Saki encountered a Trickster Cat but managed to defeat it. She found Shun, but he had turned into a Karmic Demon. Shun explained to Saki that essentially humans leak power. Suggestions and mantras are used to control this leakage, but when the subconscious takes over the mind, humans cannot be stopped and ultimately turn into Karmic Demons, capable of destroying and transforming their surroundings. Shun decided to let himself be killed by his out of control power in order to protect Saki and his loved ones.
Episode 10 of From the New World was great. I was really impressed with how the animation and direction enhanced this emotional and very revealing episode. I feel bad for Saki because she saw her beloved Shun suffer and die because of his powers. Before dying Shun was able to tell Saki that he had always loved her. Sadly, Saki was not able to confess her love to Shun. I am still very impressed by this series, and it gets better with every episode. I give this episode a 10 out of 10.