As I was rereading Chapter 969, the concluding panel caught my attention.
If you look closely, you will see that Kiku, Ashura Doji and Inuarashi are in a gray scale, same as Lord Oden.
And, in the last chapter (976), those three say that if Kinemon would die, they would die too.
Is this some sort of foreshadow? What do you guys think about that?
*Theory by NoufChurros