「あのとき」 (Ano Toki)
I think this might be the last episode where we get any hand holding.
After getting a glimpse at the world right before whatever out there started turning people into ravenous zombies, I think the best way you could describe a majority of the episode would be bittersweet. Focusing on specifically Megu-nee, it really kind of sucks that she never got a chance to really reaffirm that her decision to become a teacher was the correct one. Seeing her in action, it’s clear to us viewers that she’s the type of teacher who really empathizes with her students by creating a strong bond that in-turn opens up an avenue of communication that only the two share. Something which I’m sure we’d all want something for our own kids (if you have them). Sure, she may have her weak points when it comes to establishing the boundaries between teacher and friend, but without that she would be a completely different person! And my goodness, don’t even let me get started about how she never got a chance to talk to her mom before all hell broke loose. Seeing how many messages she missed to realizing just how gruesome her demise was based off of that quick call from the other sensei, it’s amazing that our beloved Megu-nee didn’t just break down on the spot.
I’m sure most of us already understood that Yuki’s condition was probably related to some traumatic stress and this week finally confirmed it. I mean, even under ideal conditions (is there even an ideal condition for a situation like this?) seeing someone killed right in-front of you is pretty terrifying – zombie or not. At this point though, you have to wonder what’s going to happen should everything fall apart and Yuki ends up in literal danger? Sure everyone else is good at managing the situation but if everyone ends up stuck in a sticky situation, do you think she’ll be able to pull through?
With the third episode done and over with, I think this series has done a great job at luring in unsuspecting viewers and keeping them on the edge of their seats each and every week. Dropping in tons of hints and clues about the past and how it’ll affect the future, an observant viewer will probably get twice the value from each episode. But even if you aren’t looking too deep, there’s more than enough going on each episode to keep your mind from wandering. In any case, I can’t wait for next week’s episode since it looks like it’ll dive into Mii-kun’s back story! One that I’m very interested in how they’re going to tell or alter since there’s only nine more episodes left and a lot more stuff to deal with.
Thanks for reading the post and I hope to catch you around for the rest of the season! On a side note, please refrain from posting spoilers in the comments. Not only are you ruining someone’s experiences, but because this is an adaptation, it’s possible you could be spreading misinformation! So, please abuse that spoiler tag and if you want to talk about anything related to this anime or if you wanted to ask me something specific, shoot me a tweet @rctakaii!
See you next week!