Dimension W Final Episode (12): So…what just happened?

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Carry us to victory, Loser!

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Meanwhile, Kyouma’s chilling underground in need of a pep talk before the final battle…

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Oh hey…a character pointing out some oddly convenient timing. I guess it wasn’t all a coincidence after all.

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Sure…this is how memories work. I’m guessing by “tracing your memories”, you mean just reliving everything that happened after Kyouma used Genesis, right? Sigh…

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Looks like Mira is channeling her inner Cortana.

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What is even going on here? I’m guessing Kyouma will explain soon, but the memories I’m seeing here still don’t explain how Miyabi’s choice to die and the disappearance of Genesis are linked.

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Mira getting captured is just typica- WHAT IS GOING ON WITH KYOUMA’S FACE??

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Well…that’s slightly disappointing, but I guess it makes sense that Kyouma would destroy it. I just couldn’t understand why Seameyer was so convinced that it still existed…

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Everyone! Give me your energy!

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Wait…what? This better not be the true Genesis. I guess they needed to tie up that “coil going wild” loose end.

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So…his thrusters got him to Kyouma just in time to save him from hitting the ground, but aren’t strong enough to stop the momentum of the fall?

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How mysterious…it’s alive!!!

Not many screenshots for this final episode because frankly, I had no idea what I was watching. This series ended up being a mess, honestly, with far too many questions left at the end. I’m going to go into a mini-rant mode now:

First off, it’s never explained why Miyabi’s death and Kyouma’s choice to destroy Genesis were linked. Based on what I got from this episode, it sounds like Kyouma wanted to use Genesis to save Miyabi and Miyabi chose to die rather than let Genesis get in the wrong hands. However, the memory made it look like Miyabi’s surgery was going according to plan before Kyouma shows up, so does that mean she would have been fine and in Mira’s body if Kyouma hadn’t try to give her Genesis? Because I feel like that’s an important question that should be answered.

Secondly, after the events of the final episode, it looks like Kyouma is still maintaining his style of never using coils. Does he have a new justification for this now or is this just lazy writing? Because he said on the island that he was just using the coils as an excuse for what happened on the day of Miyabi’s death…sounds like the writers were just too lazy to change him.

And finally, and possibly most importantly, Mira is never explained. Sure, I understand that she was Miyabi’s intended body, but it doesn’t explain her behavior and how much it was intended to mimic real human behavior. Miyabi would have been in control if the operation succeeded, so there was no need to design an intricate AI for the system. And if you’ll remember from the haunted island arc, Mira pretended to be a lifeless robot in order to seem more like the robots that are normally seen in society, so her personality is actually her defining aspect. Why did Dr. Yurizaki create Mira? Just to have something like a “daughter”? His final words sounded like the parent pushing the child on the world, I guess…is that really all there was to it?

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Dimension W Episode 11: Power of Genesis

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Epic and long battle happens off-screen. I guess we saw the beginning last week…

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I don’t care if the robots are directly linked with your consciousness…I don’t think that reduces lag time significantly enough to overpower the amount of time it would take for the signal to travel from your body’s location (which I’m guessing is in Africa) to Easter Island.

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Two episodes in a row with Kyouma patting the head of a robot? What is wrong with this world?

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Did we really need to waste a scene on Salva introducing himself to Kyouma? They did the montage thing to show everyone grouping up together…

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Yeah, all that physics stuff we learned in school was just bullshit.

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I agree with this…are we even sure she’ll function correctly in Adrastea?

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Can we talk about how ridiculous New Tesla’s plan is? In order to protect Genesis, the official coils erase the word when it comes up. In a world with illegal coils, how does no one realize that this word is important because of how strange the official coils act around it? Plus, how do you censor a single word like that? Are the people who try to search the first book of the Bible just out of luck?

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It was Loser all along!

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I think all of the physicists in the world just sensed a disturbance in the Force. Also, she says that WE is supposed to denote “Dimension W energy”, but uses a two-letter variable in order to confuse everyone. But hey…we’ll do whatever we can to get the “E=mc^2” reference in, right?

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Sure…solve for the speed of light…let’s go with that.

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Uhh…what? A dead mouse still has living cells in it, so they should have exploded as well, right? So what you’re saying is that the “possibility” factor that only the living mouse has is either tied to the brain or is incorporeal like a soul. Either way, I’m pretty sure that’s bullshit (and it almost tempts me to write a post about the soul…again).

