The Role of a God

The Role of a God S8E8 - The Role of a God 2011

The episode starts off with the gang finally leaving the village. On their way out, Utao notices Kirio and jumps on Kukuri to go meet him. She tries to smile at him in the way she was advised in the earlier episode, but he responds by sticking his tongue out at her before she can do it. Upon returning to the city, Kyohei suggests that they all go to the beach, which excite Utao. However, her expectations are shattered when they reach the beach only to find a typhoon. They find that their rooms are leaking water, so they come down to ask the owner of the inn about it while Utao bathes. However, as they are asking about it, a giant crash of lightning strikes and part of the inn falls down on the owner. Hibino rushes off to get Utao, who brings Kukuri to lift the wreckage off of the owner. The power goes out, so Kukuri goes out to the shed to look for a generator. However, Utao can't see in the dark, so Kyohei goes out to check. A sheet flies over Kukuri, and Utao accidentally knocks Kyohei out. Hibino goes out to check on him and they bring the generator back. On the way, a sign flies towards Hibino, but Utao is able to save her with Kukuri. The next day, the storm clears, and Utao is finally allowed to go to the beach. Back in the city, Hibino goes to the city's library to return some books for her father. Utao, never having been to a legit library, gets curious and jumps at the chance to see it when she finds out that Hibino's father had forgotten to give her a book. While he's alone, Kyohei starts to think back about his quitting being a Seki, revealing that the true reason was that he feared he was like Aki and that he would do something similar if he snapped. At the library, Hibino runs into Aki, who notices that Kyohei has told her about Chihaya. Hibino asks Aki why he keeps going after Kyohei, to which Aki answers that he can see the darkness within Kyohei that no one else can. He muses about pulling out this darkness by harming Hibino, but Utao shows up to parry his attack. Hibino stops them from fighting inside the library, and the two resume their scuffle outside. Aki questions the purpose of the Kakashi, saying that they can only destroy and kill because they have human hearts before leaving the battle before it can be decided. Back at the house, Utao begs Kyohei to tell him that what Aki says isn't true, and Kyohei hesitates before doing so.

  • Released: 2011-08-24
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
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  • Stars: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ai Kayano, Misato Fukuen, Ryohei Kimura, Katsuki Murase, Yumiko Kobayashi, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kana Hanazawa, Ayahi Takagaki
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