This episode was definitely a lot better than the last one as it is not a filler and actually revealed some information about the antagonists of the series. It was a little hard on the eyes in a few scenes but since they weren’t really that important, I suppose I can let it slide (or not). Given the events of this episode, it wouldn’t flow too well to have another filler episode so I think everything from here on out should be all on the main plot train track, which is good news to me. I can’t wait to see how Yorito will deal with Aono now that she knows about Matsuri.
There was a fight scene in this episode although it wasn’t really much of a fight since it was essentially completely one-sided like what happened in episode one. It didn’t feel as urgent as the action wasn’t as fast-paced despite the fact that the situation was a lot more dire than before (since the sun was shining brightly outside and all). I have to say that I didn’t really get the last bit of the fight where Matsuri just dissolved Takeshi’s dart. I mean, if you could do that in a weakened state, why didn’t you just do that from the get go when you were physically fit? Maybe she can’t use her powers to their full potential unless she’s in a darker place? Nah, if that was the case, she should’ve been dissolved some darts in the first fight.
With this episode, we can practically confirm that Mayuko is a being like Matsuri. Alternatively, she could be from some rival sect and have similar characteristics but actually not be completely the same. We’d need to figure out how one exactly turns into these things or if they’re just born with it before we can draw further conclusions. For starters, Mayuko’s stature is a lot smaller than Matsuri’s, though this could be an age thing if you’re just born this way. If they don’t age after they’ve changed, they’d be following a formula similar to Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.