AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue- – #05
The Flying Circus Summer National Tournament starts off with the preliminary match of Shito Islands in the Kyushu Western District. This is Asuka’s first official tournament to participate in. She has been looking forward to this event. What kind of game is she going to show us…? Let’s look at the highlights of the fifth episode.
Synopsis: Episode 5: Yeah. Keep Calm and Carry On.
The All-Japan Flying Circus Summer Tournament kicks off. Arriving at the Kyushu Western District preliminary site, Asuka and Shion got psyched up. The combination of the first matches of the Kunahama members is announced.
Mashiro vs Sato-in
Shion vs Saki Inui of Kairyo
Misaki vs Rika
Asuka vs, Arika Okoze of Shito Suisan
Everybody goes in to compete for various reasons.
For the first time, the team members flying suit design is introduced. Asuka’s suit is designed with pink as the key color, which coordinates nicely with her strawberry hair color. It looks good.
Misaki’s suit is black and vivid yellow. The contrast is sharp and dazzling, complementing to Misaki’s coolness.
Last but not least, Mashiro’s suits employs a refreshing color palette. Yellow and pure white, with light blue as an accent color.
All three girls are adorable like angels!
The members’ games finally begin. Each match is carefully described and illustrated, which is impressive. Let’s look at each match.
- Mashiro vs Sato-in (Takafuji Academy)
Mashiro puts her small physique to an advantage, and scores the advance point. However, Sato-in fights back with tactful counterattacks. In the end, Mashiro loses the match by 2-7, but, I personally think it was a good game because Mashiro plans and acts in a way that suits her. She might be the one who made the most improvement in this short time.
This game showcases strategy making. It makes me realize that FC is a deep profound sport, with many strategies, which is challenging physically and mentally.
Misaki wins this match. After the game, Rika, who lost the match, runs up to Misaki, and thanks her for playing. Talk about sportsmanship! Her mannerism is refreshing to watch.
- Shion vs. Saki Inui (Kairyo)
Shion the team leader got a lot of mojo to compete, however, he is no match to the speeder Saki. He loses this match by the miserable score, 1-22. Sometimes mojo doesn’t help anything at all…
- Asuka vs Arika (Shito Suisan)
This is a newbie’s match. Asuka appears to be extremely nervous about her first game and she was unable to sleep last night. But, her inherently positive personality kicks in during the battle. She starts actually enjoying the game. She focuses all she has to hang on to Arika’s move. Finally, she pulls off her favorite air kick turn, which brings her the first time ever victory. Congrats, Asuka!
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