Episode Six focuses on Yoichi, Kimizuki, and Yuichiro going through their Contract Ceremony in order to obtain their cursed gear. The least amount of time is spent on Kimizuki’s ceremony, while both Yuichiro and Yoichi get almost the same amount of screen time. In both cases, a demon tries to take over their body. Yuichiro manages to convince his demon that he has a strong heart, so the demon doesn’t overtake him. However, Asuramaru (the demon) tells Yuichiro that he has something odd mixed in him and that he’s about 10% non-human. This is rather interesting to learn, especially when Asuramaru asks Yuichiro if the humans have been experimenting on him. This fact was obviously thrown out here for a reason, and it’s going to be interesting to find out what that reason is at some point in the future.

Yoichi, on the other hand, is seen as weak by his demon, and has his body taken over. When the possessed Yoichi begins attacking Yuichiro and Kimizuki, they are ordered by Guren to take down the demon. Yuichiro, who doesn’t want to abandon a comrade, doesn’t want to fight. Instead, he tries reasoning with the possessed Yoichi. But it’s surprising when Yuichiro ends up getting some unexpected help when it seems like there’s no hope for saving Yoichi. I like how the anime portrayed Yuichiro’s struggle between doing what Guren ordered him to do and not wanting to hurt Yoichi. As a viewer, I ended up feeling really sorry for him. I also want to add that I liked how this dilemma for Yuichiro was ultimately resolved.

Right at the end of the episode, it’s hinted that both Yuichiro’s group and the vampires will be heading to Shinjuku. I expect that before too much longer, Yuichiro and Mika will have a reunion but that Mika is going to be surprised by what’s happened to Yuichiro. Having these two childhood friends on opposing sides of the battle already adds an interesting dynamic to the series, but that dynamic will get stronger when the two of them finally meet face-to-face again.

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