Because acupuncture can heal bullet wounds.
|Or at least magical acupuncture can. The Lion King Organization sure seems to have it’s bases covered. Anyways, things happened this episode, and we actually got to see characters that weren’t Kojou or Yukina. Amazing.|
And thus, the tsundere phase begins. You all knew that this was coming. Having Yukina kidnapped sure was a convenient set up for Sayaka and Kojou to be forced to put aside their differences and work together. To give them credit though, they did kind of start getting along before that, with pointing out how great Yukina is.
Subtlety is not one of this anime’s strong suits. Kojou did well with talking about Yukina’s personality as opposed to her other assets, and it’s kind of funny how Sayaka went right to describing her body. …If you weren’t getting yuri vibes from her before, you should be now.
…And if you weren’t getting tsundere ones, you should be now.
Asagi seems to have avoided finding out about Kojou this week though, Yukina refusing to answer questions aside. She remembers Sayaka with the sword, but she’s completely forgotten about the fact that Kojou was glowing and creating his own source of wind. Right. …Well, I guess head trauma might explain part of that. At least Yukina came to break things up rather quickly instead of having Kojou and one of the other characters having awkward NTR blood drinking session or something. Her lecturing both characters was great too. …Maybe Kojou didn’t do anything to deserve being lectured, but at least Yukina realizes that Sayaka did something wrong. It was the scene of her breaking up the fight that Yukina being sent to watch after Kojou made sense for the first time (aside from her being sent as the OTP). If she can dispel Kojou’s familiar like that, then she could (probably) kill him. …Not that killing him is even really relevant anymore, but we know that as far as skills go (and pushing her emotions aside), she could.
Anyways, back to Asagi, the Black Death Emperor Faction has made their move. Yes, their grand plan is to have Asagi decipher ancient texts for them, but they’re just going to leave her alone, and just assume that she’s keeping her word about working with them. It’s not like she could figure out how to control the thing, keep it to herself and then (somehow) take over. …Though I guess that could happen whether they supervised her or not. They didn’t even take her cell phone away. Isn’t that like, rule #1 of kidnapping people? I guess a lot of this is riding on the fact that the Black Death Emperor Faction are the ones in power here, and are using brute force/fear tactics to make sure that everything is working for their plans. I’m sure there’s a good reason why they took Yukina and Nagisa with Asagi too, despite neither of them really being relevant at the moment. It was probably cut out in the translation of novel to anime like 60% of the other things seem to have been.
Speaking of Nagisa, her near death experience seems to have been rather scarring. I can see that as another reason why Kojou would keep his progenitor status to himself and pretend to be human, since his imouto was freaking out so much over the demons this episode. …Though one would have to wonder why they would keep Nagisa on an island specifically populated by demons if she’s so scared of them. It would do absolutely nothing for the plot if Nagisa was away from the island, but isn’t that just common sense, since she’s so obviously scarred for life? I don’t remember them ever saying anything about humans not being allowed to move off the island. Though maybe Kojou being the progenitor might create issues with that, since family members make great hostages for controlling powerful people. Or maybe she hasn’t moved due to the fact that something important seems to be part of Nagisa. I kind of just want to assume that it’s Avrora or some other great powerful entity inside of her, since she seemed to know about Kojou (and talked like your typical powerful entity), but I guess there’s plenty of time to figure out what and why this happened to her.
There was a lot about Yaze this episode too, which is something I wasn’t expecting. Er, not that we learned anything about his character (other than he honestly wanted to help Asagi, so he can’t be all bad), but we learned a bit about his powers. The soundscape or whatever he called it was interesting, and his manipulation of sound as a whole seems pretty unique. Though the pills are questionable. It’s was easy enough to tell that he uses them for power boosts, but I wish they had explained why he needs them in the first place. …Actually, if the anime could explain his motives, that would be nice too. I assume there’s going to be one, since Vatler both brought him to the battle, and made Kojou aware of it. …Or at least I hope that Kojou doesn’t just go “Oh hey, Vatler dragged along one of my unconscious friends for some reason. This probably isn’t important.” Though when it comes to things outside of his romantic interests, Kojou does alright. So again, hopefully there’s a character confrontation on the way. Vatler… well, I’m sure everyone saw this coming in some way or another. It just wouldn’t be anime without the absurdly powerful and immortal character causing mass destruction for shits and giggles.
He couldn’t be more fabulous if he tried.
A lot happened this episode, I guess. It was good for action and things happening, but I really don’t have a lot to say about anything that I haven’t already talked about. They left off at a pretty good place though, since I’m actually looking forward to the next episode and Kojou punching away his problems. I’d like to see Vatler maybe do something too, but the two characters seem to have an agreement, so he’ll probably just watch from the sidelines. Who knows, maybe Asagi might even have an encounter with vampire-power Kojou that she’ll actually remember (and I’d like to know why it occasionally looks like her eyes are glowing).
Next episode? More incoming tsun. (And lasers)