Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-Hen – 07
“Like A Fire Burning Bright”
This was probably my favorite episode thus far.
Feels Good Man
With another episode serving as the setup for the big battle ahead, let me just dive straight into everything that made me feel just so damn good. And if there was one single thing that caught me completely off guard in the best way possible, listening to Suguro explain just why he was pissed at Rin sent shivers down my spine. For those of you who forgot, I’ve been pretty unhappy with how the show was handling Rin’s treatment, especially from his Exwire peers because I’ve been under the impression that everyone was acting two faced just because Rin happened to be Satan’s son. But with recent revelations and Rin’s opportunity to really say what’s on his mind, I’ve been slowly opening up to everyone’s position. Which is exactly why I was blown away when Suguro finally explained that he felt betrayed that Rin didn’t open up to his friends about his issues. Something that I never once expected but was so happy to hear since I’ve been making false assumptions all this time.
Shifting around a little, I’m glad to see things on the Shiemi’s end also seem to be getting better. I won’t mince words here — I’m totally rooting for a Rin x Shiemi situation somewhere down the line and this week’s episode definitely didn’t disappoint in that department. Getting to see her rediscover her confidence while simultaneously providing Rin the support he needed were all fantastic moments for me. And even if she isn’t necessarily able to summon Nee yet, it looks like she’s well on her way to regaining her powers and then some.
Finally, how could I end a section called Feels Good without talking a tiny bit about Konekomaru? Out of everyone in the group, he’s probably the only one I’d give a genuine pass for having an illogical hate/fear of Rin. I mean, out of all the horrible things that could happen to a child, losing their parents is probably up there as one of the worst. Luckily it seems that Konekomaru has snapped back to reality and is finally facing tough situations with some spine.
This episode was too damn short. With everything about to boil over and a new and improved Rin ready to fight alongside his fellow Exwires, it looks like we’re in for some intense action next week. That said, it also looks like the words Todo planted in Yukio’s head are finally about to come rearing back and hopefully it doesn’t end up bringing the entire episode down with it.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys then. See you!