AOKANA -Four Rhythm Across the Blue- – #06
The second day of the Flying Circus Summer National Tournament. Asuka advances to her second match. Her opponent is Kasumi Kurobuchi from Dogaura Kogyo. The game extends to the additional time session, but, eventually, Asuka snaps up the victory by the score 8-6.
On the other hand, Misaki faces off with Shindo, the reigning champion of FC.
Synopsis: Episode 6: Is That All You’ve Got?
The second day of the Flying Circus Summer National Tournament. Encouraged by her first and delightful victory in the previous match, Asuka performs a heated game in the second match. On the other hand, Misaki gets fired up at an anticipated opportunity – a rematch with Shindo.
Misaki estimates that he would choose a dogfight strategy, but, Shindo goes for an unexpected move. With Masaya’s advice and support, Misaki resists to go down easily.
Highlight 1: FC champion Shindo Goes All Out
The highlight of this episode features not only one but two matches against Shindo, the King of FC. You can enjoy both Misaki and Asuka compete against him.
- Misaki’s Second Round
Misaki’s wish has come true. Her opponent of the second match is Shindo. To start off, she chooses a short-cut strategy. She beats Shindo to get to the second line, then, waits for him to charge at her; however, Shindo dodges quickly and scores his first point. With this, the flow of the game turns favorable to Shindo, but, Masaya swiftly provides an effective advice to Misaki, who, collects some points. Additionally, she strikes the Air Kick Turn, then successfully turns the tide of the game to a dog fight. She adds more points, nearing up to Shindo’s score. She is on the roll at this point, but, unfortunately time is up. The match ends in Shindo’s upper hand. This means that Misaki lost to him again. That said, she appears to have felt some kind of gaining from the experience.
- Asuka’s Third Round
It turned out that the person against whom Shindo has been looking forward to playing is, none other than, Asuka. He has seen through Asuka’s exceptional talent and game sense.
Shindo lashes out multiple high-level techniques, like, “Cobra” and “Suicida.” He aggressively collects points.
By the way, Cobra is a technique mainly employed by professional FC players. It is named after the appearance in which a player quickly raises torso then dives in to attack. The rapid up and down move resembles a cobra attacking its prey.
Suicida is a violent technique to smash the opponent to the surface of the water, killing the opponent’s move.
The fact that Shindo reveals these special moves that he didn’t use before suggests one thing: he gets unusually serious to beat Asuka.
Asuka is not going to back down easily. She turns a problem to a chance. She strikes her favorite Air Kick Turn again and again, eventually corners Shindo by bringing the match to even points. This game is blazing hot hot hot!
The real competition begins here. Shindo comes back with his Air Kick Turn, repeatedly, adding two more points. Precisely at this point, time is up, game is set.
Asuka lost the match after all. But, once the game is over, she beams at Shindo, with a happy and fulfilled smile.
Highlight 2: Misaki’s Feelings
After losing her match against Shindo, Misaki feels good about it. She feels that she gained something from the experience. She even feels confident about her potential and says she might have defeated Shindo if she had 30 more seconds.
But, her confidence quickly deflates as she watches the heated battle between Asuka and Shindo. Misaki learns that Shindo didn’t need to go all out against her. While she is overwhelmed by Shindo’s real power, she starts feeling envious about her friend, Asuka.
How was it?
I can’t wait to see how Misaki improves her skills! Let’s look forward to seeing next round.
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