The following incorporates spoilers for Episode 23 of Orient, “Greatsword of the Black Goddess,” now streaming on Crunchyroll.
Throughout Orient‘s premiere season, a number of villains have introduced themselves and brought on chaos of their wake. Whether it’s Shiro Inukai’s superior teleportation powers or the terrifying would possibly of Engoku Tengu (Red Kishin), Musashi and the assorted bushi in Hinomoto have confronted a plethora of adverse opponents. However, Yataro Inuda’s newest type is kind of presumably probably the most highly effective determine that has been proven within the sequence thus far.
In Episode 23 of Orient, “Greatsword of the Black Goddess,” the Uesugi Alliance begins to breathe a sigh of reduction after the battle for Awaji Island lastly seems to have been gained. However, earlier than they’ll take issues simple, they understand that one thing is drawing within the kitetsu of the fallen Green Kishin. Rather than being slain in battle, Yataro Inuda has as a substitute “become one with the Kishin,” and his daughter Michiru has reworked into the weapon he has at all times dreamed of. The Obsidian Eight members’ diploma of energy is so nice that even two of the Five Grand Generals of Hinomoto appear powerless to cease his onslaught.
Yataro Inuda’s newfound energy lies not solely within the copious quantity of kitetsu that he has gathered from the soul of the deceased Green Kishin however within the uniqueness of his weapon. The Greatsword of the Black Goddess is ready to produce lengthy streaks of black power that may lower by Bushi like butter and even trigger the encompassing panorama to be carved in two. However, its skill to harness the blade power of surrounding Bushi is the place it actually shines.
Just just like the Obsidian Goddess, Lord Inuda is ready to manipulate blade power at will. This permits him to collect huge quantities of kitetsu to extend his personal energy, whereas concurrently diminishing the power of his enemies. After finishing this course of, Inuda is ready to condense this matter right into a single burst, which he targets at Shiryu Castle. The power stream is so intense that it’s in a position to journey for miles (just like yellow coloration sword customers’ skills) and slice any object in its path.
There doesn’t appear to be a single particular person or technique obtainable to cease this black canine of the Obsidian Eight. Any try to attract a sword in opposition to this demon will solely trigger him to suck within the opposing bush’s kitetsu and go away them susceptible to a counterattack. While the united forces of the Uesugi Alliance outnumber Inuda, they’re unable to mix their energy and coordinate their assaults successfully attributable to this skill. However, it seems that Musashi might need a approach ahead for the group to succeed.
Lord Inuda’s powers seem to stem from Michiru; due to this fact, if Musashi is ready to persuade her to show in opposition to her father, there could also be some hope left for the Uesugi Alliance. Unfortunately, Michiru has been brainwashed by her father and continues in her effort to change into his “perfect tool.” While there seems to be some hope that the ‘actual’ Michiru stays intact, Musashi could also be compelled to resort to the Obsidian Goddess’ powers to fight Inuda’s pretend deity sword.
Although Kishin have been in a position to tackle an enormous variety of opponents at a time, they’ve typically been thwarted attributable to their lack of intelligence. On the opposite hand, Obsidian Eight members, similar to Shiro and Seiroku Inukawa, have faltered even in opposition to bushi preventing single-handedly. While Lord Inuda’s energy may be tough to totally gauge as a result of fatigue of the bushi throughout the Uesugi Alliance, it seems that he has the proper stability between the uncooked energy of a Kishin and the tactical perception of a bushi basic.
Fighting head-to-head with this horrible creature doesn’t seem like an choice, which leaves the united bushi forces with only a few choices at their disposal. Musashi will seemingly need to depend on the hidden skills of the Obsidian Goddess for assist if he stands an opportunity of taking up Lord Inuda and his Greatsword of the Black Goddess.