At last, the Robot Research Club enters the ROBO-ONE tournament! The revolutionary KILL-BALLAD control scheme makes Kaito a force to be reckoned with, but will it be enough to win the tournament and save the club?
Mizuka calls Akiho's aunt and asks her to speak with Akiho just once. Later, Akiho, Mitsuhiko, and Kaito ride the train, and Mitsuhiko reveals to them that they will spend the night at a restaurant due to being penniless. Akiho begs Kaito to go with her to see BYC-DAM, yet the park is closed for the day. Then, Kaito starts going over the controls using his handheld console. Kaito recalls Frau giving him the codes to operate the robot while Fujita assists them in transferring them to the robot. Akiho hesitates to call her sister, but she puts it off since they need to focus. When Akiho wants to do the Tanegashi Accel Impact attack, Kaito has his vision warped but dismisses it. Next day, Akiho goes over their opponent's data, Devil Stronger. Kaito sees his vision shaking, and the announcer calls the next match. Kaito asks Akiho for a space candy before going.
Akiho: Tanegashi Accel Impact!
In the match against Devil Stronger, Shizuya insults Kaito about how Akiho is his girlfriend who controls Kaito. Akiho tells Kaito to crush the guy. The match begins, and Kaito notices Devil Stronger is slow and delivers an uppercut. Devil Stronger starts spinning its upper body and charges at Kaito's robot. Kaito commands his robot to strike Devil Stronger from underneath. Shizuya's robot crumbles into pieces. Kaito and Akiho reach the final round, and Akiho notices Kaito dozing off a bit. Kaito reassures her and tells her to be positive. Before the fight, the announcer introduces the players. Mr. Pleiades makes his flashy entrance on stage. He states that he will end this match in one minute. Akiho urges Kaito to say something back to his opponent, and Michi tells Akiho to calm down. Kaito points that Mr. Pleiades is Subaru Hidaka, and Mr. Pleiades denounces it. He asks Mr. Pleiades to take off his mask, but the referee tells them to fight. Kaito notices that his opponent specializes in throwing and grabbing. Kaito's vision blurs for a bit, and their robot gets hit. He evades the M45's hits and strikes. Suddenly, M45 extends his arm which strikes down Tanegashi Machine. The announcer points to Tanegashi's left leg which is fidgeting. Kaito suffers another spasm that reveals some dark flashbacks, and time slows down. Kaito tries to dodge M45's projectile arm and charges at M45. Akiho calls the move Tanegashi Accel Impact. The mysterious man sees Kaito suffering and tells Misaki to take care of things.
Kaito blackmails Subaru
Next day, Kaito and the gang ride an airplane home, and Kaito notes that the match still ends in a loss for them since both opponents were out of the ring. At the airport. Kaito overhears Frau and some reporters. Frau smiles at Kaito before leaving. Over at the school, the vice principal tells Akiho and Kaito to disband the club. Then, Subaru arrives to the scene, and Katio grabs him and reveals a mask. Kaito tells Subaru to wear the mask, and everyone sees Subaru acting out Mr. Pleiades. Kaito reasons that their club stays intact since Mr. Pleiades won, and Kaito blackmails Subaru. If Subaru resists, Kaito threatens to expose his identity. Akiho announces that their goal is JAXA's Tanegashi Space Center.
Points of Interest
- Kaito and Akiho's robot has the KILL BALLAD style control system installed in it.
- Kaito suffers spasms where time slows down for him which is the opposite of Akiho's spasms where time fasts forward for her.
Tanegashi Machine's Moves
- Tanegashi Accel Impact attack - Tanegashi uses its wheels to charge at its enemy.
- First match: Shizuya Maekawa and his robot, Devil Stronger.
- Final Round: Mr. Pleiades' M45
- Japanese Name: "Tanegashi Akuseru Inpakutooooo!" (タネガシアクセルインパクトォォォォォ!)
- Opening Theme: "Junjō Spectra" by Zwei
- Closing Theme: "Umikaze no Brave" by Fumika