March 15th, 2014.
Well, last episode certainly had been eventful, even ending with Amaterasu locking Uka-sama up, and us being told in no uncertain way that Uka-sama would rather die than make Inari sad, and that dying truly is an option due to Inari’s misuse of her powers.
Thoughts and Notes:
1) Playground Politics:
1) Dun, dun, duuuun! Young heartache, and from the girl who asked Inari to confess in her sake to Tanbabashi. I wouldn’t be surprised if she confronts Inari soon, or her friends do for her sake :3
2) Oh, this is even worse, all the mix-ups that arise from Inari’s powers. She thinks Tanbabashi got her letter, he thinks she confessed in person… so many ways for them to misunderstand things, and blame Inari.
3) Yup, she thinks Inari never delivered the confession, but she did, and in person to boot.
4) Look at Inari, all fired up and excited over her friends, and look at the nice spin or backhanded compliment, “It’s been a year and she has no clue for her classmates’ names, but that doesn’t stop Maru!” :P Well, it’s nice to have people believe in you.
5) Inari is raring to go! She’s not annoyed over being ignored, but that Maru might be ignored over something she’s not guilty of, and Maru already has a hard time speaking to others.
7) Talk about playground politics, ostracizing not just Inari, but all of her friends. I mean, how dare they play with the heart of a junior high student! :3
8) “We didn’t want to ignore you, but this girl from the other class told us to.” – >.> What is there to say, even?
9) “You hurt my friend first!” – Yeah, so now we’ll hurt your friends, because that makes it alright! >.> But now Inari is withdrawing from the world again, man, payback’s a bitch, deserved or not.
2) Celestial Catastrophy:
1) Talk about am ominous music. This show in general has a really good soundtrack. Very few tunes, but used quite well.
2) “Face my divine wrath!” That’s what happens when someone is hurt and you give them divine powers. It’s been contained, but at what cost? :( And then of course, should Inari find out, she’ll blame herself evenmore, for the additional strain placed on Uka-sama due to her actions.
4) “I just wanted you to be a normal girl, so I gave you my powers.” :<
Post Episode Thoughts:
Well, this episode had certainly been heavier in terms of atmosphere. Early on when I talked of what I expected of the show, I mentioned “repercussions of the powers,” and this series had been all about the repercussions, from the get-go. This episode had been the culmination of it, of how the powers affect Inari’s social life, her friends, her self, and even the goddess, who is “just” another friend.
I like this show, good stuff, and they’re even going to end on an emotional high note.