Mirai Nikki – 10 Impression
Episode 10 – Family Plan
Apart from the small important moments (that had seemed to push the plot forward) that were spread throughout the episode, the rest of the “in-between” moments had felt pretty dismissive in it’s content.
I was wondering through the episode if this was meant to be a filler episode or if this was actually part of the manga as the actual situations had felt disconnected from the on-going plot with only the important points being thrown into the mix so as to make the scene relevant.
Since the main points of the episode can be summarized relatively quickly, I shall only be doing a short impression on the episode.
I had found the starting scene of the episode to be quite funny when Yuno had said: “Digging a hole for Yuki”. Although we all know the true meaning behind her words, when taken out of context, that sentence just sounds like she was plotting his death. And come on, who wouldn’t like to see Yuki in his typical panic mode? 😄
The first part of the episode had taken on a light-comical approach with Deus and Muru Muru giving their own interpretation of a past meeting between No. 3 and Minene. The important things that I had taken away from the scene was the fact that we had learn a small bit on what Minene’s past is like, one of the police men in Kurusu’s team is a highly suspicious character to be weary off, and that Minene is working with a mysterious man.
In my opinon, the comedy in that part of the episode had fallen flat and I didn’t see the point of having Muru Muru inject her opinions during the flashback. To say the least, her part in that segment had manage to destroy the atmosphere of the scene.
As for the second part, the whole wedding scene was pretty much a repeat of the amusement park scene during the first visit to the house. Yuki and Yuno are essentially chilling out and doing their thing with the notion of romance hanging in the air. They then return back home only to realise that Yuno had cleared the room filled with corpse and had manage to dig this massive (and unbelievable) hole in her backyard.
Apart from the constant internal conflict on Yuki’s part as to whether he should allow himself to grow fond of Yuno, the rest of the wedding segment was unimportant and easy to overlook. I had honestly hoped that the show would have thrown us a twist by saying that the priest at the altar was real and that Yuno had in fact married Yuki. =P I would’ve love to see that happened.
Now moving onto the part at the house.
I think I am pretty much over the unrealistic reactions of the characters in this series. I don’t understand how Yuki wasn’t worried about the fact that Akise had essentially broken into Yuno’s house but instead panicking about the room filled with dead people. Sure, I can understand why Yuki would care more about the corpses, but come on, don’t just dismiss the actual break-in just because there is something more important.
Also, Yuno wasn’t surprised by the fact that Akise was in her house and had calmly invited them to stay. Since she is mentally unstable, I shall not put her actions against her. But what is Yuki’s excuse for accepting Akise’s coolheaded response of going through Yuno’s house as he was in search of corpses? And honestly, how did Akise even know that Yuno was hiding corpses in her house in the first place? This series is making a habit of not explaining certain situations whilst expecting us to accept them as they are.
The show is really starting to turn into one of those “don’t think, just watch and enjoy” sort of series, and that is quite disappointing. The flaws of the show are usually easily overlooked by the pure entertainment value of the episode, but when we are shown an episode such as this, the lack of coherency comes across quite clearly when things just don’t add up.
Overall, the episode had build upon last’s week’s “hint” of Kurusu being an antagonist of the series. It looks like he is finally going to go up against our main “protagonists” of the series with him proactively going after them by framing them for a murder he had committed (although framing might be giving him more credit than he deserves since all he did was really misdirecting the police force through words and the lack of evidence).
I can just see the look on Yuki’s face next week when he discovers the Kurusu’s intentions.
*imagines a dumbfounded and Yuki questioning why all of this is happening despite having already been warned of this happening*
Episode Rating: 6/10