Tasogare Otome X Amnesia – 05

That awkward moment when you realize you’re being stalked by a naked man missing half of his skin

Well I’ve hit my one year mark at Metanorn! ….It really doesn’t feel like a year. Hell, I probably wouldn’t even have remembered that it’s been a year if Kyokai hadn’t told me. ANYWAYS, Tasogare has skipped over even more of the plot, so we’ve hit the cultural festival already.

It’s straight from summer into the school cultural festival for the school and the paranormal investigations club is holding a haunted house. …With a real ghost. Like she did with Momoe, people can see Yuuko if they’re put in a state of mind where they expect to see something, so she has the job of scaring people. As per usual, her and Niiya are off in their own world but Kirie however, is rather irritated this episode. She storms off dragging Momoe with her. …However what seems like 5 steps out of the clubroom, Kirie manages to get them lost.

They end up in front of the science lab and Momoe suddenly recalls a story about a heartless anatomy model. Apparently the model literally and figuratively lacks a heart and goes about killing humans that see it to replace it. They go in there anyways and Momoe actually finds an anatomy model without a heart. Think that she’s going to die, Momoe starts freaking out. Kirie’s solution of calming her down? YURI SOLVES EVERYTHING. …Okay, fine, she just hugs her, but still. Momoe comments on how calm Kirie is, but then Kirie shows her moe side by crying over a skeleton scaring her. In the end, the two become closer friends because of this and they decide to tour the cultural festival together… Anatomy model in tow since they plan on bringing it as a prop for the haunted house.

While Yuuko is busy scaring people, Kirie meets Momoe’s friends and gets roped into dressing like a cat maid and helping out at the imouto cafe that their class is holding. She does surprisingly well. However, when she looks in the mirror, she gets irritated again since with her wig, she looks a LOT like Yuuko. With that in mind, Kirie runs straight to the haunted house where Yuuko appears and confronts Kirie about how she wants to be like Yuuko. Kirie strongly denies this, but then Yuuko appears as Kirie and says that she’s just afraid of not being able to love herself.

Kirie runs out of the room and bumps into Niiya. Despite her looking a LOT like Yuuko, Niiya knows she’s Kirie right away and this just pisses her off. She goes on a rant about how she looks just like Yuuko and asks why he like a dead person so much when she looks alike and is still alive. His answer? Being alive or not doesn’t matter when it comes to love. Also, he’s more concerned about the fact that he has a view down Kirie’s dress. With the knowledge the Niiya is just a necrophiliac and he in fact DOES see her as a female, Kirie feels better and realizes that she was just seeing her worst fears inside the room. With that, she finally touches Yuuko (albeit by pushing her aside), her and Momoe are better friends and all is well again.

Even Kirie gets in on the Yuuko groping action

End Thoughts:

Well, uh wow they skipped a lot of the plot. To put this in perspective, this episode has already jumped to volume 5 of the manga. …There are only 7 volumes out right now with only one chapter coming out per month. Now I’m even more convinced that they’ll have an anime original ending (or maybe an ending of cut up pieces of the important stuff they missed). This episode cut out a bunch of details, but was a surprisingly faithful adaption to what happened in the manga. … Though maybe I’m just surprised at how faithful it was since I’m half expecting this to go waaaaay off track sometime in the future. Truth be told, they’ve been pretty good with following the manga pretty closely, but just cutting out a TON of details and subplots.

… I never thought I’d say this, but I think I ship Momoe and Kirie. I’m not even into yuri and I can’t deny the absolute adorableness of the two together this episode. From the manga, I’d say the closest these two were was just friends, but the anime added in those other scenes with them exploring the festival as well. This was the part in the manga where I stopped wanting to murder Momoe every time she appeared since she actually serves more of a purpose now. It’s great that Kirie has a friend now since maybe she’ll become a little less… tsun from now on. Kirie’s attraction to Niiya seems a bit out of the blue since it’s only been 2 episodes since they’ve met and there hasn’t really been that many romantic situations for those feelings to develop. Hell, even Momoe has a better reason for hanging around him since she has the whole admiration thing going on. …Though on the other hand, Kirie might have just been a bit possessive since Yuuko has clearly labelled Niiya as ‘hers’. Since Kirie had that whole inferiority complex going on, she might have just been trying to tear Niiya away from Yuuko to make herself feel better. Well, in any case, she has her inner problems solved for the most part, so hopefully her character becomes more likeable from this point. …Or at least hope that she gets along better with Yuuko.

Speaking of rushed developments, one could say that Niiya and Yuuko came on pretty fast. He confirmed his feelings for Yuuko for sure this episode, but there hasn’t been all that much between them. Sure, Yuuko is as clingy as ever, but really, I’d say the biggest development (on screen since it’s been like half a year since they met in anime time) was episode 3 where he accepted Yuuko for what she is. Ah, well. I imagine they’re trying to complete is entirely in one season since they keep rushing things forward at breakneck speed. What’s important here is that the two do like each other and one of them being dead isn’t that big of a deal for them.

