While I was spoiled about this event a long while back, it still hit me pretty hard when it finally happened in the anime.
It’s a great cliffhanger though, and a pretty good way to set up the push for the final episode. I do hope that Togame’s death will be justifiable properly by Princess Hitei, because she surely hinted she didn’t want to do this at all, but circumstances were unforgivable. And that last part with Emonzaemon’s reveal of Togame’s real name/nature(?) as well interests me.
Also, the final reveal about Shikizaki Kiki’s time paradoxing abilities had better tie in properly to Princess Hitei’s mysterious background and powers. I was pretty surprised about the true nature of his powers.
Ah, one more month to wait… :|. The epic showdown in the previews for the last episode better be living up to expectations!