• Rio bids goodbye to his grandparents
  • He wants to meet his cousin and talk about his lineage 
  • "Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles" Episode 9 will air Monday

Rio expresses his desire to meet his cousin who lives in the village where he has been staying. "Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles" Episode 9 will showcase Rio meeting his cousin after a long time. The new episode is called "Each of Their Decisions."

He wants to tell his cousin about his lineage. Rio vows to face his past and accept the ugliness within him and move forward.

In the previous "Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles" episode, Rio finally met his mother's parents who were the king and queen of the Kingdom of Karasuki.

He visited the royal castle with Gouki and met King Karasuki Homura and Queen Karasuki Shuziki. Homura noted Rio looked like his mother Ayame.

Both Homura and Shuziki were happy to meet their grandson and they wanted to deepen their relationship.

Later, Shuziki asked Rio about Ayame. Rio revealed Ayame was tragically killed by an evil person named Lucius.

"Rio and the others have traveled to the royal capital of the Kingdom of Karasuki with the village's annual tribute as guards. With their duties fulfilled, Rio and Sayo head into the castle town. They enjoy a meal and are doing some shopping when wandering warriors attempt to abduct a young girl. Rio jumps into the fray and easily defeats them, saving the girl. Her name is Komomo and she's the tax examiner Hayate's younger sister. Hayate's father Gouki receives a letter from Yuba. What he reads astonishes him and he and his wife, Kayoko, visit the lodgings where Rio is staying. They reveal to Rio that they once served his mother, Ayame," read the synopsis of Episode 8, according to Crunchyroll.

The cast of "Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles" anime includes Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Rio/Haruto Amakawa, Asuka Nishi as Alma, Yukina Shutou as Orphia, Yuuki Kuwahara as Aishia, Tomori Kusunoki as Latifa, Sayumi Suzushiro as Christina Beltrum, Sayaka Kaneko as Roanne Fontaine, Sayaka Harada as Miharu Ayase, Koji Yusa as Reiss Vulfe, Kenji Hamada as Alfred Emerle, Kaede Hondo as Flora Beltrum, Hiyori Nitta as Sara, Atsushi Tamaru as Charles Arbor and Akane Fujita as Celia Claire.

Fans can watch "Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles" Episode 9 online on Crunchyroll Monday. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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