on Mayumi.

    “Aaagh! She’s too strong!” said Mayumi as she was driven past by Tomoyo’s pump fake. Tomoyo would shoot the ball with the jump shot. The match is over after the last shot was counted and Team Katsura finally makes it to the playoffs as well with the score of 62-60.

    “You did it, Tomoyo-san! That was the best last shot you ever made!” said Yūsuke Katsuya.

    “Yeah, Yūsuke-san. Now that we won this match, our team, Nana’s team and Fortune Twelve-Kirihara will all make it to the next round” said Tomoyo.

    “Yep” said Yūsuke. “It’s about time to rise in the name of dragons and we’re still making it.”

    “You got it, Yūsuke-san!” said Tomoyo.

    In the Basketball Court #4, Michiko was able to take down Noriko Namioka with the ankle breaker move before shooting the ball with the jump shot. Then, Michiko was able to pass the ball to her new teammate Asako Nishikawa, a second year middle school student playing for the Kirihara Middle School girls’ basketball team.

    “Nice pass, Michiko!” said Asako Nishikawa.

    “Thanks! You need this!” said Michiko.

    “Yes, I will!” said Asako as she shoots the ball with the three-point shot and the ball drives to the basket as it is a perfect release.

    The whistle was blown as Michiko’s team defeated the Winds of Den-en-chōfu, 68-49, completing the sweep for her group.

    “Alright! We sweep the eliminations, Michiko!” said Mariko Matagawa.

    “You’re on a roll to win all games!” said Asako.

    “Yeah, that’s right, girls! Now, on the knockout tournament we go!” said Michiko.

    “Yeaaah!” said the members of Kirihara-Team Takeda as they celebrate their victory over the Winds of Den-en-chōfu.

    At the Basketball Court #3, the Group C of the boys’ division is stacked with a lot of players are stepping up with their own moves. The montage shows the members of the Temperate Celadon and the Radiant Fuchsia performing their moves against Roselias of Den-en-chōfu and the Black Dragons of Ōta.

    Takashi Okubo would drive past Natsuhiko Toshima with the Celadon Rush before doing the windmill dunk while Makoto Sugawara defies the odds as he was able to go for the baseline dunk over Tatsuya Kusumoto. Then, the players of the Temperate Celadon were able to form their defensive play as they stop the Roselias of Den-en-chōfu, which contributes to their victory against them with the score of 82-65.

    “We did it, boys! We sweep the eliminations in our group!” said Takashi Okubo.

    “Yep. It looks we’re growing better on our advantage and it sounds we’re ready for our next match tomorrow” said Makoto Sugawara.

    “You bet, Makoto-kun! We’ll have to wait the other teams to show their big performance before we’ll reveal our opponents in the knockout round” said Takashi.

    “You got it, Captain!” said Makoto Sugawara while the boys of the Temperate Celadon nod to agree with Takashi.

    In the other match, the Radiant Fuchsia are on fire as they deliver speed and acceleration against the Black Dragons of Ōta.

    “I’m going to burn your team down, Araki-kun!” said Kōhei Eguchi, a member of the Black Dragons of Ōta.

    “Oh, yeah, I will make sure that you’ll end up being taken down by me!” said Shigemasa Araki as he performs the behind the back move before switching his moves to spin move.

    Kōhei was confused about what’s going on and Shigemasa drives past Kōhei as the fuchsia aura had been glowing on Shigamasa’s body. Then, Shigemasa would shoot the ball with the finger roll. Then, Shigemasa would go for the pump fake over Kōhei before shooting the ball with the jump shot in the post and the ball drives to the basket.

    The match would be over after the buzzer was sounded and the Radiant Fuchsia had defeated the Black Dragons of Ōta, 70-50.

    “We did it, guys! We slay the Black Dragons of Ōta!” said Shigemasa.

    “Alright! Our victory will drive us to the knockout round!” said Masaki Kudo.

    “You got it, Masaki!” said Shigemasa.

    “Should we go to the Basketball Court #1, Shigemasa? I believe that Sayaka will be ready to show her moves to Tomoka” said Keisuke Kijima.

    “Yeah! I’m so excited to watch that match, Keisuke. This is the first time that Sayaka will test her talents, battling against a strong player like Tomoka. I believe that we’re gonna see this before our very eyes” said Shigemasa.

    “Then, what are we waiting for? We should all watch that match!” said Shinobu Matsuda.

    “Yes, we will!” said Shigemasa.

    In the Basketball Court #2, the Guardians of Yaguchi defeated the Team Cumulus in the first game with the score of 86-62. Then, in the second game, Team Akamatsu and the Third Note are battling neck-and-neck with their captains Shōta Shirogane and Daiki Fujioka battling each other with their magnificent moves.

    Shōta would shoot the ball with the layup after driving past Daiki while Daiki would respond with the three-point shot over the face of Shōta. Masahiko Tatsuyoshi would contribute for Team Akamatsu as he was able to drain two three-point shots in a row to keep their lead. On the other hand, the Third Note’s Tsuji Yoshida goes for the block on the shot of Team Akamatsu’s Masayuki Tsukagawa and then, performs the alley-oop dunk after the pass by Shōta.

    In the closing seconds of the game, Masayuki is now dribbling the ball against Tsuji. Masayuki would go for the strength as he is pumping the ball over Tsuji and then, he sees Masahiko Tatsuyoshi.

    “Masahiko! Catch!” said Masayuki as he passes the ball to Masahiko with the Dragon Heart Pass.

    Masahiko grabs the ball with his right hand before driving past Sanji Iguchi, a member of the Third Note.

    “What?!” said Sanji as he was driven past by Masahiko.

    Masahiko would perform the crossover move on Tadataka Shinoyama, the starting shooting guard of the Third Note, before passing the ball to Shōta. “Shota-kun! It’s all up to you now!”

    Shōta smiles before using both hands to catch the ball. “Yes, I will, Masahiko!” Shōta would do the iso move on Daiki before shooting the ball with the floater and the ball drives to the basket. The match is finally over with Team Akamatsu defeated the Third Note with the score of 76 to 72.

    “Game over! Team Akamatsu wins the match!” said Mitsuyo Shinozuka, a member of the Hada Triangles.

    “Looks like we’re done with the eliminations, Shōta! Next up, knockout round!” said Toshio Shinma, a member of Team Akamatsu.

    “Yep. I’m glad that we will make Kaoru-san proud because of this win and we’re rising together like the way the other groups of bravehearts did” said Shōta.

    “I agree! I’m sure that we’ll be able to make history in winning this tournament with our roster like this, we should secure our way to the final if we keep this up” said Masahiko.

    “Of course, we would, Masahiko! Now, let’s take a break first and we’ll meet Tomoyo and her friends in the garden” said Shōta.

    “Okay!” said Mitsuyo Shinozuka, Masahiko Tatsuyoshi, Yūta Nakagami, Masayuki Tsukagawa and the members of Team Akamatsu.

    In the Basketball Court #1, the Rainbow Angels are on a larger lead against their opponents, the Black Tigers of Kamata, with the score of 78-46 with 3:15 left in the game.

    “Let’s make sure that we’ll take these cats out of the court!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah, Captain!” said Kōsuke Minagawa, Yūki Sasaki, Tadaoki Higaki and Kōichi Aoyama. The difference of their lineup was Yoshitsugu Tsuchiya and Masanobu Uehara are exhausted after two games. So, they decided to get their rest for the rest of the game after playing the first twelve minutes of the game. The captain of the Black Tigers of Kamata, Ryūta Chiba, is resting after being exhausted from playing two games. Ryūta would instead coach his team.

    Rainbow Angels: Junichi Kamisaka (PG), Kōsuke Minagawa (SG), Yūki Sasaki (SF), Tadaoki Higaki (PF), Kōichi Aoyama (C)
    Black Tigers of Kamata: Kunihisa Ōsugi (PG), Michihiko Asayama (SG), Yūichirō Fujita (SF), Sukeichi Ichieda (PF), Seishirō Ōkubo (C)

    Junichi Kamisaka would battle against Kunihisa Ōsugi, a close friend of Yūichirō Fujita, in the court. Junichi unleashes his blue and fuchsia aura before driving past Kunihisa with the Azure Dragon Illusion Drive.

    “He’s driving past Kunihisa with the Illusion Drive!” said Nami.

    “I believe that Junichi had started the game with assists before switching to shooting when entering the second quarter. It seems that the Azure Camellia Strategy had been dominating the court after our boys don’t allow the Black Tigers to score points during most of the third quarter” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “I have to say that Junichi has two eyes of his own. His Azure Eye allows him to go for the monstrous performance while the other eye, the Fuchsia Eye allows him to go for the pass-and-assist and playmaking moves to help his team propelling themselves in the game” said Hitomi Takao.

    “When his team goes for the run-and-gun system, Junichi worked his strategy very well after inspiring Subaru in the first match. I’m sure that our boys will be able to get easy shots to shoot while bringing their opponents down with their auras powering up” said Nami.

    “Exactly, Nami-san. All in our group has a lot of specialties because they inspire Tomoka and because of that, we’re rising together as a team of bravehearts and angels” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said Nami while Hitomi nods her face to agree with Kazue as well.

    Junichi would find Kōsuke in the spot of the post before passing the ball to him. “Shoot that, Kōsuke!”

    Kōsuke smiles on his face before saying to Junichi. “You bet, Junichi!” Kōsuke would perform the pump fake on Michihiko before shooting the ball with the Rainbow Gem. The ball drives to the basket, which extends the lead of the Rainbow Angels to 36. [Rainbow Angels 80, Black Tigers of Kamata 46]

    Yūichirō battles against Yūki with the former doing the crossover move. Yūichirō was able to change his use of hands from right to left before driving past Yūki with the acceleration drive. Yūichirō passes the ball to Michihiko, who shoots the ball with the three-point shot. Michihiko’s three-point shot was successful. [Rainbow Angels 80, Black Tigers of Kamata 49]

    Yūki would finally have a new special move to use to drive Yūichirō out of his way as he’s using the Crown Note Harmonization before passing the ball to Junichi, who would shoot the ball with the Azure Dragon Three-Point Shot.

    “If you’re trying to score a three, then we have our three too!” said Yūki before the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 83, Black Tigers of Kamata 49]

    Michihiko dribbles the ball as he’s battling against Kōsuke. Michihiko would use the spin move on Kōsuke for the escape move while Kōichi and Tadaoki put the double team on Seishirō.

    “Crap it! A double team!” said Michihiko.

    “Pass it to me, Michihiko! I’ll take care of this!” said Yūichirō.

    “Okay” said Michihiko as he passes the ball to Yūichirō. Yūichirō would shoot the ball with the three-point shot, but it misses.

    “Agh! No! It didn’t work!” said Yūichirō.

    “That’s because you’re no chance in stopping us now!” said Junichi as Tadaoki grabs the ball for the rebound. Tadaoki passes the ball to Kōsuke going for the fast break move.

    Kōsuke passes the ball to Kōcihi, preparing for the alley-oop. “Let’s go with this alley-oop!”

    “You bet!” said Kōichi as he catches the ball before dunking the ball with the Hammer Oak. [Rainbow Angels 85, Black Tigers of Kamata 49]

    “That alley-oop dunk was nasty!” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Yeah, Yoshitsugu! Both Kōsuke and Kōichi are best friends together in our class. They always treat their friends fairly, especially for their likeness of girls like Tomoka, Nami and Megumi” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Oh, I see it now, Masanobu. I believe that these two boys are working together as they connect each other with their bond. Kōsuke likes to play as a crafty playmaker while Kōichi had played as an inside scorer. I’m sure that they’re more compatible to each other just like Banri and Subaru” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Well, I agree with you, Yoshitsugu. If any member of the group has strong determination and putting their hands into the heart, it’s got to be Kōsuke and Kōichi” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Yep” said Yoshitsugu.

    Kunihisa would miss the jump shot and Kōichi grabs the ball for the rebound. Kōsuke calls Kōichi for the ball and Kōichi passes the ball to Kōsuke with the Heavenly Chill Wind. Kōsuke would perform the crossover move on Michihiko and then, the spin move.

    “Whoa! He got moves to show his inspiration” said Mito.

    “I’m glad that Kōsuke is finally making his own moves while bringing the two auras to glow” said Kaiji Nakagami.

    “He’s about to go on fire!” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    Kōsuke would drive past Michihiko with the acceleration drive through the Azure Prism Play before passing the ball to Tadaoki Higaki.

    “You’re about to witness perfection, boy. I’ll show it to you!” said Tadaoki Higaki as he does the pivot and spin move on Sukeichi Ichieda before shooting the ball with the Light of Ambivalence Shot, a variant of a fadeaway shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 87, Black Tigers of Kamata 49]

    “You can’t teach these moves without the auras emitting on your body, boy!” said Tadaoki as he’s proving the ground that he’s better than Sukeichi.

    “Wow! Great move, Tadaoki!” said Minako Kawaguchi.

    “That fadeaway shot skyrockets the ball to the basket with the ray of light” said Junsei Watanabe.

    “Tadaoki can show his moves without losing his momentum” said Naoko Andō.

    “Yeah, Andō-san. I can’t believe that he’s finally doing something great for him after not playing in the first two games. I’m thrilled about it!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, me too, Kazue-san! Tadaoki doesn’t want to give up now!” said Minako.

    “With the large lead like that, I think that they’re ready to seal the game once it reaches the final minute” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “Yeah, I agree! Once the game is over, you’ll witness the celebration here in this court” said Junsei Watanabe.

    “Yeah!” said Minako, Ryōta, Naoko and Kazue.

    Kunihisa passes the ball to Yūichirō and Yūichirō tries to shoot the ball with the jump shot, but it misses. Kōichi grabs the ball for the rebound before passing the ball to Tadaoki. Tadoaki would pass the ball to Kōsuke, who runs fast before passing the ball to Junichi. Junichi would shoot the ball with the Azure Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 89, Black Tigers of Kamata 49]

    With 1:36 left in the game, the Rainbow Angels are now leading the game by 40 points. Yūichirō would finally knock down the jump shot in the post, ending his own slump, but he can’t stop the Rainbow Angels’ shooting run. Junichi drives past Kunihisa with the Azure Dragon Illusion Drive before passing the ball Yūki. Yūki would dunk the ball over Yūichirō with the Quick Note Clutch. Yūichirō would bank another jump shot, this time in the post, after doing the post move. Then, Junichi had the ball movement in their team as he passes the ball to Kōsuke with the Azure Sword Pass and Kōsuke shoots the ball with the fadeaway shot. Yūichirō passes the ball to Sukeichi before trying to shoot the ball with the hook shot, but Tadaoki blocks it. Seishirō grabs the rebound but misses the layup. The ball would be caught by Yūki as it reaches the closing seconds of the game before the whistle was blown.

    The referee of the game Shinjō Kikuchi of the Brotherhood Ōmori Minami would announce that the match would be over and reveals the result of the match. “Game over! The Rainbow Angels wins the match!”

    “And that’s a wrap, everyone! We win our third game!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Alright!” said Kōsuke Minagawa, Yūki Sasaki, Tadaoki Higaki and Kōichi Aoyama as the boys of the Rainbow Angels are celebrating their victory over the Black Tigers of Kamata.

    Tomoka, Aoi and Mimi are happy to see their friends celebrating in the court.

    “It seems that they’re sweeping their group, Mimi and Aoi” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I’m thrilled to say that these boys are not gonna lose their determination every time they got their time to shine” said Aoi.

    “If they keep their pride, courage and willpower for tomorrow, they’ll be able walk away as champions of the tournament” said Mimi.

    “You got it, Mimi!” said Tomoka before taking a deep breath. “Whew. Now that the boys would enter the knockout tournament with a 3-0 win-loss record, our girls should do the same thing!”

    “That’s right, Tomoka! I think that I have prepared this match for you. So, it will be a clash between the Radiant Fuchsia and our team!” said Aoi.

    “You know what that means, Tomoka? We’ll play together against Sayaka and her team!” said Mimi.

    “Wow! That’s awesome, Mimi! I can’t believe that it’s about time to go back to the court for another match. That rest makes me ready for a big match” said Tomoka.

    Megumi would appear to reiterate on what Tomoka said. “Yep. Since the third match would be a fast and accelerating one, I think that we will have a different lineup of our own.”

    “Yep. I agree!” said Tomoka.

    “Aoi-san. Make sure that once our match begins, you’ll keep an eye on Sayaka and her team” said Mimi.

    “Okay!” said Aoi.

    Jun comes out to meet Tomoka, Aoi, Mimi and Megumi. “Our match would be next right after the clash between the Wind and the South Bay. I think that you girls are ready for a big match.”

    “You bet, Jun!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Megumi. Mimi and Aoi nod their faces to agree with Jun.

    Later, the match between the South Bay Ōta and the Winds of Den-en-chōfu would be a back-and-forth race between the two teams as this game will determine the second-placed team behind the Rainbow Angels. Subaru and the boys of the Rainbow Angels are watching that match to cheer for both teams as they’ll be waiting for the winner of the match to advance to the knockout round.

    In the first half of the game, the South Bay Ōta started their run with Kōhei and Yūya worked on their combination move as they dazzle their moves against Tomoya Takagi and Haruki Sugimori. On the other hand, Noboru Ōtsuka rebounds the ball when one of his opponents missed their shots. Noboru would also prove better than Akinobe Tanonaka due to their comparison. Noboru is 6’1”, weighing 202 pounds while Akinobe is 6’0”, weighting 188 pounds. Noboru uses his strength to use contact layups over Akinobe.

    Then, in the second half, the Winds of Den-en-chōfu defines the meaning of ‘on the fly’ shots by doing their wind moves. This time, Shigeru shoots the fadeaway shot in the perimeter while Tomoyuki Yamada strikes his defenders out with the contact dunk. Tomoya Takagi would do his playmaking skills as he’s breaking his opponents’ ankles with the breeze on their shoes.

    As the match enters the fourth and final quarter, both teams are battling each other with their offense and defense as they trade their shots from one play to another. Subaru and his friends are continuing their support on both teams as Subaru explains about both teams while observing their players.

    “There are some players who can perform ‘on the fly’ shots because they want to show their acceleration and haste against their opponents in the court. But the big difference is that strong and powerful players in Ōta have shown their true meaning of determination. Everyone knows that in Ōta, a lot of good and talented players can put their determination into the game by showing their willpower, so that they progress their careers in youth basketball.”

    “When the Dragons of Ōta was existed, there are many talented players who can run of their own through the principles of their group. Any ‘brave’ or ‘wind’ member can show their willpower to have a special move to use. That’s what I learned from Noboru-kun. Now that the Dragons of Ōta were vanished in the air, a lot of new groups have been formed, inspiring that group, so that they want to keep their determination and wisdom, in making their difference.”

    “The guys from the Winds of Den-en-chōfu are more focused on making ‘on the fly’ shots because they want to use the wind as their way of using their moves. But on the other hand, the guys from the South Bay Ōta are hustling their way to put the exclamation point on the basket by doing their moves that are breezing. It is great to see them on the court with their auras coming out from their bodies and that’s why they want to be different from other players in Tokyo. That way, they’ll create their future once entering the Era of Fuchsia and Celadon.”

    Later, the game would come down to the wire with 2:14 left in the game. The scoreboard was displayed as both teams are tied at 73. The referees of the match Yūji Hashimoto and Shinpei Uchiyama of the Magome Silverrushers and his group are keeping the game uninterrupted. Tomoya is battling against Kōhei in the court with Tomoya is holding the ball, doing the dribbling move.

    Winds of Den-en-chōfu: Tomoya Takagi (PG), Shigeru Natsuka (SG), Haruki Sugimori (SF), Tomoyuki Yamada (PF), Akinobe Tanonaka (C)
    South Bay Ōta: Kōhei Satomi (PG), Takuya Sakurai (SG), Yūya Saitō (SF), Kōki Matsuoka (PF), Noboru Ōtsuka (C)

    “You’re rushing in to show your moves, but I also made good moves to stop you” said Kōhei.

