As the lull approaches, what does this mean for Akihito?
For a while now, I had some mixed feelings about this episode as it had some interesting moments, but the jokes in this episode kind of ruined it. Basically, Sakura is now being used for comic relief, which I didn’t mind. What ruins it was Akihito’s mom, which is expected since she is weird to begin with. While I still enjoy this show, I felt that the directors are milking the glasses thing and Mirai saying that something is unpleasant to death. It makes me wish that there were another episode like Episode 6 since it was so enjoyable.
Thankfully, the episode got interesting in the second half. It seems that the Nase family is fighting against the Spirit Hunter Association. From Izumi sacrificing some girl at the beginning of the episode, I wonder what is she doing? Maybe she is powering up the Shadow Hallow? Who knows, but from the looks of Miroku trying to lure Mitsuki in his trap, he is probably up to something really evil for the fact that he keeps talking about the ultimate dreamshade. While Izumi has done some sneaky things such as stealing the Shadow Hallow from Mirai, at least she saves Ayaka who was protecting Akihito from Miroku. Not only that, she also rescued Mirai from being killed by the Inamis, which proves she is not 100% evil.
While the next episode looks really dark, it makes me wonder what Miroku want to do with Akihito. Perhaps he knows that Izumi is keeping him as her trump card. If she has him absorb the Shadow Hallow, he will become an unstoppable force, which is why Miroku is so scared and wants to capture him. Then again, I wonder what part Mirai has in all of this? I guess we will find out when the actual battle begins