WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 31 of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, “Takechiyo’s Request,” now streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Animelab, and Hulu.
As the half-demon twins gear as much as save their mom Rin, they’re each pressured to face their weaknesses and limitations in Episode 31 of Yashahime. Whereas on their mission to slay rock demons, Kohaku and Hisui shock the twins and be a part of them out within the area. Throughout the encounter, Kohaku warns that Towa’s unwavering power and dedication are literally life-threatening weaknesses.
When Towa and Setsuna crew as much as slay rock demons to guard a human village, the twins play music collectively whereas they look forward to the demons to indicate themselves. Setsuna continues to play her mom’s tune on her violin when she’s lastly joined by Towa and the new flute she received from Rion. The rock demons present up hoping to take down Sesshōmaru’s daughters and earn respect amongst their fellow demons. When it seems they’ve defeated the rock demons, Towa lets her guard down and asks them to give up, which supplies them an opportunity to assault her once more.
Given Towa’s time within the fashionable period, her sheltered upbringing has fostered a vanity and naivety that has put her life in peril a number of occasions all through the collection. Early in Season 1, Setsuna and Moroha warn Towa to not underestimate the feudal period and emphasised that demons are ruthless beings who will not hesitate to kill. Whereas Towa has improved her fight expertise and survival instincts since arriving within the feudal period, it is clear she nonetheless lacks the resolve to kill the enemies coming for her life.
Upon noticing that Towa’s nonetheless too sort and harmless for this period, Setsuna means that Towa return to her world whereas she saves their mom on her personal. Towa wonders whether or not this suggestion is as a result of Setsuna hates her, however Setsuna is definitely upset with herself as a result of she believes Riku was proper about her not being robust sufficient to guard Towa on this period.
In the course of their mission, the half-demon twins are unexpectedly visited by Kohaku and Hisui on behalf of the Demon Slayers. Hisui catches Towa off guard when he out of the blue throws his Hiraikotsu at her from behind, forcing her to instinctively dodge it. Hisui admits that he was testing her as a result of his uncle advised him that Towa would not know when to again down or run away. When Towa claims she really ran away from Hirakotsu simply now, Kohaku factors out that she merely dodged and left herself open to assault when she ought to’ve fled.
Whereas Hisui talks to Setsuna about the right way to construct belief along with her weapon to save lots of her mom, Kohaku checks Towa to show her biggest weak point. When Kohaku provokes Towa, she recklessly assaults him head-on, with out hesitation. As his weapon comes down, he particularly warns Towa to dodge it, however she stands her floor and counters along with her personal weapon as a substitute. Since she as soon as once more refused to run, Kohaku is ready to goal a deadly spot on Towa’s physique.
Kohaku accuses Towa of refusing to dodge when it’s a necessity as a result of she would not see it as an choice, speculating that one thing from her previous is inflicting her to really feel too ashamed to run away. Whereas he admits that Sesshōmaru and Kikyo are the one two folks he is met who by no means run, Kohaku warns that this conduct is reckless and lethal for Towa and expresses nice concern for her security.
After Kohaku assures Towa that it is okay to run away, there’s nonetheless the lingering query of why she refuses to run within the first place. This conduct could come from the remorse and disgrace she feels for fleeing the forest hearth and letting go of Setsuna’s hand as a toddler, which in the end separated the sisters for years. Because the collection progresses, Towa must overcome this harmful weak point and be taught when to run away from a battle she can not win.