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Seikaisuru Kado Episode 8: Viewer discretion is advised


Most of this week's episode felt really interesting even if I didn't really agree with it. I'm not so sure on the ending yet, but I'll get to that later. I really did like how Tsukai introduced herself to the series in her capacity as a negotiator because it's a reflection of how I attempt to approach discourse. I'm not looking to necessarily force agreement from either side (for example, I don't agree with Tsukai about the anisotropic), but I want to get to the point where I can understand what's driving the opposing view.

Next week's episode looks pretty worrisome for me. The preview and the ending of this week's episode both make Yaha-kui look pretty sinister. I'm hoping this is misdirection because I didn't really want that to be the case. We'll see, though.

Wait, really? Seeing the Sansa in 2D picture is enough to affect the brain? That's way easier to distribute than the Wam was.

You have access to multi-dimensional forms of your brain and you think the only effect it has is getting rid of your need for sleep? Surely it has more implications than that.

Does this guy mean a TV broadcast? I could get behind an internet broadcast because you can stick disclaimers on it before playing (even if no one will read them), but I don't know if a TV can give the same result. Even if you put warnings at the beginning of the program, what happens if people tune in late?

Is this a negotiation or a date?

Are we being serious right now?

It's really the first time we've gotten a chance to learn about this character. Based on these scenes, it sounds like she's very against the idea of humanity messing with nature. I wonder if she just sees the anisotropic as an unnecessary and artificial means to manipulate humanity. She seems to be equally fascinated with the imaginary processes employed by humanity to create mythical creatures like the dragon and with the natural processes that brought about the species from evolution.

I like that Tsukai respects Shindo enough to bring him personally through her mental process as a negotiator. It makes sense since he's a fellow negotiator.

That's a little arrogant, don't you think? I'm sure she means it in the sense that "our universe belongs to the beings in that universe", not that the universe belongs to humanity. The wording makes it sound very arrogant. Even if we take the most charitable interpretation, though, I have a hard time agreeing with Tsukai's logic. It reminds me of this week's episode of Boku no Hero Academia if you watched that. The technology we inherit from the anisotropic may belong to another universe, but how we decide to use that technology is a decision that belongs to us.

It kinda sounds like the Prime Minister is more saying that Shindo is free in the sense that he is treated as Yaha-kui is treated when it comes to social and political expectations. He's singling Shindo out from the rest of humanity, but not from everyone in this series.

Sigh, this disclaimer...

Is this the first time we've heard about this "right answer"? I believe that Yaha-kui's original statement was that he wanted to advance humanity, so I'm not sure. This concept could really make or break this show depending on how it's handled...

Whoa, that's a little creepy, buddy.



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