Otome Youkai Zakuro 8 – caught in the web
November 25, 2010
Zakuro’s enemies capture Agemaki and Susukihotaru in the eighth episode of Otome Youkai Zakuro. This leads to the first conversation between Zakuro and Riken, and further hints about the larger plot.
When Agemaki and Susukihotaru-san are discovered missing, Zakuro and Riken declare their intention to look for them.
One of the most interesting parts of this episode were the references to the “village of Oracles”. Zakuro’s superiors in the ministry of Spirit Affairs are shown to be aware of this place, from which the mysterious pair came. I think they should come clean with what they know. Obviously they are hiding something from Zakuro and the others. At this point lack of information has the team fighting at a disadvantage. Zakuro has been targeted, and her friends have been placed in great danger, but the superiors are withholding what they know about who and why.
This episode ended with a very interesting scene at the Black Widow’s lair. We get to see more of her magical power, and the reprehensible attitude she has towards her servants. What we don’t get, is some clarification of why the Black Widow is fighting against Zakuro. Also, what is this Oracle Village? Is the entire village against Zakuro, or has the Black Widow twisted her servants into believing some extraordinary lie? Although it didn’t answer a lot, in fact it raised many new questions, this was an exciting episode with lots of development on several fronts. I’m really looking forward to the next one.