Shimada prepares for the third match of the Lion King Tournament. Nikaidou and Shigeta butt heads over differing strategies for a board set-up at the workshop held at Shimada’s house. But Rei tells the small gathering that the board itself is “disturbing” to him. Shimada tells Rei to come back alone the following day. Rei is overpowered in a match against the A-class player, but desperately tries to offer what he can.