The Story of Tahomaru.
Ah, yes, the brother. In this episode, we mostly follow Hyakkimaru’s younger brother, Tahomaru.
But before all that, let me introduce the monster/Demon for this episode. Meet Bakemonogani, an aquatic monster/Demon:
Palace Daigo is in trouble ATM. There’s a drought and people of Asakura are gathering an army at the border. He goes to the Hall of Hell (because where else would you go in times of trouble?) and sees that quite a bit of the statues are now split in half. He confirms that it is indeed Hyakkimaru who has slain the Demons and is trying to get his organs and senses back.
Tahomaru (whose hair is quite amazing, btw) takes this chance and orders his two bodyguards, Mutsu and Hyogo, to find out what they can about the baby. Oh, before any confusion arises, the bodyguards are dudes, brothers in fact. I know. The shock was real.
Daigo is deep in thought when Tahomaru comes up to him and asks about the baby Daigo’s been looking for. Daigo gets really angry and Tahomaru runs to his peaceful spot. His two bodyguards come after him and I feel a little sad for Tahomaru as we get a glimpse of him as a tiny tot. His two bodyguards were always with him and were the ones to look for him whenever he was sad while his parents were too busy with their issues. He was also quite an adorable child.
As they are going back to Palace Daigo, Tahomaru and his bodyguards find out about Bakemonogami. They try to defeat the Demon buuuuuut it doesn’t go too well and they all retreat. Tahomaru is a little down, but then promptly cheers himself by proudly proclaiming that the land Daigo rules over used to be in a horrible condition but his father had changed all that and the land was now prosperous (oh you blissfully ignorant child). He thinks of an incredibly clever plan and it almost works.
Unfortunately for Tahomaru, Bakemonogami manages to break his trap and the situation turns dangerous for everyone involved. One of Tahomaru’s bodyguards are about to be eaten by Bakemonogami but fear not! Just in the nick of time, Hyakkimaru comes out of nowhere and kills it! Can you feel the brotherly love? It’s fate at work.
Tahomaru is left wondering who killed Bakemonogami as everyone retreats.
Also, Nuinokata has just been praying to the headless Goddess of Mercy statue for the entire episode and, like, I have nothing against you lady, but I don’t think that’s going to work. You husband has literally made a deal with Demons. Praying might be a liiiiiittle late now.
Disclaimer: These are purely my views/thoughts on Dororo and they are not meant to hurt anyone or provoke anyone. Discussions/comments are welcome.