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- "You're a fine bunch of yammering, sniveling so-called friends. I'm getting sick just listening to you. Why don't you use sports to resolve your differences fairly?"
- —Tsubaki Domyoji
"Love's Tempest! Being Expelled!?" (
Tsukasa Domyoji declares that he will have Tsukushi Makino and Rui Hanazawa expelled from school. His sister intervenes and eventually suggests the settle everything fairly. A three-on-three basketball match is decided upon.
In front of the entire school, Tsukasa Domyoji announces "I'll have these two expelled within one week!," referring to Tsukushi Makino and Rui Hanazawa. Sojiro Nishikado and Akira Mimasaka attempt to interject, but Tsukasa yells at them to shut up. As he walks away, an angry Tsukushi questions "What gives you the right to do this?" He turns away and gives her a look that freezes her to the spot. Tsukasa then leaves, followed closely by Sojiro and Akira. Rui tells Tsukushi "Well, I guess that's it." He inferences that Tsukasa will likely threaten to pull his family's donation from the school, which would inevitably lead to their expulsion. Shocked by his resigned attitude, Tsukushi remains silent.
That night, Tsukushi's mother is balancing the family's checkbook, when she shouts "Another month in the red!" Tsukushi tries to her about being expelled until she brings up bragging to a neighbor about her daughter dating Rui. She returns to her room unable to tell her the truth. Meanwhile, Akira and Sojiro are arguing with Tsukasa at his house. Akira points to Kazuya Aoike, saying "And to replace Rui with this guy, of all things?" Tsukasa ignores them, explaining that Rui is only using Tsukushi to forget Shizuka Todo. Tsubaki Domyoji enters the room and asks what they are talking about. They all refuse to say. On their way out, Tsubaki grabs Kazuya and forces him to tell her everything.
The next morning, Tsukushi arrives at school. She overhears Yuriko Asai and her friends talking happily about her being expelled. Tsukushi thinks "I'm delighted to be getting away from those nitwits." Sakurako Sanjo then walks up to her saying "I'll be so lonely without you!" all while smiling. In the principal's office, Tsukasa threatens to pull his family's donations if he does not expel Tsukushi and Rui. His sister then storms through the halls, alerting all the students to her presence. Yuriko and her friends are taken aback when Tsukushi asks "How do you all know her?" They describe her legendary status in detail. Tsubaki then walks up and drags Tsukushi away, shocking the girls.
The principal sweats profusely, telling Tsukasa "Makino might not be a problem, but Hanazawa... His father's very powerful." Tsukasa bangs his fist against the desk and threatens to tear down the hall his family donated money for. At that moment, Tsubaki enters the room and slaps her brother several times. Tsukushi, Sojiro, Akira, and Kazuya also arrive. An argument ensues when Tsubaki tells the principal to disregard her brother while he continues threatening him. Tsukushi interrupts promising "I'll leave this school." Tsukasa stares at her, once again leaving her unable to say anything. He opens his mouth to say something, when Rui arrives and says "I won't allow for Makino to be expelled."
An angry Sojiro tells Tsukasa "If you make Rui quit, I'll quit too," which Akira and Kazuya both second. Akira even says "Wasn't our bond stronger than anything?" Tsubaki yells at them all to shut up, before suggesting "Why don't you use sports to resolve your differences fairly?" Tsukasa, Akira, and Sojiro are against her idea, but Rui immediately proposes they play basketball. Tsukushi is nervous, knowing her team will be expelled if they lose. After school, Rui reveals that the other three play basketball very well. Tsukushi takes out her fortunetelling toy, which says "If he leads, all will be well." Rui then shows off his basketball skills. He tells Tsukushi "I won't let him expel us, I have something I want to protect, too."
Cast and characters
- Script: Reiko Yoshida
- Director: Atsutoshi Umezawa
- Animation director: Mitsuru Aoyama
- Art directors: Shinzo Yuki, Tomoko Ide
- Episode 24 covers the beginning of the "F4: Three on Three" arc, including chapters forty-five and forty-six.
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- "Love's Tempest! Being Expelled!?" at the official website
- "Love's Tempest! Being Expelled!?" on Toei Animation
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