「怨念乙女」 (Onnen Otome)
It seems that Yuuko didn’t recover all her memories – only her feelings for Teiichi and some emotions concerning him – some of them are: anger, jealousy, loneliness, and self-consciousness (the “ecchi” label has been switched). I’m glad my favorite trait remains – Yuuko’s childishness. She’s so adorable! Momoe sure knows how to kill the mood. I felt so sorry for Yuuko when her tamagoyaki fell down, even though she did the same to Momoe last week, although, I didn’t feel sorry for Momoe at all. Am I a mean and biased person? Hmm…
When I finished this episode, I was a bit confused. I understand that Shadow Yuuko wants Yuuko to recover her true memories, but if that’s her goal – why does she linger around Kirie so much? It seemed like Kirie was in trouble for a while there. Nice save, Momoe! Kirie can see Yuuko, and she probably knows some things about her past, but how can that interest the shadow?
Leaving that and moving on to the highlights of this episode, Teiichi and Yuuko’s relationship hasn’t really progressed much. It’s pretty much like it used to be except he has now admitted his feelings for her, both orally and on paper – probably not something you should do on a test paper.
Staying on the same track, I found it really nice to see Teiichi return to Yuuko when she was feeling so lost. It made me realize that Teiichi really cares about her. Even though he has confessed to her, we haven’t really seen him take any initiative in this relationship. It’s always Yuuko who moves things forward. But Teiichi manned up and saved Yuuko from the shadow, who apparently can reveal Yuuko’s past on impact.
Now that Teiichi is stuck in Yuuko’s memories in her body, I assume that next week, we’ll see the flashback episode that we’ve been waiting for. I’m dying to know what will happen and I almost flipped my desk when the episode ended with a cliffhanger.
I’m trying to guess what kind of history we will see next week. This whole concept reminds me a little bit about Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori. I won’t go much into it in case of spoilers, but those of you who’ve seen this – do you agree with me?
Anyway, next week will probably be an emotional ride and I’m going to prepare myself mentally for whatever cruelty I might see. I don’t really want to think about it…
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