|Not to be confused with Chapter 46 of Boys Over Flowers.|
- "How did it come to this? The harassment toward Eitoku was orchestrated by Konoe using others to do his dirty work. But Tenma still believed Konoe. And Kaguragi believed me. It makes my heart ache, and yet, Tenma knows how I feel."
- —Oto Edogawa
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Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase square off in the first round of the "Manly Man Festival." Tenma takes Haruto by surprise and easily defeats him. Later, Oto Edogawa goes to talk to Tenma, before receiving a video message from Arisa Konno.
At Eneiji Temple, Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase face each other at the "Manly Man Festival". The first round focuses on judo. Airi Maya, Kaito Taira, and Issa Narumiya cheer loudly for Haruto in the audience. Oto Edogawa sits in silence, wondering "how did it come to this?" She recalls the source being Tenma not believing her when she told Hitoshi Konoe was behind the attacks on Eitoku students. Haruto actually believed her, which she says "makes [her] heart ache."
As he approaches Tenma, Haruto considers a rugby tackle to take down Tenma. Sugimaru Eibi reminds him to not "engage" Tenma or "it [will] be over in a flash." Haruto feels confident with his strategy, until he notices Tenma's "aura". A startled Haruto allows Tenma to take the lead. Unable to implement his strategy, Haruto loses when Tenma flips him over his shoulder. The Correct 5 are disappointed by the lost, while Momonozono Academy's students cheer loudly as Tenma is declared the winner.
The crowd proceeds to the site of the next event. A few students notice Konoe crying. He says to himself, "Momonozono and President Hase's victory is almost within reach." Meanwhile, Oto decides to try to convince Tenma to end the contest. She receives a message with Arisa Konno, including a video of her and Konoe's confrontation days earlier. Konno was evidently taping it. Tenma happens to overhear the video, in which Konoe confesses to being behind the Eitoku attacks.
- Arisa Konno (Flashback only)
- Airi Maya
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Hitoshi Konoe
- Issa Narumiya
- Kaito Taira
- Oto Edogawa
- Sugimaru Eibi
- Tenma Hase
- A few changes were made for Viz's volume edition of this chapter, including "Next year's spot for the best high school in the nation will be ours!" to "Next year, Momonozono will take Eitoku's place as the best high school in the nation!"
- This chapter reveals that Konno was present during the events of chapter forty-three unbeknownst to Oto or the audience.
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