Amnesia – 07

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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.

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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.

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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.

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…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.

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Extreme foreshadowing!

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38 Responses to “Amnesia – 07”

  1. Liza says:

    Kent is so adorkable. I loved this arc so much despite it was only one episode. Plus he was awesome to get right to the, “HEROINE. YOU HAVE NO MEMORIES.”

    I felt so sad and it dug into my heartstrings when Kent said that he would see her tomorrow. I KNEW something was going to kill her at that moment. And a car/truck…again. Dang. This girl and deaths.

    And next up is Toma’s arc. From what I have seen cg and fanart wise…I’m scared for poor Heroine. RUN GIRl. DON’T GO NEAR TOMA! RUN!

    • Karakuri says:

      We could have avoided 90% of the past episodes if all guys were as straightforward as Kent. …Though Shin was pretty good too.

      …Presumably. In the game, she gets hit by a car in the exact same way. The difference there though is that she lives and it acts as an event to get Kent to express himself a bit more. I assume she dies here though, so she can move on to Toma’s route.

      Ahahaha now you know why I’m looking forward to it xD

      • Liza says:

        Such a sadist you are. ;D

        Although I wonder how the episode breakdown is going to be from here on out. Will Toma get two episodes and leave 3 for Ukyou/explanation? Or will Toma get more which I think is pretty likely. *cough* Yeahhhhh….

        • Karakuri says:

          I can see Toma getting more than 2. He’s really popular with the Japanese fangirls for some reason from what I’ve gathered from blogs >.> I want them to do Ukyou’s route really well though, so I’m hoping they limit it to 2

      • BlackBriar says:

        Looking forward to something like that. You really are cold blooded, Kara. :) Here it looks like she simply bumped into someone. It’s odd that she switched to the fourth choice so quickly. All the others were from after near death situations.

        • Karakuri says:

          Ahaha just wait until we hit Ukyou’s part. I’m looking forward to that even more. Uhhh, well she was in the middle of the street and we know how accident prone she is. It’s safe to assume she died. ….Not to mention that in the game, the exact same thing happened and she was hit by a car/ taken to the hospital (though she lived in the game).

          …You know, I was thinking of using an extremely similar picture of Tsukimiya as my avatar a short while ago. xD

          • BlackBriar says:

            Ukyou seems to be the most interesting character since he looks mentally unstable. The heroine is going to set a record for most near fatal accidents.

            What a coincidence. Maybe you can find a different one. I chose Tsukimiya as my avatar because I like her character and it was out of the spur of the moment. Sometimes, I’m not able to want to keep the same one for long and itching to change it.

            • Karakuri says:

              Ahaha nah, I’m happy with the one I have now. I just felt like pointing out the coincidence.

  2. Gecko says:

    I loved this arc so much. It was so cute. The heroine and Kent are great together- she doesn’t really know what’s going on, but hey! She spoke more than three words at a time! And sent a long text!
    Kent was so funny this entire episode. He wanted to be endearing but was always justifying himself with “I did research.” And neither really knew how to communicate with the other. And he ran to the festival and arhhh so cute.
    I felt so terrible when she lost his hand and fell back, because he was probably the best choice from what we’ve seen (and considering warnings about Touma. I’m worried, considering one of his images in the ED has bars of some sort??? I don’t want to know though, I’ll wait.)
    I suppose that the endings have been getting better each time- she came to terms with Shin, considered breaking the 3-month thing (maybe) with Ikki, and now got Kent to open up and opened up to him and even talked. I feel bad for Kent, though, because at least in that world, he will know that he will have to open himself back up to the replacement of the heroine, if there is one.
    I have to say, this episode was worth watching the others. This route was pretty nice even with the repetition of known information. Kent’s description of Orion was so funny. “He’s cheerful and stupid” or something like that.

    • Karakuri says:

      Hey! Yeah! Maybe this was a good arc to get her out of her shell a bit!

      Ahaha he was still brutally honest about the festival though. “We promised this when we started dating, but I wasn’t interested and forgot.” xD at least he tries.

      Kukuku…. I have so many things to say about the upcoming route, but I’ll wait. Yeah, Kent’s episode was better than most of the episodes thus far.

      Well, in the game, she’s hit by a car there, but lives. Maybe since the heroine was thrown out of that world, maybe the ‘her’ of that world regained her memories? I don’t know. It’s be a nicer ending then just that she died and left Kent all alone again OTL

      Kent’s assumptions about Orion were great. Plus I think Orion might have become less suspicious to people here since he was the one to come out and say that the heroine should try trusting Kent.

