Episode 5 of Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Impure King Arc- (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-Hen) was more of a transitioning one. Saburota Todo has proven to be quite creative and thanks to this has successfully stolen the two eyes. And how hardcore is this Mamushi girl to just stick someone else’s evil eye inside of her eye socket? She definitely has no boundaries.
Japanese Title: 合縁奇縁
Everyone just wants to know what will happen now, what will this guy really do? As a result of these questions it’s revealed to us that nobody in the Myoda sect knows shit. The only one with some knowledge is Tastuma and we know he ain’t spilling the tea anytime soon. Shima’s father does know one thing — the two eyes combined will be able to release an even more deadly miasma than the one we have been witnessing.
I think it’s safe to assume that this is definitely not the worst the Impure King’s eyes can do, and Yukio, who is shown pondering what sinister reasons can Todo have for this all, reflects what most of us think, and one thing is for sure: Some real shit is about to go down.
On that note, Yukio, although cool at times, is really starting to piss me off. We know he’s worried about his brother, but we also know that there’s something else bothering him. Whether is him feeling inadequate to protect his brother, or just mad at him for something else, these insecurities are starting to become too obvious, and more often than not, we see him behaving like an asshole. Shura notices this too which is why she advices him to get it together.
If you’ve ever watched any anime before, or any series in general, you should know that these characters like Yukio, showing these… symptoms (?) are very prone to turn to the dark side. And that would suck. And be predictable. And the brothers together are awesome. Although we would then have the demon brother working for the good side while the human one works for the dark side, and sometimes I just live for the irony.
I do like it how they always try to make emphasis in the fact that although powerful, these kids are all human, and well, just kids. There’s Shiemi with some doubts herself and most of them have gone through feeling a similar way, but the best part is seeing them own those insecurities and try to overcome them like this girl is doing. Oh, and now the gang knows what’s going on and that Rin is locked up. I’m really curious to see what they’ll do individually in this situation.
And then there’s Rin, looking very sad and depressed in his cell, and with reason. From time to time we see him having flashbacks to the hearing. Those who don’t read the manga, and came from watching the Ao No Exorcist 2011 version, confused as hell, might tend to forget that the hearing in the 2011 series didn’t really happen that way (it was all a lie). I think this was the first time we got to see, as a whole, what kind of really happened there in this version.
Shura and Yukio interrupt Rin from his misery when Shura gives him the letter that Tatsuma put in her backside pocket after copping a feel and then running off. After Rin and Shura prove to be illiterate, Yukio reads the letter which I’m pretty sure Tatsuma wrote in cursive just to troll, and some very interesting things are revealed. Like how Shiro knew everybody. I mean, seriously, Suguro’s dad? Shiro definitely knew everyone worth knowing in this series. I wonder if with time we’ll find even more connections like this one.
A Glimpse into the Past
We get a glimpse into Tatsuma’s past and how his father was pretty much like he is now, with the burden and the responsibilities, but without the sense of humor. We get a flashback where Shiro makes an appearance, stealing taking into possession the Koma sword or Kurikara. As this is revealed through the letter, Rin, Yukio and Shura got shook when they discover that the Kurikara originally belonged to the Myoda sect. Let’s see how important this is in the grand scheme of things.
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TV Anime Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Impure King Arc-
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