sola 10: Confrontation and revelations


Yorito confronts Aono and Matsuri reveals a terrible truth about Yorito.

Yorito finally remembers the events of the night he stabbed Matsuri and Mana reveals to him that Aono is a Yaka as well. Heading home, Koyori and Aono have made French toast and he has breakfast with them, until Koyori leaves and he confronts Aono, stating that she has something she’s hiding and he pulls back the shutters, letting sunlight in, stopping Aono.

Meanwhile, Sae bumps in to Takeshi, out buying groceries and she’s happy to see him again. Back at school, Sae once again gossips about her meeting, overheard by Mana who rushes out to find him. She manages to catch up with Takeshi and asks him to relay a message to Matsuri.


The message reaches and Matsuri meets Yorito back at the abandoned building where he stabbed her and this time, Yorito is at the receiving end as Matsuri reveals that Yorito is a paper construct made by Aono in the image of the original Yorito, who died back then. Yorito is depressed, finding out he isn’t human, but Matsuri cheers him up, saying he’s who he is, no matter what he is. Yorito then returns back home while Matsuri asks Takeshi to teach her how to use his katana.

Oooh, while I’ve suspected Yorito of not being human since episode 7, this was certainly a radical way to reveal his identity. Well, I guess Matsuri was kinda pissed off at getting stabbed earlier, heh. Still, this reveals that Yaka are quite powerful beings, as Aono managed to make a paper construct of Yorito that real and imbued with emotions as well. Probably that’s the reason she was in the hospital earlier, as she was said to have overused her Yaka powers. I’m not surprised if Paper Yorito has a time limit of existing.

More bits of Matsuri and Aono’s past are revealed and the juicy is about Aono saying that she was supposed to be a “sacrifice” but she lived instead, therefore dooming Yorito. Well, I can already guess what’s the reason.

The most interesting bit is definitely Matsuri asking Yorito to leave with her and asking Takeshi to teach her how to use his anti-Yaka sword, hinting at some kind of showdown between her and Aono perhaps. If she does face and defeat Aono, what would happen to Yorito? I have a feeling the ending will be something out of expectations.

And before I end this post… the episode preview this time… poor Koyori… :P.


  1. Furuba Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    I always look forward to saturday to see sola ep screenies lol. omg every week is like big in its own way XD since this is like only 13, the speed of the story is nice and fast =]
    and omg love sola so much! >

  2. Kuchi Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

    Wow, this series came on a lot – I stopped watching after ep4 and I should have kept with it XD

    Will go back and watch some more now!

  3. deftoned Said,

    June 10, 2007 @ 3:11 am

    WOW! Just watched the raw and read your summary. That stabbing came by surprise because I was skimming through the episode before I watched it. The way things are going, it wouldn’t surprise me if either Yorito, Matsui, or Aono died in the end, or some combination of them. Don’t really see a “happy end” for everyone through 10 episodes. Sola just might be my favorite series from this season.

  4. Azu Said,

    June 10, 2007 @ 3:18 am

    kur0, you’ve quit IRC or what?

  5. Mike Said,

    June 10, 2007 @ 4:20 am

    My guess without having watched this episode:

    Aono sacrifices herself to turn Yorito back into a real person. According to what Takeshi was doing apparently Matsuri’s blood or death could have saved … Ragged Rabbit Punch girl and turned her back into a real person. Maybe Aono will do something to redeem herself and save Yorito.

  6. sagematt Said,

    June 10, 2007 @ 6:24 am

    Just as I suspected, Yorito turned out to be Aono’s own Stand. But the way Matsuri showed us was kinda shocking. Also, Mana is so underrated :(

    ps. Poor Koyori being head-chopped to death ;_;

  7. mysterious_bypasser Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 12:03 am

    I have to mention that it’s the other way round:
    Koyori is taking revenge for being head-chopped all the time!

    Proof is the first word of the preview, translated it would be:
    Koyori-chan has also mastered the head-chop, finally…

    So it’s either “Poor Mana” or “Deserves you right, Mana” ^^

  8. Mike Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Ah just watched the episode, very very good. Makes me curious what Matsuri is going to be able to accomplish with the katana.

    Mana is definitely the Nayuki of this series for me… the only girl I want Yorito to end up with and all she ever gets is the cold shoulder because he’s so obsessed with Matsuri ;

  9. Akai Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

    Orz. i’m glad i watched before actually reading your blog =D

    Matsuri FTW!

  10. Danny Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    sola is just too good…though yorito being some paper doll doesnt work too well for me…doesnt change the fact that sola is my favourite series this season

  11. Mana-san... *whack* Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 6:49 am

    Forget Yorito, I want a Matsuri-Aono ending.

  12. Shiromanjuu Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    Let’s just hope they dont screw the ending like what happened in Mai-Hime =D

  13. Hanako Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    I think Yorito showing up at the end of the episode is a new paper being created by Aono. And the original paper Yorito disappeared with Matsuri. Makes sense doesn’t it?

  14. Syaoran Li Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

    Damn it!

    I hold my brath when Matsuri said to Yorito if they can dissapear together…
    Only three more episodes to go…

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