Mayoiga Final Episode (12): Moving on

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Sigh…I have admit I’m probably most like this guy in the group. So, I’ll just go with “yeah, you tell him!”

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Symbolism! Also, why can people suddenly see Mitsumune’s Nana- oh I give up.

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No, guys…have your conversation. Totally not weird. We’ll just watch as the Nanaki casually sits there.

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Yeah, that’s the kind of friendship Mitsumune wants. You know, the kind of friendship where the two are actually friends…

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Uhh…isn’t this really out-of-character for Koharun? I mean, the stuff she was saying to Hayato before when they were talking privately could have been justified, but here she’s obviously desperate to mess with him. Come on, Hayato…see through this.

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The true heroine all along.

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How did I not see this coming?

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I…can’t disagree with this. Still, saying you have to be emotionless to be a good at researching psychology is probably a bit insulting. Psychology majors out there, how pissed off are you?

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Ugh…I have to. “Tripping over nothing while running away in a horror scene” cliche.

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Oh gee, the person who created a non-existent cousin Nanaki really wanted friends when she was little? Thanks for spelling that one out for me…

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This is the “oh crap, we need to resolve everyone’s issues in one episode!” scene.

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Should I be upset that they make people jarringly disappear from scenes when they leave the village? Maybe that’s supposed to be part of the ambiance of the show, but I can’t help thinking it’s because they were too lazy to animate a disappearing effect.

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I understand that it’s been revealed that she’s the daughter of the great Nanaki Village researching, but why is this okay? For all we know, there isn’t a solution.

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How do we deal with all of these people who were never really introduced into the cast? Screw them…make them stay in the village. That’s for season 2, right?

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WHAT? I thought the reason those other guys were staying in the village was so that they could find a way take care of the people who were losing their identity. Pretty much all of the lazy people are in this group leaving the village. Seriously, what?

Is it wrong that I’m even more confused about this show now than I was last week? These Nanaki follow no rules…which is probably what they were going for, but it definitely annoys me. Also, the sudden romance in this final episode seemed all kinds of random. Well, at least it’s done. Tomorrow, I can look forward to watching- oh…

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Mayoiga Episode 11: Random Anime Generator 2016

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Is anyone else really curious what Valkana would be like if he lost his Nanaki?

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Mini-rant time: I’m really confused right now. My understanding is that these guys are all acting lethargic because they’ve lost their Nanaki (or rather they’ve been separated from their Nanaki for too long). However, Valkana and MaiMai both saw their Nanaki, which presumably means their Nanaki has been cut loose into the world. So why aren’t they feeling the effects? And many of the people we see lying on the ground haven’t even seen their Nanaki yet (at least to the audience’s knowledge), so when did their Nanaki leave them?

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Valkana must be triggering so many people in this episode…

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Judgeness insists on calling Koharun “boss” here despite eventually telling everyone that it’s Koharun. Seriously? Come on, man.

I wanted to suspect Koharun too, but she looked too obvious as the culprit given her extensive knowledge of the village…there’s got to be more to this, right?

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Really? That’s the plan?

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Uhh…

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Almost like he was drugged? I don’t understand this scene. We already know it’s Koharun and that she was the only person who wasn’t on the bus before reaching the village, so she’s theoretically the only person who could have done this. Why do we need to be told this? Is it because Mitsumune will have to figure out she’s the culprit soon?

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This show really expects me to believe Yottsun would drown in such a shallow stream? Heck, he would have been fine floating on his back if he hadn’t tried to struggle so much.

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Making so much sense right now…

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Meanwhile, the bus driver is off on the side doing…something.

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Verb tense!

Also, does this count as Bus Driver ex Machina? It seems like he might have opened the path to the Nanaki Village that Mitsumune couldn’t reach earlier. Also, why can Mitsumune see Misato here? When he was in the bus with Hayato earlier, he couldn’t see Hayato’s Nanaki, only his own.

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Oh…okay, then. Then why did he act emotionless like a human who’s lost their Nanaki? Better yet, why hasn’t Masaki become emotionless after losing her Nanaki for so long?

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Screw you, writers! You just told me Mitsumune couldn’t get back to the village because he had partially healed his psychological scars. We just saw the bus driver heal his own scars and accept his Nanaki, so he has absolutely no business being able to get Mitsumune back to the village.

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Oh yeah…these guys…

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How does no one die here? They were all standing right next to each other and the guy doesn’t move out of the way until after the bus is already on him. Based on that perspective, all three of them should have been crushed.

