Oct 30, 2011

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Nurarihyon no Mago Sennen Makyou episode 18

Awesome! Absolutely awesome! I was waiting for this episode all week and I just watched it with great joy. I was getting nervous about the story, we’re already at episode eighteen and Rikuo is still training. I just don’t want them to rush things at the end, I want to see a great ending befitting this great anime.

First I would like to start this off by pointing out how glad I am to see that the Onmyouji and Youkai are capable of interacting with one another quite harmoniously. The conditions of their (temporary) truce may be because of this impending war, but it doesn’t change the fact that both sides complement one another. I think it’ll be more than a temporary truce though, especially now that the Keikain has passed away, leaving all eyes pointing in Yura’s direction. Yura and Rikuo are friends, if we have Yura as the head of the Keikain Onmouji and Rikuo as the head of the Nurarihyon Youkai, then a long term truce is a definite possibility.

I’m also very happy to see that the Youkai of Rikuo’s night parade of one hundred Youkai are still fighting the enemy, even though Rikuo is not present to lead the way. Goes to show just how loyal those guys are, which is a very rare and highly valuable quality.

I was also very happy to learn more about the enemy. It seems that Minagoroshi Jizou uses his power to control the minds of Youkai that are currently doing Hagoromo-Gitsune’s bidding. They roughly estimated that he has control over most of Hagoromo-Gitsune’s followers, except for Hagoromo-Gitsune herself, she’s apparently too strong to be controlled by him. He’s a devious Youkai, he’s probably plotting something that will benefit him greatly. My guess is that he’s waiting for Hagoromo-Gitsune to give birth, upon which he kills her afterwards and takes control of her offspring to rule the world. I know, I have a sick and obvious imagination.

I was happiest when my question about Rikuo’s father had finally been answered. I was wondering why Rikuo’s father, who was half Youkai and half human, was stronger than his father, who, apparently, is a Youkai for most part. Apparently it’s because of his human side, human beings are very adaptable, but most Youkai are not. Rikuo’s father was so strong because he always managed to adapt, because he trusted his allies and because he acknowledged his human and Youkai sides. Rikuo realized that when he tried to fight off those enemy Youkai at the end together with Zen. He trusted Zen completely when suddenly the power of his fear increased. I’m guessing that he will complete his special training during the next episode, I can’t wait!

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