    “Well, you’re about to see the true meaning of determination, Tomoyo. I’m here to stop you because I have been compassionated in playing basketball since elementary school and now, I’ll be ready to bring the A-game to this game. So, don’t lose your gear because here I come!” said Tomoya as he performs the crossover move on Kōhei before switching his focus on doing a crafty play, doing the ankle breaker on Kōhei.

    “Whoa! He’s too good! I can’t stop that move! I’m about to… fall!” said Kōhei, trying to stop the ankle breaker move, but he’s stumbling to the ground.

    “Told you that I’m too determined to stop you!” said Tomoyo as he’s driving past Kōhei with the acceleration drive before shooting the ball with the floater, but Noboru comes out to block the shot.

    “How dare you breaking my friend’s ankles? You don’t belong here!” said Noboru as he’s blocking the shot of Tomoyo.

    “What the?!” shouted Tomoyo as his teammates gasp in horror.

    “I’ll get it!” said Kōki Matsuoka.

    But Tomoyuki Yamada comes out to grab the ball by stretching his right hand. “Oh no you don’t, you idiot!”

    Tomoyuki would about to shoot the ball with the layup, but he misses it and the referee calls the foul on Noboru as he sees Noboru gets the contact on Tomoyuki while trying to block the shot.

    “Defensive foul, shooting. Dark uniform, Number 7” said Yūji Hashimoto, a member of the Magome Silverrushers.

    “That’s three fouls already for Noboru. He’s just rushing up on his veins for a while, but this might be crucial for Tomoyuki to shoot two” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah. I should have known that Tomoyuki would have scored two points to regain his team’s lead, but it’s hard to get their lead back” said Subaru.

    “I’m sure that both Shigeru and Noboru are strong in playing their own games, but on the other hand, they just tear each other apart with their stamina” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Of course, Yoshitsugu. Any ace can lose its stamina if he keeps wasting on using moves too much. This causes fatigue in their bodies” said Kimiya Katsura.

    “Well, hopefully, no one will get injured in that match since the stakes are getting high” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Yeah” said Kimiya Katsura.

    “Looks like Tomoyuki is about to shoot the first free throw, boys. Can he make the shot to put the lead back?” said Jirō Koganei.

    “Two free throws” said Yūji Hashimoto as he gives the ball to Tomoyuki, who will about shoot the two free throws due to the foul committed by Noboru. Tomoyuki dribbles the ball first before successfully makes the first free throw. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 74, South Bay Ōta 73]

    “Yep. That’s one of two” said Subaru.

    “Which means, they retake their lead” said Kazunari.

    “Now, he’s going to shoot one more to make his team’s lead increasing to 2” said Masanobu Uehara.

    Tomoyuki would dribble the ball before looking at the basket before releasing the ball for the second free throw. The ball drives to the basket, making the Winds of Den-en-chōfu’s lead increasing to 2. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 75, South Bay Ōta 73]

    “He makes both free throws and it seems that the Winds of Den-en-chōfu is securing their lead back” said Kōichi Aoyama.

    “Yeah, now that they have their lead back, looks like they’re ready to defend their lead as the South Bay Ōta is about to go clutch time” said Shinsuke Nagatomo.

    “This is much an expectation for both teams, and I love the way they clash with each other” said Yoshitsugu.

    “You definitely got it right, Yoshitsugu. This time, things are about to pick up for the South Bay Ōta and I believe that it’s starting to regroup” said Subaru.

    “Oh, I see what’s pointing, Subaru. Noboru doesn’t want to miss that one!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru.

    The South Bay Ōta regroup themselves with a different formation as Takuya will clash against Tomoyuki. Takuya uses the crossover move on Tomoyuki before switching his use of hands to drive past Tomoyuki.

    “Let’s score it back, Noboru!” said Takuya as he passes the ball to Noboru with the lance pass.

    “Yeah, Takuya! They won’t mess me now!” said Noboru as he successfully banks the spin layup to tie the game again. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 75, South Bay Ōta 75]

    “See, I told you that Noboru is about to go clutch time!” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah, Kazunari! I’m feeling content about his stamina going up once again after recharging himself from that foul earlier” said Subaru.

    “Yep” said Kazunari.

    Tomoya drives past Kōhei with the acceleration drive before passing the ball to Haruki. Haruki successfully makes the three-point shot perfectly to add three more points for the Winds of Den-en-chōfu. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 78, South Bay Ōta 75]

    Yūya drives past Tomoya with the step back crossover move before shooting the ball with the three-point shot to tie the game once again. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 78, South Bay Ōta 78]

    Haruki and Yūya are squaring off once again with Haruki trying to prove better than Yūya as he’s performing the between the legs move.

    “I will not gonna lose this match!” said Haruki.

    “I don’t want to lose this match either!” said Yūya.

    Haruki would escape away from Yūya with the crossover spin move before passing the ball to Akinobe. Akinobe tries to score with the layup, but it misses. Tomoyuki grabs the ball for the rebound before hastily passing the ball to Akinobe.

    “Get it back, Akinobe! You must shoot!” said Tomoyuki.

    Akinobe captures the ball with his green eyes flaring up. “Okay!” Akinobe uses his strength while he was guarded by Noboru.

    “I’m going to stop you, Akinobe. You’re about to witness pain” said Noboru.

    “No way, Noboru! Because you’re mine now!” said Akinobe as he’s shooting the ball with the contact layup and his shot was good to go. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 80, South Bay Ōta 78]

    “Unbelievable! Akinobe had just laid a dunk on Noboru!” said Kōichi.

    “That’s gonna hurt for Noboru, Kōichi” said Dairoku.

    “It doesn’t matter what will happen next, but it’s coming down to the wire” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “Yep!” said Kōichi and Dairoku.

    The scoreboard was displayed with 1:03 left in the game as the South Bay Ōta are trying to score two points to tie the game or three points to regain the lead. Yūya battles against Tomoya before doing the crossover move on him.

    “You can do it, Yūya!” said Nariyuki Ichimura, a member of the South Bay Ōta.

    “Drive him out with the wind!” said Murashige Akizuki, another member of the South Bay Ōta.

    Yūya would smile to his friends as the bench. “Okay!” Yūya would use his special move, the Wind of Shocks, as he’s performing the between the legs move on Tomoya before driving past him with his acceleration drive.

    “Alright! Attaboy, Yūya!” said Nariyuki.

    “You’re on a hot streak, man!” said Murashige.

    Yūya would go for the behind the back move without his opponents trying to guard him before passing the ball to Takuya, who is being guarded by Tomoyuki. Yūya shouts at Takuya while giving his power to pass the ball to Takuya. “Now!”

    Takuya grabs the ball with his left hand before using his eyes to gleam. “You’ll witness this!” Takuya would go for the three-point fadeaway shot, but it misses. Fortunately, Noboru would go for the putback dunk by jumping up high with his strength. [Winds of Den-en-chōfu 80, South Bay Ōta 80]

    “What was that?!” exclaimed Shigeru.

    “Why he is doing the dunk after his teammate missed the three?” asked Tomoya.

    “It doesn’t matter what your question is, you idiots! I’ll make sure that I’ll drive you out of my way!” said Noboru.

    The crowd has gone crazy to see the aura of Noboru glowing up.

    “Whoa! I’m hyped, Jirō-kun! Looks like he’s on fire!” said Shinsuke.

    “Now, who’s about to go on clutch!” said Banri.

    “Yep. It’s happening now, boys. Noboru’s ability was activated” said Jirō.

    “That ability was called the Perfect Breeze. It’s an ability to allow his aura emitting to his body while powering up to go for a stronger move. The more he makes, the better he scores” said Subaru.

    “Sounds like Shigeru is now worrying about this and I believe that he’ll about to lose his energy when he’s battling that guy later” said Kimiya.

    “Yeah!” said Shinsuke, Banri, Jirō and Subaru.

    Shigeru would battle against Takuya in the court before driving past him out easily. Shigeru uses his strength to go for the pivot against Noboru.

    “I don’t know what’s going on in your body, but you must be beating right now” said Shigeru.

    “Yep. I see the fact that you’re trying to stop me, Shigeru. Well then, show me what you got!” said Noboru.

    “Okay!” said Shigeru as he performs the crossover move on Noboru, but Noboru dodges it by copying the moves Shigeru had.

    “Is this what you’re trying to stop me?” asked Noboru before Shigeru is about to step back and go for the fadeaway shot, but Noboru would easily block Shigeru’s shot. “You don’t have that one because I’m stronger now!”

    The ball would be landed on the hands of Haruki as he’s getting the offensive rebound. “No, you’re not strong enough to stop us!” Haruki passes the ball to Shigeru.

    “You see what’s going to happen, Noboru? I’m going to finish you right now with my willpower will about to power me up now!” said Shigeru as he goes for the step back move, followed by the acceleration drive.

    “Oh yeah, you won’t see the true meaning of determination, Shigeru!” said Noboru as he’s once again dodging the moves Shigeru made. Then, Noboru tries to tip the ball, so that he will grab the ball for himself. With 10 seconds left in the shot clock and 31 seconds left in the game, Shigeru and Noboru are battling for their strength.

    “Easy, Shigeru. Just focus on him to stop that guy” said Haruki.

    “You got this!” said Akinobe.

    Shigeru would nod his face to agree before he’s going for the crossover escape move on Noboru as he disappears over him.

    “What?! Where did he go?” said Noboru. Suddenly, he sees Shigeru, who is about to shoot the ball with the jump shot in the post. “Oh no, you don’t, you idiot!” Shigeru would be surprised that Noboru is coming at him as Noboru would block Shigeru’s shot with one big hit before the shot clock expires. The ball would be landed at the back of Shigeru before Yūji Hashimoto blows the whistle to call for the twenty-four second violation.

    “Twenty-four second violation. Dark uniform ball” said Yūji Hashimoto.

    “You gotta be kidding me?!” said Shigeru after gasping himself.

    “I don’t care what you’re trying to do, you bastard! I’ll make sure that your team will put into misery!” said Noboru.

    “Oh no, you won’t, Noboru! Because I’ll make sure that this is our moment to win!” said Shigeru.

    Noboru shrieks in horror before Shigeru walks away. Then, the next possession would be crucial for Noboru as he passes the ball to Yūya with the simple pass.

    “I believe that the match is about to be over, but we need a big finish to win this match” said Yūya.

    “Yeah, this is getting crucial for me. I know that we have the possession, but with the time winding down, we need a big opening to pull the trigger and win this match” said Noboru.

    “Oh, yeah. I think that we will do that right now, Noboru. So, let’s make this finish a bigger one!” said Yūya.

    “You bet!” said Noboru.

    Yūya passes the ball to Kōhei and then, Kōhei would perform the behind the back move on Haruki before looking at the time.

    “Oh, man! Twenty seconds! We should be ready now!” said Kōhei.

    “Yeah!” said Takuya, Yūya, Kōki and Noboru.

    Kōhei passes the ball to Kōki, who would be guarded by both Tomoyuki and Akinobe. “Oh, crap!”

    “He’s double teamed! I should take care of this!” said Takuya as he’s running to the corner.

    “Just drive those cats out!” said Yūya.

    “Okay!” said Kōki as he uses his strength to drive both Tomoyuki and Akinobe out of his way before passing the ball to Takuya.

    Takuya would do the ankle breaker move on Tomoyuki. Tomoyuki falls to the ground while Takuya drives past him. However, Shigeru stops Takuya.

    “What?! Shigeru?! What are you doing?!” said Takuya.

    “You don’t see that coming, Takuya? I’m going to stop you before Noboru would take the shot!” said Shigeru.

    “Oh, yeah, how about this?!” said Takuya as he steps back before doing the between the legs move on Shigeru before releasing the ball high. “Let’s finish this, Noboru!”

    “You got it!” said Noboru as he jumps high with his acceleration, but as he’s about to dunk the ball, Akinobe comes out just in the nick of time.

    “I’m going to do this, Shigeru!” said Akinobe.

    “Okay, then do it!” said Shigeru.

    As Noboru is about to reach the ball to dunk it, Akinobe finally makes the block on Noboru.

    “Oh, you’ll have none, Noboru!” said Akinobe as his strength makes the block even stronger.

    “Whoa!” said Kazunari.

    “My goodness!” said Banri.

    “That was a big block!” said Subaru.

    “No big guys like this can do that!” said Jirō.

    The ball would be flying above the head of the players and with only 8 seconds left in the game, the Winds of Den-en-chōfu will have their chance to seize the day to finish it.

    “It’s time!” said Tomoya.

    “Okay!” said Shigeru, Haruki, Tomoyuki and Akinobe.

    The players of the Winds of Den-en-chōfu are running together, trying to get the ball. However, Noboru would fight back, trying to keep his stamina stable even it’s losing too much, calls his teammates to get the ball back.

    “Don’t let them get that ball!” said Noboru.

    “Okay!” said Kōhei, Takuya, Yūya and Kōki as they run together, trying to catch up on the players of the Wind of Den-en-chōfu.

    Tomoya would shout at Shigeru. “Run faster, Captain!”

    “Okay!” said Shigeru as he runs fast with his acceleration getting higher before grabbing the ball first.

    “Wow! He’s hustling the ball!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “That guy was seemed to be a Microwave Chiller when he’s doing his hustle moves” said Junichi Morizawa.

    “Looks like they’ll need this to win that match” said Kōsuke.

    “Yeah, I believe so” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Shigeru! Pass it to me!” said Haruki as he is preparing to get the ball.

    “Okay, Haruki, but we’re running out of time. Just do the finish!” said Shigeru as he passes the ball to Haruki with the Stormfront Pass.

    “You bet!” said Haruki.

    “Five…” said Shinsuke.

    Haruki would drive past Yūya with the Shatter Acceleration, gaining his drive with the aura he has in his body.

    “Four…” said Banri.

    Noboru looks at what Haruki is going to do and then, he runs onto him.

    “Three…” said Kazunari.

    “I’m going to block that shot, you bastard!” said Noboru as his growling is getting intense on Haruki’s determination.

    “Two…” said Subaru.

    “If you want to finish this with the block, here’s who we finish!” said Haruki.

    “One…” said Jirō.

    Haruki would jump high before Noboru would follow the same thing. Haruki would power up with the Power-Up Chrome Breeze Dunk and posterizes Noboru before the time expires. “You don’t have the determination anymore, Noboru! I am the one to finish this match!”

    The ball would be falling to the ground after the last second shot and Yūji would blow the whistle, silencing the crowd. The players of the Winds of Den-en-chōfu and the South Bay Ōta are surprised to witness that moment, just in time to finish the match.

    The scoreboard would be displayed as the final score was revealed before their very eyes. The Winds of Den-en-chōfu finally silences the South Bay Ōta, 82-80. Yūji finally announces the result of the match. “Game over! The Winds of Den-en-chōfu wins the match!”

    Haruki would raise his fists higher before recharging himself as he is shouting with loud energy. “YEAAAAH!”

    The crowd was overjoyed and relieved as the players of the Winds of Den-en-chōfu are hugging at Haruki tightly.

    “Alright!” said Akinobe.

    “Yeaaaah!” said Tomoyuki.

    “Oh, yeeeeaaaah!” said Tomoya.

    “We did it!” said Shigeru.

    “We finally won the match!” said Haruki, Akinobe, Tomoyuki, Tomoya and Shigeru.

    The miracle has finally happened as Haruki saves his team from being defeated by the South Bay Ōta as the final moments of the game becomes an emotional one for the Winds of Den-en-chōfu.

    “Well, it’s finally over. The Winds of Den-en-chōfu will make it to the knockout round as the second placed team for our group” said Subaru.

    “That means, the South Bay Ōta will have to wait for the other groups to finish the last matches before they’ll find out if they’ll make it to the knockout tournament or not” said Kazuya.

    “On the other hand, we’ll have big luck in the knockout tournament since we won by 30 or more points in three straight games in the elimination round. Hopefully, we’ll continue this dominance tomorrow when we’ll move on to the knockout tournament, starting with the first round” said Jirō.

    “Which means that we’ll have to wait our first opponent in the knockout tournament tonight once the organizers will review the third-placed teams for the criteria that will only receive four teams to advance to the knockout round” said Yoshitsugu.

    “So, whether it’s the South Bay or not, we’ll make sure that we’ll rise together as one. Right, team?” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah!” said the boys of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Up next, it’ll be the girls of our team taking on Sayaka and the Radiant Fuchsia” said Subaru.

    “Well, it’s about time, Subaru. Tomoka is ready to face off against Sayaka in the court for the first time since Sayaka and the Radiant Fuchsia have joined the Bravehearts” said Kōsuke.

    “So, things are about to be intensified as Tomoka and her ready are ready to show their willpower to defeat the Radiant Fuchsia” said Dairoku.

    “I’m sure that this will be the first time to have a future Braveheart to be part in our group since Sayaka is a close friend of Kagetsu” said Mito.

    “I believe that Sayaka had planned to join the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team this year because she’s interested to team up with Mimi and Kagetsu. Hopefully, Mimi will be able to see Sayaka’s moves in the court” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yep. Sayaka was able to make it to the first training last Tuesday and Mao Kayano was impressed of Sayaka for her playmaking and speeding moves. I’m motivating for her to be part of the team, but I’m sure that it’s about time to witness her in the court when she faces off against Tomoka” said Junichi Morizawa.

    “Sayaka used to be playing basketball with Mimi and Kagetsu outside the Keishin Academy every afternoon with their friends in their section. But I’m sure that Sayaka will be able to show her moves to Tomoka, Mimi, Kazuko and Mizuki when they’ll square off in the court” said Jūbei.

    “Wow! I can’t wait to see this match before our very eyes, Junichi! That Sayaka girl is ready to show her willpower to our girls!” said Katsuya Kameda.

    “Yeah!” said Junichi Kamisaka. “This will be a challenge for our girls as they’ll be ready to clash with Sayaka and we’ll find out who proves the ground better. So, let’s make sure that Tomoka and our girls will win this match for sure, so that they’ll sweep the group as well!”

    “Yeah!” said the boys of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Hopefully, this match will be more thrilling and more exciting as we’ll watch the girls in the court and show what their willpower are for our group!” said Subaru.

    “Yeah!” said the boys of the Rainbow Angels as they’re determined to watch the next match between the girls of their team and the Radiant Fuchsia, led by Sayaka Ashihara, a recently-added member of the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team.

    Outside the Outdoor Basketball Court #1, Sayaka and the Radiant Fuchsia are ready for their match against the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Sayaka, are you going to show Mimi and her friends the moves you have?” asked Itsuko Horiuchi.

    “Yeah, I want to impress Mimi with the moves I have. Mimi and her team are more focused on playing good offense and shooting outside shots from the paint” said Sayaka.

    “Tomoka had just entered middle school in Keishin Academy this year, but also joined the varsity team. Hopefully, you’ll be making it to that team next year too, Sayaka!” said Itsuko.

    “Yep. I’m aiming to be part of that team. So, I decided to join the elementary school girls’ basketball team to team up with Mimi and Kagetsu” said Sayaka.

    “That’s great, Sayaka! I’m glad that you’re going to please them, but too bad that Kagetsu won’t be playing for the Rainbow Angels because she’s been part of the Prestigious Charm” said Sayuri Hosaka.

    “Yeah, I agree” said Sayaka.

    “I’m sure that we’re ready to put the acceleration in our game, so that we’ll have so much fun to show our moves to Tomoka and her team” said Nanami Hachigō.

    “You got it, Nanami!” said Sayaka before calling her team to enter to the court. “Now, let’s go, girls! We’ll have a match to face!”

    “Okay!” said the members of the Radiant Fuchsia.

