Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-Hen – 03
“Suspicion Will Raise Bogies”
It may have taken three weeks but I finally felt like I watched a true Ao no Exorcist episode.
No More Rin Hating
They say too much of anything is bad for you and all this self loathing and Rin avoiding has definitely overstayed its welcome. With almost everyone acting like dummies whenever Rin’s face appeared I was starting to get sick of everyone just laying back and not doing anything about it. Don’t get me wrong either, I understand that as members of an organization that is actively fighting against Satan among other things it’s a little tough to have his son as a part of your group. But god damnit, this is the second season and no one has time for these shenanigans. Which is why I was so happy to see it come to an abrupt end. Jarring or not, it’s about damn time everyone admits that they’re being stupid when it comes to ignoring or acting foolish around their own teammate! While it remains to be seen how people like Suguro or to a lesser extend Konekomaru will handle this, it feels like things are at least heading in the right direction.
Also, before anyone accuses me of not liking hardship and some instability between characters, I live for those moments when they’re executed well and don’t last for-freaking-ever.
The Actual Story
With that off my chest since it took me a while to figure out what was bothering me with this sequel (Rin’s a saint for not walking up and punching someone straight in the face), let’s talk a little about the actual point of the show! With the Right Eye of the Impure King being sought after by unknown forces and the story focusing our attention on possible culprits, let me play detective and give some of my opinions since we’re lacking any substantial information.
Obviously, it looks like Suguro’s dad is being painted as the main culprit behind the whole thing. Not in favor with the members of the Myoda Sect and having shade casted at him whenever someone gets the opportunity, I don’t think anyone would fault you for automatically assuming he’s guilty. However, just like I said last week, it’s tough not to think the story is just trying to throw you off with superficial information. And after taking some information from this week’s episode into account, I can’t help but feel like someone at the top (minus Suguro’s dad since he isn’t a member of the Cross) has to be pulling the strings. I mean, how easy would it be to throw suspicion onto someone else when you have people like Shima’s brother and Snake Girl to do all the work for you?
In any case, I still maintain my opinion that Suguro’s dad is being used as a decoy for all of this. Hopefully I don’t end up being completely wrong, but so long as we have a enjoyable ride to the reveal I don’t really mind what happens.
With the preview throwing a ton of action at our face, it looks like things are about to get real. Also, Suguro seems to be on the verge of returning to speaking-terms with Rin — a win-win for everyone in the show as well as for us watching. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys then. Hopefully.