I know that I have been saying this a lot lately, but this series is finally giving us something that resembles a murder game. It has taken a while, but things are getting interesting. I am not the kind of person that loves gore, but I expected it from this kind of series. Well, things got pretty intense this time around, so let’s get to it.
So, there are rumors that Kiri’s ancestor was not the murderer that the stories portray. Although historians agree that a man named Grayland did exist, they believe that it is impossible for one man to kill two hundred people with a pair of scissors. The numbers alone are staggering and one pair of scissors would get quite dull cutting through human flesh. Honestly, people need to realize that murdering two hundred people isn’t the craziest idea in the world. I am not saying that such a number isn’t large in this context, but mass murder happens a lot. In some people, the choice to not kill is much more difficult than the one to pull the trigger. Well, it turns out that the stories were true and Kiri’s true power lies in a berserk state. Channeling the blood lust of your past self can be quite useful.
Before you start freaking out, Emily didn’t actually lose her arm. This was meant to emphasize the fact that Kiri’s weapon has the ability of pain augmentation. Even the normal cut on Emily’s arm felt like she was being dismembered. That is quite the crazy ability because pain can be crippling. This ability only sprang up when Kiri passed out and gained power from Grayland. Emily was kicking his ass before this, but you can’t count out the protagonist. The once strong-willed Emily was reduced to a groveling mess because of her fight with Kiri. Imagine being covered with wounds that hurt so badly, you feel like you just lost a limb. You are effectively destroying your opponent without doing much work at all. I guess you could say that this episode was one big fight scene.
Current Opinion of the Show:
Where the hell was this in the beginning of the series? If we got big fight scenes, a murderer’s blood lust, and plot lines like Iwai’s father being a part of Gossip early on, then I might have actually enjoyed watching this series. The stupid thing is the fact that I am actually pretty interested in what’s going on right now, but I don’t know if I can say that it was worth it. We still have one more episode coming up, but we don’t know how much we are going to get out of that. The story will obviously not end next week.
Although I don’t think that Emily was a creepy character, it is usually the children in horror movies that are the scariest. I don’t know what it is about kids that want to kill you that freaks people out, but it is pretty universally accepted that it is scary as hell. That is why I will never question a child’s understanding of death in an anime, movie, or anything else. Kiri may have actually been correct in this case, but I just freaked myself out by talking about this stuff. I found it pretty cool how Kiri’s berserk mode was able to easily take care of Emily. Although, a few things have been left up in the air. Can Kiri use pain augmentation without becoming a beast? Will Grayland regularly show up in his dreams now? Will the cuts on Kiri’s body continue to bleed? Why did they wait so damn long to give us an actual murder game? That last one is me being a broken record. I guess I am looking forward to the season finale, but this series continues to irritate me.