Sidequest time! How Evil are the sixth and seventh episodes of Nil Admirari no Tembin?
Okay, I’m going, to be honest, episode six felt like a filler episode. I’m not saying it was bad or anything but we got next to no development on anything. We did get some backstory and growth from Hisui though. Hisui is so far one of the most interesting characters in the show and I’m happy to finally know what’s up with his eyes. One red eye just never seemed normal and it’s refreshing to see that it’s tied to his powers.
So, let’s talk about this episode. We learned so much about Hisui that It caught me a little off guard. We learned that his mother was a prostitute and once upon a time was from a wealthy family. We also learned that his powers manifested when a customer from the brothel tried to rape him and that his mother left him soon after that. And that’s the mild stuff apparently. Soon after his mother left it seems like he may have been a human experiment for some mad scientist that has ties to a certain evil organization. It was nice how Tsugumi helped him find his mothers cursed tome. It just so happens that not all cursed tomes cause harm so that’s an interesting development. Hisui’s mom left behind her feelings for him in the form of a ghost-like figure.
That is pretty much everything important from episode six. Episode seven also felt like a filler episode until about halfway. It started with Tsugumi going to a movie on her day off. Now she purposely didn’t ask any of the guys to go with her because it’s improper to be alone with a guy or something like that. Anyway, when Tsugumi arrives she meets up with Akira.
He just so happens to be off as well and is conveniently going to see the same movie Tsugumi is. To make things more awkward for them there are no single seats available, so they have to go in as a couple. It stays pretty awkward but they seem to be enjoying themselves into Tsugumi catches him crying during one of the sadder parts of the film.
After the awkward cuteness, that Raven group I mentioned before makes its move against Tsugumi. The leader himself gives her an ultimatum to join them or the people closest to her will suffer. And then he tells her that there is a traitor among the group. Not knowing who she can trust Tsugumi keeps the whole thing a secret but she keeps getting haunted by crow feathers. I’m serious she finds them everywhere. She even goes out of her way to hide some that appear in her room.
Cue Akira now. He catches Tsugumi in the act of disposing of some of the feathers and then he takes her up to a room to talk privately. She expresses that she doesn’t believe anyone in the group could be a traitor but Akira tells her that he’s the traitor. He then promises that he will protect her and runs off to talk to his boss. I’m confused as to why but he doesn’t look happy.
And that’s all there was for these two episodes. Overall I’d say that they were about as Evil as a Villain (9). I’m glad to see the villain play more of a role this time. If you want more action you can always check out CVoyage’s reviews of My Hero Academia. It has yet to disappoint. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
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