A 1st-year student like Yagyū, but quite the opposite in terms of personality. Despite good intentions, she generally ends up as an accidental troublemaker. Apparently weak in combat, and she's aware of it, but makes up for it with her wits.
Hibari is an upbeat girl with pink hair adorned with three black ribbons that tie it into two pigtails. Her outfit is reminiscent of a student in gym class. She has a light pink track jacket with the Hanzō emblem on the left chest area, dark blue biker shorts, black and white socks, and red and white sneakers. Her eyes are peculiarly dotted with two pink, cross-shaped pupils.
Hibari is exceedingly innocent, trusting and cheerful. Despite often depending on others, especially Yagyū, Hibari dislikes having to completely rely on others, as it makes her feel like she is holding everyone else behind. Although she often feels like she just isn't cut out for it, she always tries her best to keep up with the others and show just how much she can contribute to the team.
Chapter 1 Section 1: Combat Practice
It’s a new day at the Hanzō National Academy. Inside the ninja room from within the school, Asuka is sleeping while her teacher, Kiriya, is teaching. Kiriya notices Asuka sleeping and tries to wake her up. After a couple of attempts, Asuka finally wakes up from her dream. Kiriya mocks Asuka by asking her if she finally found her path of the shinobi. Feeling surprised, Asuka asks Kiriya how he knows about that. Another student, Katsuragi, intervenes in the conversation and explains to Asuka how she talks in her sleep while also making suggestive noises. Asuka didn’t understand while the rest of her classmates, Ikaruga, Yagyū, and Hibari, either sigh or chuckle to themselves. Kiriya then tells Asuka to try and stay awake and to read up on Secret Ninja Arts to the class. Asuka nods as she begins reading.
As she reads out loud, Kiriya helps elaborate by reminding everyone what guardian they have. He then explains how to use Secret Ninja Arts, which can only be done by wielding the secret ninja arts scroll at all times. Katsuragi states how she keeps her secret ninja arts scroll under her skirt while Asuka keeps hers in her cleavage. Surprised to hear that, Katsuragi sexually harasses Asuka about wanting to check out her cleavage. However, Kiriya tells Katsuragi to not sexually harass others during class. With that said, Kiriya tells Asuka to continue reading out loud to the class.
As Asuka reads about the Super-Secret Ninja Art, she becomes confused about the fact that the description is short. However, Kiriya questions Asuka why that’s the case while saying that there’s a reason behind that. The reason being is because the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll is the school’s pride and joy and its content must be kept an absolute secret. Asuka begins to wonder what’s inside the scroll, but as she does so, the school bell rings. Kiriya tells the class that it’s time for basic martial arts instruction and that all students must meet him on the school’s rooftop. With that said, the students did as they were told and went to the school’s rooftop.
On the school’s rooftop, Kiriya begins explaining about how there are shinobi out there known as “evil shinobi”. The class nods while Asuka states that as good shinobi, they must work to uphold justice. Kiriya then states to the class that from the moment they set foot on Hanzō National Academy, they were shinobi and that he would like for all five of them to set aside their instincts as students. With that said, Kiriya believes that he worked the student hard enough for them to be prepared to face what awaits them.
The class nods as Kiriya begins explaining about the shinobi barrier. It is a shinobi dueling space that blockades off a space of a fixed size, impenetrable to the average person. While it can be useful to covert activities, the downside of using a shinobi barrier is since shinobi can sense its activation, you’ll give away your position.
The class nods again while Kiriya tells them that it’s time to begin practical combat training. He then explains to them that they’ll be fighting dummies he made himself. Since there’s no regular students around, he’s allowing all five of them to give it everything they got. With that said, Kiriya begins the training and disappears into thin air and the students begins their training.
Section 2: Get Hibari's Scroll
The next day inside the ninja room, Hibari is worrying about what she should do. Asuka asks her what’s wrong but Hibari doesn’t answer. Hibari then asks Asuka if she won’t get mad if she tells her the problem. Asuka nods and then Hibari explains to her that she lost her ninja art scroll. Asuka becomes shocked to hear that while Hibari begins worrying if Kiriya is going to kill her for losing the scroll. Asuka begins to think that the punishment might be worse than death. The thought scares Hibari even more. However, with there being some time left before class begins, Asuka tells Hibari that she’ll help her find her missing ninja art scroll. Hibari thanks Asuka while Asuka asks her where she might have dropped it. Hibari replies by saying how she might have dropped it at the shops district after she fell. Asuka understands as the two went to the shops district.
At the shops district, Asuka searches her surroundings, but so far, no luck. Suddenly, she spots a woman that’s carrying Hibari’s ninja art scroll. Quickly, Asuka went after the woman to get it back.
Afterwards, Asuka manages to get back Hibari’s ninja art scroll and heads back to the ninja room where she meets up with Hibari. Asuka gives Hibari her scroll back and Hibari thanks her. Asuka then tells Hibari to keep her breasts together and grip it more tightly to prevent her ninja art scroll from falling out easily. Hibari understands and thanks Asuka again.
Section 3: Street Sweeping
Later on in class, Ikaruga sees the other students all huddle up arguing about something. They didn’t respond but Ikaruga begins to get annoyed as she states how she would like to know what’s wrong. Still being ignored, Ikaruga raises her voice and tells everyone to be quiet and listen to her. Asuka notices Ikaruga and apologizes. With everyone finally giving Ikaruga their attention, Ikaruga asks again what’s the problem. Asuka explains how it wasn’t a big deal at first as they were wondering what to eat when they get home. No one was agreeing with one another and because of that, things escalated. Ikaruga understands as she asks Asuka what everyone wishes to eat. Asuka replies with her saying how she wants sushi rolls, Katsuragi wants ramen, Yagyū wants dried squid, and Hibari wants sweets. Ikaruga realizes how this situation is problematic, but as class rep, she decides to help find a way to resolve this predicament. With that said, Ikaruga went out to find the solution.
In the ninja room after Ikaruga gathered the food and put together something, Ikaruga shows Asuka and the other her creation, which she calls “Sweet Squid Ramen Roll”. Ikaruga explains how friends should partake be happy to partake of the same foods together. However, Asuka begins to wonder how she should say what she wants say regarding Ikaruga’s creation in a delicate way. However, Asuka realizes that Ikaruga worked hard to gather everything for everyone, so she decides to give the Sweet Squid Ramen Roll a try. As she eats it, she begins to feel sick for a second, but then she begins to like it. Ikaruga was happy to hear it, but Asuka tells Ikaruga that she was in the mood for just a plain old sushi roll.
Section 4: Get Back the Purse
Inside the ninja room after Asuka meets the boy, the entire morning passes with a daze with Asuka thinking about that boy from earlier and how he confessed to her. Since no one has ever confessed to her before, Asuka doesn’t know how to react to that. Hibari notices Asuka not eating her lunch as she asks her what’s wrong. Asuka replies as she shakes her head and explains to her what happened to her earlier. Everyone is the room becomes stunned with the news as they begin asking Asuka for the details. Asuka begins telling everyone everything that happened.
Afterwards, Ikaruga wants to confirm to Asuka that this boy she encountered earlier was a baseball player from another school. Asuka nods and Katsuragi becomes impressed about the fact that Asuka was able get a nice catch. Hibari then asks Ikaruga about baseball in general while Ikaruga explains to her how pro baseball players are in par with any shinobi. Ikaruga turns to Asuka asking her what she’s going to do about this. However, Yagyū quietly reminds everyone that they are shinobi and that they mustn’t forget that. The ninja room went from being active to complete silence. Asuka states that she already knows and how she just wants to be a shinobi. She doesn’t even know how a date works to begin with or who that boy really is. With her mood now improved, Asuka begins to eat her lunch.
On the next day inside the ninja room, the morning classes’ ends and the ninja room’s door flies open with the sushi chef coming in with a burst of laughter. Asuka realizes that the chef was none other than his grandfather, Hanzō. Asuka was happy to see him while Kiriya bows his head to him. However, Hanzō tells Kiriya to stops since he’s now retired. Beforehand, Hanzō was a legendary shinobi that a lot of people respected. There has been rumors saying that Hanzō National Academy was named after him to honor him. However, no civilians know anything about him or his activities. With that said, Asuka asks Hanzō what he’s doing here at Hanzō National Academy while Hanzō explains how he figures he should make some lunch for her and her friends.
As everyone quickly gathers around Hanzō, he gives Asuka a bucket of sushi rolls he made himself and tells Asuka to pass them out to everyone. Everyone begins to eat the sushi rolls with smiles on their faces. Hanzō watches the students while smiling and then asks Asuka to come over for a minute.
Section 6: Punish the Harasser
In the shopping district, both Yagyū and Hibari are doing some shopping. As Hibari shows Yagyū a plushie, she asks if that’s the one she wanted. Yagyū doesn’t say a word but Hibari continues by saying how she’s wanted it for a long while. Finally speaking, Yagyū acknowledges how Hibari has been wanting that plushie. Hibari then begins to ask Yagyū if she could have it instead. Right when Yagyū was about to say something, Hibari interrupts her by saying how Yagyū won’t give up the plushie because of how cute it is. Yagyū tries again to say what she’s trying to say, but Hibari continues to interrupt her by suggesting a duel for the plushie. Yagyū questions her suggestion but Hibari insists, even though she doesn’t feel confident about being able to beat Yagyū. With some thought, Yagyū accepts the challenge and then the two began.
Afterwards, Yagyū was victorious and Hibari begins to cry for losing. However, Yagyū decides to give the plushie to her. Hibari was surprised while Yagyū explains how she was going to give the plushie to her as a gift from the start. However, Hibari questions Yagyū about why she agreed on the duel then. Yagyū explains to Hibari how she is competent and that she shouldn’t put herself down so much. Being assertive can be a good thing sometimes. Realizing that, Hibari thanks Yagyū for caring about her while Yagyū begins to blush and say that it was nothing.
