Wait, with what is going to happen to all of them I should pity them ALL!
Lemme just say that this episode is really great! Nothing much happened, they just discussed, talked, and talked about Maizono’s case to save their own butts, but I feel the adrenaline rush throughout the episode. I already know who the killer is, the clue is just SO easy. Also, some shit in tumblr spoiled it to me.
The character’s reactions and how they serve as a device to solve this murder case are what made this show so entertaining. We have this super suspicious gal, whom I’m starting to like even more. She’s annoyingly stupid but still, she’s awesome! We also have the detective, Kirigiri (as expected from her get-up). I thought that Celestia and the glasses guy would play a much better role in this investigation but I guess its Kirigiri and Naegi’s moment this week. Can I safely assume that Kirigiri is the main heroine now?
The others don’t stand out because they just either talk a one-liner or just stay still as if they’re just a mannequin. Oh, wait… Asahina also talked a lot, I’m surprised. Maybe she’s next? The Sakura-chan reveal didn’t work for me though, is that supposed to make me laugh or what?
Maizono originally planning out the murder struck in my mind because of her yandere vibes last week. She has the motivation. Unfortunately, her plan backfired and that lead us to Leon committing the murder. A murder for self-defense. Maybe he also saw that as an opportunity to get out of that Academy, but as he said, everyone can also be in his situation. He’s just so unlucky to trust Maizono’s letter.
Who’s the one at fault? Is it Leon’s, the one who defended himself for self-preservation? Is it Maizono’s, who attempted to murder someone to break free from that hellish academy? I think both of them are, in some ways, at fault but most of the blame goes to the system. It works just like that in real world, but don’t let me start with that one.
Most of us already guessed that Leon did it. But I didn’t put an effort in solving how he did it! Maybe because we aren’t given that much tour to the environment and the evidence to work out with. Time constraint yeah, but if it’ll go on like this, I won’t be able to keep up in solving the mysteries. That would be a shame.
Leon’s reaction is so funny and creepy at the same time. It’s creepy in the sense that I can see some people reacting the same way when put in that kind of situation. Losing the calm and all. But who won’t? When what awaits you when you were discovered is a gruesome/dumb way to die.
Anyway, the mystery isn’t that impressive, but since it’s just the first one, it’s forgivable. The overall atmosphere made up for it so the episode is still great. I think that the change in animation and art style is good and it gives off some unique feel. It makes me want to play the game to see the uncensored version of Leon’s death.
I’m looking forward for a more fun guessing game… Make it harder next time… and more focused on the clues and the environment, please?