Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – 09
「できないんじゃない」 (Dekinain ja nai)
“It’s Not That I Can’t Do It”
With this, I assume we’ve reached the end of the arc dealing with Tsukuyomi Juju. It was certainly an interesting arc with plenty of ups and downs, and a whole lot more seriousness than any previous parts of Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. Despite her outwardly cold attitude and actions in some of the previous episodes, I actually quite liked Juju. She did seem to care, even if her feelings became a little warped after her death and Sasami’s betrayal. It was touching to see the past Tsurugi took the two through – the picture Juju treasured despite having to reprimand Sasami for it, her awkward confession to her brother, her earnest dedication to her role as a Tsukuyomi Shrine Maiden. The whole thing came to a bit of a head with her decision to recognise Sasami’s choices – that she had actually put thought into things and wasn’t merely acting as a spoiled child. It was a beautiful moment.
There was also something equally as thought provoking in seeing Tsurugi in her Amaterasu form seeking vindication from Sasami. On the one hand we have the humans who try much too hard and suffer for it, and on the other, the gods who don’t work hard enough and end up feeling remorse over it. But I’m with Sasami on this one – I would choose to believe in the picture the Yagami sisters have painted of the deities. They may not take things entirely seriously as evidenced by their personalities and actions over the course of the series, but when things get tough – when there are people who need saving or things to set right – they always seem to pull through. It’s not that they can’t be trusted to do anything as Juju believes, but that they require the correct motivation to get moving.
In the end, Kamiomi remains quite a mystery. This episode introduced two new characters, one of them being the student council president and ‘ojou-sama’ of Arahabaki, Edogawa Jou (Numakura Manami) who has rather an interesting reaction to him. Each week, the mystery surrounding him seems to deepen – just who is he? She names off three clans – Emishi, Tsuchigumo, and Kumaso, while trying to place him. The easiest conclusion to draw would be that she’s merely mistaken. But perhaps Kamiomi isn’t a real Tsukuyomi after all? What if he was adopted into the clan, or born from a union of two different clans, or maybe something else entirely? I’m hoping we’ll get some answers before the series reaches its conclusion!
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – A touching conclusion to Juju’s saga and the appearance of some new characters! #Sasamisan
- Micchan is so cute, even when she becomes domineering!
- Typically, Sasami’s sudden increase in weight was down to something rather silly compared to everything else occurring!
- It’s kind of funny that Sasami was saved from worrying by having to deal with a perverted brother.
- Is… his face visible there?