Otherwise, the scene I'd hoped to have show up but didn't is:
One of the scenes that I'd hoped to see in this side story that didn't end up showing up (not too surprising since it's a foreshadowing scene and we haven't met Dr. You in the anime...).
Basically, from the rooftop of Kougarou, Shou Taishi peers down on the fight happening below. Next to him, drinking sake is another old man. The other man tries to sweep Shou Taishi's feet out from under him but Shou easily avoids the attack even though he had his back to him.
"That's dangerous. What were you going to do if I fell Kou (yellow) You"
"I did it to make you fall so don't sidestep! If you'd fallen and been crushed in the fall, I figured I'd carry out a number of human experiments... or rather, I'll take good care of you so don't worry."
"Don't lie. You're such an evil doctor."
"Just be thankful that I'm drinking with you. It's not like I'd want to drink with you."
"What's that, you quack? If you've got a problem with it then pay me back for the sake"
"In that case, you give back the plum sweet buns."
"How much time does he have left?"
"......Not very much."
Dr. You muttered, "I see" and stared off into the night sky. Shou Taishi continued drinking in silence.
"...But that even you'd change Shi Shou. That you'd come to like a human."
"I hate them."
The voice that replied was young. Dr You laughed like a child. His voice too, like the young man's was young.
"But it's been a long, long time since then. So we can both admit that it's possible to have exceptions."
The lack of answer was answer in itself. Dr You continued, "...Do you think all eight enlightened ones will come together?"
"Who knows. There are some who are still sleeping."
"Wel', that's good too. For now, at least we're able to drink."
"...You're drinking too much Kou You. Just who's sake do you think that is..."
There's another mini-scene where we get the info on Seiran and Shouka knowing about Kougarou that I want to jot down later as well. Seiran, what did you mean by that statement?!? ^^;;
Anyhow, bed time. Good thing it's the long weekend. ^o^