Kurumi Insurrection

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 will kill the Spirit of Origin… no matter the cost!”

When the others are celebrating Valentine’s Day, and they give chocolates at each other, Shido and Kurumi are on a date. At the night when their date is almost over, this is where Kurumi told Shido about on her goal on why did she want to devour and steal Shido’s powers. She wanted to kill the Spirit of Origin, and she told Shido everything by bringing him to her untold past.

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Review

Let’s head on to the review proper! How many “ara ara” words can you hear from Kurumi herself?

For the characters, only Shido and Kurumi this time (not even a presence of Nia and Mukuro are detected here). Seemingly, Kurumi’s character has been given emphasis here, since she told Shido about her untold past — at the time of her “early style” before she totally sold her soul to her Sephirah. Sephirah is a crystal which is used by the Spirit of Origin to turn Humans into Spirits. It is true that the crystal could literally “kill” those Humans, or even making them no longer Human in existence anymore. Basically, the Sephirah crystal is like a Gacha machine, where it picks a suitable candidate to become Spirits — and selling their own souls at the same time. I can’t give you out more details, since I can’t consider this as a review anymore, but a spoiler post instead. You have to watch this Episode to find out the other details! And also, Kurumi at her “early style” hair style is still beautiful, though. But then, sometimes her repeated usage of “ara ara” words are quite captivating.

For the story, it really shows that you could become a hero or heroine to fight for justice, and to protect the innocent and weak. Those are the days that the early style Kurumi is being envisioned with this. However, there are always some dark sides, where justice isn’t always the winner to defeat and destroy the darkness and evil. Sometimes, not only everything is your evil here. In fact, you can be an “evil” yourself. A power, according to that quote that I have heard, is neither good nor evil, and it shall always depend on the user who wields it. And also, your “insurrection” can be your fuel to your own hatred, and then you just think nothing but yourself. Finally, it can only end you up in seeking for more power by just simply doing harm upon others. And this is what Kurumi’s character is, aside from the fact that she is really a sinister Spirit than any of her other Spirit rivals. At the same time, she is still a “lovable character” by most DAL fans, though that her character is really evil and sadistic (Yeah, anybody can be Kurumi’s slave, while uttering her “ara ara” words).

At the end, I have learned that revenge can sometimes make us lose our own sight or sanity. When we just see somebody who got killed by our own adversaries, we do not already know that we are already being blinded by our own rage and anger. The more that we got blinded by our rage and anger, and vengeance, the more that we are just putting ourselves more into the brink of our death and destruction. Sometimes, our own desires to seek vengeance isn’t always the answer to resolve our own conflicts.

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Series Info
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©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.