Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2 episode 05
Finally some long-awaited clarity this week. More and more question marks arose with every passing episode, so having seen this episode felt really refreshing and fulfilling. I finally have a rough idea of what is in store for us and what this season is about.
So the conflict basically continued where it left out; Sousuke walked in and saw how his twin tried to tease Shino. It’s nice to know that Sousuke is fully capable of striking his twin if he ever needs to, very reassuring indeed. I honestly wish I could say the same thing about Shino, whom stood by and didn’t do much to resolve the situation. He didn’t even end up getting Sousuke’s bead back, which was an unpleasant discovery for Sousuke. He didn’t know that his twin was in possession of his bead, he just thought that Shino was keeping it safe like he was supposed to. Too bad that Sousuke isn’t the kind of person to get upset easily.
It’s nice to know that Sousuke’s twin isn’t only after body parts. He’s looking for power. In this case a spirit. It was his plan to obtain Yana’s complete form, a powerful spirit all in all. In the end he did become host to a weakened Yana, but he seemed to be reluctant, eager to head out and find a new, stronger spirit.
I can only imagine that he’s ‘completing’ himself. I doubt he’s going after more spirits (something about spirits conflicting with one another inside the host), so now he must be going after something else. He has that eye, that sword and now that spirit… What’s next? That’s the kind of mystery that makes me want to keep on watching!