This series just keeps getting better and better. Unfortunately, the art seems to be deteriorating quite a bit on the contrary. Every new episode brings us new questions to ponder over and answers that enlightens us all. I wasn’t sure as to what I was expecting from this episode. I guess it would have been naïve of me to believe that they might have thrown a filler episode in here since Matsuri has disappeared. That wouldn’t have made much sense when you think about it given how much Yorito cares about Matsuri. You just can’t have a filler episode when the main character is clearly busy worrying about something else.
So what exactly are Aono’s motives? The events of this episode seems to back up the predictions I made in my last entry about how Yorito isn’t exactly human. Well, could her motives be as simple as wishing to live with her (presumably “imaginary”) little brother for the rest of eternity? Sounds fair enough I guess, but how long can she hide for? What if Yorito tries to get her out into the sun? Will she have to manipulate him all the time to prevent such things from happening? Is that even a happy life? I don’t know, this one’s really got me stumped.
Now why didn’t Matsuri just leave the city? Of course, if she did, the series would’ve ended, but putting that aside, what held her back? Did she bump into Mayuko somewhere? Wouldn’t Mayuko know that she’s a yaka? I guess this goes back to the question of just what are Takeshi and Mayuko doing on their search? While I wasn’t expecting this initially, the table could be turned around with Takeshi trying to take out Aono if he realizes that there’s some kind of a bond or link between Matsuri and Mayuko. Maybe Takeshi will come to Matsuri’s aid when Aono tries to take her out? Who knows.