Kaname and Shuka agree to work together as friends at first. Once Kaname is stronger, they’ll form a family, but that means they’ll both have to survive the event they’ve just been invited to!
Having both received the invite, Shuka makes Kaname take her shopping as an excuse to scout out the location of the event. At this stage, all they know is that it will be a treasure hunt, but there’s bound to be more to it than that. Another player tracks down Kaname and takes his phone, forcing him to fight him to get it back. Kaname has no choice as he’ll be helpless without the app. Thanks to some clever thinking, Kaname managed to turn the tables on his attack and forces him to surrender. Before anything else can happen, however, they are all teleported to the event.
What was your favourite element?
This was a much slower episode, but it was still fairly entertaining. I definitely feel like this was more about setting up the event which is going to be epic based on the few seconds we saw of it at the end of the episode. It’s kind of hard to pick out a favourite element as nothing really stood out. I do like that we are still trying to figure everything out with Kaname. It would have been easy to hit us with a massive info-dump, but thankfully we still have the mystery which is going a long way to building the tension, which has probably been my favourite thing so far… Well, I guess I was able to pick something.
What have you learnt?
I like that we still don’t really know what is going on and why. Sure, there appears to be deathmatches and death games, but other than that, we’re in the dark. It definitely helps to build the tension as it makes you watch every action that much more closely. Suddenly everyone becomes a threat and every situation dangerous. At this stage, we still don’t know that we can really trust Shuka, although she does seem to be fairly straight with Kaname. She obviously has quite the back story though, which is alludes to. I like the idea of withholding information intentionally and using that to create paranoia in the characters and the readers.