“Rukawa vs. Akagi: The Real Showdown”
Kogure remarks that Hanamichi is improving at an astonishing rate. Coach Anzai stops by to announce that they will be having a practice match against Ryonan High School soon. Anzai sets up a match, freshers vs. seniors, to measure the freshmen’s skills, but Akagi doesn’t let Hanamichi play. Rukawa pulls off some great moves, but isn’t able to score against Akagi.