    Part 2 will be on the next post.
    Last edited by Sherwin Riga; September 15th, 2019 at 01:14 PM.

  6. #486
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 138: "Rise Together, Rainbow Angels! (Part 3)"

    Part 2

    Meanwhile, at the Mizumoto Park in Katsushika, Kana Tamayama and her team are watching the matches of an invitational tournament known as the Mizumoto Street Basket Cup. Earlier, Kana and her team have their decision not to play for the Azure Wind in the eliminations of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. They want to give way to the friends of Kentarō Iguchi as well as the new members of the Shiromidai Elementary School boys’ basketball team to be part of the roster in the meantime.

    Ōsumi Section: Kana Tamayama, Yūta Kaneshiro, Ichirō Sugisaki, Naruhito Ogiwara, Mitsuhiro Fuke, Kenta Yoshimura, Yōji Yahagi, Manami Watanabe, Hiroko Yoshimura, Nodoka Komatsu, Tsukiko Satō, Yūmi Ganaha, Risa Hiramoto and Kazuko Kusachi

    Later, Kana Tamayama and her team would finally meet the guy who defeated Ryuuichi Suga in the quarterfinals of the Middle School Boys’ Basketball National Championship, Kazuhiro Hatakenaka.

    “Oh, pardon me, I know who you are” said Kazuhiro Hatakenaka.

    Kana smiles gleefully to Kazuhiro as she’s blushing her cheeks. “Yeah, do you remember me? Kana Tamayama. I’m a first year middle school student from the Yasukata Middle School and also, I’m the cousin of former Kasuragi and Kirihara star Subaru Hasegawa.”

    “Oh, I remember that guy too. He’s… uh… talented just like me. Anyway, why are you here?” said Kazuhiro.

    “Well, we’re about to buy some food when suddenly I was able to find you, taking a relaxing break with your friends” said Kana.

    “Oh, you mean them?” asked Kazuhiro while pointing to his friends. “They’re friends of mine that we used to gather together every time we’re having a walk in Fukuoka.”

    “I see. Uh, Kazuhiro” said Kana.

    “Just call me Kazuhiro-kun or Hatakenaka-kun if you want” said Kazuhiro.

    “Okay then, Kazuhiro-kun. I was wondering if you want to visit the Misawa Resort Hotel” said Kana.

    “I never heard about that place, Kana-san. What is that place?” said Kazuhiro.

    “Oh, that’s the place where Subaru and his Bravehearts staying there as their main home, Kazuhiro-kun. Also, the Misawa Resort Hotel is a fun place to swim in the pool or in the beachfront. A lot of residents in Ōta have gone there for activities they have” said Yūta Kaneshiro.

    “Usually, it’s the place for vacation, but this place is near the Tama River and the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa” said Ichirō Sugisaki.

    “Everyone in Ōta are there to enjoy for swimming and beach activities in that resort hotel” said Manami Watanabe.

    “Oh, I get it, everyone. Well, I’m interested to see that place, but as you can see, since we’re unfortunately eliminated in the tournament by a team from Niigata in the quarterfinals, we might have a chance to leave the tournament early, but we still have to find out who will win the tournament” said Kazuhiro.

    “Oh, that’s a shame. I guess that you and your team won’t leave the park too soon” said Yūta.

    “I’m sure that there’s something we can have an alternative idea to get you out of the park in no time” said Ichirō.

    “But that’s not gonna work, Ichirō-kun. There are some chances that they might not gonna leave the park until the tournament will be over” said Naruhito Ogiwara.

    “If you think that it’s your idea, then it might be a bad idea for you to lurk them out of the park” said Hiroko Yoshimura.

    “Oh, that’s right, Hiroko. I don’t think that it’s a good idea” said Ichirō.

    “Well, we couldn’t leave the park until the finals, but we might send a representative to watch the rest of the tournament” said Kazuhiro.

    “Then, who’s going to be?” asked Kana.

    “I think Seiichi Kitagawa will be watching the rest of the tournament, so that he’ll reveal to us the results of the tournament” said Kazuhiro.

    “That would be cool, Kazuhiro. Anyway, who is this Seiichi Kitagawa guy?” said Kana.

    “Oh, he’s one of the junior members of my own team” said Kazuhiro.

    “What is the name of that group, Kazuhiro?” asked Ichirō.

    “I named my own group as the Blue Verdant Fukuoka. It is one of the main groups of the Bravehearts of Fukuoka. Our group is composed of students from the Kashii Gakuen High School, mostly in my class. We also have junior members coming from the Kashii Gakuen Middle School” said Kazuhiro.

    “That was an awesome name, Kazuhiro! We recognized group that used the word ‘Verdant’ in our community” said Yūta.

    “They are the Verdant Dawn, co-led by Hanako Itō, Yūto Iwase and Akisada Shimada” said Manami.

    “They have recently participated at the Ōmori Invitationals” said Hiroko.

    “The tournament that we participated last week where we’re unfortunately not making it to the final” said Mitsuhiro Fuke.

    “Right now, as a group, we decided to travel north to Katsushika and watch the games of the invitational tournament” said Nodoka Komatsu.

    “And to be honest, your moves are awesome, Kazuhiro!” said Tsukiko Satō.

    “You’re good in making special moves against your opponents in the court!” said Kana.

    “I saw you one time when you’re doing an ankle breaker move against a guy who should have heated up” said Ichirō.

    “Yep. I made those moves to make sure that I’m dazzling over my opponents through my aura” said Kazuhiro.

    “Well, you’re such a cute boy, Kazuhiro! I like your appearance right now, but you’re seemed to be exhausted after all of your performance in the park” said Manami.

    “Yeah, after we lost in the quarterfinals, we decided to take a rest in the bench before we’re about to watch the rest of the matches in the park. Since you’re here to greet me, I’ll say that you guys are the biggest fans of me, inspiring your hero who came in to show his true meaning of braveheart” said Kazuhiro.

    “Wow! That was a nice compliment about my cousin, Kazuhiro-san. That was very nice” said Kana.

    “I have a feeling that you and Subaru have the same use of moves when they’re playing for the frontcourt” said Yūta.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Yūta-kun. Even I met him once two years ago during the Nationals, he’s such a valiant guy who can bring his own charisma to show his moves like a professional player just like his father who raised him to follow his dream of becoming the best basketball player in the county” said Kazuhiro.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kazuhiro-kun. So, since you assigned Seiichi and his team to watch the rest of the tournament, then why we should go for a walk before watching the final and then, I’ll bring you and your friends to the Misawa Resort Hotel? How’s that sound?” said Kana.

    “Well, that’s a kind and good idea to me, Kana-san. I’m in!” said Kazuhiro.

    “That’s great! Now, shall we go outside together before we’ll go to the south and meet my cousin and his team?” said Kana.

    “You bet, Kana-san!” said Kazuhiro.

    “Now that Kazuhiro is with us for a while, we’ll go together for sure!” said Yūta.

    “Yeah, Yūta-kun! Then, let’s go around and see around the park!” said Kazuhiro.

    “Sure!” said Kazuhiro while the other members of the Ōsumi Section would say “Yeah!”

    Meanwhile, back at the Misawa Resort Hotel, the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament is ongoing as the sun is about set in a few hours with the nighttime matches would be held later to conclude the elimination round.

    At the Outdoor Basketball Court #1, the Rainbow Angels and the Radiant Fuchsia would square off for the top spot of the group. The montage shows Tomoka, Mimi, Kazuko, Mizuki and Sayaka showing their moves in the court in the first three quarters. Then, the fourth quarter would be a more like a thriller for Subaru and his boys to watch.

    With 5:49 left in the game, the Rainbow Angels are leading the game by 9 against the Radiant Fuchsia. It seems that Tomoka and Sayaka are always battling with each other, despite they have different positions in the court. Megumi was assigned to be the sixth woman of the team for that game and she was able to help Tomoka and Kazuko to score points during the second quarter and then, coming off from the bench during the third quarter to score 8 points in the game. The current score right now is 67-58 in favor of the Rainbow Angels. The background of the song is 「スパッと! スパイ&スパイス」. This song is the opening song of RELEASE THE SPYCE and it performed by Tsukikage, composed of Yukari Anzai, Manami Numakura, Akane Fujita, Aya Suzaki, Yuri Noguchi and Aya Uchida.

    Rainbow Angels: Tomoka Minato (PG), Kazuko Kakimoto (SG), Mimi Balguerie (SF), Mizuki Koyama (PF), Hanako Kotobuki (C)
    Radiant Fuchsia: Itsuko Horiuchi (PG), Sayaka Ashihara (SG), Sayuri Hosaka (SF), Nanami Hachigō (PF), Rin Takamine (C)

    Sayaka is battling against Kazuko as she’s doing the crossover move on her. Then, Sayaka would use the acceleration drive to drive past Kazuko before she would be confronted by Tomoka.

    “So, it’s just in time to see me again, Tomoka. After a long rest, I’m finally ready to battle you!” said Sayaka.

    “Well, I’ll be glad to, Sayaka. Now, show me what you got!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Sayaka as she goes for the behind the back move on Tomoka, but Tomoka dodges the moves Sayaka did. Then, Sayaka would finally energize herself to use her special move, the Ray of Radiant Sun, to perform the double and drives past Tomoka.

    “Wow! That girl was so good with that move!” said Tomoka.

    Mimi was seeing Sayaka’s move for the first time after the latter didn’t use it during the first training. “I see! So, it looks like Sayaka is a playmaker. We all know that in our group that we’re good in shooting outside shots and interior defense, but that girl is the one I want to let her join to the varsity team.”

    Kazuko responds to Mimi. “Hey, I believe that Sayaka was trained by someone from western Kōtō, particularly in Sorasaki. She said to me that that girl was an intelligence agent to protect her hometown in that area.”

    The flashback shows Kazuko and Sayaka talking with each other last night during the break of their last training.

    “I heard that you’re training with someone outside Ōta. Who is that person training with you?” said Kazuko.

    “Oh, it’s a high school student from Kōtō named Momo Minamoto. She’s an intelligence agent in Sorasaki. It’s an area that was said to be near the water. Of course, Momo was a member of Tsukikage, an intelligence agency that protects people in her hometown. That’s why I started living Kōtō as a small girl before I moved to Ōta three years ago” said Sayaka.

    “How did you meet Momo and her friends the first time?” asked Kazuko.

    “Last Tuesday, Momo and her team called my entire team to train in the Outdoor Basketball Court #6. That’s where we’re working together with their Complete Synchronization Skill. Momo said to me that I’m good in running and she said that getting my new special move would allow me to accelerate myself and increasing my speed. It’s a speed boost reference if you ask me about that” said Sayaka.

    “Well, I’m glad that your training worked you hard, even with your groupmates too” said Kazuko.

    “Yep. That’s why I decided to register my team to compete at the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament, so that I’ll try my best to lead my team to the final” said Sayaka.

    “I bet that you’re a challenger to my team, aren’t you?” asked Kazuko.

    “Well, not before I found the results of the draw where both of us will face each other in Group A” said Sayaka.

    “Ah, I know that your team is ready to come at us, Sayaka! It’s getting fired up there in the tournament, but let’s make sure that when we’ll face each other, that match would be the best for between of us” said Kazuko.

    “Okay, Kazuko! You got it!” said Sayaka, smiling on her face to Kazuko as the flashback ends.

    “Wait, Kazuko. Do you think that Sayaka was actually born away from Ōta?” said Mimi.

    “Yes, she was. She was born in Kōtō before she moved to Ōta three years ago. That girl is seemed to be talented to me because of her specialty in acceleration and speed” said Kazuko.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kazuko-san. Sayaka was there in our training last Tuesday and she was able to show her skills when she was taking the three tests Mao-san had. I have a feeling that we have another potential player to be part of our team” said Mimi. While Mimi was explaining to Kazuko about Sayaka’s performance in last Tuesday’s training, Sayaka would shoot the ball with the Hydrangea Clutch and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 67, Radiant Fuchsia 60]

    “Well, I definitely agree!” said Kazuko.

    Tomoka gets the ball from Hanako before passing the ball to Mizuki. Mizuki and Nanami would face each other in the court. Mizuki would perform the crossover move on Nanami before going for the step back move.

    “I’m going to unleash my move now!” said Mizuki as she activates the Amethyst Collector as the violet aura emitting on her body. Mizuki would perform the behind the back move on Nanami while Nanami tries to dodge the move. Mizuki goes for the crossover escape move on Nanami and then, increases her speed to drive past Nanami.

    “Wow! She’s using her speed boost while activating her ability” said Nami.

    “That would allow her to spark her opponents with her moves all the way to the paint” said Megumi.

    “It’s getting better to see Mizuki playing for our team since she had lesser roles in the first two games, but in this game, she’s taking the place of you to concentrate on battling against Nanami” said Nami.

    “Yep. It’s true that we have two new players in the varsity team that they’ll team up with Mimi, Tsubaki, Hiiragi, Kagetsu and Masami. They’re more focused on accelerating their moves, so that they’ll get easy shots to shoot” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, Megumi-san!” said Nami.

    Mizuki would pass the ball to Kazuko before Kazuko would go for the pump fake on Itsuko with her Amethyst Valkyrie. Kazuko drives past Itsuko with the acceleration drive and then, shoots the ball with the Rising Amethyst. Kazuko’s shot would be successful. [Rainbow Angels 69, Radiant Fuchsia 60]

    Itsuko would be guarded by Kazuko, whose purple aura was glowing, however, Itsuko doesn’t matter about it as she goes for the escape move before passing the ball to Sayaka.

    “I’m going to make sure that Mimi will impress me of my moves, but for other things like battling with your moves, that’s what I’ll do if you have the ball on your hands, Tomoka” said Sayaka.

    “Well, my other teammates have their efforts to contribute for my team, but in a challenge like this, you and I are gonna see who proves the ground better. Now, it’s time for me to show the real meaning of determination” said Tomoka.

    “Okay, Tomoka. If that’s what you’re planning about stopping me, then let’s see if you try” said Sayaka.

    “Sure, Sayaka!” said Tomoka.

    Sayaka would use the between the legs move on Tomoka before increasing her speed to perform that move. Later, both Sayaka and Tomoka would make it to the paint. Tomoka finally glow her aura on her body before tightly guarding Sayaka.

    “Now, who’s going to prove the ground first?” asked Tomoka.

    “Well, of course, that would be me because I’m going to keep my speed for long!” said Sayaka as she goes for the crossover move before driving past Tomoka with the acceleration drive through her Ray of Radiant Sun. Then, Sayaka would jump high and prepare to shoot the ball with the finger roll, but Tomoka comes back and goes for the shot contest.

    “I’m not gonna let you shoot, Sayaka!” said Tomoka. As Sayaka releases the ball for the finger roll, Tomoka’s shot contest was proving well and the ball doesn’t drive in to the basket as it was bounced off from the rim.

    “What?! It didn’t work?!” surprisingly exclaimed Sayaka.

    “Now, get the rebound!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Hanako as she’s getting the ball for the rebound before passing the ball to Mizuki.

    “So, you think that you’re proving better? Nope. I’m the one who can go better to prove you!” said Tomoka before running through the other side of the court.

    “Then, I’ll catch up with you!” said Sayaka as she’s chasing Tomoka to the other side of the court.

    Mizuki would pass the ball to Tomoka before Sayaka catches Tomoka to guard her.

    “This is it!” said Mimi.

    “It’s going to be a grueling battle between these two girls!” said Kazuko.

    “I hope that Tomoka would get the best of Sayaka” said Mizuki.

    “We’ll see, Mizuki-san” said Hanako.

    Tomoka goes for the Shining Bloom ability as she goes for the crossover pass on Sayaka. Sayaka tries her best to dodge Tomoka’s moves by doing her moves of her own.

    “Tomoka’s going to show Sayaka how fast she is!” said Aoi.

    “Well, that’s a challenge to me, I’ll say!” said Kotori.

    “Yep. As her team is about to use their Complete Synchronization Skill, Tomoka had to power up her moves while her teammates will do the same thing” said Akiko Miyazaki.

    “I agree, Akiko-chan! Because Tomoka was good in playmaking moves, she can dazzle her moves through her Shining Bloom ability. It’s her ability to power up her special moves when her team is on a verge of activating their Complete Synchronization Skill. As a player-coach, Tomoka can take her role as the captain of the team while encouraging her teammates to show their willpower as well!” said Jun.

    “I believe that it’s just a warm-up to use their Complete Synchronization Skill. That’s going to spark things up for the final 5 minutes of the game” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Aoi-san!” said Jun.

    Tomoka continues to perform the crossover move on Sayaka before powering up through her pivot. “I’m about to get stronger, Sayaka, because here I come!” Tomoka would finally drive past Sayaka through the Sakura Drive.

    “Wow! She had just driven out Sayaka!” said Kotori.

    “That fuchsia aura had finally coming up on Tomoka’s body when she’s doing the drive!” said Akiko.

    “She’s roaring right now!” said Minako Kawaguchi.

    Tomoka would look at Mimi before passing the ball to her with the Sakura Pass. “Let’s go together, Mimi!”

    “You got it, Tomoka-chan!” said Mimi as she catches the ball with her right hand before shooting the ball with the Aurora Stratus Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 71, Radiant Fuchsia 60]

    “Nice shot, Mimi! That floater was very elegant!” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Mimi is shining herself just like Tomoka was!” said Nanako Funatani.

    “Thanks, girls! We’re about to spark things up finish the game!” said Mimi, thanking Mayumi and Nanako before speaking to Tomoka. “So, shall we ready to groove together?”

    “You bet, Mimi-san!” said Tomoka. “I’m feeling so good that we’re working together, but let’s make sure that the others will have their moves too!”

    “Yeah!” said Mimi.

    Itsuko would go for the crossover move on Kazuko before passing the ball to Sayuri. Sayuri and Tomoka would face each other.

    “What?! There’s no way you can switch places with Mimi!” said Sayuri.

    “That’s right, Sayuri-san! Mimi is now with Sayaka and she’s about to show some moves to her” said Tomoka.

    “Heh. We’ll see if you’re right about it. Sayaka!” said Sayuri as she’s calling Sayaka.

    “Yes, Sayuri-san, what do you want?” asked Sayaka.

    “You want to prove Mimi because you want to be part of the varsity team. Right?” said Sayuri.

    “Yeah, I’m finally thrilled to battle her. So, give me the ball!” said Sayaka.

    “Okay!” said Sayuri as she passes the ball to Sayaka with the shortstop pass.

    Sayuri smiles without saying a word before Tomoka says to her. “Okay, then it’s settled!”

    Sayaka, who is dribbling the ball, is watching over Mimi eye-to-eye. “It’s about time, Mimi. As I’m now a new member of your varsity team, I want to make sure that I’m going to become a better player to dazzle through my speed.”

    “I believe that you’re pumping up, Sayaka. After I had observed you for most of the time, I think that it’s time for us to clash” said Mimi.

    Sayaka was so excited about battling against her new teammate. So, she affirms the clash. “Okay, let’s duel!”

    Sayaka would accelerate herself before doing the between the legs move on Mimi while Mimi would tighten her defense to dodge Sayaka’s moves. The other players from both sides are witnessing this before their very eyes.

    “I’m going to drive you out, Mimi!” said Sayaka as she’s going for the Ray of Radiant Sun, keeping her use of moves before driving past Mimi.

    As Sayaka’s violet auras are glowing, she’s pressuring up to do any move she can get. Sayaka would shoot the ball with the Fuchsia Moonblast Shot. The ball drives to the basket and the Radiant Fuchsia cuts the Rainbow Angels’ lead to 9. [Rainbow Angels 71, Radiant Fuchsia 62]

    The crowd had exclaimed ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as they’re witnessing Sayaka’s special jump shot in the paint.

    “That girl was so strong!” said Kōme.

