It was a sunny Thursday morning. No one could have seen it coming.

No one could have predicted it.

Who would have ever thought that Ryoma Echizen would pass away so early?

The reactions of Tezuka, Fuji, Oishi, Eiji, Kawamura, Inui, Momoshiro and Kaidoh when they heard the news about Ryoma.

Even as a team, they took it differently.

Hyotei, Josei Shonan, Rokkakku, Rikkaidai, Fudomine, Yamabuki, , Shitenhoji, and Higa-chu took the news of Echizen's death differently.

The American Team and Ryoga Echizen flies back to Japan when they heard.

Atobe did a great deal of effort.

This is their story.

This is how they found out.

And this is how they tried to survived the struggle.