After all the initial introductory stuff and the dark fantasy youmu slaying battles, I actually quite enjoyed this episode of KnK. The entirety of this episode brings out the slice of life high school elements of the series. Of course there’s a club – in this case, a literary club, and Mirai’s finally been persuaded to join… and a new gang of main characters form!
… A megane-con and a sister-con should never be allowed anywhere near KyotoAni series.
Now that Mirai’s more or less made friend with some Spirit Warriors, she’s being slowly re-integrated into the Spirit Warrior World and system. Since she and Akihito went after the Hollow Shadow without permission, her spirit warrior license is being confiscated for a month by Izumi, Mitsuki’s older sister. There’s definitely something suspicious about that woman. First of all, she was involved in quite a shady preview in the last episode after the Hollow Shadow was slain (not to mention her confrontation of Mirai at the festival it the end of this episode). Second of all, in one of Mitsuki’s flashbacks, it was Izumi who encouraged Mitsuki to keep to herself because spirit warriors will always be different from regular folks.
Mitsuki Nase is probably my favourite character of the show. She seems so jaded and cold but she seems like a Kuudere to me. Having Mirai and Mitsuki at a café alone is probably one of the most awkward situations since both are so bad at socializing LOL I love her cute little youmu, Yakiimo who accompanies her everywhere she goes.
There’s a lot of fun in this episode, from megane maid photos to festival going. It gives us a nice breather from the plot that’s developed thus far but it’s still full of subtle hints that keep us wondering at the overarching story. Not a bad episode at all for a little character development and comedic relief. Most amusing moment must be when Mitsuki asks Hiromi for a candy apple, leaving him completely stunned. I guess the most significant aspect is the themes of loneliness drawn out from Mitsuki’s point of view through the use of high school slice of life events. It’s amazing how one clumsy awkward friend can change your attitudes a little even if it’s just gently (and moe-ishly) prodding at your defences.
I hope you guys liked this review. Kyoukai no Kanata has safely made it past the initial opening critiquing so now I’m happily settling into the series. (Wahhh I went a bit overboard with this week’s screenshots)
What are you pondering today?