Well look who’s winning now~
I’m technically not even supposed to be writing this post, seeing as I have exams everyday from Monday until Thursday. The thing is, I’m the opposite of a procrastinator, once I know something is due, I have to do it OMG RIGHT AWAY OR I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE. Anyways, head’s up, will most likely be posting less often, (I would only be able to do blogging at night, which is the time of day I simply can not study) until exams are done. D=
So it turns out that Chizuru got hit in the head with a rock before she could get away. Always prepared, Toshio pulls out a stake and hammer (hidden in his lab coat? How the hell do you hide something like that?!) to finish the job. After a false alarm where Chizuru nearly bites him, Megumi’s dad ends the blonde shiki’s life right then and there without hesitation.
Toshio explains everything he knows to the confused villagers. They take everything in, some of them stirring in anger as they recall how the shiki took their loved ones away from them. He suggests that they hunt them down, since the police doesn’t exactly have an anti-vampire hotline, and tells anyone opposed to it to just sit quietly at home.
Seishin and Sunako are sitting together in the Kanemasa mansion when WHOA SHORT SHORTS. DEAR GOD, GET IT AWAY. I CAN SEE EVERYTHING, MAKE IT STOP.
Look what you did! Your clothes made Sunako cry
Back to normal people wearing normal things, Toshio continues his lecture on how to kill an okiagari. Although having everyone hold hands like a big, happy family would be just swell, co-existence isn’t likely to work out. Toshio tells them that he tried to find a medicine to heal them by working on his wife. Oh, so he wasn’t just sticking random stuff into her! That makes it all better! ….No, not really.
Shiki: where neon pink blood and sparkly tear globules unite
Despite me questioning where he got his degree if he thinks sticking PESTICIDE into someone’s arteries can cure a disease, Toshio proves to be reliable at recruiting the villagers. A few, like Tohru’s dad, opt out so they don’t have to ever cross paths with their son. With this, they plan to set out at dawn to kill any okiagari they can find, blocking off the roads so they can’t escape.
Just as their resistance reaches a high note – the power goes out. It’s not much of a problem for now though, since it’s almost morning. A group of women ehad out with a flashlight to try to collect information about any houses that could have okiagari in them. They end up passing by a house with a girl who is keeping her okiagari mom locked up so she’ll just feed on her and a decaying mother in a bathtub with her son. SO TWISTED, I LOVE IT.
The shiki are not without a strategy themselves, and they’re all readying themselves for the human’s attack. Masao, once again, clings to Megumi like a lost (fugly) puppy only to be kicked right in the kisser. Megumi then walks over to cliff and whispers “Yuki-kun” to the wind in her creepy-ass stalker voice, which is like an entire octave higher than her normal voice.
Spit, tears or sweat? Your guess is as good as mine
Meanwhile, Ritsuko is still suppressing her urge to kill as Tohru watches painfully. He tries to get her to devour the fat nurse, but she refuses. Tohru’s overactive tearducts spring to life once again as he bawws like mad. As Tohru sobs, Gackt is making plans for revenge!
Tohru’s seiyuu (Okamoto Nobuhiko) = <3 <3 <3
Next on our deliciously dysfunctional agenda is Kaori, who is an emotion trainwreck reduced to hiding in her closet clutching a baseball bat. After chanting “Megumi is coming to kill me” a few times, she slinks out of her hiding spot and poises herself at the door to kill Megumi when she enters. Except, her dad enters. “Close enough” Kaori thinks, and slugs him to death. The end.
Damn, being Shonen Bat is hard, isn’t it, Maromi?
Lulz, yeah, it’s not the end, I lied. To remind us that the shiki aren’t useless, Tatsumi powers up on Seishin’s blood, giving us a promise of a comeback. Meanwhile, Seishin is completely drained. Somehow, he’s still convinced that coming there was a good idea, even when he’s hooked up to an IV in a basement. How is he supposed to protect Sunako from an angry mob like that? He barely has enough strength to even talk! Realizing that Seishin is stuck there, Sunako talks to him about his novel, his suicide, and how shiki reasoning answers all of his questions.
As the two converse about killing only because they have to, the villagers don crazy masks and break into both the Ebuchi Clinic and the Funeral Service Place. Shiki all over the place are being driven out into broad daylight and brutally killed. By now, Sunako is asleep, and Seishin is left to think about the notes Sunako left on his story and why she is so eager to read his works.
Toshio and Beardio (The io’s~) break into the mansion with a mob of villagers, smashing all the windows so that the okiagari won’t be able to return here. Toshio sees some food, and figures Seishin must be in here somewhere. What will happen if/when they find Sunako and Seishin? Who knows…but Seishin seems a-okay with being killed at this point.
“Wow, I didn’t know Tatsumi had any medical knowledge to set up an IV” “He doesn’t.” “Oh…”
Hammer and stake. In muh pants.
DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS TO CARRY THAT FAT CHICK HERE? JUST BITE HER!
The Queen of Hearts. And spades. And aces. and diamonds. <_<
End Thoughts: Another. Amazing. Episode. My God, Shiki is just RELENTLESS now. I had to leave out a lot of random 30 seconds scenes when summarizing it, JUST SO MUCH HAPPENED. The full-out battle between humans and the okiagari has officially begun, with a legion of villagers on Toshio’s side now. I’m sure a decent amount of people are just holing up in their houses and refusing to come out, but the rest of Sotoba is focusing all of their efforts on killing the okiagari. It’s really giving them a run for their money, especially since they can’t do anything during the day. You can bet Tatsumi and Gackt will make some sort of spectacular comeback though, being able to come out during the day and such.
I would almost certainly help people kill okiagari if I was there to see Chizuru’s death. Even if I had to kill relatives or close friends – hey, I’d do it. Hopefully I wouldn’t be the crazy little thing Kaori has become though. I love seeing her this messed up though. From tame and ordinary into a neurotic trainwreck whose first instinct is to bludgeon you to death with a baseball bat. Ahh, insanity~ Getting off-track here though. Making a decision to kill someone like, say, your own son, isn’t an easy one for most of the villagers. Half of them probably just joined out of peer pressure, but I am glad Toshio’s army is so fearsome as a result of it! Yay, peer pressure!
So much happened, I don’t even know what to mention now. UGH. But really, how are the okiagari gonna get out of this mess? With all the humans in groups and wielding weapons, they’re not even safe at night. It’s not like they have super powers aside from being a dentist’s nightmare. I’m guessing Gackt and Tatsumi will just tank through everyone to make for it, and the rest of the okiagari will have to employ some very sneaky tactics to stay alive and kill villagers whenever they can. They must still have access to some houses, so there’s a blood supply somewhere for them…But wow, once you have an organized gang, they go down fast. =D By the way, I am not rooting for either side…I just hope one side completely obliterates the other LOL
Preview: This looks even MORE epic than this episode. While the villagers keep on with their rebellion, Natsuno springs into action against Gackt (who I should probably call Seishirou by now, but whatever). Werewolf versus man with a gun? We shall see. Other interesting tidbits are a message in blood, Sunako crying (SEISHIN, DID YOU DIE???) and Ritsuko probably dying as well. It feels good to be covering Shiki right now~