Section 7: Hibari's Tutoring
In the ninja room, Hibari is apologizing to Kiriya while Kiriya explains to Hibari how difficult it is to take the particular class without a kunai, which Hibari forgot her own back at home. As he sighs, Kiriya tell Hibari that she’ll have to take supplemental lessons after school, which shocks Hibari since she was planning on eating banana crepes with everyone after school. Suddenly, Asuka intervenes and states that she and the other students are going to take those lessons as well. Kiriya asks her why and Asuka responds by saying how they’re all in this together since that’s what friends do. Kiriya understands and tell the students that the lessons will take place outside in the yard and whoever scores lowest will be remanded for additional lessons. With that said, the students went out and beings the lesson.
Afterwards, Hibari was surprised to see that she won while Asuka was in last place. However, both Kiriya and Hibari realizes that Asuka lost on purpose. Asuka tries to hide the fact, but it only makes Hibari feel even worst. She begins to sincerely apologize as she states how hard it is being the shield for your friends. However, Hibari understands what Asuka was trying to do for her, which she appreciates. With that said, the two prepare for their extra lessons.
Section 8: Hebijo Assassin
After Katsuragi kicks the ball in half and scans her surroundings for enemies, Asuka asking her what’s wrong from the distance. She’s came into the room at some point. Katsuragi turns to Asuka and tells her that there’s nothing wrong. Asuka then points towards the unfinished ramen while telling Katsuragi how she’s late for class and the ramen is unfinished, so she knows something is wrong. Katsuragi gives up and tells Asuka that she’ll explain everything once everyone else arrives.
Once everyone is present, Katsuragi tells them what happened earlier. Hibari suggests that they should let Kiriya know, which Yagyū agrees to, but Ikaruga mentions how Kiriya is out on business at the moment, which everyone nods to as they remembered. Hibari then wonders what they’ll all do once the enemy attacks, but Yagyū quickly comforts Hibari by telling her that they’re not sure if they will attack. Katsuragi nods as she begins to think about how she wants to know how strong she really is and how she wants to fight someone tough. She also figures how the enemy will definitely come at some point due to Kiriya not being present at the moment.
Suddenly, Hibari notices a girl outside on the courtyard. Katsuragi was able to notice the girl’s thirst for blood up in the air. The enemy has finally arrived and the students quickly moved to the courtyard as a group. As they arrived, Katsuragi asks for the black-haired girl’s name. However, the black-haired girl asks them if they are shinobi students as she steps forward. The black-haired girl introduces herself as Homura, a shinobi student from Hebijo Clandestine Academy. Katsuragi recalls of the academy and how notorious it is while also mysterious. Homura asks them if they’re Hanzō students but Ikaruga tries to deny the fact that they are. However, Homura takes out a photograph of Katsuragi about to kick the ball while invoking a shinobi barrier. As Homura grins at the Hanzō students, she states how they’re still around after she invoked a shinobi barrier, clarifying the fact that they’re shinobi. Katsuragi asks Homura what if they are shinobi students while Homura replies by telling them to hand over the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. However, Ikaruga tells her that they have no plans to do so. As Katsuragi grins and asks Homura what would happen if they don’t give it up, Homura laughs and draws a sword while saying how she’ll take by force instead.
Katsuragi’s interests piqued as she prepares for a fight, but Asuka tells her to step aside. Confused about whether Asuka and Homura are already acquainted, Katsuragi steps aside since she knows that shinobi battles are supposed to be one-on-one. However, another girl but with an expressionless look on her face walks up and tells Katsuragi that she’ll fight her instead. Katsuragi asks for the expressionless girl’s name as the girl calls herself Hikage. Quickly, Hikage takes out her knife and slashes at Katsuragi with Katsuragu managing to dodge at the last moment. Katsuragi then asks Hikage if she strong while Hikage replies by saying that she has to be. Katsuragi follows up by asking her why while Hikage tells her that if she’s not strong then she’s not following orders.
Katsuragi begins to smile as she’s finally able to fight a tough opponent. She then tells the rest of the Hanzō students to stand back as both herself and Asuka will handle both Homura and Hikage. The others does so as both Asuka and Katsuragi prepare for their first taste of real combat.
Chapter 2 Section 1: Katsuragi's Training
After the thrashing from Hebijo Clandestine Academy, the ninja room’s atmosphere becomes thick and heavy. Kiriya notices his students’ faces filled with despair. He isn’t surprised since there’s a world of difference between classwork and actual combat. Finally speaking, Kiriya tells his students that the principal told him what happened to them. He stops speaking right there not being able to find the words to continue. He begins to feel conflicted if he should praise them for managing to stay alive, which is noteworthy since what they went through was their first real battle. Suddenly, Asuka calls out to Kiriya with a despair look in his eyes. The looks reminds Kiriya of a former student of his that goes by the name of “Rin”. He then remembers that he’ll never let what happened in the past happen again. Finally, Kiriya was able to find the words to continue speaking by telling all five of them that if it bothers them so much that they’ve been defeated by Hebijo students, then they should all give up on being a shinobi and get out. As he said that, he begins having more flashbacks of Rin.
Kiriya tells his students again that they should just give up and get out if they’re going to let their defeat by the Hebijo student bother them so much. Suddenly, the change in the atmosphere changed in the ninja room. Ikaruga tells Kiriya about what he said sounds a bit harsh while Katsuragi follows up with a nod but with irritation. She then tells Kiriya how it doesn’t matter what he says about her, but how Asuka is still a 2nd year and she took on some serious competition while surviving, which isn’t a small task. Katsuragi then asks Kiriya to at least praise her for that. However, Asuka looks downward with the rims of her eyes becoming red. Kiriya wants to praise her, but she knows a half-hearted praise will only result in more sorrow down the road. Next, Kiriya explains how Hebijo is known for producing shinobi involved in politics and business while also having no qualms about very nasty work. The students remains breathless at Kiriya’s words. Kiriya continues by saying how they cannot be bargained or reasoned with and how they absolutely will not stop until they achieve their goal, which is much like their namesake, the serpent. Ikaruga asks Kiriya with a frown on her face if there’s no way of avoiding the conflict. Kiriya answers by telling her that they don’t negotiate and how they’ll attack. With that said, Katsuragi asks Kiriya what if they go on the offensive themselves. Sadly, Kiriya shakes his head slightly while explaining how even though that’s a nice thought, they don’t have any idea where the Hebijo Headquarters is located. The explanations causes Katsuragi to sink at his words. However, Hibari speaks up to break the tension by saying how Kiriya is now around, so they’ll all be fine while Ikaruga agrees with her. The statement causes relief to flood the students faces while Kiriya realizes that they all rely on him and how it’s true that he can help them, considering the students are still studying as shinobi and how they left their normal lives years ago. It’s only natural for all five of them to feel intimidated at fighting a powerful opponent.
However, despite all of that, Kiriya tells them that he will not be assisting them against the Hebijo, which stunned the students into silence. Both Ikaruga and Hibari pleads Kiriya with Hibari being on the verge of tears with the thought of Kiriya abandoning all five of them. However, with an authoritative voice, Kiriya reminds them that they’re shinobi students and they must always be prepared for the worst. Suddenly, Kiriya remembers what happened on Rin’s final examination.
Kiriya tells the students that those who rely on him during the fight with Hebijo should give up on being a shinobi and leave. He knows that if he helps them fight off Hebijo, it wouldn’t help them at all. The Path of a Shinobi is a harsh one. One must continue to fight, even with no help coming. Despite what Kiriya has said, there is one thing that he can do for those who seek to become a part of that world, which is teaching them not to be overcome with emotion. He knows that he can’t let Rin’s fate happen again. With that said, the students’ beings to listen to Kiriya’s words in silence. No one of them decided to move.
Suddenly, Asuka speaks up with her hands raised by telling Kiriya that she needs more training. Katsuragi follows up and does the same. Afterwards, the other students raises their hands as well. Hibari also tells Kiriya to work her hard. Despite what the students said, Kiriya is still feeling a natural doubt, but since their passion was so infectious, he smiles. With that said, Kiriya tells the students that he sees their resolves and then tells them to prepare for training. He knows that he can’t protect them directly, but he will teach them everything he knows since that’s the only way for him to protect them.
Section 2: The Lovable Hibari
At the shops district, Yagyū asks Hibari what’s wrong since Hibari was feeling down. Hibari doesn’t respond but Yagyū asks again but wonders if her stomach is bothering her. Finally responding, Hibari tells Yagyū that maybe she’s not really not cut out to be a shinobi. Yagyū asks her why she thinks that while Hibari explains that she’s not feeling any stronger despite training as hard as she can. On top of that, Hibari keeps getting hurt during training, which causes trouble for everyone, according to her. However, Yagyū tells her that no one thinks she trouble, but Hibari disagrees as she says that no matter how hard she tries, she’s terrible. As a suggestion to help cheer up Hibari, Yagyū suggests taking Hibari somewhere to eat.
With that said, Yagyū attempts to get a doughnut bunny, but suddenly, a woman appears trying to get her hands on it. Yagyū tells her that the doughnut bunny belongs to Hibari, but the woman doesn’t listen and threatens to roughen her up. Yagyū then asks her if she’s just jealous that she got the last doughnut bunny and she didn’t. Either way, Yagyū decides to fight the woman for the last doughnut bunny.
After winning, Yagyū compliments the woman and her band of thugs for being tough despite losing. Hibari is impressed with how strong Yagyū is, but she then begins to put down herself while also telling Yagyū that she won’t be able to understand where she’s coming from. Suddenly, Yagyū suggests Hibari to spar with her. Hibari asks why and Yagyū replies by saying that she wants to test her just to see how strong she really is. Despite what Yagyū said, Hibari continues to put her sound down, seeing that fighting her is pointless. Yagyū tells Hibari to prepare herself regardless and then the two begins their spar.
