It's the start of a new arc, and while everybody is partying away in Alaska, some pilots from China appear, led by Cui. A duel is on the horizon as these guys want to test out Yuya.
Pretty much, this is more of a kickback episode now that the Soviet arc is finished and a new one is about to begin. This episode does what it needs to do to have the main characters reconnect with each other while the new characters are introduced. Cui does look like an interesting character considering how aggressive she was in going after Yuya.
Avatar: Akari Mizunashi and Alicia Florence of Aria, Courtesy of Fudce/Jun Kuga
It's time to graduate from here. But there's still some business left.
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