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The Trials of Rikkai is the 4th episode of the Another Story - ~Messages from Past and Future~ arc. It was first aired in Japan on the 25th of October 2009.
A flashback to when Kirihara first joins Rikkadai and challenges the last years winning regulars of the national tournament so that he can become number one. He loses to Rikkai's Big Three, but he vows to beat them