Afterwards, both Yagyū and Hibari are huffing and puffing from the spar. Hibari knew that she was going to lose. However, Hibari somehow feels better and realizes that she has no time to be moping around. Yagyū nods to Hibari’s statement and Hibari thanks Yagyū for helping her. With that said, Yagyū hands Hibari the doughnut bunny, which she enjoys a lot to the point where she tells Yagyū that if she keeps feeding her good food, she’ll love her forever. However, Yagyū is just glad that Hibari liked it. Hibari then tells Yagyū that she promise that she won’t give up and that she’ll show her just how strong she can be. Yagyū understands as she nods while also telling herself that her motivation is what makes her special to her. Hibari wonders what she said under her breath but Yagyū tells her not to worry about it as she blushes and looks away.
Section 3: Intercept Hebijos
As Ikaruga begins maintaining her sword, Hien, inside the ninja room, Asuka and the others walks inside. They all exchange a friendly “good morning” and then a lively conversation begins. Despite all of the hardship and rigorous training they all go through, Ikaruga is impressed with Asuka the most since despite what happens, she never loses her bright and cheerful expression. She greets everything with a smile. While Ikaruga also goes through the same difficulty to keep her classmates organized as class representative, she begins to wonder if Asuka should lead the team instead of her.
As Ikaruga begins to lose herself in her thought, Kiriya walks into the classroom. He tells the class that he’ll be teaching them genealogy as part of the day’s lessons. Quickly, Katsuragi complains to Kiriya about how they should be focusing on training instead of family trees. However, Kiriya lets out a sigh and explains to her that breaks are a crucial aspect to training. With that said, Hibari questions Kirya what they’ll be doing with genealogy while Kiriya explains to them that they’ll be making a shinobi family tree to see if they have any shinobi ancestors while learning what they might have inherited from them. Suddenly, Asuka raises her hand and asks Kiriya how far back they should go, which Kiriya answers by telling them to start from the earliest shinobi, up to themselves. Asuka nods with enthusiasm as she quickly makes her shinobi family tree, which consists of three generations: her grandfather, her mother, and herself. Asuka then explains how her mother is a shinobi like her grandfather, how her father is a civilian who wasn’t completely happy with Asuka becoming a shinobi. However, Asuka wishes to be a powerful one, just like her grandfather. As Katsuragi and Yagyū writes in silence, Hibari begins to moan about how she has to write down everyone from her long line of shinobi. Suddenly, Kiriya asks Ikaruga what’s wrong as Ikaruga stops writing. Ikaruga apologizes as she notices that she’s almost finished making her family tree. However, when she thinks about her family, she’s reminded of her older brother. He is studying business management, following in the footsteps of their father. In truth, however, he wished to become a shinobi.
Ikaruga finishes her family tree by writing down her own name at the end. Her family tree is simply a straight line, from the head of the family, to herself. However, her brother’s’ name wasn’t included. His name would be where Ikaruga’s name is at if he was a shinobi. With that thought of feeling a burden of what happened in the past, Ikaruga’s eyes begins to well. Asuka notices Ikaruga looking upset and asks her what’s wrong, but she tells her that it’s nothing while forcing a smile.
As time went by, it’s now lunch time. The breeze was nice, so the students decided to eat outside for a change. As they begin to eat, Hibari is bothered by how Yagyū is eating dried squid again. However, Yagyū tells Hibari to not make light of the dried squid. As Ikaruga prepares her multi-course meal, she realizes that she forgot the tea. She tells the others that she’ll be back as she heads back to the ninja room to get the Japanese tea set.
Later on during the day, Asuka begins to feel tired from training all day, but she knows that she can’t complain because of how important it is for her to get stronger. She then begins to wonder why the Hebijo girls have to be so focused on fighting to grow stronger while also wonder if there’s no other way.
Suddenly, a shinobi barrier appeared. Asuka begins sensing a couple of enemies around the area. One of them being Homura as she walks up to Asuka and tells her how no one will be able to interrupt them. Homura tells Asuka to hand over the Super-Secret Ninja Scroll once again while also threatening to slaughter the entire student body. Asuka begins asking her why she would involve innocent people into their quarrel while Homura explains to Asuka how shinobi are awful by nature. Asuka then tells her how that isn’t the Path of the Shinobi. With that said, Homura asks Asuka what the Path of the Shinobi really is from her perspective. However, Asuka tells her that she doesn’t know yet, but she will once she does one day. Homura then tells her that she wouldn’t be able to since she won’t be walking out alive according to her while also telling her how she’s not alone. Asuka begins to wonder what she can do when suddenly, the rest of the Hanzō students steps in to help her. With that said, the group went on to take down the mob.
Afterwards, Homura is impressed with the show the Hanzō students performed as she suggests a one on one match between the Hanzō students and the Hebijo students. Asuka accepts the challenge of fighting Homura one on one while Homura tells her that they should fight in an open space, which is beneficial for Asuka since she won’t have to worry about the other students. As Asuka asks her where, Homura gives her a letter for her to first, which consists of the locations each participating student must go to. With that said, the Hanzō students prepare themselves as they spread out and head for the five specific locations for their one on one matches with the Hebijo students.
Section 7: Hibari vs Haruka
At Hibari’s location, Hibari doesn’t see her opponent anywhere, causing her to think that maybe she’s at the wrong location. However, her opponent who goes by the name of Haruka shows up and tells her how late she is. As Hibari apologizes, Haruka wonders if Hibari got lost along the way. However, Hibari, admits that she was nervous as her legs were shaking. Suddenly, Haruka realizes how precious Hibari is to her, which shocks Hibari. She then states how her terrified expression is delightful and that she would like to tease her some more. Hibari is at a loss of words as she becomes more terrified of Haruka. However, Haruka realizes that she must take things a bit further to get more enjoyment. Hibari questions Haruka but Haruka wishes Hibari to be even more terrified than she already is. Hibari then decides to try and be brave and states that she’s not scared at all. As Haruka laughs, she wonders if Hibari’s strength can match up to her little dollies. With that said, Haruka summons her “dollies” and Hibari begins to fight them.
Afterwards, Haruka becomes impressed with Hibari’s strength while Hibari states that she can succeed at anything if she tries. Haruka then becomes excited about how intense Hibari is being despite being a cornered mouse. Suddenly, Haruka comes up with the idea of making Hibari into a doll instead of killing her. The thought shocks Hibari while Haruka explains to Hibari how her whole body will be encased in wax except her face. As Haruka asks Hibari if that would be delightful to her, Hibari states that she would never accept the offer. However, Haruka tells Hibari that if she were to become a doll, she wouldn’t be a burden to everyone in her group. Hibari becomes shocked again while asking Haruka how she would know about something like that. Haruka states that she was only thinking out loud, but she realizes that she hit a nail on her head with that statement. Hibari’s confidence begins to slowly deplete as Haruka tells her how she’s just excess baggage in the world of shinobi. Hibari denies that fact, which causes Haruka to ask Hibari for some proof by fighting her. With that said, the two begin to fight one another.
After the fight, Hibari yells out the fact that she’s not a burden and how she can fend off for herself. Suddenly, Haruka reappears, which shocks Hibari as she asks Haruka how she’s still standing up despite being beaten down. Haruka states how impressed she is with how Hibari took down her doll that was impersonating Haruka. Hibari’s confidence depletes some more as she tried so hard to take down the doll. Haruka then quotes Hibari regarding how she said that she can do anything if she tries and then tells Hibari how she really is just baggage if that’s all the strength she has within her. With that said, Haruka tells Hibari to hush and to let her make Hibari one of her dollies. However, Haruka decides to hold back and tells Hibari that that’s enough “playtime” for the day. As she leaves, Hibari wonders why Haruka didn’t finish her off.
Chapter 3 Section 1: Summer Mistake
On a train ride to the beach, the Hanzo students are playing a game of cards. As Yagyū chooses the right side instead of left, it reveals the joker instead of the ace of diamonds. Katsuragi looks down at Yagyū triumphantly while Hibari becomes disappointed. It was time for the losers to pay the price according to Katsuragi. As Katsuragi advances forward towards Hibari while laughing evily, Yagyū steps in and tries to convince Katsuragi that she’ll pay the price instead. However, Katsuragi explains that since the card game was a team battle, if one person loses in that team, everyone in the team is responsible. With that said, Katsuragi approaches both Hibari and Yagyū and flicks both of their foreheads as hard as she can. As Hibari complains about the pain she received by Katsuragi, Yagyū looks at the joker card in her hand and slowly starts to crush it. Quickly, Katsuragi grabs Yagyū’s hand and tells her to not destroy the cards and to not be a sore loser.
Suddenly, Ikaruga intervenes and tells them to be quiet to prevent them from disturbing the other passengers. They all took a quick glance around and notice that all of the passengers were staring at them. Katsuragi quickly apologizes and takes her seat. As they settle down, Hibari states how they might have overdid it a little as she sticks out her tongue playfully. Suddenly, they all began to smell the scent of the ocean as the train leaves a tunnel. Asuka peers out of the window and notice the ocean while stating how they should smell the salty air around them. While Katsuragi agrees, she states that she prefers the scent of young women as she begins to press her nose against Asuka’s body. Asuka demands Katsuragi to stop the sexual harassment while feeling embarrassed but Katsuragi insists that she smells nice and how she’ll take three cups instead of two. Suddenly, Hibari decides to join in on smelling Asuka, but then Ikaruga intervenes and tells all of them to be quiet as she raises her voice. The entire car was silent and all eyes were on Ikaruga. Ikaruga quickly apologizes to everyone.