    “She had a potential to become a strong player in the future!” said Yuzuha.

    “I can’t believe that her acceleration and speed are her specialties when she’s in the court” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “It seems that Sayaka becomes fast-paced when she’s using her moves, but also she can endure herself to go for the defensive stops against her opponents in the court. I can say that she’s about to start her own career in Keishin as she’s possibly becoming one of the prospects to watch out this year” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Megumi-chan! Mimi and Sayaka are getting to know with each other when they’re present in their first training for the varsity team. I have to say that both Mimi and Sayaka are good in playing in the wing since they’re both shooting guards, but they have their different secondary positions. Mimi is a small forward while Sayaka is a point guard” said Jun.

    “Oh! I get it! They’re seemed to be focused on shooting outside the paint where they can shoot the ball through the mid-range or beyond the arc” said Megumi.

    “Also, they can perform playmaking moves, so that they’ll groove themselves” said Hitomi.

    “With both Mimi and Sayaka are ready to play together this year in Keishin, I believe that Keishin is ready to bring their first-ever championship in this year’s district tournament, but they’re going to train hard before the winter comes” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said Jun.

    Sayaka would walk onto Mimi before saying to her. “Now, are you impressing me, Mimi-san?”

    “Yes, Sayaka-san. I’m impressed with your moves that is simply dazzling, but also fast-pacing through your acceleration and speed. I could have learned that move, but I’m focus on outside shooting with my mind observation” said Mimi.

    Sayaka smiles to Mimi before patting her shoulder. “Well, you surprised me, Mimi. But I hope that you’ll be ready to see your moves because I’m going to observe you.”

    “Okay, then, this is my turn now!” said Mimi while Tomoka and Kazuko smile on their faces to see Sayaka having a great time to impress Mimi.

    Hanako passes the ball to Tomoka and Tomoka performs the crossover move on Itsuko before going for the step back iso move.

    Tomoka would see Mimi before passing the ball to the latter with the Sakura Pass. “Now, Mimi, go!”

    Mimi catches the ball and holds it for a bit before she was guarded by Sayaka. “Now that it’s my turn to shoot, let’s see if you’re worthy to stop me with your defense.”

    “Okay!” said Sayaka.

    Mimi dribbles the ball before doing the crossover move on Sayaka. Sayaka tightens her defense while guarding Mimi and dodges Mimi’s moves through her hands. Mimi thinks about Sayaka’s defense. “This girl is so good. She can outmatch my moves with her own. I think that she’s going to be good on the backcourt.”

    Mimi steps back one foot from Sayaka before driving past Sayaka with the Two Winds Connection.

    “Whoa!” She’s doing the Two Winds Connection drive!” said Kazue Futagawa,

    “I’m feeling thrilled when Mimi did that move over a strong player like Sayaka!” said Ayame Isurugi.

    “Way to go, Mimi! Just keep it up!” said Yurika Hashida.

    “Don’t lose your strength!” said Sawako Ishihara.

    Mimi smiles to her teammates in the bench before shouting at her teammates. “It’s time to make some moves with our fuchsia auras coming out strong!”

    “You got it!” said Tomoka, Kazuko, Mizuki and Hanako.

    Mimi would shoot the ball with the Aurora Beam Shot, a variant of a layup, and the ball drives to the basket. After her shot was made, Mimi would activate her own Complete Synchronization Skill, the Winding Aurora. [Rainbow Angels 73, Radiant Fuchsia 62]

    “Two winds will go breezing and blowing through our strength and acceleration! We should groove together to make our moves. Right, girls?” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka, Kazuko, Mizuki and Hanako.

    “Then, let’s bring this game a victory with our Winding Aurora!” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka, Kazuko, Mizuki and Hanako.

    With 4:33 left in the game, the match would be a thriller as both teams will go against each other with the strength and acceleration of their players. As Sayuri was able to perform the crossover move on Kazuko, Sayaka would call Sayuri.

    “Sayuri-san! Pass the ball to me!” said Sayaka.

    “Okay! I’ll go with that before our Complete Synchronization Skill is activated!” said Sayuri.

    “You got it!” said Sayaka. Sayuri would go for the iso spin move on Kazuko while getting a new move to pass the ball to Sayaka. The new move was called the Red Light Laser Pass.

    “Alright! Now that we’re about to spark up, we’ll prove that we’re going to get stronger this time! So, let’s activate our Complete Synchronization Skill!” said Sayaka.

    “Yeah!” said Itsuko, Sayuri, Nanami and Rin.

    “There they come! Sayaka is calling her teammates to prepare for their Complete Synchronization Skill. I believe this is going to be interesting!” said Nami.

    “Yeah, Nami-san! Something’s going to be dazzled out, but I’m sure this will be a clash between the auras in the court” said Megumi.

    “Well, here comes Sayaka as she’s going to dazzle her moves with her acceleration!” said Aoi.

    “Let’s hope that Mimi will be able to stop this” said Nami.

    “Mimi can observe her, Nami-san. This is her goal and she had to make a move if Sayaka is ready to drive past her” said Megumi.

    “I hope that you’re correct about this, Megumi” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, hopefully she will, Aoi-san” said Megumi.

    Mimi uses her ability, the French Aurora, as she’s observing Sayaka’s moves while she’s going to dodge those. Sayaka steps back before switching her use of hands from right to left before driving past Mimi with the Prowess Hydrangea.

    “Hey, that’s her new move!” said Kazuko.

    “Yeah, Kazuko. Sayaka had to power up with this once because she’s trying to prove better against our Mimi” said Mizuki before she’s going to run to the paint. “I’m going to stop this!”

    “Okay, Mizuki, but please be careful!” said Kazuko.

    “Sure!” said Mizuki.

    Sayaka would jump high before going for the Purple Hydrangea Star, a variant of a jump shot, before Mizuki arrives to surprise Sayaka.

    “Huh?!” surprisingly exclaimed Sayaka.

    “I’m going to block your shot!” said Mizuki.

    “Oh, really?” asked Sayaka as she goes for the pump fake on Mizuki. Mizuki and the members of the Rainbow Angels gasp in horror.

    “Sayaka goes for the pump fake!” said Jun.

    “No way! She’s doing that!” said Kotori.

    “Oh, my goodness! That move is stronger than her drive!” said Mayumi.

    “I believe that she was so good!” said Aoi.

    Mizuki would be speechless before turning to see Sayaka shooting the ball with the Purple Hydrangea Star in the corner. The ball drives to the basket and the Rainbow Angels’ lead are trimmed back to 9. [Rainbow Angels 73, Radiant Fuchsia 64]

    Sayaka would finally have her fuchsia aura on her body before her teammates would have that as well. “Mimi! I’m sure that you’re ready for this because our Complete Synchronization Skill is now here!”

    “Well, it’s about time to witness that since both teams are now powering up for the final four minutes of the game. By the way, what the name of the Complete Synchronization Skill would be?” said Mimi.

    Sayaka would answer calmly with her motivation. “I’ll call it the Fuchsia Raylight Halation!”

    “That was a good name, Sayaka, but hey, I know that this is going to be an epic one since both teams are now powering up” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I believe so, Mimi-san. Then, let’s see which team will prove better” said Sayaka.

    “Okay, Sayaka! You’re on!” said Mimi.

    Ayana Furukawa, the manager of the Radiant Fuchsia and the cousin of Takehiro Furukawa, speaks up to praise her players. “This is it. I’m so excited to see you playing with your auras. Maybe, I would be delighted to see if you’re going to stop Tomoka and her team. Let’s see if you prove the ground to defeat the Rainbow Angels.” Ayana shouts at Sayaka and her teammates. “Sayaka-chan and girls! Let’s show our true meaning of harmonization with our new special skill!”

    “Okay, Furukawa-san! We’re ready to stop the Rainbow Angels!” said Sayaka, Itsuko, Sayuri, Nanami and Rin.

    Aoi is pressured after the Radiant Fuchsia had also activated their Complete Synchronization Skill. “Now that Sayaka’s team had their CSS, then hopefully, our CSS will prove better against them.” Aoi shouts at Tomoka and her teammates. “Girls! I want to make sure that you’ll dazzle them out with your special moves!”

    “You got it, Aoi-san!” said Tomoka, Kazuko, Mimi, Mizuki and Hanako.

    The scoreboard was displayed while the time remaining is 4:15 left in the game. Tomoka would use her pivot while performing the behind the back move on Itsuko. Then, Tomoka passes the ball to Mizuki with the Sakura Pass. Mizuki would strengthen her move before doing the pump fake move.

    “Hah! Who’s better now?” said Mizuki as she shoots the ball with the Umbra Amethyst Hook, a variant of a hook shot, and her shot was good to go.

    Then, Sayaka goes for the crossover move on Mimi before passing the ball to Sayuri. Sayuri does the behind the back move and then, the spin move to move away from Kazuko. Then, Sayuri throws the ball up high for the alley-oop pass. “Let’s make it spark, Rin!”

    “Okay!” said Rin Takamine as she dunks the ball for the alley-oop dunk.

    Tomoka drives past Itsuko with the Sakura Drive before passing the ball to Kazuko. Kazuko activates her Amethyst Valkyrie ability as she dazzles herself with her moves while facing off against Sayuri.

    “I’m going to make sure that you’re not gonna stop me!” said Kazuko.

    “Oh, yeah, I will take you down like this!” said Sayuri as she’s trying to go for the steal, but Kazuko goes for the Bright Amethyst Drive to drive past Sayuri. “Gah! She’s too much for me to stop!”

    “Checkmate! You’re going down!” said Kazuko before shooting the ball with the Rising Amethyst in the post.

    Itsuko passes the ball to Nanami with the Purple Ranger Pass and Nanami clashes with her strength against Mizuki. Then, Nanami would go for the fake on Mizuki and then, shoots the ball with the Hawkeye Clutch.

    “That should do it!” said Nanami after finishing her dunk and the scene changes to the scoreboard with the Rainbow Angels are still leading by 9, 77-68, with 3:24 left in the game.

    Kazuko would go for the behind the back move on Sayuri before passing the ball to Hanako. Hanako would drive past Rin quickly with the Colorful Aurora Drive.

    “Oh, you gotta be kidding me!” said Rin, who was shocked to see Hanako’s aura glowing stronger.

    “That’s right, Rin! I’m the one who can show my enthusiasm!” said Hanako as she successfully makes the Shutter Claw Shot.

    Sayuri passes the ball to Itsuko, who would go for the Unburden Purplegate to use her dribbling moves on Tomoka. Itsuko would step back two feet away from Tomoka before shooting the ball with the Radiant Sparkle, a variant of a three-point shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 81, Radiant Fuchsia 71]

    “Itsuko scores three points with that three-point jump shot!” said Megumi.

    “That girl is more focused on shooting from outside the three-point line” said Anzu.

    “I guess that we need our girls to shoot threes as well” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yeah!” said Megumi and Anzu.

    Tomoka would drive past Itsuko with the Sakura Drive before passing the ball to Kazuko. Kazuko would shoot the ball with the Rising Amethyst from beyond the arc. [Rainbow Angels 84, Radiant Fuchsia 71]

    “Nice shot, Kazuko!” said Mizuki as she gives Kazuko a high five.

    “Yeah! Thanks, Mizuki-san!” said Kazuko.

    Sayaka would shoot the Fuchsia Raylight Three-Point Projectile after getting the ball from the pass by Rin. The ball would drive in to the basket easily, compared to Kazuko’s. [Rainbow Angels 84, Radiant Fuchsia 74]

    “I’m not giving up!” said Sayaka.

    Mimi would go for the spin move on Sayaka before driving past her with the Two Winds Connection. “Hanako-san! Pass!” Mimi passes the ball to Hanako with the Prisma Pass for Hanako to shoot the ball with the Akamatsu Windmill Dunk. [Rainbow Angels 86, Radiant Fuchsia 74]

    As the game comes down to the final two minutes of the game, both teams would still show their auras with their moves. Tomoka banks the Shiny Floater over Nanami and then, it was followed by Rin scoring two more points with the Supernova Beauty Claw, a variant of a contact layup.

    Mizuki would use her strength while battling against Nanami before trying to shoot the ball with the Umbra Amethyst Hook, but in a big surprise, Nanami blocks the shot.

    “There’s no way you can score!” said Nanami while Mizuki gasps in horror.

    The ball would be caught by Sayuri before passing the ball to Itsuko. Tomoka catches up to meet Itsuko before both players clash with their pivots. Itsuko would go for the jab step before doing the Radiant Floater, a variant of a floater.

    “You think that you can shoo that, Itsuko?” asked Tomoka as she goes for the shot contest on Itsuko’s shot and Itsuko’s shot would be missed with the ball bounces off from the rim.

    “What?! It can’t be?!” said Itsuko.

    The ball would be landed on the hands of Sayaka. “Gotcha!” Itsuko would be relieved as she smiles to see Sayaka getting the ball. Sayaka would be guarded by both Mimi and Kazuko.

    “It’s the double team, Sayaka-san!” said Itsuko.

    “Stop them!” said Sayuri.

    Sayaka nods to agree with Itsuko and Sayuri. “Okay!” Sayaka would perform the crossover move on both players before driving past both Mimi and Kazuko.

    “Whoa! What is that?!” said Aoi.

    “That is the Prowess Hydrangea! Sayaka’s speed is doubled when she’s driving past both players” said Jun.

    “Oh, my! This is not going to be good for our team” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, especially, Tomoka must be more focused on stopping Sayaka” said Jun.

    “I agree, Jun” said Aoi.

    As Sayaka is about to shoot the ball with the Hydrangea Star Shot, Mizuki would come out again, preparing to block Sayaka’s shot.

    “You’re not let it shoot, Sayaka!” said Mizuki.

    “Then, I’ll go with…” said Sayaka before she was interrupted by Tomoka.

    Tomoka hastily appears to guard Sayaka, creating the double team against Sayaka. “If you mess up with my friends, then you’ll have to battle me, Sayaka! I’m the one with my pure heart and I have to stop you!”

    “Tomoka!” said Mimi, Kazuko and Hanako as another double team was formed in the Rainbow Angels, this time by Tomoka and Mizuki.

    “What are you doing here, Tomoka? You should stay away from her. I’m about to block that shot of hers!” said Mizuki.

    “You can’t! You must believe me, Mizuki. We can stop Sayaka together!” said Tomoka.

    Mizuki would lower her voice before responding to her. “But why, Tomoka?”

    “Because if you do that, Sayaka will drive you out with the fake just like she did it to you earlier” said Tomoka before putting her left hand into the chest. “I must go with my defense, Mizuki.”

    “Fine. Let’s do this!” said Mizuki.

    “That’s my girl, Mizuki! You can do this with Tomoka!” said Kazuko.

    “I hope that you’ll be able to stop Sayaka with your moves” said Mimi.

    “Okay! I’ll do this for you, Mimi and Kazuko!” said Mizuki.

    “Okay!” said Mimi and Kazuko.

    Tomoka and Mizuki are tightening their defense to guard on Sayaka, who is trying to get out of the double team. Sayaka would step back before Mizuki shouting at Tomoka. “There she comes, Tomoka!”

    Sayaka would release the ball from her hands, doing the Purple Hydrangea Star in the corner again. Tomoka would go for the shot contest. “I’ll not let you shoot!”

    The shot contest from Tomoka proves well on Sayaka’s shot as Sayaka’s shot would be missed just in time before the shot clock was about to run out.

    “Darn it! I’ll get that ball back!” said Sayaka as she was able to grab the ball with her right hand before trying to shoot the ball with the Hydrangea Clutch, but Mizuki finally blocks the shot.

    “Get that shot out of here, Sayaka! You don’t belong here!” said Mizuki before the shot clock was up. Yasue Kakizono, the sister of Satsuki Kakizono and a second year middle student of the Ōmori Dairoku Middle School, blows her whistle to call for the turnover on the Radiant Fuchsia.

    “Twenty-four second violation. Light uniform ball” said Yasue Kakizono.

    Mizuki was sighing in relief after blocking Sayaka’s shot in the last second. “Whew. I’m feeling good, Tomoka.”

    “Yeah, that was a nice block on Sayaka’s shot, Mizuki. Well done!” said Tomoka.

    “Thanks, Tomoka-chan!” said Mizuki before Sayaka was not losing her faith as she steps up to meet Tomoka and Mizuki.

    “You know, I was wrong about proving myself to defeat you, but it seems that my team had been working hard with our Complete Synchronization Skill. I know that my team’s new moves are awesome, but I want to impress you and Mimi. Is that okay to you?” said Sayaka.

    Mimi would step up alongside Kazuko. “Sayaka, you have your skills in basketball. Right?” Sayaka nods in agreement. “Then, I want to see you with your moves every time I observed you the entire game. Now that you’re brave enough to express your feelings on how you get your shot blocked, you realize that you’re losing your pressure. That’s why I want you to impress me with your moves you have and then, by the time the match will be up very soon, I’ll be happy to see you perfuming very well. Will you do that for me?”

    “Of course, I do, Mimi! As I’m your new teammate of your varsity team, I’ll have to dazzle myself with my moves that I will show you!” said Sayaka.

    “Okay, then, promise me not to lose your hope, Sayaka. I’m going to observe you” said Mimi.

    “Okay!” said Sayaka.

    Nanami shouts at Sayaka louder as Nanami was now on the other side of the court. “Come on, Sayaka! We still have our work to do!”

    “Okay, Nanami-san!” said Sayaka before turning to meet Tomoka, Kazuko, Mimi and Mizuki. “Then, let’s make sure that this match will never forget between the two of us, Mimi.”

    “Sure, Sayaka! It would be my pleasure to impress me with your strength and acceleration” said Mimi.

    “You got it!” said Sayaka.

    Hanako passes the ball to Mimi before running though the other side of the court. Mimi sees Tomoka, who is now ready to position herself to play. “Tomoka-chan! Catch!” Mimi would pass the ball to Tomoka with the Prisma Pass.

    Tomoka would grab the ball before she would be battling against Itsuko. “This is it. With 105 seconds left in the game, I have to win this match for sure.”

    Tomoka activates her ability, the Shining Bloom, before doing the crossover move on Itsuko. Then, Tomoka goes for the spin move on Itsuko to drive past her with the Sakura Drive. Tomoka passes the ball to Hanako with the Sakura Pass. “Hanako-san! Catch!”

    Hanako would grab the ball with her right hand before clashing with Rin.

    “You’re trying to stop me, Hanako?” asked Rin.

    “Yep. Because it’s time for me to motivate myself!” said Hanako as she goes for the post up move before shooting the ball with the Akamatsu Circle Shot. [Rainbow Angels 88, Radiant Fuchsia 76]

    Sayaka dazzles her moves before driving past Mimi with the Prowess Hydrangea before passing the ball to Itsuko, who would shoot the ball with the Radiant Sparkle. The ball drives to the basket, which allows the Radiant Fuchsia to cut the Rainbow Angels’ lead to 9. [Rainbow Angels 88, Radiant Fuchsia 79]

    Kazuko would perform the crossover move on Sayuri through the Amethyst Valkyrie ability before driving past her with the Bright Amethyst Drive.

    “Pass the ball to me, Kazuko!” said Mizuki.

    “Okay!” said Kazuko as she passes the ball to Mizuki through the Amethyst Heart Pass. Mizuki would try to shoot the ball with the Umbra Amethyst Hook.

    However, Sayaka takes in to block the shot of Mizuki. “You can’t have that one!” Mizuki was shocked that her shot was missed, thanks to the massive block by Sayaka.

    Rin takes the ball for the rebound. “Catch, Sayuri!” Rin passes the ball to Sayuri with the lance pass before the time enters to the final minute of the game.

    “With only 1 minute left in the game, we have to get our chance to win the game by draining threes beyond the arc. We should do that, girls!” said Sayaka.

    “Yeah!” said Itsuko, Sayaka, Nanami and Rin.

