Greetings! I´m ShadowHaken, and welcome to another article where I’ll be talking about the latest anime/manga that I´m reading or watching.

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Disclaimer: English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for anything that is badly written or completely incomprehensible.

You can check the last chapter here.

Chapter 22: The story of Nui

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The chapter starts with Dororo being taken, at the shadows of a tree, the Doctor sees them pass, he is there because he feels he will be needed.

Meanwhile, Hyakkimaru is up, and the disappearance of Dororo has put him on edge, he will go alongside that horse on a killing spree until he gets her back!

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Meanwhile at the camp were Tahomaru, and his retainers are resting. The future Daimyo hears about the disease of Mutsu, it seems that she is in a critical condition, and having lost an arm didn´t help things through. He wants to see her! But the other retainer is blocking the door, since he could get infected. Mutsu says that she won´t survive, she won´t be able to see the beautiful land that he will make; but, she is happy to having served him and that he must keep going forward for his dream to be a reality. 

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Meanwhile Dororo is in the prison, she has tried to escape, but can´t do much, until a familiar face comes and saves her… Hyakkimaru´s mom. She will help him escape, she does not want more suffering, especially a little one, a kid who takes care of her beloved son. She would like to tell her everything about Hyakkimaru, but she doesn´t feel she even could do that since she is a monstrous mom…Still she says that in that moment, when she choose her husband and the land over her own son, as the wife of her lord, she does not have regrets, but still… As a Mother…

Dororo says that such action in some way broke Hyakkimaru, since he has been a little on edge since then, and he does not feel he is loved by someone…Sans Dororo. While in the scape, Dororo could feel the warmth of Hyakkimaru´s Mom and she decides to escape with the little one.

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The memories of the day when Hyakkimaru was brought to this world, comes, she is sure that at first she heard her son cry, then everything went white and the creature now known as Hyakkimaru was there now, still, she loved him with all her heart, and cried a lot when she though he was dead. Dororo and her new partner now have problems in the river and fell. 

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Back with Hyakkimaru, he now is a horsemen of doom, killing every soldier he come across, putting the fear in the hearts of men. Men who soon will go and fight against the Asakura.

Back with the camp, Mutsu is not feeling well, but still, inside her heart, she wants to help Tahomaru, so by her own means she escapes the place and rides a horse…

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Back with Dororo, she and Hyakkimaru´s Mom are helping wounded people, sick people, people who has nothing left. The blind monk is there. When they reached that place, the wife of the Daimyo wanted to help the townsfolk. People who got their villages burnt or got wounded in the war… There are people who has grudges against her, but others, actually understood the position of the Daimyo, since he did it since he believed it was the best for the land.

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Back with Mutsu, she has reached the hall of hell. She has come to make a deal with the last demon, the one who could not eat Hyakkimaru, She begs the being to use her body to satisfy its hunger! To make things good again! Suddenly Tahomaru and Hyogo arrives. It seems the demon does not want other body, but Hyakkimaru, the true heir of this land…Still the malevolent being has something to offer them if they go and take his life.

Meanwhile, rumors of a big group of soldiers are gathering, they aren´t fighting Asakura, but a “demon”, everyone is very afraid of it. Hearing that, Dororo and Hyakkimaru´s mom go towards him. Maybe they can save him! Dororo explains that recently a demonic presence is around Hyakkimaru, but maybe if he sees her mom, he will calm down.

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Back with Hyakkimaru, he keeps killing and killing, he hasn´t stopped destroying, and destroying… Soon he sees Tahomaru and his lackeys, but there is something wrong with them, both companions have new arms…And Tahomaru has 2 more eyes on his head…Two arms, two eyes, two body members that belongs to Hyakkimaru… The Ronin filled with anger goes to attack his brother! The final bloody battle between siblings is about to start.

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End of the Chapter

My Impressions

Amazing chapter! We are at the end of the road, and as I said the past chapter, I don´t know how this will end…But one thing is sure, it won´t be a happy ending for everyone. Especially because now Tahomaru and his retainers have the remaining body parts of Hyakkimaru, so it’s obvious that at the very least one of them will not see the light of day ever again.

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Then again, a crude war is coming against the Asakura and I would not be surprised that Daigo gets killed, plus other like the Mom and such… Still I have hopes that both Dororo and Hyakkimaru will survive one way or another, they need to anyway.

Having said that there is not much to talk other than we will see if Hyakkimaru goes 100% to the dark side or if he will be rescued at the right moment by Dororo, which I bet that will happen…Or I hope so.

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Anyway my two cents. See ya Next time!