We’re finally done with the school chapter of this series, thankfully.
It’s been years now, but Yuu still has dreams about his friend Mika. While so much has happened since then, the guilt he has for not being able to save him is still haunting his mind. That guilt is the darkness within his heart since he was never able to fully get closure on the past.
Everyone’s got their new uniforms now, and I’m a fan of their design! The crew finally sets out into the outside world. Kind of similar to Attack on Titan, humanity is living within an enclosed space and they desire to expand and reclaim their territory.
On their way to the outskirts, Shinoa reveals that she had an older sister. From what was mentioned previously, she comes from a well respected family, perhaps of royalty even and her sister is no longer alive. She doesn’t seem to phased by it though as it’s all in the past and the world is already messed up as it is.
They meet up with the others, and we have a new member. Every single one of these characters are quite outspoken which creates a weird dynamic where everyone is headstrong. Just looking at Mitsuba’s character though, you can tell that she’ll quickly be falling for Yuu. While her interactions with Shinoa are entertaining, you can’t help but feel that it’s unusual for them to tease around when they’re about to enter a battlefield.
Mitsuba is pretty set on following protocols and loses her mind when Yuu goes ahead and acts like his usual self. He out there, risking his entire squad just to save a child. Again, he still has the guilt of not being able to save his family, which is why he can’t stand around and watch others suffer.
They end up saving the child and Yuu reveals another side of himself. We already know that he’s apparently not completely human, which may have been a factor with how his weapon interacted with him. Maybe it was just the weapon trying to possess him, or perhaps his hidden power since he is the main character after all.
At the end of the day, we get to see Mitsuba’s tragic past. I guess it’s expected that everyone in this world has a tragic upbringing, but their stories seem to get brushed over rather quickly. Regardless, she was an rash kid like Yuu is and compromised her teammates. Like Yuu, she has survivor’s guilt since she was the only one to survive and she felt like she was the cause of everything.
I guess it’ll be some time before Mika and Yuu meet, but I’m in this for the long haul and the pace is finally starting to pick up.
You can watch Owari no Seraph Episode 7 on Funimation