「迷い事、定め事」 (Mayoigoto, Sadamegoto)
If Yuki’s attitude last week didn’t already piss you off, this week will definitely push you off the edge. Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t want people to start justifying his actions because they think I have the wrong idea. I don’t dislike him because I think his behaviors are unjustified, but I simply just can’t tolerate his personality in the first place. True, Yuki is a typically teenage boy who has unfortunately passed away at an early age. His childhood was probably filled with misfortunes or abuse (I don’t want to spoil myself so I don’t know…) and he never got to live life like a normal teenager. So yes, in that sense, I can understand why he feels the need to rebel and gorge on food or even have a little fun. To me though, no matter how much anger you feel towards life, it still doesn’t justify the fact that you commit crimes and knowingly harm others. Yuki isn’t stupid. He knows that what he’s doing is wrong and he should know that he’s hurting others that are trying to help him… especially Hiyori in this case. I feel like he’s terribly selfish and conceited by running away from his problems and avoiding the people that care. Even worse, he doesn’t even try and understand anyone else’s point of view and what they’re going through and how his actions affect them. This might be because of his immaturity, but it’s also a result of his own personality and choices and that’s just something that I can’t forgive.
Hiyori and Yato are quite tolerant people in this case. They’re willing to put up with Yuki, despite all his faults and that’s not to say that Yato is wrong or right… but I don’t think Yato has done anything to deserve the attitude that Yuki gives him. Yato might not treat Yuki “like a person” but he doesn’t treat him like garbage either. I think Yato and Yuki misunderstand each other a lot and don’t have very solid communication which crumbles their relationship. On the other hand, I think Hiyori gives Yuki the benefit of the doubt too often. She’s quick to judge Yato for his behavior towards Yuki… but she doesn’t see that Yato’s actually putting up with a lot for Yuki’s sake. Even to the brink of death. So you tell me… how does this make Yato the bad person? I pity him for putting up with Yuki even when he shouldn’t have to.
I’m glad that Kazuma (Fukuyama Jun) has opened up Hiyori’s eyes to the dire situation. Maybe we can finally see some connection between the two of them that’s more than simply “companionship” (*nudge nudge). The relationship between “Nora” and Yato is quite interesting though. My theory is that Nora (or whoever she is) was used by Yato in the past to kill someone’s Shinki. Tenjin mentioned that Noras exist because Gods want tasks completed that are inappropriate for their own Shinki… I think Yato probably used Nora in this case to kill one of Bishamon’s Shinki. I don’t know how that makes Kazuma grateful for Yato; perhaps it was something that Kazuma asked of Yato to do? That would be an interesting twist, but I don’t see Kazuma being a bad person (I think that’s only because of my bias towards his seiyuu though…). Regardless, I look forward to hearing more about Yato’s past the most. Kazuma’s probably the only one that knows of Yato’s true intentions for killing Shinki.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Ooooh so that’s what a “Nora” is o.O Kind of hate Yuki enough to say that he deserves to die but that’d be mean =X #noragami