Uhh…what? Am I supposed to be able to recognize this voice?
Oh I see…this is supposed to be future voice. Wow, this guy got pretty gruff with age.
I’m not sure I totally understand the symbolism here. In the story, the surviving hamster uses the dead hamsters to survive, but Satoru saves the potential victims and survives by calling out to Yashiro.
It’s worth noting that Satoru is completely removed from this OP, which is weird because Yashiro just mentioned that he didn’t die in his narration.
I noticed these threads too!
Mission accomplished, right? Mother is saved!
This…actually makes sense. Given that she’s a single parent working in a convenience store, there’s no way she’d be able to afford the medical costs of keeping a comatose Satoru in a hospital room for this many years. I’m not that familiar with how coma patients are usually handled. Is this normal? I suppose it should be…
So, am I supposed to be getting from this the fact that the timing of Satoru’s awakening is in line with his Revival? He effectively “came back” to where he left, but with a changed past?
Why is this narration being done in Satoru’s child voice? If you give me some memory loss BS, I’m not going to be happy.
…really? Come on, man! You can do better than this! I’m guessing they’re saving that dramatic “remembering” for the cliffhanger at the end of this week’s episode or something. The way Yashiro did the narration at the beginning of the episode, it sounded like he was whispering to Satoru while he was unconscious or something.
Oh that was Hiromi? That was totally not my first guess…
You don’t need to do the slow pan…I know this is Kayo. Satoru wouldn’t be able to recognize Airi.
*fake surprised gasp*
Just in case you weren’t convinced enough that Hiromi was a guy, let’s make him the childhood friend that has a baby with Kayo. It’s also interesting that the baby has blonde hair despite the fact that Kayo’s hair is brown and Hiromi’s hair is black. I guess this is supposed to be somewhat indicative or Kayo’s mother or something?
Mysterious director over the phone? Wonder who that could be…a culprit we’ve met before, perhaps?
I’m assuming this is a leukemia patient, then? Is she supposed to be the one that returns Satoru’s memories?
I suppose it’s about time this guy showed up. I don’t understand, though…is he really here just to find out his future from Satoru? That’s got to be the only reason he kept him alive, right? But with 15 years passed, does he really expect to get any useful information?
Or perhaps he’s here to complete the cycle by framing Satoru again? There’s no way the media would suspect a coma patient, right? It would certainly explain Kumi’s relevance, though…
That was a bit of a random trigger…was there even a specific trigger to return his memories? Either way, WHY WOULD YOU TELL HIM THIS ON THE ROOFTOP WHERE NO ONE CAN FIND YOU???
Let me guess…next week, Satoru’s going to give me a line like “I knew you wouldn’t kill me”. Let’s see how it goes, huh?
Also, are people really upset that Satoru doesn’t get with Kayo in the end? I suppose it makes sense given how much they focused on her throughout the series, but still…I guess this means Satoru ends up with Airi, right?