Posted on 1 August 2010 with categories: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru



Now that the background of Takashiro finally is told, it’s great to see that this series is so good at revealing its mysteries. After all of the build-up, the flashback itself was surprisingly short and to the point (it only took up half an episode), and at the same time it did more than answer questions. In fact, this episode created even more questions than it answered.

I really expected this episode to, like, serve all of the answers on a silver platter. Instead, it turns out that Takashiro himself doesn’t even know why Reiga set fire to his village and killed half of its residents, along with Takashiro’s fiancee (I guess). This episode made a few things clear, especially Takashiro’s motivation, but in terms of Reiga we still don’t know a lot. Could it be that he pulled the same thing that he pulled with Yuki? That he was just another reincarnation who went berserk the minute he awakened? Or is there more.

What’s also interesting here is Yuki’s parents, especially how this episode hinted that they’re still alive (the golden rule of anime: characters aren’t dead unless confirmed so). Now, there’s a good chance that this father is Takashiro, although that wouldn’t fit in everywhere, as people don’t seem to treat Yuki as an important heir, so my money is on another character who has already been introduced. Oh, and Yuki actually finally got to meet genuine family of his with his aunts. That was quite a touching scene.

Now, the manga is still on going, right? That’s going to be the major challenge for the creators of the anime right now. So far they did a great job to adapt the source material, but let’s face it: this show ain’t going to get a second season. It’s nowhere as popular to warrant one. The creators are therefore going to have to come up with their own ending that really makes use of the build-up of the past few episodes, or in some other way create a decent closure for this series. I don’t expect a fully wrapped up plot, but I do want to see a conclusion that makes use of this build-up.
Rating: * (Good)

3 Responses

  1. Yumi08 says:

    Actually, they can end the series quite decently if they continue to follow the source material up to vol.7 of the manga without having to create an original anime ending.

  2. Hana says:

    …and at the same time it did more than answer questions. In fact, this episode created even more questions than it answered

    Agreed. It’s a shame there’s isn’t going to be a second series, I only hope there’ve got a satisfying ending planned out (otherwise I might very well have to seek out the manga…) Such an underrated and underblogged series *sigh*

  3. Moonhawk says:

    This was really a nice episode.
    I’m reallycurious for Reiga’s real intentions. I mean, we only know what Takashiro saw but have no ideas what really happened. (And Reiga himself didn’t say anything specific, too.)

    My guess right now would be that somethin had happened with that girl (maybe she was the one to let down the barrier?) and thus Reiga had to use more of his powers than he was ready for and such be consumed by his duras part?
    Or maybe she tried to attack him to save the village before he could turn bad one day and thus he lost all his trust into humanity, especially after Takashiro hadn’t return in time?

    Whatever the reason, I don’t think it was just as simple as Reiga going insane and thus killing everyone of. That would be far too simple for this show.
    And he did seem somehow sad at the end before he left.
    I really hope we will se more on this matter before the ending!

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