Still a better love story than Twilight
|I’ll admit it. As we get closer to the end, I teared up pretty much throughout the whole episode. No, there was nothing really to cry about, but the things Amnesia didn’t mention are kind of emotionally distressing.|
|Hey look, I died in a pile of schoolwork for one week and Amnesia actually got better! Maybe I should do this more often.|
Oh yes sure, head out into the storm that is TRYING TO KILL YOU
Miyu|| Oh god. So not only does the heroine have to go through the same month over and over again, this time the world is trying to kill her? As if the previous worlds weren’t already bad enough (whatnot with a car nearly crashing into her every. single. episode.), this one is going all out to try to turn her into porkchopz. Ukyou really surprised me this episode with all that about how he has to die in order to let the heroine live. This has literally become nearly identical to the story of Kagerou Days (which I recommend you watch if you haven’t – theme song maybe?), where this day in August repeats over and over again, ending in the death of a girl. Her boyfriend then tries to change her fate by taking a death blow for her one day, thinking that it will end this mess, but the catch is this: IT DOESN’T – the song ends with the day starting all over again :c
Kara|| Miyu compares it to Kagerou Days, but I still like S;G if you think of it like (heavy spoilers for Steins;Gate past here… if I haven’t spoiled it for you by this point) Show ▼
…You know what, maybe Kagerou Days is more straightforward. But yeah, his insanity and desire to kill the heroine is kind of understandable now. It’s him or her. And yet, Ukyou is STILL trying to save her. Though he’s trying so hard due to certain reasons…
*Adds ‘falling into a deadly well with impossible sinking quicksand’ to the list of ways she’s nearly died*
Miyu|| At this point in time I am getting this dreadful feeling of déjà vu, because Amnesia looks like it’s about to turn tragic. Although I have no idea why the world was out to get Ukyou in the first place even before the heroine came, it doesn’t look like they’re going to get away with this without one of them dying. He was talking about how he saved the heroine once on August 1st and that triggered a series of events that was out to get her, and he has obviously been through the entire mayhem more than once already. Even before the two met, had Ukyou been suffering this fate? And if so, why? I’m hoping for a satisfactory answer next week after having watched ~10 episodes of stammering and denseness, so let’s hope next week’s episode will be a fulfilling ending!
Kara|| Luckily for everyone involved, this whole thing is coming to a close. This won’t be repeating again, since it’s already been doing that. No, like Ukyou briefly mentioned, this it the last chance for both of them. …Which is why he’s trying oh so desperately to save her. How and why haven’t been explained yet, but this world is pretty important for the heroine (…and Ukyou) and I can’t wait for everything to be explained (since some things, like the heroine getting back some memories at the beginning and then never again seems odd). I just hope the explanation doesn’t look like it came out of nowhere since Orion hasn’t even mentioned an important person yet.
Miyu|| And also: is it just me, or is Ukyou actually the most believable and likable guy in the entire series? I mean the whole split personality thing is creepy, but I’m guessing that it was the horrible experiences that he had to go through that gave rise to his psychopath-like other personality. I’m actually rooting for them to get together now (or maybe it’s just the doomed-to-fail kind of love that I sadistically enjoy ;w;) although one of them looks like they’re going to die in the next episode. Ukyou’s actually wholeheartedly accepting the heroine for all her clumsiness and rebelliousness and is going to whole lengths to rescue her. Now I can see why Ukyou/heroine is considered canon for the series. Come on, don’t let the most beautiful couple be ruined – this is an otome game after all, right? (Uh, so was Hatoful Boyfriend, but I rather not go there.)
Kara|| So why do I feel like the worst person in the world? Well, they don’t mention it in detail in the anime, but pretty much every other route where the heroine survives past August 26th, Ukyou dies in her place. Mostly without the heroine knowing. So every time you get a happy end, you also get the crushing feeling of know that somewhere, somehow, Ukyou probably either killed himself or he was in some situation like with the well and died. Kent’s route, you get the lovely note that some guy who ‘looked like Ukyou’ threw himself off a building on the day before and with all of the other routes, he’s barely even mentioned since the heroine is busy being happy with whatever guy she’s dating. It’s heartbreaking and even more so that the heroine has only thought of Ukyou as nothing but a suspicious scary guy the entire time.
Of course, you can’t realize this until after you do the other routes because you need to complete them in order to unlock Ukyou’s, but suddenly, every single ending of the game becomes depressing as hell. Thing is is too that Ukyou totally knows in each world that he’s going to sacrifice himself for the heroine’s happiness and where he could just go out and kill her or make her life miserable, he doesn’t. He restrains the side that wants her dead and just kind of watches over her at a distance. …Except he threw her off a building that one time, but still. He’s easily the most dedicated guy in the story and despite everything that’s happened, it’s obvious that he still cares for her.
Amnesia keeps getting better~.
I told you the ending is good. We’ve learned why Ukyou is the way he is, but still haven’t quite gotten to why this all happened in the first place. They’ve been building up to an explanation fairly well though. Maybe the heroine hasn’t changed a bit since we first saw her 11 episodes ago, but at least we have constant peril to keep us interested. …All I can say is that the heroine had better forgive the guy. I can’t see her not forgiving him since that would mean that she had a personality hidden in there somewhere, but then again, who knows.
I never thought I’d say this but, le gasp: I’m looking forward to the next episode! Both parts equally because the plot is finally getting exciting, and also because I’m pretty tired of the heroine soon and I need her gone from my weekly schedule, but this is a new high for Amnesia. At first I thought it was a reprint of Madoka – you know, where the poor guy has to go back in time over and over again and try to save his loved one from impending doom? But it seems like it isn’t quite that. I’m enjoying how the big “mystery” is unraveling now and I hope next week’s episode won’t be too sad – let’s hope no one dies, both Psycho Pass and Shinsekai Yori are making me depressed enough already.