Monday, 16 February 2009

Shikabane Hime: Kuro - Episode 6

Last time around, Shikabane Hime: Kuro ended by bringing us a Keisei carnival, and so the first portion of this episode is dedicated to destroying "the Keisei family".

Of course, all of these replicas of Keisei are nothing more than mere clones created by Ena, and with a stiff upper lip (and a little help) Ouri despatches them without too much trouble, even showing some promise in his own fighting skills in the process. That simply leaves Ena herself, reduced to using "her" own body (we get a brief glimpse of her actual life and death here) - A powerful entity, but ultimately no match for Makina complete with her curse.

So, that's another Shichisei member defeated, but now there are new problems afoot, as Nozomi finally finds an outlet for her love of death, which leaves her running around the school and making full use of her assets to become some kind of seductress, killing off students thanks to some oversized M&Ms. No, really, she does... At least that's how it looked to me.

All things considered, this was a pretty decent episode - It managed to play up its horror routes in places by being downright creepy (both the brief scene of Ena's origins and that weird balloon Shichisei guy sent a shiver down my spine), dished out a pretty decent dose of action, and moved the plot on a step or two in the process while also setting up the next big story arc, which will be Makina versus some breasts and Smarties no doubt. Still, as per Aka, Shikabane Hime: Kuro seems to be warming up reasonably well as the series progresses, and if nothing else this was a reasonably entertaining instalment.

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