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Unlocked 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)

Shido, Kotori and the other Spirits, and the Fraxinus crew flew off into space. With their mission is to go to space, only Shido can attempt and save Mukuro by unlocking her locked feelings for one more time. It could be a final showdown for her, but the DEM forces are in the way.

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Let’s go with the reviewing!! This Episode is basically the real continuation where it was left off since Episode 4.

It seems that Kotori Itsuka is now getting cooler than before, and she is acting like a villain… to her other villains! No matter what the situation is, Kotori seemed to be cooling down, instead of acting reckless like a wandering flame. I have finally seen her true character, ever since when I saw her before in her Spirit and Commander forms.

I like the fact that the Fraxinus battleship has added more features, such as providing an item, in which it allows a user to access a “powerful armor” — Something like Woodman and Origami have used during their battle with Wescott and DEM forces respectively! And also, the remaining Spirits who weren’t able to participate in the battle were finally put into a good use by Kotori herself.

Finally, Shido has confronted Mukuro once again, and he was able to duplicate her powers as well (As seen in the featured photo of this post)!

It is important that teamwork is really important in order to win tricky battles, isn’t it? And like that one said, “In order to win, we need everyone. Without everyone, we cannot win!” Yep, this is what I have learned from this Episode, again.

Sometimes, our own feelings in our hearts aren’t really the ones who control us. It is just only “us” who control these inner feelings of us inside our own hearts.

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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.

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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.