「ネクロマンサー ＰＡＲＴ2」 (Nekuromansaa PART 2)
“Necromancer Part 2”
Oh now I didn’t see that coming. Yuuka going cliff diving? Nawh, knew that was coming a mile away. But Yuuka being a full-blown stalker with Nana taking some pretty significant risks in the process of keeping the dead asleep? Now that’s keeping things refreshing. And the best part is we get to see what mental contortions Kyouya will work himself into to explain this latest death away.
After last week’s cliffhanger I imagine few believed Nana would remain trapped for long—so lo and behold said prophecy being firmly upheld. Although Yuuka legitimately letting Nana go in the process because feels over reals definitely was a sight to behold. I got to hand it to Munou na Nana, just when you think the show has grown ridiculous enough, we get stuff like this that shows the ocean of madness truly is endless, and that there’s always more where the latest crazy come from. And in this case it involves literal brain-dead zombies because why the hell not? If you’re going to feature a necromancer it makes sense to play it up for all it’s worth, and Yuuka certainly didn’t disappoint on that front.
The thing which interested me the most though had to be the mind games surrounding Nana’s little 180 loss-into-win at the end. While easy to handwave away as blatant convenience with Nana just being that smart, a lot it came down and was outright admitted to be Nana putting her fate in the throw of the dice. There was no guarantee Yuuka would fail to notice the door latch for example, or that the onset of morning would work as Nana thought it might. Yes, Nana conveniently caught enough via plot armour to make this a largely foregone conclusion (e.g. Tsunekichi’s necklage, Shinji’s actual memento), but her strategizing shows her to be vulnerable if someone can catch her unaware. Simply get the girl in a suitably made trap (Kyouya I’m looking at you bud) and there’s little chance she’ll find a way to escape. Of course, that’s not saying certain plot or character contrivances couldn’t come to Nana’s rescue (looking at you again Kyouya), but at some point Nana is going to have to be seriously tested to keep things interesting, and what was shown here lays sufficient groundwork for that development.
Whether or not such fireworks happen promptly is anyone’s guess, but with island history slowly emerging and foreshadowing galore (guaranteed Nana’s end of episode moral conflict is going to rear back up with a vengeance), rest assured Munou na Nana isn’t slowing down anytime soon.