The most important meal of the day.
|Ah, sorry for the late post. I was busy with Black Wolves Saga~ (5 minutes into the game and I had to lower the sound effects because I couldn’t hear the characters talk over them slaughtering villagers. Why didn’t I play this sooner?! xD) Anyways, Genocider Syo finally showed up and that’s all I really care about~|
Yes, Fujisaki was a trap! …Which you may or may have not had an easier time guessing at if you had bothered to look up his seiyuu, who is indeed male. If you remember Amnesia, Fujisaki’s seiyuu (Kouki Miyata) was Ukyo in there (or if you chose not to remember that anime, he was also Cubric in Phi Brain). Male characters are voiced by females all the time, but very rarely is that reversed (…unless it’s for comedic effect or something), so that should have been a tip off, provided that you were paying attention. I guess the other big revelations of this trial was that Fukawa has a side to her that’s a serial killer (if you haven’t heard me say this enough times, Miyuki Sawashiro is amazing), and Togami is a bastard.
I don’t know how well the episode explained this, but Togami’s only motive for moving the crime scene around and framing Fukawa was just to see if the others (mostly Naegi) could see through it. So he would know who to look out for if he ever kills anyone. Yes, that plan could have backfired horribly on Togami and screwed them all over, but his personality is the kind where he can’t even imagine himself ever failing at anything (since he’s so superior at absolutely everything). …Plus I guess it all worked out for him. As for Fukawa/Genocider Syo, I guess all I can say is that I’ve been waiting for this~. Syo’s personality is just so… out there, even with all of the other weird characters that this show has. She said herself that she only has interest in killing for fun the way she always does and it would be stupid to kill someone in here since they would all know that it was her, but can they trust her with that…? She’s obviously killed before and isn’t afraid to kill again.
Ugh, this was the point in the game where I first cried. The combination of Fujisaki dying for looking up to Oowada and Ishimaru losing his first friend was just heartbreaking. Yes, from dialogue in the game, you learn that Ishimaru had trouble making friends in his other schools due to his uptight personality, so Oowada was pretty much his first friend ever. …And now he’s gone. The fact that Oowada totally accepted his fate after they figured out it was him made things worse, along with the fact that he desperately tried to hide Fujisaki’s secret from them by changing around the changing rooms. I vaguely remember this being the reason why he didn’t come out with the truth about the murder right away (since he wanted to protect Fujisaki’s secret as long as possible).
…Though take that as you will. Oowada’s sense of loyalty and such is different since he’s the leader of a big yankee gang (meaning that he probably could have killed everyone else for the sake of Fujisaki’s secret and that would have (probably) sat okay with him as long as he accomplished it), but it might have just been him running away from his crime and using Fujisaki’s secret as an excuse. Like with Maizono writing Leon’s name on the wall in order to save Naegi, it’s hard to know exactly what the character’s motive were and if they really meant as well as they seemed to. At the very least, we can say that Oowada did feel a lot of regret for murdering Fujisaki.
So if you watched all the way to the very end, you would have seen that there’s a student working with Monokuma. The murdering would have started regardless if Maizono had freaked out or not, so don’t feel too much contempt towards her. Also, if the students ever stop murdering each other, the student working with Monokuma could easily throw them all into a panic again. The mastermind has things all worked out. …As for the 16th student, remember the comment in the courtroom about there being 16 spots open and Monokuma saying to forget about it? Er, actually, those two things aren’t really that related aside from the courtroom being an early hint that there was supposed to be another person in the school with them. But yeah, just another hint/mystery to add to the overarching mystery of the school and why the students are there. I have to say, Monokuma ‘drinking’ tea was hilarious.
Maybe it’s just because Syo showed up finally, but I certainly enjoyed this trial a lot more than the last one. The conversation felt less exposition-y, and it took a lot of different directions besides just straightforwardly solving the mystery and proving Naegi’s innocence. …Though that had a lot less to do with the script writing and more to do with the source material. Still, I was really fond of this trial in the game because of the loopholes in the rules that were pointed out. Anyways, it’s back to regular(ish) life after this. I hope there’s more character exposition, though they might take up more time for the murder since it’s a bit more complicated than anything else we’ve seen so far. Plus Fujisaki left behind a gift before he died.
…And now you know how butter is made, you cannibal.