Last week, I and my girl were talking about who would Sorachi kill off this time since the last chapter, we had two death flags–one for Bansai, other for Henpeita.
We have nothing against Henpeita. But, we thought it was him who was going to die (since, he looks like Isaburo lol yeah our logic tho) and bad as it may sound, Bansai was more of a looker than him (lol I’m sorry we were joking about it).
But aside from those, Bansai, we believe, is the next important figure of Kiheitai next to Takasugi. In the past, we can see him taking care of businesses for his group and he seems to be the anchor of the three (Henpeita, Matako, and even Sugi). I can’t describe how sorrowful I am when I learned about this sweet guy’s fate.
He still wants to fight alongside Sugi, he still wants to see his group flourish, he still has to produce songs for Otsuu, Kiheitai needs him and Sugi, too. They’re brothers. And I believe Bansai’s Takasugi’s other best friend.
But, Bansai loves too much. Maybe this is why Sorachi chose him to be the one who would be killed off. To die protecting his precious friends.
Bansai for President. I’m sobbing right now. I can’t handle this. This might personally be more painful than Shogun’s death.