Chaos;Head 8,9,10: The plot is always thinnest before the thick parts… or something
TAAN: I’m trying something new here. Since I’ll be at my house until January, I’ll have to put up with crappy internet for a while. This means that I’m going to be adopting Minnie’s reviewing style, which is reviewing as I watch the episode for the first time. This’ll be… strange, I think. The thing is I’ve already watched 8 and 9, but not 10, so we should be able to compare the difference. Also, all episode names are self titled because I like it like that, and because the way the titles are presented and the titles themselves remind me of .hack.
Oh, and a little more about my life, just so I can create good excuses for not reviewing fast. My brother’s friend, who happens to be my friend too, comes over to our house every day, because he’s also home for winter break (he’s from Rochester University). This means I won’t have time usually between noon and dinner to do anything because we’re always doing a whole bunch of stuff. After that, I just got Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Disgaia DS, and Resident Evil 4 for the Wii, downloaded Super Metroid for my Wii, and some other stuff, and I also have too many shows recorded on my DVR (because I’ve been away for several months and no one knows how to delete shows or something), that it’s absolutely full. Also, my parents hate me staying up late. All this means the time I have to watch and review anime is minimal.
Episode 8: Δ Sleepy Passed Over Nothingness
This episode, I thought was really bad. It’s so bad, I’ll just give you a screenshot and a quick summary to show how bad it is.
So basically in this episode, The detective guy looking into the NewGen cases sees Sena doing some crazy HAXXZORZ while his assistant is off being suspicious, Rimi reports to Shogun in an empty hospital-ish room, and Sena, Takumi, and Kozue go on a completely ineffectual raid of Nozomi HQ. Then everyone (including Rimi) return to school and become a little ball of happiness. Also, someone who is heavily implied to be Takumi’s sister Nanami is held captive in Noroze’s room. It’s also revealed that Sena is afraid of cute dogs and her mother was volunteered by her father for Gigalomaniax testing (she was made to see the dried up corpse of a baby as her second daughter, or maybe they killed her second daughter when she was still an infant and made her think her corpse was still alive.), and that Kozue was tortured by mirrors before.
Actually, I want to go into the raid a bit more, because it takes up most of the episode. First the three sneak in by making others believe they’re company execs. Then, they go down into the basement (because evil super weapons are always down there) and fall into a trap after finding a large machine (because large machines are always the evil device you’re looking for). Before they can destroy it, Noroze Genichi (The Nozomi President and a gigalomaniax) shows up and kicks their asses. Suddenly, deus ex machina happens as Ayase shows up and saves everyone, but then faints. They start relaxing, but suddenly Kozue and Sena start attacking each other because they both think the other is Noroze. While they’re distracted, the real Norose tries to capture Takumi (who’s been cowering in fear the entire fight), but there’s more deus ex machina as he somehow dispels Norose’s delusion and Sena saves him. Kozue slices Noroze and Noah II, but it turns out the machine was a prototype and Noroze was a delusion. Then they all leave because they got sad. The end. The fighting wasn’t even that good.
Episode 9: Θ Hidden Agonizing Remnant
This episode starts off with Yua meeting with the detective of the NG cases. Apparently she was the twin of one of the victims of the first NG, Mia. She reveals to the detective all the data and beliefs she had about Takumi, and that Sena is the name of the girl who he saw spawn a sword out of nothing. While the interview takes place, however, the 6th NG also occurs, where three guys were “reassembled” and scarred with “D”, “Q”, and “N”. Takumi sees the article, and as it turns out, the three were the ones bullying him from two episodes ago. This being an obvious sign by Shogun disturbs him enough that not even Rimi can cheer him up. Actually, not even Seira can cheer him up. The detective received his info from his spiky blond haired subordinate who becomes even more suspicious.
