The winter season has so far been the season of extraordinarily shitty opening songs. Even Persona 4 changed it’s kickass original song to some other dull thing. With all that competition eliminated, Future Diary takes the award for the best opening from an anime I’m currently watching. But hey, I talked about why it’s good before, so let’s try find something new to write about. Oh who am I kidding. It’s just going to be yet another post about how awesome Yuno is.
But before I return back to Yuno, I’d like to bitch about the King Diary. Just because you have a character in the anime called Deus Ex Machina doesn’t make Deus Ex Machina moves any better. Did you really need to introduce the King Diary when all it did was point out to the characters there was a ventilation shaft? Akise was clearly looking up at the walls. That’s how he spotted the camera. If he’s so bright, how could he not think of such a simple idea like climb through the ventilation shaft? I’m willing to suspend my disbelief in that they all choke to death from the gas in a room that’s supposed to be ventilated because there was a lot of gas entering the room, but still.
Why suddenly start changing the rules of the game at the halfway stage? I guess this was the point of the scene from last episode where Murmur and Deus wanted the game to speed up, or else they won’t get a winner before Deus dies. If they had left Yuno and Yuki as they were, they would have stayed in place for as long as Yuno could possibly keep Yuki from starving himself to death. So sometimes they’ve got to give the other characters a bit of a push here and there, even when the supposedly bright Akise can’t spot a fucking ventilation shaft and instead tries to reason with Yuno. Repeat that for a second there. Reason with Yuno. And he’s supposed to be the clever one.
But Yuno. Oh Yuno, you are fantastically creepy. We always knew you were. This was just the logical extension of what would happen if she got her way. But seeing it in action is brilliant. It’s not necessarily something we hadn’t already gotten from that fantastic parting shot from the last episode, but the little snippets of information, such as how she had brought all the tools to keep him in his comatose state, add to the creepiness factor of it all. I did particularly like how out of his depth Kousaka appeared when faced off with underwear clad pink haired psycho chick. The look on her face was very much a “who is this worm that fowls my vision away from my precious Yuki”. It’s almost like she doesn’t consider him a threat. Oh Yuno, your overconfidence was your weakness. And faith in his friends was Yuki’s.
And hey, since we’re doing references.
Can you feel it?