「コワイヒト」 (Kowai Hito)
Have you noticed that every episode since episode 3 has introduced someone that doesn’t like Yato? The poor God gets so much hate but I can’t say whether or not it’s warranted yet. Perhaps he’s simply misunderstood and he actually has a clear motive for his actions. Personally speaking, I sympathize with Yato because since he met Hiyori, he’s only done good and he’s only done everything that he could to defend himself. It’s just a pity that he also happens to have one of the least grateful shinki out there. Yuki’s caused Yato more trouble than he’s worth.
Speaking of Yuki – that boy has got to be one of the most annoying characters I’ve seen in a while. I don’t usually get pissed off easily (*coughSamurai Flamenco*cough), but Yuki seems to just wallow in self-pity and blame Yato for “using him” against his will. Doesn’t Yuki see the bigger picture? It annoys me when “kids” don’t understand that a lot of things that are done for them when they’re young, are for the better. It’s even worse when they retaliate and go off on the wrong track. Yuki even committed thievery knowing it’s wrong! Why? Because you want to be bad or you don’t see the consequences of your actions? Yuki is portrayed as such an ungrateful brat right now and causing Yato more grief (sapping his energy) and he doesn’t even care. If I were Hiyori, I’d slap some sense into that boy! He’s done nothing to deserve her hospitality; he has endangered Yato’s life and worst of all, he still running away from his problems. If he’s scared for his life, he should be more concerned about saving his God and fighting enemies (not Yato himself). I used to perceive Yuki as a little lost puppy and I gave him the benefit of the doubt for not knowing any better… but now he just gets on all the wrong nerves.
Little boys aside, this episode was packed full of fast paced action and I loved seeing a war amongst Gods. This is the true difference between Kofuku, Bishamonten (Sawashiro Miyuki) and Yato. It displays their differences in powers and what they’re capable of… making Yato seem quite inadequate at the same time. Bishamon is the God of War (as it follows Japanese folklore) and she (supposedly a “he”) belongs to the group of Seven Lucky Gods. This explains why she holds so many shinki and her ability to destroy phantoms so easily. It makes me wonder why Kofuku has a portrait of them in her home though when she’s not necessarily a Lucky God either. It’s likely what she aspires to be one day. As we’re halfway through the series now, there’s nothing that’s really “wow-ed” me about Noragami but I can see that there’s potential. It’s disappointing because it’s taken me this long to become interested and I don’t know how much more of the story we’ll get to see after this arc. The story needs to build itself up faster if it plans to come up with bigger revelations.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: I take it back. Yuki is kind of a little whiner o.O he acts his age but I wish he wasn’t so conceited #smacksmack #noragami