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Nabari no Ou – 26 (END)

「心紡いで」 (Kokoro Tsumuide)
“Spinning Heart”

Episode at a Glance:
Feeling responsible for everything that’s happened, Yoite no longer desires to be erased and has chosen to die alone. Miharu however claims that everything’s his fault and explains that he wanted to help Yoite disappear if that’s what Yoite really wanted.

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September 29, 2008 at 4:47 am Comments (32)

Nabari no Ou – 25

「二人」 (Futari)
“Two People”

Episode at a Glance:
In a panicking mess after killing Hattori, Yoite apologizes repeatedly but ends up ripping the Kairoushuu leader’s lifeless body to shreds with his berserk Kira.

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September 22, 2008 at 5:20 am Comments (18)

Nabari no Ou – 24

「円月輪」 (Engetsurin)
“Engetsurin”

Episode at a Glance:
Filled with anger and sorrow at the sight of Raikou’s lifeless body, Gau and Raimei attack Hattori head on, but are quickly defeated.

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September 15, 2008 at 12:10 am Comments (23)

Anam & Maki – Aru ga Mama PV (Nabari no Ou ED2)

 

To coincide with the release of the single last week, I decided to post the PV for this song. Titled “Aru ga Mama” 「あるがまま」 (As It Is), this song sounds pretty mellow and laid back like I mentioned before. Out of the two Nabari no Ou ending themes, I probably like ELISA’s HIKARI a little bit more, but the guitar acoustics in this song have a really slow, kind of rough, yet pleasant melody to it. I have to admit that I haven’t heard of Anam & Maki prior to this song though. As for the PV itself, it has that home video kind of feel to it, which may seem kind of cheap, but I find it somewhat fitting given the tempo of this song.

For those of you following Nabari no Ou (either via my summaries or on your own in lieu of subs), you’re probably aware of the emphasis on the friendship between Miharu and Yoite. Given how the ending sequence for this song focuses entirely on those two in a very peaceful setting, it’s like a wishful conclusion to their actual ongoing struggle. As such, I think this song can turn out to be really hopeful or really depressing later on. In any case, feel free to watch the second ending below if you haven’t seen it already. (Click “Show Nabari no Ou ED2″ to see the video.)

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September 10, 2008 at 2:11 am Comments (7)

Nabari no Ou – 23

「発動」 (Hatsudou)
“Invocation”

Episode at Glance:
Having brought Miharu and Yoite in, Yukimi casts off his actions as an attempt to make them repent and apologize for their actions, which Hattori accepts, but doesn’t seem to believe.

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September 8, 2008 at 3:53 am Comments (24)

Nabari no Ou – 22

「混沌」 (Konton)
“Chaos”

Episode at a Glance:
After being informed of Miharu and Yoite’s escape as well as the Wakachi’s involvement, Hattori decides to switch locations and move to their temple hideout along with Yae, while Ichiki orders the Tategami to retrieve the two runaway ninjas.

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September 2, 2008 at 7:00 am Comments (18)

Nabari no Ou – 21

「野望」 (Yabou)
“Ambition”

Episode at a Glance:
Off in a room somewhere, Yoite wakes up to find himself bound and drugged, but is unaware of where he is. Back at the Kairoushuu hotel, Ichiki tells Hattori how Yae continues to ask about Togakushi’s annihilation, but still won’t answer their questions despite all the ninja techniques and medication they’ve used on her.

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August 25, 2008 at 4:56 am Comments (24)

Nabari no Ou – 20

「戸隠へ」 (Togakushi he)
“To Togakushi”

After arriving at Fog Blue, Miharu and Yoite find out that Yae has returned to her hometown for the end of the year, so Miharu uses his puppy dog eyes jutsu to get her address before making his way there with Yoite.

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August 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm Comments (7)

Nabari no Ou – 19

「死神の横顔」 (Shinigami no Yokogao)
“Profile of a Death God”

Episode at a Glance:
Trying to inform her brother of the situation, Kazuho is surprised to see Miharu and Yoite suddenly return. She then goes off to check on Gau, who was awakened by Yoite’s Kira.

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August 11, 2008 at 3:37 am Comments (12)

Nabari no Ou – 18

「呼ぶ声」 (Yobu Koe)
“Voice that Calls Out”

Episode at a Glance:
With Kumohira bearing all responsibility and taking a sudden leave from school, Raimei expresses how helpless she feels and wonders what Miharu will do now.

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August 4, 2008 at 3:31 pm Comments (30)

Nabari no Ou – 17

「決壊の時」 (Kekkai no Toki)
“Moment of Breakdown”

Episode at a Glance:
Recalling how Yukimi always said that involving surface world people is despicable, Yoite gets pissed off when he sees him at Hana’s door looking for him and Miharu.

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July 28, 2008 at 2:11 am Comments (20)

Nabari no Ou – 16

「遠来の客」 (Enrai no Kyaku)
“Distant Visitor”

Episode at a Glance:
After feigning panic about the Daya, Kotarou comments on how the remaining Banten scroll is the most troublesome and how they’ll snatch everything from Hattori once he’s gathered them all.

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July 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm Comments (38)

Nabari no Ou – 15

「別れの朝」 (Wakare no Asa)
“Morning of Parting”

Episode at a Glance:
With Miharu’s Shinrabanshou powers released, he easily brushes aside the Kouga student council, then checks on Yoite, during which he hears the hijutsu’s voice asking him if he’s going to make him disappear or save him first.

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July 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm Comments (37)

Nabari no Ou – 14

「夜の底」 (Yoru no Soko)
“End of the Night”

Episode at a Glance:
With Yoite and Miharu still fighting the Kouga student council, Yukimi and Raikou meet up with Kumohira and Kouichi, and attempt to look for the others. During this time, Shijima wounds Yoite, but Miharu manages to create a distraction with a bookcase so that the two of them can escape.

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July 9, 2008 at 6:22 am Comments (23)

Nabari no Ou – 13

「眠らない学舎」 (Nemuranai Manabiya)
“School that Doesn’t Sleep”

With Sirius Hashiba, leader of the Kouga and director of Alya Academy, bedridden with some incurable disease, his student council reassures him that they’ll take care of the Nabari world matters.

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July 1, 2008 at 10:28 am Comments (11)

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