Posted by psgels on 8 August 2010 with categories: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru



Whoa, Luka. This was quite an episode for him, and it had a really good atmosphere here. This episode shed a big light on what actually happened to this guy, and the relationship between him and his kin. The exact reason for this is still left for the flashback that’s going to show the past between him and Yuki, but this episode really showed his loyalty towards his decision to betray his own kind.

Interestingly this episode also explains why Luka kicks so much ass with his powers, and it turns out that in-breeding Duras only leads to stronger species, with him being the best example of this, safe for perhaps Reiga. I really suspect that he hated this kind of upbringing.

At a certain point the villainess also pulled the “I can create illusions and therefore transform into your loved one and you completely fall for it”-card. This was one of those few cases in which it actually worked. Usually you’d see completely through such a trick with enough common sense, but Luka did have his nostalgia to blame for falling for it. I mean, how many hears has he been waiting to see the girl Yuki back?

Also, I really want to praise the background artists of this episode. The use of colours and CG really made for some beautiful artworks. Elegy herself didn’t have the best character-designs, but heck, that could be just the creator’s intentions. All of the Duras have looked rather silly in this series, so it might just be that the demons in this series have a strange taste in fashion.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. Nyitora says:

    Lovely episode. The colors, especially the greens of the forest and the reds of the sunset, were stunning. It’s also the first time we see Luka really vulnerable.

    And actually, I rather liked Elegy’s design, especially her hair, lol. ^-^

  2. Alec says:

    i just cant seem to like the anime… I THINK the anime is good, but there are just too many of THOSE kind of scenes (if u know what i mean), and it kinda turns me off… when they show those bromance moments, I always end up losing my focus, thinking “how g@…y” can this scene get…

  3. lane says:

    @ Alec, not sure if you are homophobic or just aesthetically averse to seeing male/male romance, but either of those things would seriously inhibit you from enjoying this series XD The mangaka almost exclusively works in the Boy Love genre and this is one of her less gay pieces.

  4. Hana says:

    @lane – hear, hear!

    I also enjoyed the episode, not least of all Sodom’s random blushing face when he’s trying not to answer Yuki’s rhetorical question about what happened between him and Luka in their past… lol.

    On the oter hand, Elegy was a bit of a caricature/ grotesque I thought (the whole licking her lips was particularly ridiculous/ creepy), but then the villains are certainly not the strongest part of this show.

  5. Moonhawk says:

    I liked this episode, although I found it a bit strange how fast Tsukumo and his sister were able to be at the battlefield.
    I mean, it’s supposed to be at least near the main house and Tsukumo even said something about them being at the other side of that mountain… yet they were able to get there in time to save Luka.
    Without any car or whatsoever.
    That was a little bit too unlikely for my tastes.

  6. mixxpa says:

    Is not luka is Ruka !!!!!!

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