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 →|
After a reading of a Hero Diary entry by Nogi Sonoko, Aki-sensei is seen observing the girls train. After doing moderately better then the last time, they are given time to rest. Sumi begins by purifying herself in the backyard well, when a family member informs her Sonoko has arrived. Much to Sumi's utter surprise, Sonoko is wearing red sunglasses, a big purple hat, and riding in the back of a cream-colored limo. She greets her friend in English, and continually rambles about 'Kagawa Life'.
Later, the girls are presumingly at Sonoko's house, in a large dressing room. The latter and Sumi force Gin to wear frilly dresses and quite strange outfits (giving Sumi a nosebleed in the process), until Sonoko forces Sumi herself to wear a Western style dress. At first, Sumi thinks it's beautiful on her, but then purifies herself at home believing she is a failure as a Japanese patriot. An announcer then speaks with a title card reading 'Sonoko's Dream'. At an unspecified time and place, Sumi wants to be an idol and invites her friends to join her. They begin a performance in front of many copies of Sonoko's cat pillow, Sancho, as Gin continuously bangs a drum and screams "ROCK!" Turns out the entire sequence was in fact a dream after all, as the girls are really dining at Ines.
In class the next day, all 3 girls are doodling on a chalkboard. Sonoko draws a very interesting picture featuring Sancho, Gin draws her baby brother, and Sumi manages to recreate the battleship Zuikaku, and launches into a patriotic speech. After said speech, Sumi says she knows those things since she wants to become a historian. Sonoko says she wants to become a novelist, and a little after that Gin says she wants to become a bride and have a family one day. During the conversation, Sonoko says she wants to write her friends in a novel one day. Upon Gin's hugging of Sumi, it is most likely a romance novel. Sumi checks out Sonoko's novels online, discovering they are liked and truly a work of art. Feeling as she needs to compete, Sumi writes a fast-paced historical novel; only to get terrible reviews in the morning.
Sonoko has another dream-Sumi is a superhero named Kokubou Kamen who protects and 'enriches' the country, Gin once again screaming "ROCK!" in the background. Inspired, the 3 try to figure out what they should do for the newest students' orientation. Their plans are halted when Sonoko gets a love letter from a girl, Gin estatic and Sumi believing it's cursed. Sumi herself finds a letter delivered to her house, believing it to be a love letter-only to see it's a complaint about how she acts as a moderate in class. Angry, she burns in in a Shinto ritual.
From swimming races to sewing and recovering, the 3 finally put on a show for the orientation-a Kokubou Kamen-themed show. The girls are disciplined by Aki-sensei, stating they went too far with it. Sonoko has a nightmare where Aki-sensei had also forbid them from eating Udon for a week, much to her displeasure. Feeling lonely, Sumi meets Gin's family from afar and even stops Gin from going home out of worry for her friend. Gin and Sonoko assure Sumi that it'll be fine with the 3 of them protecting. The school announces a class trip, Sumi gives the two giant travel guides and even uploads the books to their terminals. After a long car ride, the trip begins at a large athletic playground, whereas Gin goes a little overboard with her courage. After being scolded she 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 and complain that they still had an entire trip to have.
To their surprise, 2 Vertex have arrived. Gin is armed and ready, but the Vertex prove themselves to be much stronger then what they're used to. Despite that setback, the 3 manage to block them off before a third arrives. Healing it's fellow vertex the tides turn, with the Scorpion Vertex injuring Sumi and Sonoko to the point they can barely walk with a simple flick of it's tail. Gin brings her friends down to a safe place, saying she'll take it from their, and then adding '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 with one of it's arrows, and she is thrown down-terribly wounded. Gin gets up anyway, and starts fighting. Cutting off the tail of the Scorpion and hacking through the skin of Sagittarius, Gin ignores the multiple times she is stabbed. Fueled by rage and will, she tells them that they'll never amount to what humans can do and shouts "IT'S OUR SOUL!"
Sumi and Sonoko manage to wake up and 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, before she slowly realizes Gin isn't moving. Sonoko says in tears she was supposed to cook with them another day, Sumi agreeing, and saying her friend's name. With a bloody thump, the two girls kneel to the ground and wail.
Character Appearances Edit
By order of appearances:
- This is by far the most violent of any of the Yuusha de Aru animation projects.