-looks at 17 of 19 prior reviews in which I whine about Yukiteru being a beetch-
I think there are grounds to say that he’s only recently acquired that face, yes.
I know Mirai Nikki isn’t exactly known for its animation quality, but holy crap this particular scene was so bad it was worth screencapping.
You would have thought that Asread would at least add in the obligatory high pressure spray of blood from that hapless security dude, but no, we get to see atrocious animation at its finest. And it’s not as if this was a split second scene either.
I’m not exactly sure why I’m ranting, really. I think it’s because I expected more given that Asread had 2 weeks to work on this episode?
I don’t even know why Yukiteru and Yuno got the media involved. Public pressure is one thing, but it’s not like Eleventh was really going to sacrifice himself to save like 3 civilians.
One more thing to distract Eleventh, I suppose. Maybe YukiYuno (I’m too lazy to keep typing “Yukiteru and Yuno”) are hoping for some random extremist civilian vigilantes to rise up and kill Eleventh for the good of all, like what Joker-san did in The Dark Knight with the hospitals.
Silly Minene, you ought to take Yuno out first. Otherwise, you’d probably relish Yukiteru’s death for all of 3 seconds before Yuno starts killing you in the slowest, most painful way possible.
There will be amputations and smelling salts and tourniquets and those things that force your eyelids open. Alternatively Yuno could go Han Dynasty on her, and I quote: “had [her] limbs chopped off, blinded her by gouging out her eyes, cut off her tongue and locked her in the latrine, and called her a “Human Swine”.”
Sorry, I tend to go overboard with things like these. My friends wonder why I’m not into Fate/Zero, what with Caster’s sadism being depicted with such elaborate detail.
I have to say that Eleventh’s personal Maginot Line is pretty smart.
Sure, he probably has no provisions beyond that bottle of wine that he brought in, he might be forced to relieve himself in the corner sooner or later, and the worst case scenario might have him enduring until the oxygen in the room is entirely depleted (most modern vaults have ventilation – which YukiYuno would presumably cut off eventually).
But it’s unlikely that all those scenarios would actually come to pass, since YukiYuno’s position is rather untenable. Of course, depending on the bureaucrats’ and ranking officers’ opinion of Eleventh, they might actually delay any assault on the building and leave Eleventh to die.
So maybe it really is a Maginot Line after all.
I never thought I’d say it, but Minene is getting really annoying. I think it’s all Nishijima’s fault.
Or it could be her inner tsundere acting up in a most unexpected way. “I-It’s not like I’m keeping you alive because I need you to kill Eleventh!” or something.
Yukiteru has more than enough motivation to kill Eleventh. If Minene wants to kill Yukiteru, then kill him she should. There’s really no point in threatening him. All she’s doing is ruining any chance of a surprise attack.
Psh Minene, what did you expect Yukiteru to say? It’s not like you’re aspiring for world peace and rainbows and goodwill towards mankind. We all know that if you became the next Ruler of Time and Space, you’re going to resurrect Nishijima just so he can knock you up.
I am so sick of Akise right now. He is so useless, apart from when the plot demands.
Heck, I’d rather have Kousaka have random unexplained bouts of ingenuity rather than have Akise pretending to be 3 steps ahead of everyone else.
Any explanation for why he waited for Yuno to appear instead of immediately rescuing Eighth? Any explanation at all that doesn’t involve Akise just trying to look smart again?
You know what else you could have done? You could have recorded that static noise sound, played it, then immediately changed location, instead of leaving your
Soul Gem Diary out in the open where Minene could have just shot it. How fortunate for Yukiteru that Minene was so incredibly gobsmacked by seeing a Diary sitting in the open that she didn’t just open fire.
Speaking of Soul Gems, why isn’t there an anime about a god making Mahou Shoujo and forcing them to compete in a survival game to become the next Supreme Magical Girl? Basically I just want an excuse to see Kinomoto Sakura laying the smackdown on Akemi Homura. Kinomoto Sakura is the best Magical Girl. Word.
I have sworn that Yukiteru was symbolically reborn into a mass-murderer 2 episodes ago.
Maybe security guards/Mayoral secret service agents don’t count as “anyone”. Yukiteru certainly had no qualms about killing those guys.
This is why hallucinations are a bad thing. You never know when you need to shoot a kid and you really don’t need to be distracted by a hallucination of your younger self.
