Warning: The next contains spoilers for The Evening Past the Tricornered Window Episode 5, “Past,” now streaming on Crunchyroll.
Episode 4 of Tricornered Window mainly confirmed that Mikado’s father is the mysterious “sensei” who’s manipulating Erika to curse others for cash. Nevertheless, we don’t know his intentions or why he even left Mikado and his mother within the first place. This episode reveals his previous — and it is extra tragic than anybody would count on for such an evil antagonist.
As suspected, “sensei” is confirmed as Mikado’s father since they share the identical voice actor. He meets Mikado’s mom, who’s a civil servant. He claims that it is love at first sight, nevertheless it’s additionally attainable that he sees Mikado’s mom as some type of safety spell that may assist dispel the fearsome spirits round him.
In line with him, the “air” round her is “clean and beautiful,” which means that her optimistic power cleanses the ambiance and has the facility to do away with the unfavourable spirits. Then again, he naturally attracts ghosts, and this in all probability places a pressure on him over time. This is the rationale he’s so drawn to Mikado’s mom, a bit like Hiyakawa is drawn to Mikado.
As we see all through the sequence, most individuals who cope with ghosts don’t have a very optimistic outlook on life. Erika curses folks for a residing however is secretly affected by what she sees and does. Hiyakawa doesn’t actually have any social abilities or an ethical compass. Solely Mukae offers with the ghosts with any sense of empathy and care, however evidently his energy will not be as sturdy as others. Regardless, irrespective of how they cope with the spirits, all of them appear to be very keen on Mikado.
After Mikado’s mother and father marry, Mikado’s father appears to wish to quit the lifetime of a psychic. Nevertheless, after Mikado is born, it quickly turns into clear that he has inherited his father’s powers — he can even see and appeal to ghosts however can also be very afraid of them. Mikado’s mom’s optimistic power is not sturdy sufficient to carry off each highly effective males, so she grows weak and has to go to the hospital. Realizing that his presence is finally going to kill his spouse, Mikado’s father decides to go away and take away all traces of himself.
It’s apparent that Mikado’s father cherished his mom, it doesn’t matter what his motivations have been at first. He says to Mikado that one in all them needed to go away in order that she might be saved. He might have deserted Mikado and erased all traces of Mikado’s existence, however as a substitute, he selected to disappear himself, leaving the most important clue of his personal existence behind. This implies he additionally cares about Mikado and needs him to have a contented childhood together with his loving mom. In a way, Mikado brought about his mother and father’ separation, nevertheless it’s additionally due to this that he will get to have a life in any respect.
This portrayal of Mikado’s father makes viewers query how he grew to become the best way he’s now. We all know he’s utilizing Erika for evil deeds, and that she fears him much more than she fears loss of life, which she experiences every day attributable to her personal horrific powers. He’s cursing random locations and folks in order that he can use the unfavourable power for his personal functions, no matter these could also be. As well as, he’s concerned with the yakuza, so it is protected to imagine he is not the loving household man from the flashbacks.
It might be that the ache of getting to go away his household has pushed him to a lifetime of crime, or that with out Mikado’s mom, he has been regularly taken over by the unfavourable spirits round him and has lastly given into the darkness. Both method, this episode reveals that the Mikados, each mom and son, have the facility to deliver positivity to these consumed by darkness. In different phrases, it is as much as Mikado to deliver Hiyakawa again from the brink of villainy, which is strictly what he appears to be planning.