Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi's Chapter - Soul (結城友奈は勇者である: 鷲尾すみの章 - 魂 Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha De Aru: Washio Sumi no Sho - Tamashii) is the second film of a currently ongoing set of films surrounding Washio Sumi is a Hero. It aired on April 17th, 2017.
|Chief Animation Director||Sakai Takahiro|
|Insert Song||National Defense Gym|
|← Friends||Promise →|
Aki-sensei is seen observes the girls train, and gives them time to rest afterwards. Sumi begins by purifying herself in the backyard well when a family member informs her Sonoko has arrived. Much to Sumi's surprise, Sonoko is riding in the back of a limo. She greets her friend in English, and continually rambles about 'Kagawa Life'. Later, the girls are at Sonoko's house in a large dressing room. They force Gin to wear frilly dresses and other strange outfits until Sonoko forces Sumi herself to wear a Western style dress. While Sumi admits it's beautiful, she later thinks she's a failure at being a Japanese patriot.
After an eventful few weeks of school, Sumi and Sonoko meets Gin's family from afar. With break over, Sumi worries that they may not be able to protect their world, but Gin and Sonoko assure her that it'll be fine with the three of them working together. During a class trip, Gin helps her friends make Yakisoba (promising to teach them how to cook one day) and the group chats with each other on the balcony of one of the structures. Walking along a path, time stops, and the girls transform to fight, though they're annoyed their trip has been interrupted.
Two Vertex arrive and despite a fierce beginning, the arrival of a third Vertex catches them off guard. It heals the other two Vertex, allowing the Scorpion Vertex to badly injure Sumi and Sonoko, leaving them unable to walk. Gin moves them away from the battlefield where they'll be safe and says she'll take over, adding a 'See ya.'
Gin catches up with the Vertex, stating they'll never cross the line as long as she's there. She engages in a battle, managing to land many hits before the Sagittarius Vertex stabs her through the chest with one of it's arrows and the Scorpion Vertex throws her to the ground. Barely able to move, Gin forces herself back ot her feet and resumes fighting, thinking of her friends and family.
Fueled by rage and will, she tells them that they'll never amount to what humans can do and shouts "IT'S OUR SPIRIT!" as she is struck again and again by the Vertex's needles. Sumi and Sonoko limp across the battlefield, finding burnt ground and later Gin, standing upright and staring at the barrier's wall. Sumi congratulates her friend on the victory, but realizes Gin isn't moving. Sonoko says in tears she was supposed to cook with them, and Sumi agrees, saying her friend's name. Though Gin's body remains standing, it is clear that she's dead and she will never answer. The two girls kneel to the ground and wail.
Side Stories Edit
In addition to the main tale, there were a few additional segments worth following.
Sonoko's Dream: Appearing 3 times, Sonoko's Dream accounts some very strange dreams the girl had. Most of the segments end up with the team dining at Ines and Sonoko saying "And that's how the dream went". The first dream chronicles on her desire to see Sumi preform as an idol, with a crowd of Sancho pillows watching. The second is Sonoko asking Sumi to "Look over here~", but she reveals she is in fact, a masked vigilante named 'Kokubo Kamen'. The third is the aftermath of the School Orientation, in which Aki-sensei forbids them Udon for a week. Sonoko wakes up crying over her nightmare. Sumi says she needs to go to a hospital while Gin sits dumbfounded.
School Orientation: For the first graders, Sumi and Sonoko decide to put on a patriotic show based upon the dream Sonoko had, which had excited Sumi. After a song, the class becomes EXTREMELY riled up and Aki-sensei scolds them for taking it a little too far.
Writing: While drawing on a chalkboard, Sumi states she wants to become a historian. Asking Sonoko and Gin what they wanna be when they grow up, Sonoko says she is an online novelist, and wishes to be a professional someday. Gin wants to raise a family and therefore 'become a bride'. Later, Sumi sees the reviews for Sonoko's novel "Space Sancho", and attempts to write one herself. She gains bad reviews the next day, despite her 'patriotism'. Later, Sonoko gains a love letter and Sumi is baffled. She then finds a letter for herself and opens it, wishing it to be a love letter...only to find out it's a complaint about her class behavior from an anon. Angry, she burns it.
Character Appearances Edit
By order of appearances:
- This is by far the most violent of any of the Yuusha de Aru animation projects, featuring horrendous amounts of blood, Gin losing her arm, and of course, Gin's body after she dies.