This week’s episode finally goes more into the butterfly man that was hinted at in an earlier mystery. It’s really strange, though…while the Hanabusa character that’s being shown in Minami’s memories is seemingly the culprit, he doesn’t quite look the same as the person we saw in the case of the cursed guy. Didn’t that person have visible black hair despite the hat? Something seems off to me. Also, what is Sakurako’s connection to the man? She seems to have some sort of personal connection…it can’t be as simple as the mystery file from the person in the hospital bed, right?
The butterfly man certainly has me curious. How is he taking advantage of these girls? It can’t just be simple love, right? I find it really hard to believe that these girls are just falling in love one-by-one with this man and doing whatever he says. There were hints earlier in the series that the man may have some psychology background that helps with mental manipulation of his victims…that would certainly make for a more interesting case. I would really look forward to the explanation of what vulnerabilities he’s using, though, if that’s the case. Of course, the answer could be much simpler…drugs, maybe?