Noragami Aragoto Episode 4: Battle mode

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We got a lot of action in this week’s episode. It’s also finally revealed why Bishamon despises Yato so much. The story really makes you wonder why someone like Bishamon who clearly cares about such a large number of Regalia ever became a god of war. As for Kugaha, is his motive actually jealousy of Kazuma and his role? I was only kidding when I said that. It really does paint an interesting picture of gods, though, doesn’t it? A god is generally thought of as such a higher being, but in this interpretation, a new god’s personality can effectively be shaped by a Regalia.

The cliffhanger at the end of this week’s episode is pretty crazy…I find it really hard to believe that Yukine is dead for good given that it would basically invalidate the entire first season. It was definitely nice to see Yukine step up, though. It’s possible that Regalia have some sort of complicated repair process. Since Bishamon’s story seems to be reaching a climax, it’s possible that the second half of this season is devoted to restoring Yukine. That being said, the opening theme clearly shows a second antagonist, so I can’t see Yato going through the second half against this guy without a weapon.

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