Alas, poor bandits – we knew them but briefly. They should have known better than to pick a fight with the grumpiest samurai in existence. Their only comfort is that Masahiro is, at least, not gloating over their deaths*.

That first panel up there is one of my favourite bits of this chapter. It came out exactly the way I wanted it to.

*) Or their apparent deaths, anyway. I think I love them too much to kill them off permanently, though their adventures will have to continue off the stage for now – I want to return to their shenanigans at some point, but this is their last scheduled appearance in the main storyline.