Hmm…that was kinda fast to give away most of the stuff. Chihiro’s grandfather gains a few moment of lucidity…enough to tell him that although the hydrangea leaves will counteract the body’s decay, it’s only a temporary fix. So, that narrows things down…it looks like Chihiro will have to “complete” the resurrection potion and bring Rea back to life for real. But that won’t be easy, it would seem. First off, the end of the episode shows that blood, either the taste or the sight, will bring Rea back to her crazed zombie self (unless it was a coincidence of timing, which is less interesting). And also, it looked like the butler from Rea’s mansion also spotted her while she was out with Chihiro.Sigh…I wonder if I should take a moment to sit down and think about the science in this show. I’m sure it would give me a headache. There seem to be a lot of inconsistencies…yeah yeah, I know it’s anime, but I could probably write a post on the theoretical implications of everything…possibly explain why some of these things could be possible (wonder if I should). But I wouldn’t do that here…instead, I’ll just finish off by saying next week looks to be a closer look at Wanko. I wasn’t sure whether the scenes they show are flashbacks or stuff that’s actually happening while Rea is around, but we’ll find out.
May 11th, 2012:
Character development is the name of the game this week…mostly for Yuki, partly for Akira. On the Yuki side, working on the fishing boats gets him much more comfortable around people. He’s gaining self-confidence, so hopefully we don’t have to see that ridiculous face as much. As for Akira, we’re seeing his rejection of friendship, but he shows a bit more of a fun side of himself…you know, when he’s not talking with Tapioca (at least I hope he was talking to Tapioca).This show seems to be heading close to the end of the setup phase, after which it will likely become a lot more serious. Honestly, I can’t tell whether this is a good thing or a bad thing…story is nice, but I like how goofy the show is. Oh well…Akira still needs to be turned, so I guess we still have some time. One final random note…is fishing like how it’s portrayed in this show for real? Seems pretty serious with all that talk of polarized lenses and whatnot (which make sense to reduce the glare of the sun on the water…mwahaha enjoy your dose of science).