Season 2 when?
This moment definitely felt like a halfway point even in the manga, so I can understand why they would want to close episode 12 out of 24 with it.
It’s clear by now that the richness of this show comes from its thoughtful exploration of weighty themes and the depth of its characters, with Askeladd being the standout among an excellent cast.
This may be a samurai series, but there’s no fancy, gracious swordplay at work in this episode; this is attrition warfare at its most brutal.
Finding moments of beauty amidst an endless cycle of brutal violence and revenge seems to be one of the chief concerns of Blade of the Immortal, and this episode was another striking example of its remarkable ability to do so.
It really is a sign of a superb show and story when even the build-up episodes are this compelling and satisfying to watch.
She’s had a lot of hiccups and moments of hesitation along the way, but it’s hard to question Rin's resolve after the ordeal she went through in this episode.