AMNESIA Episode 8: The Shadow of Death
“You’re going to be killed!”
I was holding my breath throughout the entire episode because I was terrified for the Heroine. The tension level was off the charts. I realized that the threat of the fangirls is on this route as well the moment the Heroine had found that she marked her calendar to meet Ikki in the back alley (behind the cafe). Just, wow. Those girls are insane. They just chopped off a chunk of her hair!
There’s also a possibility of foreshadowing warning. Since the beginning of the show it has always been in the back of my mind about the time limit and how much time remains. While Orion had never straight out mentioned anything about it (except for pointing out that the Heroine must interact with others), I wouldn’t be surprised if there is one. When the Heroine had passed out (apparently due to the heat) and slept an entire day, it felt like a sign that time was running out. The second possible warning/sign was when, Insane!Ukyou (not Sweet!Ukyou this time) pointed out that the Heroine is going to be killed soon/her life is almost over. It’s hard to say whether he is supposed to be the culprit (he did a good job scaring me, his insane laughter gives me the chills!) the time lime limit or it’s the crazy bitches. I’m leaning more towards the later because they already attempted to drop a flower pot on her head.
Of course being killed and dying can be considered two different kinds of deaths due to the circumstances triggering it. And as far as I’m concerned, the Heroine needs to jump into another route as soon as possible because this, hands down is the most dangerous route she has been on yet. Ironically, it isn’t Toma being the dangerous one like some of us had thought it would be. Of course we haven’t seen THAT scene yet. I don’t anything about THAT particular event at all except seeing the CG. I would be pleased to see if Toma turned out to be the opposite of what a lot of us (new audience) had expected, it would definitely be a nice twist. And considering the current circumstances I am starting to lean towards the theory that perhaps, if he isn’t the yandere like I had thought he was going to be (I am still trying to remember WHY I ever thought of that…. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I have actually ever read anything about his route at all. It’s only the CG images I have been seeing everywhere) but is uhh, how do I word it… overprotective/possessive??? Can’t say for sure yet until it actually happens, so until then I won’t elaborate.
Now lets talk about Toma.
Well like I just said, I was pleasantly surprised by how things turned out because rather than being the dangerous one like I had thought he’d be, so far he has been playing the white knight doing everything in his power to protect his princess. It’s very vague whether he had realized that the Heroine has an amnesia, but I think he does. I mean like Shin, he has known her since childhood.
I wanted to point out, it felt very vague when Toma had acknowledged the Heroine mentioning that they must be in a relationship. While he has been there for her and everything…. Is it just me or it doesn’t feel like they are in a relationship and that he’s just playing along? I don’t know. It feels like something is off. Like, the other routes were pretty clear about her being in a relationship. Right now I see Toma acting out, not as a boyfriend but best friend who is genuinely concerned about the Heroine’s safety.
I actually had to rewind some scenes because it happened so fast and I wanted to make sure I caught it right. Toma had replaced the Heroine’s cellphone claiming her old one broke so that she wouldn’t receive those texts from the fangirls and so he can keep track of them, as well as have been trying clean her mailbox before she sees the mess in it. But it also worries me that this is part of neglecting the mission she has been assigned to do back on Ikki’s route. I don’t know whether the Heroine is part of the Cult (yeah I’m going to call it that now because it’s so messed up) for Ikki on this route, but I have my doubts. Those cray cray bitches are probably just targeting her because they are jealous of her as usual. Oh that’s right, before I forget: Ikki mentioned to her about a report.
“Did you plan for the first go well?”
“Give me the detailed report in the back alley again”
Great another mystery. Well I’m not particularly concerned about them not explaining it. By far they have given us answers to all the clues we have been getting since the beginning. But this one is a tough one. Either Ikki is referring to the date: August 1st or something else entirely. I am going to go with the speculation that the Heroine must have confronted Ikki for advice or something for August 1st (of course whatever was planned probably never ended up happening). But then again, as it has been pointed out on the calendar, the Heroine has a schedule of giving detailed reports to Ikki. Oh my god I swear I am going to scream (not in frustration, but in shock and horror) if the Heroine and Ikki made up some plot where she joins the Cult to get reports so that they can find a way to disband it???? Okay now my speculations on this are just running into the ditch. I will stop here.
Last but not least, the Locked Diary.
This should be a crucial piece of the puzzle because as long as she had frequently written in it before August 1st, her records should still be in place. This should help her place a handful or even the remaining pieces of the puzzle. However there is one thing to be concerned about: Are the contents within the diary the same in every route? What will be different? What will be the one or few things that hasn’t changed (ex: Employed at Meido Cafe) on any of the routes?
Of course before she can even check it out, she needs to either find the key or pick the lock.
Surely there must be someone who would know how to do it (I hope).
Before I wrap up this entry, there is one more speculation I wanted to make. I can’t remember whether I mentioned it in any of my previous posts, but I think there is a possibility that Ukyou is possessed. Either that or he isn’t human because:
1) He knows about the circumstances the Heroine is in and that time is running out
2) He is always shows up briefly within the routes and vanish the next second without a trace
3) If he is in fact possessed, then he may have possibly experienced a similar case of sharing a soul has dual souls or whatever with another much like the case with Orion except with different consequences.