「合理的な虚構」 (Gouri tekina kyokou)
The Truth of Nanase Karin’s Death
According to what the show is trying to tell us, Nanase stood still and let the falling steel beams kill her. Despite the conscious decision on her part to accept fate like that, I’m not ruling out foul play. After all, why did the steel beams fall in the first place? It wouldn’t be out of the question to speculate that someone might have pushed them over. This episode gave me the impression it wasn’t her older sister – despite the numerous reasons that might implicate her. If anything, that teaser from the end of the episode reveals a mysterious girl with short hair, in a room with Steel Lady Nanase items. She really resembles Kuro’s cousin, and assuming she is exactly who I think she is, to what end is she stirring up all this trouble?
The Mystery Drags On
My opinion here probably puts me in the minority, but here goes. I’m usually a fan of mysteries and I’m still on board with this arc of Kyokou Suiri. However, it’s beginning to drag on a bit too much for my liking. While there’s a lot of awesome character moments that I wouldn’t want to get rid of – such as many of the ones featuring Kotoko, I felt that this particular episode could have been condensed into 12 minutes with other details packed in. From my perspective, the group spent far too long dawdling on discussion as opposed to taking action. I’m beginning to get the distinct impression next episode won’t be the end of this arc – which is making me feel quite impatient.
Not to take away from Kyokou Suiri. The romantic scenes between Kotoko and Kuro: where he had his hands on her thighs, where they went on a zoo date together, when she told him she’d been accepted into his university, when she was hugging him from behind on the bike. Those were all wonderful moments that highlighted how much these two actually care about each other – whereas before, I wouldn’t blame anyone for having the impression that Kuro didn’t want anything to do with this relationship. So in that respect, I’m satisfied. And now I want to find out who’s behind Steel Lady Nanase. Hopefully we come to a fitting resolution – which should consist of a mastermind, their true motives and the exact circumstances of Nanase Karin’s death. Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and see you next week to find out how the characters react to the detective’s death – which I’m not too bothered about considering how he was unprofessionally hitting on Saki despite being her boss.