This episode of Blue Exorcist we were able to see Todo the way he should be: A puddle of mud. The Impure King’s awakening has been completed while Rin finally got to draw that sword after having a very nice relaxing chat with Suguro.
Japanese Original Episode Title:不撓不屈
Yukio proved to us all why he was the youngest person to become an exorcist. How could he think of all that, really? Dude almost made it seem like a magic trick. But as we saw, only the body was destroyed. Todo is still alive and going and now I just have the bad feeling he might attempt to possess Yukio.
The Impure King has regained his (its?) full appearance and although at first, that thing he throws at people used to look disgusting to me, as the episode continued, the soft looking texture of it started to make me think of smashed potatoes gone bad. Or glue, depending on the scene. Now I can’t imagine someone dying because of it. I know that is the toxic nature of it it that affects humans and whatnot but look at Kamiki, she has been trapped by that stuff for the last two episodes already and she doesn’t seem to be doing so bad.
Suguro is rapidly becoming one of my favorite characters. Despite everything he believed in he was the first to accept Rin, and now in the middle this all has shown to be a very valuable character. I have really high expectations this team he has formed with Rin, whom finally got it together and now the fight is about to start for real.
Fight against Todo: Juzo, so very different from his brother, has proven to be brave and strong, standing up to Todo does require some guts, and I really thought he would end up dead or badly hurt this time around. It’s a fact that Todo has always been a formidable enemy, but even more so after he had Karura for dinner. I was actually impressed they got to put him down like this. Not only did Yukio think about giving him that overload, but he was lucky enough it was raining so he could add that to his plan. The whole thing almost like some Newtonian-like theory put to practice.
Themes & Trivia
The power of the mind: We’ve seen it everywhere: If you don’t believe in yourself you cannot expect things to go well. Or something along those lines. What’s sure is that Rin’s problems with not being able to use his power definitely had to do with himself. They say the mind is a powerful thing and if your mind is not convinced you can do something, you will not be able to do it. So it is important to think positively and imagine yourself in a place where you already accomplished what you wanted, the same way Rin was already seeing himself enjoying the city as a tourist after they defeat the Impure King.
We got to know more about the characters and witness alliances being strengthened. Although I’m pretty sure Rin hasn’t overcome all his doubts at least he’s on the right path and can’t wait to see him and Suguro get rid of that thing.
Todo keeps on annoying the shit out me. I really thought for a moment that we were done with him after Yukio put him in his place, but we’re not and now I’m mad. Why is it that villains always have to talk so much crap? The scary thing about this villain is that not only he’s arrogant and full himself, but he does have the power to back it up and I’m seriously concerned about that last scene with Yukio, where his dying limbs were just flying around. He doesn’t have a body anymore, and I really think he will try to get a hold Yukio’s, taking into account he’s always had such hard on for him.
Will Rin be able to do some sightseeing?
One thing is for sure, this Impure King is big and it really wasn’t easy for the people in the past to lock him up. Then again, they didn’t have someone like Rin on their side so I’m positive this fight will not last much longer. I’m definitely not deducing this from the fact there’s only two more episodes left for the season to be over. As always, I’ll just be here praying they exterminate Todo for good.
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TV Anime ‘Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Impure King Arc-‘
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