Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade，still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day，she meets Arata，a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet，he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta，a traditional Japanese card game. Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game，along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However，Arata is transfixed by her as well，all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don't miss the first volume in this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways.
Fujita has drifted through middle school aimlessly, unable to find friends or anything that can hold his attention. Then, one day, he's attacked by a gang and saved by a mysterious man. But this isn't a karate master. Fujita's Mr. Miyagi is a ballroom dance instructor! Reluctantly, Fujita takes a few beginner's classes, only to find his inspiration… an entrancing, teenage dance prodigy named Shizuku. It's Fujita's first step into the high-octane world of competitive dance!