Thoughts: Makina needs to let go of Keisei
Overall Rating: 7
I didn’t like the pace of this episode very much. However, it did give necessary buildup. We see that Makina and Oori are still adjusting to their new roles as partners. Makina must go into this special cave to get rid of her old rune from Keisei. She heads places her hand on the stone and the ritual begins. However, Makina’s constant thoughts of Keisei took form and kept her from finishing the ritual. She walked out and fought Saki in order to leave the cave after failing to remove the impurities from herself. She then heads to where Oori is.
Oori and the others relax at the hot springs. The girls talk about Sougi’s first meating with his shikabane hime. He didn’t even know what a shikabane hime was when he contracted her. Quite an odd turn of events there. Makina then shows up in front of Oori after Sougi leaves. She wants him to null the contract between them. Oori refuses to Makina’s request. Saki and her contracted priest show up to stop Makina’s obsession from controling her.
Overall, the episode was a bit slow. I’m hoping the next episode will be a little more interesting. Oori needs to still work on his training and learn some spells. It’d be nice if Makina could also accept Oori fully and get those remaining thoughts of Keisei out of her mind. We’ll be at the end of this series before we know it, and I’m worried we won’t get the character development that’s needed.