Kanara looks for them halfway in the night and challenges them to a duel in the public fighting grounds and offers them Zokutou if they win. Ever the strategist, Togame questions him: What would you take if you win?
Turns out later in the episode the reason why Kanara Azekura is so attracted to Togame is because his childhood playmate/girlfriend was killed by pirates, and Togame simply reminds him of her. After being captured by the pirates, he is forced to work as a slave boy until 5 years later, one of the pirates allows him to wear the armour in his drunken stupor, allowing Kanara to kill all the pirates.
During the battle itself, Shichika’s armor piercing techniques failed to penetrate the thick armour Kanara possesses. In brief he defeats him by using his superhuman strength – carrying him up and throwing him into the air. Gravity solves everything.
…but what’s interesting with this episode is the introduction of one of the leaders of the Maniwa Corps , Maniwa Houou. He cuts off his arm to talk to Togame and offers a temporary truce, effectively preventing any further clashes until further notice.
This episode seems to like to tease Togame a lot. From Shichika bullying her to that sexually suggestive scene, and Houou correcting Togame, telling her her trademark “Cheerio” means goodbye.
Looking forward to next month’s episode. The wait each month is killing me. Looking forward to what the princess has to do with any of this.