「七重島第三高等部・冒険部 」 (Nanae-jima Dai San Koutoubu Bouken-bu)
“Nanae Island 3rd Senior High School – Adventure Club”
The plot thickens as this week reveals more about “the other people” also hunting down Nanana’s Collection. If it wasn’t obvious enough, Ikkyuu Tensai (Asumi Kana), the self-acclaimed Master Detective is going to be the brains behind our group’s hunts. She’s quite observant and has a keen sense to pick up on small details that lead her to her answer. I was very impressed by her deductive reasoning on how she came to the conclusion that Juugo picked up the box, or how to access the treasure at end of the tunnel. It’s not as fun when the audience is given the answer rather than guessing with the characters, but it was still amusing watching Juugo’s failed attempts. Tensai resembles the Sherlock Holmes in all mystery series, while Hoshino Daruku (Hanazawa Kana) is like her Watson… just not as bright. But she is male! In other words, she is a trap – as Tensai puts it. And for all those that didn’t understand the subtitles (because it was confusing), it was Tensai’s play on words. “She” is not a boy, but “she” is a trap!
The other characters introduced were the president and co-president of the Adventure Club. Yuiga Isshin (Okitsu Kazuyuki) and Ibara Yuu (Suzuki Eri) invite Juugo (and company) to join the club and help find the remaining Nanana treasures. Even the notebook indicated that Juugo should join the club… but why? I’m terribly suspicious of Isshin and Yuu and their motives, but for the time being, I guess I have no reason to doubt that they’re doing it for good. The fact that they know about Nanana makes me wonder just how many people at the school (or on the island) know about her. Are they hunting for her treasures for her amusement, or do they have a secret agenda as well? As an off-side, the seiyuus that play Isshin and Yuu are also not top A-listers and I’m beginning to see a trend of the voice actors that this show is hiring to play roles.
Speaking of treasures, this episode leads me to believe that Nanana knows where the pieces of her collection are hidden. And if that’s the case, why doesn’t she share that secret or drop hints? She says that it’s because this is more “fun”, but is that the real reason? I’d hate to follow this show just to realize that it was all for shits and giggles and Nanana is just trolling everyone on it. On some levels, I think Nanana herself doesn’t realize the importance of the treasure either because she’s only confined to her room. She only knows what others tell her and it seems like no one’s been really telling her anything, even to the point of hiding secrets in a notebook in the washroom. The Great Seven must have a history that’s not being shared right now that leads to the reason for Nanana’s death. I’m just so impatient that I wish they would skip to that part of the story already!
I’ve decided to pick up this series for this season! I have my doubts that the ending will be conclusive, but I hope the ride there will be worth it anyway. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged such a carefree, fun show and I think Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin will be a perfect show to blog for the spring time (no, I likely won’t pick up anything else). It’s definitely interesting on many levels and the characters aren’t boring to watch although they can be stereotypical sometimes. I’m mainly keen on seeing where and what these treasures are and how they provide any value to solving the ultimate question – who is Nanana’s murderer. There are also other characters that are on the hunt that we haven’t been introduced to yet… and who knows what they’re up to…
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Wow… So this treasure hunt is all a ruse just because Nanana wants some fun in her life?! O.o #gg #nanana_tv