Minagoroshi-hen: Unmei no Kaekata

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Fangirl Takano is scary

Oh my god… I shat bricks on this episode. Takano…..

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This would be a good time to /facepalm

The episode begins with K1 and the rest cleaning up some stuff for the auction on Watanagashi night, when Mion brings in some snacks in the form of ohagi, sparking K1’s memory from back in Onikakushi-hen, where he found needles in the one that Mion and Rena gave him. Later, while cleaning up a room, Rena reveals that she has dreams of her killing the fox that was enchanting her father from Tsumihoriboshi-hen and thanks to her decision to confide in Mion, she manages to solve the problem peacefully. Surprised to see even Rena remembering, Rika questions Shion and finds out that she remembers the events of Meakashi-hen as well.

Her confidence bolstered by this miracle, the only mystery is her own death and she deduces that the deaths of Takano and Tomitake are the trigger to it. She decides to warn them beforehand and allows Takano and Tomitake in to the shrine’s store before Watanagashi to appease Takano’s curiosity and uses the chance to tell them that she is being targeted, making Takano decide to move the Yamainu group, the mercenaries that she is in charge of.

With that, Rika’s confidence is reaches a high and even Hanyuu’s warnings to her to not have such high hopes are useless. The final clincher comes when Akasaka returns to Hinamizawa to help save Rika, because he heeded her warning 3 years ago and managed to save his wife. Rika, feeling invincible, is confident that this world will truly head towards a good future, while Hanyuu turns more and more pessimistic.

Truly another awesome episode, and the main “WTF!” was definitely Takano going fangirl when Rika offered them entrance to the store and in SD mode. Dear god, I truly shat bricks on seeing that. It’s as if Nagato Yuki suddenly turned in to the active and “baka” type instead of the cool and silent type. Hanyuu~ was also moe~~, especially on the part she got pissed off at Takano saying that the Oyashiro-sama was a brutal deity… XD. Hauuauuauuauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauuauauauaua~~~

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Angry Hanyuu~ is moe~~

On the other hand, while it’s a refreshing sight to see Rika’s confidence, it also scares me as well, since we all know that there’s still one more arc… and as they say, the higher they go, the harder they fall….

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Rika-chan….

P.S.: Awesome pic off 4chan.

4 Comments

  1. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 18, 2007 @ 8:52 am

    Well, maybe at least we’ll have teh chance to see one arc when everyone survives the Oyashiro-sama curse. I think only Keiichi and Rena have survived on the entire series….

  2. sagematt Said,

    August 18, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

    Takanon moe~ ♥

  3. sadakups Said,

    August 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    34 is damn moe for two episodes straight… ^_^

  4. Avisch Said,

    August 19, 2007 @ 5:39 am

    sagematt:
    Yeah….Really. I had been waiting for that scene ever since I played the visual novel. In the VN Rika says it’s the first time she’s seen Takano’s “real” smile.

    Hanyu being angry is much more emotional in the visual novel….she gets sad.

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