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"One by one, his words filled my heart. Being alone together, him hugging me, I thought this is okay. It seems I like Haruto... But I will put an end to this."
Oto realizes her feelings but decides to ignore them

"Risking love and pride on the final battle! The victor is..." (愛とプライドを賭けた最終決戦!勝つのは… () Ai to puraido o kaketa saishū kessen! Katsu no wa...) is an installment of the 2018 drama, Hana Nochi Hare. It first aired on June 19, 2018 on TBS. Shota Matsuda returned to guest star as Sojiro Nishikado. It was followed by the finale on June 26.

Haruto Kaguragi prepares for a martial arts competition against Tenma Hase. Hopelessly outmatched, Haruto receives help from the F4's Sojiro. Meanwhile, Oto Edogawa struggles with her feelings after realizing she likes Haruto.


Oto Edogawa realizes her feelings for Haruto Kaguragi, which she reveals to Arisa Konno. She resolves to forget her feelings and remain Tenma Hase's girlfriend. Konno tells her that this is unfair to all involved. The next morning, Oto meets Tenma and assures him that she wants to be with him. He discusses his competition with Haruto. Meanwhile, Haruto apologizes to Megumi Nishidome and begs to end their relationship. She refuses, deciding that she still has a chance if he loses the contest. Word of the match quickly spreads around school with the majority of students having no faith in Haruto. Oto attempts to avoid him, but he catches up with her. He claims "This game has nothing to do with you."

Kaito Taira, Issa Narumiya, and Sugimaru Eibi whisk Haruto away to begin his training. Having no experience, he fails miserably at judo and kendo. Kaito tries to convince him to quit but Haruto refuses. Later, Rie Hase announces that Hase Live is opening a makeup department and will make Oto's father the head. Oto and her mother are excited that they will all be together again. The next day, the C5 tell Oto about Haruto's hopelessness at sports. They ask her to convince Tenma to stop the competition. Disgusted that they do not believe in him, Oto calls them bad friends before storming out. Airi Maya tells Oto that she is right and asks who she is going to support. She is disappointed when Oto answers Tenma.

The C5 implement a vigorous training regiment for Haruto. Issa enlists the help of Sojiro Nishikado. He agrees to train him in kyudo when Haruto admits he is entering the contest for a girl. The days pass by fast as Oto supports Tenma. She still feels a bit conflicted but reminds herself "I will not makes others suffer again." Oto later confronts Jin Konoe, who questions her feelings for Tenma. He declares that Tenma "will always lover [her]." The next day, Oto attends Tenma's practice, where they run into the C5. When Haruto finally hits a target, Oto smiles warmly which Sojiro and Airi both catch. Sojiro asks Haruto whether she is the one he likes. He confirms it and Sojiro encourages him to hold onto "that feeling."

Airi confronts Oto about liking Haruto. She gives her a non-answer, leaving Airi frustrated. Outside, Oto asks Sojiro about Haruto's progress. Sojiro affirms that he is doing well, but Tenma's skill is too high. He does add that Haruto has a small chance of winning. At home, Kobayashi takes care of Haruto's wounds. He promises Haruto that he will always be there for him. The next day, Oto and Megumi are discussing the match. Megumi assumes that Haruto will lose. Oto voices her disappointment in Megumi's attitude towards the matter. She asks Oto who she is supporting. Oto, however, wishes to end the match altogether. Megumi becomes upset and reveals that Tenma and Haruto are both fighting for her.

After learning the truth, Oto meets up with Tenma. She questions why Tenma would take "advantage" of the situation. He states that he is "following [his] feelings" now, having regretted not making her transfer to Momonozono Academy. She once again tells him that she wants to remain by his side. To herself, Oto promises to return Tenma's personality back to how it was before. The day of the competition, she heads to the venue with her mother and Tenma's stepmother. The C5 sit on the sparsely populated Eitoku side, while Oto sits on Momonozono's side. Haruto's father sits in a special box with Megumi. The competition starts amid loud cheers. Tenma easily wins the match and Haruto's father leaves seconds later.

Cast and characters[]

Character Actor Notes
Airi Maya Mio Imada
Arisa Konno Haruka Kinami
Haruto Kaguragi Sho Hirano
Issa Narumiya Jin Suzuki
Iwao Kaguragi Kenichi Takito
Jin Konoe Riku Kashima
Kaito Taira Tatsuomi Hamada
Kozo Kobayashi Kotaro Shiga
Megumi Nishidome Marie Iitoyo
Oto Edogawa Hana Sugisaki
Rie Hase Saki Takaoka
Sugimaru Eibi Keisuke Nakata
Tenma Hase Taishi Nakagawa
Yukie Edogawa Momoko Kikuchi


Guest roles


Video Research Ltd. Source
Rating DVR Total
5.2% 8.6% 12.4% [3]


Chapters covered:
43, 44, 45, 46

  • Shota Matsuda's guest appearance was announced on June 12, 2018.[4]

  • Sojiro repeats his favorite phrase "Ichi-go ichi-e" (一期一会 () , lit. "one time, one meeting").

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