「来たるべきもの」 (Kitarubeki Mono)
“What Must Come”
If it wasn’t already bad enough that people are having difficulties trying to remember what happened back during seasons one and two, these two concurrent stories aren’t making things any easier. Starting with Yuuji, there was a lot that the show explained this week. Even without a direct explanation, it’s clear that the current Yuuji is more than a single being. With the Sairei no Hebi (Snake of the Festival) not only powering up Yuuji but interjecting his own thoughts into him, it makes it a lot easier to think about how he was able to openly attack Shana in the first episode.
At the same time it also brings up an interesting point — Yuuji may or may not be in-control of his actions. After hearing Sairei no Hebi’s voice come out of Yuuji’s mouth, I started to question whether the person we saw on-screen was the Yuuji we’ve come to know and love or something completely different. As soon as Bel Peol started to have that small internal struggle over why their commander would take over a Mystes, it dawned on me that the Sairei no Hebi’s original goal might have been to completely devour Yuuji’s existence, essentially using Yuuji’s body as a shell.
Whether or not my assumptions are correct, things are so convoluted now that just about anything could happen. It, for a lack of better words sucks that Yuuji was the only person to get some decent face time. After leaving all the other prominent characters just enough time to bring up an interesting point, I get this strange feeling that these first handful of episodes are going to be very plot heavy. Not only is Shana developing a new power but we have Keisaku and his ambitions at Outlaw and a Yuuji that’s become the overpowered leader of the single biggest enemy Shana has. But if that wasn’t enough for you, a normal looking Yuuji is apparently returning to Misaki City next week!
However, I have faith that everything will eventually be tied up in the end. Unlike other shows where a build up like this eventually leads to a big letdown, I’m hoping that these plot heavy episodes provide a solid foundation for the series to go out on a bang on. Honestly, I’m just waiting to see crazy things get as the story leads up to that intense battle that they teased us with at the beginning of episode one.
PS. In the opening, did you notice how Yuuji is wearing Alastor right before Shana takes off with extra big and fiery wings? Makes you wonder just what’s going to happen…
ED: 「I’ll believe」 by ALTIMA
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