“I am a shadow… The true self…”
|Well since everyone else is experimenting with their post style, I figured I should at least attempt changing it up too before deeming it too much effort. This is mostly my speculating and laughing at the misfortune of others (…so it’s not that much different from how I normally do things), but I’ll be working at this for a couple of weeks before I find a writing system that works for me.|
More problems with Yuuko (ghost) in episode 6 where Yuuko (blonde) shows up and starts a panic over a school rumour of the Red Person. Now Yuuko (blonde) hates ghost stories because she’s been bullied since her name is similar to that of the ghost. …This trauma has somehow convinced her that she needs to get rid of every ghost story ever as revenge. Now why she couldn’t just change schools might be a stupid question (…no, seriously, why?) but I guess no dorama=no plot. So it’s up to Yuuko (ghost) to fix things… Even though it’s not really her fault.
Yuuko (blonde)’s way of leading the group farther astray? Telling the crowd that the Red Person can only be appeased by sacrificing the one left behind in the school: Yuuko (ghost). Don’t even get me started on how little sense that makes. The people mob. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem since nobody sees Yuuko. However, Yuuko explained a couple episodes ago that people CAN see her if they expect that they’re going to see something. How much and what a panicked group expects to see is questionable, but the danger that they could have seen and caught Yuuko was still there, thus why Niiya and team barred the doors. Now as to why they didn’t see Yuuko breaking the windows, it’s most likely because they expected Yuuko inside the room, not outside of it. … Either that, or Yuuko would have been safe the entire time, and it was a case of Kirie and Niiya once again forgetting that Yuuko can’t be seen by regular people (and Momoe was just playing along). On another hand, letting the panicked crowd into the room probably would have resulted in even more property damage. Lord knows the school needs more of that.
Now it’s a party.
Yuuko (ghost) helps people. It’s what she does. Why does she do this? It might be attributed to her living through Niiya. By helping others with him, Yuuko finally gets a chance to interact with others; something that she hasn’t done in a very long time. Either that or as it was shown in this episode, Yuuko has little to no power to interfere with what people do with her name in the school. Helping people might be her way of fighting back against some of the more hurtful rumours. This is more true with some of the manga stories, but I’m just throwing this out there regardless. At the end of everything though, it’s nice that Yuuko apologized to Yuuko. She may hate people’s stupidity still, but at least it’s not directed at Yuuko anymore.
This episode had some great visuals
Moving on to the next episode, Kirie brings up the interesting point that Yuuko has no negative emotions. Now to me, the manga didn’t explain this as clearly (it was more explained that Yuuko shoves what she doesn’t want to remember on Shadow Yuuko), so this was a huge revelation. This explains so much about her personality and why she acts so carefree. Though seeing how twisted Shadow Yuuko is, I really do wonder wtf happened to Yuuko to make her gather that much hate and regret. Even I don’t know the answer to this one, so hopefully the anime will give us a satisfying conclusion.
Yuuko’s feelings for Niiya have caused jealousy; an ‘ugly’ emotion. It makes sense that in turn, she would want to get rid of the source of that emotion (Niiya), thus why she pushed him down the stairs. Now since Yuuko has forgotten all about Niiya, does that mean that Shadow Yuuko still does? This also raises the question: how much has Yuuko forgotten because of things like this? She says that’s she’s been alone for a really long time, but is that truly the case? I was expecting the events of this episode to happen near the end of the series, but I guess they’re planning something else for the finale. …I’m still expecting this to derail from the manga at some point.
He got the injuries by ‘falling down the stairs’
Once again, human logic astounds me. How the hell were the people going to try to sacrifice a ghost (…can ghost Yuuko even bleed)? How did the blonde Yuuko not see this plan backfiring on her from a million miles away? I mean, she was bullied because of her connection to Yuuko. Was she really that blinded by hate that she didn’t think the people would connect sacrificing Yuuko to sacrificing her? AHAHAHAHA. Yuuko (blonde) was a part of a different story in the manga as well involving her being bullied and a love triangle that happened before this, but (obviously) they cut that part out. It was just one more story of Yuuko (ghost) helping out people using her supernatural powers just because. I guess they included it in here to add to the whole “lore of the school” thing that happened in episode 7.
So I guess I was somewhat right about the writers going back to the rock. At this point, I think my main question is why didn’t they just bring up the whole plague thing the episode that they first found the rock? It probably would have made a better build up to the ‘Yuuko has an evil alter ego’ plot than having everything happen in one episode. Oh well, I’m not in charge of the script. I’m sure there’s a method to how these things work. Like I said before above, they’ve already animated what I thought was going to be like the 2nd or so last episode to this anime. Now I could be wrong about this, but with these events happening now, hopefully this means that they’ll be giving us a conclusion as to what actually happened regarding Yuuko’s death (they can’t just show us all of this and not give us an answer)(…or they could, but that would a real bitch move on their part). SILVER LINK hasn’t really animated anything with a 100% conclusive ending yet, so maybe they’re planning to make this their first…?
…No, really. Where are all of the teachers in this? Not only do windows get broken all over in this school, but students carry around knives, create panicked mobs, break down doors, try to kill one another and NOBODY CARES. No wonder there are so many stories about people dying all over the school. The students probably kill each other. That being said though, SILVER LINK delivered once again on the visuals. There’s nothing that says “creepy mob mentality” more than having a bunch of dark shadowy people without eyes. Even better, they kept coming up with different ways of showing the creepy mob. What I’m kind of disappointed in now though visually is Shadow Yuuko. I’ll give you an example after this paragraph, but where the manga genuinely freaked me out, the anime seems to be doing everything it can to avoid showing Shadow Yuuko’s whole face. Sure, the unknown is a source of fear. However, at this point, I want to see if they can pull off showing ALL of Shadow Yuuko’s face.
…Can I un-find you?
After this, I can barely call the anime counterpart frightening.
Preview: I swear, these pictures are getting less and less plot appropriate.