Meanwhile, Ayase is back in a hospital being treated for her suicide attempt. She doesn’t afraid of the hospital staff, though, because she had an even worse experience before. Takumi is still in his box, depressed, watching Blood Tune ( the fake anime Seira’s from. Her catch phrase is “you asshole” apparently). He can’t keep his mind off the NG events, though, and decides to take a look at the time he first wrote “Whose eyes are those,” which was in primary school. Luckily, he still has all his old work from back then and finds the essay he first wrote the phrase on. The essay was about some weird dream in which he met his future time-traveling self who wasn’t really him, but someone else, but he was confused and now so are you. Takumi can’t make sense of it either and folds it to put it away, when he notices some scribbles on the back. What is on the back, though, is incredibly strange. It’s the formula (fun^10 x int^40 = Ir2) Shogun showed him the first time he chatted… no way, is Shogun really his future self telling him to awaken for some reason? That would make a lot of sense, as he had the picture files beforehand and his essay on his dream mentions something like it. He is a gigalomaniax, so maybe that dream was more than just that? Also, he seems to know Takumi a little too well…
Enough of my hypothesising. You don’t get to see the rest of the scribbles just yet, but basically it looks like a spherical machine with an eye that has lines connecting it to people, tanks, and other stuff drawn around it. He also receives a phone call from Nanami with her only being able to say brother before she’s cut off. Takumi just thinks this is a prank call and moves on. Now back to Yua’s interview. Before they finish, she decides to add that she saw Ayase split in two as well as Sena create a sword. At this point, the host of the interview, the boss of a research agency of sorts and collaborator with the detective, notices the Gero Kaeru frogs Yua has and asks her to get one for her. She says that she will, but the lines get really long on Fridays when a new design shows up. The detective notices that the GE fields (something he was researching related to his case) increase on friday, too.
Back to Takumi, he and his friends Daisuke and Rimi decide to visit Ayase in her hospital room. Once there, though, they realize that none of them actually know where her room is. Rimi stays behind with the excuse to go to the bathroom, but doesn’t. Takumi and Daisuke find it by asking, but when they arrive, the bed is empty. Both are afraid that Ayase wandered off somewhere and that Rimi got lost because she wouldn’t ask for directions, so they split up to find the two. Takumi decides to take the upper floors while Daisuke takes the lower ones. Once Takumi reaches the highest floor, though, he notices that everything has a strange aura and that the entire floor looks bleached. He wanders around confused and scared until he finds a corridor that ends in darkness. He’s so shocked that he runs away after seeing what looks like his shadow on the wall, feeling that Shogun was there peering into his mind. He runs past a room in which Ayase’s green haired nurse sits chanting “Let there be salvation by faith” over and over again and goes down stairs.
At the same time, Sena and Kozue decide to visit Takumi’s box, where they discover that he is really weird. Sena also finds the piece of paper that Takumi first wrote “Whose eyes are those” on and finds the equation on the back. She seems to know exactly what it means, because she crushes the paper angrily.
At the hospital, Takumi manages to run into Daisuke after getting away from the white floor. Daisuke points outside where Takumi sees Rimi and Ayase arguing. Ayase slaps Rimi and leaves, leading Takumi and Daisuke to wonder what happened between the two. They leave the window and eventually run into Ayase. Daisuke immediately tries to hit on her, and once they get back to her room, he begins talking about a novel he saw under her pillow (as if he was coincidentally a fan, too), but she starts saying a whole bunch of gibberish about the seven Dark Knights of Gladiel and Takumi being one, and scares Daisuke off her trail. He shows his pity for Takumi and leaves the two of them alone. After he leaves, Ayase tells Takumi that once he’s able to overcome his current torment, which is divine punishment, he will be able to summon his Di-Sword. She says that the also overcame torment in the form of Chinese water torture, and from that was able to summon her sword. She then explains some more about the knights and that all seven are in Shibuya already. After their visit is done, Takumi and Daisuke meet Rimi outside who says that she got lost the entire day. Daisuke leaves dejectedly because he can’t comprehend what Ayase says and Takumi gets another call from Nanami where she sounds scared and confused. She’s cut off again, though. At the same time, the detective and Yua go to the Gero Kaeru specialty shop Kaeruya to buy one for the investigator. Not much happens except that they find out that the name of the supplier is Shinko Limited.
