AMNESIA Episode 8: The Shadow of Death

“You’re going to be killed!”

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Impression:

Holy shit.
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!

AMNESIA Ep 8 Img 0028There’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.

AMNESIA Ep 8 Img 0020Now 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.

AMNESIA Ep 8 Img 0012I 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.

AMNESIA Ep 8 Img 0023I 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”

AMNESIA Ep 8 Img 0014Great 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.

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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.

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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6 Responses

  1. Nagisayuu says:

    OMG as someone who couldn’t have grasped without playing the whole game, I must say kudos to your observation and analytical skills. You got it 70% right…

  2. Noc says:

    Hmmn, yes, I’m not sure about them being in a relationship either…and if we’re still guessing on ways that Toma will end up being crazy then I thiiink…he seems like the kind of character…who might imprison the girl in his/her apartment “for her own safety” upon finding out that there are people out to kill her…or something to that effect =/ kind of like “I’ll protect you to even if you don’t want me to because you don’t know what’s best!”
    There were just some odd moments with him in this episode, so I can’t let my suspicions rest just yet…

    On the Ukyou side of things, it was interesting seeing her meet with the crazy version for once. Like you say, there’s definitely something special about him to be able to tell what’s going on with her. I’m pretty excited for the reveal on this one.

    And the locked diary!! I’m sure it’ll become important soon…with no key I’d just get a pair of metal cutters haha, but with her memory loss that might not occur to her, and she probably wouldn’t have the strength to use them >.<

  3. Ayano says:

    Ahhhhhhhhh, this show really knows how to have me on the edge of my seat!

  4. lilgamergal says:

    If u do some research on toms you’ll find out why he is yandere (if u wanna know tell me I dont wanna give spoilers) also ukyo again -epic smile- he may be possessed or he may~ have a duo personality~ (ash im so tempted to write down but I can’t x.x) but I love toms alot for a reason (^_^) loyalty and kindness

  5. ramblinkat says:

    WHERE DO I BEGIN?

    Okay okay, lets start with the crazy cult girls since they’re super scary in this route, its like they’re trying to kill her now? Atleast that flower pot would’ve caused a serious injury at any rate, and oh god Ukyou I wanna like you since I bet you’re actually a nice guy and all but you TERRIFIED me this time it was almost like a preview of a game over lol, I agree his voice is stupidly good haha

    And ooooooh deeeeear Toma Toma Toma. You know I was looking forward to you since you seem like such a sincere guy… But theres no way I could ignore those creepy vibes at times, I’d say he was lieing about being her boyfriend, since really if she were to ask that in the first place then surely you’d question further as to why you forgot, which leads to him knowing she’s lost her memory (I tell you, these boys are getting smarter) and sadly I wouldn’t be surprised if he locks her in the apartment to protect her and goes down the yandere route tbh since that damn cage has been referenced again and he is quite blatently over protective. Though to be fair to him, the girls are serioussly cray cray (They are atleast trying to torture mc for crying out loud, who would’nt be protective from that?) and besides the creepy moments he has been what I wanted from this route as a caring childhood friend who loves her and all that fluffy stuff, I basically ‘aww-ed’ at the childhood photo scene, it was so cute and sweet! So call me boring but I’m still hoping he doesn’t turn into a creepy yandere for those reasons, or if he does then maybe later he’ll realise what a stupid head he’s being, regrets and apologise? I can hope right lol Don’t let me down Toma!

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