Episode 8: Durandal
Air Date June 3, 2011
Kanji 魔剣(デュランダル)
Adapted from Volume 2
Episode Director Yorifusa Yamaguchi
Storyboard Takashi Watanabe
Screenplay Shogo Yasukawa
Animation Director Kazuyuki Ibai, Kazuyuki Yamayoshi, Megumi Noda, Yoshinori Deno, Yuka Takemori
Opening Scarlet Ballet
Ending Camellia no Hitomi
Episode Navigation
Episode 7
Episode 9

Honey Trap is the eigth episode of the Hidan no Aria anime. It was aired on June 3, 2011.


Shirayuki has been captured by Durandal and Kinji's fate has seemingly been sealed! However Aria has joined the fray, saving Kinji's life. Now that the duo has made amends with each other, can they ban together and save Shirayuki? More importantly, can the trio hope to defeat the infamous choutei killer Durandal?


This episode follows up from the last one, starting with Durandal's voice saying "Follow me" to Shirayuki and a hand extending towards her. Durandal says that he will take her to a place more suitable for her: the IU. Just as Shirayuki is about to take the hand, Kinji shouts her name and gets a knife thrown at him, narrowly missing him, and he falls flat on his face. Shirayuki is about to run to him but Durandal grabs her wrist and starts dragging her into the shadows. The voice taunts Kinji, asking him if he is really in a position to worry about others. Just as he gets another knife thrown at his face, Aria arrives and blocks the knife. She states that he's pathetic, but he did serve his purpose as stupid Kinji. Aria then turns to Durandal and declares that she arrests him for attempting to kidnap a minor.

Aria then tells Durandal that she has investigated that, when faced with many enemies, he splits them up and takes them down individually. She then explains that that was the reason why she stopped being Shirayuki's guard, so Durandal would be lured out. In response to Kinji's surprise, she recites Butei Law Article section 2: You must fulfil your client's contract, and declares that she will never abandon her missions. Then, using one of her Kodachi, she breaks the ice holding Kinji to the ground.

Durandal then states that they haven't won yet. Suddenly, there is a loud sound and water floods in rapidly from the drains. Kinji and Aria run through the place and find Shirayuki chained to a pipe. Shirayuki apologises to Kinji, explaining that the reason she didn't tell Kinji about Durandal is because Durandal claimed he would blow up Academy Island and kill everyone if she blabbed. Kinji then asks when was this, to which Shirayuki replied it was when they were at the beach and Kinji went to buy her fireworks. Shirayuki received a text and said that she had no choice but to follow the orders. Shirayuki also apologises to Aria, being touched that even though she had been horrible to her, Aria still came to help her, and Aria responds by flushing and says that she is only protecting her because of the contract.

Kinji asks Shirayuki where Durandal went, and she replies that after she was bound, she heard the ceiling hatch being opened. Kinji then tells Aria to go after Durandal, due to the fact that she can't swim and will drown in the flooding. At first, Aria protests, but Kinji prevails upon her and she agrees, running off.

After a while, the water has risen to Shirayuki's neck level. Kinji has only managed to unlock one of the locks on Shirayuki's bonds(there are 3 locks). Shirayuki tells Kinji to leave her and go, saying that she doesn't want to put him in danger. She says that Miko of the Hotogi are sheltered, and it is their fate to throw away their life for someone else, and that she is sure that no one would cry if she died. Kinji refuses outright, but Shirayuki nullifies the contract of him being her bodyguard, and tells him to live.

A big wave then washes Kinji away from Shirayuki, but he swims back to her against the current. He then kisses her underwater, allowing him to enter Hysteria Mode. He is then able to free her easily. They then climb through the ceiling hatch to the next floor, escaping the flood. However, after Kinji closes the flood doors, he is unable to find Shirayuki, but then finds her coughing as she gulped some water. He begins to wade towards her in the calf-height water, but is distracted by Aria calling him.

Turning, he sees Aria running towards him, but then sees a piano wire at Aria's height like a tripwire. He shouts at Aria to stop, then walks forward and cuts the thread.

(WIP at this stage)

Adapted fromEdit


(in order of appearance)

Hotogi Shirayuki

Tohyama Kinji

Aria H. Kanzaki




Hidan no Aria Series
Hidan no Aria AA
AA Novel

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