Masumi’s true identity is finally revealed out of nowhere…
From the start, I never expected that Manatsu would have the same disease as his dead brother. There is no wonder why he want to shut himself away in the cave so he won’t have to suffer from this fate. But the confusing part of this is that he has been alive for so long that I doubt that he will die anytime soon. Ironic as it may be, I think that Masumi might have poisoned the horse to upset Manatsu so he can trick Izumiko to awaken him. It’s a conspiracy theory, so this may not be true. However, the awaking of the dragon that is disguised as Masumi is very similar to Izumiko summoning Wamiya, who looks like Takayanagi, who is still around as a crow. With this realization, it makes me wonder what kind of boys Izumiko likes.
On the other hand, I find it odd that Izumiko is unable to summon the Himegami this time. Apparently letting down her hair doesn’t do that at all until her mother comes to the rescue and take out the dragon. This can explain why her mother doesn’t want to show up even though we got to see a glimpse of her. Perhaps she wanted to have the Himegami to take over her body instead so that Izumiko can live a normal girl. Whatever it might be, I wonder what will happen to her when the decision comes. By then, hopefully Izumiko will be a bit stronger than she is now.
In the end, this episode clears up some confusing things about the story involving Manatsu and Masumi. However, there are still many things that we still don’t know such as why Mayura is competing against Tayanagi and what did the Himegami did to destroy humanity? Either way, I’m glad that Manatsu reunited with Mayura after two episodes of drama. ¶