Ah… this was such a hard episode to watch. They really built Shimogamo Soichiro up to feel like such a great man… so hard to not tear up at the “final” goodbye part with Akadama-sensei. Even I could feel how sad he was the whole time. The amount of emotions he showed for him just says everything, considering the only person he’s gotten all riled up over is Benten-sama.
Speaking of which, it’s really great to see the show managing to carry itself even in the absence of Benten, heh.
Now, I’m seriously curious about Kaisei though. She turned out to be a key point in Soichiro’s death, but we’ve never actually seen her in the flesh for once. The preview for the next episode hints it’s all about her… so, I’m pretty excited for it. Wonder what kind of beauty she is that she almost caused a division in the Shimogamo brothers because Yajiro was infatuated with her.