The Daemon who Dares
You don't need the consumable, it just helps. I beat her without.
Actually, the only thing sake provides is lore. You learn a bit more about how the characters relate to each other and some of the history of the setting. If you hunt around there's enough of each sake type for everyone and there's nobody I really recommend prioritising sake for over anyone else.I'm guessing that the Sculptor will provide more goodies if I give him new sake varieties. And that I might get something to spirit away Kotaro.
Consider what's present at the temple, and the utter lack of scruples or compassion for others the monks of Senpou display. Also consider the corpses all over.Hmm, fighting the Armoured Warrior was... unnerving. The whole premise of him trying to find something to save his kid, and then needing to beat him by knocking him down a chasm, it's all a bit too cold.
I like the whole thing of the demon bell as a means of optional difficulty and reward increase.
I'm guessing that the Sculptor will provide more goodies if I give him new sake varieties. And that I might get something to spirit away Kotaro.