The investigation into John Walker picks up and where better place to start than in Narihisago’s ID Well! Of course, we can’t send Narihisago into his own well so it looks like Hondomachi gets to be the brilliant detective.
After finding links between the Gravedigger and the Challenger, Matsuoka returns to the Challenger’s home and finds Narihisago’s intent to kill as strong as it ever was, even three years after the event. With the ID Well created, it’s time to send Hondomachi in. There she takes on the persona of the brilliant detective Miyo Hijiriido and finds herself chained to an electrocuted Kaeru. The ground is covered with numbered tiles and people run around trying not to get struck by lightning. As Miyo Hijiriido unravels the mysteries, she comes across another Mizuhanome cockpit linked to Kiki Asukai, the challenger’s final victim and before they can extract her, she dives into an ID Well within an ID Well…
Meanwhile, Momoki is arrested as the man behind everything. Could Momoki be John Walker or is this all just a setup, given the timing of the arrest? Of course, it is, but then can we really rule anything out in this series? What if it’s all an ID Well?
What was your favourite element?
So we got to see the moment Narihisago became a murderer and it was pretty much as you’d expect. The interesting part of this is that he then became a serial killer and we’ve not seen or heard anything else about that so that’s going to be something to look forward to. The John Walker revelation is obviously a setup and I can’t help but wonder what is going on with the ID Well within an ID Well. Will the team be able to monitor Miyo Hijiriido? There’s a lot of questions building up and I feel like we’re moving towards some sort of big reveal. One thing, I will say and that’s just from a brief glimpse of the Challenger, but he doesn’t look like someone that would be able to beat and kill multiple professional fighters. I could be wrong, but I feel that there is much more to this.
What have you learnt?
I’m really enjoying the mystery of the series and trying to piece together what’s going on. This is definitely something I’ve talked about before, but it can’t be stated enough. Getting the viewer/reader to become engaged in the story is one of the most important aspects of story writing. There are lots of ways to do it, but for me, it’s trying to solve a puzzle. The great thing about that is that you can build a puzzle into just about every single genre. All you need is to create a question and find a way to tease out the answer. If that question creates more questions then great. The one thing to remember is to make sure you answer your questions unless you are trying to be deliberately ambiguous, but that is much harder to pull off with annoying people.