That evening, Takumi returns to his box with Rimi, but after thinking a bit, decides to go to his real home and check on Nanami because of the phone calls. Before he can, though Sena appears, standing on top of his box, ready to kill him. She demands to know if he was the one who wrote the equation, to which he answers yes. After that, she tries to kill him. Rimi steps in front of him and blocks Sena’s path to defend him. It doesn’t matter to Sena, though, because she attacks Rimi, too. Rimi pulls out her Di-Sword and defends and tells them not to corner Takumi or bad things will happen. Sena still hates him for the Ir2 equation, but Rimi counters saying that if Takumi awakens, even worse things will happen. Sena Jumps back and goes for another attack, but this time she un-real boots her sword so it passes right through Rimi and hers. She steps up to Takumi and is about to stab her, but hears a voice calling her. It turns out it belongs to her dad, who she hates more enough to change targets. Her dad tells her that he couldn’t do anything but sacrifice her mom, and that she yielded good results. Sena stabs him, but he doesn’t die and instead hugs her, repeating her name calmly. Sena is completely unable to act, until Rimi tells her that its a delusion she wanted. With the delusion dispelled, she finds herself half over the railing of the building they’re on. Rimi saves her from falling, though, and comforts her, apologising for making her so emotionally stressed. No one else seemed to see Sena’s delusion though, since Takumi notes only that Rimi did something. Kozue, who’s been hiding on top of Takumi’s box, tells Rimi that if she’s going to continue and kill Sena, she would kill her first. Rimi replies that it’s over as long as they don’t bother Takumi, but Kozue says that it’s impossible because they’re friends. Sena, still mad, tells Takumi that the stuff that happened to her family and the NG cases are all a direct result of that equation. Takumi has no idea what’s going on, but apparently the world “branched off” as soon as he created that equation.
Coincidentally, the heads of the Nozomi Group are needlessly explaining the equation to each other, just so that we can get a little more information. Aren’t they nice. Anyways, it seems that they were able to get a hold of Takumi’s scribble before and got the equation then. Also, it grants god-like powers to Noah II, as long as they can give it “code samples” from Gigalomaniax, and by code samples, they mean DNA. Several episodes ago, they said they needed at least 5 samples but only had 3. Now they have 5, but are aiming for more, because more would make Noah II function better and give it greater capabilities. Norose, the one in the center, then reveals his intentions to get Takumi’s code. To the other two, it doesn’t matter as long as NoahII can operate in full power anyways. To prove his point, Norose declairs that he will conduct the “third melt,” and cause an earthquake with a magnitude of around 8. Then NoahII will be complete and they will become Zohar… I mean control the possibilities of the world. They end by saying that Ir2 enables the possibility of the “Silent Weapon.”
Somehow, Sena is explaining the exact same things to Takumi and continues explaining about the Silent Weapon, only this time with dramatic screen splitting. Apparently, the silent weapon will make everyone able to use the abilities of the Gigalomaniax, starting with Norose and his colleagues. Takumi doesn’t even remember writing the equation, though he remembers writing “Whose eyes are those.” Kozue tells him that the important part is that the “whose eyes” line was his, and that she met someone before Sena who taught her about the Di-Sword, and said something similar about the “whose eyes” thing. Sena seems to believe that this person is her father and decides that this is her chance to kill him.
Later, on a train ride back to Takumi’s home, he and Rimi examine their relationship because Takumi can’t exactly trust her for secretly being a gigalomaniax among other things. Even so, he thanks her for protecting him when Sena attacked. After they get off the train and start walking, Rimi asks Takumi if he really wants to return, and that he wouldn’t be able to “be normal” after visiting, which she doesn’t want. She tries to convince him to turn back, but he persists. What he finds, though, is not his house. In fact, he finds nothing where his house should be. Rimi only says in reply:
Following that ominous note, Shogun is seen wheeling himself through the halls of the hospital unsuspected, or more likely, invisible. He passes the green haired nurse and turns the corner and goes straight into the area covered by darkness, only the corridor extends and reveals a door into a room lit by the sunset like the one he talked to Rimi in. Then, hanging on the wall outside the door is a plaque that reads “Nishijou Takumi.”
…Wait, this just proves my time traveling theory right, doesn’t it?
