Zakuro 5 – petal magic
November 2, 2010
Episode 5 of Otome Yokai Zakuro turned out much more interesting than I had expected. Yes this was the Bonbori X Ganryu X Hozuki feature episode, but there was also fighting spread out over multiple characters and locations, and further hints about the larger plot.
The fighting was more interesting in this episode, because the two mysterious figures tried to intervene to give the main monster a chance to work uninterrupted.
The mysterious figures are just trying to slow the rest of the group down, so when they get hurt, they retreat. Before her attacker gets away, Susukihotaru gets a partial reading. Thanks to this, we have a little bit of intel on the mysterious figures. She finds a mind “darker than night”.
She’s seeking something. Being chased by something. And there was a deep sorrow.
The most intensity was centered around Hozuki and Bonbori, whose powers are explained. They the ability to use flower petals as communication and tracking devices, as well as for defensive (and, to a lesser extent, offensive) purposes. The singing they do is part of their magic.
Ganryu doesn’t want his lady friends getting hurt. Unfortunately that is exactly what is about to happen.
When they stumble into a monster’s lair, the girls have to defend Ganryu, something that no doubt ends up bothering them, especially since Bonbori gets hurt in the process.
As she dies, the monster brags about knowing Zakuro and her mother. Something is going on with Zakuro’s mother. Perhaps she is still alive? Perhaps she is evil?