I got caught up with several things in my life that I forgot about Zakuro. Well, a lot have happened in these two episodes regarding how the twin’s grew up, Zakuro’s mother and the spirit at Kei’s home that resulted in his fear of spirits. Some of them are petty tragic and others… really cute.
After the Black Widow incident, Ganruyuu was upset at the twins since they were so risky. However, he doesn’t realize that the twins did not have their parents and had a woman named and raised them secretly. Unfortunately, the husband’s wife gets killed and he eventually goes after the twins with a pichfork.
In a way, this secrecy and the strong prejudice towards spirits resemble the era of racism and slavery in the 1980s. The most notable moment was the Underground Railroad, which had white people bring up the black slaves secretly so they can gain freedom in the north. This sort of resembles it, but the woman isn’t transporting spirits to a specific area of freedom. She only helps them. Eventually, a fox takes the twins to a safe place where they can live peacefully.
From the last episode, Zakuro becomes depressed since she was pensive about her mother after the Black Widow mentioned something about her. I know it’s difficult for Zakuro to live without any parents, especially if she had a good relationship with her mother in the past. The charm was basically all the memories Zakuro have left of her mother. That same charm kind of breaks when she falls from the tree, but gets fixed by Kei.
Even though this episode does not tell much about Zakuro’s mother, the Twin’s story was heartwarming and tragic. It’s sad to see someone who cared about these spirits to be punished by society’s prejudice towards them. Then again, it’s harsh reality…
I can’t stop laughing since the spirit that caused his fear (also influenced by his father’s hatred of spirits) towards them is his cat, Itsue. Well, maybe because her cat demon appearance looks scary in the dark, but actually looks cute. This probably proves that animals can turn into spirits under certain conditions like love. Also, they don’t look as bad as they seem first, which can be a bit deceiving.
Kei’s family unlike the Spirits Affairs is fully westernized by the clothing, food and Kei’s father’s strong prejudice towards spirits. The setting felt like a rich person’s plantation in the southern states. Throughout Zakuro’s visit, she manages to tolerate the western stuff. She probably done so because of the consequences of her outbursts about how bad the food is. If Zakuro outburst, Kei’s father would not approve of him of having a relationship with her.
While it’s not as serious like the last episode, it was fun and pretty cute. I guess most people have wondered a long time about Kei’s origins of his fear towards spirits. Now we basically know and I have to say, the causes of his fear towards spirits were pretty lame. ¶