“Why aren’t you psychically able to know my preferences?!”
|I wish I could say that I made progress on the game, but I’m afraid that the world lost me to Rune Factory 4 since last week, so I haven’t even glanced at my PSP. …Which is also why this post is awfully late. I swear I’ll get one out within a reasonable time (eventually). OTL|
Well, this was certainly… something. Maybe because it was Laito’s episode (for the most part), but this felt more like a horror anime than a romance one (rapish scene aside). That scene with the telephone booth. Though like someone else brought up on an earlier post, if Yui is that desperate to leave, why doesn’t she ask to borrow someone’s cell phone? It’s not like they watch her 24/7, from the looks of it. Why is she suddenly so desperate to leave? Whatever happened to Shu ‘owning’ her? Why wasn’t Shu even in the episode? …I have so many questions, though most of them could probably be answered with: “Shu just doesn’t give a damn”. I don’t even know what Yui is doing. Her resistance level is still rather high at least, and she made a valiant attempt to escape this episode. Though of course, the whole thing ended in failure for her.
Believe it or not, Laito wasn’t lying to Yui at all. Yui’s father had every intention on leaving her at the Sasamaki household from the beginning (due to reasons) and she’s been pretty much abandoned by the church at this point. If the phone had managed to connect to the right place, the church would have just told her that they can’t help her (or at least, that’s what happened in the game). I don’t know if the anime will go into this or not, but the church somewhat regularly sends ‘brides’ to the vampire household, so Yui’s not even the first one. It’s rather appropriate that they’re mentioning this in Laito’s episode, since his was the route where they infodumped all of this plot about the church and the other brides. …Though note how there doesn’t seem to be any trace of them now.
Those are some mood-convenient church decorations
Oh, right. And for whatever reason, the vampires in this series all turn weird around a full moon. Maybe ‘weird’ isn’t the best term here, but they definitely become less… restrained (if they can be considered restrained in the first place) in their actions. Though I guess it varies from brother to brother. Laito became quite like he was in the episode her, even though he’s normally like that anyways for the most part, but I vaguely remember Ayato’s irritability increasing and Kanato jumping off of a balcony. Kanato was fine of course, since he’s a vampire, but it worried the hell out of Yui (and then she got called “annoying” for her concern). Anyways, long story short the brothers become even worse around the full moon for whatever reason.
Though if you’re wondering about Kanato being affected by the moon, he’s always like he was shown this episode. Yes, his personality is the main reason why I talk about Kanato so much. He’s extremely unreasonable. How is Yui supposed to know that she’s unworthy of addressing Teddy? How is Yui supposed to know that he likes hates coffee and sweet things? Well, maybe she could have figured it out from the way he acts way younger than he actually is, but Yui in general is absolutely terrible at picking up on what will make Kanato angry, so food preferences seem out of the question. I don’t know what it is about him though, but I find Kanato’s unreasonable-ness hilarious. …Where for some reason, I felt really angry over almost the exact same thing happening with the ore-sama character in Ijiwaru My Master.
There was a surprising amount of plot this episode, but it was mostly just pointing out the Yui might be more abnormal/abandoned than she thinks she is. Laito’s certainly noticed. Probably more than any of the other brother’s have. There was also the part with Richter (the green-ish haired man. I (probably) spoil nothing by giving out his name, so I’m just going to use it) having a woman’s dress stored in a secret passage or something. …I have quite a few questions about that (mostly because I could have sworn that the body it was on was burned to ashes), but for the most part, it’s pretty funny. I have doubts that what it’s on is the body itself, since like I said above, it was burned and it’s ashes are currently being used. Unless the anime doesn’t plan on using that plot point, which would be a shame.
What?! No flashback of any kind this episode?! Kanato and Laito have some of the most
awful interesting back stories too… Well, hopefully they tell them later, since it would explain a LOT about the two characters. I’m glad they aren’t going for the guy of the week ‘owning’ Yui and all fighting over her. Hell, they even seem to be heading away from the ‘guy of the week’ thing too, since Kanato had a rather large part this episode. …Er, I guess it was short, but still large considering that these episodes are really short to begin with.
Anyways, this was definitely one of the darker episodes (which was still rather light compared to the game). I hope it stays this way, since the horrible things that happened were the appeal in the first place. From everything I’ve heard about Reiji’s character, any episode with him should be fun. And I don’t even think I need to go on anymore about Kanato.