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「二人」 (Futari)
“Two People”

Episode at a Glance:
In a panicking mess after killing Hattori, Yoite apologizes repeatedly but ends up ripping the Kairoushuu leader’s lifeless body to shreds with his berserk Kira. Feeling that he can’t make himself disappear, Yoite is about to kill himself, so Raimei tearfully calls out for Miharu to help him. Seeing that Miharu isn’t responding, Yae uses her Idzuna Shingan on him and finds out that he wants to be left along after being deceived for so long. The Shinrabanshou appears reiterating that thought and convinces Miharu to use her powers. Yoite is hesitating during this time, so Ichiki sends Hyou and Shigure to finish him off, but Yukimi stands in their way proclaiming that their leader is already dead. Yukimi ends up getting wounded for interferring, but manages to make his way over to Yoite and tells him that he has to live on, before collapsing in a pool of blood. Despite Yae’s protests, the Shinrabanshou releases its powers, causing Miharu to grow to gigantic proportions and leaving Ichiki wondering what she’s supposed to do now without Hattori. However, Asahi appears within Miharu’s mind asking him to forget everything and apologizing for burdening him with Nabari affairs. In response, the Shinrabanshou tries to stop Asahi but fails to do so, after which Miharu surpresses the hijitsu like his mother asked.

Waking up in a hospital, Miharu tries to leave, but Kumohira tells him to rest and that Kouichi is currently looking into Yoite’s whereabouts after he suddenly disappeared. Raimei then shows up and reveals that Miharu’s been in bed for the past five days. Out in the hallway, Kotarou amusingly shows Kumohira the Kairoushuu’s cover up for the incident, which they claim was an earthquake that resulted in no casualties. The Fuuma leader also bugs Kumohira about how painful it must be revealing the Engetsurin that he’s been hiding all this time. In Miharu’s room, Gau and Raimei bring him some food, prompting him to say they don’t have to be nice to him and can hate him for getting Raikou killed. Hearing this, Raimei slaps Miharu and tells him that there were lots of reasons why Raikou died, but that she nor Raikou would’ve wanted him to bear all the responsibility. Raimei then storms off, with Gau telling Miharu that he would’ve hit him if she didn’t. Meanwhile, Kotarou is still bugging Kumohira about what he’s going to do now that this “game” is over, adding that there’s no guarantee he’ll participate in the next one. Well aware that the Shinrabanshou still remains within Miharu, Kumohira gets annoyed and questions what the Fuuma leader is expecting. Dodging the question, Kotarou says he’ll just observe for now, so Kumohira leaves and chooses not to tell him where he’s headed.

Convinced that Yoite is still alive, Kumohira stops by Yukimi’s hospital room and asks him for his help, but the heavily injured Kairoushuu simply tells him to get out. He then meets with Kouichi, who’s figured out Yoite’s real name, but doesn’t have any other leads at the moment. Yukimi then comes along with Kazeho and provides them with the information Hattori gave him on Yoite long ago, adding that he’s counting on them to help the Kira user. Some time later back at the hospital, Juuji tells Miharu that he’s mostly recovered, making him hope he’ll be discharged soon. Kumohira then arrives, telling him that they believe they know where Yoite is and explains that he felt it was his duty to protect Miharu from those who sought to use his powers, after making a promise to Asahi and his grandfather. However, he tells Miharu that he’s decided to let him handle everything himself if he’s prepared to do so. Hearing this, Miharu questions if that’s why he used the Engetsurin on him, which Kumohira acknowledges. Miharu wonders if this means he’s free to use the Shinrabanshou now then, prompting Kumohira to say that it can’t be helped if it happens, even though he still doesn’t want him to. While that’s the case, Kumohira reveals that he’ll still try to stop Miharu if he does, even if he doesn’t have the power to do so. Figuring that this isn’t any different from before, Miharu proposes a condition.

Miharu later leaves the hospital and asks Raimei to let him go alone after running into her and Gau. Figuring that he’s leaving to find Yoite, Raimei agrees to let him go alone, but not before getting Miharu to promise to return with Yoite. On the train, Kotarou suddenly shows up asking to sit next to Miharu, saying he’ll tell him about how his mother’s life was snatched away by the separation jutsu. Miharu refuses though, saying there’s no point in hearing it now, which annoys Kotarou because Asahi apparently acted the same way. Upset about not being able to get the Shinrabanshou before, Kotarou reveals that he convinced Asahi to join Fuuma before, but she ended up joining Banten instead. He adds that he still wants the Shinrabanshou like he mentioned before, claiming that he’s similar to Hattori—in terms of ambitions as well. Instead of wanting to revert the world to a uniform state though, Kotarou wants to see how the world changes with the Shinrabanshou, without his involvement. Hearing how he’s willing to do anything to see this happen, Miharu figures it means he can do as he pleases. The two of them then reach their stop and Kotarou suddenly disappears, but Miharu suspects that he’s still around. Using a map given to him by Kumohira, Miharu makes his way to a church, a place that Yoite (Sora) used to feel at ease away from his parents. Inside, Miharu finds Yoite sitting on a bench.

