We are of course Talking Anime, and we are continuing our journey through the Blue Seed series with episode eight, "What? How Strange! A Rival Appears?!"
- Original Airdate: November 23, 1994, English Airdate: November 27, 1999
- While she is seen in the opening credits, this episode is the debut of Sakura Yamazaki
- I really like how the Aragami in this episode tied in perfectly with Momiji having a yearning for Kusanagi, with its desire to be with the one it loves
- The fact that Yaegashi is the one who secretly signs Momiji up for the idol contest is creepy as all hell
- Sakura is like the perfect rival for Momiji, as they are total opposites on all things, but their impromptu duet is quite fun