Yuji finds a Grasshopper curse guarding the curtain on B2F of Meiji-Jingumae Station. He engages the manifested hatred of mankind toward the Grasshopper plague and showcases the difference in their raw skill. Meanwhile, Mahito continues his schemes down below and slips away before the Mei Mei Team can reach him.
Mankind fears, resents, and curses the Grasshopper Plague, resulting in the cursed spirit Yuji is fighting.
The Grasshopper Curse lunges at Yuji with it's jumping power and tries to chomp down on him with its jaws. Yuji avoids the attacks while assessing its strengths, recognizing its ability to communicate makes it a more powerful curse. It gets beside and tries to punch him but Yuji contorts his body and continues to avoid getting hit.
Yuji recognizes that the curse wants to use its four arms and its bite to fight directly without any sneaky attacks. The smart Grasshopper asks if Yuji is smart and the student reveals to it that smart people don't generally ever brag about being smart. This genuinely shocks the Grasshopper Curse, who covers its mouth from the surprise.
They engage in close quarters and trade blows with one another. The Grasshopper believes it has the advantage in a numbers battle because it has two more arms. However, Yuji easily overpowers and batters his opponent with far superior skill.
The Grasshopper Curse attempts to shoot black mucus at Yuji so he ducks under and prepares to deliver an uppercut. Grasshoppers have expandable abdomens to lay eggs deep in the ground. The curse attempts to strike Yuji with the extended hard tip while he's low.
Yuji is too fast and knocks the appendage aside before separating it completely with a chop. There is no amount of sneaky attacks that can fill the gap in skill between the two. Yuji can't forgive the curse for eating people and exorcises it immediately before breaking the stake and undoing the curse. Meanwhile, Mei Mei kills the transfigured humans on B4F and rescues the civilians there. Ui Ui notifies her that the curtain has been dispelled and Mei Mei decides they should stay and wait to regroup with Yuji before heading down to B5F.
Below them, Mahito prepares to board the train from Harajuku to Shibuya Station. He notices that the Grasshopper curse was defeated and admits it must have taken a skilled sorcerer to do so. Mahito expresses his disappointment, having desired to fight as well. He knows what he must do and sticks to the plan, understanding that he has a job to do.