Things I loved:
1. Moroha says “yo’ mama!” I love it. I love even more that it is absolutely explicit that all of them have human mamas, exactly one episode after Towa dreamed of Rin and Moroha dreamed of Kagome.
This also indicates that despite the friendly acceptance the girls seem to be enjoying now, having a human mother and a demon father is not exactly something to be proud of. Clearly Setsuna was hiding her demon side to be accepted by the demon slayers, and Moroha does not have friends.
2. I know everyone is feeling sorry for Moroha right now, but have these people ever had cousins? Sisters? I don’t get that Towa and Setsuna were so evil to not want to go with Moroha, especially since they do, in fact, have other things to do besides go bounty hunting with a cousin who has not explained why she needs the money. In fact, I’d really like to see more about the dream butterfly since that was Towa’s primary motivation in coming to the feudal era and she is no closer than when she first began.
Setsuna was not being particularly manipulative. I took it as her being kind of..nice? Sparing Moroha’s feelings while still getting what they wanted. And even if it was manipulative, it doesn’t mean that Setsuna did not mean what she said to Moroha.
I found it more interesting that Setsuna went along with Towa’s wishes. Nothing was stopping her from going back to Kohaku to get a new mission. Instead, she went with her sister to convince Moroha to let them join her. I think she’s more invested in finding the dream butterfly than she will admit, even to herself.
3. Lots of call backs to the old series. I don’t even know what to make of it any more except for the fact that I see it. I see references, but what do they mean?
4. Towa’s demon power is in the pearl. How are those pearls functioning for Towa and Setsuna? Are they making them stronger or just allowing to keep the yokai side under control? What will happen when they are taken away…dun..dun…dun. I guess we may find out next week.
Also, Inuyasha’s black pearl functioned as a portal to his father’s grave, but was it also serving to keep his demon side in check, something that later Tessaiga was used for when the pearl was removed? Is that why the twins look so very human – because the pearl is controlling the yokai side? Who knows? Not me. Hopefully, someone in this show will start talking soon.
All in all, I enjoyed the episode, but I do wish we could have more of the girls actually talking to each other as opposed to fighting together. There is a lot of back story to introduce, and in a way, I’m okay with assuming some aspects of their relationship. I do really, really, really want some more hints about their parents, though.