Now we go back to the past after Moon Kagari finished her research.
From the looks of it, Kotarou goes back to the past. This time, he has a darker personality compared to his other counterpart. He is a loner and has no friends and also part of the Martel group as well. This is where he met young Akane and eventually Kotori. As expected, he eventually quits the Martel group along with Kotori.
At night, he hunts UMAs, which is strange-looking creatures that harms the earth. He hunts them not just to save the earth, but he enjoys it. He also can summon a craw using his blood and rewrites his abilities to become stronger. However, a huge monster attacks him, thus the hunters had to save him. This is eventually where he met Esaka. Believe it or not, those hunters will eventually become a group called Guardian.
Aside from that, Kotarou’s parents eventually introduces him to Kotori. Surprisingly, Kotori and Kotarou doesn’t seem to get along with each other. It’s not until Kotori lost a dog she was looking after. Kotarou eventually brings it back. With that, at least we see Kotori and Kotarou getting a little closer than before.
From the looks of it, we finally learn some things hinted earlier. In the first episode of the second season, Kotori mentions that the Kotarou she knows is not nice at all. From looking at this episode, we now know how Kotarou actually acts before Kagari attacks him. Still, there is some questions remain, especially with Kotarou fighting in a war and being afraid to kill someone. ¶