Gingitsune wins this round. From all the episodes aired, Gingitsune Episode 05 was by far one of the best I’ve seen. Kill la kill, Outbreak Company, Strike The Blood couldn’t deliver in terms of story. At least, in my opinion, Gingitsune managed to deliver something more than just a perspective.
I’m going to start with the “bad parts” of the episode. Starting with Makoto’s father, he’s like this sort of character that kills drama whenever he goes. I really hate his character, I couldn’t stand the fact that he’s just there as a cog to move the story elements. If the series was about Makoto living alone with the Herald I think the outcome would’ve come even more interesting because her age and experience isn’t enough to solve the situation presented in this episode.
The episode begins with a backstory of Haru and her origins. I thought it was rather sweet on how Haru and Satoru relationship began to grow since he was a kid. Haru literally was there for him since he was a baby. Haru’s affection comes from two different sources, the time spent together with Satoru, and how the resemblance of the person who “saved” her is.
In this episode, Satoru’s family issues were pushed away, probably temporarily. They fixed a new point of view of being human and how we need each other. One of the outbursts was led by Makoto, Satoru blurted that it all happened because he’s a child. We know he is a child at his age. However, situations don’t dissipate just because you are young or older. The point is that if the road is tough to cross, we need to rely on others no matter what. There’s possibly no way you could go far without the help of other people.
Haru on the other hand is starting. We see her old partner. But here’s the thing about the whole conversation. Her new partner, Otomatsu, mentions that his partner passed away. Which for me raised a flag. Haru’s appearance in Makoto’s shrine wasn’t a coincidence, but a probability that Gin’s partner passed away.
I think we will see more of Makoto and Haru encounters in the future. Haru is pretty much overprotective of Satoru. In truth, I don’t expect any type of romance between them. There could be a possibility, but two users with the Sight power together? it might come off as extremely rare.
Well, I’ll be joining you, Gin, to sleep.
Just one more note. Remember that the post itself is an opinion and I wish to leave it at that. If you liked Outbreak Company, KLK, STB, that’s fine, personally I couldn’t write anything, especially with Kill La Kill.