With Mirai Nikki on hold this week, my thoughts on Another still coalescing, and a dearth of good post ideas that don’t require me to suffer the indignity of listening to Rick Santorum stuttering his way through explaining away his hilariously evident bigotry, I was at a loss of where to go from here. So here we go again, the second Search Term FAQ Extravaganza! Much like the first time, I take the first ten questions that I find that led to my site, edited for capitalization only, and answer them to the best of my ability. While these weren’t quite as fun as last time, at least I was able to answer them.
1. “Why Is Mirai Nikki episode 20 not out yet?”
Because somebody out there realized that I can only gush about it so much before it all runs together and I need a break. That’s the only theory that I have, anyway, since I feel as shafted as the rest of you. Damn this series, for not taking somebody watching for free in a different country that has no impact on their ratings or sales into consideration! Alright, doing good so far, time for question two!
2. “I love girls daily?”
… Nevermind, moving on!
3. “No. 6 what are the bees?”
The bees in No. 6 are most likely symbolic for the complacency of the people undoing them in the end and exposing them to the conditions of the outside world. Or a more stupid, literal interpretation without context is that they’re the wrath of a nature goddess that culminates in the form of cyclones that get off on tearing down walls. I wish I were making that up, because that would make No. 6 substantially less dumb.
4. “Ano Hana how she die?”
It was implied that Menma fell down a riverbank and either drowned or died from the trauma. It’s somehow much less depressing than it sounds, and I don’t know if saying that makes me a horrible person or if everything else does.
5. “Denpa Onna ending?”
Yep, this time not on a baseball episode!
6. “Mirai Nikki autoerotic homicide?”
If it happened in the show, I wouldn’t be surprised given everything else that’s happened. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the motivation behind many of Yuno’s actions. But thus far, nothing’s been explicitly stated as being done for the sake of eroticism. Here’s hoping against hope that some slips through though!
7. “Mawaru Penguindrum epsidoe 12 Himari died?”
Nope! Well, kind of. It’s a long story, and I’d rather this remain as spoiler-free as possible, so read my post on the episode if you’re desperate to know.
8. “Why Franken Fran ended?”
I lay awake at night, still reeling from this shocking news, asking myself the very same question. I’m afraid nobody knows the answer, but we must all move on.
9. “How sad is Ano Hana?”
To give you a clue, imagine Grave of the Fireflies, The Elephant Man, and the first five minutes of UP combined into one large, tearful package. Ano Hana is nothing like that. I mean the characters do nothing but cry at the end, but I found it too overblown to be tragic.
10. “Any anime like Inu x Boku SS?”
You mean with a handsome bishounen butler, dichromatic eyes, a Mary Sue with social issues, a guy who tries to act tough but ends up more adorable than threatening, or a group of half-demons? No, I can’t think of a single anime like that.
Well, that’s the best of the best of the past seven days, for better or for worse. If anybody feels like answering the questions themselves, feel free to comment with your improvements!