Kyoukai no Kanata episode 04
Wow, this episode really explains a whole lot. I really expected to see an episode where Akihito just got in the way of Mirai and his mission. But no, this episode was actually quite pleasant and impressive. I could do with more of this.
So… Akihito, huh? Turns out that he’s not as immortal as he wants people to believe he is. He does have weaknesses, he does have a story to tell and he definitely is not the type of character you want to piss off. I honestly just thought that he was kind of a coward that relied too much on his regenerative abilities.
Keep in mind that all the characters were still within the grasp of that powerful Youmu. They were seeing one illusion after the other. Having that girl, Sakura, chase them around with that weapon of hers didn’t make things easier for them. Nothing beats a young girl’s thirst for vengeance, nothing. She’ll be back soon enough.
Allow me to focus on what’s important though. Never mind the fact that Mirai-chab, because of her amazing ability, gets anaemic if she uses her ability too long. Just creating that sword should take up about half a pint of blood (if not more).
No, the spotlight goes to Akihito this time. He has been living with a dreadful power that he cannot control. His Youmu side completely takes over if he gets hurt too badly. It’s probably a defensive mechanism triggered by basic survival instincts. I guess the Youmu in him feels the need for survival a lot stronger than the human in him. I think that’s quite fitting, seeing as Youmu are kind of seen as supernatural animals in their world. Definitely a very interesting turn of events!