- For other uses, see Evil Food Eater Conchita (disambiguation).
Evil Food Eater Conchita: Setsubun is the first episode in the collection of short stories emailed to select purchasers of Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook starting mid-February, 2014. The story was written by Akuno-P. It portrays the trials of Banica Conchita and her servants as they take part in the Eastern celebration of Setsubun.
The story opens with a note that all people are equal in time's flow, celebrating or lamenting different events over the passing seasons. Regardless of their reaction, these times remain unchanged each season; this includes those obsessed with the Seven Deadly Sins.
In early February of EC 325, Arte and Pollo carry in a pot of soybeans to Banica Conchita, who notes she can now carry out the traditional Eastern ceremony of Setsubun. In Pollo's resulting confusion, Arte explains how the soybeans are not eaten but thrown at "onis", to have them eating beans for a number of years. Reaching to take the beans, Arte's stopped by how hot they are and Banica has Josef brought out instead.
Asked to grab the beans in the pot, the cook notes how hot they are; despite his protests, Banica urges him to hurry up and, when the cook gathered a handful, to throw them at the "oni". Asking what an oni is, Josef is told it's an evil existence and throws the beans at Banica. In response, Banica attempts to have Josef executed on the guillotine and they squabble over her quoting another era's character. Inevitably avoiding a beheading, Josef is pelted with beans by the servants. Afterwards, Banica devours all 6000 beans.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The festival of Setsubun is taken from the real life festival of the same name celebrated in Japan the day before the Spring season, usually in February.
- The Bean Scattering (Mamemaki) ritual is typically done to family members wearing Oni masks; an "oni" (鬼) refers to a type of ogre or demon in Japanese mythology.
- Humorously, Banica purports that the era of the character she quotes, Princess Riliane, is a largely ignored setting despite The Daughter of Evil being considered one of mothy's more popular titles.