In the beginning of the episode, Saburo has to meet the pit viper of Mino, Saito Dousan. Saburo quickly tries to run away, because it’s terrifying. The others stop him and try to pick out a kimono for him to wear to meet this terrifying leader. This scene was actually very funny. Every kimono he tried on didn’t fit and could possible get him killed by the viper. In the end, he wore his school clothing. This ended up doing the trick, because the viper is a time slipper like him.
Back in 1972, Dousan was a police officer in Japan and somehow ended up in the warring states era. That means he’s been there for 40 years doing anything in his power to survive. Saburo tells him about his missing textbook and how the real Nobunaga asked him to take his place, since they look the same.
This seems like a mistake, because as Saburo and his men are leaving. Dousan calls forth his ninjas and sends his son over to Saburo to ask for Kichou back. According to him, “Forming an alliance with Nobunaga would give him nothing.” So he wants to Kichou to go to Takeda and marry into that family for an alliance. If she doesn’t agree, and really why would she after hearing how Takeda likes to sleep with tons of women and men and indulge in everything under the sun, then Dousan would attack the Oda clan.
The retainers all tell Saburo to let Kichou go, even though he doesn’t want to. They convince him to speak with her and she tells him that she’ll go be a concubine, because there’s no future for the Oda family anyways.
We also get to see why Kichou has problems with her father. It’s kind of depressing. But in his own way, he’s been trying to protect her.
All that is pushed aside though, because Dousan’s son, who teamed up with Denjiro, is planning a rebellion. Dousan also finds the textbook that Saburo brought with him and realizes that he’s going to die now. He quickly resigns himself to dying, but due to Saburo sending in reinforcements he gains a new appreciate for him. He reads the textbook and turns out that Nobunaga did the same thing. Saburo is no longer an imposter to him, he is the real Nobunaga. So he writes a letter to Nobunaga and Kichou and sends the textbook to him.
Dousan, is now dead.
There is a sweet moment where Kichou and Saburo get closer.
All in all, it was another good episode. I’m really surprised by how different it is from the anime. I keep expecting things to happen a certain way, but they don’t. I suppose this is a good thing though, because I don’t know what will happen. Well, in certain cases I do, but for the most part I don’t. It also looks like Tsune-chan has a bit of a crush on Kichou.