Props go to Yoshino for a very cool plan…bluffing his theory to get Samon to panic enough to the point where he revealed there actually was a way to bring Hakaze back. The mechanism’s a bit boring, though…I don’t really like that the Kusaribe magic can have that much influence over time.
I also dislike their interpretation of time…it’s the most common one, to be fair, though. This idea that time is consistent. The world will always right itself to keep time consistent. Possible with magic, but still leaves room for insane paradoxes to happen. Nothing would have happened to the barrel in my theory of time. But what is up with this preview? Is it shock tied to the true killer of Aika or is it related to the method to bring Hakaze back? Or both?