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My fangirl moments for this episode weren’t as vibrant as the last time when Shin pulled his little kissing stunt on Amnesia girl. That’s the case for just one reason: I spoiled it for myself the night before since I was too eager to see what would be happening. I could hardly understand though, since it was the raw version so I just skipped the scenes until I found the kiss.
Orion is still out of sync with Amnesia girl and for the rest of the episode, he is pretty easy to forget. His character was shallow, much like the clueless girl’s so there is nothing significant to remember him by…excepting his ears and jester-like outfit. And how incredibly cute he is. Also coupled with the fact that he’d been tagging along with her for the first two episodes, there’s nothing else to remember of worth.
Shin is finally ready to tell her about the accident when she goes with her coworkers and Toma to have some fireworks fun.
This anime is just so reminiscent to The Vow, I sort of just realized it near towards the end of the episode. The only thing is that, the accident that happened in The Vow, is far less pathetic and melodramatic than the accident that caused clueless girl’s amnesia. Only anime.
Shin decides to have some alone time with her, where he gains enough courage to relate the events leading up to her accident. It turns out that this guy has some serious jealousy issues and wanted to argue about why she was sharing a room with Sawa, the perky coworker. He wanted to be alone with her, said some mean things to her, as expected of a Tsundere. The pressure of his abrasiveness made her run away from him and she fell over the cliff. She is such a dramatic damsel. Shin may have the eyes of murderous intent, but the fact that she made him her boyfriend should mean she trusts him not to hurt her; nor does he even have that look.
However, I can understand her alarm, seeing as she remembered him saying something about killing someone. So, his rough handling of her while he was trying to have her remember alerted her to run from any impending danger. He pulled her back, though. Praise the Lord. If there were anymore cliff falling accidents, I’d just give up on even trying to watch Amnesia. Sexy guys, or none.
After that is cleared up, he also clears up the one memory she has of him; which is the mention of him killing someone. It turns out that that memory was also false. His father was the one to kill someone and because of society’s rejection, Shin uses that as the crutch reason for his rough personality. Understandable, I guess. There is a great amount of relief given at this scene, he didn’t kill anyone; so now she can put herself at ease – and us as well. I don’t know, that kind of dangerous streak could make him attractive – only if he killed for the right reasons.
The firework event ends and Toma leaves Shin and cluelss girl to have some more alone time. The result of that:And another…Yes Shin, the King of Hearts card is back in your possession. That expression of hers though. I can understand her shock but that aloof look of hers will be the death of me.
She has another near death experience that involves standing in the middle of the road and waiting for a truck to hit her. I really won’t be surprised if she falls over another cliff in the next episode. She wakes in her room though, seems to be unharmed. Ukyo was missing from this episode, so I’m guessing he was a phantom savior – just as how he saved her in episode two.
Now for the most interesting part of the episode, which comes at the end. Ikki calls her to hang out with him and it is August 1st. The diary she kept little jottings in on the day she returned from the hospital are gone.
Now, backtrack to the second episode. The day she woke up in the hospital after her cliff accident, it was August 1st and she started making jottings from there. Back to the fourth episode, it turns out that it is August 1st and her diary is empty.
What sort of plot twist is this? Is Amnesia girl being inceptioned by the cosmos? Is Orion even real or just a figment of her imagination? Are these some strange dream-like sequences of action? Just what the hell is going on here? I am up to my hair follicles trying to figure this out. All I’m coming up with are premature theories. The writers of Amnesia know what they’re doing, I can give them that. Now, I am completely engaged more than ever because I really, really want to know what’s going on.
And make way for the new character of interesting eye color, an eccentric Victorian style and hints of being an antagonist.