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How to piss off a scientist.

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How can Kyouma remember this scene if this scene started when his unit landed? It feels like some time would have to pass before he could actually see anything.

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I’m starting to think Kyouma threw Genesis somewhere while he was being transported, but that wouldn’t fit back into the story. I guess I have to keep running under the assumption that Genesis has been under everyone’s noses this whole time…

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GASP!

Well, next week ends it…

Dimension W Episode 10: Uhh…what?

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Oh hey…it looks like Mira will actually try to be useful for the first time in the series…

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Given that the energy shield was totally fine with Mira standing on top of the robot, I was thinking that means it blocks anything approaching with a high velocity. However, that would mean that any attack from above would be hard to block with this shield because the object would continue to accelerate due to gravity even after the shield nullified its velocity.

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Oh no! Something tragic is going to happen to major character! I mean…why couldn’t Kyouma just run in and get her? I understand the void was harmful to his body when they went through it, but he should be able to at least do a little searching…

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Does this count as the “main character arrives just in the nick of time” cliche?

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Head pat? Kyouma’s been possessed by Seameyer!

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How exactly did that get put on his ear? The sphere just randomly phased it into existence? Also, how did he get it off if he was in a dream? I get that sleepwalking is a thing, but that’s kinda pushing it, right?

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Must be nice having a magic fourth dimension that lets you hand-wave this explanation.

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It wasn’t a random episodic, guys! That arc was relevant!

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Given everything that’s happening on this island, I find it really hard to care about the “Collectors betrayal” aspect of things.

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This looks like a suitably theatrical guy to face Loser.

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Are you kidding me with this? Sigh…

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I almost forgot who this guy was…

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Blah blah…stuff about why K.K.’s doing all of this. Anyone else interested in why Loo isn’t electrifying the water right now? I’m pretty sure there were exposed wires when he was found injured…

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This is usually something a bad guy says right before he gets proven wrong. Power of friendship!

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Well, I guess Doug is dead after all. I’m understanding less and less what’s going on in this show…

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Wait…really? Seeing Loo’s body was the trigger for this?

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Well, that’s convenient.

…I really don’t have much more to say on this one.

 

Dimension W Episode 9: Answers

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“I’ve been expecting you, Mr. Bond.”

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Oh hey…it looks like Loser and Kyouma have some history together. I was honestly expecting him to be one of Kyouma’s former allies, but I forgot that Kyouma only lost memory of the incident on Easter Island.

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…that’s convenient. Also, I’m fine with the energy shield producing a lot of heat. It actually makes sense given the amount of power it would require to protect yourself like that. I’m not okay with the fire, though…I don’t think that’s how fire works. If anything, it should just be really hot to stand near it.

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…who? Ahh, the joys of the pronoun game. Time for Kyouma to face the sphere!

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Oh my god! Everything that happened in this series was a dream!

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Salva’s in the same world as Kyouma? Are all of the people hit by the sphere experiencing a collective vision? Or is this a memory? Perhaps an alternate world? Lots of possibilities here…

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The fact that this girl is masochistic seems utterly pointless to the story and her character…

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Guess it’s a memory. Also, apparently Salva is self-aware.

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Am I supposed to have a nerd-gasm because of this line? Just sounds like a physics major trying too hard to be cool.

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Yeah, we’re scientists and should never be regulated like this!

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Oh…I guess Julian is Loser. That works.

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I think you need to be reminded what the word “nothingness” means.

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He’s falling through space!

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What? So does this mean the sphere is this Seameyer guy?

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What does that mean? Miyabi was meant to be implanted into Mira’s body? Or does it mean that Mira was mostly parts created for Miyabi and the doctor put her together into an android after Miyabi’s death?

So, I guess next week, we’ll see the rest of Kyouma’s memories. I get that they needed a reason to show us what really happened to Kyouma in the past, but I’m not a fan of the “memories built Dimension W” line from Seameyer.

Dimension W Episode 8: In the nothingness

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Oh hey…those rock face things are the actual ahus from the actual Easter Island. I almost didn’t notice them.

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Is this supposed to be the prince’s tragic back story or something? I still think he’s beyond saving, but maybe this will vindicate his brother.

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Oh no! The biological child is going to overshadow me!

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So the first shot is from the day of Lwai’s birth. How is the tower not completed in the second shot? Lwai’s got to be at least 3 years old by now.

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Oh no! The sphere takes your soul!

