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This week’s episode does a lot for the fans to really get the ball rolling. We get to see Seigi fighting Iltutmish in Touko’s body in a desperate attempt for Seigi to save Touko, Tom, and himself. As the battle rages on, we get a glimpse of how Iltutmish’s possesive abilities affect Touko inside her mind. The audience gets a chance to see a little bit about Iltutmish’s origins and how she came into Princess Aryabhata’s army. Tom is finally able to pull Touko out of Iltutmish’s possession after Seigi unleashes Void Maker at the risk of his own death. Meanwhile, Bluesy Fruesy is engaged in battle with R.R. Lurker and she winds up having to withdraw from the fight because she has no chalk to trigger her tattoo.
Once Bluesy Frusey has shaken R.R. Lurker and Iltutmish has retreated, things begin to settle down momentarily. Bluesy Frusey informs Seigi that if he is to survive, he must start training his basic skills so that they can be enhanced in his activated seal state. While Team Blue Moon begins training, Princess Aryabhata’s soldiers R.R Lurker and Iltutmish keep close watch on Seigi.
— アニメ『タブー・タトゥー』公式＠放送中！ (@tabootattoo_ani) July 18, 2016
Morality- Struggles with what’s right and wrong, and what is considered true justice-R.R Lurker comments on this when a stray cat has to abandon its sick kitten and Seigi mentions that the strong must protect the weak. Both characters hold opposite beliefs.
Heroism- The strong must protect the weak according to Seigi
Sexuality- Bluesy Fruesy poses as a lolita and Iltutmish is sexually harassed by Princess Araybhata upon their first meeting
Overwhelming power-Seigi’s newfound power has the ability to swallow him and all of his surroundings whole without discretion and R.R. Lurker’s seal destroyed a whole floor at the school
This episode really got things going for this anime. I think there was much more focus on the serious aspects of the plot which engaged me much more than the haphazard humor. The author of this manga did a great job at setting up the contrast in character’s beliefs as well. Whereas R.R. Lurker believed that the strong must dump the weak because they are deadweight, Seigi believes that it is crucial to protect the weak because they cannot defend themselves. I am very satisfied with this episode because it got more to the point and we get a chance to see a little bit of the human side of even the bad guys who go out and buy themselves groceries. I hope upcoming episodes continue to keep up the good work.
— アニメ『タブー・タトゥー』公式＠放送中！ (@tabootattoo_ani) July 20, 2016
The action writer Shinjiro has become widely known for the manga adaptation of “Fate/Zero” which is currently serialized in monthly Comic Alive magazine (publisher: KADOKAWA Group Publishing). This is an adaptation of his stylish action anime full of superpower battles.