Having returned to the Black Order headquarters, Allen orders a lot of food and eats it all because his energy consumption as a parasitic type is high. Komui’s next mission for Allen involves investigating some abnormal weather occurring that could be the related to Innocence. Allen and Kanda set out for the mission with Bookman and Lavi onboard a train, though Allen ends up falling asleep. The group arrives at their destination during a great snowstorm, but Kanda sets out immediately anyway. Allen and the others follow, and they happen to come across a girl and her father lying in the snow along the way. Both are still alive, and the girl tells them about a nearby inn. However, Kanda insists on moving on ahead, so their Finder goes with him while Allen, Lavi, and Bookman go to the inn with the girl and her father. The group learns from the woman running the inn that the pair were looking for the Leaf of Revival. Bookman explains that this is something from Norse mythology for reviving people who didn’t die of natural causes, and the old woman adds that the weather gets bad when people come looking for it.
Since weather gets better the next day, Allen and Lavi go out to look for the Innocence, but the girl named Elda and her father leave at the same time to look for the Leaf again. Seeing that Elda is using skis, Allen tries it too, but ends up losing his balance and crashing into the snow. He then tries to warn Elda and her father against entering the forest, but the father thinks that Allen and Lavi just want to monopolize the Leaf. In response, Allen explains that they are searching for something other than that, and that they are Exorcists. He feels that Elda and her father should stop what they’re doing because they would definitely regret it if they tried to revive the dead. After Allen and Lavi go on ahead, Elda’s father decides to follow them. Allen and Lavi do eventually notice the pair after another storm starts up, so all four decide to take a rest, and Elda and her father eventually fall asleep. Meanwhile, Road is bored since Skin took Lero the umbrella. She gets Tyki Mikk to play with her, but that doesn’t last very long. At the same time, Skin Borric is getting pissed because his men haven’t yet found the Innocence he’s looking for.
Elda wakes up to find Allen and Lavi staring into the distance. Before her father wakes up too, she explains that he is after the Leaf because her younger brother died in a fire. Later that night, the group is discovered and confronted by Skin’s men. Allen uses his eye to identify them as Akuma, and the battle soon begins. With some help from Lavi, Allen activates his gun arm and fires on the enemy, but with limited success. However, the largest of the Akuma is able to stop Lavi’s hammer. Allen is getting buried in the snow when Kanda finally shows up and uses his Kaichuu Ichigen attack. Once the Akuma retreat, Lavi checks up on Allen, who opens his eyes briefly, but soon falls unconscious again.
ED2: 「Pride of Tomorrow」 by JUNE
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 Mirror 2
The new ED’s pretty good, done by Korean singer JUNE. My first impression of it was actually better than when I first heard Baby It’s You from Bleach (though admitted I do like that now). I also can’t quite put my finger on it, but something about the song sounds really familiar.
Well that wasn’t a bad episode, though there was nothing terribly exciting either. It had Lavi, Kanda, and Allen working together, though Kanda ended up being absent for most of it. The best line for me was when Allen told Elda and her father that they would definitely regret it if they tried to revive the dead since we know that Allen is well accustomed with the consequences. Thinking about it now, Allen reminds me in more ways than one of Edward Elric of FMA.
Anyway, next episode looks like it will conclude this mini-arc. After that looks to be a set of episodes about the Sennen no Kenshi (Swordsman of the Millennium).