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.