At least she’s honest
|…It feels so strange not having school anymore.Even stranger is the fact that it’s already May and it was snowing here. Snow. In May. Why? OTL Anyways, on to ghosts and stuff.|
It’s suddenly summer time and so the paranormal investigations decides to hold a summer camp that involves staying in the school overnight. Yuuko acts pretty distant from Niiya, but he has plenty of distractions to work with. One being the fact that they find a notebook with ghost stories in the room that they’re staying in. …The second being the rest of the club going to the pool and giving us a stereotypical swimsuit scene.
After that’s over with and night has fallen, Momoe decides to stay behind in the room to see if the ghost that’s rumoured to knock on the door shows up while Kirie and Niiya wander about the school. While they’re alone, Kirie says that the vision of Yuuko she saw was all because she saw that evil spirit. While she no longer believes that Yuuko is evil, that means that there’s something else in the school. Before they can talk about much else though, Niiya disappears. He’s taken by Yuuko and her reason for ignoring him all day? He was paying much more attention to the other girls. The two hold hands blushing and finally, they return back to Kirie, who is busy crying in the hallway since Niiya disappeared.
Later on, we learn that Yuuko is the source of the knocking ghost story since she used to knock on the door so people would open it to see who was there and let her sneak in. Also, she tells Niiya about another rumour about a cursed rock. People write other people’s names on it to curse them and if you see your name on the rock, you’ll die. The two go check it out in the middle of the night (apparently ghosts can’t sleep) and after wandering about a bit, they find it. Niiya finds his name on it too, but it turns out that it was all a prank by Yuuko. In the end (after some naked swimming and general scenery porn), Yuuko admits that since he acknowledged her, she’s enjoyed being around more. However, there’s still the fact that something evil is wandering the school…
…Good luck with that, Kirie.
They cut out a rather large portion of the story and a few characters (…have they even mentioned once that Momoe isn’t actually part of the investigations club? …Or is she actually a member in the anime?), but at this point, I don’t think what they cut out was all that vital to the plot in general. From this point on, I’m just going to assume that this anime isn’t following the manga that closely and that it will have an original ending. …Though that may cause problems since they also cut out the 7 mysteries of the school thing and their connection to Yuuko. They’re still investigating these in the manga, so that might be why they cut it out in the first place, but they do seem pretty important to Yuuko’s story… Maybe they’ll just pass them off as casual rumours or go back to them sometime. Anyways, I should probably move on for those of you who haven’t read the manga.
Niiya and Yuuko are still adorable as a couple. Just an episode ago Niiya had his doubts about if Yuuko was evil and now he’s concerned about someone who’s already dead jumping off a building. …Though that raises more questions about Yuuko as a ghost. She can get cold? What would happen if she jumped off a building? On another note, the evil spirit appears to be following Kirie in particular since it only seems to follow Niiya when she’s around. Does it have something to do with her in particular? (Remember, I’m assuming they’re going off the manga.) Also is that fact that Yuuko keeps suggesting that Niiya has forgotten something. Sure she could have just meant that he forgot that he groped her the first time they met, but there might be something deeper than that.
If there’s one thing SILVER LINK is doing fantastically this series, it’s the backgrounds and scenery. While the animation may be derpy occasionally (though admittedly, it’s still better than most of their other works), the scenery behind the characters is always fantastic. Did C3 really sell that well? Where did this funding come from? Anyways, like I said before, they’re pretty good with setting and atmosphere. The pool scene being the obvious one, but they’re also doing great with keeping the evil spirit a mystery while still letting us know more and more about it. The unknown breeds fear and so far all we know from the spirit is the smile and it’s voice. It’s just a dark shadow for now.
Oh, I forgot to mention last episode, but the single for the OP is out. It has Choir Jail on it (…well, obviously) and some other song that sounds just like it with a different instrumental and lyrics.