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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 06

「光と絶望の境目」 (Hikari to Zetsubou no Saikaime)
“The Boundary Between Light and Despair”

After the somewhat brief introduction of Hotsuma and Shuusei last time, it was nice to see what the wielders of “God’s Voice” and “God’s Eyes” are capable of right away. Other than that sole purpose, this episode felt pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things, simply because we have some soon-to-be-forgotten Mid Villain causing a ruckus and being dispatched almost as quickly. There were some pretty clear signs that the little girl (Itou Kanae) was going to end up being the one possessed too, so nothing story-wise was particularly a surprise either. Still, the aforementioned abilities in this relatively action-packed episode made it pretty entertaining to watch.

Admittedly, I did find it kind funny how Hotsuma’s sword is named “Master Stroke”, but the amount of fire-based damage he dealt to all the mud puppets with it was pretty cool. Luka on the other hand sure showed him up by summoning a dragon, Salamander, to do his bidding in style, which reiterating the “don’t mess with Zess” notion. As for Shuusei’s barrier-type ability, I couldn’t help but draw similarities between it and the Seals (Fuuzetsu) used in Shakugan no Shana since it also shifts an area of battle to an alternate plane of existence. In any case, I was somehow expecting Yuki’s God’s Light to free the little girl after the darkness within her heart from not being wanted by her parents allowed her to get possessed, but it turns out that Shuusei still had to help with the exorcism.

In what was a fairly straight-forward episode, I did appreciate how they slipped in some foreshadowing at the very end with Takashiro mentioning how it pains him to deceive Yuki. They’ve made it fairly obvious that there’s more to the whole Giou/Duras battle than we’ve been led to believe thus far, so it’s good to know they plan on working towards those signs sooner rather than later. At this point, part of the deception seems to be how he’s allowing Yuki to be placed in danger to help awaken his abilities further, but there’s reason to believe it extends beyond that. For now, it looks like Yuki’s going to be brought to the Giou’s Twilight Mansion, so it’ll be interesting to see who he runs into there.



May 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • May 17, 2010 at 12:50 pmsheska

    All of this sexual tension from the pairings is grating on my nerves. One of them needs to JUST DO IT ALREADY.

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:40 pmBenihime

      INDEED! Get down to business, boys!

  • May 17, 2010 at 1:42 pmbearzerger

    LOOOOOL What’s with that loli trying to choke the guy. I nominate that for the most ridiculous screenshot of the year.

  • May 17, 2010 at 2:04 pmFrosty

    well very nice ep/ Luka is most evil of evil nice to fact in this episode

  • May 17, 2010 at 2:06 pmFrosty

    well very nice ep thx Divine/ Luka is strongest of evil nice that they said it in this episode

  • May 17, 2010 at 3:12 pmrey

    ah for me when they used the barriers I got a X/1999 dejavu

  • May 17, 2010 at 3:20 pmlilakou

    don’t tell me this serie is about men how love each other ?
    i think i’m going to throw up

    • May 17, 2010 at 4:18 pmdivine

      There are BL undertones, but you shouldn’t jump to such a conclusion based on pictures alone. I’ve actually addressed this concern several times already in my previous post on the series, so please read those at the very least before you start making misinformed comments.

      • May 19, 2010 at 2:57 pmlilakou

        ok i will see the other episodes but to be honest from the generic and all this picture i doubt that it’s guy serie but if you all find it really cool then maybe i should try it
        i’m not sure

      • May 20, 2010 at 12:57 amdivine

        I don’t deny that female audiences is the series’ primary target, but it’s not as bad as it may seem. That’s the point I wanted to get across.

      • May 20, 2010 at 10:25 amlilakou

        ok just for you my friend i will start watchin it :pppp

  • May 17, 2010 at 5:04 pmClaire Phoenix

    Thank you very much, Divine for the screencaps and summary~
    Salamender is so cute when it turn small.. Kawaii~ *_*

  • May 17, 2010 at 7:43 pmedru

    im a guy(and im not a homo) and I think this show is good, besides there are only little parts of yaoi so its easy to ignore and if you cant, just skip the yaoi parts and go to the action if you see yaoi bits coming.

    I think the dragon was unnecessary since it only blew up a small crater.

  • May 17, 2010 at 9:00 pmYukiruchan

    I liked Hotsuma and Setsuna.. I mean (goes to search for name) Shuusei.
    Good episode!

  • May 17, 2010 at 10:44 pmadobochan

    This picture is screaming FUCK YEAH Luka is also a Sai Akuto XD. Cool Dragons.

  • May 17, 2010 at 11:00 pmamado

  • May 18, 2010 at 5:43 amNoririn

    This screen almost makes we want to pick up this series.

  • May 18, 2010 at 6:10 amCherubium

    Great sceneshots Divine. Watched the episode, it was a good set up with the other two and that’s the end of the first volume. Haven’t read the second volume so I’m going for the ride, hope that we find some major antagonists soon.

  • May 18, 2010 at 8:29 amSilver

    Wow… I thought Luka summoning the Dragon was overkill but at least it looks pretty awesome so that’s alright. Funnily, for some reason Hotsuma staff weapon looks and remind me of Slayn’s (Record of Lodoss War) staff.

  • May 18, 2010 at 4:10 pmBlue

    Loli-choking made me smile a bit. I mean, she’s a little girl! Can’t he just like…push her off? I suppose being possessed gives her super strength or something. xD

  • May 19, 2010 at 9:28 pmMito

    SHUU-KUN!!!!!!! AND HOTSU-CHAN!!!!!!! IS LOVE!!! omg i really love this episode since the g\dragon is ut but isn’t that must be sodom??