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Kiznaiver Episode 7: Final Messages


You know, part of me wonders if this is more Kizuna System sharing to start off the episode, but the other part of me is going "NOPE".

I'm not a father that's lost a child, so I can't really make definitive judgments, but this giant portrait on the wall feels a bit much...just saying.

Wait...Ruru's mother is blaming Maki for overworking their daughter? Pfft...I'd blame Ruru.

Also, I'm curious. Did Ruru have a curable disease that was exacerbated by overwork or was she going to die naturally in the next couple of weeks anyway? Because everything up to now points to the latter.

The power of Tenga headpats is TOO STRONG!

This is basically my blog in a nutshell.

We all know where this is heading...

The "demonic" voice effect they add here is perfect. I'm curious, though. Why was this the last chapter? Did Ruru know/suspect that she was already close to death and decided to end it that way? Everything up to then had been a "realistic" portrayal of Ruru and Maki's lives together.

Whoa, whoa, Katsuhira! Don't be crazy! If you do that, how will I ever be able to use the "you never asked" quip?

Excuse me while I shift my gaze at Chidori and Katsuhira...totally not friends.

Join us!

So the rain starts and we're shown all of these stock photos and random scenes. If I were more trained in literature, I'd be able to tell you why this scene is incredibly symbolic and deep. Unfortunately, I'm not, so I'm gonna go with "skip!"

Oh, Maki didn't read the last chapter? Interesting, that means it's possible that Ruru wrote the last chapter differently as a final letter to Maki. If that's the case, it's possible Ruru actually orchestrated letting Maki quit writing in the last chapter so she could give her message to Maki. Or am I taking it too far?

Also, the reason I took this screenshot: this book is clearly sitting out here in the rain and will somehow be readable after that.

Wait...tell me what to feel! This scene makes it look like she just read the last chapter and it turned out as she suspected. What am I supposed to think?

Haha this scene!

Woohoo! I know what to feel now!

Power level up!

Again...I have no complaints for the general stuff in this episode. STOP DOING THIS TO ME, KIZNAIVER!



  • Karandi

    May 24, 2016, 3:05 p.m.

    I always love how it rains in stories when something super emotional or dramatic is unfolding. I wonder about all the characters in the world who aren't feeling sad and whether they just want to swear because someone else's bad mood just ruined their picnic (sorry, just a random thought). I really liked the way the group worked together in this episode and were trying to overcome a genuine challenge rather than one contrived as a 'mission'. It gave everything a bit more weight and felt more real. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this show.

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    marthaurion

    May 24, 2016, 3:12 p.m.

    i think the important part of this episode was that there was no formal mission and that the group was trying to accomplish the "true" mission from last week's episode. it builds on Katsuhira's statement of "disappointment" in Sonozaki that this wasnt the mission all along. we clearly see how these characters have responded to being put through the Kizuna System and have evolved.

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