While Oden went down like a Hero, the Red Scabbards are trying hard not to fall into any trap. Well, even if they save themselves from Kaido’s forces, Orochi already have plans for them anyway.
Episode 975 explained very well how mentally strong Toki is. Not crying even when her family is getting destroyed in front of her eyes.
What’s more respectful about her is that she could easy forget her Kingdom and the people in it and just move into the future. But, she chose to face everything. From beginning until the end.
We have now approached the end of the flashback, and let’s see what Episode 976 has to say about it.
Episode 975 Recap
The Red Scabbards are in deep trouble. While they are trying to escape and reach the castle, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi have started quarreling, blaming each other for Oden’s death.
Kin’emon, being the more experienced among them have tried but failed to stop this. For now, luck is with their side, as Shinobu has arrived with swords. Though she has never been counted in the Red Scabbards, her contribution has always been huge.
She was the one who made the people aware about Oden’s contribution, and now she has helped the Red Scabbards gain a stronghold.
As the Red Scabbards advance towards the castle, one of Kaido’s army spots them and the chase begins again. Slowly, each member of the team gets deviated from the group. Nekomamushi and Inuarashi gets engaged into battle.
Ashura and Denjiro gets into a fight with Kaido’s army.
Scene switches to Oden’s castle where Toki is waiting with her children. Kaido enters and hits Toki hard. He also tries to kill Momonosuke, but gets disappointed by seeing a weak child of such a powerful person(Oden).
By then Kin’emon and others arrive in the castle and offer to run for Zou, but Toki refuses. In return she sends Momonosuke, Kin’emon, Kanjuro into the future, and hands over Hiyori to Kawamatsu.
Episode ends with Toki running from the castle, but getting hit by two arrows. Even though injured with two arrows, she perseveres and delivers her final speech to the people of Bokura Town.
Hence, this ends the 800+ years of Toki’s life.
The latest episodes of One Piece releases every Saturdays. Episode 976 will release on May 29, at 5:30 PM. After delivering her final speech and saving Momonosuke, Toki has also fallen.
With this, we have almost reached the end of the flashback arc.