K – 07, 08
This week on K, we get an action packed episode to the least… as well as one filled with revelations and key developments.
First up, we have the fight between Kuroh and Munakata, the latter of which makes a personal appearance to dispel Neko’s sensory manipulation. And while the fight ends up being quite important in that it was meant to allow Yashiro to escape, it’s notably even more important terms of the dialogue within and the result that occurs following it. For one, we find out that despite the fact the Colorless King was the seventh and weakest of Kings, he and the heir to that power have the ability to tip the balance of power. In addition, we get confirmation that Yashiro is indeed the heir of that title,
as he reveals his own Sword of Damocles in order to assist in their successful escape. and Neko pulling out quite the illusion playing on that fact. Admittedly, it’s a surprising development… not only because of the suddenness of this revelation, but because of Yashiro’s apology for “lying this entire time.” Considering the fact he still obviously doesn’t know much about his past… it’s interesting that he still at least was able to use his powers and that he was able to keep the other Kings from knowing this for such a long period of time. Part of me does notably go a bit HMMMM… as a result, but I suppose that if you have Neko by your side, it’s not that farfetched in terms of at least being able to prevent the other Kings from finding you. Ah ha. Seems like the cat pulled a quick one on me too.
Either way, this goes into the next major development of the episode, which involves the other reveal that Neko also possess the ability to alter one’s memory. With this, we finally find out how exactly Neko and Yashiro met in the first place, as well as the answers to some of the previous episodes’ mysteries (such as why no one at school remembers him anymore). Notably however, what we don’t get is the explanation of what caused the entire situation in the first place, as we still don’t know for sure the events that happened prior to Neko and Yashiro’s first meeting. Of course, theoretically he isn’t actually Yashiro and that’s just a made up name… but hey, for simplicity’s sake, we’ll continue to call him that.
Moving forward, what we do know at least is that there’s a white-haired man involved in all of this somewhere. We don’t know exactly who he is or why he’s flying around in a fancy airship without anyone really caring about it, but I reckon we’ll find out soon enough eh?
Author’s Note: Due to some unforeseen personal circumstances, I will be subbing in for BakaMochi for both episode 7 and 8. She should resume coverage in the coming weeks however.
Phew. Out of all the episodes to sub in for… I somehow ended up with arguably the best episodes of K to date. Up until now, it’s been one mystery after another, but we’re finally at a point where the pieces start coming together. With his memories in tow, Yashiro manages not only to evade the grips of Scepter 4, but also point an accusatory finger at the newly revealed Silver King (Adolf K. Weissmann… that “K” is intriguing) to boot. The result? Oh, I don’t know. Only the mobilization of half of Scepter 4. Not bad for a guy just hanging out… if I do say so myself. Granted, most of the reason for the deployment was research done on Munakata’s part, but at the very least, Yashiro was the trigger that started everything.
Either way, it looks like the Silver King’s involved in some shape or form—though we’re still not sure how exactly. Still, it’s quite interesting to finally get a glimpse of the supposed mastermind behind everything, as there’s nothing like finally knowing what’s behind the shadows so to speak. If anything, this rings twice as true when person in question ends up being as insane as the Silver King turns out to be. Because in the end, how else can you describe someone who dances with dolls (corpse?), lives alone, just floats around in his airship all day, then suddenly blows himself up!?
Looking forward, I have to say, it’s going to be a pretty interesting ride. K’s been rocky from time to time through its first eight episodes, but the future seems to hold quite a bit of potential as pieces of the puzzle fall into place. Granted, there’s quite a few pieces left, but there are (thankfully!) still 5 episodes left to sort everything out. In the end, it seems like The Gold King is involved in some way too… and it doesn’t look like the other Kings’ll be sitting by idly either, as we seem to have Mikoto Suoh getting back into the groove of things next episode as well.
Author’s Note: Quick thanks to Moomba for assisting in the screencaps for this episode! :D