Episode 10: Ω Collapsed Hopeless New Truth
Wow, this episode starts off with a bang. Continuing from where the last one lets off, Rimi reveals that all of Takumi’s memories are fabricated and that’s why his house isn’t there. Takumi takes this as a sign that Rimi is one of his enemies, lying to him for some reason. Based on this, he accuses her of the staking. Rimi replies that the staking was in fact a synchro summon with four high levels… I mean the synchronization of at least four powerful delusions of different people. The first three are Takumi and her and the NG perp, but before she can say the last one, Takumi cuts her off screaming that he’s in a delusion now, like normal, and refuses to believe her. Rimi exclaims that he shouldn’t have any more delusions, or she’ll be forced to erase him (Starting to sound a little like TWEWY now). he fact that she threatened to kill him makes him believe more than before that she was the Staker and asks just what is he if not useless/nothing. Rimi solemnly replies that he is a human created from a Gigalomaniax’s delusions about one year ago. A perfect example of Last Thursday-ism, in other words. As for who created him: Nishijou Takumi. The real one.
Rimi tells Takumi, the delusionary one (Real Takumi will be R-Takumi from now on), that she didn’t want him to learn the truth, but it would be better for him to now that they’ve come so far. Takumi questions if his family is a lie, too, and if Rimi is really on his side. Rimi admits that she hid a lot from him and apologises, but Takumi still refuses to believe her. Rimi just half hugs him and tells him that she needs to go save Nanami and leaves, leaving Takumi confused about both Rimi’s friendliness and Nanami’s existence. Actually, before she goes, she tells him that she won’t be able to protect him and that he shouldn’t have any more delusions because they’re too powerful and slowly kill R-Takumi.
The scene then switches to the investigator’s office (Credit Research Freesia) at night. Yua just delivered the latest Gero Kaero frog (Teary Gero Kaero) to Momose (the investigator), who names it Mr. Teary and kisses it (Yua goes WTF?) The detective (Ban) gets them back on topic by asking her about her digging on Shinkou Limited, which she found to be actually a part of Nozomi (and that NOZOMI is a bacronym for Noah OrganiZation Of Medical Instruments) and was taken over five years ago. Apparently, since then, all their products were hugely successful. In my opinion, they are more likely to be a test case of the Noah system, which would explain why such a “bad character design” as Takumi put it would be so successful. Apparently the only thing they changed was that they started selling only on weekends. Coincidentally, the GE-Rates have also been rising during the weekends for the past five years. Iwazara, the victim of the Staking and a GE-Rate researcher, would have also concluded that they were related, apparently. To top all that, Momose reveals that in researching Shinkou’s founding, she found something big and mentions the name Inohana Kouzou, the leader of the political party Meiwa. Apparently, the Meiwa party was trying to repress information about GE-Rates around the time of the earthquake (the Second Melt) and the NG murders.
Suddenly, Ban gets a call from a public telephone. At first, he only hears heavy breathing, but soon, he hears the voice of his spiky blond haired junior (Suwa), telling him that he messed up and that he’s at the AH Tokyo General Hospital and hangs up. Ban doesn’t know what to suspect, but he tells both Yua and Momose to hide somewhere safe and runs out. Then, we get a mysterious scene of the shadows of two people kissing or something in the general hospital near a phone. It turns out the shadows belong to Suwa and the green haired nurse, and Suwa leaves for the rooftop. The plot thickens…
Back to Takumi, who’s walking dejectedly down some streets at night. To find out if he really is a delusion or not, he calls his friend Daisuke Misumi, and is relieved when he talks to him like normal. However, he goes on to say that some other classmate asked him why they became close friends so recently. At this, Takumi is shocked and can only prepare for worse news. As it turns out, Daisuke only knew him through Rimi and doesn’t remember the exact details of their meeting. He then asks him when they became friends, but Takumi can’t take any more and hangs up, thinking that no one can really prove his existance. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Rimi is talking on the phone to someone, also. She ends her call by saying that she’ll settle everything for him, and by him she means Takumi, as in R-Takumi.
At this time, Ban enters the hospital, finding it empty. As he walks past a corridor, the green haired nurse calls out to him and says that a suspicious man just went to the roof and points the way. As soon as he’s gone, she turns around and looks at a computer. On the monitor is a chatting screen for the MMO En-Su (Empire Sweeper, Taku’s favorite) with Takumi (as Knight Hart) desperately asking for Shogun to kill him and save him. Yua approaches the hospital, too, thinking that Ban’s target is the one who killed her sister (Mia). Before she can enter, she meets the last person she expected: Mia. Yua is completely at a loss, thinking she’s seeing a ghost, but Mia enters the hospital while she’s still shocked, making her believe that she’s real.
