Every boyfriend’s nightmare
|I actually don’t think that Amnesia is that bad, all things considered. It’s sticking closer to the game than most of the other otome games to anime that I’ve watched, so if people don’t like what’s going on here… well, I guess they just wouldn’t like the game.|
|…I hope this show 1) ends or 2) gets more interesting soon. ;w; Come on guys don’t let every otome game adaptation end in disaster.|
Miyu || Dawww, Toma’s actually a pretty sweet guy even though be might a liiiiittle bit overprotective of the heroine. The heroine’s gullible as a goose (?) anyway, so I guess his roundabout method of lying to her about her cellphone to protect her from Ikki’s scary fangirls works – even if she found out, she probably wouldn’t even get angry because being sorry/thankful/timid is pretty much all she can handle. Actually, I think Toma’s the most normal out of all the guys that the heroine’s been with so far – he’s kind, gentlemanly and knows his limits (hehehe lingerie shop it was funny how awkward it went). That’s the thing though – he almost seems too perfect for a game like Amnesia where everyone’s just a little off here and there, isn’t it…? I actually spoiled myself on Toma’s route by reading the game review, so I was expecting… something less sweet to happen throughout the episode (maybe you could tell from the occasional madness in his eyes, or that glint of murderous intent) but everything went more or less fine so well… my advice to you is: watch out next episode x_x
Kara || Okay, that was nothing short of adorable. Toma’s big brother act just seems to balance perfectly with the heroine’s ineptness. Every tight spot she was in because of her lack of memories, he helped out without even being prompted. Though with that though, the heroine was more competent than she’s even been before now. Probably because she’s finally used to dying every other episode, but she didn’t shy away from Ikki, nor did she sit there for 5+ minutes wondering what to do. Well, I guess Toma was a big part of that too, but I was just impressed that she bothered looking at her schedule and went shopping by herself. …Not that the shopping trip ended well, but it seemed awfully proactive considering who we’re talking about.
Miyu || I should think that Ikki’s crazy fangirls are targeting her for the same reason that they did in his route – because she appears too close to Ikki, and she also hasn’t been keeping her promise of updating them? But this time, she probably isn’t really dating him (but instead Toma) and their back-alley meetings are probably because she’s trying to disband/break up the fanclub from the inside-out I should think, so Ikki and the heroine are actually working together! …or that’s what I think. The routes are beginning to overlap – the crazy fangirls from Ikki’s route are still trying to kill her (yay, 1 more to add to the 139818263 ways she could possibly die in!), and the heroine’s been able to link her flashbacks to her experiences in another route (thank god) properly, so I suppose we’re close to the full truth. Ah, and Ukyo’s split personality has finally been revealed!! That’s the only thing I knew about him in advance though (Wikipeeeedia), I still don’t understand why he’s appearing in every route and actually knows what’s going to happen. So… something big’s coming!
Kara|| So remember when I said that a lot of drama can be blamed back to Ikki and his fangirls? …Yep. Even when the heroine and him aren’t dating, Ikki’s fan brigade still is out for blood. You’d think they’d notice that she spends most of her time with Toma and only meets up with Ikki once in a while. …Eh, I’ll expand on this when it becomes more relevant (…more relevant than it already is), but really. Those girls need to chill the hell out.
…I told you Ukyou was the best character. On the note that he knows more about the heroine than she does though, the heroine hasn’t been getting any memories back lately. I only point this out because Orion told her right at the beginning that she needs to get them back or else she’ll turn into an empty shell. …Ignoring the fact that she doesn’t have much personality to begin with, that was the whole point of having her not tell anyone that her memories were gone because being stuck in a hospital wouldn’t end well. I wonder if they just kind of forgot about this point, or if there’s a reason behind it not being relevant anymore. …Plus I guess the heroine never lives long enough in each world anyways. The game didn’t do the world switching thing so if they forget about this point, I guess it’s not that important for this plot.
Sigh, the things Toma has to deal with. I can kind of see why he is the way he is… Anyways, between Toma and Kent, Amnesia is finally starting to feel like an otome game adaption. This raises my hopes about the future episodes since things are kind of picking up and the heroine is being oddly more useful than usual. Hopefully the ending will be as great as I remember, so I can sit here, reaffirm that I’m not crazy and that I’ve been saying all these optimistic things this entire time for a reason (oh, that and followed by an “I told you so”).
So yeah, as Miyu and I have warned before, there are fun times ahead~!
Okay, at least there seemed to be more action this time round, and things are actually happening! I thought Toma’s boyfriend-ish acts were also the most acceptable of them all – Amnesia actually felt like a real shoujo anime this episode, so I guess I enjoyed the romance (even despite harboring dread in my heart for what is yet to come). We’re nearing the end of the series soon (sorry, I still think I’m more happy than sad about it ending) so things are going to get faster and better from now onwards!!! *trying to convince myself*