Otome Youkai Zakuro 2 – memories, dreams, and portents
October 11, 2010
Episode 1 of Otome Youkai Zakuro began and ended with fights against large monsters. Episode 2 starts in an even more suspenseful way, as Zakuro falls into the underworld. There’s some more light development of the relationships, and we get another confrontation with a large monster (and a lesson about tolerance thrown in for good measure).
Was the dream a remembrance of some past event? Does it have some meaning for the imminent future?
Things are going well in all of the relationships except for Agemaki X Zakuro. Well that’s to be expected, even though Agemaki seems to be making an effort by reading up on her culture and buying her gifts.
We still don’t know what exactly the fox-maidens do to these large monsters. In this case the results were insightful. The spirit in question was trying to defend his habitat. The shrine where it had lived was destroyed to make way for a western-style hotel. In the aftermath the townsfolk show bigotry against the spirit-folk. The actions of a superior officer are required to reach a compromise suitable to both communities.