「―リリカル・ナイト・フライト― 」 (―Ririkaru Naito Furaito―)
“―Lyrical Night Fright―”
Another one bites the dust… but not the character I was expecting. Seigi was not the most unique or deepest character I’ve seen in this series, but I did think he had potential to be a long lasting character. Unfortunately his time was up and it’s sad to admit, but I think Kozakura got more development than he did in his final moments. Even as Seigi was slowly passing away, I still couldn’t feel that much sympathy towards him. It wasn’t until Kozakura poured her heart out that I felt a little bad for her. Not him. I don’t really understand how deep their relationship of “brother” and “sister” was, but I think in her own way, Kozakura liked being able to keep him out of trouble. She just couldn’t save him this time – not that many people could’ve; there’s at least a dozen knives in his chest.
So I was right about my predictions revolving the Gossip party. Gossip is indeed a “head organization” that watches over the players and the leader of Gossip is a woman named Violet Witch (Tamura Yukari). The story behind the family of witches and Iwai is a bit weak to me, since there seems to be no real motivation for this chain of events and why it carries out after generations. I guess the murderous intent that people receive is also something that’s passed on genetically through family and also through the possession of Killing Goods. All I know is that Violet Witch is not someone to play around with. As Seigi stated, she probably has her own protégé that she probably has bets on to win the game – and that person has yet to reveal their face.
Then there was that scene that probably made a lot of people go… “wait, whatttt??” How did a murder scene become a love-making scene? I don’t understand. But I guess witnessing a murder does crazy things to people, and since I’ve never been in such a situation, I have no right to judge. Most of all, Kiri and Iwai probably just felt very depressed and lonely after listening to Kozakura talk about Seigi. They may have been a very oddly matched couple, but it worked and seeing that relationship cut short really makes you appreciate each other a little more. This must’ve triggered something within Kiri and Iwai to make them “confess” to one another. Although it’s not a straight up “I love you!”, I think the kiss was enough to signify their relationship. Iwai seems to accept it as well.
We’re going to see some new characters next week and probably more authors being introduced. I still have no idea how this is going to all come together of if the anime will even conclude in 4 episodes. There’s still Hitomi (the piano player) hanging around as well so I’d like to see her come into the picture. For the most part, I think the anime will likely end with the conclusion of a major arc and all I can hope for is no cliffhangers!