Although wounded, Jinbei begs Kuroageha to remember, but her memories are gone. He reaches for her and Sanada blasts him. Sanada is all ready to take Princess Naa to his lord, but the others won’t let them leave without a fight. Sanada destroys the well and takes the poison into himself. Calling forth a horde of insects, he sets them upon the others. Jinbei drags himself upright and steps forward, prepared to fight.
Jinbei attacks the horde and is prepared to die if he can beat Sanada. However, his sword breaks and the bugs wound him continuously. Another blast from Sanada sends Jinbei flying and Jinbei finally seems defeated. The others look on in horror, thinking Jinbei is dead. They attack Sanada together, but are no match for him. Sanada sends out more insects to attack and selects Mugai as his next prey.
The insects restrain Mugai and Sanada is ready to finish him, but it’s Jinbei to the rescue! However, this is the monster Jinbei from the island that frees Mugai and faces Sanada now. Sanada realizes that Jinbei also has the power of the Eternal Insect in his blood, but he still seems no match for Sanada. Jinbei transforms further, but as he gets ready to attack, he hears a voice telling him to defeat the enemies. Jinbei knows what he’s hearing and tries to control it. Mugai pulls Jinbei back and goes after Sanada himself.
Jinbei sees what Mugai is doing and joins the fight, as do the others. Kuroageha joins the fight as well, intending to defeat Jinbei. But he will fight her alone, since he had vowed to protect her. The rest go after Sanada again. Even fighting together doesn’t seem to work as Sanada defeats each of them. Jinbei tolerates Princess Naa’s poison attack long enough to get close to her and tell her not to lose her memories. If it helps her to regain her memories, Jinbei swears he will take all of her poison into his body.
Grabbing her hand in both of his, Jinbei continues to absorb the poison as he reminds her of his promise to protect her. He does seem to be getting through to her on some level. She tells him to stop absorbing her poison, but he refuses. He releases her hand to hug Kuroageha close to him. All of her memories of Jinbei return and she begins to cry. Jinbei fall unconscious at her feet. The last memory to return is the one of her carving his name into the palm of her hand with a broken sword tip. She kneels beside him and continues to cry.
Sanada suddenly realizes that his Princess Naa has regained her memories. However, her destiny still lies with his lord in Oosaka. But now Sanada has to face the princess in battle first. Sanada begins by destroying Kishuu. Once again, the others attack him, trying to prevent the destruction of the city. They need Jinbei, but he remains unconscious. Sanada targets him, thinking that with Jinbei out of the way, the others will lose their will to fight. But that attack was apparently just what Jinbei needed to wake up!
Jinbei attacks Sanada with a vengeance. The others are behind him as they return to attacking the surrounding insects. Jinbei keeps attacking Sanada and Sanada can’t figure out why he can’t kill Jinbei. The determination to protect everyone is behind Jinbei’s resolve and Sanada just doesn’t get that. A Mt. Fuji Storm is directed at Sanada, followed by Mt. Fuji Rising Dragon. Jinbei tops it off with Mt. Fuji Meteor Drop and Sanada is finished as he crumbles away! Yay!
What is left of Kishuu is saved as Jinbei proclaims victory. Cheers follow them as the heroes take Sanada’s battleship back to Edo. In the evening, Jinbei join Kuroageha on the deck. He smiles as she confesses that she’s actually looking forward to returning to Edo. Kuroageha tries to say more, but Jinbei interrupts her, saying that he still hope to show the Insect Magistrate the blue skies over Edo someday. Kuroageha says that she’s looking at them now, but I still don’t think Jinbei understands who she really is.
Everyone has returned to Edo and Oharu greets Jinbei, tripping and falling into him again, with her chest in his face. Each member of the team has a comment for that! LOL But there are still plenty of insects around that need to be defeated and it’s time to get back to work! This was a really fun ride! It turned out to be a great show, even if I don’t like bugs!