I probably got the title wrong, but meh.
As we all know, I am a Komuro/Saeko shipper, though Rei's welcome to the party too, so as you can imagine, I freaking love this episode, because it appears that the studio supports the pairing too.
And you know, I can sympathise with Saeko. It feels good to have power over someone. It feels good to feel their fear. It feels good to press your foot against their throat after you bring them to the ground.
And you feel disgusted with yourself afterwards. That's what the morally-black targets are fantastic for. Zombies, rapists, all good for a merciless beatdown.
That said, who would be stupid enough to try and rape Saeko? Seriously, that's just suicide.
Back on topic, one line that concerned me was Komuro's at the very end. "I did what I had to do to survive." that mean he pretty much confessed his love for her in order to keep her psychologically happy and able to kill stuff? I'd probably do the same in that situation, but that's still a pretty dark use of pimp skills.
And you know who else is like Saeko? Our favourite Gun Nut who was hardly in this episode for obvious reasons. He said it himself, the only reason why he didn't
have a school shooting was that he wanted a normal life, so he can be likened to Saeko in his own way.
Yeah, there. He says that isn't an arm.
Now, another thing I noticed was that this was where deviation started, something I missed last episode. See, this little arc was supposed to happen AFTER the party left Takagi's house, suggesting that the season finale's coming up, because there was no way that they were gonna miss out on this beaut of an arc.
I actually got into an argument with a mate over an added 0.5 secs the studio added that he missed completely, most likely because I wanted Evangelion and look out for hints like these, and he watches porn, where if someone gets laid, you know about it.
See, what they added was right at the end of the scene inside the shrine, where Komuro started leaning into Saeko. The bit he missed was when Komuro's arm came up and grabbed her shoulder as they were leaning in. When he forced me to get pathetic about it and get frame captures, he went on to say that it wasn't an arm. What about you guys? You think it's a black-out effect or an arm?
Glad that the rumour that it was only a nine-episode anime was unfounded, but through the timing, I reckon that yes, it will be a twelve episode anime, with a sequel anime next summer. Expect Reiservice next week, and lots of it- she spends the entire episode topless with juices all over her back. AND MORE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WHOOO!!!