Well that escalated really quickly. How’d we get here again?
Wow. This show is simultaneously terrifying and extremely annoying. Komari’s deep seated denial is just scary. She relapses so readily and often, too. Like, really? A goldfish? And no one’s addressed her aversion to memories involving death? Is mental health not a thing in Japan? (Oh wait.) There’s also Riki who I’m liking less and less. Before, it was only for little things about him, but now I have real issues with the character. Like the Messiah Complex that he just so happens to get after Kyousuke says two lines to him. And of course he succeeds because how else would it end, right? So I don’t know which impulse is stronger: to pause it because of the minor psychotic break or because of the overreaching meddling of the main character.
In either case, the layer of over-the-top acting just aggravates both. Like, does Riki really need to not have an umbrella at Takuya’s grave? It was raining before he left to visit it, surely he could’ve, you know, gotten an umbrella. And it takes him an all-nighter to paint two pages? And could the other members not have helped more directly? I appreciate the message, but why didn’t you just help him draw or something? Okay, that might have been a little facetious, but it just illustrates a bigger problem in this show. There’s so many unnecessary scenes or decisions J.C. made to elevate the tension, when literally none of it is needed. Unless Key wrote it in originally, in which case, I’m not impressed.
All that said, the ending was alright. Who can say a feel-good ending is completely horrible? And with a decent moral to boot. The pay-off just didn’t feel great because the build-up made it worse.
GO Rating: 1.5/5