Chapter 128 English Scan with BadKarma's Translation
Kashitarou was pretty damn awesome!
A little tear dropped from my eye in the end.
Kashitarou was pretty damm impressive in his battle, i'm not 100% sold he is dead.
Great finish and great finish line.
If the past 2 chapters were any indication the words not only he spoke but those of his father as well would lead you to believe he is dead. But I am going to say he will pull through and survive.
Kashitarou was indeed a genius. Pulling up a victory against a guy like that, its damn impressive. He will survive, he has to. He is such an entertaining character. Gama and others haven't harnessed their full potential. Kashitarou can guide them further to perfection or at least at a level where they can achieve their goals.
Well your post has one big flaw. If he survives he won't be in any condition to continue traveling with them. So I can't really see him giving Zen & Gama advice as they work their way towards the center castle. Pretty much Gama will continue getting stronger with each fight he has against a tough adversary, just like in the tournament.
It's kind of odd, the only one's who could possibly defeat Jinsuke would be Iori or Gama after he gets much stronger during all of this. But to say that even after fighting his way towards the center Castle I don't think Gama would be strong enough. But we just had a time skip, and this is probably the decisive arc/final arc. I can't see them doing all this fighting only to get to the inner keep and lose to Jinsuke, or Gama not be strong enough.
It all feels too rushed, and somewhat unbelievable if Gama is the one to defeat him.
The chapter is out!
This is getting more and more interessting and I think, that this is the last arc/saga of the manga.