|So, I finally caught up to this mind twisting, killer-spree of a series just so I could review this episode, while Hime tours Austria. Yeah, still have some free time before that first March, work starto. It’s also interesting how I’m covering and reviewing random series but somehow or the other, they all line up. Chihayafuru’s Karuta to InuxBoku’s Karuta episode, then Nisemonogatari and now a nisemono Yuno, HUH?! Don’t worry, I’m just feeling delirious from lack of sleep.|
And just when you thought, shit got real; we take a detour with Minene and her stalker Nishijima. I actually applaud Yukiteru to accept “Yuno as Yuno”, because whatever forensic science proved as per Akise’s finding, he doesn’t care. I’m just glad he didn’t do his batshit girly scream with weird gesticulation and I’ll get to my Yuno-theory later. Though, it’s still sad that Yuno couldn’t off Eleventh when she had such a golden chance.
So, Eleventh forms an alliance with Eighth and transfers her Server Diary to the super computer HOLEIN HOLON III with the plan of making every citizen of Sakurami City a future diary user. Yeah, be afraid, be very afraid of his new generation. Ninth tries to foil his plan but being the very resourceful guy that he is, he forms a security web around all escape routes to trap Minene. If it weren’t for Nishijima’s help, her ass would be pretty much fried.
Of course, Nishijima had been holding a torch and then some for her since they met but their relationship leveled up with the progress of episode and he finally throws the big question of marriage at her in an opportune time. However tsun Minene got, it’s clear she had feelings for the poofy-haired guy as well. Together, they manage to destroy one part of HOLON III; with two more remaining (it couldn’t have been more obvious with that name), at a different location. This also means that a considerable part of Sakurami City population has acquired future diaries, which is kei kaku doori per minx Mur.
So many nikkis, so little time
With Eleventh’s plan climaxing, we finally get some intel from Deus as well on the types of diaries: Radar (predicts surrounding), Searcher (predicts certain people’s action), Organizer (predicts an organizations’ activities), Supplier (bestows others ability of prediction), and Watcher (watches and records other diaries). This is the clue that helps Minene execute an operation to destroy the remaining parts of HOLON III by tricking the Watcher diary in reading overwritten entries. The filler friends trio (Hinata, Mao and Ouji) help the new couple with distraction on Akise’s direction but not for long as Eleventh wises up and uses his uke’s Secretary’s diary in predicting their exact location and destroying their plan.
This ensues some more mindless killing with Minene losing her right hand and Nishijima his life in process. He was more than her right hand and proved it by covering her with his own body from the fire of bullets. Sorry, Nishijima, your love was never meant to be because this is Mirai Nikki and only Yuno survives to orally rape her Yukki in most of the episodes. The couple arrives with quite a grandeur using Minene’s uproar as a blanket.
Yukiteru: “Let’s get this party started.” Yuno: “Aye aye, YUKKI!”
Eleventh: “Macedonia, Rome, Germany… ” “Dude, be very afraid of Broskander. I heard he’s coming back in Spring.”
Eighth: “It’s not like I want to seduce you or a-anything….”
I swear there was a time I thought she was Mur’s mom. What is up with that whacked out proportion?!
You are doing it wrong!
Meet Sunbeam-chan and Blackie-kun
Perfect wife material?! >.>
This seemed like a filler episode just to prolong the whole ‘who the fuck is Yuno’ question. I mean, people who have stuck around with this went crazy over their heads discussing the probabilities last week but what do we get to resolve that? Yuno is Yuno. Though, this statement was to my liking but I wanted this bad boy resolved. In my opinion, I would treat this as Gasai Yuno still but from another time plane or part of herself due to a special kind of MPD (multiple personality disorder), where the opposite personalities became so conflicting that in order to kill the hateful part of her, both solidified and the survivor of the killing game ended up protecting her precious Yukki, while the other a corpse. Seeing the craziness of this series, this theory is definitely not farfetched and same goes for a future Yuno coming to correct a past where her Yukki gets killed in the game.
Nishijima’s death was almost inevitable from the moment he took Minene’s side. It’s just a thing with this anime; no couple, however endearing and adorable they are (Ai and Mar anyone?), survives except for the Y2K (YunoxYuki KAPOW!) couple. Their moments were cute and Nishijima did good, I’m definitely sad for him, not finding a wife in a terrorist but oh well. Though, Minene has been the SURVIVOR since episode two. Imagine, even after losing an eye and now a hand, she’s still rolling around. I have a feeling; she would be the last one to go before Yuno. It’s interesting how every character has a twisted past and have genuine reason to participate in the game. Of course, unless you develop some connection with the character, how else you would be affected by their deaths? Though, my iron heart doesn’t get swayed so easily.
Now, what is Deus up to and what was that slashing of Minene while he met her in his private hole? Yukiteru being his favourite tells you a lot and the her he mentioned definitely has to be Yuno rather than Minene. The latter could be a messenger or even a catalyst for a good end for Deus and his favourite player but he definitely has something special up his sleeve (like another Yuno?), for his dear Mur’s downfall. Why do I have a feeling that cherie Mur wants the God seat for herself? I definitely want to know more about her powers and her responsibilities because she’s not just a lackey and seems to have a big agenda.
And, Yukiteru-kun, you sure have changed. Not that you were normal to begin with. I mean, always depending upon others to save your ass. It’s a long shot from being used to using others but everyone knows who had been the biggest influencer: the one and only Gasai Yuno. Her murdering skill knows no bound and I almost laughed out loud, seeing her usual I love you, Yukki, expression in place while bulleting and hijinksing. With the way the Y2K couple has blazed into the scene, they definitely have a plan. Though, I’m not sure if few of the evolutionary prototype diary users would work. Now if they have a bomb fixed to some public areas like Minene would do, Y2K can use it to counter against Eleventh and we might just see the end of him in next episode or two.
Seems like Yuno and Yukki have a plan to finish off the Mayor. I hope they hurry it up because this oldman sure has pissed everyone off. He’s a big player, having built the concept of Future Diaries; a deadly foe who needs to go soon.