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I’m guessing the possibility that Loser desires the most is that the sphere was created by a Numbers. But I’m more curious what the other two possibilities were. Has he actually seen so much of the world that he’s seen this particular phenomenon on at least three different occasions?

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Salva prepared a video in case he was incapacitated? Who does that?

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Seriously, Mira…stop talking. The point of the car was to use something that would work despite the disruption on the island that shuts down cars. Do you really think Kyouma just had an off-road car sitting around in his workshop too?

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I’m asking the same thing, Kyouma…not only did Salva prepare this message, but he somehow got it to broadcast on every available medium, even the ones that don’t run on coils. What the heck?

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Robot battles??

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So the sphere is looking for someone and only shows interest in men? Searching for Kyouma perhaps?

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It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve seen Kyouma really fighting, so this scene is awesome.

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The first casualty?

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The fear of death from Mira makes sense here, but it still begs the question of why she’s here on the mission in the first place.

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Loser’s the final boss? Either that or he’s here to knowingly reveal the missing pieces in Kyouma’s memory somehow.

Next week, we finally figure out Kyouma’s past, right?

Dimension W Episode 7: Flashback time!

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Starting things off with a delinquent Kyouma…seems fitting.

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This piece of information seems new. However, I question the mechanism behind this. Even wires, which are designed to transfer electrical energy, still generate heat energy in the process, right?

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Given the way Miyabi is standing, I find it hard to believe that she fell and got stuck there. First off, she seems way too thin to get stuck in that space. And most importantly, she definitely should have some scrapes on her arm if she really slid down.

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Wow…she really turned Kyouma’s life around. It looks like he’s a regular college student!

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Oh no! The camera’s broken! She said before that she kept the camera because it brought Kyouma and her together, so this must be symbolism!

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I guess this is muscular dystrophy or something. Not as commonly used as ALS, but still a pretty cliche disease to give Miyabi.

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Yurizaki is Kyouma’s only hope for saving Miyabi’s body and she’s apparently working on some artificial flesh right now. So…this couldn’t be related to Mira, right?

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This seems pretty noncommittal. Basically, he’s recruiting Kyouma on the chance that Miyabi gets chosen. I guess any chance is better than nothing, but this seems super sketchy.

 

 

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Isn’t this a bit strange? We know that Miyabi eventually dies, motivating Kyouma to never use coils again, but it feels odd for it to happen off-screen while he’s in another mission. I think it would make more sense if Kyouma’s mission was somehow linked to how she dies…but let’s see where this goes.

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This detail seems very important. Her head is separated from her body for the operation and now it’s missing? There’s no way that this isn’t relevant somehow. Perhaps it has something to do with Mira? She seems like the most logical candidate…

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It’s really weird, but I can somewhat accept this. Basically, the fact that Miyabi died because of an unstable coil compounded with the fact that almost all of the Beasts of Grendel were wiped out by a (presumably) rogue Numbers is the reason Kyouma hates coils. If it were just Miyabi’s surgery going wrong, I would have a hard time accepting this.

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A secret car? Is this the car with all of the cool gadgets? I wanna press the button!

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Why am I being introduced to these guys? I get the feeling they’ll have no impact on the story of this arc. Heck, I’m guessing at least some of them will be dead soon. I have no idea whether I should remember these names or not.

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Yeah, that car is really important.

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This explains why he needs a car…because coils will stop working in the nothingness. But it doesn’t explain why he needs to use that specific car instead of the normal one. Maybe it’s because the writers want to destroy a car and don’t want to get rid of the iconic car we’ve been seeing.

But that aside, why are you bringing Mira if she’ll shut down?

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I’m not sure how rogue energy from the fourth dimension causes water tornadoes, but sure!

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I get that they’re trying to be dramatic and everything, but I can’t believe that she didn’t notice this in her periphery without the guy telling her.

So, it’s pretty much a given that we’ll finally find out what happened to Kyouma’s team on Easter Island next week. But what I’m more curious about is how this arc will link to Miyabi. Is her role done now that the flashback story has happened? Or is her accident related to this island? I really wouldn’t be surprised if it was…

Dimension W Episode 6: Finally time for the real story to start?

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And we’re back with another new story. I don’t watch live news too often, but is it normal for them to do this “zoom in on the chest and dramatically pan up to the face” motion? Because I would have expected them to just leave the camera pointed at the door of the plane.

