I think it’s safe to say that these kids heard more than they should have. I’d be scared, too, if I were in their shoes.
Curiosity is a dangerous desire and it’s no joke that curiosity kills the cat. Tempted to know an unknown truth, these children stepped on a landmine that cannot be undone, and whether their powers can ever be used again is a different story to be told. Clearly it was no afternoon chatter with this database but that was a whole lot of information to contain. I’m not saying I’d be in snots and tears like Mamoru, but dang, I would be scared and confused as hell. This not only questions their past, the awakening of the PK and much of their civilization’s order, but it indefinitely challenges their very existence. For whom and for what have they been living? It’s a scary thought to have, and luckily (or not), they were discovered in violating a code.
It was a lot of spoken exposition, but it was backed up nicely in the following scenes to the end. The priest came off as sketchy and it sounded silly to hear that the past is considered toxic to the mind. (Of course, this is because I’m not using this world’s rules in affecting my judgment.) This isn’t comparable to some dystopian literature/ideas, but I wondered about the priest’s actions in covering up reasons to destroy the library. This furthermore brings forth the case of the vanishing children, the so-called scientific structure of this new civilization and how the PK became such a focal point in evolution.
Most importantly, the bakenezumi’s involvements stir this mystery pot. The small army of these humanoid rats fighting against a psychic power wielder is very reminiscent of past wars and terrors, and nets similar results: a dark fog of flies swarming about over the corpses that lay ruthlessly wasted. I suppose eliminating anyone who challenges the new way of the world is considered acceptable, but these bakenezumi poses more thoughtful questions. Just the thought alone is more convincing than the explanations the ‘new’ people provide, and these kids, especially Saki and Shun, are picking up on this. And by the look of things, the death feedback will be the priest’s undoing and the bakenezumi, as Saki stated, are more like allies than foes.
The preview suggests that these children are ready to fight back, even without their precious powers. It should be fun to see what new developments await in the next episode.
GO Rating: 3.5/5