Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2 episode 09
This episode didn’t go entirely as I expected, but it’s nice to see that I was right about a lot of things. This is how it should be; mystery after mystery, twist after twist… Go ahead and make all the predictions you want, but only a few of them are going to be right.
I kind of already knew that that other kid wasn’t coming back. I must say that he looks a lot more like that kid in the picture than Shinobu, but apparently I was wrong about that. Shinobu is the lucky winner and that poor kid is no more (for now). It’s a little strange though. That kid has no idea what happened to him, he has no idea what Shino meant when he talked about beads (obviously), plus he acted kind of strange. Everyone is so protective of him because he is somehow related to the tengu, legendary creates that people have to come call “heavenly dogs”. I have no idea why, but that’s just how it is.
Everyone is so interested in that boy, in where he was, what he was doing, how it’s possible that he’s still a little boy after all those years, but also in the consequences of keeping him away from the tengu. That crazy monk, despite his lack of knowledge about the supernatural, seemed to know quite a lot about it, which makes me even more curious.
Then Sousuke’s twin shows up, shatters the barrier, thereby allowing the tengu to find the boy so that he can find the tengu, only to mortally wound the boy in front of them. It just doesn’t make any sense. These chain of events just don’t many any sense whatsoever. It’s maddening how much I want to see the next episode!