“Dear diary, today I got to first base with Yuki. The burning corpses just made it even more romantic.” – Yuno
|I am slowly catching up with my animu. Can you believe I’ve not even seen UN-GO or Chihayafuru yet? Argh! This must be remedied! Thought about doing this in a joint-post, but you all know how much I hate them. I’ll get episode 3 done before 4 comes out this week, though, I promise XD|
Kuso Mesorogiwi by Yousei Teikoku
Yuki isn’t enjoying Yuno’s constant text messaging and feels trapped because Yuno is really the only one who knows the situation. He approaches her after class but she’s surprisingly aloof, heading off to her next lesson without her usual creepy smile. Left alone in the classroom Yuki is confronted by another diary owner, a gothic lolita named Uryuu Minene, who attacks him. Luckily, because her diary warns her of Yuki’s danger, Yuno’s is able to appear and save him. A lot of the other students die in the process, though.
Boobs and fire. Yup, the typical first date for most anime protagonists
Yuno’s guides Yuki in the use of his diary to try and ensure the two of them stay alive. It works, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some close calls…Yuki’s borderline hysterical joy at having Yuno on his side as she’s so efficient is also short lived. He quickly loses the will to continue and in a brief interlude between bombing he tells Yuki what he really thinks of himself. But with some gentle prompting from Yuno the two continue to make their way through the school.
This could be a drinking game; take a shot whenever Yuno ends up on top of Yuki
As the police and swat team arrive to deal with the explosions we see that one of the police officers also has a Future Diary. Minene has also been busy as she deactivated the motion censored bombs to allow the students to move around, if only to capture Yuki. They take his phone and bring him to Minene, much to Yuno’s horror. Naturally this brings out her most badass yandere side!
As Yuki further despairs as Yuno’s racing through through the school to get to him and setting off all of the bombs, the police officer, Fourth, confronts Minene (Ninth) on Yuki’s side. Ninth gives an ultimatum; if Fourth doesn’t kill Yuki then himself then Ninth will kill all of the students. So in the space of about 4 seconds Yuki’s saviour turns into his enemy. Fourth cheerfully turns his gun on Yuki who despairs some more, saying that at least he will do one useful thing before he dies.
Obviously Yuno isn’t going to stand for this as she comes bursting out of an above window and tackles Ninth. Yuki uses his now trademark dart to the face, stabbing Ninth in the eye thus subduing her. She flees on a motorcycle after launching missiles from under her skirt (it is as awesome as it sounds), exclaiming that her diary is the Escape Diary! Afterwards Fourth suggests that Yuki, Yuno and him all join forces and work together, as he has no interest in being God.
Pig-tails are now the signature hairstyle for yanderes
*takes a shot*
AND THE WORLD SHOOK FROM THE SHEER AWESOMENESS OF THIS MOMENT
“We will be the…Fellowship of the Diary.”
And yandere fetishists everywhere let out a collective Hnng!
I have mixed feelings about the OP. While the Deadman comparisons are endless, it doesn’t have the edge of a good song or fanservice, and I thought it turned out to be fairly standard. It picks up towards the end with some creative and grisly parts, but on the whole not too impressed. What I am impressed with is the novice cast. These guys are perfect. Yuki’s seiyuu is very easy to sympathise with because of just how convincingly she delivers these lines and the same goes for Yuno. I just love them! I am immediately on their side, despite the fact they are both incredibly troubled and pathetic people. Ninth’s seiyuu, Aizawa Mai, was also barrels of fun. She was a good contrast to our troubled-couple’s measly, quieter voices and was just as hilarously crazy as Yuno.
I like how Yuno also knows she’s being used, and doesn’t really mind. In fact, all of her emotions, expressions and dialogue are really interesting. I like her because she’s a crazy bitch, but I also like her because she is a dynamic crazy bitch. There is this great movie called “The Haunting” that came out in 1963, and in it a group of people are investigating this supposedly haunted house. Needless to say, spooky shit goes down. There is a point where the only other person the main character can rely on and take comfort in is a chick who may or may not fancy the pants off of her. This adds another layer of unpredictability and uncomfortableness to preceedings, and it’s simillar in atmosphere to Mirai Nikki. Yuki has to rely on (and use) Yuno’s feelings for him to survive, and it’s scary because, one: she’s crazy and two: she is desperately trying to get into his pants, an idea he’s not so hot about at the moment. He can’t exactly reject her advances though because then she might leave him to get killed, …or worse. It’s a dilhemma, and a situation that adds tension. I just love it <3
Was pretty dissapointed to see the real ending. It was alright, but I actually prefered showing the footage backwards. Sure it’s cheap and lazy but I found it kind of effective and creepy. Fourth preposing the guys for a sort of “Fellowship of the Diary” was kind of hilarious. I like Fourth (it’s dem dreadlocks man) he’s your stereotypical gruff cop but it works. Also liked how not everyone is out for their own selfish goals (so far, anyway), his disinterest at becoming God was refreshing. I guess Yuno wouln’t really be interested in that either, she just seems to want to protect Yuki at the moments. It would be a cool twist if she suddenly went all power hungry at one point. She’s surprisingly competant out of yandere-mode as well. Usually yanderes are only capable once they snap, but she managed to hold her own against Ninth with a completely cool head. Nice work.