Hello folks! A week has passed and we finally got to watch the second episode of Fukigen na Mononokean! At first I want to make several points on this new episode, and then go on to reviewing it.
For starters, a point still stands: this is the right anime for you if you want to watch something light hearted and brighten your mood. But also be prepared to go on a tiny feels trip with each episode.
Now then, revenu à nous mouton, let’s review the episode. It starts of with Abeno treating Hanae as his ‘slave’. Of course Hanae is complaining, but still does what he is told to do. And when he is standing in a line to buy food for Abeno, he sees a girl fall down and unable to stand up and move her legs. Hanae notices that a youkai has stuck to her foot, and assumes that is the reason why the girl can’t move. And of course, by being some what familiar with his personality one can easily guess what he does. The silly boy decides to pull the tiny youkai of off the girl’s leg. The key factor here is that just a couple of minutes ago him and Abeno saw the same youkai and Abeno told Hanae to ignore the spirits, even though he can see them. It is not surprising that by not doing what he was told, Hanae gets himself in a pinch. A huge amount of the same tiny youkai attack him and he is unable to move. Luckily, Abeno manages to come to his help, but he also concludes that no matter what happens the tiny spirits will follow Hanae no matter where he goes. The only way to get rid of them and keep Hanae’s dream-high school life intact is to find their nest and pretty much exorcise them and their parents to the other world.
I found it particularly funny to see Hanae offering to become the prey for the tiny youkai, so that Abeno can find the nest much faster and easier. You may ask why is this funny, well because while saying all of this Hanae’s face is covered in utter horror! Of course Abeno can see this and all he can think of is how unbelievable Hanae’s words are right now.
Abeno gives a sort of talisman to Hanae, and tells him not to lose it, because even if it wouldn’t protect Hanae, Abeno would do anything not to lose it, so he will definitely come to save the poor boy. Now, here I want to recall something I said last week. Abeno is a very mysterious figure and his past is covered in some sort of cloudy mist. And, oh heck, I am pretty sure that this talisman definitely has something to do with it!
Well, long story short, they both get caught and taken to the youkai nest where their parents reside. But it turns out that instead of wanting to eat them the youkai is looking for the owner of Mononokean, a youkai who can help him and his kids pass onto the next world. Guess who the owner of Mononokean is right now? Yes, a human boy, Abeno Haruitsuki. This was the most intriguing part of the episode for me. Everything keeps taking us a step closer to the theory that something extraordinary has happened in Abeno’s early life.
In the end, they manage to exorcise both the kids and the parent youkai, even though they have some trouble, but I won’t tell you what, you will have to watch and find it out yourself!
In conclusion today, Hanae is the same kind boy who can’t miss an opportunity to help the people around him that are in trouble. He doesn’t even care that it will get himself into trouble instead. I am, oh so sure, that he will get into more trouble in the upcoming episodes as well. Abeno is still the same mysterious guy that seem to put up the act of being totally unconcerned by humans, but I am sure, in reality he is.
Fukigen na Mononokean is indeed a light-hearted and a warm anime. Both of the main characters have a quite appropriate character development even though only two episodes have aired yet. The show is promising to be a success. I hope you like and enjoy it just as much as I do.
Anyway, that’s it for this week’s episode. See you soon!
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