Anyway, next week finally ends this…

Mayoiga Episode 10: …What?

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Wait…so he’s back? Mitsumune is finally free? Alright, guys…show’s over. Let’s pack it up. What? Still two episodes left? Come on, man! Give me a break!

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Only a dramatic news anchor would liken a group of people running away together to a mass suicide. I’d make fun of this, but it’s depressingly accurate.

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Yes, you did…good job.

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This entire scene somewhat lacks impact. I get that they’re trying to explain that the father realized how wrong he was when Mitsumune disappeared, but since we’re still trying to process how Mitsumune managed to get back to society, it’s hard to focus on the father’s apology. His apology is correct…it just feels wrong.

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Mystery man that we can’t see and Mitsumune recognizes because it will make for some dramatic reveal later…so much fun.

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Back to the action! Love survives all things, right?

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Nope, I’m just as confused as you are.

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This is the jumpiest episode ever. It’s like the people in charge went “oh shoot! We’re almost out of episodes! MAKE EVERYTHING HAPPEN!”

This entire scene with Reiji is definitely “off”…I wonder if his mellow demeanor is similar to how some of the guys in the main group were acting just now.

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I’m not even close to surprised. I’ve suspected the details of Yottsun’s “death” for a while now.

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Screw you, Yottsun. Why would you decide the monster is called “Nanaki” and expect everyone else to know what you mean from your message on the rock?

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Oh…I see…perfectly normal.

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Sure, I believe that Kami-sama can see this just from Mitsumune’s eyes. I mean…he’s been researching the village for so long that it makes total sense! Right? RIGHT???

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Hahaha! Nice one, Nanko.

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You got out because you lost the Nanaki? Then how did Mitsumune get out? Moreover, how did Masaki get in? Masaki doesn’t have the Nanaki as well, right?

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Well, finally everything makes sense…but that doesn’t make it okay. So what’s the endgame for this series? Are they going to come up with something like “you can’t lose your Nanaki, you have to make it part of you”? Because that’s not a cliche at all…

I think the biggest problem that I had with this episode is that it doesn’t feel like there are any triggers. We got broad explanations of what’s happening and we can make decent conclusions about what’s been happening so far. But all of the timings felt like they were crafted to fuel the exposition…none of them actually made any sense. For example, the fact that everyone in the village is just randomly starting to lose their humanity. Why, though? Because they keep running from their Nanaki? Because they’ve been away from the real world and their real problems for too long?

Mayoiga Episode 9: Best friendship ever

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Well, this seems convenient. Still doesn’t explain why everyone somehow forgot about him when he got separated from the group (maybe it was a joke?), but now we can finally find out who’s behind all of this!

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Ugh…this guy purposely answers this question ambiguously so someone has time to silence him before he gives away everything.

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Ehh…she had plenty of opportunities to speak up in the mob scenario, but she chose to give excessively vague explanations. I don’t give Masaki any sympathy on this one. Sure, everyone was already suspicious of her, but making the assumption that they wouldn’t have listened to her if she had told the whole truth is a ridiculous way of thinking.

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You see? This is what I’m saying. You say that everyone shouldn’t go beyond the tunnel because it would be bad, but don’t explain why it would be bad. And by saying that, you basically ensure that everyone will want to go beyond the tunnel.

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See?

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I’m not sure what to make of this scene. It’s revealed that Hayato can feel the bus shaking in response to the penguin’s attacks, but then it’s revealed that Hayato’s own personal monster can be seen on the right side of the bus. Does this mean that Hayato and Mitsumune are each perceiving their own monsters? It would make more sense to check what Masaki’s seeing/feeling.

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I can’t tell whether these are his actual thoughts or some other random effect of the village…

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This isn’t suspicious at all.

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While Hayato has a point, it’s hard to agree in this situation since we know Mitsumune’s past. These kinds of “people don’t change” speeches are much better on House.

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Asian parents, am I right?

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THAT’S WHY YOU’RE FRIENDS??

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They called you…a what?

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Is there a reason why the penguin is smaller here? It seems important.

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These guys are really good at isolating themselves from each other.

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…is this actually supposed to be surprising at this point? I guess it’s good on her for being the only character to figure this out so far.

More importantly, when exactly did Maimai get over her previous boyfriend? I feel like I haven’t seen any indication of that so far. We haven’t even seen her old boyfriend on screen yet…we’ve just been given the hint that he looks like Mitsumune.

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No, deduction would be more appropriate here than theory…I think “hypothesis” is the best, though. I interpret the scenario as deduction was the method used to reach the hypothesis about the monster disappearing when you deal with your mental scars.

