“The Sublime Spirit Burns Crimson”
Mimi: Did anyone else go “o_O” at Kiyotsugu’s laugh? That guy sure can get excited… xD
Anyways, the concept of this episode is intriguing. One of the Seven Phantom Travelers called Lord Sodemogi has a specialty to kill local deities. Rikuo finds out that a number of shrines have been destroyed lately, and this can lead to bad consequences. It is explained that the local deities attract the fears and beliefs of humans, supporting the foundations of the Nura Clan. If they’re destroyed, then people will turn to the Shikoku Youkai to appease their beliefs and fears. Rikuo sends out his members to the remaining shrines to guard them. Once he locates Lord Sodemogi, the rooster youkai and the big strong one appear. The best fight of all is between the crows and the rooster since they use aerial attacks; fire vs wind. At last, he meets his doom in one big firework explosion. And awww at the little girl! :3 Though I’d have nightmares for a month..
Oh and finally, Rikuo’s grandfather does something. He gets in a fight with an old youkai friend I guess, and he stumbles upon the Kingpin of Shikoku’s Youkai Clans, aka their headquarters. He sits down to have a drink with Inugamigyobu-Tanuki, but that’s all we get to see for the moment. Looks like he’s getting to the heart of the matter.