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Locked Heart

This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read this only if you had seen this Episode.

Inori-D Station strives to give spoiler-free Episode Reviews and Impressions in this post.

Overview (Story)

“I wanted nothing that can touch my heart.”

Some meteors had fallen and shot some different parts of the world. This was caused by a Spirit who walks and floats adrift in space. That Spirit is codenamed as “Zodiac”, and her name is Mukuro Hoshimiya. Shido’s words can’t easily faze her, and he is ended up with nothing.

Kotori has thought of a plan on how to get and to reach to Mukuro by travelling into space. And then, they had found out some relevant truth about the existence of Spirits, as well as the DEM who hunts down these wandering Spirits, utilizing their powers.

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In this Episode Review, this part can be difficult to analyze and to understand if not paying attention!

There are times that if a person’s feelings can’t be fixed, that means his or her feelings or heart are shut off or locked! Yeah, and I had talked with those kinds of people before! You had given them some advices, but still they don’t even listen, learn, or even accept the fact that they are wrong. But then, there is always a time that their doors will open, someday, if they had realized that they are really at fault. But in this plot or scene, there is nothing much left for Shido to do, but to temporarily withdraw from dating the Spirit. But then, I do still remember the scene there where Shido was able to date and seal Miku’s powers before, it seems (From Date A Live II). Maybe that one could be the same, but the approach would be different.

Since this is the start of a new story arc, now focusing on Mukuro, expect the storyline also to branch or be nested into many parts! The branching storyline can have more conflicts, in which our heroes and idols must solve in order to go back to the main storyline again. Usually, these kinds of plots can be more difficult to understand, and they always have continuity if remained unresolved. And so, it can make some series like these, more exciting to watch, for me. But then, as much as possible, I must avoid in getting to the original source material (light novels) whenever I can. Or otherwise, my excitement in watching this shall also fade away if that happens.

It seems that we haven’t found out on who really is behind in these DEM and the “Spirit of Origin” things. Sometimes, villains themselves can disguise as heroes. Or vice-versa as well.

I hope that I won’t get bored in watching this, since the next one, I think, is a branching storyline from the main story arc. Let’s see if I could continue to analyze carefully the details.

Nothing to learn much, but just only knowing the details and representations of the characters to some real people, things, or events.

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Series Info
©2021 橘公司・つなこ/KADOKAWA/「デート・ア・ライブⅣ」製作委員会
©2021 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako / KADOKAWA / “DATE A LIVE IV” Partners

This Anime series has been aired and streamed in Japan and overseas since April 8, 2022, with its First Episode.

For more info, see this page.

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.