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Zetsuen no Tempest Ep. 14: The Yoshino Theory

Now, I paused Junjou Romantica and just watched the latest episode of Zetsuen no Tempest. I’m a little confused, maybe that’s because I feel so drained which in turn is narrowing my scope of understanding Zetsuen. I’ll try my best though to put across my thoughts on it. I’ll start by saying I find it so cute that Hakaze is developing feelings for Yoshino. That’s to be expected since he practically gave her hope and was able to have her invest a certain amount of dependence on him. Because of Yoshino, she was able to make it into the future two years ahead of the time prison. Yoshino is still keeping his involvement with Aika a secret, since he knows the kind of position that would put him in with Mahiro. At first I thought that Hakaze had it figured out, but she doesn’t know and instead is trying to deal with her new feelings for Yoshino. Innocence can be so cute.

Ahh yes! The mage of Exodus has revealed himself. And with a much more timid and odd presence I’d expect from the mage of Exodus. In some ways, he reminds me of Junichirou – definitely in physical appearance, if nothing else. Hakaze challenged him to see if he truly was the mage of Exodus and at the end of the battle, it was proved he indeed was the mage of Exodus. The confirmation of that led to Samon’s theory of Yoshino being the mage of Exodus void.

Now for the Yoshino Theory. So according to Samon, Yoshino’s existence has caused inconsistencies with the Tree of Genesis because of the mixed feelings he is stirring inside Hakaze. Hakaze is beginning to doubt her belief in the Tree of Genesis because of the incident where it killed Yoshino (she was shocked at Mahiro’s injuries too, but Yoshino was the central point of her focus). Samon believes that if Yoshino no longer existed, Hakaze would be taking things in greater stride and maintaining a strong role as the Magician of Beginnings. Therefore, based on Yoshino’s opinion, it will be the predominant factor on whether Hakaze chooses to take a course of action or not. Now, the fate of the world has been switched from Mahiro’s possession, to Yoshino’s. Samon believes that Yoshino’s existence is out of the scope of the world’s logic. Therefore, Yoshino must be killed and is believed to be the mage of Exodus because of the confusion he stirs in Hakaze which consequently affects the power of the Tree of Genesis in its reawakening. Was that confusing? I hope I got that right.

Maybe Yoshino’s death will be decided if and when Mahiro finds out that Yoshiro was Aika’s boyfriend. Yet, there is another thing throwing me off. At one point, I heard Hanemura mumble something about a girlfriend, like he said something along the lines of “that won’t bring her back”.

ALL OF THESE PLOT TWISTS! Kyo…please don’t kill me before my time. But the plot twists are part of what makes Zetsuen so great to watch. When the episode ended I had to  blink twice at my computer screen. “O.O Really *blinks*…really 0_0 that was it *insert another blink*?”

Mahiro has decided to go along with Samon’s plans, just as long as he can find Aika’s killer, but at the same time, he ends up protecting Yoshino as well. I guess that lifts some of the jerk impression I have of him. He isn’t that bad. He’s just really striving towards one goal, which won’t ever change. I’m coming to accept that. Such dogged determination.

I much prefer the first OP theme song but the new one isn’t so bad.

I’m waiting for the next episode of Hyoubu Kyousuke, Amnesia and I have yet to watch the second episode of Hakkenden. I’m growing impatient for the new episode of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT  288577k6fljjy1but I’ll wait. School has me occupied anyway.

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