It wouldn’t be a hard thing to say that my opinion of this show was shaken by this current episode. Opinions that I had about the show until now where knocked down a bit until now and I was a bit confused about how I felt about it until now. I needed to put my thoughts down on this show in writing somewhere, so since I have a blog this is where I decided to put it. Beware controversial and spoilery opinions.
I think this show has failed has failed as a mystery show. The villain was completely obvious from the start and this episode was a disappointment. There were never any other suspects in the first place, so this makes the find the killer part of the show completely pointless. I know that the character is a complete idiot, because he’s been an idiot throughout the entirety of the show so far, but that doesn’t make it any easier for the audience to watch. The villain’s reveal and “this is my actual form” was completely melodramatic and ruined a lot of things for me.
From a character point of this, this episode was pretty flawless. The main character was consistent throughout. He was always too trusting for his own good and that got him at the end of this episode. Also, we’ve seen the killer’s smile before around episode 6, so we knew that he was completely insane too. I also know that the Satoru should have remembered his face before he went back in time, but still it’s in character for him. He’s an idiot that says things out loud that he shouldn’t have said and his mom can guess what he’s about to say because he’s incredibly predictable, so it’s completely in his character for him not to remember the killer’s face.
At this moment, my opinion of this anime was shaken a little bit. The animation, the characters, and some other parts of Erased are on point, but I am not sure if I can support it at a story or plot perspective as of now. I know that there are two episodes left, so I will wait and see if this show changes my point of view of this anime so I will be patient. If anything, it’s only two episodes away so watching 45 minutes of material isn’t that difficult. Thank you for putting up with my opinions.