Welp, there goes Minene. I probably would have felt some emotional pain, but somehow this episode managed to reverse 15 previous episodes of accumulated Minene goodwill and now I’m happy that she’s dead (or about to die).
Oh god she’s still not dead. Just die already. Minene got boring ever since she got devoted to Nishijima. We want to see crazy homicidal hot explosion-philic terrorists, not… whatever Minene is right now.
Minene can try to be Yandere, but she ain’t no Gasai Yuno.
Since when did Minene’s artificial eye start acting like a real eye? It’s even looking in the same direction and everything!
Of course the best (or worst) part is that Minene’s last bomb didn’t do jack. She could have died back where Yukiteru had shot her and it wouldn’t have caused any storyline difference.
I’m still wondering why I featured a Minene quote in my title. Sentimental value, I imagine. That and I possibly wasn’t as crabby as I am now, typing this review out at 3:28AM in my time zone. The things I do for anime.
Eleventh, was it really so hard to ensure that only your retinal pattern could open the vault? Was it really so hard to delete 3 user profiles?
I can’t get over how adorable and innocent Yuno looks in this scene. She doesn’t look calm, or determined, or murderous, or crazy.
She radiates cuteness. It baffles me.
Aaaaand Eleventh dies. How terribly anticlimatic.
I would have to say that of all the deaths so far, Eleventh’s death is probably the least dramatic. Even 10th’s offscreen execution was more intense than this.
Suddenly it’s the next day and YukiYuno manage to make it back home without getting arrested/pursued/wiped out by a police tactical unit.
Really? They killed the Mayor, at least a dozen guards and maybe some civilians, took more civilians hostage, destroyed government property, and somehow they waltzed out of the building and had a restful night’s sleep.
Or maybe YukiYuno killed everyone. They’re not being attacked because there’s no one alive left to attack them. I wouldn’t put it past Yuno to be that thorough, really.
Nope, no longer doing anything for me. Not after the twin blessings of Highschool DxD and Nisemonogatari.
Stating the obvious once again, Akise only gets away with it apparently because the others have difficulty enough remembering their own names. Look at those furrowed brows in the audience.
I’m surprised Asread didn’t depict them vigorously applauding every time a syllable comes out of Akise’s mouth.
OH HAI GUISE
A toast to Yukiteru’s unwitting descent into madness. Even among serial killers, only the most disturbed of them actually keep a record of their kills.
Do note that he only wrote the names of the Diary Holders. Apparently civilians and 8th’s entire crew of orphans aren’t worth resurrecting. That slide into depravity seems to be more of a straight up vertical drop.
With regards to the confusion over what Yuno said about the hit list, I think what Yuno meant to say is “You still have to list Ninth’s murder, Eleventh’s murder, Eighth’s murder; and finally you’ll have to kill me,” referring to that list Yukiteru was making.
Also upon actual examination (and not just glumly looking for screencaps), I realized that Yukiteru did list Nishijima and the Quad Tower’s police staff – it’s obscured, but the first kanji is most likely 警 from 警察 “keisatsu”, police. So I guess he does value their lives after all.
I’d like to petulantly insist my point still stands that only the mentally disturbed would record their kills, but oh well.
DON’T MIND ME JUST PASSING THROUGH
OMNOMNOMNOM HOUSE IS DELICIOUS
You’re the smart one Akise, you figure it out.
This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a glorious series of trolls.
I like Deus’ game plan. If he can’t beat Murmur, he might as well destroy everything and leave her to reign over nothing. She’d be an immortal being with infinite time and absolutely zero things to spend that time on.
Too bad for everyone else, but they were all going to die sometime. Might as well troll Murmur as much as possible, yes?
I just want to punch him in the face, the smug bastard. Eleventh was so much more likeable than Akise is.
It would be so amazing if the answer is ‘no’ and Yukiteru can’t actually resurrect his parents. It might be the final push to snap his fragile mental state or cause him to huddle in a ball and spend the remaining episodes angsting.
A 50-50 chance of Yukiteru turning into Wanted’s Mister Rictus? (Think Joker but with more homicidal glee and cannibalistic tendencies.) Totally worth a shot.
Once again we’re back at Gasai Yuno. What machinations churn away in that head of hers?
She does seem remarkably at ease with the sight of the physical world being overrun by giant black hellish clockwork ball-things. Has she seen this all before?