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Someone on the proofreading team decided “hey, wouldn’t Maimai seem so much more accessible if she spoke in slang?” and we got dialogue like this.

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I mean…is there any reason Jack is attacking the girls here? Honestly, I’m starting to think that he was put there to make the unknown savior look good.

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I’ve seen a lot of speculation that this is Reiji and I agree that it’s the easiest explanation. Plus, Reiji’s face was similarly obscured in Masaki’s flashbacks.

Honestly, I feel like I’m not even trying to figure out what the show’s point is anymore…just along for the ride.

Mayoiga Episode 8: Suspicions

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So now we finally get to understand the mechanisms of the village? I understand why everyone else is shocked by this admission from Masaki, but why is Mitsumune shocked? Given what she knew about the tunnel and the fact that she walked right through the creature chasing him, why wouldn’t you at least suspect this?

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I have no idea what this title means. Is it telling me I’m supposed to visit the village in order to doubt Masaki?

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Purposely not showing us this guy’s face…probably because we need a shocking reveal soon. Apparently, his name is Reiji.

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“Old dude warns main characters not to go to the mysterious haunted place in a horror show” cliche.

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Uhh…what? According to her story, Masaki couldn’t see the monster at all and wasn’t able to get back to Nanaki after falling down the cliff. Even if she believed Reiji, she would have known nothing except for the existence of something Reiji called a monster. And if she had said something about it, there’s no way anyone would have believed her given that they all wanted to go to this village so badly. I deem Masaki innocent for that. But still…why does she seem so immune to the monster?

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Masaki’s so obviously suspicious here that I don’t know if I can suspect her. From her story, I agree that the homes looked different from what we saw in the present day, but the way she talks about it feels so awkward. Everything in me screams that Masaki is innocent. She’s too obviously suspicious and she’s revealed too early. But if any show is going to pick the obviously suspicious girl as the culprit, it would probably be this one.

Also, I won’t take credit for this because I saw someone online point this out. There are apparently two Koharuns in this scene, one standing with the crowd and one standing next to Masaki.

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She’s really ticking me off…

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I mean…he’s not wrong…

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So, I get the sense that this scene is meant to illustrate the problems with “witch hunts” that you tend to see online. If that’s actually the case, I’m really upset about it. Literally everything these guys has been saying is completely reasonable and they have a right to ask the questions that they do. Given that Masaki keeps giving these weird and vague answers, I’d be upset too. I’m assuming they’re going to reveal that Masaki is telling the truth all along, but that just makes it worse.

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Time for the driver to make his move.

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Interesting. I suppose if the monster took the form of Reiji, that wouldn’t scare Masaki, so it makes sense.

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Pfft…just admitting that you should be the one that’s suspected is not going to make me stop suspecting you, Koharun. You need to do something Masaki-level to ease suspicions on you.

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Alliance building! Now, we just need for these tiny groups to start battling and we have a series!

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First off, the way Valkana saves Koharun lacked in all suspense. Secondly, how did he see the arrow coming?

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Why does he randomly have stone arrows? I’m guessing he’ll just say he found them and grabbed them to fight off Jack…

Someone help…

Mayoiga Episode 7: The truth is…

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Dude…you tripped and Mitsumune already came back for you. We can’t even see the penguin thing chasing you and it would take him a couple of seconds to pull you up on your feet. This isn’t Predator…you don’t need to tell him to go on without you. Also, at least this horror show has the decency of putting a tree root on the path to make Masaki trip instead of having her trip on nothing while running away like most movies like this.

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Interesting…she’s definitely trying to tell Mitsumune something, but the glory of story writing is stopping her from saying it to the audience. Is it that she can’t see anything behind them? Is she immune because she’s actually linked to whatever’s causing these hallucinations?

 

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She says “obedient” here, which is a very odd word to use to describe your child. It makes some sense given the next few scenes, which depict the mother showing much more attention to the “unruly” Tokimune than Mitsumune, but still.

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The scene as Tokimune falls switches to this POV-style, showing a view of falling back to safety and then panning out to show the penguin. Is this supposed to be the penguin’s POV? If so, why do this? It feels so random…like it’s only put here so we don’t know exactly what happens to Tokimune.

So what? Tokimune dies and his mother blames herself for killing him because she yelled at him? Tokimune and Mitsumune are twins, right? Perhaps she tries to project him on Mitsumune in her grief or something.