In her mind, Yagyū recalls that they’re not going on a mission but instead, a genuine vacation on the beach. She then recalls how confused everyone was when Kiriya told them to go on a vacation. In a flashback, Yagyū questioned Kiriya why they should go on a vacation given what’s going on with them at the moment, but Kiriya responds by telling them how there’s no better time. Yagyū then figured what Kiriya meant by his statement considering how in the future, the battles will grow more intense, so it would be wise to grow memories as regular students first.
Yagyū then recalls of the day when the Hanzo students went to their designated spots to fight the Hebijo students. Hebijo’s plan was to distract the Hanzo students while keeping Hanzo Academy defenseless in order to obtain the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. However, when both Hibari and Yagyū came back from their fight in a panic, they found dozens of lesser Hebijo shinobi lying defeated in the courtyards. Near them was Asuka, Ikaruga, and Katsuragi. Hibari asked them if they were the ones that took them down, but they all shook their heads. They then reminded them that Kiriya wasn’t participating in the battle between Hanzo and Hebijo. Suddenly, a loud voice appeared saying that the enemy have been vanquished. The Hanzo students looked around but couldn’t find out where the voice is coming from. Asuka then yells out to the voice, telling it to show themselves to allow them to express gratitude. The voice calls themselves Daidouji and how she’s a shinobi of Hanzo. The Hanzo students then gave each other glances and recalled Daidouji being a legendary senior with unusual power. She was ready to take the final exam on her freshman year, but for some reason, she never graduated. Instead, she repeats her senior year endlessly.
As Hibari tries thanking Daidouji while still looking for her, Daidouji states how she’s not affiliated with them, causing Hibari’s faced to be clouded over with anxiety as she asks why she helped them. Daidouji then tells them that she’ll explain why once they all obtain true power. With that said, Daidouji’s voice disappeared.
As the Hanzo students begins to change into their bathing suit in the dressing room on the beach, Katsuragi steps out with enthusiasm and announces the annual swimsuit inspection. The first to come out was Yagyū as she’s wearing a frilly pink-checkered bikini. As Katsuragi examines her, Yagyū starts becoming uncomfortable. Suddenly, Asuka comes out of the dressing room with a towel around her as she tells Katsuragi to stop being a perv. Katsuragi quickly calls foul on Asuka as she approaches her and immediately tears off Asuka’s towel, revealing a multi-colored striped bikini. Katsuragi then examines Asuka and was liking Asuka’s figure to the point of wanting to tear off the bikini as well. Next, Ikaruga steps out of the dressing room, wearing a simple, dark brown bikini as she tells Katsuragi to stop her nonsense. As Katsuragi examines Ikaruga and expresses how much she likes the way Ikaruga looks, Ikaruga ignores Katsuragi and briskly moves to the beach. Lastly, Hibari cheerfully leaves the dressing room, wearing a frilly ruffled pink-polka dots bikini. Katsuragi compliments Hibari as she appears to be on the verge of fainting due to Hibari’s looks. Yagyū was about to lose it, but then she notices how she’s wearing the same color as Hibari, which made her feel a little happy.
Afterwards, Asuka tells the group that they should all go swimming as she runs towards the water. Katsuragi and Hibari follow suit, but Yagyū decides to walk slowly as she’s enjoying the warmth of the and on her feet. She then sits down on the sand as she watches the others play on the surf. She begins to think about the amount of training they would all be doing starting tomorrow, and then they’ll be fighting the Hebijo students once again, but then she feels how good it is to take it easy for a while as regular students. Suddenly, Yagyū notices Hibari waving at her. She asks Yagyū to come and join them and Yagyū nods as she gets up, wipe the sand off her butt, and then went for the ocean.
Later on, Asuka entrusts Hibari with the key to the dressing room while Hibari nods and tells her how she’ll keep the key in a special hiding spot. With that said, the two go back to playing in the water. Meanwhile, Haruka manages to find the key Hibari hid. When they were all finished playing, Asuka asks Hibari for the key. However, Hibari couldn’t find the key anywhere. Asuka notice someone selling their clothes past the beach. Quickly, the group hurried to get their belongings back.
Afterwards, while Hibari was happy they got their belongings back, she feels guilty about losing the key in the first place. She then wonders why no one is angry at her at all. Meanwhile in the distance, Haruka was annoyed about why no one was angry at Hibari for what happened. She then figures that she’s going to have to do something about it herself personally.
Section 2: Solo-Sneaking Hibari
Inside a café at the shopping district, Hibari is eating parfaits as she tries to relief her stress. She then gets angry at herself about how she messed up her technique fifteen times in class and how she dragged everyone down with her. Beforehand, she messed up eight times, and then twelve times. She then guessed that at her rate, she’ll mess up twenty times next time. With that said, she begins to think that she’s just terrible as a shinobi and should drop out. As she eats her parfait, shuriken began to riddle the table. Confused with what’s going on, Hibari notices a lesser Hebijo shinobi clinging on the ceiling. As the lesser Hebijo shinobi asks Hibari if she was a Hanzo student, a shinobi barrier appeared around them. She then throws a shuriken at Hibari but Hibari uses the table as a shield. Hibari asks the lesser Hebijo shinobi why start something at the café. As Hibari prepares for a counter attack, the lesser Hebijo shinobi disappears from the ceiling as she then grabs Hibari’s hands and bind them behind her. As Hibari realizes that she fell for one of the oldest tricks, she felt like crying, but instead, she realizes that she needs to solve this problem on her own. She frantically tries to come up with ideas, but suddenly, the lesser Hebijo shinobi goes limp and fell to the ground. Yagyū asks Hibari if she was alright while Hibari realizes that it was her that saved her. Hibari then asks Yagyū when she arrived while Yagyū responds by saying how she’ll always be nearby just in case she gets in trouble. Hearing those words only gave Hibari Hibari nothing but emotions as she quickly storms out of the café without even thanking Yagyū.
She begins walking with the intent of being alone, but Yagyū catches up with Hibari asking her what’s wrong. However, Hibari tells Yagyū to not following her. The words causes Yagyū to be filled with bewilderment. Hibari then states that she figured she could find a way out after she was attacked by the lesser Hebijo shinobi. Yagyū didn’t understand but Hibari continues by saying how the problem was her alone while asking Yagyū why she decided to come and help her. She then asks Yagyū if she doesn’t think that she can’t do anything by herself. Yagyū tries to reason with Hibari, but Hibari tells Yagyū to not treat her like an idiot as she starts walking away swiftly again, leaving Yagyū behind.
After all that, Hibari realizes that she went too far with what she said, despite the fact that Yagyū did come to help her. The weight of the guild builds within Hibari’s stomach. Hibari then agrees that she should apologize to Yagyū as soon as possible. She quickly turns around but she didn’t see Yagyū anywhere. As she stands there alone, a plant in a shaped of a coiled spring falls out of Hibari’s outfit. She figures that it must have been stuck on her ever since the lesser Hebijo Shinobi had binded her. Hibari then recognizes the plant as maliceweed as she recalls was Kiriya taught her and the class. It’s a plant that grows in the Thickwood, which is an area that is considered a suicide spot. Because of that, no one goes there. Suddenly, Hibari believes that Hebijo Academy must be in the forest. With that said, Hibari heads for the Thickwood.
Inside the Thickwood, Hibari begins making landmarks to prevent herself from getting lost as she wanders deeper in the Thickwood. Eventually, Hibari comes across a field of maliceweed, but there’s no sign of Hebijo Academy. She then wonders if she made a mistake when suddenly, the maliceweed began spewing toxic smoke. Hibari falls to her knees as the toxic smoke builds up around her. She wonders what she can do in this situation while also thinking about Yagyū. She then recalls Yagyū explaining to her about the maliceweed and how using the ninja art of water escape can help her. She remembered how old the technique was as she complained about it and then threw her bamboo pipe. Then, Yagyū spoke to her saying that she doesn’t want her to die while Hibari tells her that she shouldn’t take this seriously since she can’t use the bamboo pipe. Yagyū then explains to Hibari how even a skilled shinobi can get killed if their respiratory system is attacked while also explaining how the water escape technique isn’t only for underwater, but it could also be used in case you’re buried underground or hit with poison gas. She then gives Hibari back her bamboo pipe she threw and tell her to keep it on her at all times just in case.
Back in the present, Hibari quickly takes out her bamboo pipe, put it in her mouth, and then points the pipe upwards while breathing clean air. As she slowly moved beyond the maliceweed field, she stumbles upon a brutal wasteland. Quickly, Hibari hid behind a nearby tree as she sees a large group of Hebijo students training desperately. She also saw Hikage training with them alongside Yomi. She overheard the two talking about how the vegetable prices are going up and how it would have been better if the vegetables the wealthy bought went up instead. As they talk, Hibari believes that she really did find Hebijo Academy. She then feels that with her discovery, she won’t be a burden to everyone in her class anymore. With that in mind, Hibari quickly tries to leave before she gets detected when suddenly, someone found her, which was Mirai.
Hibari tries to escape, but she was already surrounded by lesser Hebijo students. Mirai was rather impressed with Hibari to be able to get through the maliceweed and made it. As Hibari puts on her bravest face, Mirai asks her if she’ll be able to make it out alive after coming so far. Hibari knows that reinforcements could come any second now since she left landmarks, but she knows she can’t afford to die. She wants to see Yagyū again and apologize to her about what happened earlier. As Hibari gets in her defensive stance, Mirai smiles at her fearlessly. Hibari then states that she’ll get through this alive no matter what.
