He ends up in stage A with Akiyama, Nao and Harimoto's group. He stays with Nao's plan until bidding for lot F when he joins in on bidding on several lots. He gets a lot to himself. In the discard period he and Saeki try to make a deal with exchanging cards, however their collaboration got caught up on trying to decide who would discard first. They finally reached an agreement but it is foiled by Harimoto's group bidding higher on both cards. He next tries an alliance with Shimoharada which is discovered by Kawai who breaks it up by making them fight with each other.