Well, here’s something that it doesn’t involve killing Kabanes once in a while as Ayame’s group and countless civilians aboard the iron train Kotetsujou have arrived in Shitori Station to not only re-supply, but to rest and relax as they’re celebrating the Tanabata festival there!
By the way, nice seeing Mumei in her casual clothing compared to her worn-out battle wear. Of course, this wasn’t the first time she celebrated Tanabata in her life.
You see, Mumei celebrated the festival with her mother where she was called Hozumi back then. Now, Mumei feels that she doesn’t feel happy because she’s a Kabaneri. C’mon, the fear of losing yourself is the biggest one to bear!
On the other hand, there’s some optimism as Ikoma shows that Mumei can become a human again, something that’s impossible to do currently unless the writer add something that won’t be explained by modern science. Also, he dreams big of destroying all of the Kabane (just like Eren Yeager) so that people can grow rice in the fields again.
Well, I applaud for Ikoma’s optimism but I’m hoping that he and Mumei can survive this!
In any case, it’s time for the cast to settle down and see the fireworks display. After all, they got weary from keeping the Kabane off of their train for a long time!
So yeah, it’s a relaxing episode to watch just before the suspense returns next week. And what kind of further development that’ll be featured on the next episode if you may ask?
Well, it’s the arrival of the Liberators led by none other than Mumei’s adoptive brother Biba!
Of course, whether or not this charismatic character is a true hero or a ruthless conqueror remains to be seen…