Yasuke season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained and post-credits scene Fighting, together.

April 29, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

Episode 6 brings an entertaining ending to a well-curated anime series — if the story is left here, then that’s fine. If there’s a continuation, then there’s plenty to play with.

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3.5

Summary

Episode 6 brings an entertaining ending to a well-curated anime series — if the story is left here, then that’s fine. If there’s a continuation, then there’s plenty to play with.

This recap of Netflix anime series Yasuke season 1, episode 6, “Balance,” — the ending explained — contains significant spoilers. 

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It’s been a wonderful journey in this 6-chapter anime series — it’s a shame it ends so quickly.

Episode 6 opens with Yasuke looking at Azuchi Castle in the distance. A large army outside the temple is ready to overthrow them; however, the Doctor wants to stay for salvation. Yasuke grabs Saki, and he fights through the army and heads towards Azuchi Castle. A large mechanical monster faces them, but Saki uses her powers to fend it off.

Heading into the castle 

They both head into the castle together, but Yasuke puts Saki aside to face the Daimyo alone. Suddenly, they are faced with Iga soldiers. Yasuke fights them off, but he sees the spirit of Nobunaga and follows him — he’s clearly under Daimyo’s spell, but Saki is unsure of what’s happening. When they get to the top of the castle, Nobunaga looks alive, but his body is strewn across the place — his lower half gone. He tells Yasuke to destroy Hojo Masao and free him. He tells him to kill the Daimyo. Saki is upset, believing Yasuke has left her.

The last episode of Yasuke season 1 proves that the characters have strength in working together, and when they don’t, it doesn’t go as well for them.

Bringing Yasuke back to his senses

Saki finds Yasuke, and he tries to kill her — he thinks she’s the Daimyo. The Daimyo taunts Saki and tells her to kill the Samurai. She’s told that she doesn’t need him. Saki refuses to kill Yasuke — as Yasuke is about to kill her with his sword, he sees Natsumaru. She tells him he has honour and that he always does the right thing. Yasuke focuses back on the room — he realises who the real Daimyo is and turns his attention. Meanwhile, outside, Morisuke and his men create a protective shield around the temple. Eventually, the army gets close to them — the Doctor tells Morisuke that they will defend the temple with honour.

Defeating the Daimyo

The Daimyo is now fully formed, and Yasuke fights her with Saki. Yasuke declares that they need to beat her together, which runs with the theme of togetherness and friendship. The Daimyo is powerful and keeps on overthrowing them — eventually, she stabs Yasuke right through his body, but Saki makes herself a protective cocoon and then shows the extent of her powers by rising in the air. There’s a bright shimmering pulse that emanates from her — and the castle and the land return to normal — they won. The Daimyo is defeated.

The ending 

Saki checks up on Yasuke, who appears to be dead. As she cries, the pulsating blue shimmer returns and Yasuke comes to life, which shows the true extent of Saki’s powers. Saki notices she no longer is ill — mission complete. The shaken and defeated Daimyo tells Saki that one day she will want more, but she rejects that idea. Saki reunites with Morisuke, and everyone is happy. Yasuke brings Saki back to her village, and the community treats her like a hero.

In the post-credits scene, a man is looking at a Natsumaru’s grave. Yasuke stands beside him, and the man remembers him from the day he protected him from Ota Gyuichi near the docks. He gives the man Natsumaru’s Samurai sword and explains that she died with honour and for the clan. The last scenes show Yasuke in the wild with a smile on his face — the necklace that Saki (her mother’s necklace) gave him hangs from his sword.

Yasuke season 1, episode 6 brings an entertaining ending to a well-curated anime series — if the story is left here, then that’s fine. If there’s a continuation, then there’s plenty to play with.

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