So after last week’s fun, we return to our main story which actually looks quite deeply into Mirai’s childhood and her relationship with Yui and Sakura. When they first hinted at Mirai’s back story, I didn’t think that they’d be revealing and reconciling it so quickly in the seventh episode, I thought maybe it would have something to do with the finale reveal of the underlying plot in the Spirit Warrior World. However, the disclosure of Mirai’s back story means that there’s another part of the plot that will become even more prominent at the end of the anime.
Though Sakura’s quite an introverted character throughout the story, we get quite a bit of her personality and motivation for hunting down Mirai from the flashbacks of her memories with her sister as she fights the youmu. Her weapon is quite a unique one. Since Sakura technically has no spiritual powers, she needs to feed her weapon youmu for it to grow stronger. However, as it grows stronger, it begins to take on a life of its own…
And on an unrelated slice of life moment, the moeness continue with Mirai’s obsession with her bonsai plants. LOL Moving on…
What’s great about Mirai is that she’s matured into a really strong character that’s not afraid to use her powers to their full extent, in other words, she’s come to terms with who she is, the immensity of her power and the responsibility that comes with coming from such a bloodline. Despite Yui’s hard work and training, she still doesn’t measure up to a full Spirit Warrior who comes from a long and talented line of individuals. Faced with such adversity, Yui’s will breaks and her weapon proceeds to devour her… I had doubts about Mirai’s ability to destroy the thing but it seems like her blood is truly one of a kind in its versatility and strength.
I would really like to see my character exposition when it comes to Yui. She doesn’t seem to have much of a personality other than the fact that she’s a sad little girl who wants revenge for her sister’s death. She seems rather two-dimensional if you ask me, but she serves the purpose of maturing our protagonist. And finally we see a bit of the evil inner plot of the Spirit World, as hinted by Miroku Fujim from the Society of Spirit World Warriors arrives at the abandoned battle scene in order to collect Yui’s discarded weapon.
“The Calm is coming. A stagnate time, when everything comes to a halt. And then there’s the ‘Beyond the Boundary’”
TITLE REFERENCE! What does it mean?!? Initially I thought that the “Beyond the Boundary” title was a reference to the youmu or Spirit Warriors who push the biological and social distinctions drawn between the two sides but now I suppose there’s a concrete relation to the story which I’m looking forward to it being teased out.
Thing have been keeping a pretty steady flow in both the fantasy supernatural stream as well as the slice of life comedy stream. Judging from the opening title, there’s still a lot of action that hasn’t been revealed, that or the action scenes are merely for hyping up the show. And will or will not there be any romance between Akihito and Mirai? >3<”
If you haven’t already done so, check out those opening and ending songs, they’re catchy and really great to have on your phone or mp3 player on the way to class. “Daisy,” by Stereo Dive Foundation is a personal favourite of mine this season.
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