I was so disappointed when I realized I had misinterpreted that statement.
Where does Minene get the funding to keep going at it?
The electronic equipment, while not cheap, could probably be paid for by whatever savings she’d squirrelled away from her original job. Which probably involved some sort of law-breaking, what with the whole “growing up in a Third-World warzone” thing (although the thought of Minene slogging 9 to 5 as an accountant or clerk to fund her terrorist activities is amusing).
But I can’t imagine her getting her hands on explosives so easily. Japan may be corrupt, but it’s one thing to purchase a smuggled gun, and something else entirely to have the connections and financial resources to purchase military grade cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine.
Well that’s one mystery solved. Now we just have to grapple with the identity of Minene’s unknown backer and why he/she has authority over her.
Suddenly I’d rather gripe about the minor irrelevance of explosive material acquisition rather than speculate about the major relevance of a chessmaster behind the scenes.
Yes I take the easy way out. I used to enjoy elaborate, mentally stimulating puzzles and now I amuse myself with Youtube videos of uncouth extravagance. ‘Tis a sign that I am reaching full adulthood.
Apparently Minene didn’t foresee Third’s Commando+Lightweight+Marathon perks as well. She’s lucky he goes for a straight-up blade rather than the pistol/tactical knife.
If you didn’t get that, be proud of yourself. If you did get that reference, you ought to feel a slight tinge of guilt over your gamer knowledge – at which you are free to make yourself feel better by accusing me of being a scrub.
(For the record, I don’t actually play multiplayer. Feel free to extrapolate with regards to my social life if you really want to ￣3￣)
This is so good. If real life TV dramas were all about hot terrorists entering into love triangles with young impressionable police officers and knife-wielding sociopaths while participating in a game of death, I’d never have started on anime.
DAMN IT I ACTUALLY BELIEVED THAT WAS MINENE’S ACTUAL BACKSTORY.
Holy crap Minene is hot. Her outfit really resembles Advent Childen Tifa Lockhart. But we never did get to see the outline of Tifa’s nipples or Ms Lockhart’s panties. Minene more than wins this round and I am severely re-evaluating my dedication to Yuno.
Ahem. I apologize to any ladies who are offended by the crassness of the above paragraph. As a means of penance, I would like to eliminate any possible erotic stimulation by reminding everyone that Minene had just finished using the toilet in that second screencap.
(I am well aware that a certain minority find that scenario to be all the more arousing. I have no further comment on the matter.)
Tsundere Minene. My physical frame was not adequately prepared.
SHE TOTALLY LIKED THAT.
Minene, your tsundereness is beyond measure. The red blood cells doth seep forth from my nasal passages.
But behind the tsundere trappings, our dear Minene is still the crazy bitch we all know and love.
Flashbang + Amplifiers + Small confined space? Mad respect to Minene for the derivation of this inhuman equation, but mad respect to Third as well for surviving it.
Although I daresay the aftereffects lingered long after. It’s the only explanation for how such a badass was so easily defeated by Yukiteru.
Dat Minene smile.
Also I still have no idea whether any of the supposed Minene backstory is actually true. But Minene terrorising Murmur is enough to make up for it.
Akise shouldn’t really get credit for the successful con. Not when Yukiteru is this gullible.
Tsundere Obaasan… SHINKAN!
Every anime should have a cranky Obaasan.
Remember how Hanasaku’s Sui Shijima actually got past the first round of the group eliminations in SaiMoe 2011? That day was glorious.
It’s kind of weird how Yuno’s like twice the size of the Obaasan, isn’t it?
In other news, hurray for my first ever stitched Mirai Nikki screencap. I assure you that this practice is unlikely to continue.
Obviously less care was put into making Yukiteru’s outfit’s fit. Not that he would have looked any better anyway.
Wait what? Did he just say-?
THE PRODIGAL SON HAS RETURNED
HAIL YUKITERU, KING OF GONDOR, BEARER OF THE RANDOM DIARY AS FORGED BY DEUS.
Dammit Akise you’re ruining the moment.
First of all that is one deep hole.
Second I have to applaud Yuno’s physicality, which far surpasses mine. I once dug a 2m by 0.7m by 0.5m hole and I needed 5 hours and multiple water breaks. Yuno bored deep and wide enough to simulate a Minuteman missile silo. Apparently over the course of a single night.
And even if she started digging after Yukiteru discovered the bodies in episode 3, it’s probably 2 months at most since then. 2 months into talks with a construction company and you’d probably still be negotiating the vacation time for the workers.
I seriously hope that Yuno is just messing with BOTH Akise and Yukiteru.
But since Akise is the closest we have to an L Lawliet on Mirai Nikki, he’ll probably be right on the money. It does raise the question on how many times this memory falsification thing has occurred – obviously Yuno can’t be doing that every time she’s emotionally disturbed of she’ll have lost her grasp on reality ages ago (which I concede is not an inaccurate description of her current state of mind) Although I doubt anything was as drastic as having Yukiteru discover those bodies, so maybe it just happened this once.
Still, I’d like to know how it works. She was obviously digging to conceal the bodies, but then the memory modification kicked in before she could finish filling the hole up. Maybe her mind has a set definition of ‘concealment’, and once the bodies were buried under a set amount of soil the false memories took over.
It could even be an extremely simplistic idea of escapism – Yuno does seem to prefer running from potential conflicts than resolving them e.g. telling Yukiteru to not make friends, instead of helping him with his choice of friends; or wanting to kill Yukiteru’s mom instead of trying to earn her approval in the event of a bad first impression – Yuno could have decided to bring the corpses an adequate distance away from the house, and once the conditions were fulfilled the false memories took over.
But anyway, it’s nice to know they our dear Yuno is more unstable than we thought she was. And it’s nicer that Yukiteru now knows it. Yukiteru’s suffering is always a good thing.
Well it’s not like I wasn’t expecting it.
Next episode? Please have Minene and Yuno kill Kurusu together and realize their repressed Yuri feelings for each other. Then they kill Yukiteru. And finally live happily ever after – blowing up banking institutions and doing whatever Yuno does for personal amusement.
Art by pixiv artist NikO
Just look at that fanart and tell me you don’t want these two lovely ladies together. (*´Д`)ﾊｧﾊｧ