Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru [or Uraboku for short]
[A summary written from the few episodes that I’ve watched so far.]
A teenager named Yuki has been an orphan ever since he was a baby and growing up, not knowing who his parents, relatives, and familial connections, he always wondered ‘For what reason was I born? What’s my purpose for being in this world?’ Soon, a man named Takashiro shows up claiming Yuki’s his brother and part of the Giou clan, people gifted with special abilities to fight Duras, evil demons that appear on Earth. It is also known that Yuki’s powers are still dormant but commencing to fully awaken. Then, there’s a man named Zess constantly coming to Yuki in times of need, saving him from harm. Yuki somehow feels like he’s known Zess and Zess is somehow connected to these ‘flashbacks of the past’ that Yuki occasionally sees in the form of a dream.
I started watching Uraboku about a week ago but being picky about the series that I watch, the first episode has yet to capture my attention. The beginning wasn’t exciting enough to motivate me into continuing with episode two; however, at some point, puzzling scenes convinced me into labeling the series as one that would be put on hold. Finally, today, I began watching the second episode…
but stopped at episode four.
In the second episode, there’s an introduction to a brother of Yuki’s, Yuki’s mysterious powers, Toko and Tsukumo whom seem a bit stalkerish to me as they continuously follow and watch over Yuki, and Duras. Many information and yet it only brings up more questions [for me, I don’t know about everyone else though]. The series is beginning to get more and more interesting as I want to learn the answer to the questions brought up by the series but the pace at which the storyline is progressing is bit too slow for me.
Some questions/thoughts of mine’s:
- Why did Toko say something about Yuki being reincarnated into a guy? Does that mean the story actually takes place in an earlier time period?
- What type/kind/sort of powers does Yuki have?
- Is Zess and Luka the same person? O.o
- Is Takashiro evil? [there’s been several moments in episode two and three which may have indicated that he wasn’t ‘good’]
- Kanata.. he seems suspicious in episode three and preview for episode four.
*I really like the opening by Rayflower.
Should I marathon the series until I catch up to the most recent episode? Is it worth it? Would someone care to give me their opinion?