Rikuo appears in the duel between Akifusa and Taisei. Rikuo then takes Akifusa's place to battle with Taisei. Rikuo talks to Akifusa saying that he's picking up the Nenekirimaru which Akifusa apologize telling him that he must wait a bit longer because he didn't finished it yet. Akifusa then warns about Taisei's Hagurugama, telling Rikuo that it can destroy every kind of sword. Rikuo sees the Hagurugama's ability and tells Akifusa that he will take care of Taisei to finish the Nenekirimaru. Meanwhile, Tsurara, Itaku and the others are still battling the second version of Spirit Summoning by Taisei. Meanwhile back at the battle between Rikuo and Taisei. Akifusa managed to finish the sword but the only thing what's lacking is it's master will. Akifusa then gives the sword to Rikuo, which Rikuo catches it and feels the hope and feeling of a thousand year worth of Keikains. Rikuo then says that he will bear all of it.