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The Censor Bat
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Land of the rising sun
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very interesting and defenitly something worth checking out.
If you want to know more here is the overview.
Overview of Volume 1
Nagi transfering to the local school meets Shizuku again and greets her fondly but to his surpirse she answers back that she had never met him before and not to talk to her again.
Karin after class pulls Nagi where they can talk privately and starts warning him as a new comer he needs to understand and obey customs of the land when Soyogi steps in demanding to know the relationship with Nagi and Shizuku. Soyogi then whispers to Karin if she had explained to Nagi the situation that encapsulate the three female protagonists. Nagi not understanding the situation pulls Karin by the shoulder demanding what this is all about when Soyogi twists Nagi's wrist into submission. Nagi pleas Soyogi to stop with no use when Soyogi notices Shizuku staring at the whole ordeal from a distance.
Soyogi cools her temper understanding the silent warning by Shizuku that Nagi as an outsider does not understand the customs and calls Karin to follow leaving Nagi alone.
The same day after school Nagi is asked by Rinne, baby sister of Karin, to take a stroll with her where she leads her to Karin at the beach in which Karin was cleansing herself in preperation for the secret ceremony.
Karin noticing Nagi's presence asks him if he believes in god. Nagi jerks in caution as a sign to Karin that he has no interest in dubious religious cults. Karin answers back that that would be the normal response and then further explains that as an outsider of the island he may not understand the customs but he will gain a glimpse if he attends the ceremony.
Somedays after before sunrise, Ms. Kisaragi teacher at high school wakes Nagi to join her to attend the Ryushinsai, an ancient ceremony off-limits to outsiders without special permission. On their way she tells Nagi that she majored in ancient folklore at college and that she always wanted to attend this ceremony. She also asks him if he had ever heard of the Ryujin(Dragon god) legend about the dragon god falling in love with a female of this island. Then she point out a shrine that that is the place they worship the dragon god and that there is a priestess that attends to serve the god.
At sunrise with the bellow of a drum Shizuku presents herself in front of the crowd in her priestess attire. Everyone bows before her.
Kisaragi noticing Nagi empty faced, forcefully grabs his head into a bowing position and explains that she suspected Shizuku to be the priestess then points out that the priestess has two roles, one being a servant of the dragon god and the other to be offered as sacrifice in case of a natural disaster. Therefore revered secret next to god.
Then the drum bellows again, this time Karin and Soyogi appears in the same attire as Shizuku and the ceremony comes to an end where all attendants individually steps foward to Shizuku to give her their blessings.
Lastly it is nagi's turn where as the one before him had done bows and touches her hand with their forehead when she whispers to him why had he agreed in becoming one of the islanders which caught him off gaurd.
As he was about to leave the premises Rinne asks Nagi to come to the shrine again tonight. Nagi thinking he was ask to help her clean up agrees and comes again that night. Rinne welcomes Nagi and asks to change into these robes. Changing his clothes, he notice that the robes Rinne past to him looks similar to the priestess's robe in which Shizuku had wore that morning, when he noticed Rinne had grabbed his hand and was greeting him in the same posture he made that morning in greeting Shizuku.
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