Paranoia layered upon more paranoia; the plot thickens.
Who is a friend and who is a foe?
Who can Taku really trust?
What is real and what is a delusion?
Is there more than one reality?
Rimi seems to way too sweet, and Taku’s sudden need to be close to her seems like a trap somehow. Then again, it would almost be too obvious, so I secretly hope she really is on his side. But it might have been a big mistake for him to tell her so much.
We get a bit of background regarding Yomi and Noriyuki’s arranged marriage, and hijinks ensue as Kagura and the rest of the gang plot to make Yomi jealous so she and Noriyuki will become closer. We also get a glimpse of a girl named Mei, who by right of blood should technically be the family head, but Yomi’s adopted father wants to hand down the family name to her. Of course, if Yomi were to die, Mei would become the head by default. I’m interested to see if Mei has anything to do with the breakdown in Yomi and Kagura’s relationship that is obviously to come.
Oh man, Madam Red’s past is so excruciatingly sad… I almost started crying right as I ran on the treadmill. (Which actually wouldn’t be a first).
I love the importance placed on the colour red itself, and how it punctuated every black and white scene as we saw her progress from hatred, acceptance, and then subsequent loathing of the colour itself and all it represented to her.
Chiaki’s agent is a big, fat liar, but at least he’s going to get a chance to lead an orchestra. I assume we’ll spend some time watching as he convinces them to like him, which doesn’t really excite me, but we’ll see where it goes. The dynamics of his relationship with Nodame never fail to intrigue. She’s always been open about her love for him, but will he ever acknowledge his own feelings? It feels like he’s slowly starting to, but he has this huge emotional block that just won’t allow it. Perhaps he’s always used his serious student ways to run away from his own feelings.