sola 09


Mayuko and Takeshi episode this time. Poor Matsuri T_T.

Aono attacks Matsuri relentlessly, using her Yaka powers to control paper, Yomiko Readman style. Matsuri, already injured and in a regretful mood, just dodges Aono’s attacks but she finally gets cornered. Giving up herself to fate, she passes out and Aono tries to deal the final blow but stops short after a memory of her past with Matsuri surfaces.

Matsuri is saved later by Mayuko. Meanwhile, Hige-dandy manages to learn the whereabouts of Mayuko from his admirer and confronts Matsuri, who gets separated from Mayuko. While fighting, we learn about Mayuko and Takeshi’s past, where they were both childhood friends but Mayuko was murdered on her birthday. Later, one evening, Takeshi visits Kamikawa house and finds Mayuko, miraculously alive, but she reveals she has been turned in to a Yaka and she’ll never be able to stand under the sun again.

In anger, Takeshi promises to return her back to normal and stay by her side forever. Fuelled by this promise, Takeshi makes quick work of the already weakened Matsuri and just when he’s about to deal the final blow, Mayuko appears and stops him, saying she doesn’t want to return normal and wants to be together with Takeshi only, triggering a round of memories of them both travelling together.

Meanwhile, Yorito, who was out most of the episode, finally wakes up and looks up to the moon, somewhat ominously.

First off, Mayuko <3. Especially her past self. Long hair fits her much better than twintails. Now at least we know both their pasts. I wonder who turned Mayuko into Yaka, though, was it Matsuri or someone else?

Secondly, Matsuri really got abused a lot this episode, being on the verge of death twice, first by Aono(“ZA PEHPAH!”) and next by Takeshi. In the Aono-Matsuri-Yorito triangle, I guess the most pressing question now still remains…”Who is the current Yorito?”. Aono is definitely hiding a lot of things and man, vibes of Higurashi was felt when she went over to Mana’s house looking for Yorito this episode.

Again, I’ll say the lack of real previews really a both a blessing and a curse. Three more episodes left.


  1. deftoned Said,

    June 3, 2007 @ 12:47 am

    The flashback scene of Takeshi and Mayuko, I thought, was done really well. For a couple of characters that really didn’t get much development or even screen time (in terms of Mayuko), it really made an impact. I’m still curious about Matsuri and Aono’s past… they have a history, along with the past Yorito, but I’m still a bit confused about what happened between then and now.

    This series seriously has gotten better and better with each episode.

  2. Xellos-_^ Said,

    June 3, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    I am still not sure why Taskeshi wants to turn Mayuko back to normal.

    Currently Mayuko is both LOLI and LEGAL. Is there a better combination?

  3. Furuba Said,

    June 3, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    I definatly cannot wait for this to be subbed! Action~~~ ;D! Poor matsuri!! D: but aiyaaa really can’t WAIT!! please hurry lunar subs ;3 im like staring at the screenies of ep 9 every couple of hrs… xD

  4. Bluestreak2 Said,

    June 5, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    MAN, now that all the action is out of the way I NEEEEEEEEED the next episode to find out what’s going to happen.
    And yes, Aono showing up near the end, hair all messed up from the rain, that was awesome. But Yorito’s being out of it for half the episode was kinda dissapointing. I rather wanted him to show up to save Matsuri one of the 2 times she almost died this episode.
    Then he could whisk her back to his room and lock the door.

  5. Syaoran Li Said,

    June 5, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    You’re worng Kurogane-sensei, there’re still 4 episodes left

  6. Ivy Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

    Lovely episode, Sola has been on a roll since episode 5. Some of the scenes were just beautifully tense for some reason..I loved it. I’m getting Elfen Lied vibes from this show..maybe its becuase of the similar pacing and the episode count.

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