This is not to say I didn’t like the episode. It felt meaty and full in terms of moving the story forward, as well as providing the back story for Kiki and the deviant swords as well as the origin of the Kyotoryuu and the Yasuris.
I’m actually quite pleased with how this story is lulzy science fiction. The deviant swords’ eccentric appearances and functions make sense now. Yeah they really do! I’m confused about one other thing.
It’s not about Maniwani Pengin… though I’m pretty certain he should’ve died last ep along with Emonzaemon, unless letting them live is also part of Kiki’s plan (which is what confuses me). I suppose I like how Katanagatari is ruthless in how it wasn’t content slicing Maniwani Pengin up.
He gets shot up bad, and then gets blown through with a gun in his mouth.
That’s just cold.
We also have a good scene wherein our lovely couple decide on their future. I didn’t think this was odd at first, given there was a lot of time to do this – until I realize this was to give both of them, and us, something to look forward to, and this makes Emonzaemon shooting Togame down in that cliffhanger mean more.
- How exactly does Kiki lose to Shichika in that fight (especially since he’s brought back an invincible attack from the future)?
- How hasn’t Kiki soothsaid the completion of the Kyotoryuu as a deviant blade?
- Is all the above, including his dying to it part of the plan?
It maybe explained in the next episode, but I will have been cut to a thousand pieces by then. If you’ve figured these things out by virtue of this episode alone, do share your take on it. I don’t feel like rewatching the episode until much, much later.