Mirai then recognizes Hibari from before while stating how she’s more “together” than she expected. Hibari wonders what she meant by “together” and asks if she’s making fun of her. However, Mirai states that it’s just how she sees her. However, she admits that she lied and actually sees Hibari as stupid instead. Hibari begins to feel confused while Mirai apologizes as she meant “out there” instead. Once again, Hibari asks her what she means while Mirai tells her how she thought it was going to be easy for her to find Hebijo Academy just like that, making her careless. Hibari becomes surprised as Mirai explains how the area they’re in is the Hebijo practice ground and how it’s used to trap shinobi like Hibari. With that said, Hibari starts feeling the despair after all the hard work she did. Mirai then wonders what would happen to Yagyū if she sees Hibari getting tortured to death and wonders if she’ll finally pay attention to her. However, Hibari states that she won’t lose easily while Mirai wonders how much of a fight she can put up.
After dealing with a good sum of lesser Hebijo shinobis, Yagyū finds Hibari, which caught Hibari off guard. Yagyū then explains how she followed the trail Hibari left and then tells her that they should go back as soon as possible. As they’re running, Mirai begins to shoot at both of them with her gun.
Back at the ninja room at Hanzo Academy, Hibari thanks Yagyū for saving her and apologizes that she has to keep bailing her out of trouble. Yagyū tells her to not worry about it, but Hibari tells Yagyū how she’s always leaning on her. Yagyū then states how she doesn’t mind if Hibari leans on her and how anytime she calls, she’ll come running. As she says that, Yagyū starts feeling sick all of a sudden. Hibari asks her what’s wrong and Yagyū states that she was shot, but then she tells Hibari to not worry since it’s just a scratch as she passed out on the ground. Quickly, Hibari calls everyone to come and help Yagyū.
Section 3: Infiltrate Hebijo
Outside of the emergency room in the hospital, everyone, including Kiriya, is waiting for the doctor to come and give them the update on Yagyū’s condition. Hibari recalls the doctor telling them beforehand that Yagyū was hit by a poison-coated bullet, causing her life to be at risk. As Hibari blames herself for what happened to Yagyū, Asuka mutters to Hibari and reassures her that Yagyū will pull through while Katsuragi agrees. However, Hibari continues to blame herself and wants to take responsibility. She begins to wish for someone to just tell her that it’s her fault, but everyone has been kind and understanding, causing her to feel even more miserable. Suddenly, the group begins to hear footsteps approaching down the hall. As they stand up in unison, a female nurse runs in. Kiriya asks her how Yagyū is and the nurse smiles saying that the operation was a complete success. Everyone is in relief. Due to Yagyū needing to sleep off the anesthetic for the rest of the day, they all decide to leave and come back tomorrow. Before they left, Hibari tells the group that she has an errand to take care of and that they should go on without her. Asuka asks why and Hibari explains that she needs to buy something and that she’ll be back. She then turns around and runs off.
Hibari feels that even though Yagyū is going to be alright, it’s not the end of it. She decides that she needs to take full responsibility and should defeat Mirai for Yagyū. She begins to wonder aimlessly, hoping she could run into someone from Hebijo, when suddenly, Kiriya approaches Hibari from behind and asks her what she’s doing. Hibari turns around and didn’t say anything. Kiriya then asks Hibari if she wants to settle the score and Hibari nods sheepishly. Kiriya tells Hibari that she knows she can’t, but Hibari immediately reply saying that she has to try. She then explains to Kiriya how even though everyone would forgive her for what happens, she can’t forgive herself. Hearing those words causes Kiriya’s face to grow stern.
Hibari begins to feel that she’s about to get yelled at, so she prepares for it. However, Kiriya then tells Hibari to take the Hanzo Academy’s Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. Hibari becomes surprised while Kiriya explains to her that in her current state, she would be defeated easily. He then explains how he doesn’t know exactly where the Hebijo Academy is located, but he might have a clue to where. Hibari asks what kind of clue it is while Kiriya explains that it’s a password. With that said, Kiriya restate Hibari again that she needs to get the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll to stand a chance. Kiriya then leaves and Hibari heads to Hanzo Academy.
Hibari searches around the school building, but couldn’t find any clue. The last stop is the principal office. She begins to feel awkward sneaking in there, but now is not the time. She searches everywhere until she comes across a door that wouldn’t open. The door leads to the staff room. Hibari begins to feel that something is up if the staff room is locked. As she slowly take hold of a doorknob, she hears a voice emanates from the door saying “spy”. The voice was coming from a type of machine. As Hibari begins to wonder what she should do, she then recalls what Kiriya told her about the password. As she thinks it over, she replies to the voice with the word “assassin” since the password is a word that goes with the other word that’s said. Suddenly, the lock on the door becomes disengaged. As she opens the door, she saw a rolled-up scroll on the shelf, think that it’s the Super-Secret Ninja Scroll.
Suddenly, Kiriya appears behind Hibari and congratulates her for getting through. Hibari then asks Kiriya if it was really okay for her to use it. Kiriya nods deeply and then gives Hibari a piece of paper with a map drawn on it. Kiriya then states that he has found the location of the Hebijo Academy. With that said, Kiriya tells Hibari to go and change that which she finds lacking in herself. With that said, Hibari went to Hebijo Academy while believing that it’s time for her to make up for all of the trouble she has caused until now.
Just as Hibari left, a shadow approaches Kiriya, revealing herself as Haruka. Haruka compliments Kiriya and say how Hibari doesn’t realize that the Kiriya she was interacting with was hers.
As Hibari arrives at the entrance of Hebijo Academy, a shinobi barrier appears and Haruka approaches Hibari, welcoming her to Hebijo Academy. Hibari recognizes her while Haruka calls her a doll, but Hibari denies it. Haruka begins to laugh and think that Hibari is like that because she possess the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. Feeling surprised, Hibari asks Haruka how she know while Haruka explains how Kiriya told her. Suddenly, Haruka’s Kiriya appear and tells Hibari to give him the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. His own appearance and words only shocks Hibari as he begins to laugh. Haruka then tells Hibari how she’s easily fooled by things and how she shouldn’t be a shinobi. Hibari asks her what she means by that while Haruka explains to her how she had a general idea of where the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll might be located, so she decided to persuade her to search. Hibari tells Haruka how she won’t get away with what she did, but Haruka wasn’t fazed as she believes that Hibari can’t do anything about it. However, Hibari takes how the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll and begins to believe that she can take on anything. Haruka wonders about that and decides that she should test that theory. Hibari begins to unwrap the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll and notice how there’s nothing written on it. Haruka begins to laugh and explain how a shinobi of her caliber wouldn’t be able to read what’s written on the scroll. With that said, Hibari’s confidence begins to disappear while Haruka demands Hibari to hand over the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll, as they are worthy of using it. However, Hibari says no and decides to fight Haruka with her own strength, without the power of the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll.
After the fight, Haruka is impressed with the amount of effort Hibari showed, but she still believes that Hibari is naïve. She then shows Hibari the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll she obtained from her during the fight, which shocks Hibari. Haruka then explains how she was only interested in getting the scroll and how taking stuff without their opponent noticing is the nature of a shinobi. Feeling depressed, Hibari believes that she messed up again, only this time, she lost the treasure of Hanzo Academy. Haruka wonders what she should do with Hibari while Hibari gives up hope since she feels she can’t show her face to everyone at Hanzo Academy ever again.
Section 4: Where da Scrolls at?
Haruka hands the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll to Homura while she asks her if she’s going to make Hibari a doll. Haruka explains that she was planning to, but then Hibari told her how she wants to transfer. Homura wonders what Hibari is planning on doing since she just stole the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll from Hanzo Academy, and now she wants to transfer all of a sudden. Homura then glares at Hibari and asks if she really wants to transfer to Hebijo Academy. Hibari gulps and states that she does and how she can’t go back to Hanzo Academy. Homura understands and tells Hibari that from now on, they’re her friends. However, Hibari looks disappointed and Homura wonders why. Hibari then asks if they distrust her and then Haruka asks Hibari what’s there to distrust her for. Hibari looks troubled at Haruka’s words while Homura asks Hibari if she’s wondering why they would accept her right away despite being enemies yesterday. Hibari gives Homura a small nod and then Homura explains how good is discriminatory by nature and how only the righteous gets accepted. However, evil is more accepting than good since anyone can be accepted, no matter what they’ve done.
Haruka nods while Hibari looks bewildered as she asks what would happen to her if she decides to betray them. Homura answered with a question by asking Hibari if she’s planning on taking the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll back from them. The statement has Hibari feeling more nervous than she already is. Homura then tells Hibari that if she wants to get the scroll back, she’s free to try. Hibari went from being nervous to confuse while Homura tells Hibari that even if she tries to take the scroll back, Homura and the others won’t turn anyone away. With that said, Homura puts the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll down in her cleavage and heads inside Hebijo Academy where she’ll start taking care of documents for the new students.
Section 6: Hebijo Academy
At Hebijo Academy, Hibari examines the entire building from outside and recalls how the building used to be a famous sightseeing attraction in the city. Suddenly, Haruka ask Hibari what she thinks about Hebijo. Hibari tells her that it’s amazing. Haruka then takes Hibari to the North Gate Square. As they were going, Hibari realizes how Haruka is now acting really nice to her now that she transferred to Hebijo. Haruka wonders what she was thinking while Hibari explains to Haruka how she stopped talking about wanting to turn her into a doll. Haruka begins to giggle at her while asking her why would she turn all of her Hebijo friends into dolls. Hearing the word “friend” come out of Haruka’s mouth made Hibari feel a bit uncomfortable and how she’s shocked and amazed at how Hebijo accepted her without a second thought. Hibari figured that the students at Hebijo were cool and collected with who had no use for friends. With that in mind, Haruka shows Hibari to the North Gate Square, where gravel has been laid down throughout the area. Hibari asks Haruka if they really used an area this huge for training and then Haruka giggles once again and nods. Haruka then stomps on the ground when suddenly, Hibari starts hearing a faint voice groaning beneath them. Haruka then tells the students down below to stay silent no matter what as they’re supposed to be camouflaging and become part of the Earth. Hibari’s uncomfortable feelings starts to grow twenty sizes larger.
