When fangirls attack
|Miyu is off busy with school again, so this week’s Amnesia is brought to you by me alone. …Yep. Well, I like the adaptation of Ikki’s route thus far, but there are definitely still problems. …Mostly with the heroine. On the plus side though, the animation and OP are still fabulous. Plus Orion’s appearance was actually useful for explaining what’s going on.|
Sigh, it looks like in her confusion, the heroine decided to revert right back to the way she was pre Shin. Silent and helpless. Orion cleared up the fact that what happened with Shin wasn’t a lie, but apparently the heroine still doesn’t think that asking anyone questions would be a good idea. Hell, we even had a repeat scene with Ikki showing her how to make a parfait. Maybe it’s not as stupid as having characters introduce themselves again, but it still feels redundant. …At least the heroine actually called Sawa by her name (or at least acknowledged that she knew her) instead of keeping silent. That report thing is definitely going to come back and kick her ass later though. You know, I realize from the game that if the heroine had asked people questions, she wouldn’t have had half of the problems she went through. OTL Of course, there are some questions that would have been a dead give-away that she didn’t remember anything and she doesn’t have the accident to blame, but Ikki already knows that she’s off. I guess it’s just annoying me that the heroine doesn’t really take risks. Even with Orion gone. You’d think that she would have gained something from that experience with Shin. …Though if she went from dating guy to guy with ease, that might not be the right image for her either.
I’m a little saddened by the fact that Waka didn’t make them shout “THE CUSTOMER IS THE ENEMY!” like he did in the game.
So, Ikki. Is he just a guy with the worst and most obsessive fangirls in the world, or does he deserve his terrible reputation? The whole story thing about dumping every girl after 3 weeks is definitely a turn off. Plus, he keeps saying that he’s never had to fight this hard with a girl, yet he keeps counting down the weeks. Keep in mind though that Kent did say that the heroine is different, and he’s the type to tell things as they are, no matter how bluntly. …Then again, I don’t know if you could have picked that up with his really small role thus far.
There is a reason he keeps staring at the heroine at uncomfortably close distances though. There’s also a reason he has 830294508 fangirls (and does the 3 months thing) too. I’d speculate, but considering I know the answer and I can’t come up with any other possibilities off the top of my head, I won’t. They’ll probably let the secret out the next episode anyways. Plus it will probably be just as easy as when Shin cleared up the murderer thing. …You know, for a show the puts so much emphasis on the mysteries, the answers seem to come out rather easily. …Which is probably a good thing since I don’t think the heroine would put in the effort to figure out the answers herself other than think “Oh no, what do I do?” or something along those lines.
Didn’t you see Phi Brain? Obviously puzzles are the greatest form of friendship there is.
Either way, you kind of have to feel sorry for the heroine since not only does she have to deal with (previously threatening… in a different world) fangirls, but also with suddenly switching boyfriends and on top of that, having him give some rather mixed signals. Though despite my complaints about the heroine and the repeat scene, I have to say that they swept us into Ikki’s route pretty painlessly. We weren’t completely reintroduced to his character and everything the we learned about him was pretty new. I just hope that when we get to Kent’s route, it’s just as painless since he’s a pretty straightforward character who already has been in a memory flashback (or even Toma’s route since the heroine should catch on and become more adaptable… Or at least one would hope).
Orion’s appearance actually meant something this episode!!! And yes, they explained one of the more confusing (even though Miyu and quite a few of you guess it right away) parts of the plot a bit more directly (and sooner) than I thought they would. Things from other episodes don’t line up because the heroine is in a completely different world. The two places before this one were completely different worlds as well. So I guess it’s kind of understandable that the heroine isn’t getting back any of her memories lately. She isn’t just dealing with one set of them, but a whole handful of them.
Like I said above, I definitely have mixed feelings about this arc. I like the way they’re handling the storyline since they’re still keeping the same level of… well, confusion and explanation, but at the same time, …that heroine. Everyone one has noticed that she’s different, and yet, she’s not trying hard at all to do anything about it. You’d think that after the results in Shin’s route, she would do something. Oh well, I think I’ve complained about that enough for now (I have to save some complaining for later xD). If Ikki’s route could be wrapped up by the next episode, that would be nice. Not that I don’t like the route, but hopefully ending this will mean the heroine finally gets a personality (oh wait, I said I would stop complaining about that). In any case, they seemed to have upped the Ikki part of the route and lowered the bitchy-ness obsessive fangirls quite a bit, which makes the whole thing much less rage inducing. They’ll probably do more in the next episode (plus we need a reason for the heroine to die and move on to the next world), but even if they don’t make it as bad, it seems like it will be strangely okay even though the fangirls were a HUGE part of Ikki’s route in the original.
There’s no real preview, but I’ll leave you with this eyecatch from the game.