That he so quickly latched onto the idea and kept an eye on them all the way in
|I can see the resemblance!|
After everyone’s done, Katsuragi and Ikaruga get a special request from Daidouji for a fight against her alone at Kinkaku-ji to redo a fight they had when Ikaruga and Katsuragi first entered Hanzo academy. Them being freshmen in school together was mentioned back in chapter 3, but it doesn’t really go anywhere outside of some more hints at Katsuragi and Ikaruga’s strange friendship. I can’t say it’s a very well-handled subplot, but fighting Daidouji some more is always fun.
|I think my fashion for him kind of added to the shock factor.|
|He wears that crown because he's the king of cool!|
In the Hanzo storyline of Burst, Murasame snuck into the academy and was easily ejected out through a trapdoor. In the Hebijo storyline, he competed in a local eating contest along with Yomi and Ikaruga, where he lost the first round after vigorously stuffing his face with too many cabbage cores. In Shinovi Versus he snuck into the academy again and fell for the same trap as the first time, but that time Ikaruga found a book he left behind on repairing family relationships, implying he may be trying to get out of his obsession.
|Most people get concussions, but Murasame is no ordinary man!|
Yomi witnessing Ikaruga’s family feud has her rethink her idea that the rich and poor can never understand each other. The rich have their own problems they have to deal with, just like the poor have theirs. She’s had misconceptions about people with more money than her, but now she feels comfortable with Ikaruga and calls her by her own name instead of “ojou-sama.” They are now officially friends.
As that happens, Murasame listens in from under the bridge. Apparently his picking a fight was all an act to help the two get along, implying that his grudge at this point is all theatrics and that his efforts to help his sibling relationship hinted at in Shinovi Versus was earnest. It makes him kind of an enigmatic character of conflicting interests. He wants Hien back, but he doesn’t necessarily want to hurt Ikaruga and he's so hammy it’s hard to tell if he’s serious or not. He kind of reminds me of myself, really.
|Poke her Mirai! Poke until she is dead!|
|To be fair it's probably nothing compared to their training.|
Now that the game has had all its character moments, it moves into the final act. The youma generals that were giving everyone trouble in chapter 3 are taken care of and the shinobi have learned to fight together so well that they were practically a warm-up. With that and their ambitious end goal set, the time for their ultimate test draws near as the opposition unloads the most powerful enemies yet and the shinobi face their final, most difficult battles. Get ready for next time as we conclude this story analysis with Senran Kagura 2’s finale of nonstop action!