Back at Takumi’s box, on his monitor is the same chat window from before, only this time it consists of his spamming of “kill me,” which he often mistyped in his despair. Apparently he’s looking for Grim, his online friend. I don’t know if he thinks Grim is there and will help, or that Shogun will respond or something.
Instead, we get a shot of someone (with green hair? Most possibly the green haired nurse) muttering “Salvation of the Divine Light” and typing something. Right after, Grim responds to Takumi telling him that there’s a festival beginning in an hour at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. Takumi takes this response as if Grim cares nothing at all about him and turns off his monitor and yells for someone to kill him or come help him. Just as he says this, there’s a knock on his door, which turns out to be his sister Nanami. Nanami is absurdly cheerful compared to her on the phone which makes Takumi suspect her of being a delusion. Under this assumption, he sits down and tells her to shut up, calling her his “delusive sister” and picking up the Seira figurine that’s always on his desk. Nanami just sees him as not feeling well and asks him if he wants to eat. Takumi instead asks her if she can kill him. Nanami just stares wide-eyed.
Back to Yua, who’s in the hospital. She seems to stumble upon Shogun’s hidden room, but before she does anything, she hears the laughter of her sister. She follows Mia’s voice to a flight of stairs where they stand facing each other. Yua starts off by asking if who she’s facing is really Mia. Her sister responds cryptically asking if she believes that they are who she believes they are.
Ok, things get confusing from here. She continues by asking what if the opposite was true and that she (Yua) is Mia and Yua died and Mia was the one who killed her… or something. Mia? explains that Yua? hated her sister for being more loved by their parents and asked online for someone to kill her. Then, to make it look like a suicide, four other innocent people were dragged in and jumped off a roof. Mia? asks Yua? to prove that she is in fact Yua?, but she says that she can prove it herself, which Mia? says is impossible. Yua? then asks Mia? if she (Mia?) can prove that she (Yua?) is Mia, to which Mia? responds that she (Yua?) should have researched all she (???) needed to prove it, as in DID (Dissociative Personality Disorder), sleepwalking, memory forging, and delusions. Yua? just becomes incredibly confused, which is when Mia? just tells her that she (Yua?) will meet the same fate as her (Mia?) and walks off. Yua? looks up, but her eyes become glossed over. Commercial time (not that I’m watching with commercials).
The show returns with both sisters standing right by the edge of the roof, past even the wire fence surrounding it, which was cut open. They’re both muttering the same thing about being the same person initially, and returning to the same person. At the same time, Ban gets to the roof of a different part of the hospital, completely separate from the one the sisters are on. He looks around and finds Suwa and asks if he’s fine. Suwa says yes and shoots Ban in the stomach. He then goes on asking to be congratulated by his superior for his first gunshot wearing his annoyingly cock Gilgamesh face. He explains that Ban was simply too good at finding info. Ban replies that he is a detective, but Suwa counters that he is one, too. Ban tells him that he thought highly of him, but Gilga- I mean Suwa tells him that he was annoying like hell, and that he’s going to kill him. He also adds that anyone who interferes will be destroyed and points the gun at Ban’s head. In a desperate attempt to do something, Ban tells Suwa not to make any more mistakes and to control his own mind. At this statement, though, Suwa chants “Salvation to the Divine Light” and fires.
The gunshot happens to knock Yua? back to her senses, though, and she grabs the fence, not wanting to fall. Mia? asks what she’s doing, and why she doesn’t “taste her pain.” Yua? calls her name in desperation, but Mia? says that she’s Yua. Yua? forcefully claims that she is Yua, but Mia? tells her that she is Mia. Finally, Yua? asks the important question: Who is the one standing in front of her, to which Mia? replies that she (Mia?) is what she (Yua?) wished for. This can only mean one thing: she’s a delusion created from Yua?’s own mind, just like Sena’s dad on Takumi’s rooftop.
