Kotoura-san Episode 10: Personal Investigation
*BREATHES* Smokes. The last three minutes were nerve-wracking to watch, I was holding my breath and freaked a bit when the attacker went to land a blow on Mifune.
As terrifying as it is for her, Kotoura really took the stand this episode. I am glad that Mifune wasn’t pushing her to do it, although I wonder if she would have if Kotoura hadn’t agreed right off the bat since she wanted to help. Even after Moritani was proven innocent, Kotoura was the one suggesting that they continue their investigation of tracking down the criminal. I am glad that Manabe was upset and angry over the idea of Kotoura hunting down the criminal. He knows it’s dangerous, he doesn’t want to see her in the state when she had seen the culprit’s thoughts again. I was surprised that they actually lasted an entire episode of not talking to each other and Manabe staying away from her, but I am glad they managed to do that.
Kotoura was also very open about her Psychic Ability today. She courageously told the head detective and proved that she can read minds. However she was brushed aside by him since he knows that even if she knew, they need solid evidence since they can’t just tell the public, “We found the criminal thanks to a psychic being able to read minds.” or something along the lines. And on top of that, as he said so himself: There’s the honor/pride of the police force too. following that we learned that they had feign ignorance when Mifune’s mother was declared as a fraud.
So what happened with Moritani’s case is that she felt responsible because it was her friend who started the rumors. They got into an argument and Moritani was trying to find her after school and she eventually found her unconscious in the alley. The police found her there and thought she was the culprit and arrested her for the time being until another attack occurred and cleared her name.
I wasn’t entirely surprised to see that Mifune offered herself to be the bait for luring out the attacker. She is willing to put herself at risk while Kotoura listens for their target and location. I just hope that Mifune managed to dodge the hit, because it would be terrible to see her get hurt- even more so since I know that Kotoura would blame herself even more of not being able to warn her on time. If Mifune does get hit and all that happens, I can see Kotoura doing this on her own- no matter how risky it may be and Manabe will probably be told this and goes after her.
As for the culprit, it’s a male voice (creepy at that), he knows of Mifune and that she is the president of the club, but . At this point there’s a possibility that he may even be a student or a staff member from their school, otherwise how else would he know so much about her. When he mentioned: “She really did come” < implies that he either knew that they were doing their own investigation (it could be based off observations of them going around town too since Mifune pointed out that the culprit observes and then chooses their target) or he knows who Mifune is and her family background.
Last but not least, we finally got a solid answer on where Muroto stands in this whole thing. He doesn’t agree or disagree with Mifune’s decisions and actions and is only part of the ESP Club because he wants to be. He didn’t like the idea of Mifune offering herself to be the bait, but he didn’t say anything because he knew that she wouldn’t listen to him anyways. Might as well stick by her side and watch her back than have her go off doing her own thing right?