Date A Live S3 E8 – Here We Go Again…!

When we last left off, I was complaining about how Origami needs to be taught a lesson due to her recent onset of lunacy and subsequent betrayal of Shido and friends, once again. She’s a danger to not just Shido and spirits, but the public at large.

Especially now that she is a spirit herself.


Origami, with her newfound spirit powers, manages to track down Kurumi and somehow convince her to use a special bullet from her gun that sends someone back in time. Kurumi then sends Origami back five years, to when her parents died. There she battles a glitchy unknown entity, but is unable to hurt it.

However, after the glitchy girl escapes, Origami looks down upon the destroyed city beneath her only to see her past self glaring up at her, and vowing revenge.

Back in the present, Origami returns as an Inverted, like what happened to Tohka last season. After some battle, and the Fraxinus being destroyed, Kurumi arrives to send Shido into the past.

Episode Thoughts

Well well, wasn’t this interesting? Origami really is a lunatic in more ways than one. Luckily this was that linear type of timeline where going into the past is actually what created the current future, I think. I’m assuming that the spirit Origami saw as a kid was in fact, herself. And then she only realized this five years later after she had become a spirit and visited her past self…

Origami potentially ruining the present (with Kurumi’s help) was worth it though, because we got to see the glitchy girl. I’m sure her identity will be revealed at some point in the future, but for now, I thought she was really neat. From her appearance to her voice, this ambiguous entity is very interesting. I’ll probably be disappointed whenever her true identity is revealed though.

Finally, what the hell was Kotori thinking when she flew the Fraxinus, uncloaked, into Inverted Origami? Up until now they have always kept their distance, recognizing the danger that spirits pose. I got a good laugh watching it get shot to pieces and explode. What did they expect? Were they trying to ram into Inverted Origami or something?

Wrapping Up…

According to Kotori “Origami is a spirit now so we have to help her”. I think Origami should be disarmed of her powers, as she is a spirit, but I also think she should be locked up in some anti-spirit containment cell for the rest of her life immediately afterwards.

Not only was she a danger to the public as a human, having destroyed a theme park and probably more that I’m forgetting, but now that she is a spirit she’s even more dangerous. Lock her up, she can’t be trusted. She’s betrayed not only her friends but also the organizations she’s worked for countless times now.

Perhaps 10,000 years locked up could help her to calm down…

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.

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2 thoughts on “Date A Live S3 E8 – Here We Go Again…!

  1. See, this episode turned the whole season inside out for me. The scene around 8:20, when older Origami finally learned who the spirit was who killed her parents — I thought that was amazing!

    All this time, the spirit she hated to vehemently was right in front of her.

    “She’s betrayed not only her friends but also the organizations she’s worked for countless times now.”

    She betrayed way more than that! And it looked to me like she was paying for it. The look in her eyes around 8:25, and her subsequent breakdown, really worked for me.

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    1. True, she even betrayed herself!

      Honestly, it wasn’t that big of a surprise for me, if only because this setup is pretty common. Once I saw her fighting, I had a feeling that she would end up accidentally causing destruction resulting in the death of her parents.

      While that didn’t exactly happen, or we don’t explicitly see her actions resulting in the death of her parents, I was expecting it. I’m not sure if she actually did it, or if she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time when she was spotted by her past self though.

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