It’s Ukyou’s turn and he’s brought with him the gift of imminent death~
|Congratulations for making it this far, because this is where things get interesting.|
Because apparently she couldn’t have done this in the first episode of the arc
…I think this is the most I’ve ever heard the heroine talk at once. On that note though, she was just about as devoted to Toma as he was to her. I don’t think we’ve ever seen her so expressive about her feelings and I guess it was that devotion that let her forgive Toma for his… uh… episode. I like the way they handled this here since I’m pretty sure the cage thing lasted longer because the heroine didn’t say anything to Toma about her feelings, so I’m glad things worked themselves out quickly here. But to think that this whole thing is allllllll because he thought she liked another guy. What a hilarious misunderstanding! Funny how he didn’t act like this in Ikki’s actual route. …Though if I remember correctly, he was actually her sibling (or more like step-sibling because his mother was the heroine’s father’s third wife or something) and he wasn’t around the heroine that often.
But yeah, other than being creeepily overprotective (…and ignoring that ‘I’m going to break you’ thing), Toma isn’t that bad of a person. He acts like a perfectly normal and nice guy in every other route, so I assume the pressure just kind of overwhelmed him in this one between the rather harsh fangirl bullying and the heroine having no memories. The game had Ukyou being ever creepier as well (though that was definitely downplayed until he threw her off the freaking roof). Though Toma definitely still has issues since the whole thing with taking her cellphone and hiding her away at his place was like him trying to shelter her from the world. I guess in a way he was being considerate since she was stressed enough with the no memories thing (and had apparently lost her personality in the process), but let the girl try to handle things herself.
Anyways, on to Ukyou’s route. …It only occurs to me now that I don’t think they’ve ever named him before. Oh well, so as you’ve probably pieced together before, he’s got two personalities. One of them wants to save the heroine and the other wants her dead. Obviously, you’re suppose to be getting mixed signals. There are reasons for all of this of course, but I can assure you that Ukyou is in fact human and …uh, not that bad of a guy. Though you probably saw that from his desperation of trying to save the heroine from one ridiculous situation after another.
Talking in the middle of train tracks really didn’t seem like a good idea
…As proven later.
But let’s not forget about his creepy side. I really was NOT expecting the heroine to be murdered by him at the end of Toma’s route. Orion’s nagging might have gotten annoying, but he definitely has the right idea. Personality #2 has seriously attempted to murder the heroine before. Though on that note, Orion. Seriously. You know about the heroine being thrown into different worlds. Ukyou has always talked like he knows exactly what’s going on. Why are you incapable of putting the fact together? Sure, in the game there is no being thrown into multiple worlds, so neither character would have a clue, but here it’s obvious that the pieces go together here. Hell, Ukyou even knows that the heroine has lost her memories.
Finally, an explanation to why the heroine dies every other episode. …Okay, maybe not a clear one. I’m not entirely sure how they’re going to explain why the heroine kept dying multiple worlds either since the heroine didn’t die after every route in the game, throwing one part of the explanation I know out the window. But yeah, as you saw with the ridiculousness of the train scenario, this world in particular has it out for the heroine. Though from this episode, you’d think that this city’s construction planning team is the worst ever after all of those incidents. Trains malfunctioning? Gas leaks? Explosions? Construction sites falling apart? Whoever is in charge of these things really needs to be fired since they’re obviously incompetent. These deaths aren’t really even the heroine’s fault (though I don’t quite understand why she couldn’t have just taken off her shoe with that one train incident. Though with her luck, the zipper or whatever would have gotten caught regardless). …So it’s not quite time travel, but by this point, you should be able to figure out the meaning of the Steins;Gate comparison I made earlier on in the series now.
We’re almost there! Things are getting more exciting now and the truth is almost revealed! So yeah, if this episode didn’t seem like a small pay off for all of the previous episodes… then I guess there’s just no redeeming the show for you. The truth has yet to be revealed in full, but really, this episode was like the beginning of the climax for the series. Luckily, if you did like it, then I’m pretty sure the excitement level remains consistent until the ending of the series. Plus I’m pretty sure that there will be an OTP (obviously between the heroine and Ukyou), not only because that was there in the game, but also because the build up has been there for one.