Wait, Mia? also says that Yua? is what she (Mia?) wished for. Mia? knocks Yua? down and grabs her shirt. She (Mia?) asks her (Yua?) to listen to her request, which she’s always been holding in. At this, Yua? believes she’s going to kill her and twitches, knocking off her (Yua?)’s glasses. She (Mia?) then tells her that they both have the same face and that no one would be able to tell them apart. Yua? gets scared and grabs the fence, which happens to have some flowers just past it. It couldn’t be Takumi’s doing, though… could it? What happens next is a completely different form of deus ex machina than I thought. She (Yua?) summons her Di-Sword. It seems to be some kind of katana type, with the handle resembling that of a fancy european style fencing sword (hilt becomes a hand guard stretching around the handle to the pummel, and intricately complex looking) and the handle offset past the back of the blade. The ends of the handle are adorned by glowing red crystalline objects and don’t seem to be directly connected to the blade, but rather connect to the hilt which connects to the blade. The blade also extends into the handle part, though not enough to be near the handle. The summoning emits red lights and red energy spheres which resemble flower petals.
Anyways Yua? finally understands why she was obsessed with her sister’s death: She was afraid of her. She (Yua?) thought her death was some way for her (Mia?) getting revenge on her, so she (Yua?) wanted to make sure it wasn’t her fault. Mia? doesn’t seem to care and rushes at her, but Yua? gets frightened and defensively slashes at her, hitting her. She then proclaims that Mia died two months ago and asks who she (Mia?) is. Mia just dematerializes like the tractor, meaning whe was probably a product of NoahII. Actually, her particles rematerialize as a porter.
The is just confused that she’s a gigalomaniax before his port machine is stabbed by a familiar sword thrown at him. He then has the unpleasant experience of a major (and explosive) mechanical malfunction on his back and supposedly passes out. It turns out the one who tele-stabbed him was Ayase (now dubbed the queen of deus ex machina), still in the same getup as when Takumi visited. Of course, she’s a patient at the hospital, but still, her timing was a little too convenient. Ayase begins talking about the feeling the Great Will calling (see? definitely deus ex machina), and her being a Black Knight of Gradiale (as opposed to Zero, I guess). Yua (really Yua, so I’ll stop with the “?”s) is just confused.
Back to Takumi, he’s still with his sister, or delusion of his sister, or something. Anyways, he asks her just to kill him already, thinking that’s why the delusionary her has come. I’m sure that they wouldn’t use the same trick twice after a scene like that, so maybe its the real her? Anyways, Nanami only thinks he’s joking and says that she lost the present he gave her, and that it was the first present she ever got from him. Both of these facts are true, and only hurt Takumi more. They do give her a good reason for trying to be excessively nice, though. She continues saying that she had no idea how she lost it (Oh, no! She’s been brainwashed!). Takumi starts stuttering and Nanami says that he should try to be a better older brother for once. Takumi just says that he’s a delusive existence, but all nanami says is what she wants him to be. Either she’s ignoring him or he’s just thinking to himself. He holds his Seira figure a little tighter while Nanami complains sadly about how she wants him to hold her. She tells him that she wants her way, just for the day and hugs Takumi from behind (he’s still sitting in his chair).
At the same time, on some unknown misty building, Rimi steps towards a door with two of her Di-Swrds, one in each hand. (Actually, the one in her left hand is a mini version. Actually, it’s more like her Di-Sword got split in half with each half having its own handle. Also, it’s not really a chakram. more like a katar that extends backwards in a floral-like pattern more than forwards) She preps herself and walks closer, but the door opens by itself and reveals something that looks like the NoahII prototype. Apparently, this time it’s real.
Noroze appears and tells Rimi that it’s her fault it works, and that they haven’t met for a year and a half. A machine lowers what looks like his Di-Sword (it looks like it’s missing its blades) and it somehow holds Nanami in its center, with her body perilously close to some spikes. I guess I’m wrong about the Nanami in Takumi’s box.
