Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 11
「夏休みカタストロフィ」 (Natsuyasumi Katasutorophi)
“Summer Vacation Catastrophe”
Wait, are you telling me that this spectacular episode wasn’t the ending? It’s crazy how even after giving me more questions than answers, this episode was everything I could have ever wanted from this series. I’m sure that if I was really analyzing things (or thinking coherently), I could pick out about twenty different elements that have been brought up but haven’t been touched since they were introduced. But seeing how this is not an analysis of this show, I’m going to continue letting my mind get blown away with all the action that was packed into a single episode.
Two simultaneous battles and both of them felt strong in their own right. I still can’t get over how touching it felt to watch Gekkou bow down to Yuuichi in order to save Mirai’s life. Coming from the guy who calls everyone trash, he’s actually come quite far since the beginning of this series. Be it from Yuuichi’s teaching methods or just honest feelings for Mirai — something in Gekkou changed this episode. Something that would probably lead him to immense power if there was more than just one episode left.
On the other hand, I can’t believe it took this long for Taito’s familiar to finally show himself. Since he can come out whenever he pleases, it really goes to show you how much of a pussy cat he really is (sorry, bad pun). Then again, Taito managed to fair pretty well even without Himea at his side. After getting beaten to a pulp while standing up for his beliefs, I was half expecting him to pull out a secret attack to blow both of the Soul Breaker’s into pieces.
Luckily, Himea manages to break free at the last minute, not only demonstrating that you don’t mess with the strongest vampire in the universe but you don’t mess with the guy she’s in love with. Had Taito not prevented Himea from killing the two brothers, one can only assume how much collateral damage that gigantic fireball might have caused. Plus, with both brothers going out of their way to not kill Taito or Haruka, I’d have been a little disappointed had Taito not done anything.
Since this isn’t the last episode of the series, I’ll reserve judgement till next week. But after summing up everything that’s occurred up to this point, I think that this show as a whole has been really interesting. I only wish I had some sort of idea of what’s going to happen next week since I’d like to prepare myself for something that won’t be as good as this week’s episode!