      • Gecko says:

        Hm, yeah, I get the feeling that the car suddenly pushes her personality back into her body. Like how Orion pushed it out maybe.
        Orion is getting better about just trusting people, but then again I’m worried Toma will make it worse for Orion and then he won’t be able to be helpful for Ukyou.

        • Karakuri says:

          It certainly would be a nicer end. Who knows, maybe that happens in all of the past deaths? Getting hit by a truck might be pushing it, but still…

          …Yeah, I can see Orion getting worse. Though he’ll be handy for the big reveal at the end about the cause of all of this at least. …Though I don’t think Ukyou is going to be much help in that department either.

          • BlackBriar says:

            Hmm… Getting hit by a truck might be a common and moderate death because there are always accidents on the streets but getting hit by a train would be over the top and pushing it.

            • Karakuri says:

              Er, the point with the truck was that maybe she survived it and it pushed her memory back, forcing the current heroine out. Since she might have survived the car or whatever hit her this episode. …Either that or they figured that the car would be the easiest way to kill her off to start the new route.

            • Gecko says:

              I agree, a train is over the top and there aren’t many other accidents they can honestly use.
              Trucks are moderate, I’m not sure about common though. I don’t hear about truck deaths that often around my part of the world.

  3. Jackpot2121 says:

    This episode turned out better than I thought it would, but now I’m a little nervous about Toma’s route. ANyone care to give me some info on that?

    • Karakuri says:

      Toma’s route?

      Show ▼

      • Jackpot2121 says:

        Yeah. I meant Toma’s arc.

        • Karakuri says:

          A summary then? Well, I don’t know how much the anime is going to include in there, but

          Show ▼

    • D-LaN says:

      http://brokenforum.com/index.php?threads/romancin-to-remember-lets-play-amnesia.1647/
      Here a translated Toma route.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that whenever the heroine is about to reset to a different world, she gets frozen to stop her from resisting. It’s not that she didn’t want to move while sinking, it’s that she couldn’t. The same as when she went off the cliff while being with Shin.

    Kent was very blunt. Of all the choices between the four guys, he’s the oddball because he doesn’t give into emotions. He was more into science and calculations than understanding emotions and that was his biggest flaw. For someone who dwells on logic and rationality, I was surprised he believed in Orion’s existence, tried to talk with him and come up with an explanation to the heroine’s problem.

    • Karakuri says:

      ….Either that or she has the worst reaction time in the world.

      Ahaha I don’t think Shin really had a lot of emotions either. …Or at least that’s how he was portrayed in the game. Eh, well he knew the heroine well enough to know that she had lost her memories suddenly. She had no personality to speak of either, so I’m sure he doubted that the whole fairy thing was a joke from her.

      • BlackBriar says:

        ….Either that or she has the worst reaction time in the world.

        Slow reflexes and brain activity could also play a factor in her lack of movement. :)

        Excluding the heroine’s lack of personality, it seems a lot of the main characters are reserved when it comes to emotions. Some more than others and it looks like they’re suffocating while trying not to express themselves.

    • Gecko says:

      Considering one of his thoughts on the heroine changing was an alien abduction, I wasn’t surprised he believed in Orion’s existence.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I forgot about the alien abduction theory. But seeing that he’s into science, it’s more likely he’d believe in aliens than fairies anyway.

        • Karakuri says:

          Math, aliens, it’s basically all the same thing. xD

          • BlackBriar says:

            Ironic that scientists don’t believe in anything without proof but they want to believe in aliens and there’s no proof at all.

            • Highway says:

              Speaking as a sciencey type, that’s because there’s a fundamental difference in the ‘no proof’. There is a functionally infinite possibility of aliens, so even if the probability of aliens is exceedingly small, multiplied by infinity makes it a near-certainty.

              So, math, aliens, they kinda are the same thing. :)

  5. belatkuro says:

    Wow, Kent achieved in one episode what Shin did in two and what Ikki failed overall; make me like him.
    He’s pretty honest, he wants to care for Heroine and yet he sticks to logic and rationality for things. It’s a weird combination but it works.
    I lol’d so hard when he mentioned abducting of aliens as a way to explain her condition. Though as a man of science and math, he seemed to have accepted Orion too easily but that’s all in the past now I guess.

    Heroine was better here but probably because she’s already getting used now to the time loops and adapts to it faster. Again, I question if her adapting skills is a plus or not to her but ehh.
    And again, Kent saying she had some sort of personality really doesn’t reflect to the current her. It’s kinda hard to imagine that she acted that way before. It’s no wonder Kent, and Shin to some extent, noticed her amnesia.
    She looked so pretty though in a yukata. Probably one of the reasons I’m still watching this; the heroine looks so pretty. And with Nazuka Kaori’s voice….lovely. Time to hunt some of the CGs and fanarts.