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Uhh…that looks like a pretty steep drop. He probably broke something.

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Looks correct so far.

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…yup…

The only thing that would make this more fun is if there was a big reveal that he’s actually Tokimune and that Mitsumune died to save him or something.

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Oh, just an existential crisis? Fine then…

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Hey…they figured it out! Still, he has a point. Everyone calls it a monster because they don’t want to admit that what they see is the thing they don’t want people to know.

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Yeah, screw how the kid feels…he’s just an impressionable youth. We need to make sure the mother stays sane! It’s not like she’s the adult in the situation and shouldn’t be treated like the child!

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PERSONA!

Also, Masaki was walking with Mitsumune in peace for a while before reaching this tunnel…why not tell him the thing she was trying to tell him before?

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Meanwhile…

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Oi…people on the Internet never apologize. Be more suspicious.

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Uhh…what? Seriously? You tied two pieces of wood together and think it will do anything against a ghost? You plan on throwing it at her or something?

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Oops…Freudian slip?

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Nanko gained a lot of points in this scene…it’s nice to have a voice of reason in the group.

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They have a giant fire burning…and they splash water on Masaki? Yeah, that seems smart.

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Ahh, cliffhangers…

I’m guessing from the preview that she tells them next week and the preview scenes are everyone’s “we don’t believe you” reactions. Sigh…

 

Mayoiga Episode 6: The culprit!

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Yup…cutting away from the scene we actually care about…I’m not too surprised. Also, Masaki has surprisingly strong survival knowledge…unless you expect me to believe that everyone in this group is a Wikipedia regular.

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Random Lovepon distraction. Also, let’s see how this show tries to make me forgive Lovepon for how annoying I find her character. I’m pretty confident it won’t work, but let’s see.

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Oh ho…such an evil guy forcing Lovepon’s mother to help him scam Buddhist followers!

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So…he’s the jerk boyfriend for the divorced/widowed mother? He doesn’t seem like the father, so I’m just guessing. Also, I think Lovepon was sitting near a similar staircase in the opening song, so I’m guessing this is important.

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You know, I’d say something, but I’m pretty sure I’m the same kind of neighbor…not my problem, right?

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Yeah, this is smart. Also, could Lovepon see her mother from the door? Because it seemed a lot like she decided that covering up this doodle was more important than checking on her mother. So…not forgiven yet.

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NOT THE BEES!

I guess we’re starting to be introduced to the sounds that each character is hearing when everyone screams “bear”. I’m not sure why that’s significant, though…I could have guessed without hearing them that they each heard the thing that they hate or fear the most.

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Don’t you just hate drivers that don’t pay attention to the road? What was even in that bag? It sounded like bones cracking…heck, if I were driving and I heard that, I’d stop and check what I hit.

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Accurate representation of the average American (minus a few pounds).

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And so it begins…seriously, we don’t even get a break from this in her flashbacks.

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…what? That’s a giant boob, right? I’m not seeing things, right?

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Wait…what? Run that by me again?

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I never do this at work and I never trust people who do.

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My initial reaction to this was “jeez, man…if you’re going to typo, at least put 21 instead of 20 so it looks like you switched the numbers”. But then I remembered how Japanese numbering works. In Chinese (I’m assuming Japanese does the same), 20 is represented with the literal translation “two ten” and 12 is represented with the literal translation “ten two”. The only problem with this explanation of the typo is that the email that he checks shows Arabic numerals. (maybe it’s the confirmation email sent in response to his? But why would he look at that to confirm his suspicions and not the email he sent to them?)

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Is there any reason these people are laughing at him? They should be yelling at him for failing when they decided to put their faith in him.

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Lovepon’s watching too much television if she thinks that falling down these stairs will kill him.

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NOPE!

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Is mass hypnosis a thing? I suppose it could be. I thought he might have meant “mass hysteria” instead, but that makes no sense because everyone would have seen the same thing.

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Typical anime character running away from the train by following the tracks…

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Young girl arrives with the monster? Definitely Masaki. I was looking at the opening song today to confirm my suspicion about Lovepon and the stares and I noticed this:

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That’s enough evidence for me. Either that or she’s the misdirect.

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Okay, everyone immediately started suspecting Masaki, so I’m going to have to guess she’s the misdirection. It’s too early for a culprit, right?

The monster that is chasing Mitsumune and Masaki seems to be a combination of the fears of the two. If Masaki was really the culprit, would she even be affected by whatever is causing them to see it?

