I blame Takeshi for all this! if he hadn’t brought his crazy sword then maybe Matsuri (or Aono) wouldn’t need to die! As the curtain unfolds we definitely see that the end is near.
“Are you my master?” ~ wait! wrong series! O.O
In a nutshell: The fight is on! Matsuri and Aono goes head to head and fight each other with everything they have. Mixed together with flashbacks we learn more of the past relationships our trio shares. In the end we see Matsuri doing the impossible as she stabs herself, willing to trade her life for Aono. And then…the cliffhanger drops…
“I do not want to be alone”
Thoughts: A story of the past and present, I guess with this most if not all of the past is revealed ~ I don’t feel much is missing from the situation now and its all down to what happens after in the present.
From the past it seems that it was already quite a complex love triangle going on, while Aono is jealous about Matsuri being close too Yorito, so is the same for Matsuri being jealous towards Aono and Yorito (as they are siblings after all). It was Aono who claimed that Matsuri will never be left alone again now that she has friends, which is a rather bad move for her ~ after being lonely for so long and to know the comforts of having friends it like a drug. Matsuri just doesn’t want to be alone anymore so even after Aono died this “will” pushed her into reviving Aono even though it is not something that should normally be done. As we see in the flashback Aono flips and tries to run out of the cave (and thus getting burnt) trying to deny the truth, Matsuri then pulls her back and says that she does not want to be alone (at this point I do feel that Matsuri is being the selfish one here).
“You are my brother”
Back to the present the fights were hard and fast. Matsuri is clearly no match for Aono (deadly paper cuts :D) but she carries on with her goal. While it seems to be pretty standard stuff showing Matsuri and Aono trying to counter each other, the trick came from Aono actually cloning herself not once but twice! (And I do not call that cheating by the way :p “all’s fair in love and war” as they say ~)
The end was a real twist! After pausing to stare at the screen with the projection of the sky Matsuri ends up stabbing herself. Is she crazy? No…And the reason to why she did that was because Takeshi’s sword has the power to sacrifice the life of one yaka to turn another into a human again. So does this mean that by stabbing herself, Matsuri intends to turn Aono into a human again? (Of course Yorito will surely die…)
But no! From earlier it is clear that Matsuri is intended to kill Aono, looking at how she stabbed the second clone I for can’t one take the “she’s only trying to immobilize her” as an excuse. It was a full shot aimed for the body and that would be a killing blow, instead the reason why Matsuri stabbed herself instead is a whole new split second idea. She did it after seeing the sky at last ~ maybe this caused her to make up her mind about who to save, while it is a fight to the death and the winner gets to claim Yorito as the prize only one can become human.
Matsuri sees the sky at long last and her wish is fulfilled so there is no reason to stay anymore, giving up her reason to be with Yorito she decides to give Aono a second life. While she did intend to become human herself so Yorito can keep his promise with her the fact that the promise is fulfilled means that she that promise is finished and thus we see what has happened happen.
“End of a dream?”
oh boy…what an episode ~ not the most twisted episode I’ve seen coming from this series but Aono has an insane amount of yaka power…I mean making a house and the even some clones, puts a whole new meaning to “unlimited paper cut works” ~ the music was just drop dead gorgeous ~ especially during the final fight
BRING ON THE CONCLUSION!