I HEAR THAT ALARM CLOCK ONE. MORE. TIME. AGAIN!!!!!!
Well, shit. We finally find out what happens if the Maidens try to leave the island. Groundhog Day happens. At least it’s not Endless Eight! But seriously, they weren’t joking when Wako said they can’t leave the island. Literally.
Of course, aside from the Groundhog Day effect, the other big question this week comes back to the question of the existence of Marimo. A lot has been speculated since the previous episode with Ayingott’s eyes, and I find it hard to believe that she is an imaginary existence, but a lot of the clues are pointing other wise. For example, how their Mom only calls out to Mizuno when she returns home. But that said, she’s been quite the active character as well, so it’s nearly impossible to deny her existence without denying EVERYTHING that has happened in the past eight episodes or so far.
What the fuck is this, Umineko? I’m half expecting Takuto to suddenly see golden butterfilies, goat-headed butlers and shit.
My theory is that Marimo’s existence is some kind of first phase power manifested by Mizuno herself that resulted in a splitting of her personality between the “strong” and “carefree” sides, except it actually manifested in a physical form. Marimo’s lines about “illusions that don’t disappear become real” etc etc. Oh god, Enokido. Why you so trollan?! щ(ﾟДﾟщ)
Hopefully we’ll know the truth next week. Aw man, Keito’s rape face (ಠ_ಠ)
P.S. Wako jelly mode is cute.