Talk about an eventful episode. We have crazy powers, crazy weapons, emotional fights, murder, and possible love to say the least. The Mushibugyou has continued to be a very important player in this story, so I will be dividing this up into stuff about the young lady and the rest of it. Here we go.
The Mushibugyou continued to fight and be interrupted by Jinbei. Although it appears that she could fight on her own, this would not deter the young samurai. The Mushibugyou even thinks that Jinbei is working for the Insect Hunters because his actions are saving their lives. Having said that, he is soon taken out by the Insect Hunters for interfering with them. This results in a speech that basically solidifies the young lady as a love interest for Jinbei and she unleashed her full power. The odd thing is that the Insect Hunters fire a super strong blade at the Mushibugyou which pierces her and holds back the poison power. I assume that they know more about her powers than she does because such an attack requires detailed knowledge regarding the poison abilities. The rest of the city patrol shows up, but they get separated again. The Mushibugyou can’t leave Jinbei behind, so she carries him on her back.
Koikawa backs off in his fight with Mugai because it is obvious that he was not the one that killed Koikawa’s mother. They meet up with Jinbei and engage the Insect Hunters. Mugai takes on three of them, while Koikawa gets his battle with the man who killed his mother. Obviously, Koikawa is not a psychopath and his mother told him that killing is wrong. That is why I am very happy that Koikawa brutally murdered a member of the Insect Hunters. Why? It would have been stupid for him to not kill him because Koikawa is a changed man. Killing the guy just felt right. Two more Insect Hunters chased after the remaining forces. The guy with the big hammer is going to fight Kotori. I am really looking forward to that because I want to know about his strength level. The kid with the wrist gun is fighting with Hibachi and Tenma. Finally, Jinbei looked like a monster in the final shot, so we have that to look forward to.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I am really enjoying this series. I am still not a fan of the attack names, but the fights themselves are fairly cool to watch. Having said that, all of the fights were pretty short in this episode. I would have liked to see Koikawa’s fight last longer, but I am not even mad about that. Why? They decided to let him brutally murder his mother’s killer. No stupid excuse about killing being wrong. No dumb moment where Koikawa beats him and the guy is not worth killing. Just the satisfaction of watching Koikawa get revenge in the sweetest way possible. I am a huge fan of that. On the other end, I am getting impatient with the Insect Hunters. I need to know why they are so strong and knowledgable regarding insects and the Mushibugyou. They were able to seal the poison abilities and a lower level member can control insects. They have some explaining to do.
Time to talk about Jinbei. When I first saw that face, it reminded me of the Insect Hunter with the gun so much that I thought he switched places with Jinbei in order to kill the Mushibugyou. However, I am wrong a lot and this was no exception. I was proven wrong in the preview for next week’s episode where they say that Jinbei is about to unleash his true power. I wonder how they are going to explain this. Was his mom a demon or a priestess possibly? Is it the result of being around the Mushibugyou? Will they pull something stupid out of the idea hat or will they make an odd level of sense? Regardless, I need to see what is up with Jinbei. Also, the Mushibugyou totally likes him. I want to see where that goes. On another note, I hope that we aren’t forgetting about Edo. For all we know, the town has been destroyed and everyone is dead. That is highly unlikely, but I wouldn’t put it past them to paint a scary picture when the patrol returns. I guess you could say that I am looking forward to seeing everything about this arc come together.