Agemaki and Susukihotaru run into each other while each doing different errands. While heading over to drop of the once cursed katana at Orikata’s shop, they enemies that they ran into at the party throw mysterious dust onto them, causing them to fall unconscious and captured them as hostages to lure Zakuro to their location. Riken and Zakuro decides to team up in order to save their friends.
Smokes, this episode really caught me by surprise. We got some serious development progressing and yet the answer remains unknown why they want Zakuro so much. As for those two half spirits twins, I can’t see them doing this willingly. From my perspective, I looks like these two were dragged into this mess – and I think it might have had to do with Byakuroku wanting to protect her sister, Daidai (who doesn’t look like she is very strong). Byakuroku also stated how she en vied Zakuro for her freedom, but I must ask,why doesn’t she envy Susukihotaru, Bonbori and Hoozoki as well? They are also half spirits. Anyhow, by far we already know that Zakuro has some sort of unique powers, and it seems that she isn’t aware of it herself. This will probably connect to where/what happened to he r mother, and the reason why Kushimatsu is so desperate to protect her. Speaking of which, she and the director of the spirit ministry seems to know exactly why they are after Zakuro. Hopefully we’ll get an answer soon.
We got some lovely and much stronger development for both Zakuro and Kei, (I love Kei, he’s so considerate to Zakuro!) as well for Susukihotaru and Riken. (Seriously, I am not going to lie. I am half expecting Riken to propose to Susukihotaru by the end of the series – no joke! I CAN SEE IT HAPPENING!)
Last note: I wish Zakuro would drop the pig tails, I can’t stand them. I find she looks more mature like this!