He cages because he cares ヽ(´ー`)ﾉ
|Guys. It’s okay. He’s doing it for love. Apparently this justifies being an absolute psychopath in just about every otome game ever.|
|Okay, get your favorite plushie or pet ready to hug, because this episode’s about to get reeeeally creepy.|
Miyu || Amnesia just went from lovey-dovey otome to really freaky horror. I swear, during that scene when the heroine was trying to sneak out of the room while Toma was asleep, my heart started going thump thump thump like when I watched Silent Hill 2. That’s bad stuff, man. I only knew about Toma’s not-so-nice side by skimming through a review, but really seeing it in action is a different thing… He’s got to be sick and insane to have to resort to drugging her food and keeping the poor girl in a cage all for the sake of “protecting” her. And by insane I don’t mean haha you’re crazy, but more of YOU’RE VERY POSSIBLY A PSYCHOPATH AND NEED TO BE LOCKED UP RIGHT NOW crazy. How the heroine buys this crap and actually pities him despite of all these things is even more mind-boggling – I’m convinced that she has completely no sense of danger at all. There were so many opportunities she could’ve used to escape from his house (like when Shin and Toma were quarrelling) but for whatever reason she just decided to use that time to space out/sleep? Really now? At the rate she’s going, even without all these weird guys chasing after her she’d probably have already been kidnapped/murdered and gone down without a fight. And after all that drama, they just decided to completely skip the part where she finds some mysterious way to unlock her cage all by herself with only a bunch of plushies around her. So we’re left there imagining what actually went on. For whatever we know she could’ve like cut herself on a soft-toy (lol, you never know with this heroine we’re dealing with) and died and now it’s just her soul floating around trying to find a stupid diary. All this trouble would’ve been saved if she would’ve just broken the lock or picked it when she first found it. Argh, I feel so annoyed at everything right now.
Kara || I’ve been waiting for this. The food drugging is one thing, but then Toma brings out the cage! And then of all things, he buys her stuffed animals. PFFT AHAHA yes, Toma. That makes everything you did alright. A+ for effort! Then we have the heroine who thinks that this somehow isn’t Toma because his desire for protection is overpowering him. …Uhh, right. You keep thinking that. So overall, it’s just one happy, dysfunctional couple! Though if they’d actually kept in the parts in Shin’s route about Toma finding the heroine first, his little freak out and then him winding up foreveralone, maybe you might have seen this coming. Oh well. So yeah, if you’re wondering why the fangirls are STILL out for the heroine’s life, it’s because basically everyone thinks that her and Ikki are dating. They’re a bit worse in this arc too since she’s not the ‘official’ girlfriend (I don’t remember if the anime ever mentioned this or not, but only fan club members are even allowed to date Ikki) and they don’t have to keep the bullying secret. …Thus why the garbage in the mailbox and them posting the heroine’s profile on shady dating sites. As long as Ikki doesn’t know, it’s okay to them.
Stuffed animals make everything better
Miyu || Please tell me that that stupid diary will reveal some of the whole truth soon, because I don’t think I will be able to survive through much more of this route. Toma is just one really creepy guy and the heroine doesn’t have a substantial enough sense of self-protection to try to get away from him or call the police or something, and I can’t bear to watch more of her allowing him to do weird things to her. Thank God he isn’t that kind of downright pervert to actually touch her (what was with that ridiculously short dress though). What was I thinking, complaining about Shin or Ikki or Kent? I would rather have all of them dating her at the same time than Toma… I don’t even want to think about what he did to Shin (dead/drugged/tied-up or one of those things) and what he is about to do to the heroine when he catches up with her :c SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE HER (or she could just die now and end the show, I guess that works too.) On side note, Ukyo didn’t appear this episode and that makes me kind of sad because he’s the only character that has the potential to be somewhat acceptably interesting.
Kara|| So yeah. This is why I was excited for Amnesia in the first place. Not for the romance, but for all of the dramatic, psychopathic characters and messed up storyline that this has. …Not that I’m saying that the romance is a bad thing, but what I enjoyed from the original visual novel was just how dark and messed up the storyline got. Toma just has the kind of route that you need to do last so that his character isn’t ruined in the other routes, where he acts like you saw in episode 8. …I guess he’s still maintaining that demeanour since he doesn’t want to sleep in his bed and he’s being still kind of considerate to the heroine. There’s just the whole yandere level to go with that. I don’t want to brush his behaviour as being ‘okay’, but from what I’ve seen in other otome games, it could be a lot worse.
And I guess the heroine’s attitude (or lack thereof) makes sense here since if she had one, she would have done something to stop Toma. It would have been a weird regression if she had changed at all before and then reverted back here. …The heroine didn’t really do much in the game, so I didn’t expect her to do much here.
Honestly, if Toma’s route wasn’t the last in the series (perhaps somewhere in the middle or something), I probably would’ve dropped it at this episode. At this point in time I don’t really have a choice. I mean, I’ve already invested 9 hours into this thing. Another 4 episodes won’t kill me, right? ;w; I’m going to be brave and continue watching on for the supposedly epic conclusion…. hehehe who am I kidding someone please tell me why I’m still watching this T______T
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I find yanderes somewhat hilarious. It’s terrible, yes, and no, putting the girl you like in a cage is in no way, shape or form a sign of a healthy relationship. Knowing that certainly didn’t stop me from laughing hysterically throughout the episode though. ANN did some ’6 worst guys to date’ article and Toma was #1. Personally, I think they called that a little prematurely, since you haven’t seen the worst of Ukyou yet. At least Toma doesn’t strangle the heroine like Ukyou did in episode 8. Well, this episode of Amnesia was as entertaining as I expected, let’s see the ending to this arc and then finally move on to the truth~.
…Yep. More fun times ahead!