「ハイレベル」 (Hai Reberu)
Last week, I said that we’d have our final character introduction in this episode. Well, while that was true, it was also a lie – because it turns out that Oda was that “new” guy. In other words, an old friend returns! Or maybe he shouldn’t be called a friend? His past with Ryouta is not a pleasant one and the person to be blamed for that is himself.
Oda Nobutaka, a flawless young man who has everything – friends, athletic skills, knowledge, wits, popularity, good grades, and he is admired by everyone around him, especially girls – high school friend of Ryouta. Such an admirable and talented person who has everything must’ve been bored at some point. So he started playing around with girls despite having a girlfriend. Pulling the NTR act on Ryouta resulted in them losing contact, and him becoming an owner and a host of a club. As Ryouta said, he being on the island is not something worth questioning. The question now is, how will the two of them act from now on? While they can’t be considered friends anymore, will Oda still go for the kill whenever he runs into Ryouta? Obviously Ryouta won’t fight this man, or anyone else for that matter. But somehow, I have a feeling that Oda might not be Ryouta’s enemy anymore.
Someone who should be considered to be an enemy is Date. Last week I said that Ryouta was naïve, and it surprised me that many people thought I was being too hard on him. How is he not naïve? Blindly trusting unknown people while exposing your team mates to danger – is that not naïve? To me, that is really foolish, especially when you have an injured person on the team. Even if Date showed them his unused BIMs, and treated Taira, there should be some sort of doubt. This week, Himiko shared her opinions on Date to Ryouta and he still believes that the man is good. So, I am not taking back what I said last week. However, it’s good to know that Ryouta finally knows what kind of man he has been trusting. Too bad that the final scene ended with a cliffhanger, but I doubt anything bad will happen to Ryouta. I mean, those cases are unbreakable!
Tyrannos Japan sure has a lot of weird employees, and the way they’re monitoring the island without feeling any kind of guilt is quite disturbing. But from what I’ve seen, it looks like there might be a rebel in their group who is rooting for Ryouta. I’d recommend keeping an eye on that guy. I wonder how the company will react to next week’s battle when a participant will face someone from the previous game! Murasaki will finally face Date, the man she loathes more than anyone or anything. Next week’s episode is the penultimate one for this show, and I’m really looking forward to the intense battle it hopefully will bring us.
- That insert song was quite nice!
- Wow, six BIMs wasted for nothing!
- Oda and Hidemi’s relationship is quite peculiar.
- Fooling someone by using angles, that’s clever!
- Mixing rice with cup ramen seems interesting. Have you ever tried that?
- So the girl who slept Oda did that even though her friend was going out with him? What a good friend she is!
- Why would you talk about someone who is walking right behind you? And when someone says that they’ve heard such a conversation and hands you a case, why would you take it? Call me harsh, but that is foolish.
- It saddens me that Taira’s importance as a character is fading away. I really like him.
- Full-length shots: 7, 16, 17