THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
it's so amazingly romantic how Hiei chose breaking Makuro's shackles over winning...
its amazing how many ppl dis this fight guess they dont understand the true meaning of that fight
"I am the bone of my sword,
Steel is my body and Fire is my blood,
I have created over a thousand blades,
Unknown to Death,
Nor known to Life,
Have withstood pain to create many weapons,
Yet, those hands will never hold anything,
So as I pray, unlimited blade works"
I now only wish that Mokuro had been in this series for more than 10 episodes. She's terribly underused. Despite being such a brief flicker in a long series, I think she's the most interesting character in the series.
I'm left wishing that Yu Yu Hakusho ended with Chapter Black and this arc was part of a totally different series, one that could better contain it and develop it.
Hmm.. Hiei was defeated. Not bad for Mukuro. But somehow, I have a feeling that the ending will be not that satisfying so I am kinda not looking forward to it as of now. Hopefully, I am wrong. Now, on to Yusuke's fight!
Man when those shackles cracked it all clicked together. The bond between Hiei and Mukuro through similar life experiences has been a remarkably intriguing one and this arc's length does a great injustice to how much deeper they could have gone with these characters.