    “We don’t want to let that happen! We should keep our Complete Synchronization Skill for the rest of the game. Let’s stop them now!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Kazuko, Mimi, Mizuki and Hanako.

    Itsuko would stop at the free throw line before passing the ball to Nanami with the Purple Ranger Pass. Nanami would go for the acceleration drive to drive past Hanako with the Deciduous Arrow.

    “I’ll stop you!” said Mizuki as she stops Nanami from driving through the post.

    “Okay, let’s see if you do well!” said Nanami.

    “You got it!” said Mizuki. The battle between Nanami and Mizuki would begin with both players use their moves as they’re trying to reach the paint.

    “Come on, Mizuki! You can do it!” said Kazuko.

    “Don’t let her get that ball!” said Sayuri.

    Nanami would step back before driving past Mizuki with the Deciduous Arrow, but Mizuki is using her resiliency to keep on guarding Nanami.

    “I told you that you won’t drive past me!” said Mizuki.

    “Whatever. I’ll shoot it now!” said Nanami as she successfully lets Mizuki to box out and shoots the ball with the Hawkeye Sunrise Shot, a variant of a fadeaway shot, but it misses.

    “You can’t score with that, Nanami! I’m forcing you to miss that shot away from my strength!” said Mizuki. Nanami growls in anger after missing the shot.

    “Nice defense, Mizuki! You’re outsmarting her!” said Kazuko.

    “You did really a great job in stopping that girl!” said Hanako.

    “Thanks, but I’m not done yet!” said Mizuki.

    “What is it, Mizuki-san?” asked Kazuko, but before she knows it, Sayaka grabs the ball and she’s about to shoot the ball with the Fuchsia Raylight Three-Point Projectile.

    “Sayaka is about to shoot that three-point shot and I will block it now!” said Mizuki as she uses her strength to go for the block on Sayaka’s special shot. Mizuki was able to block the three-point shot of Sayaka, just in time.

    “What!? No way!” said Sayaka while Mizuki grins on her face.

    “Alright! Another block by Mizuki on Sayaka’s shot!” said Nami.

    “And that will seal the game early!” said Megumi.

    The ball would be landed on the hands of Mimi as she’s going for the fast break play.

    “Let’s finish this with our usual strategy I used in the Hasegawa Cup!” said Mimi.

    “Okay!” said Tomoka, Kazuko, Mizuki and Hanako.

    The Aurora Ascendance would be activated as the Rainbow Angels are now fast in running through the court. Mimi passes the ball to Kazuko with the Prisma Pass before Kazuko doing the ankle breaker move on Sayuri. Sayuri stumbles to the ground and was being driven past by Kazuko. Kazuko would shoot the ball with the Amethyst Round Floater, a variant of a floater, to score two more points for the dagger. [Rainbow Angels 90, Radiant Fuchsia 79]

    Then, Itsuko would pass the ball to Sayuri with the Purple Ranger Pass. Sayuri would dazzle out Kazuko with the Red Arrow Ignition before passing it to Sayaka. Sayaka would go for the pump fake on Mimi before shooting the ball with the Hydrangea Star Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 90, Radiant Fuchsia 81]

    “Yes! Finally, I got it, Mimi! I finally surprise you with my special shot!” said Sayaka.

    “Wow! You surprise me, Sayaka! That was nice! I can’t say that you’re too good to stop me, but it feels like you’re going to need more work with your shots. For now, I’m pleased with your performance, even you stopped me thrice” said Mimi.

    “You bet, Mimi-san! Thank you very much!” said Sayaka while Mimi smiles on the former through compassion.

    With thirteen seconds left in the game, Tomoka and her team are ready to finish the game. Kazuko passes the ball to Hanako before Hanako would go for the defense on Rin. Hanako drives past Rin with the Shiny Akamatsu Accelerator before passing the ball to Tomoka.

    “Tomoka-chan! Catch!” said Hanako.

    Tomoka grabs the ball with her right hand before saying to Hanako. “Got it! I’ll finish this with the three-point shot!”

    Hanako smiles to Tomoka and says to her through her determination. “Okay, then, go for it!” Tomoka would shoot the ball with the Shining Camellia Three-Point Shot over the face of Itsuko and the ball drives to the basket as Yasue Kakizono blows her whistle to announce the final score of the game.

    “Game over! The Rainbow Angels wins the match!” said Yasue Kakizono as the Rainbow Angels are finally delighted to have their third win in the group, which means it’s a sweeping of a group for them as they defeated three straight opponents in that group. The final score is 93-81, in favor of the Rainbow Angels.

    “We won, girls! Nice job, everyone!” said Tomoka as she gives Kazuko, Mimi and Hanako a high five before speaking to Mizuki. “Especially for you, Mizuki! You’re a great player to stand up for our team!”

    Tomoka gives Mizuki a high five as well before Mizuki responds to Tomoka. “Thanks! It was one hell of a fight between us and Sayaka’s team. I believe that Mimi had finally known about Sayaka’s moves.”

    “Yep. Sayaka had surprised Mimi thrice, but she can’t able to stop us” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, Tomoka! Now that we won against them, I guess that it’s a sweep for our group!” said Kazuko.

    “You got that right, Kazuko-san! Like the boys, we’re going 3-0 into the knockout tournament!” said Tomoka.

    “I’m sure that things are about to spark up for our group once we’re heading to the knockout tournament. I’m thrilled to play for that!” said Hanako.

    “It sure is, Hanako-san. Since we’re the top team in Group A, we will face off against the fourth best third-placed team in the first round” said Mimi.

    “That’s right, Mimi-san! We’ll have to wait for tonight to determine our first opponent in the knockout round. I’m sure that it’s going to be a different story to have a different opponent coming from different groups” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I agree, Tomoka-chan!” said Mimi before Sayaka appears to meet the members of the Rainbow Angels. Sayaka’s teammates were also present.

    Sayaka would put her hands into her chest before saying to Tomoka, Kazuko, Mimi, Mizuki and Hanako. “Mimi and friends, I’m feeling good about this epic match! I love the way you dazzle with your moves and I was so thrilled to battle you in the court. But at least, I might be saying that your team was awesome! Now that you girls will go to the knockout round as the best team in Group A, for us, we’ll be entering to the knockout round as well as the second-placed team in Group A.”

    “Sayaka, you’re a good prospect to be part of our team. I hope that you’ll keep on continuing your use of your new moves when we’re in a real match in Keishin. But I have to say that we have seven months to train together before entering to the district tournament, the first stage of qualification to the National Championship” said Mimi.

    “Oh! I never expect to have that tournament before, Mimi. That was where all teams will square off for four spots to advance to the prefectural tournament” said Sayaka.

    “Yep. That’s why I need you to be part of our team and make sure that we’ll be ready to groove together and win the tournament! Right, girls?” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said Kazuko and Mizuki.

    Sayaka would smile on her face, reaffirming her determination to help Mimi and her friends to lead Keishin Academy into the Ōta Elementary School Girls’ Basketball Tournament Championship. “Well, I’m for that, Mimi, Kazuko and Mizuki! Let’s make the difference to groove together and bring the gold in our school!”

    “Yeah!” said Mimi, Kazuko and Mizuki.

    “Now that our team will be going to the knockout tournament, let’s find out if the other groups will be able to make it as well!” said Hanako.

    “Yeah, Hanako-san! I’m sure that the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament will about to spark things up for the knockout round and hopefully, our team will walk away with the championship!”

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Later, the match between two winless teams, the Katsura Swordswomen and the Nagamoto Flames, would be a thriller as the Katsura Swordswomen was able to overcome the Nagamoto Flames in a 97-68 blowout victory.

    Kaguya Katsura shouts at her teammates for her team’s victory. “We won the match, team! I believe that we’re most likely going to make it to the knockout tournament!”

    “Yeah, Kaguya-san! I’m sure that we’re performing very well against the young girls from the Nagamoto Flames, but hopefully, we’ll make progress in the knockout tournament” said Kazuha Koga.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kazuha-san! Hopefully, we’ll be able to make the final cut in the knockout round once the qualification for the third-placed teams will be coming out later” said Kaguya.

    “Since we’re placed third in the group, it will be a gamble for us if we’re gonna make it to the knockout round or not” said Airi Shinma.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Airi-san. Let’s make sure that our Katsura Swordswomen will make it to the knockout tournament!” said Kaguya.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Katsura Swordswomen.

    In Group B of the girls’ tournament, the first game was much contested as the Peach Maples Keishin defeated the Sounds and Maples, 70-60, but in the second game, it comes down to the wire between Sakiko Toshima and Yumi Kaneda.

    At the Outdoor Basketball Court #2, Sakiko would battle against Yumi as they clash with each other in the court. Sakiko would look at the scoreboard where it says that the game is tied at 66 with 18 seconds left in the game.

    “There are 18 seconds remaining to end the match. Whoever wins the match will be going to the knockout round. So, let’s make this game come to an end with the win, girls!” said Sakiko.

    “Okay!” said Suzuka Satō (point guard), Mitsuki Nakagawa (shooting guard), Ayaka Kondo (power forward) and Fujiko Toyama (center).

    Sakiko would go for the crossover move on Yumi before doing the acceleration drive on Yumi. Sakiko finally drives past Yumi before trying to shoot the ball with the jump shot. However, Miyuki Itagaki would come out, trying to block Sakiko’s shot.

    “I’m not gonna let you shoot, Sakiko!” said Miyuki Itagaki.

    “No, you won’t!” said Sakiko as she goes for the pump fake before shooting the ball with the driving dunk to let her team regaining the lead with the score 68-66.

    “Six seconds remaining!” said Kazusa Kitagawa, a member of the Haneda Eleven and a sixth grade student from the Kasuragi Elementary School.

    “Let’s catch them up!” said Mitsuki.

    “Okay!” said Sakiko as the girls of the Azure Wind are trying to stop the Black Dragons of Ōta from getting the win.

    Yumi passes the ball to Naoko Maeda before Naoko tries to shoot the three-point shot for her team’s win, however, Mitsuki Nakagawa finally blocks Naoko’s shot strongly.

    “Too late, Naoko! It’s game over!” said Mitsuki Nakagawa as the match would be over and the Azure Wind had defeated the Black Dragons of Ōta.

    “Game over! The Azure Wind wins the match!” said Kazusa Kitagawa.

    “We did it! We win this match for Kana and her friends!” said Sakiko.

    “That means, we’re going to the knockout tournament!” said Suzuka.

    “Alright!” said Sakiko, Mituski, Ayaka Kondo and Fujiko Toyama.

    “You did a great job in stopping the Black Dragons of Ōta’s chances to make it to knockout round, Mitsuki! You’re awesome!” said Sakiko.

    “Thanks, Sakiko-chan! I’m glad that it was a fight to the finish since we made the comeback” said Mitsuki.

    “Yeah, Mitsuki! This fourth quarter comeback was great for us to score many points in that quarter” said Ayaka Kondo.

    “You made two blocks in that quarter. One for Yumi and the other for Naoko” said Fujiko Toyama.

    “The one you made to end the match with the win” said Suzuka.

    “Yep. I know that you girls couldn’t have done without me, but it’s great that a win for us will propel ourselves to the next round!” said Mitsuki.

    “You got it, Mitsuki!” said Sakiko while Suzuka, Ayaka and Fujiko share their smiles and giggles as they celebrate their victory over the Azure Wind.

    At the Basketball Court #3, the Tama Dragonworks outlasted the Team Cumulus, 86-55, in the first game. And in the second game, Asumi and her teammates are doing their great job in defeating the South Bay Ōta with the score of 76-61.

    As the final whistle was blown, Asumi and her teammates are celebrating their win in the court.

    “Alright! We’re the top team in Group C, girls! Which means, we’ll be going to the knockout round with a 3-0 win-loss record, just like the Rainbow Angels did!” said Asumi.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Temperate Celadon.

    At the Basketball Court #4, the boys of the Azure Wind had defeated the Widening Gardenia, 85-79, but the boys of Team Purple would lose to the Katsura Swordsmen, 70-78.

    After losing to the Katsura Swordsmen, Ichiro Hosoya and his friends are meeting with Kentarō Iguchi and his team.

    “We lost, Kentarō. Those guys from the Katsura Swordsmen are proved too much for us” said Ichiro Hosoya.

    “Oh, that’s a shame. That loss would possibly boot your team out of the tournament with a 1-2 record, but with the big win over the Widening Gardenia earlier, which the score is 76-54, still allows your team to go green light” said Kentarō.

    “What do you mean, Kentarō?” asked Ichiro.

    “It means that your team’s point difference is +7. That means, your team would still have a chance to make it to the knockout round” said Junichi Nakatani.

    “Well, I hope that it’s gonna happen, Junichi. We don’t know if the other teams who have placed third have different results compared to us” said Ichiro.

    “There’s a chance that they might have better point differential compared to ours” said Sōichi Maeyama.

    “Don’t worry about that. There’s a miracle can happen in the tournament if your team is lucky to make the final cut” said Junichi Nakatani.

    “Junichi’s right, boys. Just relax and wait for the results to be revealed later” said Kentarō.

    “Okay, we understand” said the boys of Team Purple.

    For the last two groups of the boys’ tournament, the Sounds and Maples and Team Suga have swept their groups as they defeated the Hanamura Voyagers (74-61) and the Red Arrows of Kugahara (88-58). The rest are the Green Breeze Connection stopped the Matsui Antlers, 79-71, and Team Mizutani-Nishina marked their first 100 points in the game as they blasted the White Camellia Magome, 100-65.

    Part 3 will be on the next post.

  7. #487
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 138: "Rise Together, Rainbow Angels! (Part 3)"

    Part 3

    At the garden of the Misawa Resort Hotel, the Rainbow Angels would stay together while waiting for the other teams that represented the Bravehearts to join, in order to take their shower together at the locker rooms of the Recreational Center.

    “And with that, the elimination round has finally ended. This means that the knockout tournament would be stacked. Everything would be prepared for tomorrow’s games as this will be a clash of brave and wind teams, competing for the gold” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, Subaru-san! I can’t believe that most of our allies have also advanced to the knockout tournaments too! Once the bracket will be revealed later tonight, we’ll be ready to see who will be facing with” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah! It’s been a while that a new era has reached in Ōta and everything has gone a better start for us” said Subaru.

    “Of course, Subaru! I thought our hard times may hit us hard, but it seems that we’re good enough to show our pride, courage and willpower” said Aoi.

    “Especially for the young members in our group, running together as one family of bravehearts and angels” said Kazunari.

    “I agree to those, Aoi and Kazunari. We must keep our formation up, so that we’ll make sure that we’ll be able to change everything in Ōta once it reaches to the first set of major competitions in our careers under a new era” said Subaru.

    “Yeah!” said Aoi and Kazunari.

    “Since the Rainbow Angels are more compassionate and more determined to keep their pride, courage and willpower, everyone in our group will end up making their future brighter” said Jirō.

    “But since the Dragons of Ōta was in hiatus for a year, I believe that we might have the right time to form our own domination through connections between us and those in the southern parts of our hometown” said Banri.

    “It feels like you’re planning about partnership with the other groups in Ōta, right?” asked Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru, Aoi, Kazunari, Jirō and Banri.

    “It seems that we’re the ones who can change everything in Ōta to make youth basketball even better with new prospects coming out to shine, although it will be taking a long time to fulfill it for a year” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “And also, there are many players who have the hearts to trust with others and that’s why making the difference would be our time to step up in the future” said Shinsuke Nagatomo.

    “Well, I’m sure that we need some new ideas to make our community more harmonious and livelier with our purified hearts and endless memories” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I agree, Tomoka-chan!” said Mayumi and Shinsuke.

    “Remember when I said to you about our planned vacation in Nagoya? In case you don’t know what happened, my cousin Kira Ōgaki and Shinobu Miyamoto have their own group known as the Bravehearts of Nagoya” said Jun.

    “Oh, I get it. So, it must be a connection between two big groups of bravehearts that are more determined to make their difference for the future of ourselves” said Tomoka.

    “Also, there are different groups that have been associated in our group. That means, we might know Kira and Shinobu if they have the same thing” said Mimi.

    “Of course, Mimi! They have their own connection with their friends through their favorite colors they have” said Jun.

    “Kira is sporting a blush-colored hair while Shinobu is sporting a maroon-colored hair. That’s why Kira said that her group represented passion and generosity of their community” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Hold on a second, Kazue-san. Are you a relative of Kira?” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, Aoi! I’m the cousin of Kira Ōgaki through my paternal side of my family. My father Seishō lived in Nara before moving to Tokyo and I’m one of the seven siblings of him and his wife Masami. Of course, both Seishō and Shintarō, Kira’s father, are brothers” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Wow! What a coincidence you have, Kazue! I can’t believe that you and Kira are close with each other” said Megumi.

    “That’s right, Megumi-san! Since then, we connected with each other through online chat. Kazue feels happy to see me when we’re online and sometimes, we meet each other during the summer break” said Kazue.

    “When and why did you move your home from Nara to Tokyo?” asked Subaru.

    “Back when I was six years old. After graduated from a daycare center, my family had moved to Tokyo, in order to have a better income for my parents to find their new jobs. As for me, I decided to study in a prestigious school in the Tsukuba Gakuen Elementary School. It was the school that was more focused on keeping their courage and creating their future with their own ideas” said Kazue.

    “Did you able to play for the varsity team?” asked Kimiya Katsura.

    “Uh, not really, Kimiya-san. I wasn’t talented just like the other schoolmates in my class” said Kazue.

    “Currently, you’re a sixth grader, right?” asked Tomoka.

    “Yep. I’m staying at the Tsukuba Gakuen Elementary School for five years and now, this is my sixth year within the school as the sixth grader. I will be planning to stay in Tsukuba Gakuen for middle school” said Kazue.

    “That’s great, Kazue-san! I hope that you’ll be able to keep connecting with your friends in that school. Then, when you are graduating from elementary school, you’ll be ready to move up another level to middle school” said Tomoka.

    “You got it!” said Kazue.

    “Jun, your relatives in Nagoya are close to Kira because she was compassionate in becoming a singer and a basketball player. She always inspired you to become a singer when your parents died a long time ago” said Banri.

    “Yes, I agree! As I’m a member of the Gotō clan, I want to inspire everyone through my purified heart and hopefully, I will expect to meet my relatives in Nagoya soon” said Jun.

    “It sure is, Jun-san! I believe that we’re expecting to go to Nagoya and meet your relatives in your hometown. I’m sure that your cousins and relatives will throw a party for you” said Tomoka.

    “Yep. Everyone knows that I’m a singer now and I would be glad that everyone will have warmest smiles and courageous hearts when they’ll see me again in Nagoya” said Jun.

    “Then, I hope that you’ll be able to work on your performance with your band, Jun. They believe that your band was awesome and cute” said Megumi.

    “Yes, that’s true, Megumi-san! Now that Nozomi, Sora, Kurumi, Kōme, Yuzuha and I will perform together, I’ll make sure that my band show their melody and harmony, so that everyone will be happy to see us performing gracefully” said Jun.

    “It seems that you’re ready now for the concert too, Jun! I bet that your last night’s practice with them are more harmonizing” said Anzu.

    “Yeah, it was a big time to work on the new songs I made. I bet that Kyō will be preparing something for us later when we’re going to meet each other” said Jun.

    “I believe in you, Jun. That’s how our friends will do make us happy” said Anzu.

    “Me too, Jun-san! You’re our friend and you’re always ready to show your smile in front of us” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Just sing out with your voice and be admired to everyone” said Megumi.

    “Yes, I will! Thanks for your advices, everyone!” said Jun.

    “You’re welcome!” said Anzu, Junichi Kamisaka and Megumi.

    Jirō would pull his phone out from the pocket before reading it. Then, he taps on Jun’s shoulder. “Jun.”

