「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.
Yet he still won’t sleep with her.
You know considering Steel Lady Nanase features heavily in the opening I’m assuming this season will focus mainly on that arc. I agree that it is really starting to drag with a lot of talking and not much else.
Despite the major skipping over important detail seen from the manga, I get the feeling Nanase Karin or Steel Lady Karin is a big deal. How many episodes of Steel Lady Nanase did we have so far? Is this series going to end with defeating Karin? Will there be other cases that does not involve big booby urban legend?
So, uh, what? So she IS dead, after all? Man, I wanted her as another main (side) character in the show. 🙁 Still haven’t given up hope….
Did you really watch the episode? The truth of her death is 100% certain as the ghost saw it all happen there was no other perp and it was an accident bordering on suicide which matched up with the police reports and pretty much doubly confirmed there was no murderer.
There is no mystery it is more of a matter of how to decontruct a truth (ghost is really killing people) with logical fiction (ghost doesn’t exist). This is what I hoped Re:Creators would have done in the fictional audience controls reality essentially. Compared to that show the dialog and exposition is way better.
Some finer details weren’t included or omitted from the manga but rest assured, Karin Nanase died just as what that ghost has described. No foul play at all and it’s pretty much how the report noted it was an accident bordering on suicide.
Anyway question now is (from a manga reader here) how many more episode to finish the Steel Lady Nanase? I’m banking 4 episodes at most. Why? Well you’ll see.
Also you have to understand that Kyokou Suiri, you don’t focus on the mysteries because Kotoko will be able to explain and deduced all the mysteries and find the facts and truth for you. It’s about how she will create a great story out of these facts and turn it into one big BULLSHIT.
The real question is if the entire animated series be focused on Steel Lady Nanase and end with this ARK. I read the Manga too for this series and given that the Manga can continue after Nanase Karin’s ARK is put to rest, it’s not so with the animation without some change.
Seeing that Steel Lady Nanase is only “technically” the third case that Iwanaga Kotoko & Sakuragawa Kurou worked on it will be a huge let down that the series will end with solving Nanase’s myth. (Which seems to be the case.)
If you look at the Cast for this anime, you will notice there are only VAs for Iwanaga Kotoko, Sakuragawa Kurou, Steel Lady Nanase & Sakuragawa Rikka, Which means Steel Lady Nanase legend is the final story. The series may also include more info on Sakuragawa Rikka and her——any ways be prepared this series may leave you wishing for more variety of arks.
I remember reading an article and it mentioned that this whole cour will be focused entirely on Steel Lady Nanase arc. So highly unlikely that they are going to touch other story like the voodoo doll case.
RIP detective, you have bitten a bit more than you could chew….
Now we can guarantee police will go into overdrive regarding case, which will put Saki, regardless of her own reactions, into difficult situation trying to fulfill police duties and at same time help Kuro-Kotoko team pacify the artificial ghost in not so conventional means..
And the story that Kotoko is trying to spin will be much harder now since they will have to explain detective’s death as well.
Also the entire arc seems to be commentary on how internet conspiracy theories seem to live own life, fuelled more by what people want to believe than what is plausible or even sometimes physically possible….