My anger from episode 3 has again been overtaken by sorrow. Caught in Kugaha’s trap and thinking Bishamon kidnapped Hiyori, Yato and Yukine confront Bishamon in order to get Hiyori back. Bishamon, still fueled by revenge and blinded by naivety of her Regalias all being loyal to her, attacks. Kugaha had planned this, hoping Yato would kill Bishamon, so that she will be reborn and that Kugaha can take the place of the exemplar. The medications given to Bishamon earlier made her weak (I knew it!) in order for his plan to succeed.
Kazuma reveals that he is the one who ordered Yato to kill the Ma Clan. Distrust and violence had broken out, causing Bishamon more pain, possibly leading to her death, and Kazuma made his decision hoping to save his master. This leaves Kazuma as the sole survivor of the Clan. In Bishamon’s point of view, however, Yato had killed her family. This makes Yato both her saviour and enemy.
My heart shattered when I saw this scene. Please excuse this short review while I attempt to piece my heart back again. Yukine, for all his complaints about Yato’s laziness, still sacrifices himself for the sake of his master. If Yato is killed, he will never be reborn unless a human makes a wish to him, but that it unlikely since he’s a minor god people don’t know about. Of course, our dear Yato and Yukine won’t be destroyed in episode 4 or this season would be for naught. Anyway, Kugaha, watch out. You won’t be smiling a few episodes later.
On a side note, Noragami Aragoto has been awesome so far, with the plot really being my type of anime haha. I will be watching Haikyuu season 2 after I catch up with the next few episodes of Noragami, so you can look forward to my first impressions of Haikyuu season 2! (I don’t think I’ll be doing episodic summaries/ reviews for other anime other than Noragami at the moment.)
Watch Noragami Aragoto episode 4 at http://kissanime.to/Anime/Noragami-Aragoto/Episode-004