I can’t even breathe. Akuma no Riddle doesn’t give you a breather episode even once!
Let’s see who wants to kill Haru this week.
Looks like Mahiru/Shi’nya Banba are going this week….
We’ve got two making their move and unlike Shiena, Hitsugi, and Chitaru these two are heavy hitters!
Okay let’s start this episode.
We start with Isuke, talking on the phone with her “Mama”, Esuke.
Esuke asks why hasn’t Isuke(this must be really difficult when talking) returned home yet.
Isuke comments that there’s a bug so she can’t finish yet.
I’m guessing Tokaku’s the bug…
Anyway Esuke comments that Papa(I’m guessing Esuke’s partner) misses her. Now this isn’t a big moment but this is what’s he’s doing while he’s talking to her.
Only a badass could raise Isuke Inukai and this is him.
Isuke asks if Esuke misses her too and he says he does. This really makes Isuke smile and she says she’ll be back soon with a lot of souvenirs.
Wow, I never imagined that Isuke cared about anyone. It’s clear that she loves Esuke. I wonder what her wish is…
Anyway after the opening we’ve got Nio with the freaking chairman…chairwoman of the school.
The chairwoman comments that there are only three more girls left to make their move. Nio comments that’s she’s still around.
Chairwoman laughes, apologizes, and continues. She says that because of her wish, Sumireko Hanabusa will probably go last which makes sense since she’s always shown last in the opening and she seems most pramagtic since she pulls a gun on Tokaku in the opening while she’s injured.
The Chairwoman says that she guesses that Isuke or Banba will probably make their play.
Oooh that’s bad. That means they’ll all be trapped inside and they’ll be no where to run.
We go to the bath with Tokaku and Haru where they’re talking about how it’s so quiet around because most of the girls are gone. Then we get this…
Looks like Banba’s decided to crash the bath.
After the bath the girls head back their dorms and Banba(I use her last name because calling her Shinya or Mahiru would get annoying) goes back to hers.
So basically I can’t really describe this scene. I want to say that it’s a conversation inside their soul but I’m not sure. I’m not even sure about what they’re talking about but I’ll make my best guess. I’m guessing that Mahiru has grown to like Haru as a friend so she can’t kill her. Lucky that Shinya doesn’t have those reservations.
Banba wakes up out of wherever they were, talking to Sumireko. Never thought they’d be roommates. Anyway Sumireko talks about how they’re going to be a typhoon tomorrow afternoon and Banba says it’s the perfect time for a party.
We all know that she means she’s going to make her move. I wonder what weapon she’ll use?
Go to the next scene with Isuke and Nio.
Nio comments on Isuke’s wish to have a villa bought for her parents for when they get old as well as on the upcoming typhoon.
Sounds like Nio isn’t going to participate tomorrow either.
Looks like Isuke isn’t giving up either. Things are getting interesting.
Over on the next day after a quick lesson in class Tokaku and Haru leave for the day but something interesting happens.
Looks like Banba’s making her move.
After the commercial we have Tokaku and Haru running to the dorms so they can get in before night and before Shinya comes out but we get this…
Oh hey Isuke what you doing here?
What the hell? She didn’t even send her notice.
Looks like someone that isn’t Tokaku has the advantage. Man this is a first.
Tokaku comments it’s against the rules to attack Haru if you haven’t sent your advance notice.
Isuke you clever girl. She put someone else’s name so Tokaku and Haru would lower their guard against her.
Guess when you got to get away you got to get away, right?
I think Isuke might actually win.
We have a quick flashback for Isuke’s past. Turns out that Isuke was abused by her parents and then saved by Eisuke.
Yeah…she loves her family. It’s creepy but it’s love.
Going to the next scene we’ve got Tokaku and Haru in a science room. Tokaku barricades the door shut Haru inside and goes out the window to face Isuke.
Looks like round 2!
And it looks like Tokaku’s losing, she totally on the defensive during this fight.
Oh yeah Isuke knows that Tokaku can’t kill anyone and as a result she can beat her. See an attack meant to kill and an attack meant to just hurt have different power behind them. The latter is weaker and that means that Isuke can counter it. In short Isuke’s got the advantage and she knows it.
Next scene we got Haru in the science room with something slamming into the door. Then we get this…
See if that was me she would have killed me because I would have looked.
And we end the episode with that. Turns out according to Kaiba the riddle’s kinda like a trick. Both gatekeepers are lying and both gates lead to hell.
What’s Tokaku going to do against Isuke, especially since she can counter so easily?
How’s Haru going to fight against Banba with that freaking huge sledgehammer?
We’ve got one of the best episodes here. I can’t wait to see what’s up next.
So until the next episode,
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Side Note: I’ll be making a post of all the flowers of the girls revealed up until now and what they mean. That will come up on May 30th in America because I’ve got the day off.