Both of them are killers, eh? Well, last episode made it clear The Woman is also judging Decim. The real judgment is always of the Arbiters’. They need to understand humans, without having life experiences that’d allow them to relate to them, or the emotions that’d allow the bond otherwise. So, who’s really being judged here? Let’s see how it plays out.
Thoughts and Notes:
1) The Ever-Speaking Mannequin:
1) Now that I think of it, Decim’s jaw looks quite like a mannequin’s when he speaks. Quite unlike the other characters’.
2) “Indeed, the memories appear mixed, with cryptic memories, so you can’t judge a person’s life through their memories alone.” – Or perhaps they appear cryptic to you as you don’t truly understand people. Now we’ll see what someone who was an actual human could do with the same memories.
The intention is to post these monthly. Since I haven’t posted these in a while though, I’m going to split the last half year’s media consumption post into several parts. This one will focus on anime. I’ll give a paragraph or so for every show I have what to say of.
Hyouka episodes 1-18 (+OVA): There will be a lengthier post on this once it’s done. Hyouka is told in arcs, and each of them covers a mystery Oreki Houtarou, a cynical and lazy high schoolers and his friends tackle. But as with most so-called mystery shows, the focus is on something else, on human interactions. Small interactions between people happen to be what the studio behind the show, Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) is best at, and this is quite a good show. There are a couple things more this show is about, but you’ll have to wait for my post about it. The first arc is the strongest, while the second is considerably weaker.