Armed with the powers of his older brother, Panda turns the tide of the battle against Mechamaru. Following their clash, the two of them are able to find common ground. At the same time, Kasumi learns about Maki's true power.
Around the time Panda was still a child, Yaga told him that he had an older brother and sister. A rather young Panda claimed that to be incorrect but Yaga explained further. Panda was born with three energy cores, two of which are his brother and sister. Yaga believed that Panda would get to know both of them one day because they'd always be there to lend him their power.
Mechamaru tries to defend himself with his Ultra Shield move using his only functioning arm but his guard is effortlessly broken through by the brute strength of Panda's Gorilla Mode. Despite defending, Mechamaru could feel the impact of Panda's blow resonating within him. This is due to Gorilla Mode's Unblockable Drumming Beat.
The two sides analyze one another. Mechamaru knows his body can't sustain another hit from the Unblockable Drumming Beat and he can't use his Ultimate Cannon again. Panda carefully analyzes Mechamaru's remaining capabilities and admits he's already managed to cripple two of his cores. Gorilla Mode requires a lot of cursed energy and this is Panda's last resort. Mechamaru will need to get in close to finish him off but in Gorilla Mode, Panda holds the advantage in close combat.
Mechamaru grabs a tile off the roof they're fighting on and flings it at Panda. While his opponent is deflecting the tile, Mechamaru uses his elbow-mounted boosters to blitz behind Panda and strike his energy core. He commends Panda for doing well for a doll but once again the cursed corpse surprises him. Panda grabs Mechamaru's arm and reveals he can fake his core's location by concentrating his cursed energy into a single point in his body.
With one powerful palm strike, Panda completely wrecks Mechamaru's body, crushing the head and tearing off the only functioning arm. He tells Mechamaru he lost because he underestimated a doll. Panda believes they can relate because neither of them feel the same as their classmates. Despite this, Panda doesn't envy humans because of their gross tendencies.
Panda adds that he likes humans because they possess qualities that he doesn't and asks Mechamaru why he decided to become a jujutsu sorcerer. Kokichi looks forward to the day he can walk among his classmates with a healthy body. Panda claims he can help his peer but Kokichi questions whether Panda would feel the same if he saw Mechamaru's true form. Panda isn't picky about appearances and asks for Mechamaru's phone before leaving.
Meanwhile, Maki continues fighting against Kasumi. While barely defending Maki's onslaught of attacks, Kasumi realizes that Maki is actually crazy strong.
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Battles & Events
- Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event