Otonashi goes after Yui and engages in various activities to help her move on.
Well looks like Hinata has been lured into this group. It seemed odd how he just seemed to join without much conversation behind it. Maybe they talked during that time playing baseball. If Otonashi’s turning on the SSS will hurt Yuri, I can only imagine what Hinata’s will cause. Really one comfort from this episode was the number of times Yui tried to use the German Suplex on him. If Otonashi had to tell this many lies to get one member to vanish it’s going to be a long job for him. It was kind of an odd moment with the planning over whom to go after. Really is like picking off the weak link in a pack. No way is he going to try for hard ones like Yuri at the start. Suppose it might also be a case of building up confidence before taking on the really challenging ones.
It was nice to get into Yui’s character a little bit. There was nothing too extreme other than watching her attempts at various sports. Would have thought she would have a laundry list of things she would want to do. In the end it was something simple that she wanted. I wouldn’t know the difficulties of being paralyzed to that degree, but I can imagine it would be tough to just get around to interact with others much less build up a relationship. The end was nice for her even though it’s hard to say what she is heading out into. Plus wish they had made more moments with her and Hinata to just make that scene work better.
It looks like the band is again without a lead. I really wish Otonashi would consider the problems he is making by taking away band members. Without a vocalist it’s going to be tough to pull off any distraction operations. Though I suppose with Otonashi telling Kanade everything they were pretty hopeless to begin with.
As always the series continues to amaze me. Even though Otonashi is still on his mission it seems another threat has appeared. I feel for Yuri since it seems like her job never ends. Right after dealing with that huge battle against the clones she now has this mysterious problem. Hopefully in dealing with this we will get more insight into just what this world is about. Theories can bounce around, but we really won’t know anything for certain until they reveal the truth.
Virtual Reality – This episode seemed to give a boost to the artificial world theory. I mean Hinata talked about the real world and that it didnâ€™t matter what kind of condition her body is in. That’s the kind of thing you’d bring up if there was a body to return to. I mean if they are dead than whatever state her body was in it shouldn’t really matter. Yui seems to fall into the category of character’s that have a vague death. I mean we really didn’t get any answer as to why she died. It could have been possible health complications, but nothing was said for certain. If she is in a coma then waking up would almost be hell. Going from having so much fun to being paralyzed would be horrific.
Purgatory â€“ I don’t think the afterlife theory gained much out of this episode. It’s possible that Hinata and Yui were talking about meeting after reincarnation or something. But considering they really don’t know what is going to happen after someone vanishes it seems odd. Besides there wouldnâ€™t be any reason to talk about medical conditions if it was reincarnation. That scene was odd in a few ways. I swear the series goes back and forth so often that I can’t figure out just what is the truth.