Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 12

「“二人”ということ」 (“Futari” to Iu Koto)
“What It Means To Be a ‘Pair'”

Finally some Opast level action! After the slow change of pace with Yuki getting settled into his new life with the Giou clan, I was looking forward to seeing exactly what a high level battle in this series entails.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 11

「儚く強く尊いもの」 (Hakanaku Tsuyoku Tattoi Mono)
“An Ephemeral, Strong, and Precious Thing”

While the cliffhanger last week with the sudden arrival of Reiga was a good one, I couldn’t fathom the possibility that they’d kill off Tsukumo this early in the series if at all, so I wasn’t too surprised to see him saved with the help of Yuki’s God’s Light.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 10

「慟哭」 (Doukoku)

While it comes as absolutely no surprise that Shuusei is still alive and in the clutches of Ashley, who’s making mindless dolls out of all the missing high school male students and sleeping beauties out of all the female ones, I wasn’t expecting Tsukumo to be the next one on the chopping block.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 08

「ブランド・ゼス」 (Burando Zesu)
“Brand Zess”

With Yuki getting accustomed to life at the Twilight Mansion, the easygoing pace continues on with a trip to the communal bath. It was probably unrealistic to expect to see some Tooko and Aya fan-service as a result, but I can always hope before they bring on the bishounen variety.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 06

「光と絶望の境目」 (Hikari to Zetsubou no Saikaime)
“The Boundary Between Light and Despair”

After the somewhat brief introduction of Hotsuma and Shuusei last time, it was nice to see what the wielders of “God’s Voice” and “God’s Eyes” are capable of right away.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 04

「帰らぬ日々白き明日」 (Kaeranu Hibi Shiroki Ashita)
“A Daily Lifestyle He Can’t Return To and An Unknown Future”

There were probably a few more tears than needed from Yuki this time around, but I’m still okay with the male emotional angst given the backstory to his character.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 03

「ワルプルギスの夜」 (Warupurugisu no Yoru)
“Walpurgis Night”

As this was primarily a setup episode for Yuki’s transition into the world of the Giou clan and their battle with the Duras, one of my personal highlights was the Tooko scene with Inoue Marina bringing all the cuteness when Yuki addressed her distantly with honorifics.