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Mayoiga Episode 3: And so it begins...


Starting right where we left off last week with the missing members of the group. Is it finally time for the deaths to begin?

Everyone's favorite game! The blame game! Everything's falling apart!

Wow...that eye looks super creepy. Still, maybe it's just bad sound quality/choice, but the growls sounded like they were coming from multiple "creatures", not just one.

So did they really kill the black guy first? Because it's looking more and more like they did! Either that or he was the culprit all along (always suspect the people who die earliest).

This is probably the most interesting part of the story. Why does Yottsun say this? It's like he noticed something weird, which makes no sense because they haven't been in the village long enough for him to notice anything out-of-place.

I don't actually understand why everyone doubts her so much. We, as the viewers, have much more of a right to doubt her story because she's being introduced as too innocent in a mystery series, which tends to be suspicious. However, I see no reason why the other characters would be hounding her about her story...I don't even understand which parts of her story are supposed to be inconsistent.

Yeah, the bus driver abandoned the bus and walked all the way over to the village because the bus started working again...makes sense.

Definitely not suspicious at all that the bus driver doesn't want to go back to the bus...

Uhh...if I recall correctly, you guys all used those mountain trails in the middle of the night and no one was injured, so in what way are they more dangerous than the village?

...this argument about how to do rock, paper, scissors is supposed to be funny. I'm totally laughing! No joke!

I'm not agriculturalist, but is it normal for crops to remain organized when they're left untended? Is this supposed to suggest that the deaths of the villagers were recent?

Oh sweet...so I'm not totally crazy.

What kind of team is this? I'm guess he means a video game team of some sort (obviously not an MMO because he would have said "guild" or "clan"). We know that these people all met online, but were they playing the same game? Frequenting the same forum?

Well, that escalated quickly. This is what happens when you get too accustomed to anonymity on the Internet and say whatever you want...

Yeah, there's always a criminal in every Internet group. Take that, Reddit! I feel like I should be insulted...

I believe in you! I'm going to get tired of this guy really quickly.

She's a little bit too interested in executions. Is she just supposed to be the obviously suspicious one that everyone thinks is the culprit? I don't get it...

...you realize a system designed by humans will always be vulnerable to human error, right? You might as well ask him to draw a red line with green ink (link if you don't get the reference).

Anyway, they tried to make us forgive Valkana pretty quickly, huh?

Aaaaand they made this joke...seriously? He's being drowned, guys...

RIP

There's something off about this, though. They obviously want us to believe that Yottsun's death is related to the claw marks on the tree from earlier, but he doesn't look mutilated. Even next week's episode is titled "Yottsun's Drowning", meaning that his cause of death wasn't related to any wild animal attack. And I'm guessing they're trying to imply suspicion by having Lovepon do almost exactly the same thing to Mitsumune?

This show obviously has issues, but I'm having fun poking at it...



  • Nightsworn

    April 16, 2016, 6:58 p.m.

    Jack just passed Lovepon as my favourite character. (we are still allowed to call him Jack, right?)

    Yeah, the claw marks and the creepy eye seem to be at odds with the "drowning". I get the feeling the show doesn't really know what it wants to be. Either that, or it's trying to be multiple things at once. Either way, it's not working for me haha.

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    Nightsworn

    April 16, 2016, 7:02 p.m.

    Also, by "team", I thought Valkana was talking about they were in his group during the village exploration. I didn't really remember how the groups were divvied up though, so I could be really wrong.

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    marthaurion

    April 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

    did he really bond with them that much? O.o

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    Nightsworn

    April 17, 2016, 2:50 p.m.

    Dunno... maybe the writers expect us to believe that, but I could just be biased due to my opinion on the writing of the show as a whole so far xD Maybe it was more the principle of it?

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    marthaurion

    April 17, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

    am i giving the writers too much credit??

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    Nightsworn

    April 18, 2016, 2:45 a.m.

    Nah, I think I'm just doing the opposite. Maybe...

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    marthaurion

    April 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

    it was all a dream the whole time!

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  • YahariBento

    April 17, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

    • the first thing I suspect is what Yussun said, "why here?" He saw something in the forest but when I watched the scene, there's really nothing. I think what he saw is something like object, not living beings.

    • the second thing I suspect in ep 2 and suspect more in this ep is Oji-san. In ep1-2, he showed his emotion so clearly (such as when he's upset or worried) but in this ep, Oji-san is VERY CALM even if he got other people's sarcastic. He is like a robot to me who only say it's his responsibility to take care everyone as an adult. It's creepy when I saw that big eye in the forest, but I froze completely when I watch Oji-san stands silently.

    Could it be someone disguise himself to Oji-san? I mean there's someone who knock the mirror of the bus when Oji-san was alone.

    • My assumption is maybe someone who sent email to that college girl will be in this tour too? If that person can send email then s/he should be in internet area.

    • A girl said in ep2 that the dust in the house means no one live in the house about a year. But in ep3, the college girl examine the soil in the garden and suspect the garden should be took care of about yesterday.

    • I assume that big eye guy in the forest caught Yossun and it throw him to the river in the night.

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    marthaurion

    April 17, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

    • yeah, that was really strange...he sounded like he was surprised to see something, which felt off given that they didn't know the area

    • and we still don't know why he decided to show up...his reasoning doesnt make sense so far ive seen the theory that the driver is actually a fake or a copy online...wouldnt be too surprising

    • not sure on that one

    • yup, that's definitely off...which probably means the person tending the garden wasnt living in those houses

    • it feels too obvious, though...

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