Wait, what’s this!? I’ll get to that part…
Either Lin Chenshin is insanely strong, or Shinkurou is unwilling to show his demonic powers. The funny thing is that I think that the answer is both considering that she was able to take out Yayoi without breaking a sweat and Shinkurou received an ass kicking…
But before all that I have to say that this is yet another powerfully emotional episode. I was close to tears, close but not quite there yet (though I should have been).
Mother and son time
Well, thanks to Ginko, Shinkurou felt the need to question Benika about the true identity of Murasaki seen as she has no records in the family. The truth has been revealed and what a depressing truth it is. For Murasaki, being a woman of the Kuhouin family, she was a doomed existence to start off with. The family customs is to “breed” pure blooded Kuhouins by holding the females captive whilst the males are allowed to marry an outside woman to make everything seem legitimate when a child is born. Basically this is twisted and incestuous and I bet my money on Ryuuji, being the bastard son, to be the one to impregnate Murasaki when she is old enough (or not seen as he is a bastard).
The sad truth that Murasaki is only used for breeding
Please don’t cry…
But before they are taken away, Shinkurou pleads to Benika that he wants Murasaki to go back and say goodbye to Tamaki and Yamie. Surprisingly, Benika agreed to such a think knowing full well that the Kuhouins will be sending people to collect Murasaki. However, I have heard complaints that this act is stupid or ridiculous because Benika allowed such a thing or that even if she did; she didn’t have enough protection for Murasaki. Personally I think that in a moment of foolishness she wanted Murasaki at least the chance to say goodbye. I believe that she feels that Murasaki has suffered enough already, it will be a long road ahead of her so this is the least she can do. Also the fact that she really believes that Shinkurou will be able to protect Murasaki may be a calculated flaw, but she was pitting everything on hope.
The last supper
I bet you…
Actually, there was a scene where she tells Renjou that this is a match of disciples. Though I don’t believe that she is such an arrogant person to say such a thing, it was probably something to give herself hope that Shinkurou can do it.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to fulfil his wishes in protecting Murasaki.
Shinkurou doesn’t want to show her his dark side
But before that we get yet another very touching scene. Murasaki is obviously sad that she is leaving but she remains strong and will not cry. She doesn’t want her mother to be depressed. After that she tells Shinkurou that she wants freedom whilst saying that the same can be for Shinkurou, though he disagree saying that he is weak. The mood becomes very touching as Shinkurou explains how he can never forget his past though Murasaki explains that the same applies for her but now they are together.
And here it is again…
On the contrary to popular belief the following scene where Shinkurou says those famous words “I will protect you” and Murasaki kissing him hold no account of him being even remotely lolicon or this being paedophilia, so don’t you DARE even try it. *sigh*
This scene was really quite touching, with Murasaki’s innocence and Shinkurou’s protectiveness. It has a gentle touch which is hardly seen in a lot of anime and a rare kind at that.
But good time has to come to an end when Lin Chenshin comes with her army. Poor Yayoi gets her butt kicked through a door and up the stairs. Lin is truly brutal. Tamaki and Yamie too didn’t last facing the bodyguards.
I won’t tear up ;_;
Ryuuji also comes after Lin beats down on Shinkurou like a tonne of bricks. Poor Murasaki was forced into a corner and made to agree to go home with Ryuuji. In fact she didn’t have much of a choice considering that Shinkurou would be in more danger if she disagreed. No Ryuuji is a Paedophile. Shinkurou was relying on his own strength too much but frankly, he was rather pathetic during the fight. So maybe he has to be the devil to win as much as doesn’t want to in front of Murasaki. “Come to the dark side…”
Here is the fight in slides.
Preview: This is heartbreaking. Shinkurou is so obviously putting up a false happy mask on it is painful.
Stop being in denial and go save Murasaki you fool!