- Kurogane magnificently one ups Lady Kaede with a thinly veiled "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Saburo's Calling the Old Man Out moment during the beginning. Particularly when he subverts The Sons and the Spears trope to emphasize the fallibility of Hidetora's plan.
- Kurogane pulls off his second Moment of Awesome when he slays Lady Kaede after finding out she successfully had Lady Sué assassinated.
- Old man Hidetora, at his age, kills a soldier with a bow and arrow. As we see in the opening, he can also still perform archery on horseback.
- The attack on the Third Castle. A horrifically staged, horrifyingly beautiful sequence.