Mondays are always the worst day of the week…
So continuing where previous episode left off, our three protags have been captured by JP’s and and their cellphones confiscated. They are taken to the Diet Building in Chiyoda Ward, or rather underground where their base of operations is, where they come face-to-face with the leader of JP’s, Yamato Hotsuin.
They lock up Daichi and Io, as Yamato’s right-hand woman, Makoto Sako, explains to Hibiki JP’s purpose: To maintain Japan’s spiritual barriers from anything that threaten to destroy them, which is what the Septentriones are trying to do. The first one, Dubhe, was just the start. There are only six Septentriones left and only six days left to stop them, or else it’ll be the end of the world. Due to his ability to summon a powerful demon like Avatar Byakko, Yamato requests Hibiki to join the fight against the Septentriones.
The next day, Makoto drives them to Ariake, as part of an arrangement that Hibiki made that he won’t cooperate unless they let Daichi and Io go. However, they find that the road to Ariake is totalled and thus have to go to a shelter to gather information about the crisis that has befallen them. JP’s’s mission doesn’t involves helping anyone else, much to Makoto’s dismay.
As Hibiki goes to gather drinks for them, he thinks to himself about what is the best thing to do in their situation. Meanwhile, a flock of Avian Itsunade bursts into the shelter. Hibiki summons Byakko and have the fight taken outside. However, an endless amount of Itsunade continues to spawn due to a cell phone with the summoning app gone awry.
Daichi tries to join in, but his demon, Ghost Poltergeist, was damaged in the previous fight and needs to be repaired, and is left wondering how everything went to hell in such short time. Then things look bleak, Makoto returns with her demon, Divine Power, to help Hibiki and find the cell phone and break it.
Hibiki and the others return to JP’s HQ to take up on Yamato’s offer and help them with their fight and help other people. Yamato gives them their first order of business:
Fumi Kanno, a JP’s scientist in security and summoning division, has went missing during Dubhe’s attack. The three are sent to Osaka, where they last lost contact with her.
As the episode closes, Yamato has a short conversation with the Anguished One about Hibiki. Apparently, they must’ve had some prior arrangements because Yamato tells something about not needing the Anguished One anymore. Meanwhile somewhere in Nagoya, someone is planning a rebellion against Yamato, and JP’s…
Seems as though the adaptation is taking a different route. Instead of directly adapting the game into anime, it most likely is going to tell it’s own story while staying to the actual plot. I would imagine that’s the only way they can get it done in 13 episodes. I mostly know what’ll happen next, but I’m interested to see how things’ll go from here.