Akira is beginning a new school year at Kaio Middle School. With his daunting reputation as the Toya Meijin's son, Akira finds he must prove himself to more than a few mean and jealous classmates. With the help of upperclassman Yuri Hidaka, Akira finds the confidence to persevere in his quest to beat Hikaru.
Meanwhile, Hikaru is having a hard enough time just trying to find a third teammate to play on the Haze Middle School Go Club. Then Akari, Kimihiro and Hikaru discover there is someone worthy enough to possibly help them win some Go tournaments. Will Yuki Mitani be a good teammate or shy away from legitimate ways of winning money?
Story by Yumi Hotta and Art by Takeshi Obata.