Rikuo went with Itaku to the training ground where they are practicing. Soon, Rikuo sees Awashima and Amezō fighting in a spar with each other. Later Rikuo and Itaku where been fighting each other. Rikuo tries his best by using a unnamed technique but has been defeated by the Hyoui technique of Itaku: Rera Makiri. Rikuo wants Itaku to teach him those things, while the next day, Kidōmaru appeared in Tōno to ask Akagappa to borrow some men in the war against the Keikain House. Akagappa refuses which Kidōmaru goes off. Kidōmaru sees Rikuo and has been mistaken him for Nurarihyon. Rikuo then gets suddenly attacked by Gyūriki.