 

Next Episode:
「心紡いで」 (Kokoro Tsumuide)
“Spinning Heart”

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Impressions:
Wow, I almost thought they were going to kill off Yukimi during the fallout of everything, but I was glad to see that he survived. On that note, if there was any doubt that Hattori was killed last time, watching his body ripped to shreds from Yoite’s berserk Kira pretty much settles that. While I can’t say for sure what the Shinrabanshou was going to make Miharu do after growing to gigantic proportions, the real question is how Asahi is still connected to the Shinrabanshou and how she’s able to surpress the mighty hijutsu’s powers. If I were to make a speculation, I’d say that the transfer technique Kumohira used on Asahi years ago failed, but somehow kept her connected to the Shinrabanshou.

As for Kotarou, I still find he’s twisted in his own way (especially seeing how amused he was about Kairoushuu’s cover up of the incident), but at least his type of ambition differs greatly from Hattori’s. Regardless, I was still happy to see Kumohira tell Kotarou off after he was literally in his face about everything. It was also nice to see Miharu get under the Fuuma leader’s skin as well, when he refused to listen to his explanations regarding how his mother’s life was snatched away by the separation jutsu (which is what my speculation above is based on). So as it turns out, while Hattori tried to change the world into some uniform order, Kotarou was interested in seeing how mankind can advance/evolve with the Shinrabanshou. He’s still goofy in his usual way, but is dead serious about wanting to see how mankind handles the hijutsu (for better or worse) without getting involved himself. I guess this explains why he was overjoyed to see Miharu going berserk earlier and didn’t care to help in the slightest.

Overall, this episode was really anti-climatic compared to the last one, so it looks like we’re well into the epilogue phase of the series. There’s still the lingering issue with Miharu and Yoite, but it looks like they’ll devote the entire final episode to that. Personally, I don’t mind that they’ve decided to allocate two episodes for “wrap up”, given how amazingly awesome the last episode was. In fact, I find that doing so helps emphasize the character interactions that I found so appealing about this series to begin with. This episode was a prime example of that, with everyone confused as to what they should do in the aftermath of the Shinrabanshou’s awakening. Members from Fuuma, Banten, and Kairoushuu no longer have the will to fight one another anymore and all seem to be trying to find their own paths from here on.

With that said, I really like how they chose to leave the narration out for the preview, which makes the next episode come off terribly depressing due to the music, but gives me hope that there will be a bright side to everything in the end.

 

Cast:
- Rokujou Miharu (六条 壬晴) / Kugimiya Rie (釘宮 理恵)
- Yoite (宵風) / Saiga Mitsuki (斎賀 みつき)
- Kumohira Thobari Durandal (雲平・帷・デュランダル) / Namikawa Daisuke (浪川 大輔)
- Aizawa Kouichi (相澤 虹一) / Hino Satoshi (日野 聡)
- Shimizu Raimei (清水 雷鳴) / Fujimura Ayumi (藤村 歩)
- Yukimi Kazuhiko (雪見 和彦) / Tsuda Kenjirou (津田 健次郎)
- Oda Yae (織田 八重) / Yukino Satsuki (雪野 五月)
- Fuuma Kotarou (風魔 小太郎) / Okiayu Ryoutarou (置鮎 龍太郎)
- Saraba (サラバ) / Watanabe Akeno (渡辺 明乃)
- Minami Juuji (南 十字) / Koyama Kimiko (こやま きみこ)
- Katou Sourou (加藤 候) / Kakihara Tetsuya (柿原 徹也)
- Shinrabanshou (森羅万象) / Tamura Yukari (田村 ゆかり)
- Hattori Toujuurou (服部 柊十郎) / Nakata Jouji (中田 譲治)
- Ichiki (一季) / Amano Yuri (天野 由梨)
- Meguro Gau (目黒 俄雨) / Okamoto Nobuhiko (岡本 信彦)
- Amatatsu Kazuho (天立 和穂) / Kano Yui (鹿野 優以)
- Hyou (雹) / Suyama Akio (陶山 章央)
- Shigure (時雨) / Mizuno Risa (水野 理沙)
- Rokujou Asahi (六条 旭日) / Okamoto Maya (岡本 麻弥)
- Kurookano Shijima (黒岡野 しじま) / Shindou Kei (真堂 圭)
- Juuji’s mother (十字の母) / Dodo Asako (百々 麻子)

September 22, 2008 at 5:20 am
18 comments »
  • September 22, 2008 at 5:35 amNorikumi

    What a nice thing to wake up to. ;D Thanks for the amazingly articulate summary.