    “Oh, yes, Jirō-san. I know that you surprised me” said Jun.

    “Yeah, I looked at the message from my friends at the mansion that the dinner will be ready soon as the birthday celebration of Sarasa Ryuō will be held at 7:30 in the evening. So, we have one hour to prepare for her birthday party at the hall” said Jirō.

    “Okay, I got it, Jirō-san!” said Jun before she and Jirō would talk to the members of the Rainbow Angels. “Everyone! As Sarasa’s birthday celebration will start soon, we’ll all enter to the hall and see that place full of guests from Sarasa’s family and friends.”

    “So, all of you must take their shower at the locker room to make sure that you’re all refreshed and you’re ready to go. The entire coaching staff will go early while the rest will meet up with us at the living room of the mansion. Okay?” said Jun.

    “Okay, Jun-san! We got it!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels would do their team chant while Subaru shouts first. “As our team is about rise in a new era in Ōta, we’ll make sure that we’ll run together as one family of bravehearts…”

    The members of the Rainbow Angels would shout together in unison before completing their team chant. “…and angels!” The Rainbow Angels have swept their respective groups to become the top teams in their respective groups. Now that they’re the top team in their respective groups, they’ll be entering to the knockout round of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament tomorrow. It is expected that the Rainbow Angels are hopefully going to continue their fighting spirit to dominate the tournament and hopefully, they’ll make it to the finals. The members of the Rainbow Angels will go to the locker room to take their shower while Jirō, Jun and the coaching staff will go to the mansion to meet up with them as the birthday celebration for Sarasa Ryuō, a member of Ongaku Shoujo, will about to begin very soon.

    [ENDING: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS ED: 「Rolling! Rolling! 」 by RO-KYU-BU!]

    UP NEXT: Chapter 139: “Sarasa Ryuō’s Birthday Party”

    The Rainbow Angels have finally swept the eliminations and made them the top team in their groups. Aside from that, they’ll be going to the knockout tournament. It’s great that the Rainbow Angels are coming out strong, so that they’ll dominate the tournament until the finals. Speaking of which, I finally come up with the theme song for the tournament, which is Get goal!, the opening song of Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS, performed by RO-KYU-BU! I want to make this tournament spiced up with that song because this is where the Rainbow Angels will have their own pride, courage and willpower to create with, so that they’ll be strong in dominating the tournament. I also even use the ending song of Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS, which is Rolling! Rolling!, to end this chapter like a blooming flower that shined the day. As the first day of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament had been ended, the Rainbow Angels are going back to the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel for the birthday party of Sarasa Ryuō, which will be the next update! I’ll see you on September 18 (Wednesday) for the next update!

  8. #488
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    When I start following Ongaku Shoujo last year, I like those girls because they are so cute and so beautiful when they sing together in the stage before their fans, generally the audience. Now, it’s time to celebrate the birthday of one of the members of the Music Girls, Sarasa Ryuō. Sarasa Ryuō was born in Kōfu, Yamanashi and she was one third of the three-member girl group H ☆ E ☆ S. H ☆ E ☆ S is composed of Sarasa Ryuō, Haru Chitose and Eri Kumagai. Her birthday is on May 1 and she is voiced by Mai Fuchigami. In a coincidence, Mai’s birthday is on May 28, which is three weeks after Sarasa’s. In my opinion, Sarasa was one of my favorite characters of Ongaku Shoujo for her energetic and carefree personality. Like Kotoko Kintoki, Sarasa is a sweet and cute girl when she was singing in the stage before her loyal fans. Her birthday party would be held at the hall of the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel where a lot of her guests including her close friends from her groups, the Grapes and Dragons and the Purple Wave Yamanashi, are present alongside the Bravehearts and the Music Girls, who were the ones that organized the birthday party for Sarasa. So, if you’re ready to see some good blessings for Sarasa, then here comes Chapter 139 as this will be focused on the birthday party of Sarasa Ryuō! Enjoy reading Chapter 139!

    May 1 is the birthday of Sarasa Ryuō, a member of the Music Girls. A sweet and cute idol girl from Kōfu, Yamanashi and a second year high school student from the Hasekura High School, Sarasa had celebrated her birthday with her family when she was in Kōfu before she moved to Tokyo to enroll in Hasekura High School and join the Music Girls. Sarasa wanted to make her birthday celebration this year more surprising as she, her groupmates from the Music Girls and the Bravehearts have decided to organize a birthday party for Sarasa at the hall of the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel. Sarasa had met a lot of friends in her hometown in Kōfu when they were getting along with each other in the Fujisaka Middle School. Then, when Sarasa moved her home to Tokyo to study in the Hasekura High School, she made new friends out there while formed her new group, the Grapes and Dragons. Sarasa was very admired to her loyal fans and her friends, even to her fellow groupmates in Ongaku Shoujo, as she was able to make them happy when they joined together with her. During the birthday celebration, Sarasa was performing her own song while she was given some gifts by her friends including the closed ones such as Haru Chitose, Eri Kumagai, Miyako Iwasaki and Kuniko Onodera. Sarasa was finally happy that she had made her friends enjoyed in her birthday party, which means that she was given a lot of blessings that she had when she received her birthday gifts from them. During the conversation with her friends, Sarasa and her friend Rin Shimizu looked at Ryuuichi, who is up to something, which makes Sarasa worried about what will happen next as Ryuuichi is expected to meet a possible rival that he had faced before. As a member of the Music Girls, Sarasa had to be brave and she believes that she had a lot of things to care of for her friends on her side.

    [OPENING: Ongaku Shoujo ED: Shining Piece「シャイニング・ピース」 by Ongaku Shoujo]

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 139: “SARASA RYUŌ’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

    May 1 is the birthday of Sarasa Ryuō, a member of the Music Girls. Sarasa is a sweet and cute idol girl from Kōfu, Yamanashi and a second year high school student from the Hasekura High School. Sarasa knows that her birthday celebration will be more surprising as she invited her friends from her hometown and in Hasekura to her birthday party. Hopefully, Sarasa will make her birthday party the best she had after celebrated her birthday in Kōfu last year.

    At the hall of the mansion of the Misawa Resort Hotel, the members of the Grapes and Dragons and the Purple Wave Yamanashi are taking over the entire area where they will put the designs in each table while bringing the food that were served by Mihoshi and Hijiri. Haru, Eri and Sarasa are looking at the entire area of the hall after Sarasa’s friends have finished putting the plates and utensils in each table.

    “Wow! I can’t believe that your friends are good in setting up the equipment for your birthday party. I’m sure that they’re able to make your birthday party so inspirable” said Haru.

    “And sweet too!” said Eri.

    “Yeah, Haru and Eri! It’s great that this place would be a good spot to celebrate my birthday and I believe that it’s almost time for the party once my friends have done preparing everything like the tables and chairs. They’re so elegant and beautiful!” said Sarasa.

    “Yes, indeed, Sarasa! It reminds me of my birthday last March in our home. My parents helped me preparing for my birthday party and you know what happened, it was so awesome! My classmates in my former class in Hasekura Middle School were here to greet me a Happy Birthday. I will never forget about this day” said Haru.

    “Well, I was there too, Haru-san! Sarasa had also been invited to your party because we’re the trio of idol girls known as H ☆ E ☆ S. Right?” said Eri.

    “Yeah, Eri!” said Haru and Sarasa.

    “Now that you’re about to turn 17 this year, you’re simply gorgeous and sweet just like a strawberry cupcake. Oh, I love that kind of dessert!” said Haru.

    “Of course, Haru! I baked some strawberry cupcakes for everyone, so that you’re allowed to eat that with a smile on your face!” said Sarasa.

    “I believe so, Sarasa. The last you made a cupcake for us was a carrot cupcake. It tasted good with the icing makes me gleam so hard. I can’t wait to see your cupcake you made this time for your birthday!” said Haru.

    “Yeah, I will! Thanks for your compliment, Haru-san!” said Sarasa.

    “You’re welcome, my dear Sarasa!” said Haru.

    “Since you’re interested in sweets, then give them a cherish moment when they eat those kinds of sweets you made” said Eri.

    “Exactly, Eri! I’m confident that my friends and I have made a lot of desserts to eat, but of course not! I’m also interested in making cakes for everyone to eat! My parents brought my birthday cake earlier and they’re about to buy some ingredients for the smoothies, one of my favorite drinks I had” said Sarasa.

    “Well, I’m expect to see your parents making that for you, Sarasa-san!” said Eri.

    “I’m sure that you’re going to make those for us!” said Haru.

    “You got it!” said Sarasa.

    Later, Roro would call Haru, Eri and Sarasa as she’s shouting from the entrance of the hall. “Haru-san! Eri-san! Sarasa-san! They’re here!”

    “Oh, Roro! Who’s coming?” said Sarasa.

    “It’s your parents, Sarasa! They have just brought some ingredients for the smoothies” said Roro.

    “That’s great! Now, I can help them make those smoothies to make my friends feel good!” said Sarasa.

    “Oh, good for you, Sarasa-san! Just go with them!” said Eri.

    “Well, we’ll be helping you and your parents with the smoothies of yours!” said Haru.

    “Okay!” said Sarasa as she’s smiling on her face with a blush on her cheeks.

    Roro would speak to Haru, Eri and Sarasa. “I’ll wait for the guests to come!”

    “Sure!” said Eri.

    “Okay!” said Haru and Sarasa.

    While Haru, Eri and Sarasa would go to the pantry to meet Sarasa’s parents, Roro would go to the door of the entrance to wait for the guests to arrive.

    “I’m sure that they’ll make something sweeter and cuter when they’ll make those smoothies for Sarasa’s birthday party! Oh, I can’t wait to take a sip on those!” said Roro.

    Kotoko and Yurie Takaishi arrive to meet Roro. “Hey, Roro-san!”

    “Oh! Kotoko! Yurie! Why are you here?” said Roro.

    “I’m about to hear the good news” said Kotoko.

    “Well, I’m excited to see what’s happening in the tournament” said Roro.

    “Yep. The good news is that all groups that are coming from the Bravehearts have made it to the knockout round. Isn’t that awesome?” said Yurie Takaishi.

    “Yeah, Yurie! I’m so happy to see Subaru, Tomoka and their friends have worked hard in winning their games with their pride, courage and willpower. I hope that one of the teams will end up standing victorious in the tournament” said Roro.

    “I agree, Roro! I have a feeling that they’re rolling in with their performance and I hope that they’ll continue dazzling with their moves. I’m so excited to watch the matches of the knockout round tomorrow!” said Kotoko.

    “I would be glad to, Kotoko! So, who are you going to root with?” said Roro.

    “We’re cheering for the Prestigious Wind Ōta. They have a lot of new members coming from the sixth grade” said Yurie.

    “They’re surely cuter than expected, Roro. Hopefully, they’ll be able to make it to the final” said Kotoko.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kotoko and Yurie. For me, I’m cheering for the Rainbow Angels. I even watched their match against the Radiant Fuchsia. I have a feeling that Tomoka is doing great with her acceleration and strength she had” said Roro.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Roro. So, are you waiting for them?” said Kotoko.

    “Yes, of course, Kotoko! I’m sure that they’ll be here to celebrate our friend Sarasa’s birthday. We still have an hour to prepare, but hopefully, it will start soon” said Roro.

    “Yeah!” said Kotoko and Yurie Takaishi.

    “Uh, Roro, I think that we should take a break for a while. So, come along with us because we’re preparing the gifts for Sarasa” said Yurie.

    “Okay!” said Roro.

    “I’m sure that we’ll be ready to meet Subaru and his team after they have performed well in three straight games as well as the other teams too!” said Kotoko.

    “Yeah, Kotoko!” said Roro.

    Meanwhile, at the sentō beside the locker room, the Rainbow Angels are taking their shower naked in their respective rooms after the third and final set of matches of the eliminations are over. In one area, Tomoka, Mimi, Aoi, Kazue, Megumi, Anzu and Jun are talking with each other.

    “So, how long we will go back to the mansion, Jun?” asked Kazue Ōgaki.

    “I believe that we should be there 30 minutes for the actual time. That means, we should be heading to the mansion at 7 in the evening” said Jun.

    “I’m sure that her guests will be there soon since Sarasa had befriended many of them coming from Kōfu or in Hasekura” said Tomoka.

    “Sarasa had been staying in Tokyo for a year after her graduation in her former school in Kōfu. She’s very carefree to anyone who is generous and keeping his or her wisdom” said Mimi.

    “We saw her friends last night at the Outdoor Basketball Court where they show their moves with their abilities they have and also, that Iwahashi guy is a potential prospect to make it to the professional ranks in the future” said Kazue.

    “I believe he was, Kazue-san. Remember, people in Yamanashi are born to be ambivalent. That’s why everyone in Sarasa’s group had grown their friendship with Sarasa and even Ongaku Shoujo” said Megumi.

    “Maybe, Sarasa had been admiring us since she liked our Complete Synchronization Skill during our last training. I believe that she’s also watching a match too!” said Aoi.

    “Well, I don’t know if she’s watching a single match in the elimination, Aoi-san, but we’ll have to find out if she had watched one of our matches” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah” said Aoi.

    “By the way, Tomoka, I was wondering about the assignment we’ll be working on soon” said Anzu.

    “Oh, you mean, the Math assignment. Yeah, it was not hard to finish those answers in that book, but I’ll say that it was very easy” said Tomoka.

    “I find it easy too! That Math teacher Yasuhiro Tokui had been teaching us very quickly. I think that Math would be my favorite subject after all” said Anzu.

    “For me, Anzu, I’m satisfied the fact that Yasuhiro had been teaching to us beautifully. Don’t get wrong that he is more compassionate just like Mihoshi” said Megumi.

    “Oh, yeah, Mihoshi had been teaching Math in our class last year. I’m sure that she’s better than the other Math teaches I met” said Tomoka.

    “I agree, Tomoka-san” said Anzu.

    “Yasuhiro had been teaching in Keishin Academy for five years, but he’s also having a good friendship with Mihoshi. I believe that they have talents in Math” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said Tomoka while Mimi and Anzu nod their heads to agree with Megumi.

    “I think that we should stop for a while, girls. I’m done taking a shower” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, me too! I believe that we should wear our casual attires for Sarasa’s birthday party” said Jun.

    “Yeah, Jun-san! Tomoka, once you’re done, we should wait for Subaru” said Aoi.

    “Okay, Aoi-san! I got it!” said Tomoka before turning to talk with Mimi, Kazue, Megumi and Anzu. “Girls, we should be ready later tonight because once we’re dressed, we’ll be going to the mansion!”

    “Yeah!” said Mimi, Kazue, Megumi and Anzu.

    Later, the members of the Rainbow Angels and the other teams that represented for the Bravehearts are all dressed up in their casual clothes. They leave the Recreational Center together, so that they’ll attend the birthday party of Sarasa Ryuō.

    Once they’re reaching at the entrance of the mansion, Subaru presses the doorbell.

    Roro’s voice comes out from the living room. “Who is it?”

    Subaru replies quickly. “It’s me, Roro. Subaru Hasegawa…”

    Then, the Rainbow Angels shout together in unison. “…and the Rainbow Angels!”

    Roro’s voice would come out once again. “Okay! I’m coming to open this door immediately!” Roro would open the door and to her surprise, she sees Subaru and his friends in a casual form. “Oh! You’re all here! Please, come this way to the hall.”

    “Okay!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels before entering the mansion. The other teams would follow suit to enter the mansion. As they’re heading to the hall, Subaru and his friends are surprised to see the designs between the walls of the hallway.

    “What are those, Roro?” asked Subaru.

    “These are the designs that the guests have created for the Mount Fuji Emblem Making Contest. There are more than 20 young students have their aesthetics to create their own emblem for Mount Fuji. Isn’t that awesome if you look at those designs hanging in the walls of the hallway?” said Roro.

    “Yeah, they’re so cool!” said Subaru.

    “Good thing that their designs are cool and fancy!” said Tomoka.

    “I believe that they want to have their own inspiration by making emblems for a place to inspire. I’m sure that one of the designs will be the best” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Aoi! The awarding of that event will be held on the last day of the Fuchsia and Celadon Week. So, the judges of that contest are starting to look at the designs to see if these are following the principles of beauty and aesthetic of art” said Roro.

    “I’m sure that the judges will pick the best emblem once they’re going to review those, in order to determine the best emblem” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, you got that right, Subaru. It will be the day to remember these designs for a week and hopefully, there will be one best emblem in the contest” said Roro.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru, Aoi and Tomoka.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups would stop walking at the entrance of the hall and Roro would finally smile to them. “Everyone! Welcome to Sarasa Ryuō’s birthday party!”

    The members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups are finally looking at the hall being overhauled by Sarasa’s friends as the magenta, pink and orange-colored designs were placed in each table and chair. Also, the foods in the large table were freshly cooked and served by Mihoshi and Hijiri. The members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups gleam with their surprise by saying ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ after witnessing the hall being overhauled.

    “Wow!” said Tomoka.

    “Amazing!” said Mimi.

    “That place was so beautiful!” said Jun.

    “Look at the colors! They’re so sweet and cute!” said Aoi.

    “Yep. It was all thanks to Sarasa’s friends who made the hall more beautiful than ever! I’m sure that you’re ready for the party, everyone!” said Roro.

    “You got it!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups.

    Sarasa would appear to meet with Subaru and his friends while being accompanied by her parents. Sarasa is wearing a beautiful dress, which has three colors on it. “Welcome, everyone!”

    “Sarasa! It’s you!” said Subaru.

    “I can’t believe that you’re so gorgeous!” said Tomoka.

    “Yep! How do you like my new dress?” said Sarasa.

    “It’s so beautiful” said Kazue.

    “The three colors in your dress are so cute and lovely” said Megumi.

    “Your appearance was so dazzling like a princess!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “I believe that your attire was so romantic because you’re so cute!” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Yeah, I’m a sweet and cute girl, Mayumi! It feels like tonight would be the day that I will become more gorgeous and admired too!” said Sarasa.

    “Yes, you are, Sarasa. It’s been a while that you’re keeping your beauty for your dress to use today. I’m sure that you’ll be able to be more admired to anyone and since you’re an idol girl, I hope that you’ll be able to sing out with your melody” said Kazunari.

    “Of course, I will!” said Sarasa.

    “Now, what time is it?” asked Subaru.

    “It’s 7:15 in the evening, Subaru. I think that we’ll have a few minutes to prepare for I’ll start my birthday party!” said Sarasa.

    “Alright! That would be cool!” said Subaru.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups.

    “Then, please, sit down to your desired table, so that I’ll start my birthday party” said Sarasa.

    “Okay!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels and the other groups as they would sit down to their respective tables. Each group that represented for the Bravehearts organization has their name tags on the middle of the table, so that everyone will remember that table.

    Maho, Saki, Airi, Hinata, Kagetsu, Tsubaki, Hiiragi, Masami, Aya and Miyu are sitting in their table beside the table for the Rainbow Angels.

    “Subaru!” said Maho.

    “Maho-san! I’m glad that you and the others are here!” said Subaru.

    “It’s great that you’re all wearing in casual attires too!” said Tomoka.

    “Even you make the color combination of yours, using your own color and one of the colors that Sarasa loved the most” said Mimi.

    “Yep. This shirt was so nice that I was able to buy those through a combination of colors” said Maho.

    “Sarasa’s favorite colors are magenta, pink and orange” said Saki.

    “As a result, I was able to combine these colors by doing a pattern. Right now, I’m wearing an orange shirt and a pink skirt” said Airi.

    “For me, I’m wearing a pink shirt and a magenta skirt” said Hinata.

    “And as for me, I’m wearing a magenta shirt and a pink skirt” said Kagetsu.

    “While for the others, we use one of the three colors to blend with our favorite colors we have” said Miyu.

