You know, I have to commend Reisuke for being such a lethal threat despite
1) Being a kid
2) Physical inability to wield most weapons
3) Having the suckiest Future Diary ever
A Future Diary that only shows the events occurring at three times of the day. That’s just fantastic. It could have been worse, though. At least there are pictures to aid in visualising the scene, because apparently the descriptions themselves are too fail.
Also, cherry tomatoes filled with poison? It’s so simple and elegant that I could cry. (Also cause I love cherry tomatoes. Why do you have such death dealing potential, my little juicy treats?)
Really, who needs explosives or massive cults when a poison-filled cherry tomato will do?
Okay, so usually I have the quoted screencap placed at 75% through the review, but this line is too win to hold back any further.
The interior of a tomato is liquid. The poison that Reisuke used is also a liquid. The densities of the two shouldn’t differ so much.
And yet Yuno felt the difference.
Holy crap, not even Bruce Wayne could have seen that (why yes, I do insist on continuing the Yuno-Batman comparison). Someone like Daredevil might possibly have perceived the weight difference, but only Batman would have been paranoid enough to memorize the weight of a cherry tomato. Yuno is effectively Daredevil and Batman combined.
“You’re awesome, Gasai Yuno.”
Oh yes. Unintentional trolling. Or maybe Yuno already had her suspicions right from the beginning.
Either way, I love how she mentions the death of Reisuke’s parents right in his face. While patting him on the head. You’re killing me with that tenderness, Yuno.
Damn that is one demonic face. And now you know why the sound of children’s laughter makes Akuma’s Shun Goku Satsu so terrifying. And why in Ju-On, you’re creeped out by the crazy ghost lady but shit your pants every time the little ghost boy appears. Damn kids.
Oh yes, a round of applause for Yukiteru getting something done this episode. I don’t actually believe that you could trip a circuit breaker by turning on the television and using a hair dryer at full blast, but I’m not going to argue with the results.
I will be extremely upset if I find out that Minene isn’t raising squirrels to be little mobile remote explosives.
On a slightly less morbid note, isn’t the idea of Minene playing with squirrels simply adorable?
I didn’t understand why Yuno was using a hammer when she’d probably be more manoeuvrable with a knife. Maybe she really took that murder attempt personally and wants Reisuke to experience the delights of slow death from blunt force trauma.
Dammit Asread, I can’t keep with the tension when you’re inserting fanservice at all the inappropriate moments.
The Eye of Yuno is All-Seeing.
I totally called this in the previous episode’s review.
“…one moment only it stared out …as from some great window immeasurably high there stabbed northward a flame of red, the flicker of a piercing Eye… The Eye was not turned on them, it was gazing north… but Frodo at that dreadful glimpse fell as one stricken mortally.” - The Return of the King
Psh, if it were Yuno ruling Barad-dûr and all of Mordor, Frodo would have died the instant he first put the Ring on and gazed into the Lidless, Pink Eye. Amateur hour’s over Sauron, leave the piercing stares to the professionals.
It was at this moment that my grudging respect for Reisuke drew breath.
First of all, as I noted earlier, Reisuke’s got a terrible Future Diary. But he still managed to turn it into a weapon by risking its loss. Next up is his resourcefulness. I could assume that he swiped the poison from the doctor’s office. But where on earth did he get the gas mask? And to create a poison gas trap device within a parcel? Shit, that’s pretty much Yagami Light territory.
Reisuke doesn’t belong in Mirai Nikki, he ought to be in Death Note, shooting the breeze with Light and coming up with convoluted plots to mess with L.
Finally, respect for keeping Rea out of the picture.
Take notes, supervillains. You can be evil and considerate at the same time.
Well Reisuke’s childhood didn’t seem that screwed up. Just mommy and daddy fighting again. Although that does look a little too violent.
But it’s his silence that’s the scary bit. Is he silent because he hasn’t had his mental breakdown yet, or is he silent because he’s already smart and is merely biding his time?
More Yuno awesomeness.
I don’t know how she can get hit by an electric shock and still hold her breath. Because electric shocks cause muscles to contract at random; and the diaphragm and all the other muscles working the lungs would probably have started twitching and forced the a breath in at some point.
Gasai Yuno: So awesome that she can voluntarily control involuntary muscles.
Okay, so Yukiteru got two things right this episode.
Although maybe he should consider more lethal projectile weapons. Yes, being pierced by a dart is no joke, but stopping Reisuke with a throwing knife or a tomahawk would be so hype. And more effective, but the thought of a knife being flung at a kid…
… man, my part-time job is really causing me to hate kids. Heh.
Yukiteru, stop the whole tsuntsun act already. We all know you love Yuno.
Well shit. I didn’t actually think Reisuke would die this way. Child immortality disabled.
I can’t really say its badass to stab a kid, even if it’s a kid who’s attempted murder repeatedly. Props to Yuno for actually having the willpower to do it.
Although I suppose while stabbing a child would scar me for life, for Yuno it would simply be Tuesday.
Ah, Reisuke. You’re still young, but someday you’ll understand that that’s how most relationships survive – mutually assured destruction and Yuno stabbed you so I guess you’re never find out how the Yukiteru/Yuno relationship ends.
And a last minute show of support for Yuno? All this Yuno adoration almost makes me want to be hipster and go against the tide. Almost.
Surprise Minene appearance! Totally dig that army surplus coat.
To drag Yukiteru and Yuno out of the poison fumed house. And to point out the fact that in the end, only one person is supposed to survive and become Deus Ex’s successor.
Is she planting more doubts in Yukiteru’s head? Or is she just offering up probable end state hypotheses?
Such strange behaviour from Minene. She didn’t try to kill Yuno or Yukiteru, but saved them instead. Kurusu must have already gotten scandalous pictures of Minene and is blackmailing her into keeping Yukiteru and Yuno alive.
But wait. This means that Minene and Yuno are kind of now on the same side! My epic Minene/Yuno pairing may actually come true!
Closing screencap~ Not even Yuno gets close-ups like these. (Or does she? My mind’s rather fuzzy from lack of sleep, so flame me in the comments if you must.)
Ultimately, as creepy, intelligent and facially distorted as Reisuke is, I’m rather miffed that his arc ended so fast.
Reisuke was supposed to stay with the family for 3 whole days and the plot pretty much resolved itself in the first day. I was expecting Reisuke and Yuno going against each other through subterfuge even as Rea believes that everyone’s getting along splendidly.
Heavy objects mysteriously falling off shelves and sharpened fish bones in the salmon fillets, doors being swung with great force and manifold accidents involving knives and scissors, all leading up to the final confrontation.
But instead we got a rushed hide-and-seek challenge. Dammit, I may not like Reisuke that much, but he’s intelligent, cunning, and deserves to go a second round against Yuno. Or at least one more episode.
Oh well. At least the Yukiteru/Yuno relationship has progressed once again. Alas Reisuke, you burnt brightly but still ended being another plot-advancement device. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten (no promises, I pretty much forgot my emotional trauma over Tsubaki already~).