This 180 degreee take on Houken character, i quite loved it.
Houken simply isn't another pawn for Riboku and being trying to transcend humanity separates him from other opponents Shin has faced or would face in the future, kinda hypes up their battle for me. Also why Ouki character, shook Houken to the core, i guess thats the answer Houken will get from Shin.
Previous chapter was a load of BS. You know why? Riboku shot that arrow who gave Houken the win. Ouki is da Martial God.
Reason why he's so pissed when he remember dat beast he feared once and the fact that a mini him is walking around