It all started where episode 2 ended in this episode and I liked that it added a bit more context to a scene we’d viewed already. I enjoyed the episode but I felt as though it was lacking in a few areas. Firstly, why was Nono not inside a hospital? With the injury she received, or appeared to receive, I can’t get my head around why she was at home rather than in a hospital. In fact, from what I could tell, she’d never set a foot inside a hospital. The police didn’t even interview her straight away. The whole thing is just a bit weird.
The other thing that I’m failing to grasp is her insistence that Takuru give up on investigating the cases. It’s as if she knows something more than she lets on and the flicker of images that accompanied this scene appeared to support this, but I couldn’t make out exactly what went on. I’m unsure whether there was something in the prologue episode that related to her as well and I’ve managed to miss it or if it’s something else entirely. Either way, that confusion just lead me to a case of “what on earth” by time the episode finished.
I’m still enjoying the series enough to carry on watching, but I definitely didn’t find this one half as exciting as the second. I did like the way the background of Mio Kunosato was introduced, she’s mysterious still but we know as much about her as Takuru and his friends do, though Hinae seems to still know a lot more about what’s going on than she’ll tell. I also found Serika’s overhearing quite convenient but hopefully it’ll become more a plot point and less a “let’s write this in”.
Shibuya, 2015. In a city recovering from the “Shibuya Earthquake” which devastated it six years ago, Takuru Miyashiro, a student at the newly built private high school “Hekiho Academy” investigates a series of serial killings known as “The Return of the New Generation Madness” as part of his work for the school’s newspaper club…
After Kurusu is stabbed, the newspaper club is placed on hiatus. But Watabe, an important reporter with Niconiya News, wants to interview them about the things they’ve noticed with the sumo stickers and the hotel murder. Watabe’s visit to the school, however, takes an unexpected and terrifying turn…