Looks like Yukine’s at the tipping point. I guess Yato was hoping that he would turn around on his own like the boy in this episode, but it turns out he should have told Yukine about the blight from the start. Surely this will be enough to make Yukine get over himself. He’s been pretty annoying lately.
Next week, it looks like Yukine continues turning and Daikoku and Kofuku will have to keep him contained. The way things are going, I’m curious whether he’ll become a half-ayakashi like Hiyori is. As if they needed any more reason to get along. I’m also curious how Nora will factor into all of this. I don’t expect Yukine’s troubles to last more than next episode or the episode after that. We’re getting close to an ending…so far it looks like it won’t be conclusive.
So if Nora is actually a rejected Regalia, there are two possibilities I’m currently running in my mind. The first theory, the theory that she is some sort of ghost of the Regalia that Yato killed is looking pretty weak now. My second theory is simpler. She’s just the Regalia that was used to kill Bishamon’s Regalia, which is why Yato has rejected her and refuses to use her. That’s my current working theory.
But the focus so far is mostly on Yukine, who is slowly being corrupted and is eating away at Yato. It looks like Yukine will be going to school next week based on the preview. If I had to guess, he’ll make a few friends and probably get more angry with Yato because he interferes with it for godly reasons or whatnot.
I guess Hiyori has a bit of tracking that she can do to be useful for Yato. We’ve also been introduced to Bishamon, the god whose Regalia was originally killed by Yato. All of this is fairly straightforward, but it’s still unclear who exactly Nora is. She was willing to help Yato in the fight against Bishamon, but I would have expected Kuraha to recognize her if she really was some lingering form of the Regalia that Yato killed. It’s possible she’s just some other Regalia that Yato once used and abandoned.
I suppose the main focus of the next few episodes is this “blight” that’s afflicting Yato. Is it just from Yukine or is it leftover from one of battles against the Ayakashi? It also looks like Kazuma will make some sort of request of Hiyori. Judging by his behavior in the battle against Yato, he may be trying to end the fight between Yato and Bishamon altogether.
Well, this should make things interesting. Apparently, Yukine is wimpy enough to be afraid of the dark. Also, Yato has killed the girl that he asked him to save. That should bring some more tension into an already-tense relationship. Honestly, I was expecting Yato to say something like “if you kill the Ayakashi, the girl’s spirit is sent to heaven” or something like that. He still could, I suppose.
It looks like next week, the woman from the opening shown fighting Yato will show up…to fight Yato. There’s also an interesting scene in the preview where Yukine has a crazy expression on his face. Yato did say at the beginning that Regalia are generally created from pure spirits. So is this the start of Yukine’s corruption? This should lead into finding out why Yato killed his other Regalia, I assume.
Okay, so the Regalia lurking in the shadows last week wasn’t Tomone. They all look the same. It looks like this Nora has a strange attachment to Yato. Based on context, she’s probably the Regalia that Kofuku claimed Yato killed. But if so, why is she still lingering around? Yato seems to have quite the dark past. I think with this episode, this series basically just turned into Rurouni Kenshin, but we’ll have to see.
Not sure what to make of the preview for next week. It looks like maybe more stuff with Yukine? I guess the cast is still getting settled. I’m so curious about Yato’s past now. Hopefully it isn’t too much of a letdown (or a copy lol). Well, so far I have some pretty high hopes for this show.