    “That’s so nice, girls! I’m sure that we always use the color combination to make sure that when there’s a special day, we’ll wear the right clothes based on the color we’ll use” said Tomoka.

    “It’s more like Casual Friday, but on a birthday party like this, this could be colorful” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Mimi!” said Maho while Saki, Airi, Hinata, Kagetsu, Tsubaki, Hiiragi, Masami, Aya and Miyu nod their faces to agree with Mimi.

    “By the way, since your table is next to us, we can have so many things to have fun in this party” said Masami.

    “So, that means, we’re going to hang out with you while celebrating Sarasa’s birthday?” asked Jun.

    “Yeah!” said Tsubaki and Hiiragi.

    “Since the guests are all friends of Sarasa from her faraway home in Kōfu and in Hasekura, this is the perfect time for you to talk with them” said Aya.

    “You got it, Aya-san! I’m sure that Sarasa is ready to show her inspiration and admiration when she’s about to sing her songs” said Mimi.

    “I believe so, Mimi-san” said Aya.

    “As for our group, I think that we should be ready to discover more things to know about the secrets of the friends of Sarasa. I’m sure that they’re compassionate just like her” said Subaru.

    “Basically, there are a lot of friends in Ōta, mostly in our neighborhood, but the difference is that since Sarasa was born in Kōfu and currently residing in Ōta, she had a lot of friends she made coming from both areas including her childhood friends right here” said Tomoka while pointing at the childhood friends of Sarasa, who were entertaining with Sarasa just like young kids made.

    “I definitely see them as youngsters, but now that they’re growing up, they’re treating her nicely through their charisma” said Kazuko.

    “It feels like Sarasa had been compassionate with her friends ever since she changed her home to Tokyo. Sarasa’s parents would also leave Kōfu to travel with her. I bet that she’s the cutest girl after all” said Mizuki.

    “Yeah, Mizuki-san. When girls like her want to be charismatic and admired, they want to express themselves that they want to be carefree” said Mimi.

    “Just like us. The girls in our Rainbow Angels are always awesome and cute!” said Jun.

    “Yeah, I agree with that, Jun-san! Once the birthday party starts, this is the part that we’re going to make her day memorable just like Aya and I did!” said Airi.

    “It will be more pleasure to keep our charisma through the heart, so that we’ll be blessed by everyone right now” said Aya.

    “I agree, Aya-san! It’s going to be a big night for us because Sarasa will about to start her birthday party in a few minutes. We’ll enjoy this night for sure!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels and the Bravehearts.

    Part 2 will be on the next post.

  9. #489
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 139: "Sarasa Ryuō's Birthday Party"

    Part 2

    When it reaches 7:30 in the evening, Sarasa’s birthday party had been started with everyone in the hall singing the “Happy Birthday” song to Sarasa. Sarasa would the candles from her birthday cake after everyone finished singing “Happy Birthday” to her. Then, Sarasa cuts a piece of cake for herself and then, her parents, Shōjirō and Ayumi.

    “Thanks, Sarasa-san!” said Shōjirō and Ayumi Ryuō.

    “You’re welcome, otōsan and okāsan!” said Sarasa before telling everyone to bring their plates as she’ll give the birthday cake to them. “Everyone! Let’s eat the cake!”

    “Okay!” said the Bravehearts and their allies as Sarasa gives the piece of cake to the Bravehearts and their allies. Even her friends were also given a piece of cake to eat.

    Sarasa would perform her song 「コイキュウ」 in the stage, which gives the Bravehearts and their allies and the friends of Sarasa their time to listen. Once she finished singing her song, her friends including the members of Ongaku Shoujo start giving their birthday gifts to Sarasa.

    First, the members of the Grapes and Dragons would give Sarasa their birthday gifts. Then, Miyako Iwasaki smiles to Sarasa as the former gives the latter a birthday gift.

    “This one is for you, Sarasa-san! I hope you like it!” said Myako Iwasaki.

    “Oh, thank you, Miyako-san!” said Sarasa, who also smiles to her close friend in her class. Sarasa would unwrap the birthday gift to see what’s inside. “Wow! That’s an awesome watch!”

    “Do you like it?” asked Miyako.

    Sarasa wears her new watch on her right wrist before she was impressed of the design. “Yeah! It’s so cute that the watch is sparkling!”

    “Yep. I want to tell you that this watch is the accessories you want to wear to tell time” said Miyako.

    “Oh, okay! That was nice! I’m glad that you were able to find the right present for me” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah!” said Miyako.

    Then, another one of Sarasa’s friends, Sora Shimizu, gives a birthday gift to Sarasa. “Here is for you, Sarasa-san!”

    “Oh, thanks, Shimizu-san!” said Sarasa before revealing her next birthday gift. Sora’s birthday gift to Sarasa is a plush teddy bear. “Oh, would you look at that? This thing is so cute!”

    “Yep. That plush toy makes you comfortable with your appearance!” said Sora Shimizu.

    “Because you’re an idol girl, you must be admired to have that one!” said Rin Shimizu.

    “Of course, I will, Rin-san! By the way, Sora-san, I’m happy to put this one into my collection of cute toys!” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah! I’m sure that you’ll be cuter than that toy if you want to keep buying some dazzling clothes!” said Sora Shimizu.

    “Yeah!” said Sarasa.

    The next person to give Sarasa a birthday gift was from the Purple Wave Yamanashi as their leader Kuniko Onodera gives Sarasa a present. “Here is your gift!”

    Sarasa smiles on her face and then, thanking Kuniko. “Oh, thank you, Kuniko-san! Let’s see what’s inside!” Sarasa would unwrap the next birthday gift before revealing it to Kuniko and the other members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    “Oh!” said the members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    “It’s a brand new sling bag!” said Kuriko Hanamura.

    “That thing was so beautiful!” said Yoshitsugu Iwahashi.

    “It fits for your color, Sarasa! That color is magenta” said Mayumi Akimoto.

    “Yeah! That’s my favorite color, Mayumi-san!” said Sarasa before wearing it on her shoulders. “It fits well!”

    “Yep. I believe that you shouldn’t forget that bag, so that you need to keep your things safely” said Shizuko Hatoyama.

    “That way, you won’t lose them” said Ami Fuchizawa.

    “Exactly true, Ami-san and Shizuko-san! Thanks for this gift, everyone!” said Sarasa.

    “You’re welcome!” said the members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    Then, Jun, Nozomi and Sora would give the birthday gift to Sarasa. “This is for you, Sarasa-chan!”

    “Thanks, girls! I knew that you had something for me” said Sarasa before unwrapping the birthday gift. Jun and her friends’ gift to Sarasa was a hand sanitizer.

    “Wow! I never seen that thing before! I’ll use it!” said Sarasa.

    “That’s great, Sarasa!” said Jun.

    “Hum, now you can make your hands clean with that one” said Sora.

    “That way, you’ll never get dirty hands anymore” said Nozomi.

    “You got it!” said Sarasa.

    Subaru and Tomoka would give the birthday gifts to Sarasa.

    “This one is for you!” said Subaru.

    “And this one too!” said Tomoka.

    Sarasa would unwrap both birthday gifts. For Subaru’s, it was a magenta-colored ball pen while for Tomoka’s, it was a headphone. “Wow! That’s a nice gift you had for me, Subaru and Tomoka!”

    “Yep. I believe that you’ll need that special ball pen because it fits that color for you” said Subaru.

    “The headphone will allow you to hear the music while you’re getting busy with your work” said Tomoka.

    “Yep. I’ll never forget about those things because these things are so cute!” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru and Tomoka.

    Airi, Hinata and Kagetsu would be the next persons to give the gift to Sarasa. “This one is for you!” The birthday gifts from them are necklace (Airi), blouse (Hinata) and USB (Kagetsu).

    “Wow! They’re beautiful, girls! I love it!” said Sarasa while revealing the birthday gifts from Airi, Hinata and Kagetsu.

    Later, Roro gives Sarasa a birthday gift. “This is for you, Sarasa-san!” Roro’s birthday gift for Sarasa is a T-shirt with the flower in the right-side of it.

    “Well, I have to use one of these new dresses for my vacation now, Roro!” said Sarasa.

    “Yep!” said Roro.

    Kotoko would be the next person to give the birthday gift to Sarasa. “This is for you, Sarasa! Since we’re in the same class, I always want to give your moment to open it.”

    “Sure, Kotoko!” said Sarasa as she unwraps the birthday gift. Sarasa would be surprised that Kotoko’s birthday gift to her was a new handkerchief. “Wow! It’s a new handkerchief!”

    “Do you like it, Sarasa-san? I have that one too on my birthday last year!” said Kotoko.

    “Yeah, that was very elegant, Kotoko, and I like it!” said Sarasa.

    Uori, Kiri, Sasame, Hiyo, Shupe and Miku would give Sarasa their respective birthday gifts. They shout together. “This one is for you, Sarasa!”

    Sarasa was delighted to have many birthday gifts from the members of Ongaku Shoujo. “Thanks, girls!”

    Hanako would be the next person to give the birthday gift to Sarasa. “This gift is for you, Sarasa.”

    “Oh, that’s very nice, Hanako-san!” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah! Now, open it!” said Hanako Yamadaki.

    “Okay!” said Sarasa as she unwraps the birthday gift and Hanako’s birthday gift for her was a sketch book. “Wow! That was amazing, Hanako! It’s a brand new sketch book!”

    “Yep! This is the one you’ll need to draw some rough sketches for the album covers we’ll design very soon” said Hanako Yamadaki.

    “Yeah! Sasame usually made the illustration finish in the computer where she made some artistic album covers when she joined our group” said Sarasa.

    “You got it right, Sarasa-san! So, make sure that you’ll use that sketch book to draw some rough sketches for the album covers we’ll use in the future” said Hanako Yamadaki.

    “Okay, Hanako-san! I got it!” said Sarasa.

    Haru and Eri would appear to give Sarasa their birthday gifts. “Sarasa-san! This is for you, on behalf of H ☆ E ☆ S!”

    “Okay! I’ll get it, Haru and Eri!” said Sarasa before unwrapping the birthday gifts. “Now, let’s see what’s inside.” Later, Sarasa would finally reveal the birthday gifts from Haru and Eri. For Haru’s, it’s a pair of leggings while for Eri’s, it’s a pair of evening gloves. “Wow! These fashionable wears are awesome, Haru and Eri!”

    “Yeah, Sarasa-san!” said Haru and Eri.

    “You can wear it during the prom event, which will be held next year. It fits for you to be sweet and cute!” said Haru.

    “Also, Roro will celebrate her birthday soon on October 2. Roro’s parents reminded us that they’ll be throwing a debut for her” said Eri.

    “Oh, really, Eri-san?” surprisingly asked Sarasa.

    “That’s right, Sarasa-san! I’ll be turning 18 in five months and I want to make my magical birthday something intriguing and admiring because I want my friends including Ongaku Shoujo to be part of my debut! So, hopefully, when it reaches the month of September, I will let my parents to give you the birthday invitations once my project has been pushing through. Okay?” said Roro.

    “Okay, Roro-san! We got it!” said Haru, Eri and Sarasa.

    “Sarasa-san!” said Ayumi Ryuō.

    “Yes, okāsan, what is it?” asked Sarasa.

    “I want to have this gift for you, my dear birthday girl” said Ayumi as she is showing the birthday gift for her daughter Sarasa.

    “This is from us, Sarasa-san. With your sweet and cherish personality of yours, we decided to have a special birthday gift for you” said Shōjirō.

    “Oh, that’s so sweet! I’ll open it!” said Sarasa as she unwraps the birthday gift from her parents. Sarasa would later reveal her birthday gift to her friends. “Look at this, everyone!”

    The Bravehearts and their allies alongside the friends of Sarasa would be surprised to look at Sarasa’s new birthday present. “Wow!”

    “What is this, Sarasa?” asked Aoi.

    “It’s my new bracelet! This is the gift from my parents and it’s so beautiful and cute!” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah, that bracelet was so colorful!” said Aoi.

    “The three colors of orange, pink and magenta are there to make yourself sweet and cute!” said Satsuki.

    “Yeah, Aoi-san and Satsuki-san! My parents said to me that this bracelet was a lucky charm for a person like me and it gives me good luck when I’m going to perform my new single album in the future” said Sarasa.

    “Since you are admiring people, then you should wear that bracelet, so that you’ll look yourself beautiful. Of course, that your appearance would be nicer than ever if you’ll wear your usual casual attires for the weekend” said Tae.

    “I agree, Tae-san! With this bracelet being my lucky charm for me, I’ll be able to look myself to be a sweet and cute girl of Ongaku Shoujo. Right, girls?” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah!” said the members of Ongaku Shoujo.

    “I hope that you’ll be able to use these birthday gifts every time you want to express yourself that you’re an admired and cute girl. Is that okay, Sarasa-chan?” said Ayumi.

    “Okay, okāsan!” said Sarasa.

    “Since this night is for you, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself with your friends as you celebrate your birthday” said Shōjirō.

    “Sure, I will, otōsan!” said Sarasa.

    “Now, who wants some smoothies?” asked Ayumi.

    The Bravehearts and their allies and the friends of Sarasa would raise their hands and then, saying “I do!”

    “Well, then, I’ll give you those smoothies to anyone!” said Sarasa.

    “Hooray!” said the Bravehearts and their allies and the friends of Sarasa.

    Ayumi, Shōjirō and Sarasa would give the smoothies to the friends of Sarasa as well as to the Bravehearts and their allies. The smoothies have different flavors, which includes carrot, strawberry, orange and cherry.

    The Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels drink their flavored smoothies before saying, “Aaaah. It’s delicious!”

    Sarasa asks the Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels sweetly. “Do you like my flavored smoothies?”

    “Yeah!” said the Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    “That’s great, everyone! Now, make yourself at the party because I have a lot of friends to meet with especially my childhood friends from Kōfu” said Sarasa.

    “Okay!” said the Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    “I’ll see you later!” said Sarasa she waves the Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels goodbye and leaves to meet with her friends.

    “Okay, Sarasa-san! We’ll see you later!” said the Bravehearts and the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    Airi removes her sweat after drinking the orange-flavored smoothie. “Whew! That was so refreshing, everyone! I can’t believe that Sarasa made this because she was delighted to have her friends being carefree and admired to her.”

    “And also, Sarasa had been doing some desserts for her friends including the ones from Ongaku Shoujo” said Kagetsu.

    “Oh! That Sarasa was so cute! She even got a plush teddy bear from her classmate!” said Hinata.

    “I agree, Hinata-san! A lot of girls are interested in plush toys and if I can give her a birthday gift, I would have picked that one. Instead, I give her a plush pillow” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “During my birthday party, my friends gave me a lot of plush toys because I’m a plush toy lover” said Minako Kawaguchi.

    “Yeah, me too, Minako-san! I have been collecting plush toys when I was a kid and right now, I can’t believe that I still have them including the new ones I bought from a department store in Akihabara” said Yurika Hashida.

    “Mine has a lot of plush animal toys in my house. I can’t wait to bring them during the vacation in Nagoya” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I agree! We should bring those things when it’s nighttime to play with them” said Akiko Miyazaki.

    “Yeah!” said Airi, Hinata, Kagetsu, Kazue, Minako, Yurika and Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I’m sure that we have a lot of stuffs to prepare for the vacation, but for now, this is Sarasa’s birthday and we have to talk with her friends right here” said Kazue Futagawa as she’s pointing at Sarasa and her friends, who were chatting with each other.

    “These friends are either coming from Kōfu, Yamanashi or near Nishina and Rokugō. Since they’re nice and cute, they always like to hang out with each other alongside Sarasa” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    “If I remember correctly, Sarasa had been friends with Kotoko since they were in the same class. As for Roro, Sarasa had made her a friend when they were joining the group” said Kaiji Nakagami.

    “I believe that she’s very carefree and admired to meet her friends, especially those from Ongaku Shoujo” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “So, shall we talk to them?” asked Masanobu Yamada.

    “Yes, of course, Masanobu! Sarasa had been enjoying her time to hang out with her friends and to be honest, they’re generous to you if you meet them in person” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Nozomi-san!” said Masanobu Yamada.

    “I think that we should do it” said Anzu.

    “Okay!” said Akiko, Kazue Ōgaki, Minako, Yurika, Hanako Kotobuki, Kazue Futagawa, Sōichi Aoyama, Kaiji, Ryōta, Masanobu Yamada and Mayumi Nagakura.

    “I think that you guys are right. I should go too to make sure that we’ll discover their secrets about them” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, this will be your free time to talk with them and hopefully, Sarasa will appreciate your conversation with them” said Ayame Isurugi.

    “While Tomoka, Mimi and Subaru are busy right now, I think that it’s the right time to meet with them” said Tadaoki Higaki.

    “Okay!” said Anzu, Akiko, Kazue Ōgaki, Minako, Yurika, Hanako Kotobuki, Kazue Futagawa, Sōichi Aoyama, Kaiji, Ryōta, Masanobu Yamada and Mayumi Nagakura.

    Nozomi, Anzu, Akiko, Kazue Ōgaki, Minako, Yurika, Hanako Kotobuki, Kazue Futagawa, Sōichi Aoyama, Kaiji, Ryōta, Masanobu Yamada, Mayumi Nagakura, Tadaoki and Ayame would leave their table to go to the table that was occupied by the friends of Sarasa.

    “Well, here we go, Kyō-san! Nozomi is accompanying her friends to meet Sarasa and her friends” said Jun.

    “Yeah, I believe that Nozomi had been leading the group for some time, but she’s capable of gathering them, so that they’ll feel them happy to be with her” said Kyō.

    “I’m sure that Sarasa will be able to have good comments on their conversation. I should be part of it if I want to” said Kurumi.

    “Well, yes, you can, Kurumi-chan. You should smile on your face when you meet them. They’re generous just like my classmates in our class alongside Kyō-kun” said Sakura.

    “Okay!” said Kurumi.

    “Then, we should go too, Kurumi-san!” said Airi.

    “Oh! That will make yourself admired to greet and meet them!” said Hinata.

    “You’ll be just fine to join the conversation with them. I’ll be helping you” said Kagetsu.

    “Oh, sure, Kagetsu-san!” said Kurumi.

    Sarasa and her friends from the Grapes and Dragons and the Purple Wave Yamanashi are chatting with each other before Nozomi and her group would finally meet them. Kurumi, Airi, Hinata and Kagetsu would join as well.

    “Hi, Sarasa!” said Nozomi.

    “Oh, Nozomi! I’m glad that you’re here to join with us!” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah! Subaru, Tomoka and Mimi are busy right now as they’re meeting with their friends about their team’s next matches for tomorrow” said Nozomi.

    “Oh, that’s a shame, but I hope that they’ll be with us later” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah, for now, it’s us to join your conversation” said Nozomi.

    “Okay!” said Sarasa.

    “By the way, if I remember correctly last time when we’re talking with each other at the sentō, I want to meet Rin Shimizu. Is she there?” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, she is with us now!” said Sarasa as she’s pointing at Rin Shimizu, who is sitting with her older sister Sora.

    “Hi!” said Rin and Sora as they’re waving their hands while greeting the guests.

    Kazue Ōgaki waves her hand hello to Rin. “Hi, Rin-san!”

    “It’s nice that you’re here, Kazue-san! Sarasa told me that you’re one of the members of the Rainbow Angels” said Rin.

    “Yep. Our team is composed of bravehearts and angels” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “We want to make the difference by showing our pride…” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    “…courage…” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “…and willpower!” said Ayame.

    “Wow! That was so cool! I like your appearance when you’re saying that!” said Rin.

    “It makes me thrilled to see a group of students trying to prove themselves to be the best in Ōta” said Sora Shimizu.

    “Yeah!” said Kazue Ōgaki and her friends.

    “I’m thrilled that you guys are going to be part of our conversation because we have just talked about our secrets we explore” said Kuniko Onodera.

