I must’ve missed the memo stating WHITE FOX is part of Sunrise. ALIPRO OP following Minami Kuribayashi… pretty much quite a Sunrise trademark now. Not to mention the slightly spoiler-tastic OP featuring some cool juxtaposition shots of the protagonists vs the antagonists that is highly likely not going to be used in the main show… yeah, pretty much Sunrise.
Episode 8 is really showcasing the closeness of Shichika and Togame. Which kinda leads to one of the funniest scenes of the show to date.
Emonzaemon’s little grin there just pretty much says it all.
Gotta love Shichika’s “what, you got a problem with me having scored big?” face juxtaposed against Togame “Oh shit there goes the gossip” face.
But really once you leave these two lovebirds together is when the problem starts….
From full-scale tickling….
…. to pulling all-nighters. Oh man, get a room guys! Oh, wait…. (ಠ益ಠ)
But the real show-stealer this month is Princess Hitei, coming in front and center this episode to step into the antagonist role fully.
Seriously, Tomatsu Haruka’s rendition of her is just dripping with the right amount of malice mixed with royal arrogance and laced with liberal amounts of confidence like no other. Really makes me wish Tomatsu would do more evil roles. God damn, that Hitei-hime voice is just seriously something I would make love to.
This episode also marks a cathartic makeover for Shichika too, as by fighting against Biyorigou a.k.a Bitou Kanzashi, he’s truly awakened up to his human side, emotions, free will and whatnot. It’s a noticeable difference from the earlier Shichika which rarely said things and merely killed whoever standing in the way with almost zero emotions apart from occasional bewilderment and curiosity.
No preview this month surprisingly. I wonder if it was forgotten or intentionally left out.