Birth of Samurai Bride


Kanji' 対決の刻
Air date June 21, 2013
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"Birth of Samurai Bride" is the twelfth episode of the second season of the Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls anime.


Sen blindly pursues the cursed spirit as it arrives at the Academy with Hanzo sacrificing herself to protect her. Distraught, Sen is also killed as she mourns over Hanzo's body. Both are absorbed by the spirit as Yukimura, Matabei, Sasuke, and Kanetsugu continue to fight. They are also killed and absorbed one by one as Muneakira, Jubei, and Keiji arrive to witness their absorption. Muneakira attacks the spirit only to be saved by Keiji as he is hit. Enraged, Jubei enters into the spirit meeting with Inko who tells her she wishes to die by Jubei's hand and that it is possible as Muneakira is still alive. Within the Academy, Yoshihiko is informed that the spirit will arrive seven minutes before the Chingo Stone's barrier is complete. Keiji pours her Qi into Muneakira telling Jubei that while everyone else believes that the Samurai Bride is monstrously powerful, she believes that a Samurai Bride isn't. At the request of Jubei, Muneakira enters into the spirit with her as Yoshihiko defends the Academy. Yukimura, Sen, Sasuke, Kanetsugu, Matabei, and Hanzo save Jubei and Muneakira from capture. Convincing them not to fight, everyone pours their Qi into Muneakira who takes Jubei as his Samurai Bride. The spirits possessing Kojiro, Mataemon, and Inko are defeated by the comforting light of the Samurai Bride and the latter three are released. Only Musashi remains afterwards, but is released when Jubei uses her Purified Ascension technique. The barrier protecting the Chingo Stone is completed and Great Japan starts to recover. Gisen praises Jubei on handling the spirit but reveals that Jubei will have to handle her as well someday. Yukimura, Sen, Sasuke, Kanetsugu, Matabei, and Hanzo come back to life as they drift down to Muneakira. After the credits, the spirits seem to be returning only to be stopped by Sasuke applying a seal.