Fireflies of Love/Ai no Hotaru
Discussions taken from fans discussion forums for purposes of the plot only. Spoilers alert.
Katsura manage to stop Ryoma from attacking the shinsengumi. So Kameyata escape from the shinsengumi & decide to seppuku after that. Ryoma's back at the inn, discussing something with Katsura. they're torturing Izo to shout out Takechi's name. They are torturing Izo real bad. Evil Goto. That torture scene feels real. Iwasaki Harui is the name of Yataro's son. Ryo looks tough & face the shinsengumi without fear. Ryoma's singing with a kid. The kids called him ojichan. Katsu got scolding for Kameyata involvement.Ryoma trying to get to know Ryo.They are sharing stories of their family. The sakamoto family having watermelon.They are talking about Tome.Tome brought Takechi fireflies.Ryoma sees his mom.
Next week: Ryoma flirting big time with Oryo.
Kameyata committed seppuka, that's why when ryoma found him, he asked him why he need to do that. And you can see there's a piece of cloth covering the sword (anyway, if he is killed by Shinsengumi, there should not be that piece of cloth)
The story did not explain why he need to seppuku (or i have missed it?) but I just checked in wiki, it is said he managed to run away from Ikedaya, but he was badly injured. He went to Choushuuhan residence for help, they didn't let him in, that's why he seppuku outside their residence .
I noticed both of Kameyata's hands tight on the short blade, which is why I asked if he had committed seppuku. But the english link above says he was slain. According to NHK preview for next week, Kameyata was slain by the Shinsengumi.
there's also discussion in 2 channel about the reason why he need to seppuku and some replied that there is bit more explanation in the NHK book, and basically it's said it's because he felt helpless and hopeless by the massacre in Ikedaya and being rejected by Choushuuhan residence when he asked for help
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