「あめのひ」 (Ame no Hi)
There’s times where you want to be correct about things and times you wish you were wrong. This week was one of those times I wish I was wrong.
Rest In Peace Taroumaru
As an additional character that technically didn’t even appear in the manga except for a small flashback, it never fails to surprise me just how popular Taroumaru became. Being the cute puppy that’s smarter than a baby of the same age, he’s always managed to bring a wave of fun whenever he shows up on screen. Sure, it might not be in the safest of manners, but like it or not he’s been integral throughout a lot of the happy moments we’ve seen from the show. Which is why it’s so disappointing to see him meet the same fate he did in the manga. I had been hoping he’d maybe be able to escape his fate of becoming infected since he’s become such a big part of the show, but it looks like even Taroumaru isn’t strong enough to overcome the source material.
So, as if seeing Taroumaru turn into a zombie wasn’t bad enough, we also had to watch Kurumi become the first person in the group to tragically slip up. Ignoring all the warning signs with her mind clouded by a mixture of adrenaline and rage, it was tough to see her run head first into the one person she’d be unable to deal with. I mean, who can really fault her for not wanting to attack her beloved sensei who had been there for her when she needed it? Even if you factor in the suspicions that Megu-nee might have known about the emergency basement or what her true intentions might have been, I bet you anyone else would have ended up the exact same way (except for maybe Miki).
Yuki and Reality + Looking Ahead
With everyone quickly falling apart and a horde of zombies lurking nearby, it looks like we’ll be in for an exciting episode next week. But with Rii-san overwhelmed with Kurumi’s condition and Miki on her way to hopefully find whatever medicine is down in the basement, it looks like Yuki’s the only one left to really hold the fort down. Luckily, it seems like she’s slowly starting to return to the real world and it the nick of time no less. Hopefully everything ends up okay next week!
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See you next week!