Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 17: Where does the dream begin?

Shirou checks in on Kentarou

To be honest, this arc has been an interesting take on the idea that you can't trust anything you see, but I think it's becoming difficult to keep things straight. Much of this episode seems like a return to the real world, but it's not the easiest thing to confirm. I suppose the tie-in with the Towa Organization was always inevitable, so I'm curious to see where it goes.

Kentarou vows to defeat the King of Distortion

It was really hard to take Kentarou seriously after seeing the previous episode, where everything turned out to be a lie. I don't particularly mind that he seems to be the guy who pretends to know more than he actually does, but it's a slow discovery process.

Boogiepop refuses to kill Sakiko

I quite enjoyed this conversation between Boogiepop and Sakiko. I know that Boogiepop can't truly kill Sakiko unless she's a threat to the world, but it's cool that Boogiepop effectively counsels her out of a tough situation. The reasoning behind Boogiepop's position that Sakiko should be more proud of herself is very reasonable too.

Kyouichirou explains his plan

This part of the episode is where the scientist in me has a lot of trouble. As I've said before, I don't think that evolution is quite right for what the series is trying to portray. Ultimately, evolution doesn't have a particular direction. To demonstrate that fact, a species can evolve a trait and lose it later, based on how suited the trait is for the environment.

Kyouichirou wonders what the implications of this evolution are

That being said, I think the actual concept that's being expressed is interesting. It seems more like Kyouichirou's trying to tap into some vague form of determinism, which could be cool. Basically, the flow that he mentions is the continuous chain of cause and effect, so the idea is to glimpse at that.

Kentarou is confused by the message

The ending's a bit hard to judge, since I'm not entirely sure what the takeaway is. Based on Shirou's creepy expression and his disappearance in the final scene, the episode seems to indicate that he's not actually in the room. As a result, the immediate conclusion is that he's actually the King of Distortion, who has seemingly learned Kyouichirou's plan. We saw the King of Distortion appear before Makoto at the beginning of this arc, so it's not a stretch to have it appear as a general delusion. I guess we'll see next week.

No comments found.

Leave a comment

b i u quote

© 2011-2021 Marth's Anime Blog | Powered by Marth's Free Time