And we’re back this week, with more things happening, and more rambling about the show, my reactions to the show, and my reactions to my reactions.
After last week’s recap, we’re back and we’ve hit the ground running. Or, in Yui’s case, walking slowly in a daze after seeing a woman standing outside in the rain.
We then get a flashback/dream sequence to the childhood of all the Sakamaki twins. I think it was supposed to be deep and revealing or something, but I was totally ~ uguuu ~ over how mothereffing kawaii they were.
I don’t know about you, but I spot a totally completely clear metaphor for the current Japanese schooling situation here. What apt social commentary!
On another note, I could not imagine a more motivational or uplifting speech. What a kind and caring mother.
Onto the next scene…
We’re still missing young Subaru at this point. Luckily, the show remedies this pretty quickly.
So all the Sakamaki brothers it seems are the way they are today because they have mommy issues and Freudian complexes of some kind. If I were a “loyal fangirl”, this would probably be the point where I go “I FORGIVE THEM ALL NOW WHAT TROUBLED SOULS I JUST WANT TO PROTECT THEM AND MAKE THEIR LIVES HAPPY AND YUI YOU GO GURLLLLL”.
But, although I can get in touch with my inner fangirl at times (which is why Kill La Kill is absolutely fabulous on both sides), I guess I can’t get that in touch. What these guys do is pretty crazy. And, while this helps put it in context, I’m not sure it completely absolves them.
This is anime though, not real life, so it’s not too big a deal in the end though. If it tickles some people’s fancy, who am I to judge, especially without first judging myself? I watch a bunch of shows like Kyoukai no Kanata (which A Day Without Me tore apart here) and Crime Edge (which Windyturnip tore apart here), so I’m definitely not blameless here – I actively take part in other parts of anime culture which also can be viewed in much the same way. Lambasting Diabolik Lovers for being disturbing and disgusting would be pretty hypocritical of me then, don’t you think?
Anyways, guess that’s my small realization of the day. Back to the episode.
Ok. So not only do we have weird tensions between differing responsibilities among siblings going on here, and a bunch of mommy complexes, but we definitely have some Freudian shit going on if they show a scene where Ayato watches mommy Cordelia flirting around with someone who’s clearly not his father.
And wait…I think I’ve seen that guy before…
After this, everything turns grey, Coredelia stares at Yui, and then she passes out in typical dramatic fashion.
She wakes up in normal otome fashion, hot guy dominating her field of view.
Of course, the next scene plays out a little bit differently than I would have envisioned.
Not suspicious in the slightest.
The next series of scenes speak for themselves.