Onward, Yamino Detective Agency?!
Mayura’s not the only one who’d been wondering about the connection between Loki and Yamino, but it was suprise to find out Yamino was Loki’s son all along. The older Loki doesn’t look old enough to be a father, and what’s with him and Freya if Loki’s already a father and everything? ‘course, I guess there’s nothing keeping gods and goddesses from having children with multiple others. It nicely put together Yamino’s story about Midgarsormr in the opening, and the scene with the adult Loki and Midgarsormr.
Reading up a bit of the Norse god, Loki, I find his children included the wolf Fenrir (will he appear in this series to slay Odin during Ragnarök, as the mythology goes?), the sea serpent Jörmungandr (also known as the Midgar Serpant, or Midgardsormr in the anime), and Hela of the underworld.
Also looking at the mythology, at the time of Ragnarök, Thor and Midgardsormr kill one another.
Yamino’s story tells of his true form being “the spawn of an evil god”, and Loki later presents himself as the “dark god Loki”. Does this have any relation to Loki’s being banished? Probably not, but it does leave me wondering if Heimdall was one of the good guys and Loki one of the bad guys before their battle which had cost Heimdall an eye.
The snake scale details were nice and all, but distracting while everything else is “cartoon”. I wonder what the reasoning behind this art direction was.
Most important, though: Why was Loki stretching Ecchan like that? It was obvious enough this is what he was doing before Ecchan was actually shown, but that doesn’t make it any less of a strange mystery.