Takumi gets closer to Rimi and the situation in the town begins to escalate.
Well another fun episode. This really had a lot of Rimi in it which isnâ€™t a bad thing if you like her character. Iâ€™m hoping she doesnâ€™t turn out that bad or anything, but itâ€™s almost guaranteed there is going to be something bizarre connected to her. That murder scene at the start doesnâ€™t really count since it could have been all delusion. But you can look back at what happened with Yua and remember that things arenâ€™t what they seem. Right now Takumi is putting a lot of hope in Rimi and needs her to be on his side. Guy is in danger of falling apart at any moment it seems. Still its quite a bit of progression from early on when he was running away at the sight of Rimi. Now heâ€™s spending plenty of time with her. Though it doesnâ€™t appear she thinks any of the strange stuff Takumi is talking about is anything more than his delusions. Or she does know and is trying to protect him by putting that stuff out of his mind. On a lighter note I have to give Takumiâ€™s delusions credit. The Rimi he imaged during that scene in his place was something.
Anyways the murders are starting to get more light put on them. We got to see the first incident last episode and more details got revealed in this one. The cross murder victim is revealed to be a Professor Oota who knew quite a bit about the G-Errate. Now he could have just gone to investigate part of the city that he knew had a high level of this and just got killed. But another option is that someone killed him before he could talk about it anymore. That option has some legs with the day before the murder the show he was supposed to be put on was changed. Now whoever was behind that could definitely have a part to play in the Professor getting murdered.
He isnâ€™t the only professional that got killed off either. Dr. Takashina apparently has died also which helped to send Takumi into a bad state. In comparison to the Professor this death is pretty creepy to think about. Now if we trust Takumiâ€™s chat buddy Grim the cause of death was linked to emaciation or pretty much starving to death. But the brain being removed is just a nice creepy factor to add to the crime. Now I still think its possible he starved to death and then the brain was removed unless they found evidence to prove otherwise. Now Iâ€™m no biologist, but hard to believe the vital organs would function for a week without the brain there. They need to be told what to do after all for the body to work. Even people brain dead in hospitals need to be hooked up to machines to keep the body going. You unhook them and they donâ€™t die of starvation. I think Grim is just jumping the gun a bit there. But still the image he puts out of a guy having his brain removed while he is alive and dying like that is a bit disturbing. Now the death could be connected to Takumi or to something the doctor was involved in.
Big thing that connects to that suspicion is NOZOMI. Its not the first time that has come into this series. In the flashback during episode 3 we saw a man with that badge on nearby when Takumi was brought into the hospital. Now yet again that name has come up on a machine that Sena destroyed. That scene in itself was pretty strange with some questions attached. What was up with that guy using the machine on the group of people? Just what was he trying to accomplish by doing that? Also have to wonder who was this Hatano that Sena was asking about? Other than questions that have no answers, the interesting thing was her Di-Sword. Unlike all the times before it emerged into reality and everyone could see it. Crowd running away in a panic was pretty fun to watch. Only for a bit but we did get to see Sena in action and using her sword to destroy the machine.
Anyways at least Takumi is trying to figure things out. Wonder if he could have brought a Di-Sword out if Rimi hadnâ€™t stopped him? That was one of a few cases of her maybe knowing more than she is letting on. Be funny if that stupid sword could be turned into something useful. I hope the Shogun is responsible for everything since if he isnâ€™t Takumi is unnecessarily bashing the poor guy. Since Takumi said the only possible meaning behind his message as being a threat. Honestly I felt the Shogun was trying to warn him about something terrible that could happen if Takumi doesnâ€™t start facing things. But thatâ€™s all about perspective I suppose. The end of the episode was pretty crazy with the phone call. It would seem that Takumi refusing to answer it caused an effect that was hurting everyone in the city. Thus the whole running away could cause people to die thing coming into play a bit. Also everyone was seeing what we would call a delusion if it was just Takumi in the area. Canâ€™t wait to see next week and find out more about what is going on.