「ろくろの気持ち SHOCKING CONFESSION」 (Rokuro no Kimochi SHOCKING CONFESSION)
“Rokuro’s Feelings – Shocking Confession”
That’s going to put a dent in their relationship.
Mayura vs Benio, on Rokuro
One of the two threads of this episode had to do with Mayura and Benio’s competing views on whether Rokuro should fight as an exorcist. Now, I’ve always had a soft spot for the unlucky osananajimi, so I’ve been saddened by how Mayura seems destined to lose the Rokuro Bowl. This time Benio showed another reason why she’s the best, aside from being way cooler. Where Mayura wants to shield Rokuro from painful things, Benio wants to seem him face them—not because she loves him, but because he’s a valuable fellow soldier who she respects. Facing one’s demons is much better than running from them forever, even if the world seems determined to throw many road blocks in Rokuro’s way. Point to Benio.
I’m not surprised that, far from having survivor’s guilt about the Hinatsuki Tragedy, Rokuro was actually the cause of it. Survivor’s guilt would be enough to justify his actions thus far, but when in doubt assume the storyteller will make things worse for their characters. Pitting Rokuro and Benio against each other because Rokuro went mad and killed her twin brother? Easy money. Of course we’re going to do that.
True, I’m getting some Bleach vibes from this whole thing, with Rokuro’s arm apparently being a kegare corruption, which means the main character is using the monster’s power, and that was definitely a few Bleach arcs. Superficial similarities aside, the interest is in the character drama, and that’s real. I wanna see what happens as Benio confronts Rokuro over what he’s done. Also, I’d like to see Amawaka Seigen (Suwabe Junichi), who is also Mayura’s father, get punched in the mouth. He’s kind of a dick.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Mayura & Benio argue over whether Rokuro should fight, & Rokuro’s old teacher appears to drop a bombshell revelation #sousei 08
- Poor Rokuro. Even his “good attributes” lead to pain.
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