Omamori Himari Season 1 Episode 5 Review: A Troubled Cat and Composure

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Closing in on the halfway mark of the series, Omamori Himari has a fairly laid back episode for the most part with a good deal of fanservice mixed in. The balance of the two is rather nicely done but you know that this show is mostly about action harem fanservice material so there really aren't any surprises to be had. What happens at this point is that we're getting comfortable with the characters and the situations so it's time to add in a little more background to create a bit of tension as well as highlight a big potential dramatic moment when Yuto must kill Himari.

There were some good revelations in the previous episode where Yuto's memories started flowing back to him. This time around, with everyone recovering from the action, it's Shizuku who's spilling the beans a bit. Yuto's concerned about the way Himari has to fight for him, but when he discovers that the 'taint of bloodshed' could push her beyond her limits some day to where she'd attack her master, it makes him even more concerned. It also points to the possibility that when he does master his powers as a Demon Slayer, she would be the first ayakashi he'd have to kill. There's also a nice twist given to the memories he's gotten back in that he learns that the girl he kissed wasn't Himari but someone who looks like she does now, which sets Himari to being a bit quiet and Yuto wondering who it was back then.

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