    As much as it hurt to see Yoite such a mess after killing Hattori, I’m glad to know the trash from Kairoushuu dead for good. I’m also a lot less annoyed with Kumohira and Katarou now, ahah.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing how this series ends. It followed the manga so well up until around 16/17ish and then just completely went in another direction, which I was not expecting.

    Keep up the good work, Divine. :)

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:03 amBrowniekat

    Divine, your summary of this episode is enlightening and I certainly enjoy reading them.
    I’m glad they didn’t kill off Yukime too. But I really feel saddened for Yoite. I hope somehow Miharu can convince him to live.

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:16 amCherubium

    Yoite and Miharu ending. Yay

    Well it’s just up to Miharu now, since everyone is going bye bye, though Kumohira will still try to interfere that won’t pose much of a problem.

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:18 amAnimeniac

    wow… i think miharu thinks this way… ~ “too erase or not to erase?” what do you think guys?

  • September 22, 2008 at 9:36 amAlaena

    Thank you so much, Divine, for the amazing and fast summary! I just came home from work (split shift) and was close to dancing around the house to see such a wonderful summary out so soon.

    On the subject of this episode, I loved the action in the previous episode and the first part of this one, but the latter part of this episode was also one of my favorite bits. They’re already beginning to wrap things up, and I feel like this series will end with at least a bearable amount of closure. There were a whole bunch of lovely scenes in the second half of this episode, too. ^^

    That said, GO THOBARI. XD Nice to see him finally getting ticked off and yelling a bit at Kotarou. Kotarou’s crazy gestures and facial expressions amused me quite a bit, though.

    AND GAU. It’s kind of interesting that he actually told Miharu that he would have hit him if Raimei didn’t. Wow, Gau. XDD I’m proud of you.

    I’m definitely excited to see the last episode!

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:39 pmZOL

    *sigh* anticlimatic wrap-up that was

  • September 23, 2008 at 12:04 amKim

    Thanks for the summary! =]

  • September 23, 2008 at 1:29 amNathan

    Your summaries are splendid and I really appreciate them!!!

    Off topic: Where can I get a jacket like Gau?

  • September 23, 2008 at 5:31 amTan-Tan

    I don’t think it was that anti-climactic =/ if it was a 1-hour special, it’d be a very good episode, but they can’t do anything about that.

  • September 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm?

    hey divine…..i cant see any of the screenshots that u post….i can only see omni posts…only screenshot i was able to see was to-love ru 25, nogizaka 11 n strike witch 12….if u noe anything that i could do, can u tell me or u might b able to do something about ur post or smth like that……plz help, thx

  • September 23, 2008 at 9:56 pmdivine

    ?:
    What browser are you using? The screenshots should display on IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome (browsers I’ve tested the site on). Omni’s been using a different server to host his images, whereas I’m hosting them at http://randomc.net:8000 (port 8000).

  • September 24, 2008 at 5:37 am?

    i use firefox but i cant see……i cant go to this site too http://randomc.net:8000 every time i go it said connection probelm but i can go to other sites

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:29 pmdivine

    ?:
    You won’t be able to access the root directory, nor any subsequent directories directly. i.e. http://randomc.net/image/Nabari%20no%20Ou should not work, but http://randomc.net/image/Nabari%20no%20Ou/Nabari%20no%20Ou%20-%2025%20-%20Large%2001.jpg should.

    For now, can you try and see if IE or another browser works properly?

  • September 24, 2008 at 2:22 pmMangaGirls

    So it all look’s like the finale will focus on two characters – Miharu and Yoite. I think, ultimately, this series is about them and the difficult choice Miharu will now have to make: will he grant Yoite his wish or not?

    I think it still has the potential to have a dramatic ending, I mean, how do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? As much as I want Yoite to be saved, the odds are 50/50 at the moment. If Yoite does disappear, I’m wondering how they would do this visually – would it be like rewinding a video tape? Naturally, I would prefer the other ending, but it does make me wonder…

    Once again divine, thank you kindly!

  • September 24, 2008 at 4:05 pmKalulu

    I love Nabari no Ou..it saddens me that it’s not as popular as it should be.(besides Japan)
    I have yet to watch ep.22-25 too..;A;

  • September 24, 2008 at 9:44 pmDana

    Actually, I was just told it was extreemly popular in China. Yoite was recently voted the #1 most popular male character (and #8 most popular female character, don’t ask why) in all anime in China’s Newtype . (Code Gease was voted best series)

  • September 25, 2008 at 8:07 am?

    hey divine…..IE also didnt work :(……i hav no more browser…..why didnt u upload screenshot on omni sever? it would help me a lot if u could upload on omni sever =)

  • February 21, 2009 at 1:05 pmchocoretto !

    I love Nabari no Ou !!! ^^
    And I soooooooooooooo like Yoite !!! :D
    hope Miharu and Yoite will be together forever and ever and ever and ever and ever !! ^^