Mumei explains that Kabaneri are creatures between humans and Kabane. Did you understood correctly? Between Kabane and Humans… No, I want to be sure that you understood correctly because this Kabaneri concept seems hard to get for some characters. Our dear Boris for exemple, who says he wants to kill them because they are Kabanes. Obviously he has some deep Alzheimer problem, she told you not one second ago, that she WASN’T A KABANE BUT A KABANERI IS THIS THAT HARD TO UNDERSTAND BORIS? IT’S IN THE TITLE OF THE SHOW! PLZ TRY, you’re not even trying… Come on Ikoma help me
“ I’m a Kabane, I will turn everyone here into a kabane”
Why are you doing this to yourself Ikoma… Why?… What is it that you don’t understand? Why do you refuse the girl’s help? Why do you say that you are a Kabane when SHE TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE A KABANERI? Why do you say this right after that Boris told ” I will kill the Kabanes”. You actually like to suffer u filthy masochist, getting bitten and stabbed wasn’t enough, now you wanna take bullets up your ass. And more importantly, what do you want to turn everyone into a Kabane when you saved the whole train in the previous episode? Ikoma, my bro, you need to make up your mind.
They plan on going to Kongogaku the shogunate strongest stronghold. During that time Mumei and Ikoma will be isolated in a room so that weak humans will be less afraid of them. Oh yeah apparently, Boris and the ponytail girl are related, the one who thinks Ikoma’s crazy hair is sexy… I think so… but do I really care? EEEEEH…. no.
The rest of the people on the train are afraid sure but how can they be so dumb… they want to throw Ikoma and Mumei off the train because they are dangerous Kabanes… I don’t know if the constant exposure to charbon smoke left some irreparable damage on their brains but they seriously have some problem realizing stuff. Do they even look close to Kabanes?NO, Stop calling them Kabanes then.
Anyway, they want to stop the train to pray for the dead. I don’t know who thought this was a good idea to go outside the train during night, when they are obviously Kabanes around but eh, seems like whenever people are in danger, they become dumber than before. I don’t have anything against burying the dead and stuff but yes, on a survival plan … I rate this idea 2 Boris/ 5
Pink Killua and the Blond ponytail guy had a few lines in the episode. I like them both. They seem less dumb than anyone else. Blond ponytail guy sounds like a douchebag but again, he has more chances of surviving than anyone else. I call best guy and best girl here. There’s also a strange guy with a French louis XIV wig with an American accent who is operating the train. I don’t know if he’s going to be useful to the story but his accent is hilarious.
In this episode we also learnt what really happened to Ikoma so it’s time for the FLASHBACK! Like Ikoma said, his story isn’t that crazy and even normal given the context. 5 years ago Kabanes attacked his station and killed his sister. First Ikoma tried to run away and to get some help, but then he finally returned to her side and since she was starting to turn into a Kabane he killed her with that little powder bomb thing. He took her green stone as a reminder and swear that he will never run away again. Here, I’m a bit embarrassed… His sister was clearly dying, what’s the point of not running away to stay by her side if she’s going to die? Better save your ass first…. ouuuuh I’m such an horrible person. Furthermore, I’m not so sure Ikoma made it safely, like we saw earlier in the episode, he had a sort of dream where we saw his sister and himself being bitten by Kabane. So ya, we’ll see.
I still don’t know if Mumei and Ikoma’s sister are the same person though. There sure is a lot of similarities, Ikoma and Mumei both lost their family the same year, Mumei mentioned having a brother, the sister looked a bit like Mumei, she had a sort of ruban in her hair, and the Op sequence clearly incites us to think so. But it will be a bit too easy in my opinion to think so and I really hope those two aren’t the same person since it would be a poor “twist” in narrative terms.
The dumb survivors want to attack Ikoma and Mumei because they are apparently dangerous. Ayame tries to save them and this show at the same time so she asks everyone to stop their bullshit. She asks Ikoma if he’s their enemy by stabbing him cuz she knows he likes it. He replies that Kabanes are the enemy and with the long awaited: I WILL DESTROY ALL THE KABANES. It’s nice to see that you’ve changed your mind Ikoma, because at the beginning, that clearly wasn’t your intention. Maybe Mumei molesting you during the whole episode triggered something in your shattered brain… we will never know.
Mumei does some bounding with the kids and the dumb survivors but decides right after that ok, she’s hungry and needs blood. So Kabaneris need blood , they are half zombies, half vampire. Or they could be entire vampires, I don’t know, it’s true that Ikoma said in the first episode that Kabane were attracted to blood and that’s how he lured one in his house. But in any case, Kabane being zombies or vampires doesn’t really matter.
Ikoma also feels the need of blood and attacks Ayame on the train. It’s quite interesting to see that Kabaneris are actually dangerous for humanity, that is one of the rarest times that I’ve seen the villagers being right about something. Although they did not think Kabaneris were dangerous for the same reasons they were a bit right in the end.
The pregnant lady has some troubles with her baby and turned into a Kabane just like that. So maybe her baby was a Kabane … I don’t know how it could have happened though… The invasion occurred 10 years ago and there’s kids under 10 who are alive, so the hypothesis of the Kabane virus spreading in the air isn’t really plausible. Anyway, Mumei kills her but seems strangely affected by her act. I’m still wondering why she asked for blood this way, she could have done it in an other way in order to not scare the villagers, she looks like she’s in control of her thirst, not like Ikoma, so yeah she could have said it in a much better way.
Also +1 for the plot convenience, no Kabane attack this episode, which is quite convenient, looks like the forest and outside of the stations are safer places after all.
-Apologizes for the late posts, not only on Koutetsujou but also on the other shows that I’m covering (Mayoiga and Boku no Hero Academia), I had a lot of exams and essays to do. My finals aren’t over but I have less work now, so I’ll try to be on time 🙂 –