Yuuki’s feeling a bit under the weather. Actually, he’s quite sick and it doesn’t appear to be shifting, so Karyl decides that should take him to see a doctor, but when they get to the hospital things seem far worse!
They found the hospital in a slightly rundown area of the town and were surprised when they saw the nurse and the doctor, especially their outfits. Before they could object, Yuuki was whisked away to an operating room! Kokkoro began to panic and tried to summon some help with some dubious magic, but Karyl and Pecorine managed to calm her. The relief was short-lived when they heard Yuuki scream from within the room. Then a familiar yet different face rushed by. It was the food critic, however, he’d lost a lot of weight and was babbling about the place being a prison and not a hospital. He raced off, but another scream hurried back along the corridor and then the sound of cold hard steel scraping against the floor. What had they gotten Yuuki into?
What did you think?
This episode was excellent. I’ve not laughed like this in a while. I loved the creepy vibe of the “hospital” and especially all the bloody handprints all over the walls. Then, when you add in the three members of the Twilight Caravan guild that call the place their home, it just got better and better. There was a real sense of dread. It was most unexpected from this series, but also much appreciated. The Destroyer, who Yuuki gave a rice ball to in the previous episode, was insanely brilliant. She had decided that he was her soulmate, so when she found him in a bed in their “hospital” she tied him up and was about to put a cursed engagement ring on his finger. This episode was easily the best one yet.
What have you learnt?
It’s not much of a surprise, but I love dark humour and creepy humour definitely seems to work just as well for me. I love the way you can get this weird feeling with a group of attractive girls who are also crazy. Given that, the original cast of Kokkoro, Pecorine, and Karyl are all pretty crazy to begin with it was quite surprising to see the members of the Twilight Caravan make them look like the most normal group of girls. I feel like I need to play around with this idea and come up with some truly bizarre and wonderful characters. They would be a lot of fun to write.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Adventure Begins ~Sautéed Mushrooms at Sunset~
- Episode 2 – A Moody Cat’s Mischief ~Warm, Golden Rice Balls~
- Episode 3 – The Epicurean Frontier ~Heavenly Fruit Is the Secret Ingredient~
- Episode 4 – Welcome to the Gourmet Guild ~Beef Stew at Nightfall~
- Episode 5 – Porridge Made With Love ~Topped with a Twilight Fate~
- Episode 6 – Melody of Departure ~Aromatic Spices under the Starry Sky~
- Episode 7 – A Light to Pierce the Darkness ~Like Two Sisters in a Pod~
- Episode 8 – A Little, Lyrical Kids’ Meal ~Country-Style Fried Eggs~
- Episode 9 – A Gourmet Getaway ~Fragrant Tentacles on the Beach~
- Episode 10 – Flowers in Eternal Darkness ~Cursed Pudding~
- Episode 11 – Evening Home ~A Crispy Quest Hot Dog~
- Episode 12 – The Whimsical Patissier’s Specialty ~A Memory of Labyrinths and Crepes~
- Episode 13 – Lost Princess ~Garnished with Smiles~