Ikki's final match, against Toka Todo, is to be televised to the whole world. Stella and Alice win their final matches and spots at the Seven Stars Battle Festival. Even though exhausted and wounded from his prior matches and ill-treatment in prison and haunted by self-doubt, Ikki arrives at the arena in time, cheered on by everyone at Hagun Academy. Toka Todo, as well as everyone else, knows that the fight is fixed but still wants to test Ikki's resolve to fight for the weak. As the match begins, Ikki uses a new technique called Ittou Rasetsu, which grants Ikki even greater power for a single strike. He defeats Toka Todo and proposes to Stella in front of the entire world. The Emperor of Vermillion telephones Ikki's father and suggests that their children should not be burdened by their parents' political goals. A ceremony is held honoring the school's six representatives for the Seven Star Sword Arts Festival and Ikki is named the leader/flag-bearer by Toka Todo. Ikki is later seen ...