Mayoiga Episode 5: Facepalm

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Sure, I’ll pretend to care about this. I mean, this explains why the driver stayed behind and it makes him much less suspicious, but still…something about this guy’s voice acting makes it really hard for me to believe he’s actually desperate to save his dead daughter…ghost…thing…

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“I just saw a large version of you, so the regular-sized version is too scary!” …kyaa?

Something isn’t right here. Weren’t these guys lost? How did they make it back to the village if they turned away from the tunnel that they thought would take them back to the village? You can’t expect me to believe that they’re better navigators in a panic than they are when calm.

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Oh hey…are suspicions going to turn towards Mitsumune now? Wasn’t he also against locking Jack in the prison?

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I really hope this is another side effect of whatever is affecting the group because I find it highly unlikely that they’d forget the guy who keeps yelling his name at everyone. If not, then the writers are just taking an unnecessary stab at the Judgeness guy while he’s down…

I was going to propose a theory that whatever was affecting them is just causing some sort of memory loss, but it doesn’t fit because the group that left the village would have forgotten the people who didn’t leave. For example, there should have been no mention of Mitsumune. Maybe there’s a supernatural element after all…no! I must persevere with my theory!

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*facepalm*

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Wait…what? “Each of us” or “all of us”? You’re making it sound like there are enough beasts out there for all of you. Either that or you’re talking about securing food, which makes the assumption that there are no vegans in this group…which I find unlikely.

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Fair point, but is that really your biggest concern right now? You just all established that you heard different things when the “creature” roared. Shouldn’t that be suspicious? I’d be wondering if we were all tripping if it were me…

Also, if everyone hears different things, why did everyone agree it was a bear? Did the first person hear a bear and everyone just believed him/her?

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BLAME ALL THE PEOPLE!

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Oh hey…she’s capable of making an expression.

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*facepalm*

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Yeah! Execute the guy who’s a ghost! That’s the best plan! It’s almost as bad as “burn the witch because if she burns, she’s a witch”.

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This guy’s going to leave the group in a horror show? Well…RIP…

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There are definitely supposed to be subtitles here…oops.

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This never ends well…

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I honestly think this whole thing would be pretty interesting if Mitsumune turned out to be the culprit. That being said, we have to follow the rule…Yottsun is the current suspect because he was the first to die and still hasn’t technically been confirmed dead. I’m not suspicious of Masaki at all…she probably will be revealed as clairvoyant or psychic or something.

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Random singing…

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This conversation is so boring.

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Uhh…….

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So spooky!

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I’m so done with Lovepon…

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You are aware that people can suffocate from smoke, right? I’d still be pissed if I were Mitsumune.

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Well, this definitely doesn’t look like Mitsumune. This has to be related to each person’s brain, right?

Random side note: Masaki was about to say something when this thing appeared…does this count as “main character interrupts right before another character says something really important” cliche?

But yeah…that episode happened. I guess I should have seen the “psychic powers” thing coming given that Masaki suggested her clairvoyance when she first met Mitsumune. The revelation that Lion can tell when someone is going to die shouldn’t be all too surprising. Still, I really didn’t want the reason for all of the weird stuff happening to these people to be supernatural. Given that each person perceived something so specific to that person, I thought it would be much more interesting if the cause was psychotropic. But whatever…we’ll see. It could still be some Maze Runner-type scenario where the village is actually an experiment for psychic people, right?

Mayoiga Episode 4: Everything is a lie!

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I can’t recognize anything in this village yet. Is this the same bridge that they were on at the end of last week’s episode? Because if the body they saw was going downriver, then checking here (the spot where they first saw it) will never work.

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I’m tired of this girl already…

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They still think it’s a bear? At this point, I’d be more worried that it’s Godzilla.

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Maybe I’m too American, but I keep assuming these guns are real guns with live rounds, rather than the airsoft guns they probably are.

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Given the way everyone’s acting and the multiple hints at a wild animal seen earlier in the day, this guy decides to confirm with everyone that he wasn’t crazy in hearing the loud roar just now. Do normal people talk like this?

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Well, that sounds plausible. Still, this scene is interesting to me, but I don’t know what they’re trying to say with it. The fact that everyone heard something different could just be an illustration of the unreliability of witness testimony. Or it could be suggesting that they didn’t actually all hear the same sound (shared hallucination, maybe?).

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Yeah! She loves him so much that she’s glad to hear him say that he will die to save her! Don’t normal couples have that cheesy moment where the other one says “no! I couldn’t possibly go on without you!”? Maybe I watch too many romances/dramas.

