「復讐乙女」 (Fukushuu Otome)
Sorry for the delay! Today was one of those rare days when I have work and class on the same day.
This was somehow both unexpected and expected…
While this show is labeled as “horror”, it has been taking a different turn. The horror has been there, but it has been overshadowed by the very mellow and more amusing moments. I think I had gotten used to all the humoristic, fanservice filled moments – so this episode surprised me a little, but in a good way!
I do think the mystery of this week was a bit insane and a little too sudden. It’s hard to adjust to the amount of creepiness in this episode after five episodes filled with, what I’d call – slice of life actually. This week’s mystery was good but it was so fast paced so it felt very forced. It reminded me a little bit of the final episodes of Another – a great show which took an insane turn at the end (but it was still good if you ask me).
I think this story would do better if this had been split over two episodes. I’m trying to figure out why this was so fast paced. Are the remaining episodes going to focus on story progress? Was that the reason why this had to be crammed into 22 minutes? If so, why couldn’t the previous, more mellow episodes been used more wisely? Hmm, I shouldn’t think so much about that with six episodes remaining…
The mystery of this week was a very good one – Akahito-san – a rumored monster who is looking for human sacrifice – his victims being students who stay too long in school. We have a new character for this episode – Kirishima Yuuko (Koshimizu Ami), a girl who has been suffering because of her name and all the things it’s connected to. This rumor was created by her so she could end all paranormal activities and rumors surrounding the name “Yuuko”. Little did she know that this would lead to her fellow classmates going insane, trying to sacrifice her to the monster she created herself.
While I do think everything went too fast in this episode, I still find it interesting. I guess that’s because this mystery was rather psychological than paranormal, which makes it easier for me to relate to it.
Leaving that, I hope you all watched this episode until the end because there was a short clip after the ending sequence showing Kirie and Momoe (they had nearly no screen time at all this week) and what they did behind the scenes (when Yuuko saved Kirishima). Unfortunately, that scene left us with a very annoying cliffhanger. The shadow is back, and it seems to me that it has set its eyes on Kirie. It better not be to hurt her…
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