    “It’s great that we meet each other for the first time. So, don’t be shy to talk with us. Okay?” said Miyako Iwasaki.

    “Okay!” said Nozomi, Kazue Ōgaki and their friends.

    Meanwhile, at one table, Ryuuichi, Nana and Mayumi Odaka are looking at the members of the Rainbow Angels, who were talking with Sarasa’s friends.

    “They’re talking with them right now” said Nana.

    “Yeah, I don’t care what you’re doing, Nana-san” said Ryuuichi.

    “Oh, come on, don’t just be a sloth, Ryuuichi! You’re always not caring about them!” said Nana.

    “Why don’t you soothe down a little?” asked Mayumi Odaka.

    “Okay, fine! I can’t be stopped while I’m seeing this, but Sarasa is busy talking with her friends. I must talk to her if I would” said Ryuuichi.

    “Then, you just have to wait and see…” said Mayumi Odaka, but Ryuuichi doesn’t seemed to be cared about what she said.

    “Oh, fine. I’ll go out first” said Ryuuichi as he stands up and walks away from Nana and Mayumi Odaka.

    “Where are you going, Ryuuichi-kun?” asked Mayumi Odaka.

    “There’s something I will plan on. So, it’s none of my business, Mayumi-san” said Ryuuichi as he goes out of the hall.

    “Weird. I just don’t get it. Every time he sees someone who’s potential getting higher than him, he had to do something to do to him by taunting or mocking him. I believe that he’s up to something” said Nayumi.

    “Well, I don’t know what he’s gonna do, Nana-san. He’ll try to hurt them just like what he and Subaru made their heated confrontation last time” said Mayumi Odaka.

    “Relax, Mayumi-san. He just had to think about his actions last Tuesday. He promised to Sarasa that he doesn’t want to hurt Subaru and his friends in her birthday party” said Nana.

    “Oh, yeah. That’s the point, Nana-san. I believe that he has the eyes on someone” said Mayumi Odaka.

    “Who, Mayumi-san?” asked Nana.

    Mayumi points at Yoshitsugu Iwahashi. “That guy, Nana-san. He’s a prospect from Kōfu and his name is Yoshitsugu Iwahashi. I don’t think he’s interested in other players outside Tokyo.”

    “Well, probably, he would, but we’ll have to wait and see” said Nana.

    “Okay, Nana-san” said Mayumi Odaka.

    Nozomi and her group would continue to have their conversation with Sarasa and her friends as it becomes a bigger conversation, so to speak.

    “Oh, yeah! I believe that you have a fan base in your hometown, Sarasa!” said Airi.

    “Ah! That was an interesting fact about you, but I’m glad that you have a lot of friends in Hasekura when you joined Ongaku Shoujo” said Hinata.

    “Yes, of course, Hinata! Haru and Eri have met me last year where we decided to form our own idol girl group known as Ongaku Shoujo! It made a big impact to have fans in Ōta as well as its neighboring areas, especially in Roro’s and Kotoko’s hometown” said Sarasa.

    “Well, I would be delighted if you have secrets about your group!” said Kagetsu.

    “Sure, why not, Kagetsu!” said Sarasa. “You see, each of the members in our group have their own secondary occupation aside from being an idol singer. For me, I’m an illustrator and as for Haru and Eri, they have their own. Haru is a composer while Eri is a guitarist.”

    “Wow! They have their own hobbies just like we do, Sarasa. I never expect to see that secret before” said Kagetsu.

    “It’s just like you have some other things to do right after your work for a day” said Kurumi.

    “Yep” said Sarasa

    “How do you start making desserts for your friends to eat or drink?” asked Ryōta.

    “Well, I started to look at the ingredients for the desserts I found in the Internet. Then, I decided to buy those either in the supermarket or in the flee market. It’s great that I did that in the other day because when I was preparing for my birthday party, I looked at the to-do list I made, and I was able to cover all of that. Thanks to my parents, I finally made these desserts so sweet and delicious!” said Sarasa.

    “Wow! I believe that you have worked hard to make all these desserts for your party! Also, your friends have also contributed their efforts to make these desserts sweeter and more delicious!” said Nozomi.

    “I think that I might have to do this for my birthday, but it’s still too early for me to do that for a while” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “When is your birthday, Kazue-san?” asked Sarasa.

    “My birthday is on June 5, which is one month away from now. I’ll be turning 12 next month, but hopefully, my friends will be able to help me making those desserts for my birthday, especially for my own birthday cake!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Then, you should go for it, Kazue-san! You will finally have an inspiration for you to organize your birthday party of your own! I hope that I will see those sweets and desserts you made!” said Sarasa.

    “You got it, Sarasa!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yoshitsugu” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    “Yes, what is it? Oh, I didn’t recognize you yet, but you were able to call our name. Anyway, what do you want to tell me about?” said Yoshitsugu Iwahashi.

    “I was wondering about your basketball career right now. I heard that you’re one of the potential prospects in your hometown, right?” said Sōichi.

    “Yeah, I’m currently playing for the Fujisaki High School boys’ basketball team, playing as a small forward. According to my hometown’s Basketball Weekly Magazine, I was listed as the fourth best player in Kōfu for my class” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Ah! I see! Who’s currently the top player in your hometown?” said Sōichi.

    “Uh, as of now, in our class, Tadanori Kanazawa was the top player in our hometown, playing for Tokai University Kōfu High School. He is very different to senpai Naruhisa Okanishi. I only met him once when I was taking a break from the team after our team’s loss in the qualification of the Winter Cup. Although I didn’t battle him in the court, he inspired me because of my playing style” said Yoshitsugu.

    “What’s your playing style?” asked Sōichi.

    “I’m an ace shooter with the intense shooting of three-point shots beyond the arc. I want to make sure that I’m draining threes to score more for my team. Right now, I will end up busy soon for the Interhigh prefectural tournament next month” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Well, you should be ready for that, Iwahashi-san. A lot of scouts are looking forward to see your skills and hopefully, you’ll have a chance to enroll to a bigger school” said Masanobu Yamada.

    “Just keep up the good work and you got the job done” said Sōichi.

    “Sure, I will, Sōichi and Masanobu! Thanks for your advice, you two! I’ll be ready for the next tournament, which would be a challenge for my team!” said Yoshitsugu.

    “Yeah!” said Sōichi and Masanobu.

    “So, what are you going to do in your vacation in Tokyo, Kuniko?” asked Yurika.

    “Well, our group will stay in the Misawa Resort Hotel for the holiday break and then, while we’re staying, we’re planning to go shopping on Tuesday” said Kuniko.

    “Oh, I see! I believe that you’re going to have a lot of time to buy some goods there” said Yurika.

    “Yep!” said Kuniko.

    “In our group, we want to spend our vacation in Tokyo once a year since they’re close to our hometown” said Kuriko.

    “What are you going to buy some goods?” asked Kaiji.

    “Actually, we want to buy some materials for our home. We always fix our home by changing the color of curtains, blankets, towels, bed sheets and pillow cases, depending on the assigned color we’re using” said Kuniko.

    “For some reason, our group had been thinking about adjusting the color-coding system when we’re going to change the color of the beddings and linens every two months” said Kenji Saito.

    “When Sarasa was formerly part of it, she used only four colors that we’re going to use when changing the color of the beddings and linens in our home” said Mayumi Akimoto.

    “They are fuchsia, orange, magenta and purple” said Yūto Kitagawa.

    “Oh! I believe that you picked four colors when you’re changing the colors of your beddings and linens at home” said Hinata.

    “Yeah, that’s correct. But now, we’re not sure on what to do on that system whether we’ll keep the traditional four-color system or make a new one” said Kuriko.

    “Ah, I get it. Maybe, you can change the colors you preferred or…” said Kagetsu.

    “…form a new color-coding system!” said Airi.

    “Well, that would be perfect if we’re going to change the system when we’re changing the colors of the beddings and linens at home” said Nanami Sekigawa.

    “But also, this will drastically make things colorful!” said Kuniko.

    “You got it, Kuniko-san!” said Airi.

    “I’m sure that the new color-coding system would be the best bet for you to fix the color-coding system of yours every two months when you’re going to change the set of materials” said Kaiji.

    “I hope that we should do that once we’re back home, everyone” said Kuniko.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    “Aside from buying some household materials for your home, have you ever found playing outdoor activities?” asked Yurika.

    “Yes, we are!” said the members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    “We usually go riding the bicycle from school to our home during weekdays while on the weekends, we go to the sentō to take a nice break from doing part-time work” said Arisa Mizutani.

    “For seasonal purposes, we go skiing and playing ice hockey when the season is in colder months, mostly from December to February” said Kazunori Ishiyama.

    “Ah! Those activities are very good for your health to cool things off after work! It even allows you to be more flexible with your body and fight off against potential diseases that might trigger in your body” said Yurika.

    “Since your hometown is near Mount Fuji, then you’ll have to be more focused on playing in the snow during winter and then, while the sun still shines in the afternoon, you can around by riding a bicycle or walking around the city” said Kagetsu.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said the members of the Purple Wave Yamanashi.

    “Oh! I have an idea! Why don’t you come to the sentō tomorrow for a relaxing break? It will allow you to cool you off to remove your sweat and you’re good to go” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “Yeah, that’s a good idea!” said Nanami Sekigawa.

    “I like your idea, boy!” said Kenji Saito.

    “Maybe, we should do that early in the morning before we’ll go out and play!” said Kuriko.

    “Yeah!” said Yurika, Kaiji, Ryōta, Airi, Hinata and Kagetsu.

    “Wow! Your friends are interested with the hobbies of Sarasa’s old friends! That was seemed to be pleasing to me” said Miyako Iwasaki.

    “Yeah, Miyako-san! If they want to hang out with them, then they should give them a try” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I agree, Hanako-san! There are lot of hobbies you can do when you don’t have time to do anything else after you have done your assignment or chores you made” said Seiya Asano.

    “To be honest, in our group, we have our side activities to make once we’re done doing our assignment or projects for our school. These things are required for our school grades by the end of the term” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “In the mansion, the Bravehearts and the Family of Angels have their own set of rules and regulations in the mansion. Everyone in the group must finish their own prescribed duties, so that on the next day, you’ll have satisfactory grades from your subject teachers and even your adviser” said Anzu.

    “Ah! We did that in our class since elementary school, but sometimes, when one of our members is absent, we decided to help him or her to catch up, so that they’ll never get flunked in his or her grade” said Kaede Tokuyama, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Every one of us made mistakes when we didn’t able to meet the requirements, but of course, we were able to move on to another level until now” said Shōgo Kido, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Before Sarasa had met us, we made a lot of progress out there and it was too hard to finish one subject at a time because of stresses and egos in our heads” said Masataka Mabuchi, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “I’m sure that your team will be present in the class as well as in outdoor activities in school. So, when is your field trip?” said Tadaoki.

    “Around the first week of July after first term examination” said Nana Ishii, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Our adviser said that the entire batch will be planning on a field trip early. Maybe, we might be going to the west like Ishikawa, Niigata, Fukui, Nagano and Aichi” said Hatsume Koyama, a member of the Grapes and Dragons and the cousin of Mizuki Koyama.

    “So, that’s why we’re so excited to visit those places when the field trip is pushed through” said Yoshio Kaieda, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “That’s an interesting event to your class, Nana and the team. I’m very hyped on those events because that’s where the fun starts here from the start until the end” said Anzu.

    “As long as you don’t want to be overjoyed for too long, you must explore these places to know their interesting facts and how their history contributed to their existence” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah, we’ll have a hope to prepare for the field trip. I mean, there’s a chance that there will be a summer project for us, which will possibly include the field trip that our adviser is talking about” said Miyako.

    “Well, that would be nice to have that, so that you’ll be able to get more credit in your grades” said Tadaoki.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said the members of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “What about yours, Tadaoki? Do you have your adviser planning on a field trip for your class?” asked Renzō Hidaka, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Well, not yet for now. Maybe, during the end of the May right after the mid-term examination” said Tadaoki.

    “Who are your friends?” asked Ichiyo Maekawa, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Yes, I have. They are Kyō Nukui, Sakura Toriumi, Masahiko Morioka, Ayame Isurugi, Miho Mizuno, Yoshitsugu Tsuchiya and Yurika Nakaido. I’m from the class 2-A of the Niida Nishi High School and I’m currently the sergeant-at-arms of the class” said Tadaoki.

    “Wow! You’re awesome, man! Being the sergeant-at-arms will try to keep your class in peace” said Seishiro Okubo, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “You should make yourself proud with that position of yours. That position will make you vigilant” said Kanako Kagawa, a member of the Grapes and Dragons.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Kagawa-san. It fits for my position to make sure that I’m determined to make peace in our class” said Tadaoki.

    Seishiro nods his face to agree with Tadaoki while Kanako smiles on her face and saying, “Yeah, Tadaoki-san!”

    “Miyako-san, what is your secret in your group?” asked Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Uh, my secret in my group is that we want to influence with students from different districts that are believing in destiny and karma” said Miyako.

    “Well, that’s pretty nice secret, Miyako-san” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I mean it, Hanako-san. My group’s color is grape, resembled to a fruit that gives us charismatic and desirable to be wisdom” said Miyako.

    “I believe that you’re right about being wisdom. It was one of our group’s principles that we have to remember everyday” said Anzu.

    “Yeah, when we started influencing with those who are wisdom, they want to be generous. It’s safe to say that they have their own interests through their mind, body and soul” said Sora Shimizu.

    “If we want to make the difference then, we should be ready for unexpected challenges to happen when the time comes” said Miyako.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said Hanako Kotobuki and Anzu.

    “Hopefully, we’ll be able to work together to make the Dragons of Ōta coming back to life in Ōta once Noboru declares that he’s back to conquer for dominance” said Anzu.

    “When the sun rises, it’s the beginning of a new era of wisdom and opportunity for us to lead our group” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah!” said Miyako and Sora Shimizu.

    “Sarasa-san” said Rin Shimizu.

    “Yes, what is it, Rin-chan?” asked Sarasa.

    Rin points at Ryuuichi while Sarasa was wondering about Ryuuichi. “That’s him.”

    “Oh, I see” said Sarasa.

    “What’s the matter, Sarasa?” asked Nozomi.

    “Uh, nothing at all, Nozomi, but Ryuuichi is eyeing on someone from his back” said Sarasa.

    “How do you know about that?” asked Nozomi.

    “Well, Ryuuichi is up to battle against strongest prospects in the country when he and his team went to the Nationals, but the one thing he made a mistake is that during the quarterfinal match against a middle school from Fukuoka, he blew it by sacrificing himself to foul out in the game” said Sarasa.

    “Oh, that’s terrible, Sarasa. I never thought how Ryuuichi trying to pick mind games on a strong guy” said Nozomi.

    “This might be worse than bullies trying to pick up a fight against talented and smart students in the block” said Kurumi.

    “I agree with that, Nozomi and Kurumi. By the way, where are Subaru and Tomoka?” said Sarasa.

    “They’re heading out for a meeting with his friends for tomorrow’s matches in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament” said Nozomi.

    “But also, it appears that there are a lot of guests to come to your party, Sarasa” said Kurumi.

    “Ah, I see. Okay, then, we should keep an eye on who will be the guests to arrive soon” said Sarasa.

    “Yeah, Sarasa!” said Nozomi and Kurumi.

    “Everyone! Let’s keep an eye on our place to find out who will be coming to my birthday party” said Sarasa.

    “Okay!” said Nozomi and her allies and the friends of Sarasa. Sarasa’s birthday party was seemed to be magical and cuter as expected as Sarasa finally gives joy and grace for her friends including her childhood friends from Kōfu. However, it looks like something is buzzing around the mansion as Ryuuichi is hoping to meet a stronger guy coming from a far away place. That’s why Sarasa and her camp alongside the Bravehearts and their allies are going to keep an eye on Ryuuichi as the next turn of events may be even surprising.

    Haru and Eri are quite concerned about Ryuuichi after Ryuuichi is seemed to be strange than they thought. Ryuuichi leaves the hall without warning from Nana and Mayumi Odaka.

    “Oh, great. He’s leaving the party, Eri” said Haru.

    “Interesting, I have to find out what’s going on, Haru-san” said Eri.

    “Yeah, someone’s coming to our friend Sarasa’s birthday party. So, we should keep an eye on our guests for now” said Haru.

    “Yes, we will, Haru-san!” said Eri.

    On the other hand, while walking to the living room, Jun and Jirō Koganei are having a short conversation.

    “I believe that Kana’s group will be here soon. They’re on their way back home to downtown Nishina. I’m sure that we’ll meet them just like what Kentarō said” said Jirō.

    “Yeah, Jirō-san, I believe in him because he’s more compassionate to his friends. Now, let’s find out if they’re here” said Jun.

    “Okay!” said Jirō.

    [ENDING: 「Love Summer! 」 by Mai Fuchigami]
    This song was released last August 28 (Wednesday) as this is her third single in her music career. As a result, this song is inserted as the ending for tonight's update.

    UP NEXT: A Postscript Message from Sarasa Ryuō

  10. #490
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Points: 3,906, Level: 39
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    A Post-Chapter Postscript Message from Sarasa Ryuō

    Hi, everyone! Sarasa Ryuō is here and I want to be more honest that I had been blessed with my friends during my birthday party where they have given me some birthday presents that I liked. It’s great that I have been a happy and cheerful girl because I was able to bring my admiration to my friends on my side. I want to make sure that my blessings will be my hopes and dreams, so that I want to continue my musical career as a member of the Music Girls. As you all know, I want to be more connected to my friends on my side, so that I will be able to continue giving my friends their blessings and making them happy and gleeful. My plan for my extended group would be based on how I want to keep my loyal fanbase going up. There will be two groups: one for Kōfu and the other for Tokyo. As a member of the Music Girls, I want to make sure to make my loyal fans love to hear me singing with my beautiful voice. It’s great to be an idol girl because it’s my pleasure to make my music career more progress in my first year with the Music Girls. That’s why me, alongside Haru and Eri, both from H ☆ E ☆ S, the group I represented and came from, are ready to bring more happiness in our group’s fanbase, so that they’ll be able to love our songs we’ll be making in the future. Hopefully, you’re all gonna be ready because I, Sarasa Ryuō, will be here to take care of your worries and I will be here to smile! Thank you very much, everyone, and I’ll see you later for the next chapter!

    - Sarasa Ryuō (CV. Mai Fuchigami)

    UP NEXT: Chapter 140: “The Wind Chills in Blues”

    This is the third time that I have made a special update that focused on a birthday celebration one of the characters of Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts after Airi Kashii and Aya Miyakoōji, but this is also the first time that it comes from Ongaku Shoujo. It’s great that this chapter would be more blessed just like Chapter 59 when the Bravehearts have celebrated Airi’s birthday and Chapter 98 when the Bravehearts have celebrated the birthday of Aya Miyakoōji. In my opinion, I like Sarasa because not only she’s sweet and cute, but also, she’s very admired to her friends on her side to make sure that she’ll always be happy to get along with them. Now, this is just the first part of Sarasa’s birthday celebration because the next chapter will be something that will shock the Bravehearts and the Rainbow Angels as Subaru Hasegawa, Kazuhiro Hatakenaka and Ryuuichi Suga will meet each other for the first time since the Middle School Boys’ Basketball National Championship two years ago. I hope that you’ll see what will happen in this heated confrontation between the three, but also, you’ll witness the first appearance of the Bravehearts of Fukuoka, which will be led by Kazuhiro himself and Keiko Kakuma. I’ll see you on September 22 (Sunday) for the next update of Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts!

Page 49 of 49 FirstFirst ... 39474849

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: October 26th, 2016, 03:11 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 11th, 2016, 10:45 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 9th, 2016, 10:51 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 5th, 2013, 04:41 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 5th, 2013, 04:41 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •