Megumi's Ten Shadows Technique clashes with Noritoshi's Blood Manipulation! As their duel rages on, Principal Gakuganji puts his plan in motion to deal with Yuji. However, uninvited guests appear to enact an evil plan of their own.
Locked in fierce combat, Noritoshi fires three arrows simultaneously at Megumi. The first-year deflects two of them with his tonfa and the third is stopped by one of his toads. Megumi notices that the arrows have traces of blood on them, allowing Noritoshi to make them defy physics. Noritoshi asks that Megumi not hold back and summon another shikigami. Megumi ignores this because Divine Dog is busy and tells Noritoshi he won't help if he ends up losing too much blood. The Kyoto third-year responds with a smirk and reveals these arrows were prepared in advance.
Megumi knows Noritoshi can use the Kamo Family inherited cursed technique: Blood Manipulation, which allows him to control whatever his blood touches. Noritoshi thinks highly of Megumi because he possesses the Zenin Family Inherited cursed technique: Ten Shadows Technique, which allows Megumi to summon shikigami using his shadows. This is something Noritoshi wishes Mai and Maki could have inherited.
Noritoshi blasts the roof with an arrow to create a distraction that allows him to blitz by Megumi. The Tokyo first-year is able to defend, but he notices that Noritoshi seems much faster and stronger. Noritoshi commends his opponent's reflexes and continues to attack until he breaks one of Megumi's tonfa. Blood Manipulation allows Noritoshi to control his own body temperature, pulse rate, the number of red blood cells, and his blood composition using Flowing Red Scale. Megumi compares this to doping, but Noritoshi doesn't appreciate the stigma associated with that word.
Meanwhile, Kasumi is disappointed and unable to do anything because her katana was taken by Maki. She gets a call from Mechamaru, but it is actually Toge on the other side who commands her to sleep. He's with Megumi's Divine Dog, which he pets and commands to return. Immediately afterward, Toge notices the presence of a powerful cursed spirit.
Before the team battle began, Principal Gakuganji gave permission to Noritoshi to use a Semi-Grade 1 curse to kill Yuji Itadori. He commanded Noritoshi to do so using a special blood scent that would need to be attached to Yūji. The Principal believes that the cursed spirit will be able to kill Yuji after his fight with Aoi. In the present, while Gakuganji thinks all of this over, Utahime goes out to retrieve Kasumi from the forest.
The semi-grade 1 spirit appears before Toge but its head is severed and killed instantly by something else. Suddenly, Hanami appears from the trees to confront Toge. Elsewhere, Mahito and a curse user named, Juzo Kumiya, prepare to put their evil plan into motion.