Speaking of foreshadowing… this is Ohtaka’s backstage Vol.175, from March 2013. Let’s take a look at it:
- Alibaba and Hakuryuu as kings,
- Hakuei, Kougyoku, Sinbad, and Kouha with black swirls.
- Koumei, Kouen, and Muu with white swirls/rukh.
This is very interesting considering the events of the latest chapters. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but if this is true, then I’m quite concerned about Kouha, who is the only one with black swirls that hasn’t shown any signs as to why (btw, many thanks to Haya, because I’d have never guessed that was Kouha!).
On the other hand, it looks like Alibaba will make it back safely, and the presence of Muu (plus Aladdin’s mention of Reim in night 282) makes me think that we haven’t seen the last of them yet.