sola – 08May 30, 2007
Wow, things really start rolling in this episode, pretty neat. It has become quite clear now that Aono is indeed able to mess with Yorito’s mind, but it looks like her forces are not sufficient enough to oppress Yorito’s bond with Matsuri (or she didn’t use her full potential in order to minimize possible damage). His flashbacks and the really startling dream are a clear indicator and after Mana’s one-hand applaud (it’s good to see that she finally gets something important to do) he seems to have recovered completely.
It’s somehow ironic that Aono eventually triggers Mana’s engagement through her aggressive and paranoiac behavior she shows to keep her away. I think she is already desperate at that time because she finds no way to prevent Yorito’s re-remembering of the events from that night and just doesn’t know what to do. Seems like her plan at the end of the episode is to kill Matsuri and start somewhere else anew after brainwashing Yorito again.
I’m now again a bit unsure what their relationship in the past was like. From Matsuri’s reaction in episode 6 I thought that they weren’t siblings, but in the flashback Aono had this episode they really looked like brother and sister. But then again Aono is clinging way too much to Yorito for siblings. In any case, he must have been very importent to her in the past and is still in the present. The picture of the collapsed house is most likely linked to Yorito’s dead, how and why it collapsed is the next question now.
Maybe now is a good time to remember of some other (mostly minor) unsolved mysteries so far:
– Still unknown is how Matsuri got the picture of the (now demolished) church and why she lived there in the first place.
– Why was Koyori in the hospital and why is she this polite? (I think we’ll never know, but a man can dream…)
– Why does Takeshi (who is pretty useless of lately) wants to kill Matsuri while Mayuko apparently doesn’t want to do so? What does she want from her anyway? Why don’t they have much time left?
– What’s the deal with all these odd dolls?
Well, with the end of this episode one can expect some major events happening next episode.
On the other hand, maybe Yorito screws this up by arriving way too soon. We’ll see…