Episode 4 of Tsurune- The Linking Shot is out! Nikaido is adamant on following his own style of Kyudo for competitions and refuses to get a proper coach for the team. Kaito blames himself for their loss, and refuses to point out Minato.
Nanao is upset with Kaito for shouldering everything by himself. Minato finally realises that the team lost the tournament because of him.
Minato does not know what to do, even though he has realised his mistake. Masa san keeps dodging his questions. Minato declares that he will show Masa san what he’s capable of.
How will Minato do it? Can the team sort their differences before the national tournaments?
All these questions will be answered in the next episode. Here’s everything you need to know about episode 5 of Tsurune 2.
Tsurune Season 2 Episode 5 Release Date and Time
Episode 5 will air on 2nd February 2023 at 12 am JST. This is the release time in Japan. The subtitled version will be available at different times in various parts of the world. The schedule for some of the major regions is given below.
- 9:30 PM IST, 1st February 2023 – India
- 9:00 AM PDT, 1st February 2023 – America
- 5:00 PM EDT, 1st February 2023- Europe
- 1:30 AM ACST, 2nd February 2023 -Australia
You can follow this schedule to find out about the release date and time in your location.
Where to Watch Tsurune Season 2 Episode 5?
Tsurune – The Linking Shot is being aired on multiple streaming services in Japan and other parts of the world. A lot of platforms air anime in Japan. Viewers in Japan can watch the anime on the following services:
- TOKYO MX
- DMM TV (advanced streaming)
Outside Japan, the anime is available to watch on the following platforms:
- HIDIVE (simulcast)
- Anime Digital Network
- Aniplus Asia
- Aniplus TV
You can watch episode 5 of Tsurune – The Linking Shot on any of the services mentioned above.
Minato is upset. He does not understand why he is the only one who cannot take shots. Tomio sensei suggests he and the team take this time to reflect on their performance and identify their shortcomings. Masa san tells Minato to perfect his form while he is on the ban.
In class, Minato begins to drift off into the world of Kyudo as the teacher is teaching. He feels embarrassed to get called by the teacher. Seiya later gives him a summary of what happened in the class. He tells Minato that Masa san has a reason as to why he is doing this and that he should trust him.
Hanazawa, Seo and Shiragiku are discussing participating in a local Kyudo tournament. Just then Seiya comes in and asks Hanazawa for a favor.
Kaito practices shooting during the lunch break. In their art class, Nanao and Ryouhei discuss the difference between a shot that’s beautiful and a shot that hits.
The scene shifts from Kazemai to Tsujimine. We see a parallel, where Masa emphasizes the importance of form, while Nikaido tells his teammates that form doesn’t matter much as long as the shots hit the target.
Nikaido seems to enjoy the freedom of practicing without a real coach. He and his team take it as a challenge to win the tournament without guidance from a coach.
Finding a Form
Back at Kazemai Kyudo Club, Seiya asks Masa san to record their practice so that they can review it later. The team wonders what went wrong during the tournament if they could do well in the practice sessions. Kaito tells them it was his fault, but Nanao points out that he was thrown off his rhythm. Minato is shocked to hear that he could be part of the problem.
At the station, Nanao and Kaito have an argument and they go home in different trains. Minato is thinking over what could have gone wrong. He asks Hanazawa for the recording of the Prefectural Tournament, but apparently, Seiya had already taken it from her.
He runs to Seiya’s house. They watch the recording together. His performance leaves him shocked: his form is nothing like his usual way of shooting. He finally understands what went wrong in the tournament. His desire for perfection interfered with the team’s results.
After the rude awakening, he leaves to find Masa san at the temple. Masa san gives him some life lessons but refuses to answer any of Minato’s questions. Minato is upset but tells him that he will surely find all the answers by himself and rushes out on his bicycle.
Tsurune Season 2 Episode 5 Spoilers
Episode 4 has definitely left us with many questions. Nikaido is still shrouded in mystery, but the story is slowly beginning to reveal his character.
In episode 5, Minato will make some major progress to help him perfect his form. The anime seems to follow the light novel’s story, with little deviations.
While you wait for the next episode, here are some spoilers to keep you excited:
- Ryouhei visits Shu’s home to return the eagle feather arrows that he borrowed. Ryouhei and Shu’s family bond over a board game.
- Kazemai High team takes part in a summer training camp.
- Minato makes a visit to the hospital for his regular checkup.
Make sure to watch episode 5 of Tsurune – The Linking Shot on 2nd February 2023. For the latest news on anime and manga, check out the Recent Highlights website.