Haruka explains to Hibari how they must stay in for around 30 hours, which surprises Hibari. The two then walk under the North Gate. They then head for the South Gate area, where they saw a long bridge. Hibari looks out over the bridge and notices bubbles popping in the water with bamboo pipes swaying down there. Hibari figures that the students down there were practicing water escape. Haruka then throws a knife at them when suddenly, blood starts showing and then the student. Hibari tells her that she didn’t need to do that, but Haruka insists that this is what the students wish for since if failure is permitted, no lesson would be learned. Suddenly, the student scramble out of the water and bows, thanking Haruka for the advice.
Lastly, Hibari and Haruka reaches the castle keep when suddenly, Hibari feels that she’s being watched. She begins to look around but she couldn’t find anything. Inside the castle keep, Hibari realizes how much the rooms looks like a luxury resort while also looking confusing. She also notices lectures taking place in several rooms with a lot of students in each one. She also sees how all of the students look focused on the lectures. Hibari then begins to realize just how similar it is at Hebijo to Hanzo Academy and how she never really gave it some thought. She also realizes how the evil shinobi at Hebijo aren’t evil at all. All of the realization shocks Hibari. Before they know it, Hibari and Haruka reaches the top floor. Haruka points to Yomi and Hikage while those two are speaking casually about bean sprouts. She then requests Hibari to come to window to see something. Hibari did so and saw an incredible view of the entire town. She also look down below and saw a lot of shinobi students training. With that in mind, Hibari came to realize that the only difference between the Hanzo Academy and Hebijo Academy students is who’s employing them. Besides that, everything those two do are the same. Hibari then begins to wonder what exactly is a good shinobi and what exactly is an evil shinobi.
Later on, the other Hebijo elite members entered the room one by one. Haruka introduces Hibari to all of them, making Hibari feel nervous. Suddenly, Mirai walks up to Hibari as she holds up a throwing knife and tells her that if she ignores her, she’ll kill her. Quickly, Hibari tells Mirai how she’s not ignoring her. With that said, Mirai understands and states how there’s no problem between them. Next, Yomi and Hikage walk up to Hibari with Yomi scrutinizing her closely. Yomi realizes how Hibari came from a middle class family while Hikage reprimands Yomi as she looks away from Hibari. Hibari introduces herself to them while telling Yomi how bean sprouts are really tasty. The comment changes Yomi’s expression as she looks back at Hibari. Yomi asks her if that’s true, which Hibari nods to, and then Yomi begins talking about how the prices are going up for it. As for Homura, she jumps lightly and hides the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll in the celling. Eventually, all of them leave the upper-level room.
As they leave, Hibari decides that it was time for her to go ahead and get the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll back, which was the main reason why she transferred to Hebijo to begin with. Suddenly, Haruka realizes that she left her bag back in the room and asks Hibari to go back and get it for her. Hibari understand and went back to the room, using the time to get the scroll. As she arrives, she begins to wonder how she’ll be able to get back to Hanzo Academy without being discovered. She then decides that she’ll think about the rest later. As she was about to get the scroll, Haruka walks in and tells Hibari that if she wants to take the scroll, take it. Hibari turns around and notices Haruka looking at her coldly.
Haruka asks Hibari what she’ll do next once she obtains the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. Hibari replies by asking her if she was testing her. Haruka then tells her that if she lays a finger on the scroll, she’ll just turn her into a doll, but if she doesn’t, then they can actually be genuine friends. Hibari tries to convince Haruka to just let her go and how she doesn’t want to fight her. Haruka asks her why and Hibari explains to her how she seen the students at both Hanzo Academy and Hebijo Academy and how they’re both not different from one another as all of the students are struggling to work hard to become shinobi. Despite what Hibari told Haruka, what Haruka heard from Hibari was how she’s going to take the scroll back. Hibari wants Haruka to understand, but instead, Haruka tells Hibari that in Hebijo, if you want someone to understand, you have to follow the rules. Hibari asks what those rules are while Haruka tells her that victory is everything. With that said, Haruka tells Hibari to fight her in order for her to listen.
Afterwards, Hibari knows that the fight isn’t over as the real Haruka appears before Hibari and hopes that Hibari realizes that what she fought was a dummy. Hibari then asks Haruka why she won’t fight her herself, even though she could actually beat her. Haruka wonders about that as she actually wishes to be dear friends with Hibari. Homura and the rest of the Hebijo group are her comrades with a similar goal like hers, but Haruka wishes for a normal friend. The response surprises and made Hibari confused. However, Haruka pretends that she was lying about what she said and decides to pretend that she didn’t see Hibari at all as she tells her to continue training. She then tells her that it’s pointless to go ahead and take the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll since she didn’t defeat her. With that said, Haruka leaves while Hibari wonders about what Haruka said earlier about wanting a normal friend.
Section 7: Hebijo Instruction
Later on during the day, Hibari arrives late for her training as she apologizes to Homura. Homura asks Hibari what happened to Haruka while Hibari tells her how she left before she did. Homura understands and then explains to Hibari how she will be fighting a group of opponents. By beating overwhelming odds, it will burn into her muscle memory. With that said, Homura tells Hibari to show her what she can do as Hibari nods.
Afterwards, Homura was impressed with Hibari’s skills while Hibari thanks Homura for the compliment. However, Homura wonders why Haruka is late though. Hibari asks Homura if she’s worried about her while Homura nods and tells her that she is because she’s her friend. With that said, Homura decides that they’ll take a quick break as she’ll go ahead and look for Haruka. As she leaves, Hibari comes to the conclusion that the students at Hebijo look after one another just like how the students at Hanzo Academy does so.
Section 8: Hibari's Location
After getting through and getting inside Hebijo Academy, Asuka calls out to Hibari when suddenly, Hibari notices Asuka and wonders what she’s doing here. Asuka tells her that she’s here to rescue her, but Hibari was unsure about that, despite everything she has done. However, Asuka explains how it doesn’t matter because you’re supposed to help friends regardless. She then tells Hibari to not worry about the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll since they’ll come up with a plan to retrieve it. Hibari nods slowly and then Asuka realizes that something is bothering her, but Hibari states that nothing is wrong. With that said, the two left the inside, met up with the others, and then the group went back to Hanzo Academy.
Chapter 4 Section 1: The Grey Area
Back at the ninja room in Hanzo Academy, Katsuragi tries to cheer up Hibari by being as cheerful as possible, but Hibari’s still down in the dumps. The group have realize that Hibari has been acting strange ever since she got back from Hebijo. Ikaruga then tries cheering her up, but it was no use. With Hibari not acting like her usual self, the mood has dropped. Suddenly, Kiriya walks in as he looks exhausted and sighs. He then tells everyone that he would like to have a moment with Hibari alone. Katsuragi tries to ask Kiriya what they’re going to talk about, but Kiriya didn’t reply. The group left Kiriya and Hibari by themselves as they left the room. Once they were outside, Asuka, Ikaruga, and Yagyū went in separate directions. Katsuragi understands how the others feel, so she decides to be by herself as well.
When Katsuragi went back to the ninja room, everyone’s standing at the door, looking confused. She’s surprised that Kiriya isn’t finished talking to Hibari. She then begins to strain to hear them. Kiriya asks Hibari that if she feels responsible for what happened, she should try and retrieve the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll. However, Hibari didn’t say a word. Katsuragi begins to feel that the conversation has been like that the majority of the time. She then decides to head inside the ninja room, disregarding Kiriya’s wish to speak with Hibari by himself. Kiriya asks Katsuragi who told her to come in but Katsuragi responds by telling him that he’s not getting anywhere. Yagyū then walks in and tells Kiriya that they would like to participate in the discussion while Ikaruga and Asuka walks in as well. Ikaruga then tells Kiriya that if it involves the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll, it’s a problem for all of them while Asuka agrees. Beaten down by his own students with words, Kiriya understands and tells them to take their seats. He then stands on the podium, looks out at all of his students, and then tells them that due to the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll not being in their possession, all shinobi studies at Hanzo Academy are suspended. The announcement causes all of the students to look pale. This also means that no shinobi school would accept them. Asuka then asks if it means they can’t be shinobi, which Kiriya nods to. Asuka begins to slump but Katsuragi gives Asuka a big slap on her back. Katsuragi then tells the others in a firm voice to cheer up because all they have to do is get the scroll back from Hebijo. Deep inside, Katsuragi knows that she can’t give up on being a shinobi since it’s the only way for her to reunite with her parents. With that said, everyone except for Hibari became motivated to get the scroll back. Katsuragi asks Hibari what the problem was and then Hibari asks Katsuragi how exactly are they supposed to get the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll back from Hebijo. Katsuragi replies by saying that they just have to beat them, but then Hibari begins telling them how the students at Hebijo are similar to them since they study just as hard and they look out for one another, meaning they’re not bad people as they thought. Just by saying that, Hibari looks like she threw up something she was holding back for a long while. She looks like she’s about to cry. Hibari then asks what’s the difference between a good shinobi and an evil one and why do they have to fight each other.