    Only one episode for Kent kind of sucks as he was a cool dude(with Akira Ishida’s sexy voice). Though we’re in Toma’s arc now. I kind of facepalmed(again) at how she transferred worlds. Better than the drowning I guess.
    And I kinda hate myself for opening that spoiler tag above. GRRRR… Now I understand that last picture.
    Now I’m…excited for the next episode…

    • Karakuri says:

      Hooray! Let’s see how you like Toma now…
      Yeah, but really, what else could explain her sudden loss of memories? She’s definitely not the type to make a joke like that and she’s been really honest in all of the routes. Quiet, yet honest (or at east when the guys catch on).

      I really hope that she’s adapting and that it wasn’t just a good world for her. She might have just been forced to talk more since Kent sucks at expressing himself.
      Ahaha other then Toma’s route, I don’t think the fanart will hold too many spoilers. It’s nice to know that somebody out there likes her character. …Or at least the design and seiyuu.

      Hit by cars twice. You’d think she would learn to be more careful on roads. It must have been traumatizing for Kent though, now that I think about it. I’m curious as to how she’ll die in the next arc.

      Ahahaha now you know why I’m looking forward to everyone’s reactions coming up. Though maybe they’ll downplay it like Ikki’s route and his bitchy fangirls. ….I don’t know how they could do it, but they might.

  6. D-LaN says:

    BEST. BOYFRIEND. SO FAR. He is so adorkable XD Especially the part abt holding umbrella :) They really are fit for each other lol. Kinda neat tht he figured out abt Missus Amnesiac amnesia this quickly and be frank abt it unlike say, Ikki. And lol, aliens. Too bad he got only an episode but oh well.

    Tht part in the end was really sad… You just KNEW a car/truck is going to say “hello” :( Missus Amnesiac, at this rate I think you can get second place next to Show ▼

    for most fatal accident ^.^;

    At least Missus Amnesiac is starting to get likable atm. She finally stutter less & starts to ask qtn! Its an improvement ryte?

    Judging by the reaction you guys make and wht I heard abt Toma, can I cry now?

    And as usual, ANN audience bashed the show to the ground. (How the **** is this misogyny?) Though I kinda agree with the review. Those cliffhangers are doing a damn good job making me coming back. Tht and wht Kara says.

    • Karakuri says:

      Kent’s episode was good and they really got the good points of his character across :3

      OH!!! You picked up on something good there. But if the heroine is Show ▼

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      She was just a tiny bit more proactive this episode, that’s for sure~

      Ahaha go ahead and cry I’m sure others will join you soon I’m glad that my offhand comments are at least encouraging someone to keep up with the series. xD

  7. anaaga says:

    I was literally squealing and hitting my bed when I watched Kent’s episode. It was sooo hard not tos scream because ASDFGHJKL it was so cuuteeeeee!!!! Seriously why can’t the other boys be sweet like him ASDFGHJKL. I was a little bit sad that they only have an episode of Kent, but I guess his route is pretty short. Touma and the long hair dude’s stories are not done yet, and the anime is slowly reaching the last episode. I wish there is more Kent though…

    Amnesia reminds me of Muv Luv and Steins;Gate in a way. It explains a “logical” explanation of visual novel and the reason of different routes (“You were in another route!” “It was a parallel world, not a route you moron!”). Makes me giggle when I think about that.

    • Karakuri says:

      LOL I couldn’t tell from the stream of tweets you had going xDDD Kent’s route is the cutest for sure, but the other ones coming up are pretty good. Ukyou has the best suffering story of them all, and Toma is… AHAHAHA his arc will be funny. Mark my words.

      You know, I never did get around to watching Muv Luv, but you’re spot on about the Steins;Gate thing. You’ll see. I have a paragraph already typed up and waiting for the reveal xD

  8. D-LaN says:

    The only way to get more Kent is to get the VN :( Aksys plz localize this!

    Too bad some ppl thinks the story is cliched & misogynic :X Also its starting to reminds me of otome Little Busters! once I accidentally spoiled myself abt “Secret of the World”….

    • Karakuri says:

      No, they should announce Fate/CCC before they even think of localizing this. There WILL be blood if that doesn’t come over. …Plus they’re busy with some other otome game where you play as Keiji Inafune’s niece.

      Otome… Little Busters? Does that even exist? I spoiled myself on that VN a loooooooong time ago OTL

      • D-LaN says:

        Haha, true. The power of $$$ demand it! Tht otome VN sounds….wacky lol. I am sucker for those wacky stuff XD

        DERP…. I forgot to made myself clear *facepalm* I mean Amnesia shaping up to be the otome ver of LB! XD

  9. a745 says:

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Toma’s route Ha Ha Ha /killed

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