“A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing”
It’s always nice to get some backstory on characters both new and old.
Looking At The Past
With the story rapidly advancing toward the second act, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying all the flashbacks and character development that has led to this current point in the story. Getting to see all the major players’ pasts and how it affects them in the present, it’s done a fantastic job at getting my attention back onto the main story while creating a bond toward certain characters where I felt nothing before.
Starting with the oldest pair, it was really cool to see that Tatsuma and Fujimoto shared a short but close bond. As members of the same “society” when it comes to demons and “magic”, it was rather interesting to see the stark difference between the Myoda Sect and the Order. And even though it became painfully obvious why it felt like the Myoda Sect was stuck in the past (something we’ll talk about in a second), it didn’t make it any less interesting when it felt like it was tradition versus modern practices.
That said, who would have thought the Myoda Sect was protected by a deity that gained its powers from lies and mistrust? Then again, after seeing just how terrible the Impure King was, I guess some lies every now and then isn’t that big of a price to pay to keep something like that at bay. Still, who would have guessed that the majestic Phoenix would be powered by such things?
Boy, even though we all saw it coming, it still really sucked to see Mamushi get used in such a wicked way. Luckily, it’s situations like these that make for the most lovable of characters and with how the story presented it, her path to redemption is all but set. From reinforcing the notion that she’d do all of this to protect the ones she loves to the realization that she went about it in the absolute worst way, I can’t wait to see just what she does from here on out.
With the action ramping up and all hell about to break loose, it looks like we’re in for some epic moments soon. On one hand you have the Impure King that’s about to break out and wreak terror on the area and on the other you have Toudou who’s been playing a completely different game this entire time. While it remains to be seen which one of these situations the story is going to deal with, I’m really hoping Rin gets to do it with the former since out of all the ways to see a character die, watching them get stabbed through the throat from behind is probably one of the worst.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys then. See you!