|You know there’s this documentary series on National Geographic called “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”? I caught it by chance one day on television and was like, this is the heroine’s life story man.|
|I’m currently replaying Ikki’s route in the Amnesia game because… why the hell not. I’m kind of regretting it now though. I know they downplayed the fangirl bullying in the anime, but they REALLY downplayed it. Oh well, it’s Kent’s turn now.|
Miyu || Aaand we’re moving swiftly into a new route! It’s time to say bye to sexy Ikki and hi to… peculiar Kent? It looks like the heroine’s finally someone as frustrating to communicate with as herself. I mean, can you imagine how annoying it will be having your each and every word/action analysed and broken down into some form of obscure science or math?!?! But truth be told, he won me over when he uttered the words “I’m not a mindreader. I won’t understand if you won’t tell me anything.” YES, yes yes. That is the point we’ve been trying to get across since the bloody first episode, and finally someone in this show has the guts to say that he really doesn’t have that long a lifespan to listen to her stutter away. He also managed to deduce with such accuracy that she’s lost all memory (and personality along with that) so quickly into the episode, and I’m really glad for his sincere straightforwardness. T_T It’s something I haven’t seen in Amnesia. Although he’s your typical math-geek, I find it adorable that he’s trying his best to express these new emotions better through the heroine (although I’m really not sure if she’s the best person to learn from…) and that he has a really soft side to him too! Hehe, all the Amnesia guys seem to have a hidden endearing side to them, which is something I’m certainly enjoying.
Kara || I don’t know about the rest of you, but I thought that this episode was pretty adorable. Kent’s heart is in the right place, he’s just… incredibly awkward when it comes to human relations. He tries at least though, which inviting the heroine to ‘spend time’ with him and researching what people do on dates and such. I have absolutely no idea how he was motivated by the heroine to improve himself, but maybe he was talking about the heroine back when she had a personality. …Where she actually argued and such. See? There’s mention of her being stubborn in pretty much every route. Shin, he told her about it, Ikki, there was the drama with her father (not that the drama was in the anime) and in Kent’s route, it’s mentioned that she argued a lot. No wonder everyone is asking what’s wrong with her. Cough. Anyways, back to Kent, you can see why he’d be good friends with Ikki since both of them can’t really relate to other people normally. Luckily, we got to see a bit of Kent’s dere-ness in there before the heroine presumably died again. …Maybe what they say about Asian drivers is true. The heroine seems to get involved with enough traffic accidents. This anime certainly isn’t helping the stereotype at least.
When in doubt, blame the aliens.
Miyu || The pace is picking up now, and by the looks of that ending, we’re going to be moving onto Touma’s route next episode! I wonder why they’re speeding through the rabu rabu so rapidly though, are they finally going to reveal the true end/the mystery behind Ukyo and piece all the puzzles together? I feel like Amnesia’s been giving us these really ambiguous mysteries on the surface that’re rather predictable and easy to solve and overlook, but there’s one big puzzle lying beneath all these small mysteries, and it’s something that we’d all have never thought of. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.
Kara || This was a shorter arc, but I don’t really mind it that way. The bit about the heroine moving around different worlds was addressed (…or I guess I should say ‘made clearer’ since we all figured it out the first time it was mentioned). Plus Kent’s route is pretty much what they showed in the episode and was the most normal of all of the routes, so it’s best they shoved it all into one episode, lest it drag on unnecessarily and waste time. There wasn’t any mention of the heroine swapping worlds in the game (though he did eventually figure out her amnesia), so the ending part was mostly made up, but other then repeating information we already knew, I think Kent was a good choice of character to help explain all of this. He’s certainly the most… well I can’t say that he has the most common sense, but he’s certainly the most likely of the cast to think things through.
…I see no difference.
A good part of that episode was spent having Kent talk to Orion about things we pretty much already knew, and I feel like they’re trying to give us too many flashbacks we really don’t need. Nothing particularly substantial has happened these few episodes, so I honestly doubt that we’ll need one of these like, once every two episodes D: It’s draggy and it really doesn’t do much to keep its viewers interested. Amnesia, get better already T_T I’m still holding on to you!
Argh, I’m glad they’re not wasting time with the least eventful route of the game, but I’m still sad that we missed a bunch of scenes with Kent being cutely awkward (he gives the heroine math puzzles as a gift in the game since “boyfriends give their girlfriends gifts”; it was pretty funny when Ikki set him straight). …Though we also missed the drama with Mine in this route, so thank god for that. Oh well, Toma is next and that should be… fun to see all of your reactions to. If they give 2 episodes to him, that gives us a solid 3 for the True Route, which should also be pretty good. ….Or at least I’ll be able to explain all of my comparisons that I’ve used so far.