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#4th Epi Review : The Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami/Okitegami Kyoko No Biboroku [aka Won’t Somebody Come Take Me Home]

kyoko040101“It’s a damn cold night, trying to figure out this life;  won’t you take me by the hand, take me somewhere new…or SandGlass, whatever.”

Well, he didn’t exactly take her somewhere “new” (it was more like her place, which is located within SandGlass, surprisingly!) but hey, she still asked him to, so it’s still baby steps but slowly progressing!

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So the last episode left us wondering where did Yakusuke and Kyoko ran off to, why Sensei was laying on the ground and most importantly what was with Yakusuke’s outfit?!! Well, Sensei asked both Kyoko and Yakusuke to take care of him as he would create his last masterpiece framing the best picture one of his students would create; he is found stabbed by a pencil knife and thus both Watson (the nickname Kyoko herself appointed to him, yep baby steps still going strong) and Kyoko begin to unravel the mystery of who and why would stab Sensei on the shoulder.

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You can say, episode 3 was part 1, and episode 4 was part 2- different mysteries, very common settings. I liked the artistic tone that both of the episodes had. It’s not easy to be a good artist, being under constant pressure and sometimes having to isolate yourself to polish your talent. The episode dealt with the “lonely on the top” concept and it did approach that matter and how things can escalate if you feel like you sacrificed things to no avail and eventually losing the faith to yourself and towards the people you trusted.

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Well this episode cemented one thing- had Kyoko not had the memory reset, her relationship with Yakusuke would be skyrocket. The fact that after every single day she’s spending with him she trusts him anew, is quite telling; maybe it is that feeling, that Yakusuke has described in the last episodes in different ways- you forget but there is still some emotion-reflex.

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But they have still formed a strong bond, despite the unusual circumstances. Romantically or not, their partnership is very enjoyable to watch; Kyoko obviously can operate on her own, but it’s much better when Yakusuke helps her in his own way. He is indeed the best Watson there can be, as he told her. He’s far too ordinary to compete with her genius but that also makes him wortwhile, balancing each other.

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Kyoko is serious about her detective duties and it was shown in an intense way; had she already predicted that the woman wouldn’t harm her because she figured out she would give herself up ultimately or was she gambling way too much putting her life on the line since that is a detective’s duty? Either way, she’s serious about that, and that’s not only about the money. (she is stingy though, lol) We’re nearly halfway by the way, and we still don’t know how Kyoko lost her memory or when she decided to become a detective. The question was raised in this episode, but as Kyoko said “everything else is a company secret”.

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p.s oh right, Yakusuke’s “artistic” outift was picked by Kyoko and Horo. Really “artistic” huh? You can totally blend with something like this, totally! (..not lol)

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  2. January 29, 2016 at 10:58 am — Reply

    surprisingly impressive show. love ur review. great insight. is the manga better?

    • January 29, 2016 at 11:00 am — Reply

      Thank you and it’s not a manga (yet anyway) it’s an on-going novel at the moment!

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