Impression – Date A Live, Episode 09

Date A Live

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impression:

This episode was crazy as hell. Just when I thought that this series wouldn’t take the whole death thing any father, they go and do it. Did any of you see this coming when this series started? If so, then you are a prophet and I commend you on your prediction skills. Well, it’sĀ time to get started. Haha, that will make sense after you watch the episode.

Death is a scary thing.

Death is a scary thing.

Mana is a crazy little girl. I don’t think that I could kill anyone in cold blood like that. I could kill someone who I hate, but I wouldn’t be that emotionless while I was doing it. We did find out that the spirit that Mana killed was in fact Kurumi, but the story doesn’t end there. Mana has killed Kurumi countless times because she comes back every time it happens. The biggest question that we had was how Mana was able to take down a spirit. Well, it turns out that the organizatio that has been supplying weapons to the world is also responsible for pumping this girl full of magic. She only has about ten more years to live because of the stress that it puts on her body. That explains a lot.

That is a whole lot of crazy.

That is a whole lot of crazy.

So Kurumi has power over time. Time for her is like a tank of gas. Using her abilities uses up fuel. If that tank ever runs empty, then Kurumi will run out of time and die. Thus, she absorbs “time” from other people in order to keep herself topped off. That isn’t her only connection to time. She can undo damage to herself by rewinding time. In the same vein, she can bring back her past selves to help her fight. This results in multiple personalities existing within Kurumi. That last part is a guess because another Kurumi killed the Kurumi that Shidou almost reasoned with. It would explain the suicide/murder and her insanity. The entire episode was basically a fight against her and we did learn that she needs Shidou. I guess all of the girls need Shidou to an extent. The really surprising thing was the fact that Kotori showed up to stop Kurumi from initiating a spacequake by using her own spirit powers.

That has got to hurt.

That has got to hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Opinion of the Show:

Things are really getting good now. Although it was completely unexpected, I am loving this darker side of things. I hate it when a series mentions the fact that people have died because of something, but they never show a death scene. The thing that really interests me is Kurumi’s control over time. I know that I just went over it, but it is really fascinating. I am afraid that one of the past Kurumi’s will be the one that fell for Shidou and that she will win over and end the fight in a sappy way. I don’t think that it should end exactly like that when we have gotten such an intense buildup. I am fine with her falling for Shidou in the end, but make it more intense. On the other hand, I would not like it if they go all out and kill her because I like Kurumi’s character.

Everyone is here now.

Everyone is here now.

This does explain a lot. Kotori being able to lead that organization when she looks as young as she does was odd, but I wrote it off because this is an anime. Then we were led to believe that Shidou’s real sister may have been a spirit. It would have explained her ability to kill a spirit and Shidou’s odd powers. Nope, that wasn’t it. Kotori ends up being a spirit that must have kissed Shidou in the past because she said that she was borrowing her powers. Also, did you notice the way that Origami looked at Kotori? It is pretty obvious that she is the spirit that killed Origami’s family. I wonder how that will play out. Overall, things are getting really intense and I am happy about that. I am looking forward to watching this fight go down.

I guess that magic and science go hand-in-hand in this world.

I guess that magic and science go hand-in-hand in this world.

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