I liked this shout back to events in the very first episode. I had completely forgotten about this scene, so congrats for the clever implementation.
So let’s talk about awkward sex scenes in anime. There’s a few Manly Anime like Berserk or Kurozuka or various terribad anime like Mad Bull, where the sex is just a natural flow of the blood and violence and so on. There were a few heavily implied sex scenes like Mai Hime or Highschool of the Dead or Nodame Cantabile. There’s the how dare you suggest she would do such a deplorable thing she’s like the Virgin Mary she gets pregnant just from a saucy look Clannad sex scene. I think Legend of Black Heaven had one between a married couple. I’ve heard Kare Kano had one, but I haven’t seen that. Panty and Stocking had a lot. Paradise Kiss had what I consider one of the best sex scenes in anime for its rather straightforward, realistic approach. Itazura na Kiss had one of the most awkward sex scene of them all, only occurring after they had got married, at was depicted with flowers and sparkles and all sorts of rubbish.
Anyway, sex scenes in anime, where they actually take the scene remotely seriously, or even show it at all, is kind of rare. For good reason too, it’s incredibly awkward and difficult to depict. Just look at that nonsense Itazura na Kiss threw out. I can’t say I’m overly impressed with Future Diary’s sex scene. I’m impressed that they actually had one, but Future Diary has never been too bothered by taboos before, so that’s just an extra mark to an already existing point. They also handled the fact that they were both socially inept teenagers having sex, because teens don’t do sex so well at the best of times anyway, let alone too complete losers like Yuki and Yuno. But the sex itself was really stupidly cheesy, what with all the cuts to the moon at to the lamp. Also Yuno’s line about him being like a baby. Oh my Yuno, such a great turn-on line in bed. Or maybe that just goes to an extra point towards their awkwardness.
Well, I at least hope they used protection…wait, the world is dying in about 24 hours. Oh well, guess they’re cool then.
I’ve found it a bit weird how empty their post-apocalyptic world is. Was everyone else raptured away and the world is inhabited only by Yuki and Yuno? And yet there’s still running water and electricity to charge up their phones. Funny how that works. What else bothers me about the total lack of people is that Deus said you can’t bring people back from the dead. They just end up as dolls or something. So who is going to populate the earth after this calamity?
Also since I’m questioning everything that’s going on in Future Diary at the moment, what is Murmur’s plan anyway? Perform evil grins over an empty world? Sounds like a thrilling existence. At least Deus would have enjoyed lazing about with nobody to bother him. None of those youths from today getting one over him. But Murmur needs people she can feel superior to. I don’t know, I haven’t a clue what’s going on in Future Diary much anymore.
Nobody is going to believe me when I claim I called this. I’ve deliberately kept away from speculation in these blog posts, because it’s a bit silly when the manga already exists. I’d prefer to talk about characters and directing and so on. But fuck, this was one of my theories! That the game had happened before. It does tie everything else quite nicely together. Why there’s two Yunos. Why she knew so much stuff beforehand. What I don’t get is why Yuki was so distraught that Yuno Mark. 2 had been killed. He said it was because this was the girl who had proposed to him, but so had the other version. Yuno Mark. 1 proposed in the original world line. It really shouldn’t make a difference to you Yuki. You can hardly remember that bloody scene. You’d think the part where he just had sex would hold a bit more emotional weight to him, but I guess Yuki doesn’t exactly operate by normal logical rules.
I’ve spent most of this post whining, haven’t I? Well, this is what happens when you try poke holes in Future Diary’s logic. It’s about as strong as rice paper. Apparently there’s a few more crazier twists in store, so I’ll take stock of all this mess when it wraps up.