Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 8


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  1. mangaka-chan says:

    I think that Izumi sealed Akihito’s human conscious, much like what she did earlier when she was practicing the spell on the girl who worked for her. As to why Izumi is doing this when she knew the Lull would reduce a youmu’s power is hard to say.

    My best guess at the moment is that the Nase have wanted to kill Akihito for a long time now, but because 1) he’s still half human and they can’t justify outright murder, and 2) when he takes too much damage and reverts to youmu form he becomes too powerful to kill (or rather, is almost impossible to kill because of his immortality). Whatever gain they might get is outweighed by the cost it would take to take him down. Thus, they’ve let him stay on their territory to keep an eye on him, while at the same time plotting a way to kill him at the most opportune time. Izumi could be trying to bring out Akihito’s youmu side on purpose so the Nase family can kill him while he’s weak and at the same time make it justifiable by saying Akihito in his youmu form is too serious of a threat. They need the Hollow Shadow possibly because they know the Society might also want to kill/collect Akihito, and Izumi may need to infuse her weapon with the Hollow Shadow’s power in order to keep Akihito within the Nase family’s control.

    • Eva says:

      Damn I actually was fearing that. Shit is going to hit the fan if Akihito’s human conscious is sealed away. x___X;; YIKES.
      It is definitely a golden opportunity to kill him, even more so if Izumi had (secretly) sealed his consciousness as we fear and the others mistaking it for the Calm’s effect. It would be interesting to see her infuse her weapon with the Hollow Shadow’s powers in order to keep Akihito within their control, or perhaps use it to slay him if his power level turns out to be up to par with the Beyond the Boundary youmus and is stripped his immortality status during The Calm. But Izumi is quite powerful so it is a wonder whether she actually would need to use the Hollow Shadow to power up.

  2. Wanderer says:

    The preview makes me fear that Mirai is going to have to kill Akihito, and she isn’t going to handle it well at all these days.