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This is actually a very good response, but it gets immediately questioned by the tour guide. This is what happens when you take the promise of a new life, burning bridges in your old life, without knowing what you’ve signed up to do.

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I’m guessing it’s going to turn out later that she’s clairvoyant, but this is still ridiculous. Weren’t they just saying earlier in the day that they didn’t believe her story about when Yottsun went missing? She’s supposed to be the most suspicious person right now. Did everyone forget that?

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Is it wrong of me to want something to pull Lion out of the window behind these guys? I think it would make things more fun.

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Well, the sun’s up now, right? It should be much safer to go down the mountain, despite Masaki’s fears.

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This is still super suspicious of the bus driver. Also, what happened to the daylight? There was sunlight when they all split up, but now it’s suddenly gone again.

 

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Big surprise, the bus isn’t a valid option. You really think the bus driver would have stayed in the village if the bus could be used to escape?

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You know…stuff a normal village out in the middle of nowhere would have.

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They’re really trying to make everyone think the culprit is the guy with a criminal record, huh?

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…sound about right…

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Oh…nothing to worry about. It’s just Jack!

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Uhh…what? Are we completely sure that there are no hallucinogens at work here? I guess this finally explains why the bus driver is here. It looks like he’s chasing this girl.

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Yeah, definitely hallucinogens…there’s no other reason why she would see Mitsumune. I’m guessing the other girls saw something equally horrific specific to their own fears.

Darn, now we can’t even be sure that Yottsun is really dead since it’s very likely that the body Mitsumune saw was just a hallucination (it seems like no one else with him saw it).

Mayoiga Episode 3: And so it begins…

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Starting right where we left off last week with the missing members of the group. Is it finally time for the deaths to begin?

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Everyone’s favorite game! The blame game! Everything’s falling apart!

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Wow…that eye looks super creepy. Still, maybe it’s just bad sound quality/choice, but the growls sounded like they were coming from multiple “creatures”, not just one.

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So did they really kill the black guy first? Because it’s looking more and more like they did! Either that or he was the culprit all along (always suspect the people who die earliest).

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This is probably the most interesting part of the story. Why does Yottsun say this? It’s like he noticed something weird, which makes no sense because they haven’t been in the village long enough for him to notice anything out-of-place.

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I don’t actually understand why everyone doubts her so much. We, as the viewers, have much more of a right to doubt her story because she’s being introduced as too innocent in a mystery series, which tends to be suspicious. However, I see no reason why the other characters would be hounding her about her story…I don’t even understand which parts of her story are supposed to be inconsistent.

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Yeah, the bus driver abandoned the bus and walked all the way over to the village because the bus started working again…makes sense.

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Definitely not suspicious at all that the bus driver doesn’t want to go back to the bus…

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Uhh…if I recall correctly, you guys all used those mountain trails in the middle of the night and no one was injured, so in what way are they more dangerous than the village?

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…this argument about how to do rock, paper, scissors is supposed to be funny. I’m totally laughing! No joke!

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I’m not agriculturalist, but is it normal for crops to remain organized when they’re left untended? Is this supposed to suggest that the deaths of the villagers were recent?

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Oh sweet…so I’m not totally crazy.

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What kind of team is this? I’m guess he means a video game team of some sort (obviously not an MMO because he would have said “guild” or “clan”). We know that these people all met online, but were they playing the same game? Frequenting the same forum?

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Well, that escalated quickly. This is what happens when you get too accustomed to anonymity on the Internet and say whatever you want…

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Yeah, there’s always a criminal in every Internet group. Take that, Reddit! I feel like I should be insulted…

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I believe in you! I’m going to get tired of this guy really quickly.

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She’s a little bit too interested in executions. Is she just supposed to be the obviously suspicious one that everyone thinks is the culprit? I don’t get it…

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…you realize a system designed by humans will always be vulnerable to human error, right? You might as well ask him to draw a red line with green ink (link if you don’t get the reference).

Anyway, they tried to make us forgive Valkana pretty quickly, huh?

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Aaaaand they made this joke…seriously? He’s being drowned, guys…

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RIP

There’s something off about this, though. They obviously want us to believe that Yottsun’s death is related to the claw marks on the tree from earlier, but he doesn’t look mutilated. Even next week’s episode is titled “Yottsun’s Drowning”, meaning that his cause of death wasn’t related to any wild animal attack. And I’m guessing they’re trying to imply suspicion by having Lovepon do almost exactly the same thing to Mitsumune?

This show obviously has issues, but I’m having fun poking at it…