Ah, the series just gets better and better as we near the end!
Okay, so last week Toma totally lost it, put Heroine in a cage as his pet girlfriend, and followed her when she escaped home to read her mysterious diary. All caught up? Good, let’s move on!
Upon reading her diary, Heroine learns that she had been consulting Ikki regarding her relationship with Toma. The “plan” for August first was to tell Toma that she felt more than just friendship for him. When Toma barges in on her, she allows him to read the passages that confess her love for him. Naturally, he relaxes and becomes very apologetic. Love will make you do crazy things and, for Toma, they were a little more in the realm of clinical crazy than puppy love crazy, but alas, Heroine is happy to have answers and realize that Toma’s behavior was truly out of desperation to protect the girl he loves. But can she love him back just because her diary says she does? And can he really love this girl who doesn’t share any of their memories anymore? We may never find out because their whirlwind romance is cut short when she is again thrust into another world.
When Toma takes her to the hospital to treat the wounds she received when the rogue car tried to run her over, Ikki and his fangirls are there. It turns out they were indeed behind the act and Ikki forces them to apologize to Heroine. However, the fangirls have suddenly become the least of her problems. The maniacal joker is back, and he’s still feeling murderous. As Heroine sleeps, he takes her from her hospital bed, brings her to the top of the building and, after claiming that he really had loved her, throws her off the roof. The near death experience triggers the memory of her trying to escape the burning building from the very first episode and likewise causes her to hop to the next world. It’s time to learn more about the joker.
In this world, he is perfectly kind again, and concerned for her safety. When she meets him, she remembers well that he tried to kill her, even if he does not, and she and Orion are naturally very cautious around him. He misunderstands her caution and asks if “he” has done something to her again. We never learn who “he” is, and can only speculate at this point. Thoughts?
He begs her not to go to school that day, and she obliges. Minutes later it is revealed that there was an explosion at the university. The scene is the same as that of the burning building from her flashback. I have some questions here though. In the flashback, she is actually in the building, and joker is trying to save her, however, that didn’t happen this time. Was that an alternate reality in which he wasn’t able to convince her not to go to school that day?
Following the university explosion, there is a montage of scenes in which joker is protecting Heroine from a number of disastrous events by warning her in advance. Is he simply psychic, or is he perhaps world hopping as well and knows the outcome in the other scenarios?
We are able to finally have a heart to heart when he offers to walk her home after saving her from another near fatal event. Like the other boys, we learn they are dating, however, it is also revealed that he knows well of her world hopping, her amnesia, and her differing personalities within each world. With that said, are they dating in this world, or in another world? It’s hard to tell since he is aware and present in all of them. We also learn that his name is Ukyo, and he has a very foreboding warning for our dear Heroine. He has a theory…
This world is trying to kill Heroine. From now through August 25th, she will be plagued with tragedies and deadly events, and he wants her to live. However, he doesn’t say why it ends on the 25th. Is it because the world succeeds in killing her? Do the worlds somehow overlap and one of his own attempts to kill her succeeds? He seems slightly unsure of his theory though, so it’s hard to tell how much he really does know about Heroine and her situation, even though he’s known of her traveling and memory loss in every world so far. When he meets her in other worlds he’s always asked if she knows him or not there. He seems to be after her only in Toma’s world. I wonder why that is though…jealousy?
I’m very very intrigued to find out how and why this very sweet and concerned Ukyo becomes the cold-blooded killer in other worlds. We have to assume that the world in which he tried to kill her (Toma’s) occurs after this one in which he still loves her, since he says he really had loved her (past tense) as he threw her off the hospital roof. If he is aware of all the worlds, how is he not aware of his own change in character? Or is he…
Ouch, my brain.
Amnesia is currently being simulcast on Crunchyroll Tuesdays at 10:35am. See you next week for episode 11! Things are finally starting to come together, so don’t miss it ^_^