In order to fight Steel Lady Nanase, who is given form by people’s imagination, Kotoko plans on creating a new story that will be more powerful than the original and give them a chance to defeat her!
Now that they know the website is giving Steel Lady Nanase her strength and form, they need to find out as much as possible about Nanase’s death. This will give them the information they need to be able to weave a convincing tale that will become more interesting. Of course, it’s hard to create creatures of the imagination so there’s no telling whether it will work… or is there. With the help of Kurou, who can see the future and select the path that will work best they can certainly limit the possibilities. Of course, Kurou has to die for that to happen, but given that he will come back, it’s not that big of a deal… is it?
What was your favourite element?
As always the dialogue is the strength of this series, but I felt that even that wasn’t enough to keep this episode from getting a little boring. That said, my favourite thing is a potential future, which seems appropriate with Kurou’s abilities. I wonder about Kurou and his lack of emotions or ability to hold back. What happened to him as a child and the numerous deaths since then has obviously taken its toll on his psyche. He has no attachment to anything and with his ability to shape the future, I can’t help but wonder if he will end up becoming a problem that Kotoko will have to deal with.
What have you learnt?
As much as I love excellent dialogue, I don’t think a show can succeed on that alone. Even if you consider a movie like Usual Suspects which was basically all Verbal telling a story, it still showed the events of the story. I feel like In/Spectre has got the dialogue down perfectly, but the action is not quite up to the same standard. There have been moments where is it has managed to blend the two, but they are few and far between. I’m hoping the real revelation of who’s behind Steel Lady Nanase is going to be worth it. At the moment, it looks like it’s Nanase’s sister although I’m still not buying the idea that Nanase let the steel beams fall on her. What made the fall?
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – One Eye, One Leg
- Episode 2 – What the Guardian Serpent Heard
- Episode 3 – The Rumors of the Steel Lady
- Episode 4 – Idol Dies by Steel Beam
- Episode 5 – A Monster of the Imagination
- Episode 6 – Logical Fiction
- Episode 7 – Preparing to Conquer the Steel Lady
- Episode 8 – She Who Spins Fiction
- Episode 9 – The Committee to Conquer Steel Lady Nanase
- Episode 10 – Dueling Fictions
- Episode 11 – The Ultimate Fiction
- Episode 12 – She Who Defends Order