… The effort put into the background still amazes me. The detailing of the flooring in the old school building was so… so… detailed. Again, I wonder how students are even allowed to roam around that place since it’s obviously a health hazard, but I don’t even think I’ve seen a teacher (or an adult for that matter) in this yet. There weren’t any wild coloured skies going on this episode, but the imagery they did with the anatomy model was fun. It was also a witty replacement instead of zooming in on Kirie’s er, assets (which is what any other show would have done). I’m amazed at how they turned a random object into a likeable character. Anyways, SILVER LINK played out some more of it’s strengths in animation this episode. Let’s see what else they have up their sleeves.


In case you’re wondering, yes that’s Niiya and yes, he’s in a skirt. Also, I’m 60% sure that these are cosplays. 


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10 Responses to “Tasogare Otome X Amnesia – 05”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    If it’s still faithful to the manga then it can’t be all bad but I’m discouraged hearing it skipped so many chapters and I haven’t read any of them. The discouragement would’ve been severe if I did.

    From the moment Teiichi was able to see Yuuko, I had already considered him being hers. These lonely creatures always want someone to be theirs forever and they’d lash out at anyone who’d take their lover from them. Teiichi obviously has feelings for her since he doesn’t care whether she’s a ghost or not.

    I didn’t think the haunted house would work out but whatever Yuuko is doing, she’s doing it extremely well. She looks more like a ghost thanks her burial costume. I wonder where they found that coffin in the corner.

    Kirie x Momoe. They are as fun to watch together as Teeichi and Yuuko. About Kirie, I find it hilarious how her reaction to being scared is to sit on the floor and cry. I’m not sure but I think that was Shadow Yuuko taunting Kirie about her inferiority complex.

    I still love how well done the designs are. They’re so detailed from the broken glass in the windows to every floor board. Maybe the students will change their minds about roaming there if an “Another” type accident were to happen.

    • Karakuri says:

      Well they skipped most of the more boring beginning stories, but they were all a lot like Momoe’s where people had personal problems and blame it on the Yuuko story, then Yuuko would use her magical ghost appearance powers to solve them. Nothing really essential to Yuuko’s past, just a lot of her being helpful.

      Yep, I’d say their pairing is official now. It’s kind of weird having a harem anime pick out the main girl this fast, but at the same time, I’ve never really considered this a true harem.

      Ahaha…. that coffin question is a good one. I never even thought about that. Maybe because all of the stories about staff and students dying, the faculty decided to stock up on coffins…? I don’t know. I figured Yuuko’s plan would work. I don’t know what she’s doing either though.

      Kirie’s actions when being scared are moe~~. Hmm… I don’t know if that was shadow Yuuko or not, but the place showed her fears and I’d certainly count shadow Yuuko as one of them. I think the manga explained it as the room was actually empty the entire time and Kirie just expected to see her fears, so she did. In the manga, I don’t think Yuuko was even in the room when Kirie was in there.

      Lol, I keep thinking of Another too. All it takes is just one floor of broken floorboards. …Though if someone were to die of a health hazard here, I think they would blame it on a ghost story.

      • BlackBriar says:

        If it’s the boring parts being taken out then it’s fine. I don’t like filler type episodes, I’ve seen too much of that in shows like Naruto Shippuden, which was unbearable. Just stick to the plot as much as possible.

        True. There’s no better pairing than those two, it just seems so natural even though Yuuko is always taking the lead. The way she looks at him is like saying “you’re my toy to play with”. And it may have multiple girls around but I never once had a harem feeling about this anime at all. There’s a first time for everything, I guess.

        Hmm, about the coffin thing. Maybe somebody went grave robbing, took out and dumped the body somewhere and took the coffin for themselves to put on display. It could be possible with all these deranged characters that anime can produce. I guess Yuuko is using the haunted house’s atmosphere to create tension and then cause some kind of creepy noise to scare the students.

        Kirie has a lot of personal demons to confront if she can loose touch with reality like that. That shrine near Yuuko’s body may have something to with it as well. She was pratically curled up in a ball back there.

        You have these choices of accidents for people to die in: floorboard giving in and you fall through, being skewered by shards of glass from the windows or a fall from a faulty elevator. I’d be natural if they blamed it on a ghost story. Fear and unexplained things lead to that. All the trouble in “Another” was from a curse. Another thing that fear leads to.

  2. Joojoobees says:

    I don’t know if I misunderstood what happened at the end of the previous episode, or what, but I was confused that they never followed up on the monster that was standing over Kirie in the final moments of the last episode. I guess it never did anything to her.

    • BlackBriar says:

      Maybe or maybe not. That shadow has been stalking Kirie for some time with malicious intent. It might have done something and Kirie hasn’t noticed yet.

    • Karakuri says:

      Yeah, I don’t think it ever did anything to Kirie. I’m pretty sure it’s just stalking her for whatever reason… Or at least in the manga, it hasn’t done any harm yet.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Whatever is going on, that shadow only seems to be stalking her and no one else. If it hasn’t done anything yet, it probably will later.

        • Karakuri says:

          It probably has to do with her being related to Yuuko or something. If not, I have absolutely NO IDEA why it’s stalking her. Unless it’s into tsunderes or something stupid like that.

  3. tatsuya says:

    nice episode !!

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