Syaoran is back to take Kurogane down a few notches. In terms of actual swordplay, I’m confident that Kurogane is still better than Syaoran. That being said, Kurogane’s sonic attacks are not quite as good as Syaoran’s elemental prowess. Syaoran is also a lot quicker than Kurogane and he can use his athletics to even the playing field. Syaoran wins.