The Ninja Room goes quiet as Katsuragi didn’t have anything to say. She never thought of Hebijo as anything other than opponents before. Now that Hibari mentioned that, it all makes sense to Katsuragi that what’s considered good and evil is all a matter of perspective. She then remembers how even though renegade shinobi are “evil”, Katsuragi’s parents aren’t bad people since they did what they felt was right to protect her. She also now understands how Hebijo is the same since they’re doing what they feel is right. Hibari starts to say how she doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do after learning all of that. Suddenly, Asuka broke the silence and asks Kiriya for a favor. Kiriya asks what it was and then Asuka asks Kiriya to let her train. Kiriya wonders what Asuka is thinking while Katsuragi begins to think that Asuka has an idea and wants to show Hibari through training. She also begins to think that overtime, Asuka has turned into a real leader type, so she’ll let Asuka do as she pleases.
Hibari asks Asuka why she wants to train all of a sudden, but then Asuka tells Hibari how she didn’t want to fight Homura, so she understands how Hibari is feeling. However, with what happened up to now, things have changed. Hibari asks why but Asuka insists on Hibari watching her train to understand. Asuka then pleads Kiriya to allow her to train and Kiriya understands. He decides to act as her rival for the training. Asuka becomes surprised about that but she accepts the condition. With that said, Asuka begins her training.
In the middle of training, Asuka was losing breath, but he continues to push herself until she can’t stand anymore. However, Hibari tells Asuka to stop training while telling her that she understands that the only way for her to understand is for her to become a shinobi. Asuka nods and tells Hibari how both good and evil shinobi want to be the best shinobi they can be, which is why they work very hard and how it doesn’t matter which of them is right. They’re all working for a specific goal. She also tells Hibari that the only way to be able to communicate with the Hebijo students is in battle. Hibari understands but she wonders if they’ll understand her better if she fights them. Asuka nods and tells her that she’ll realize that they’re all after the same thing. She then tells Hibari to please fight alongside her.
Section 7: Hibari's Training
In the training area where Hibari is at, Hibari knows that she can’t lose her way again and she needs to get stronger. Suddenly, Haruka appears before Hibari telling her how cold it was for her to leave them behind without telling anyone. Hibari apologizes while Haruka asks Hibari if she still dislike them, despite getting to know them. Hibari tells Haruka that she knows that they’re all good people but before she could finish, Haruka interrupts Hibari and tells her that she belongs in Hanzo Academy. However, Haruka then tells Hibari that if she wants to stay in Hanzo Academy, she needs to get the scroll back from Hebijo. Hibari understands as she tells Haruka that she’ll try. Haruka laughs and tells Hibari that she looks forward to the next time they meet, where they’ll fight. With that said, Haruka leaves and Hibari begins her training as she doesn’t want to disappoint Haruka.
Afterwards, Hibari’s power has increased. She feels that she can now fight Hebijo and she won’t be a burden to everyone like she was before. Suddenly, she notices that she still has the Hebijo notebook in her pocket as she realizes she forgot to give it back to Haruka. She decides that she’ll give it back to Haruka before they start fighting. With that said, Hibari also decides that she’ll retrieve the scroll no matter what.
Chapter 5 Section 1: Hebijo Battle Plan
Night has fallen completely. Kiriya stands at the entrance of the shinobi village, waiting for his students to come back from their training. Little by little, footsteps are drawing near. Kiriya notices his students are all present and they’re shining more brightly than before. He even notices how Asuka mastered the Yin Scroll and everyone else’s blood boiling from the training they went through. As Kiriya spreads his arms and welcomes them, Asuka, Katsuragi, and Hibari approaches him while Yagyū and Ikaruga stand back, but their facial expressions was filled with joy instead of reserved. Asuka tells Kiriya with confidence that they’ll be going to Hebijo now. However, Kiriya shakes his head and tells them that they have a vacation day tomorrow. The students look at Kiriya confused while Asuka asks him why. Kiriya explains that before a decisive battle, you should spend the day before doing what you like. Right as he said that, the students’ faces become clear and determined. With that said, the students nod to one another and leave simultaneously. As they leave, Kiriya heads to the dressing room.
While arranging the equipment, Kiriya suddenly hears Asuka calling him from behind. He looks back surprised seeing all of his students. He realizes that he couldn’t feel any signs of their presence, to the point where he believes that they’ve become advanced enough to utterly deceive his perceptions. He begins to think about how far they’ve, to the point of showing a wry smile. Asuka tells Kiriya with no uncertain terms to not worry as they’re going to settle the fight with Hebijo Academy. However, Kiriya still feels worried that they all might die. But Asuka tells him that even if they die, they have no regrets since they’ll die as the shinobi they’ve always wanted to become. The others nod in agreement. Suddenly, an image of Rin appear in Kiriya’s mind as he wonders if she was the same in regards to dying as a shinobi. In the end though, Kiriya feels that he’s right back where he started. He still can’t get over Rin’s death. With spirit, Asuka tells Kiriya that they’ll all come back alive and safely. Kiriya looks at all of his students and notices how they’re no longer young girls of students, but adult shinobi. Something within Kiriya’s heart begins to grow lighter. Kiriya begins to understand and decide to trust them. If they come back alive, Kiriya feels that he could finally get over Rin’s death. With all of that talking, Kiriya realizes the morning sun peeking out from over the mountains.
Asuka tells everyone to huddle up. As they did, they all place their hands down in the middle and Asuka tells them to beat Hebijo and come back in one piece. All of their fists lift in the air as the sun climbs high, shining down on them. The curtain for the final battle has risen.
Section 3: True Friendship
At Hibari’s location, Haruka has been waiting for her and to see if she can retrieve the Super-Secret Ninja Art Scroll this time. Hibari tells Haruka to listen to her, which she does, and then tells her that she doesn’t want to fight her if she doesn’t want to. Haruka wonders what Hibari is getting at and then Hibari tells her when she was in the same school with her, the two got along so well. Haruka questions her and Hibari elaborates that they were actual friends. Haruka then asks Hibari if that’s all she wanted to say while Hibari nods and tells her that she said what she had to say, so now she can fight without distractions. With that said, the two begin their fight.
Afterwards, Hibari is victorious while Haruka compliments her for growing strong. Hibari begins apologizing for hurting Haruka, but Haruka thinks that the way she’s acting is hardly befitting for a shinobi. Haruka then tells Hibari to go on ahead as she has given up on trying to make her one of her dolls due to how human Hibari is. Hibari then decides to give Haruka back the Hebijo notebook, which Haruka becomes surprised about. Hibari tells Haruka how even though their time together was short, she enjoyed every minute of it. Haruka understands and tells Hibari to go once again. Hibari then tells Haruka to go and rest as she’ll come back for her once the fighting is finished. As Hibari leaves, Haruka giggles to herself as she says that she won’t be around by the time Hibari comes back for her. The reason is the only path left for the Hebijo students that has been defeated in battle by outsiders is death. It is the law of Hebijo. She then tells herself how she really did enjoy spending time with Hibari. Before using the poison on herself, Haruka pauses and wishes farewell to Hibari.
Section 7: Path of the Shinobi
After Asuka defeats Orochi, it's body begins to melt away, leaving nothing but its echoing death rattle. A strong wind picks up and the debris shines in the light of the evening sun. All signs of its malice and hatred has disappeared. Asuka stands atop the mountain of rubble, clutching the two Super-Secret Ninja Art Scrolls. Asuka says to herself that everything is over ash she lets out a huge sigh. She begins to feel that all of her energy is leaving her body. As she was about to collapse, she begins to feel warm hands supporting her. One of the hands were Katsuragi as she congratulates Asuka. The other hands were Ikaruga’s, Hibari’s, and Yagyū’s. Feeling overjoyed about seeing her friends in one piece, strength returns to Asuka’s body. Ikaruga anxiously examines Asuka’s body to see if she’s alright, but Asuka insists that she’s alright. However, Katsuragi didn’t buy it and begins to feel up on Asuka. Asuka tells her to stop while Hibari tells Katsuragi to wait until she has more energy before she can sexually harass her, which Yagyū also agrees to. However Asuka states that she rather she didn’t wait until later. With that said, everyone begins to laugh. Despite how messed up everyone looks, they all still smile and laugh.
Suddenly, they all see similar figures across the mountain of rubble. They couldn’t see clearly due to the morning sun, but they know that the four figures are Homura and the others. Homura and the others looked at them as they then turn around and walk away. Hibari begins to chase after Haruka, but Asuka stops her by grabbing her shoulder and telling her to just let them go, despite Hibari crying in joy. Asuka then tells her that she’s sure she’ll see them again at some point. As they watched Homura and the others get farther away, Ikaruga wonders if it’s okay to let them go, but Asuka states that they’re not the enemy and that when they meet, it’ll be when they’re all shinobi. Ikaruga smiles at Asuka’s statement. Asuka then takes a deep breath and then shouts out to Homura saying that she will continue getting stronger and how they’ll meet again. She then wonders if Homura heard her, but then she saw Homura raising her right hand as a sign of acknowledgement. With that said, Asuka tells the others that it’s time for all of them to go back home to Hanzo Academy which everyone agrees to. They then come together smiling and begin walking. Their bodies feel heavier than lead, but their hearts feel light as feathers. The glare of the sunrise gently warms their backs while their shadows extend out before them to Hanzo Academy as if nothing is blocking their way. As Asuka looks down at those shadows, she begins to wonder if this the Path of the Shinobi.
It is the night of the raid on Hebijo Clandestine Girl Academy to get back the Super-Secret Ninja Scroll. As the Hanzō group started gathering around in the thicket next to the main gate, Asuka is happened to see that all of her comrades have arrived. Katsuragi then jokes around about Asuka leading her to the enemies boobs for groping. However, Ikaruga spoke and told Katsuragi to focus due to the situation at stake at the moment. Then, Katsuragi replied back to Ikaruga, realizing how serious, nervous, and stiff she is. She then suggested to help Ikaruga relax by smoothing out the rough spots, starting with her boobs. As Ikaruga demanded Katsuragi to stop. Hibari states how she's starting to get nervous herself. Yagyū then insists on helping Hibari out instead of Katsuragi for her own sake.
