Posted by psgels on 22 March 2007 with categories: Ghost Hunt

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Short Synopsis: Naru still is out for the entire episode, while more people end up injured and wounded. There even was a suicide-attempt.
Good: Great cliff-hanger!
Bad: The evil grin on the spirits looked a bit fake, but this is just a minor detail.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10

You know what? I liked this! :D

Seriously, though. Now that Naru-chan is unavailable for this arc, Mai doesn’t have anyone to rely on or to drool over, so she’ll start acting for herself. The first half of the episode already shows this when she finally gives a good description of the dream she had. The things that happened in the dream of the previous episode are checked, and they all appear to be true. Not very exciting, but it’s definitely necessary.

I personally loved the second half. It starts with another one of the family-members being attacked (this time on his arms). The two children show themselves, and then it really becomes apparent that they’re possessed, as they’re actually disappointed that the guy didn’t die. They escape for that time, but Mai runs into them again later when she tries to give everyone a protective charm. They obviously run away, but Mai then finds out that they’ve been trying to kill various members of the household. What happened afterwards was very interesting.

Okay, so Mai made a mistake. Big deal, she almost threw her life away in the haunted school-building. But never has she actually put the lives of others on the line! She tries to catch the two children, but the boy escapes. The spirit then threatens to kill the boy if she doesn’t release them. He’s about to jump, and the only chance for Mai to stop him is by using the trick Bou-san taught her, despite his warnings to never use this on a human being.

The children ended up with some deep cuts in their back. They were lucky to have survived. But not only that. Mai didn’t only hurt the children, she also made the spirits even angrier than they already were. It’ll be very interesting to see how she actually is going to take responsibility for the things she did, as the end of the episode showed some signs that people actually died. In other words, Mai’s carelessness actually indirectly killed a couple of people. Finally she’s getting interesting! Woot!

2 Responses

  1. Kite says:

    When Naru wakes up I don’t want corny scenese… Anyways Mai has gotten more interesting. But I think that girl at the end may have lived but I don’t know yet. I think the smartest thing would be to trap the spirits into objects like the doll in the early episodes. But that probably won’t happen.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Well, you saw what happened with the doll, these spirits can still be dangerous, even when they’re in objects. But yeah, I feel like Naru’s waking-up scene is the only thing that can ruin this arc.

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  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:30 PM)
    This literally was me at 12 watching dragonball Z, not even complete episodes, merely a few and deciding “This is shit” and for years after hating an entire genre based on that.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:28 PM)
    Apparently I never actually gave the genre a chance even at the very beginning I encountered it…given that those few dragonball z episodes were watched when I was young…
  • Bam
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:28 PM)
    Naruto is pure Shonen and never pretended to be anything beyond entertainment for a younger male audience, so I don’t see why anyone would go out of their way to bash it. SAO was fun to take apart just to hear the cries of the dedicated fanbase, if nothing else, but that also loses its charm pretty fast since for every head you cut off two more take its place.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:16 PM)
    When you get down to it my opinion on Naruto is essentially that its terrible because dragonball is.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:13 PM)
    Really a case of taking just a glance t something.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:11 PM)
    Eight episodes of sword arts first season, then skimming the bit where Asuna gets humilated, then maybe watch one episode of season 2, then skimming two of them, then watching some of the ending.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:06 PM)
    I think I read maybe 3-5 volumes of bleachs manga and then watched the part where Aizen faked dying then came back then I just stopped.
  • Emma
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 09:05 PM)
    If I think about it I never actually gave Naruto, one piece, bleach, dragonball Z, hunter x hunter, sword art much of a chance did I? One volume and about three episodes of one piece, 30 episodes of HxH at most, maybe about three or four random episodes of Naruto, random bits of episodes of dbzs cell, frieza and buu arcs and about 3 episodes of GT.
  • Bam
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 08:54 PM)
    There is also a certain high degree of Bootstrap Paradox at work here when Shirou (Archer) goes to the past and inspires himself into projecting the very same weapon he is currently using. Also wouldn’t Archer bringing the necklace with him to the past cause a spacetime duplicate?
  • Bam
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 08:51 PM)
    @Aidan: That somewhat makes sense, although I was under the impression that these heroic spirits don’t really have a body to abuse, and are just a projection of their platonic forms in the Hall of Heroes. But that would make things more complicated as to how Archer actually carried Rin’s necklace with him over there.

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