The Law of Talent
Kanji 才の法則
Rōmaji Sai no Hōsoku
Air Date April 18, 2005
Opening Theme Falco
Ending Theme Kokoro no Wakusei (Little Planets)
Episode 2
Episode 4
The Law of Ueki episodes

The Law of Talent is the third episode of The Law of Ueki anime. Toshio Asachi loves to run, but has no talent for it. His god candidate tells him that if he beats Ueki (who is the fastest runner in the school but never beat the school record because he had to use the bathroom) he will get the running ability.


Toshio has trouble catching up to Ueki but eventually tells him that the course is the other way, leading him up the stairs to a temple with a wide enough front to fight. Toshio's ability is to make cotton into stakes. Mori tries to help by interfering the battle (if Toshio hits her by accident, he will lose an ability) but is trapped with stakes around her.

In the end, Ueki wins and doesn't lose an ability. When Toshio's instructor comes for him, he tells Toshio that he sucks at running and to give up. Ueki, being a kind person and likes to encourage other people becomes angry and squishes his face with two large branches or small trees, which makes him lose the ability to run.

Mori tells him that now he sucks at running and will never be good again but Ueki tells her, if he keeps on trying his hardest, he'll eventually become as fast as he was before, maybe even faster.

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