Wow! The clash between the Bakiraka and Rakshas is great. Silat apparently did the best possible thing he could have done in that situation by breaking Rakshas' mask. The panel after Silat stabbed the mask and it cracks is cool, it looks all wall-eyed in that moment and just gave me a very creepy feeling.
Anyway, I love what Miura did for Rakshas' design. It feels like he went back to the basics of fear: what is unknown and foreign. Since the mask is so iconic and cool, having something behind it, whatever it was, might be have disappointing. But to have nothing (or almost, a faint trace of a face) be there? That's absolutely brilliant.
Great points and I agree! I think I actually like this design much more than I would have if Rakshas had turned out to be a more concrete and monster-like form.
I love the way Rakshas reacts to his mask being broken. He doesn't feel like playing any more and goes drifting off dejectedly.
The Tapasa trying to play nice got a big laugh out of me, that crying cat as well.
Same here, I love the Tapasa's smiles when they meet Erika! They're trying to be friendly, but they just end up looking even freakier than usual! Cracked me up!
Erika and the cat's expressions are great, too!
Very cool episode and I don't even know what was said yet! Looking forward to that!