After last episode’s revelations, the stakes were high for this episode, and it did not disappoint.
Although we got to see Kiruko and Maru fighting the man-eater seen in the last episode, the highlight of this one was definitely Tokio and the lives inside the facility. Kuku led the way to showing the faceless babies to Tokio, and during the process we got to see Kuku’s superpowers, while Tokio doesn’t seem to have any – or at least not the same one as Kuku, who can stick to a wall and climb it like a frog. Walking through the vents, the two kids reach a “nursery”, and we get to see the faceless babies that Kuku talks about.
These babies definitely do not look like babies at all, and in the place where they faces should’ve been, is the same pattern that we see in the man-eater’s eyes. So this brings to question if the facility is breeding the man-eaters and putting them outside, or if these are human-man eater hybrids, which could explain why the kids inside the facility have superpowers. Either way, it is really creepy.
After the intruder alert, caused by Tokio being in the nursery room, we are introduced to Mina. And honestly, I can’t even tell you what Mina is, because I have no idea. Is she just a robot that knows everything that happens inside the facility, or is Mina the facility? The more I think about this, the less sense it makes so I will just wait for the next episodes to answer my question on Mina’s identity.
In this episode we also learn that the kids living inside the facility are completely clueless about things like falling in love and sexual urges. Seeing the kids starting to feel these things that they were not taught about by the director of the facility, along with feeling these for their friends of the same sex, is starting to distress the higher ups of the facility, and that’s raising a lot of questions for me, and makes me wonder how the babies from the nursery are breed. There are indications of possible manipulation of the system, and based on the available information, it seems likely that the AI could be responsible. There were instances of altered camera footage, an alarm triggered to save Tokio, and deleted nudes, possibly intended to prompt the guy to talk to Mimihime.
I don’t think that it comes off as a surprise to anyone that this facility isn’t good news at all, but Tarao telling Tokio to run away tells me that he has seen or heard something that we aren’t aware of. This was a great episode, it had the right amount of action, humour (the weed in the ship winning against the fish man-eater), and discoveries. I am looking forward for the next episodes, to get my questions answered and to wonder about the questions that lie ahead.
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