Kurokami Episode 3: The First of Many
Garrick: Kurokami time. If you remember, we were left last week with Kuro and Keita have their newly formed contract. As we know, this leaves Kuro physically weak… and, as you would guess (as I did at the beginning of the episode) something’s going to happen.
Garrick: And something does happen. But, that’s later on in the episode. Our weekly dose of Kurokami reveals to us that… Kuro is staying at Keira’s house. What would you expect? Besides, if Keita goes too far away from Kuro, the heart that she has traded with him will react… badly. Not that it matters too much to Keita. What does he do? Go to school, which, by the way, isn’t really near Kuro.
Garrick: And that seems to be quite the problem. At Keita’s home, our cute little Mototsumitama gets attacked by two Tribal Ends. Without her heart nearby… she gets beat to a pulp. Ow. She escapes, and tries to find Keita by getting PuniPuni, her little dog, to sniff Keita’s towel. How smart of her. Puni Puni leads her to the school. Yes, Keita’s school. That is one awesome Dachsund.
Garrick: I may have the chronology of this quite off, but during a conversation to herself, along with a little strategy meeting between the Tribal ends… Kuro seems to be related to one of the other important members of the Tribal ends. What a… twist? I don’t know if I’m looking forward to it… but you do see this sort of story a lot, don’t you.
Garrick: Oh. And did I mention that Keita’s teacher also happens to be a Tribal End? Well, he is. Unknowingly to Keita, that is. Kuro arrives at the school, in front of Keita talking to her teacher… And… lo and behold, we have our second battle of the episode. Poor Kuro. She gets blasted out of the room… And is only able to escape some rather… badly animated punching… thanks to Keita and a fire extinguisher.
Garrick: Of course, then we see the truth behind our… almost lead female, Risa Yamada’s death… Yeah. It’s the teacher. So… of course, this makes Keita mad… and he truly wants Kuro to beat the living daylight, moonlight, and crap out of his teacher. Sweet. So, we have our little synchro scene, which obviously occurs when the two are truly on the same side and fighting for the same thing. And… the teacher gets kicked out the window, and falls down a few stories onto the ground… scaring away a few other girls. Yay.
Garrick’s Rating of Episode 3: 6/10
Garrick’s Anticipation Scale: 9/10