I must admit I wasn’t entirely into this episode, not because it wasn’t a good episode, but because sci-fi’s animonday was airing an awesome Ninja Scroll movie. That’s beside the point though. This episode was more a setup one that any. There were no emerging personas until the very end and that wasn’t for battle.
Ryou has looked up places for Shin and Jun to move to and is leaving it to them to decide. But Jun seems to want to pull them all together while Shin just wants to know why they have to leave. During all this Shin is still hassling with the request from the detective. Shin has found Ryou’s list and even copies it over to his thumb drive, but by the end of the episode he tells the detective that no such list is present.
The episode’s big facts lie in Jun’s momentary disappearance. His run away seemed more like a walk outside under the stars to me, but okay… overreact. Anyways, this shows that Ryou still cares a bit about his brothers for he joins Shin in his search for Jun. By the time they reach Jun he has… turned into his sister and has a persona. Or she is his persona or he’s channeling her or something. It didn’t really make much sense. It was neat though. That’s Yuki, the sister, in the picture.
The other things we learned in this episode is that their parent’s were picture book artists or something and they called the pure white feathers that we’ve been seeing “Whale Feathers,” which, coincidentally, is the name of the last book they wrote and the name of this episode. They said that when you throw a whale feather back into the ocean your wish is granted. That’s what didn’t make sense about Jun and Yuki. He took the whale feather off of his necklace and threw it into the ocean, then he was her with a persona.
It also seems that Jun has had some sort of surgery in the past because there is scar on his forehead and when it was shown there were flashbacks to a surgical room. During these flashbacks the girl that has whale feathers follow her wherever she goes appears.
I don’t quite understand the significance of whale feathers and I am pretty sure I am not supposed to yet, but I’m pretty sure Jun and that girl have a connection. All I know is that the background music in this show is awesome and I can’t wait to get a soundtrack.