At long last the serialisation meeting begins as each of the senior editors leave their desks. Yahagi leads the meeting and announces that there are thirteen titles up for serialisation, and as they begin to go over the first one, Hattori explains how the process works. That the submissions are read in advance and are given feedback, and when it comes to the meeting they’re discussed and weighed up. Each given either a yes, try again, or simply a no. However for each submission that gets serialised, an equal number must be canceled.
The results for the Golden Future Cup start to come in with Koogy coming dead last, leaving it to be decided by the other three entries. Over at Ashirogi Muto’s studio, Takagi and Mashiro are hard at work on their name as Takagi explains how the extra conditions in the questionnaires help with judging the entries.
Takagi decides to back Mashiro’s decision to redo their entry by changing the story a bit, and back at Eiji’s studio Fukuda and Nakai are also doing what they can to improve their work, while Aoki tries to make her story more suited for a shonen magazine. Koogy on the other hand is more preoccupied about giving interviews and hasn’t even started yet.
The members of Team Fukuda make their way up to the editorial department, quite easily at that thanks to the aura that Fukuda gives off as they go for their most senior editor.
Having made it into the Golden Future Cup it doesn’t take long before Mashiro and Takagi stop celebrating and start working again.
When they return to the studio the first thing they find is the mess that Mashiro made during the time he worked on his own.
With their summer break at an end Mashiro tells Takagi how he’ll be working alone from now on, so he returns the key to the studio and explains to him how he’s started to write for Kaya just like he draws for Azuki, while they may no longer be a team Takagi still intends to go on as well and Mashiro will change his pen name to Ashiro Muto.