…Or for at least part of the movie she was. Well, finally the third movie is out and I just have to say what an impressive speed on the fansub version because to be honest, I know myself that I wouldn’t have understood much besides the visual parts if it wasn’t for the subtitles so thankyou gg-TakaJun.
Ah, you crazy so and so-
On a more important note, yes this is the third movie and it came at us with a bang. I think I may have watched too many movies lately but mah whatever, this was enjoyable for its length and I was surprised at how quickly time flew.
A whole month? How is a man supposed to live? D:
This chapter comes after the previous one on the timeline (pretty logical right? but the preview shows that the fourth movie will be backtracking to what happened after the night Kokutou was about to be killed by Shiki so we can assume that it isn’t going to be easily predictable for those who haven’t read the novel *points to self*). The chapter focuses on the girl Fujino Asagami (who is voiced by Noto…I won’t say anything on that ) who has a strange condition where she can’t feel pain but also possesses an ability to “twist” things, AKA humans telekinetically. Combine this with a twisted character then you will have a very messy crime scene on your hands for any future-to-be detectives out there.
Tragic moe is tragic D:
But looking past the psychotic exterior of Fujino (mmm Psycho moe…) on the inside, she is pretty much a tragic character. Imagine not being able to feel any pain…a flashback from her already demonstrates how clueless she was towards the natural sensation and it was only later was it revealed how much of an outcast she became because of it which is why she hid that fact. Aozaki actually explains in detail how hellish that must be, to not be able to feel pain is like death in other words. Asides from this I am glad that Fujino never found out that her own father issued an order to have her killed or that would have just broke her even more. Oh and not forgetting being constantly raped for half a year…such a graphic scene too (*cough*) I think it was only natural for her to get revenge. See why I love tragic characters so much and Fujino is no different. To such characters you just want to embrace them and tell them that “it’s okay” (I must be mad).
Well, you should have thought about that before you “screwed” her then, shouldn’t you?
The whole pain thing coming back and the cause of her insensitivity ramble was quite lengthy but I didn’t once drop off at any point…it is amazing how the movie captured my attention like this. From what came as a simple mystery turned a bit more complex, which was nice to see. By adding the twist that Fujino’s case wasn’t natural gave the whole case a bit more thought which made it just that more entertaining as well as being cheesy. Long story short, her pain just isn’t what you think it is to those who have yet to watch the movie (What? you wern’t expecting me to spoil a big part of the movie, right?).
Even killing supernatural powers? Shiki is way powerful
The major fight scene between Fujino and Shinki was jaw droppingly drooling with beautiful visual eyecandy everywhere. Words can’t express it but I believe that it was calligraphed beautifully with Shiki showing how willing she is to sacrifice her arm (which I assume wasn’t a puppet then because she asked if Aozaki can make her an artificial one) to her overpowering Fujino by killing her “power”…still though, Fujino took out the entire bridge but it was saddening to see her all injured and blood’ed up like that.
If that was her real arm…ouch…
This was a very solid chapter on the whole…I am still amazed by the quality and everything just seemed to perfection even if it may not be perfect it doesn’t matter if my eyes can’t pick them out (/laughs). The story is just as enjoyable as the previous two movies and it is great to see that even now, the core characters (Shiki, Kokutou) are still developing.
Can I cry?
For Shiki, her moments with Kokutou seem so much more natural now than in previous chapters especially in the end when we can see that she is showing more love towards the lucky guy. And for her own character, she was being more merciful. Maybe she is trying to atone for her past sins? Maybe it is because se feels that Fujino deserves another chance? Maybe it was a full moon? Whatever it was though, she is growing…I admit that I really did think that she killed Fujino with the final stab but it turns out that she only killed her disease.
For Kokutou…lets just say that he is another victim of the deadly male lead disease (common in harem series)…forgetfulness…though honestly, I believe this disease is common within the male population in real life as well seen as I am prone to forgetting things too. But the movie yet again shows his character to be forgiving and naive. But I can swallow that down easily because he is lacking one common thing…”wussiness” and replace it with “manly”.
On the whole, this was a very enjoyable chapter and I really can’t wait to see more…but it seems like there will be some wait until the next one comes. Oh, and before I forget, a quick mention for Kokutou’s sister; Azaka. Whaaaa here comes a younger sister with a big brother complex! I will be looking out for more from this fiery chick who reminds me of Akiha…
I want moar from this girl!