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It seems Toma is about to put himself right up there in the Yandere list. But not quite yet. Why is it always the nice ones, who seem almost completely faultless, that turn out to be the creeps? I never suspected Toma would go that far, almost unbelievable.
That aside, the episode continued after Shujinko was almost cut to death by the three crackheads. I like that term for them, yes. They left her with a warning. So I’m guessing they’ll corner her and leave her bald-headed the next time she happens to have a meeting with Ikki.
As they leave, Toma glimpses them then goes to check on Shujinko and finds the chopped hair on the floor. Being the concerned boyfriend that he is, he expresses that he feels sorry for her and that he’ll do anything to protect her. Shujinko is fine with this but wants to meet with Ikki to find out why they made a date and as she is about to leave, Toma finds her.
Something is REALLY wrong. And he has the NERVE to tell her “Don’t worry.” Who wouldn’t worry in a situation like that?! My perspective of Toma changed drastically after I saw this. It was strange that while she was at his house, all she did was sleep and each time she woke up, he was watching her, with another ready cup of coffee and/or meal. Toma became highly suspect and how convenient for Orion to return just in time to warn her about Toma’s suspicious behavior.
I’m happy Orion came back though to help keep Shujinko calm but Toma was considerate. Yes, he stacked her cage with toys so she wouldn’t feel lonely but in the same way, and fed her meals and gave her a change of clothes through the grills. She is almost a comparison to those toys – as if Toma caged her to make her his pet. Before all of this happened though, when Shin came to visit and accidentally saw Shujinko asleep in Toma’s bed, he was instantly on the defensive. He also exposed the truth that Toma was, in fact, not Shujinko’s boyfriend.Toma gave signals of heavy paranoia in this scene. He is so bent on “protecting” Shujinko, that he trusts no one. He doesn’t even trust her to allow him to protect her. He expresses his insecurity about her leaving to be with Ikki, which ultimately pushed him to caging her.
And yet again, Shujinko portrays her worthlessness as a spineless character with these words that she thought would make Toma take her seriously.No sign of an “!” to show just how convincing she is, with that aloof expression. Nice try Shujinko. Better luck next time.
This doesn’t excuse your obsessive behavior Toma, it never will. Shujinko felt sympathy for him though when he released her and decided to just tell her why he did what he did. Though his words were contrite I couldn’t feel any sympathy for him. I just couldn’t. He’s worse than Ukyo.
Even when he kissed her, I couldn’t fangirl over it, because he put something in his mouth that I guess was used as a sedative (transferred by a french kiss) so he could knock her out before he caged her.While he didn’t show any violent signs that he would hurt anyone just to keep Shujinko for himself, he did keep her imprisoned based on these insecure and obsessive feelings.
The episode ended with her escape from her caged prison to get that locked diary that she had found in the previous episode. Toma is on the chase. I just hopes she gets to the diary before Toma gets to her. I have a feeling he was the one who locked it.
Oh. How could I forget. Yet again, Shujinko ran out onto the road while I car sped by and she saved herself by jumping out the way in time.
Praise be to the gods! I mean, even though she ended up with a grazed knee, it’s just commendable that she didn’t end up in the hospital again. I guess this makes it clear that time is definitely running out.