It’s everyone’s favourite ambiguously gendered AI!
|Okay, so maybe they aren’t changing the OP every time (or are they? Syo showed up this time!). Though that still doesn’t explain what that parody OP was about. I guess they just really wanted to show the rhythm game.|
Never mind what Asahina was doing in the bath house looking for doughnuts (or how she saw Fujisaki’s ‘ghost’ when the locker was closed when they found it later), she stumbled upon something pretty important. Fujisaki left behind Alter Ego! Screw the logic behind the fact that Chihiro only had a day or so to do this, he was a prodigy programmer (plus after the Oowada butter thing, logic certainly isn’t too important to this anime outside of trials). It’s also rather convenient that he managed to find a place where there aren’t any cameras, but not putting camera there is like Monokuma’s way of trying not to seem too perverted (not that he explained that in the anime). Anyways, Alter Ego seems like it could be pretty important, since there are a lot of mysteries pretty much everywhere as to why the students are there. Also, Togami brought up a good point about the possibility of there being a mole in the group. Especially since we just saw that there is one at the end of the last episode.
As for that picture that came up… It’s interesting that they’d include the group picture thing in at this part in the story line and in front of everyone. Before, it was just Naegi who saw these things. I wonder if this will change some events in the end or not to make things go faster…
Overall, the anime has made Yamada… less. The Yamada I remember had waaay more inappropriate things to say and was very open about his perverted tendencies (not that he isn’t now, but I mean even more so). So much so, that it kind of got on my nerves after a while, so maybe it’s a good thing that they toned his character down. They didn’t even mention the fact that he was so excited over Alter Ego because not only did ‘she’ listen to his er, interesting interests, but ‘she’ was also… 2D. Meanwhile, Ishimaru’s transformation into “Ishida” seems pretty weak since he appeared once, ran around for a bit, and then turned up dead. Though to be honest, he character did pretty much the same thing in the game as well. The whole changing into a new person thing seems kind of pointless now, but it is kind of important as to why he died, as was his devotion to AI Oowada.
The only other character I have much to say about is Fukawa/Syo. I thought she would be more of a background character, but I guess Syo is now the source of inappropriately timed humour. Hopefully this doesn’t become too overbearing, but I can easily see this becoming so. …But hey, at least all of her personality is coming out loud and clear, which is more than I can say for most of the rest of the characters. Togami seems like less of a self centred jerk than I remember him being. We don’t know much about Sakura either, but that’s more because she’s the strong, silent type. Even Monokuma seems less perverted and obtrusive than I remember him. Now he’s just there every so often to kill one of the students or to inform them of things. I’m kind of surprised that they took out those monologues he had at night; I thought they would have made good previews or something since they didn’t really reveal anything but set the tone to the story pretty well. …As for Naegi, his blatant blandness is coming through nicely, I have to admit.
It’s the most complicated murder yet since there are two people dead and moving bodies. …Or is it? Haragakure is the prime suspect it seems since he’s been conveniently missing this entire time. Plus Yamada definitely said “Yasuhiro” (which is undoubtedly Haragakure’s first name), and why would he lie about the murderer on his deathbed? He would have absolutely nothing to gain by lying at that point. …Though maybe people have caught on from some of the things he said earlier. In any case, double murders certainly make things interesting.
Funny how the anime has included pretty much every aspect of the game, and yet, it completely skipped over the biggest fanservice scene (other than pretty much every scene with Asahina in it), with the bath. Maybe they’ll squeeze it in elsewhere or come out with an OVA or something. …Because let’s be honest here, a fanservice bath scene OVA wouldn’t be much of a strech from what happens in pretty much every other OVA out there. I guess getting all of the information out was more important. There was a lot that happened this episode with the murder taking place real time and Alter Ego. Both couldn’t be avoided, so I’m okay with the fact that the characters didn’t have a big exposition time like they did in between Fujisaki’s and Maizono’s murders.
Not even death will stop the almighty pompadour mullet. …Or whatever the hell this is.