Rimi is worried about her, but Noroze just cockily says that it will be a problem if she keeps being in the way. Rimi manages to wake Nanami up by yelling her name, but all she does is say that her right hand hurts and falls to the floor, out of the Di-Sword’s grip (almost effortlessly, I might add). Nanami gets up and asks Rimi if she saw her bangle (Takumi’s gift), seemingly unaware of the situation she’s in. Rimi takes a lok at her right hand (where she normally kept her bangle), but somehow, it just fades off into nothingness. Rimi says that she knows where the bangle is and that they’ll leave to get it. Nanami only complains about the pain in her hand and asks how she knows Rimi. She doesn’t know how they met, and instead jumps to the conclusion that Rimi hid her bangle and calls her horrible. Rimi realises that Noroze is showing her some kind of delusion. He just laughs when Rimi yells at him. Nanami is still the most important matter here and so Rimi focuses on calming her down, but Nanami starts crying, talking about how that bangle is precious to her. Then her tears drop to the floor and from the puddle that forms something appears…
It seems to be the most regular Di-Sword yet, being completely symmetrical, having a simple yet still awesome design, and being entirely gold. She’s hugging the sword saying that she won’t forgive her if she doesn’t give it back, and the gold shatters off, revealing a Di-Sword with a more regular coloring scheme. The gold was just part of the summoning, like Rimi’s feathers. At Takumi’s place, the other Nanami is crying on Takumi’s back, but Takumi just tells her that there’s nothing he can do, even if she cries. He procedes to call himself a delusion, but Nanami tells him that it’s not possible for him to be a delusion because she has memories of their childhood. This causes Takumi to realise that he has memories of his childhood, too. Because of this, he latches on to her emotionally as the only one who can save him. He turns to her and asks her to save him repeatedly. He believes that he can prove his existence if Nanami is real, too. She asks to be held by him, and Takumi believes that it will save them both. He asks her to save him while they get closer to hug, but as soon as Takumi hugs her, she dematerialises into a cloud of glowing lights, meaning she was Takumi’s delusion. Takumi just can’t take it anymore and yells.
Rimi isn’t having such a good time either. She realises that Noroze messed with Nanami, just as he had with her. Noroze admits this, even saying that they have a manual to awaken people like them two, and that it only doesn’t work on Takumi, who he calls an irregular monster. Rimi doesn’t like Takumi being called a monster, so Noroze offers to call him “The one born from nothingness” instead.Rimi just tells him that she’s taking Nanami back. Noroze doesn’t resist, though, only saying that he’s done with her. He walks over and pet’s Nanami’s head, asking Rimi which of the two (Rimi and Nanami) does Takumi prefer, which causes Rimi to be shocked and then surrounded by darkness. Apparently, it’s her weakness, because it brings her painful memories about her time being imprisoned. Apparently, those were the earliest memories she had, not even knowing she existed before then. She imagines that before she woke up imprisoned, she had a different personality which erased itself for some reason, and that it happened many times before, too. Because of this delusion, she loses her will to fight, dropping both her weapons on the ground and falling to her knees. Noroze only chuckles to himself.
Takumi, without anything left to do, decides to go to the scramble crossing to see the festival Grim was talking about. He’s still holding his Seira figurine and has a strange smile on his face. As he’s walking, he talks to himself, thinking that nothing matters anymore. Suddenly, everything around him turns chaotic, with people exploding, cars crashing and the strangely colored tractor from before rampaging. He just tells himself that there is a festival and laughs strangely at himself and the world. Despite all the panic, Takumi is walking slowly, unaware of his surroundings, until he drops his Seira figuring. Several people, in their haste, step on the figurine, which starts talking to Takumi, saying that it hurts. Takumi, looking insane, cries while laughing and talking about how someone will kill him if he stays.
What snaps him out of it, however, is tha arrival of Shogun, telling him that he can’t die there. Takumi supposes he’s the host of the “festeval” and asks him. Shogun replies that the ones who started the chaos there have already begun to move, and that Takumi is the only one who can stop them. Just then, he hears a gunshot and looks around. Everyone is randomly fighting with each other, which Takumi calls being excited. Shogun continues his explaination that the GE-Rates and biorythems of Shibuya have been increasing rapidly, and that the people of Shibuya are being attacked by an invisible enemy. Shogun tells Takumi that the Silent Weapon, Noah II, has been activated, and Noroze’s people are conducting a large scale test right around them, and that the only one who can stop it is him, Nishijou Takumi. He ends saying that he’s always been watching him.
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TAAN: Some end notes: Wow, that was hard, it took way longer and way more space to review step by step, but I think I was able to understand everything better and enjoyed it more. That being said, it took an entire night to review one episode, or something, and the entire review took a week. Sucks, I know, but as I said up top, I have very reduced time. In fact, my dad just walked by and I had to lie to him about sleeping. As in I didn’t. But it was worth it, as long as my parents don’t find out.I won’t be able to pull all nighters all the time, though, so expect reviews to take a long time.