Episode 14 –
While Jinbei is off training with his father, a mysterious stranger enters the city and asks for directions to the Insect Magistrate’s office. The person he asks isn’t sure and takes a better look at the stranger. You can only disguise so much as the man sees the clawed feet of the stranger and the drool dripping from his mouth, and he cowers in fear. Saying that he has no use for the man anymore, the stranger then bites his head off!
Kotori is taken to task by Yumehiki for allowing the entire City Patrol to go on vacation. But they really didn’t give Kotori much choice in the matter. He vows to cut their salary, but Kotori still has to deal with Yumehiki’s anger. But Yumehiki calms down enough to show Kotori his five new canons, purchased with his own personal fortune. Yumehiki redesigned these huge canons to protect Edo and says that he doesn’t need Kotori and the City Patrol anymore. I’m sure Yumehiki is going to be proved wrong at some point!
Jinbei and his father are on their way back and hear of attacks by men that look like insects. Once they hear that they were on their way to Edo to look for the Insect Magistrate, Genjuurou sends Jinbei off to the city in his own special way. Kotori and Yumehiki have received the same report and are now facing this mysterious stranger, standing amidst a pile of bodies, and sucking up the remaining blood. They are surprised to hear it speak, but Yumehiki still declares it to be an insect that needs to be killed.
Yumehiki shoots it with his special gun, but it has no effect. The thing buzzes and asks about Jinbei, before it attacks them. Oogami shows up with the Samurai House Patrol and beats it back with his sword. Yumehiki sends Kotori off to help the injured, saying that he doesn’t need his useless help. If he only knew! Kotori leaves with an injured child and the Samurai House Patrol attacks the monster. Unfortunately, it takes out the entire patrol with one strike.
Oogami and Yumehiki are the only ones left and they attack together. No effect. So, Yumehiki pulls out his ace – the new canons! But they have no effect either! Yumehiki orders his men to keep firing and when the smoke finally clears, the monster is still standing. Oogami and Yumehiki attack it again – they should know better by now that it won’t work, but they are sworn to protect Edo. Once again the monster wins. He has Yumehiki pierced by one of his claws and asks again about Jinbei. To his credit, Yumehiki doesn’t tell him and the monster deals the killing blow. It’s blocked at the last second by Jinbei! He got there just in time!
Even in his weakened state, Yumehiki tells Jinbei not to interfere in another’s fight. The monster flies up into the air, pleased to see Jinbei. And once Jinbei sees the bodies and the damage, he ignores Yumehiki and attacks the monster. Yumehiki warns Jinbei against doing that and tells him to pull back, but is ignored again. Jinbei is amazed at the speed of his opponent, but manages to keep up with it. Jinbei defeats the monster! Both Yumehiki and Oogami are stunned that Jinbei could do something that they could not.
Unfortunately, the thing regenerates, and uses a Ninjutsu technique, so now Jinbei is facing two monsters, one of which is a supposed illusion – but which one? Both monsters attack Jinbei and they both feel real to him. He manages to cut both of them down, but once again they regenerate and now Jinbei has to deal with four monsters! The Ninjutsu is not a cloning technique, but a splitting one. Great!
All four monsters attack Jinbei at the same time and he keeps killing them, but the things keep multiplying. How can Jinbei hope to win? He is injured now and the monster comes in for the kill. Jinbei stands his ground and tries to defend himself, but the blow doesn’t come. Hibachi, Koikawa and Tenma have shown up just in time. The three attack the monsters and think they defeat them, but sure enough, they regenerate and now there is a whole army of the things!
The humans are surrounded and Jinbei quickly explains their plight. If they can’t use blades, Hibachi tries bombs, hoping to burn the monsters, but that doesn’t work either. No matter what they do, the monsters keep increasing in numbers. Koikawa suggests retreat, but Jinbei refuses, not wanting to let the monsters kill any more humans. Hibachi notices that some of the monsters haven’t regenerated and Tenma notes that those monsters were beheaded. So, now they know what to do, but it has to be done to all of the monsters at the same time or else they will have a bigger problem on their hands.
Jinbei comes up with an idea, but the monsters attack them again. He does manage to tell the others his plan and they leave him to it. The monsters pile around him and Jinbei uses his new Fuji Hammer technique, but will it work? Yes! He obliterates the monsters all at one! Jinbei thanks his friends for their help, as Mugai watches from a nearby rooftop. Why didn’t he help? Kotori returns to the scene and Jinbei runs over to greet him. Kotori says that the “Insect-men have made it to Edo” and that puzzles Jinbei.
It’s a beautiful day in Kishuu Province as the villagers go about their daily lives. Suddenly, the entire village shakes with a huge stampede of monster insects. And the episode ends with a large explosion!