With only three episodes remaining, fans have been waiting Ranking Osama episode 20 to further expose Miranjo’s past and Bosse’s secrets. However, the episode focused on the ongoing fight between Ouken and everyone else, and brought Bosse to the fore, as was hinted in the preview.
While parts of Miranjo’s relationship with the red-skinned person have come to light, Ranking Osama Episode 20 raised more questions than it answered.
Ousama Ranking Episode 20 Focuses On Miranjo’s Regrets, Bosse’s Motivations Remain Unclear
In the last episode, Miranjo stopped Kage from leaving for the afterlife and confronted her and Bojji’s mothers. Her good deed and Daida’s kindness to her child-self freed the remnant that was trapped in Bosse’s memory, but before she left, she assured Daida that someone would come to save him soon. The Big Four fought Ouken but failed to subdue him.
Ranking Osama Episode 20 is titled Immortal vs. Invincible.
The clash of Miranjo
Ranking Osama episode 20 begins in the land on the border of life and death, where Miranjo meets his mother and the first queen of Bosse. Bojji remembers his mother and tries to call her, but fails.
His mother condemns Miranjo for everything she has done, but reveals that she doesn’t blame him, as the queen believes in:
“Hate the sin, not the sinner.”
The queen tells Miranjo that her son, Bojji, is strong and will be the one to defeat her. She also guesses correctly that Miranjo can’t cross, because she can’t die anymore. It is revealed that Miranjo served the red-skinned person, who was a demon and his childhood companion.
Miranjo promised him something, but betrayed him twice. After the second time, the demon, now a gigantic figure, trapped his soul in the mirror. He also warned her that once she died, he would devour her soul, thereby denying her an afterlife.
The identity of Miranjo
Miranjo is hurt when her mother tries to tell her to live a different life. She is unleashed with her magic that brings everyone back to the land of the living. By the way, Miranjo realizes that she started to become apathetic towards people when Bosse started using others for her benefit.
As she breaks down, Despa shares his memories of Miranjo’s past with Bojji and allows him to make his own decision about her. Bojji is empathetic and sheds tears for the woman, and Despa realizes he won’t be able to kill her. However, he seems to have come to terms with this result.
Daida sees Miranjo’s memory of Bosse’s passing and his determination to use it to revive the king. Daida understands that the child he helped was the same person in the mirror who condemned him. He is visibly moved at the making, thinking he always wanted to know what kind of person his “Kagami (Mirror)” was.
The fight with Ouken
Ranking Osama episode 20 then returns to the fight with Ouken, where the Big Four separated his body parts. But the latter gathers and puts them all out of harm’s way. Hokuro tries to hit him with his crossbow, but Ouken stabs him as well.
Despa, Bojji and Kage return to the land of the living, but risk dying from a hemorrhage. Despa asks Kage to go to the Commander of the Knights, who knows how to stop the bleeding. However, Ouken also stabs him before Kage can reach him.
Bojji gets up to fight, despite being in no condition to do so, but is interrupted by Bosse. The king hits Bojji with his club and berates his men for losing, but then heals them using the magic Daida inherited from Hiling. This takes half of his energy, giving him a new appreciation for Hiling’s power.
Bump against Ouken
Bosse then faces Ouken and is unable to counter his immortality at first. However, he soon has an idea. He first uproots a boulder, which is nearly impossible for anyone but him to break. He then crushes Ouken into a small ball and places it in a hole in the rock, immediately filling it with similar rocks.
This prevents Ouken from returning to normal size, and his cries of agony greatly disturb Despa. The latter has always maintained that Bosse is the real mastermind behind everything that happened and therefore cannot be trusted.
Ranking Osama Episode 20 ends with Bojji challenging his father to a duel, ignoring both Despa’s and Kage’s warnings.
A considerable part of the secrets of Miranjo and Bosse remain undisclosed. With just three more episodes to go, the show will need to pick up the pace if it wants to wrap up every dangling thread.
However, Ranking Osama Episode 20 was already moving at breakneck speed, so any faster would make the storytelling clunky.
It seems the creators aren’t particularly interested in solving everything this season, giving viewers hope that there will be a second one. With the manga still ongoing and the series gaining popularity in the second yard, another season may well be on the horizon.