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What did I just watch? Does this girl really have a trigger word?

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“Foreign character is obsessed with Japan” cliche (maybe so much a “cliche” as it is an “overused character archetype”). I didn’t see this character in the opening animation, so I guess he’s not here to join the team.

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AHH! It’s back!

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Kyouma is randomly visiting the grave of (presumably) his fallen beloved. Is this relevant to the current arc or is it a weekly reminder that we still don’t know his back story?

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Hasn’t Mira been on 2-3 missions with Kyouma already? Why are they just now asking these questions and doing these tests? Exposition is great…

 

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I like this line…I’ve always hated the “meaning of life” question.

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Kyouma being Kyouma. Now he’s just showing off.

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So, a ripped sleeve and that deep footprint from earlier? Does this guy just have superhuman strength or something?

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Sigh…there’s always a festival going on. How convenient that the Japanese-obsessed guy manages to run into the only person in the country who hasn’t embraced future tech.

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Is it wrong that I feel like this kid’s strength is some sort of “Africans are more athletic” stereotype?

 

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Oh…I wasn’t going to guess she was his sister, but that works. I thought she might be a childhood friend from his warrior days.

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It’s a trap!

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Kyouma throws the fan with the white end facing Loo, but it magically does a 180 in midair. Also, I’m pretty sure that’s not how physics works. I need to try this with a paper fan some time…

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How did this thing lift off before the blades come out? Are there thrusters on the bottom?

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Wait…I thought Mira has a coil implanted in her chest now (remember? the one between her breasts?). Why is she still wearing this coil pendant around her neck. Did we go back in time with this episode?

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Murder face! This scene was pretty funny.

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She’s not wearing the pendant anymore…I guess it’s just part of her ensemble. Seems a bit weird, don’t you think? It’s like wearing a battery around your neck…

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NSFW robot gore. They’re really trying to make these robots life-like by giving them red “blood”, huh?

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Loser is back!

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I know he might sound crazy, but this is actually America’s foreign policy strategy!

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Based on everyone’s reactions to this name, it should be pretty obvious that Easter Island is the place from all of Kyouma’s flashbacks.

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Episode ends by teasing a scene from Kyouma’s past. Will we be getting the full story next week?

Dimension W Episode 5: Well, that was a bit convoluted…

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Water enemies!

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Don’t you love it when the antagonist conveniently has a weapon that you can use against his own allies?

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First off…they just figured out that these guys are made of water? That was my first guess. And secondly, why does this work? Was it the fact that the plastic wasn’t porous enough for the water to phase through it? Or was it the fact that another source of water is somehow able to hit these water enemies?

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This is a bit of a weird time to be having a crisis of conscience, Mira. This question is one that has interested me for a while now because I’m curious how the mind works. Basically, it’s asking “if we take away a significant portion of a robot or human’s memory, at what point can we say that this entity is different enough to be a separate identity?” So if I were to take away all of a person’s memories after the age of 12, would I have killed that version of that person and replaced him/her with a different version? Always a fun question, but not really relevant here.

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I think this is Dimension W’s version of “there is no spoon”.

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Water’s only weakness is apparently…water.

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These gags will eventually get old, but I’m fine with them so far.

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This insignia looks a lot like Loser’s mask…but why did she call him “Papa”? Does he take in lost children or something?

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Okay, this entire flashback scene took a second to make sense to me. So Shiro expected Enamori to rush over and warn everyone to evacuate from that building before the dam flooded, but she slipped (pretty comically) and that plan fell apart. That being said, what are the odds her body ends up right here next to the Numbers?

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Why is the natural water from this bottle so much more effective than all of the water in the human body?

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Kyouma only put water on his feet, but apparently his hand has no problem holding on to Shiro’s weapon.

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I don’t actually mind this explanation because it explains why Shiro lived on as a writer despite being “trapped” in the other world. If the other world is an alternate timeline, there’s no paradox. Still, I think the part about everything being controlled by “perception” was a bit weak and forced. It was basically saying Shiro couldn’t see Enamori because he had convinced himself that she was dead…while it’s possible for that to happen, I don’t like it being used as a plot device.

I also find it hard to believe Enamori survived that blow to the head, but that’s another story.

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Given my personal understanding of the fourth dimension, I don’t like this phrasing. I would prefer to say that the fourth dimension “revealed” a copy of our reality, rather than “creating” it, because saying “create” makes the assumption that our reality is the “true” reality.

