Date A Live S3 E9 – Meddling In The Past

Last episode, Origami went into the past and went berserk.
Last post, I criticized her for being a maniac.

This post, I will continue to do so.


Shido is sent to the past by Kurumi, just as Origami was. He then witnesses Origami fighting Phantom, and killing her parents in the rampage. He tries to comfort the young Origami, but she still vows revenge. And so, Kurumi tells Shido to visit her past self, which he does, in order to be sent back once again.

He does, and is sent back again. This time, he confronts Phantom before Origami attacks her, and Phantom pulls him aside. She mentions that she knows him, that he was sent back in time, and some other things. Phantom then walks off to be attacked by Origami.

In a last ditch effort, Shido decides to risk his own life and save Origami’s parents. He knocks them out of the way of the blast, is caught in it himself, and then wakes up in a bed.

Episode Thoughts

Alright, there’s the confirmation we needed. Confirmed kills by Origami of her parents, meaning that everything I’ve been saying is doubly true. Origami is a maniac. She deserves to have her newfound powers sealed, and to be locked up for life.

However, it seems the anime has anticipated my thoughts on the matter, and likely has sent Shido to an alternate future where Origami’s parents never died. We won’t know for sure until next episode, but if this is the case, then Origami will be a completely different person. Someone that lacks those maniacal thoughts of revenge and killing civilians, destroying theme parks, and killing her own parents.

We got to see Phantom in an uncensored form, which was a bit disappointing. Like I said it would be. Her glitchy form, complete with glitchy voice, is really cool. I wish she’d stay that way. Oh well.

Finally, there was one moment when Shido confronted Kurumi that made me jump out of my skin. She fired her gun, and I swear the audio on that shot was not balanced right, it was unbelievably loud when compared to the ambient audio volume. Even going back and listening again, when I expect it, it still gets me a little. Maybe it was for effect, but I didn’t really appreciate it.

Wrapping Up…

Exciting episode. We’ll have to see if I’m correct about Shido now being in an alternate future. If that’s true, then I’m not sure how I’ll feel about Origami. If I were Shido, I’d probably still watch my back around her.

As I always say, never trust someone who has killed their own parents.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.

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2 thoughts on “Date A Live S3 E9 – Meddling In The Past

  1. darkdaemonpk2

    What is the purpose of travelling in the past where you actually cannot accomplish anything to fix whatever dang shabang that had happened?


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