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GARO CRIMSON MOON EP 4 / "Kaguya"

Raikou / Kintoki / Seimei are trying to find the Horror who is killing nobes and it points to a Princess Kaguya , But she becomes cleared and her long time care takers are he horror. In the end they are defeated and she goes away actually being not human !
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Episode 5

Moral of the episode: Rikou can't save everyone. That should of been obvious from the beginning.

Not bad for this week but I wonder if all of this are part of RIkou's experience as a Makai Knight. The relationship with that horror in disguise felt a bit generic but whatever. On a comedic note:

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Caught up from season 1 at last, and suffice to say, I enjoyed S1 a lot more. S1 started out episodic too, but S2 doesn't have the same pull.
Seimei is funny though, and about the only interesting character for me.

As for today's episode...damn you tragic romance and classism. The police guy was a fool though - with his position, he could have saved & helped many, many others, but he threw that unique opportunity away.

Hoping for some kind of plot soon.
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GARO CRIMSON MOON EP 5 / HAKAMADARE

A very good underrated anime . Raikou again runs into police official Yasumasa after slowing down a criminal for stealing food ! His asiisistant discharged criminal Kosode stops the criminal ! But she was arrested for the same thing and this like class warfare.Yasumasa cares for Kosode but he is a higher class and his family disapproves ! Seimei befriends her but has a felling about her ! Kosode knows she cant be with Yasumasa who rebels and denounces his family! Raikou wants to help them but Seimei says you can interfere! As it turns out she gets abused by nobels after picking up a bolt of cloth after it fell of a wagon but was accused of stealing which in turn released her horror which she was trying to control but couldnt and Raikou / Seimei must take her down! A sad tragic story
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Posted 11/6/15 , edited 11/6/15
Think i prefer the female version of the opening to the male one.

Also found a painting where part of the myth/story of this episode came from/potential episode.
http://www.toshidama-japanese-prints.com/item_814/Yoshitaki-Minamoto-no-Yorimitsu-Fighting-Hakamadare-and-the-Magic-Snake.htm

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Utagawa Yoshitaki (ca 1841 - 1899) Minamoto no Yorimitsu Fighting Hakamadare and the Magic Snake, Early 1875. Chuban Triptych.

This stirring triptych with its terrifyng giant orange snake is by Yoshitaki, an artist who dominated the later Osaka printmaking scene. Yorimitsu, sometimes called Raiko, was a great Japanese hero and samurai of the tenth century. He is one of the first heroes of the Minamoto clan who would come to dominate Japanese history. Legend has it that he was often pursuing bandits, magicians and demons - a famous story concerns his putting down of the gigantic earth spider for example. In this story he is pursuing the bandit Hakamadare who conjures a giant snake, terrifying Raiko and his followers. His dog attacks the snake, showing everyone that it is an illusion and not real.

The exploits of Japan’s great historical clans were often the subject of folk tales, puppet plays and kabuki. Yoshitaki shows Raiko in the act of attacking the serpent with Hakamadare and his hencman on the right. A famous version of the story exists in one of the great Japanese prints of the nineteenth century of the same title and by Yoshitsuya; and Yoshitoshi made one of his famous vertical diptychs depicting Hakamadare and his snake.
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Episode 6


I'm wondering if this season is trying to explore human nature or something as each episode so far has a bit of it. This week, we got the question regarding if the will to live is a strength or weakness.

By predictable standards, it seems to be strength but at the same time can also be a sign of a weakness. The fight was pretty meh although an improvement of the previous episode in terms of storytelling imo.
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I like the story has some good messages on what is right or wrong not always black or white. Seimei definitely has a heart but she wont admit to it
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GARO Crimison Moon EP 6 / Lurking Demon

This just keeps stepping up . It has settled into the same area. They really show social inustices!
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Episode 7


That was a bit...eh predictable and generic. The episode highlighted Seimei's story including the part about her family, which of course is hardly pretty to hear.

I don't think her decision in the end was surprising at all though. And also, Raikou's character in this season so far is fairly weak. I hope that improves.
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GARO: CRIMSON MOON EP 7 / MOTHER DAUGHTER

The seal on Seimei's mother weakens and the Horror within tries to get out. As Douman works to free the Horror buried under Kumano, Michinaga sends Seimei to eliminate the threat. Raikou chases after Seimei to stop her from killing her own mother. Instead she turns her into a Madou Tool ! Seimei is becoming my favorite female anti-hero of the fall!
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Episode 8


More character emphasis about Raikou this episode....feels kinda repetitive tbh.

And that was a rather bizarre way to become a Horror. I mean, through contact with the arm? Really now...
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GARO: CRIMSON MOON EP 9 / SHINE AND RUIN

Seimei / Raikou / Kintoki battle a Hooror that devours including Raikou Golden Armor turning him darker ! Seimei puts a bind on him while she goes see her grandfather even though she was banned from there ! Despite Doman 's objection he tells her how to save Raikou ! She does but at cost as she has to seal the datkness in her! A lot of background on Seimei
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Episode 10

This episode was weird, despite the grim nature of the Horror and drama, they turned Raikou into a mini version of himself. It's like his new size is no bigger than a hand. Oh well, at least they managed to get him back to normal. That turtle meal looks pretty weird...

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The poor turtle. T__T

I'm even more curious about Kintoki after this episode. Maybe it's his weapons that are special, but for some reason they were the only thing resistant to shrinking.

Shrinking. Bad personality. They're trying hard to get silly tropes into this anime.
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Posted 12/13/15 , edited 12/13/15
This time the story is Momotarō....that aside its just a build up episode to the new makai knight.
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