「虚構を紡ぐ者」 (Kyokou wo Tsumugu Mono)
“She Who Spins Fiction”
Though it seems she’s still a nutcase with a screw loose – and who could blame her seeing how she was the victim of cruel immortality experiments, it would seem that Rikka can be pretty down to earth. I certainly didn’t expect her to be so considerate and chummy with Kotoko, to the point where they’d celebrate each other’s birthdays in such a wholesome way. But for unexplained reasons, she decides to suddenly vanish. Which is soon followed by the Steel Lady Nanase incidents. Putting two and two together, Kotoko and Kuro have long figured out that Rikka’s been behind these happenings. But I have to wonder, does our boy have the guts to put a definitive stop to his beloved cousin’s antics?
「鋼人七瀬攻略議会」 (Haganejin Nanase Kouryaku Gikai)
“The Committee to Conquer Steel Lady Nanase”
It’s quite weird to consider how our protagonists actually get on extremely well with the overarching villain. Mainly because I wonder how and if the friendly dynamic would continue to play out once things are resolved. However, one thing’s for sure. With Rikka possessing a stronger variant of determining the future, compared to Kuro, they sure have their work cut out for them. Nevertheless, counter rumours to sow doubt definitely seemed to weaken Steel Lady Nanase – with Kotoko positing an extremely convincing theory that a female police officer might be the true culprit, seamlessly blending aspects of the truth to generate a convincing lie. One has to wonder, is she trying to kill two birds with one stone by getting Saki arrested to keep her away from Kuro? Of course, that’s only speculation, and I’m sure that Kotoko for all her mischief wouldn’t throw her under the bus like that – right? We’ll have to wait and see, I guess.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. I apologise for the delays in these posts – started my graduate job today, so I’ve been absolutely inundated with preparations including moving out and getting up to speed with my new line of work. Hopefully I should settle in nicely, which would allow me to dive into more discussion as well as publish on time. As always, thanks for reading this post and see you next week to see the next two strategies that Kotoko’s planned out for properly defeating Steel Lady Nanase.