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Ouch, that was sloppy, whoever wrote this scene. That slap should have hurt Kyouma based on everything we’ve seen so far.

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And randomly…the true culprit!

Dimension W Episode 4: Spooky ghosts

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When did Dimension W turn into a ghost story? Also, that whole thing about the “image log” in her memory made no sense…ghosts can magically disappear from pictures? I thought that usually that was the only place where they actually showed up in most films (you know…like when you take a picture and there’s a shadow behind you or something).

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Sigh…why does it always have to be the mystery novelist that mysteriously dies? Unless this guy accidentally built a murder mystery robot to help him with his stories, I’m calling this a cliche. This is forced irony at best.

Also, the mystery involves a robot that apparently violates protocol and murders its master…and you’re sending a robot to help investigate? Who in their right mind would authorize this?

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I’m going to go ahead right now and make the obligatory statement: “THE BUTLER DID IT!” (this guy’s close enough) Now, let’s move on with the rest of the episode…

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Oh hey! I remember her from the opening! I guess that’s all the main character introduced, right?

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This guy feels like the kind of guy who deserves this kind of beating and punch in the face. However…

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…this is not how physics works.

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What is this scene supposed to mean? That Kyouma randomly likes reading mystery novels? Or this particular novelist’s works? Because if so, that’s hilarious.

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Mira’s the only one who can see these screens, right? Because I refuse to believe that these are actually being projected by her robot body.

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While I distract you with this picture, I need to ask a question about this scene. Why would a robot need to spend so long on a page in a book? Couldn’t she just flip them continuously and take snapshots of each page?

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This looks like a flashback from Kyouma’s memory given the first image, but the body in the morgue in the second image looks female. So…Kyouma lost the woman he loved in a battle gone wrong while he was a Beast of Grendel?

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So an experiment involving a Numbers coil and this girl was the only one missing after the experiment failed? Perhaps she’s traveling around through the fourth dimension, giving the appearance of a ghost?

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Skip!

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And this is why you don’t bring a robot on a mission investigating a phenomenon that only seems to affect robots.

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This is theoretically possible if you think of the fourth dimension as time. If a 3D plane in the fourth dimension is a single timeline, then moving through the fourth dimension is like traveling through time.

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Aww…it wasn’t the butler…these guys are no fun.

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Why is this guy not worried about hitting the girl they want to take hostage?

I think we can all agree that the best part of this episode was the fact that they took away that silly intro segment that introduces the fourth dimension and coils.

Anyway, looks like next week will resolve this story. We’ll probably also get a more formal introduction to the capabilities of the new character (Elizabeth was her name, right?).

Dimension W Episode 3: Just robot problems

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I’m pretty sure everyone looks like that when they get their first paycheck.

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Blood is used to transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, so what exactly are these nanomachines transporting that makes them so similar to blood?

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Not gonna lie…my first apartment was smaller than this.

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Suuuuuure….

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If this is a gas-powered car that should be in a museum, where exactly is he getting the gas? I guess he lives in a gas station that is only supplying one car, but that still has to run out eventually, right? That car doesn’t exactly look fuel-efficient…

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I like to think she googled that hand sign on the spot and this is the face when you just learned what sex is.

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The camera panning up to these cars probably means they’re about to cause a dangerous situation. Falling over, maybe?

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Yup…

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So coils function like cell phones? Got it. Also, this statement that coils use towers does not explain to me why a coil needs a tower. Do the towers create the same deep connection that the Numbers create? That wouldn’t make sense unless the towers had their own Numbers. My theory would be that the new coils are inactivated unless they transmit their usage data to a nearby tower, but they have all of the capabilities of accessing the fourth dimension on their own. Otherwise, the tower would have to be generating the energy and transmitting it to the coils, which makes no sense.

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These kids got hurt messing around on your property, so we need to bring you in! Oh police logic…

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Wow…that was convenient.

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Wait…does this mean they’re planning to recruit Kyouma for something?

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Next week: Murder Bots!

Man, it would be cool to see Loser come back to help out in next week’s episode (which I’m guessing is solving the mystery of the dead guy at the end of this week’s episode). But based on the opening, there’s still another female character that needs to be introduced to the cast, so it’s probably going to involve her (if it’s not just Kyouma and Mira). Still liking the series so far, but I really wish they would stop using the intro that draws the W-axis as an extension of the X-axis…that annoys me every week.