Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: May 18, 2023 (Last updated: July 4, 2023)
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Netflix anime Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained


The finale removes the action and brings some meaningful questions surrounding the engagement of war.

Here is our recap of the Netflix anime Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 Episode 6, which contains significant spoilers and explains the Ending.

As we reach the end of an exciting sci-fi action anime series, many will question the story’s morals. After all, Yakitori are not classed as life forms (as we soon find out in the finale). What does this mean for engaging in war? Is this metaphorical for the way we use soldiers in the world today and, subsequently, drones?

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 ends with many meaningful questions. There’s an element of truth behind it.

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

The finale opens up with a news report. It’s reported that there’s been indiscriminate bombing on Planet Barka, and the Trade Federation Military has been accused of terrorism and genocide. It’s stated that Military Tribunals will be underway.

Why is K321 arrested?

Episode 6 then moves to Unit K321; they have been placed under arrest. They are the scapegoat for what happened on Planet Barka and are accused of genocide after ordering an orbital bombardment. 

Episode 6 moves to the future. Vasa Pupkin has bought Akira grilled chicken. Pupkin tells Akira that human soldiers were initially called “Turkey,” an ironic term for Americans’ love of the sacrificial animal on Thanksgiving. Pupkin explains that human soldiers are treated as equipment, which becomes a vital clue later in the episode.

What happens at the Military Tribunal Court?

The finale moves to the Military Court 1 week after the attack on Planet Barka. K231 are shackled and holstered into the high technology court. Akira is furious that they are being scapegoated for cleaning up the mess for the Trade Federation.

Vasa Pupkin attends the tribunal — he’s there as a witness. The prosecution begins their attack, claiming the humans tried to partake in genocide. Pupkin seems to throw the unit K321 under the bus.

The defense counsel asks the court if Pupkin qualifies as a witness due to his heavily linked involvement. He questions the trials and the reason for being in military court.

Why are Akira and K321 freed?

The defense then asks the court who the defendants are. He raises how Yakotiri are legally classed as “equipment.” Pupkin smiles. They have found a legal loophole. The defense turns on the prosecution and questions their duty in court. Pupkin then confirms he did not programme his soldiers to be trained on military rules and engagement. The defense states the person who gave the orders to the equipment is to blame. The cats are the ones who gave the orders.

K231 are freed based on this legal loophole and are no longer scapegoated for genocide.

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Season 1 Ending Explained

Afterward, Pupkin thanks K321, but Akira punches him. Pupkin smiles, and Akira soon learns he thought of the legal loophole that they are merely equipment and thus cannot be charged.

Pupkin has another mission for them; a long study session on the Planet Mars to get the education they need. K321 are unsure; they’ve ensured grueling education on Mars before.

The episode ends with K321 on a diplomatic mission to secure a target on planet Earth. This series has legs for a second installment.

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