Heheh true dat, and on that I have another timely non-anime show to mention back that thread.
Ah, I didn't realise this was a thing as such but would probably fit under its myriad universal guises such as the American fraternity system and our own Old boy's club coming to mind...This movie features possibly the most despicable example of senpai/kouhai culture I've ever seen, where Kokutou harbours his junior, a confessed and unrepentent serial rapist, not only from the sadistic avenger but seemingly from the law too
If justice were to be done then his member should have had the twist treatment and found it's way into his rectum...It's a glaring plot hole that we never find out what became of Keita in the end; was he even arrested?
It was pretty horrendous and heartbreaking to watch pondlife wanting to get pleasure by inflicting such cruelty on a fellow human being, whom they don't even acknowledge as such. A quick death is probably a kindness for them...That early rape scene was quite hard-watching I thought, these people were just there taking advantage of this poor girl and using her like a doll. not a human.
I agree with @Dai that crew deserved no sympathy at all, not a single one of them tried to stop any of the proceedings. All scum to me!
Again I really liked the use of the time-jumping and felt going back to their origin story was done really well with this one and it's placement. Agree on the ethereal scenes with Shiki and if I'm not mistaken they're tied to a significant lore aspect with most, if not all, things Nasuverse!Really enjoyed this one. Seeing the team form, filling the gap between 2nd film and the others, seeing Shiki actually show real vulnerability; it's all good stuff.
Don't forget the most important post-credits scene that gives us the next longest scene so far with Rio!Aside from that, Shiki fights a zombie, and that's about it.
Hahaha loving that one! As @WMD mentioned, it's stronger for it heh.This was a very Shiki focused episode, with puppy-kun not making much of an appearance.
I read it that way too, but additionally I also felt it was an obligatory, unwarranted exchange in those circumstances for the mystic eyes ability.it was either random chance which one didn't survive or SHIKI sacrificed himself.
Haven't had a chance to keep up as I'd planned with the simulwatch but regardless very much looking forward to the next one.
The third movie, as has been stated, was pretty harrowing and tragic. Fujino I believe like Shiki hailing from an important family and having supernatural abilities that said family are aware of. So far from what we've been shown, Shiki supplanted her brother as heir due to having inherited the right quality, though at the time this would either have been her possession of two individual personalities, or her murderous tendencies perhaps??, as the mystic eyes didn't come until later. Fujino on the other hand, if I understand correctly, had her desensitivity to pain as well as having the twist ability. I was wondering if the latter was introduced by the mystery man in the fourth movies post-credits scene. However, I think that, the same as the astral projection girl, she always has the ability anyway, but was led down that particular path by him unlocking her ability to feel pain.
The fourth movie was a nicely placed continuation of the protagonists' origin story, after the interlude of the third movie. Though I believe it was implied but maybe not outright stated in the second movie, it seems that the SHIKI personality never had control of the body it resided in except for at Shiki's discretion. Perhaps that is why it was the SHIKI personality that was lost, maybe even regardless of whether he wanted to sacrifice himself or not. And was the zombie composed of spirits that just happened to appear or would mystery man have had anything to do with their appearance, given how's he has been putting everything into play to reach a desired goal?
The post credits scene in the fourth one I felt very nicely tied together two of the stories we have been treated to so far (I would say three but Shiki's was done so painfully loosely, and that too would only be for the benefit of those who are watching the series a second time...) with the main antagonist (in relation to the Fate series he seems very much like a proto-kirei heh), who has been pulling the strings in the background and playing the long game. He clearly has a thing for girls from rich families inheriting supernatural abilities. The preview also promising guest appearances from Shirou of the Fate series.