Blade and Soul episode 08
What a strange episode. I thought for sure that we’d have to wait a couple more weeks before we’d get to see this. That’s the problem with game-adapted anime. The stories sometimes get really strange and turn out to be quite messy.
Remember that funny-looking character with the animal airs, paws and tail? Well, he’s back, and I’m not talking about that little runt that keeps selling out Aruka for profit. I’m talking about that strange character that had privilege of training under the same master as Aruka. You’d think that the two of them would make a great team. One would have the ability of the sword, something that continues to write history, and the other has the ability to control energy. That would’ve been an interesting team-up if it weren’t for the fact that Jin killed him. Too bad. I actually started to like that character.
The strange part is that Aruka immediately avenged his death by powering up (I think) and killing Jin with one of her blades. This is very surprising. Isn’t that was this whole thing was about? Aruka has killed the one that killed her master and friends. The code has been honoured and she no longer has any reason to fight those guys.
Sadly, it got even stranger. Jin’s friends watched her die and they did not look sad. In fact, it seemed as things were going according to their plan. I don’t like that. What’s the point? Did Jin even die? Or will she somehow resurrect and become even stronger than before? The story has become so strange that anything’s possible at this point.