Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. This is by far the best mystery anime that I have seen. The murder and the excellent crafting of the mystery and the solving is just amazing.
Just a humble brag here but I pretty much figured out the mystery on my first try but the anime is just so brilliant that it led me to abandon that theory and then look for other theories. I thought that it was a simple murder mystery at first but I was wrong this is the PERFECT locked room murder and believe me you are going to have fun watching this. There’s a bit of boring stuff at first. Its philosophy about life, freedom and what it means to die. The plot picks up at Episode 3 but the first 2 are the introductions to the main characters they are: genius scientist Magata Shiki who has been locked in a room for fifteen years, next is genius Nishinosono Moe a girl who is good with numbers and wants attention from a student of her father Saikawa who is a programmer and also a sort of genius. These 3 have very different perspectives of the same thing thought Saikawa and Magata share some perspectives like an ideal world and the concept of what it really means to be alive.
The plot focuses on the murder of Doctor Magata Shiki who is a genius and an inventor. She is murdered and it falls on Saikawa and Nishinosono to solve the case. They are on an island where boats rarely come and they have no radio to contact the police. There isn’t any action in the anime like fights or stuff like that it’s pure mind games and once you get into it there’s no way you’re getting out before finishing. The 11 episodes are well spaced out and the writing is amazing. Though in the end there isn’t much character development rather the characters stories are revealed and they deal with their demons and come to terms with their situations. There are few tender and funny moments but they are placed at just the right places so it calms my heart right down.
There’s a lot of thinking and a really carefully crafted out mystery so get your paper and pen out and start writing those clues down even the smallest thing can help you solve the case. The case itself is solved very slowly with Nishinosono’s deduction skills and Saikawa’s unusual way of thinking. This too is compared in the anime with the 2 thinking very differently about the case and arriving at different conclusions of the same case and the same clues. I really liked Saikawa’s way of thinking which is logical, calm and collected. Nishinosono on the other hand is chaotic and solves cases with sudden bursts of creativity and thinking outside the box.
The philosophy of being alive shared by Magata Shiki is really something that could get you thinking then there’s the thinking that people are pure and kids and we get corrupted as we get old. Saikawa actually connect with Magata on that while Nishinosono believe that people grow with experiences and that’s what makes people alive. The ending also shares a nice line that I want to share “If people think that they know everything then people stop attempting to learn new things and if they don’t learn new things then they won’t grow”. I just find it so amazing that people can think about such things in anime and that such a nice lesson can be learnt from an anime.
The ending overall was really amazing with the case being solved and the Saikawa and Nishinosono leaving satisfied. The ending really shows that this case really had the perfect insider. The mystery is perfect. The thrill gets your heart racing and the thinking will make your head hurt. This should be a must watch for all anime fans no matter who you usually watch. This is a immediate watch recommendation for all. Also hit me up and tell me if you could figure out the mystery on your own or if you had theories of your own.
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