Asuka was happy to see how her own comrades are still the same as always, even though they're about the face their final battles with Homura and co.. Her smile then turned into a frown as Ikaruga asked Asuka what's wrong. Asuka explained that while it's nice to see everyone laughing and enjoying themselves, she's wonders what type of justice is she referring to whenever she says "For justice's sake, I will not abide you," before going into battle. She personally believes that it means fighting to protect everyone's happiness. Ikaruga and Hibari agreed. With that said, Asuka told everyone that it's time to go and get their Super-Secret Ninja Scroll back while showing Homura and co. what a good shinobi can do. She then wished everyone good luck and had everyone promise to come back alive. Afterwards, the team separated and went on their own to their opponents.
Deep Crimson Chapter
As the girls gathered around, reiterates about the fact that the city in grave danger while Ikaruga states how kids are hiding, adults are running around naked, and how the city is going to hell at this rate. Hibari started feeling scared going outside now, but Yagyu suggested that she'll hold her hand to help make her feel more calm. Feeling angry, Katsuragi hated how HEBIJO used Explosive Bust Force for evil, causing the world to go crazy. With that said, Asuka was determined to simply take down HEBIJO regardless, which shocked everyone. She understands the situation but she feels that they have a chance at beating HEBIJO. She then started explaining how professor Hanzō crystallized EBF into a new kind of power supply, called Bustnuda-X, which grants the Hanzō group the ability to fly.
Katsuragi understood and stated how she has to prepare herself now. Asuka questioned Katsuragi while Katsuragi explains how she can't let her underclassmen fly out there on their own. As the group decided that they'll all go together, Yomi showed up and saw how cheap their melodrama was, even cheaper than bean sprouts. She then went on by saying how both rich and poor desire milk and how HEBIJO will provide them with such with their breasts. Hibari believed that that doesn't makes sense while Yagyu helped her calm down by saying how Yomi is just speaking gibberish. Yomi then stated how after their titan breasts, there will be titan sprouts, causing small breasts to be obsolete. Ikaruga denied that while Yomi told them to defeat all five of us to prove themselves right.
With that said, the Hanzō group made their move as they went after HEBIJO, starting with Yomi.
After defeating Yomi, Katsuragi asked the others what they think about HEBIJO's way of thinking about titan bust supremacism. Ikaruga believes that it's an unconscionable ideology while Hibari believes that just because you call something "titan" doesn't mean it's better. However Yagyu doesn't mind a titan Hibari. With that said, Asuka decided that they should all stamp out titan bust supremacism. However, Katsuragi started having a bit of doubt about it. She wondered if HEBIJO is really wrong about their ideology. Ikaruga wondered what she meant by that while Katsuragi explains how she can see the attraction of the size and texture of a titan bust. As the others questioned Katsuragi some more, she then stated that it's complicated to explain. She then started going on about how size is justice and how great it is to be big.
Suddenly, Ikaruga slapped Katsuragi to snap her out of it while explaining how all breasts have their values, so they can't be replaced. Katsuragi just remembered that as she started freaking out. Now, Katsuragi's eyes are finally wide open as she apologized for losing sight of what she believed in. She then asked one of them to grab her boobs to prove that she's okay now. Yagyu passed but Hibari started squeezing them, which then had Yagyu telling her to stop. The groping helped Katsuragi feel energized when suddenly, Hikage appeared right before them.
Hikage asked them which is a better deal, a regular dish or a super dish. Asuka answered with super dish but Katsuragi quickly told Asuka to stop what she's doing by hitting her, causing Asuka to snap out of it. She then tried telling Asuka not to fall for Hikage's trick on converting her to titan bust supremacism. Asuka realized that as she thanked Katsuragi. Hikage then told them not to overthink it and asked again. Ikaruga then asked which choice is the simple one while HIbari and Yagyu states how they're fine with the regular size.
Afterwards, Hikage sighed as she finds fighting annoying, so she told them that she'll be waiting for them in the sky. With that said, the Hanzō group began to go after Hikage.
After taking down Hikage, Ikaruga was in deep thought while Hibari asked her what's wrong. She states how it's nothing, but Yagyu can tell she's thinking about something, so she told her to tell them. Ikaruga then told them about how she's worried about her brother, Murasame. At first Katsuragi didn't think that they would transform him into a giant since he's a guy, but then she asked Ikaruga if she's worried about to give him a titan "private". Quickly, Ikaruga denied that as she then wondered what would happen to him if she dies in battle. Katsuragi understood while Yagyu states how Murasame resents Ikaruga in general, but in actuality, he as a serious sister complex. Ikaruga then stated how he abandoned all hope and is now running around nude as they speak.
They then figured that if Ikaruga isn't around to watch over Murasame, it would be a problem. Katsuragi then figured that the real problem is actually Ikaruga herself while explaining how even though Murasame has a sister complex, Ikaruga have a brother complex as well. Feeling shocked and embarrassed, Ikaruga denied the fact, but then she remembered a few moments where it showed. Yagyu then suggested Ikaruga to go home if she's going to be worried about Mursame throughout the battles, causing her to be a burden to the group. Katsuragi agreed when suddenly, Ikaruga burst into tears while Mirai appeared right before them while hearing about the crying and the big bra crap.
Yagyu told Mirai that she misheard the last part while Mirai stopped caring since it didn't matter anymore. She then went on how they're now in the age of the titan bust, while Yagyu replied by stating how Mirai's cup size didn't even change after becoming huge. Asuka followed up by saying how it's neither titanic nor explosive. Right before Hibari followed up by saying how flat it was, Mirai threatened to kill all of them if they continued saying such things while also saying how her cup size will grow eventually and those that disagrees will die.
Yagyu understood but she decided to retort instead. Mirai dared them to try and do so as the Hanzō group went after her.
After defeating Mirai, Yagyu started laughing for some reason. The others asked why while Yagyu started feeling empowered by the Bustnuda-X. She then realized that she has to take care of HEBIJO first and then the world. Those who oppose her and the others would be killed. Ikaruga then began to convince Yagyu to step away from the dark side. Suddenly, Yagyu started getting a massive headache while Asuka starts thinking that maybe Yagyu is losing control of herself. Hibari then wondered what they should do to help Yagyu while Ikaruga wondered if the effect of the Bustnuda-X can happen to the rest of them as well. Suddenly, Yagyu noticed how her right eye is aching black and how her tentacles are telling her to defeat them.
Quickly, Asuka begun to sing about breasts, which helped Yagyu come back to her senses. As Yagyu apologized for what she did, Asuka told her that it was alright since the important this, she came back to them while also saying how music can work wonders to a person's heart. Suddenly, Homura appeared before them while singing about meat. She then noticed the Hanzō group and was happy to finally see them. Asuka was surprised to see how much Homura improved with her sonic attack, but Homura didn't understand what she was talking about while also saying how she was just practicing her singing. She then realized how Asuka just told her how she can't sing well, which Asuka admitted.
The blunt response angered Homura as she prepared to go and kill the Hanzō group while also serenading them. She then demanded all of them to come after her. With that said, the Hanzō group went after Homura.
After taking down Homura, they realized that they have one more opponent to fight, which is the mastermind herself. By defeating her, the world will be saved. Suddenly, Haruka showed up beforehand while stating how what they're going to do isn't going to happen. She then realized how angry the Hanzō group look while also realizing how she might have got carried away. Ikaruga then stated how her getting carried away is unforgivable. Haruka sarcastically started feeling scared while realizing that she can't please everyone. Feeling angry, Katsuragi told Haruka how much pain she caused on the Earth. Haruka asked why she asked that even though she was having fun, which is what they said and how that's all that matters. Despite all that's been said, Hibari doesn't believe that Haruka is a bad person. Yagyu questioned what she meant but Hibari believes there's a truth behind what she's trying to do. Katsuragi started noticing it herself.
Katsuragi then figured that what Haruka is trying to do is make a world where everyone doesn't fight over the size of their boobs. Haruka didn't say a word to that statement but Hibari states how it all makes sense if everybody becomes titan bust. However, if everyone becomes one, everyone will lose their charms. Asuka then states that since everyone is different, everyone has their own charms.
Haruka was impressed with how Hibari and the others figured out her true motive, but she still won't listen to those that oppose titan bust supremacism. She then told them defeat her by force in order to stop her. With that said, the Hanzō group went after Haruka for the final battle.
After the fight, Haruka reverted back to normal size. She stated how they were right about boobs being wonderful because they come in different shapes while also admitting that she was wrong about everything. However, Asuka disagreed while Ikaruga explained how boobs can bring peace and prevent war, so they should foster world peace through mutual appreciattion of boobs. Haruka was happy to hear that, but she states how she can't fly anymore as she starts descending to the ground.
Suddenly, Homura caught Haruka right before she shit the ground while saying how she can't have Haruka die because of how important she is to the HEBIJO group. Haruka thanked Homura for saving her while Homura told Asuka that they won't work together with them. She then explained how they'll come up with a new type of titan. Asuka asked what type, leaving Homura to think for a minute, until she decided on titan beef or titan beef stew. Asuka asked again what Homura is planning exactly, but Homura dodged the question by saying how their rivalry continues. With that said, Homura flew off with Haruka.
With the mission finally completed, the Hanzō group flew off to the Hot Springs to relax and enjoy themselves.
In-game, Hibari's fighting style is composed mostly of an odd hand-to-hand melee attacks in a style which she invented that she calls the "Odd Pummeling Martial Arts", a take on taijutsu that resembles a child in a scuffle. Its also often uses static electricity to shock and stun her opponents. As she's not very good at fighting, this is often reflected in her combat ability in-game. However she excels at intelligence gathering. Her Ninpo utilises the power of rabbits.