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Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Episode 11: Let's see how it all plays out


Uhh...what? Am I supposed to be able to recognize this voice?

Oh I see...this is supposed to be future voice. Wow, this guy got pretty gruff with age.

I'm not sure I totally understand the symbolism here. In the story, the surviving hamster uses the dead hamsters to survive, but Satoru saves the potential victims and survives by calling out to Yashiro.

It's worth noting that Satoru is completely removed from this OP, which is weird because Yashiro just mentioned that he didn't die in his narration.

I noticed these threads too!

Mission accomplished, right? Mother is saved!

This...actually makes sense. Given that she's a single parent working in a convenience store, there's no way she'd be able to afford the medical costs of keeping a comatose Satoru in a hospital room for this many years. I'm not that familiar with how coma patients are usually handled. Is this normal? I suppose it should be...

So, am I supposed to be getting from this the fact that the timing of Satoru's awakening is in line with his Revival? He effectively "came back" to where he left, but with a changed past?

Why is this narration being done in Satoru's child voice? If you give me some memory loss BS, I'm not going to be happy.

...really? Come on, man! You can do better than this! I'm guessing they're saving that dramatic "remembering" for the cliffhanger at the end of this week's episode or something. The way Yashiro did the narration at the beginning of the episode, it sounded like he was whispering to Satoru while he was unconscious or something.

Oh that was Hiromi? That was totally not my first guess...

You don't need to do the slow pan...I know this is Kayo. Satoru wouldn't be able to recognize Airi.

*fake surprised gasp*

Just in case you weren't convinced enough that Hiromi was a guy, let's make him the childhood friend that has a baby with Kayo. It's also interesting that the baby has blonde hair despite the fact that Kayo's hair is brown and Hiromi's hair is black. I guess this is supposed to be somewhat indicative or Kayo's mother or something?

Mysterious director over the phone? Wonder who that could be...a culprit we've met before, perhaps?

I'm assuming this is a leukemia patient, then? Is she supposed to be the one that returns Satoru's memories?

I suppose it's about time this guy showed up. I don't understand, though...is he really here just to find out his future from Satoru? That's got to be the only reason he kept him alive, right? But with 15 years passed, does he really expect to get any useful information?

Or perhaps he's here to complete the cycle by framing Satoru again? There's no way the media would suspect a coma patient, right? It would certainly explain Kumi's relevance, though...

That was a bit of a random trigger...was there even a specific trigger to return his memories? Either way, WHY WOULD YOU TELL HIM THIS ON THE ROOFTOP WHERE NO ONE CAN FIND YOU???

Let me guess...next week, Satoru's going to give me a line like "I knew you wouldn't kill me". Let's see how it goes, huh?

Also, are people really upset that Satoru doesn't get with Kayo in the end? I suppose it makes sense given how much they focused on her throughout the series, but still...I guess this means Satoru ends up with Airi, right?



  • Nightsworn

    March 18, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

    Wow... I feel like someone might have realised this guy was a bit screwed up after he killed those hamsters. I mean, surely the person who he agreed to look after them for would have checked in at least once, and it'd be a bit suspicious if only one was left alive, wouldn't it? Red flags right there, he gets carted off to juvie, loses all opportunity to kidnap Kayo and none of this ever happens... but that wouldn't be as interesting, right? xD

    If I were Satoru, I'd be going back in time to let the guy kill Hiromi. That backstabbing, traitorous, ... ... scumbag. Satoru pretty much gave 15 years of his life to protect Hiromi (and Kayo), and he goes and sleeps with his gf while he's comatose... how much of a can you get?

    Is it just me that thought this development kind of felt like a cop out? There's so much they could have done and instead they went with "coma". Anyway, I'm not pleased. The last episode had better be spectacular. So I hope we don't get that line...

    There is no Airi in this timeline... Airi was created by a couple who were depressed about the child killings that happened so decided to cheer each other up, and suddenly a child was born. Thus, since the child killings never happened, Satoru is forever alone! (or something)

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    Nightsworn

    March 18, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

    Damn, my heavy censorship tags got read as code D:

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    marthaurion

    March 19, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

    i mean...those hamsters were given to him because no one wanted them, so i doubt anyone would have noticed...still, there could have been more to his back story

    it's possible he can't revival again...plus, he never had control over it

    shifts gaze it's supposedly an anime original ending, so......

    D:

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  • Schrodingers Cat

    March 19, 2016, 8:04 a.m.

    RIP Kayo x Satoru ;_; Anyway I agree with Night - what kinda friend does that?! Needless to say, I really didn't enjoy this episode. Damn Hiromi. Can I kill him? :D

    Don't worry Marth. I feel (a bit of) your pain. T_T

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    marthaurion

    March 19, 2016, 10:57 a.m.

    shifts gaze im actually not bothered by it >.>

    D:

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