The Ones Within Review Episode 8

Hot Springs… Meh

Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 9

This was kind of a nothing episode. I mean, stuff happened, I’m just not sure any of it mattered until the very end. Which is possibly what they were aiming for with lulling s into a false sense of fanservice outdoor bath shenanigans before dropping an actual bombshell, but in honesty between being exhausted in general from work this week and then feeling nearly lulled to sleep in the early stages of this episode, by the time we got to the ‘dramatic’ ending I was largely indifferent and kind of just thought, ‘oh’.

Anyway, the characters are recovering from the game of hide and seek and Pakka suggests they take advantage of the bath. Before that happens though Roro and Onigasaki are deep in conversation that seems serious but turns out to be an utter red herring. And yet, Onigasaki has the information on each of the characters taken from Roro’s room during hide and seek so maybe there was something important first.

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The guys then go to the bath and find that Pakka is already in the bath, llama head and suit still on. Iride is more or less unphased and jumps in anyway but after a little bit of silliness, Pakka is kicked out by the others and then he swaps the signs around. When the girls arrive, they enter the same bath as the boys and well exactly what you would expect to happen does.

Still, that information from earlier turns out to be important as Onigasaki reads his own information and then goes with his sword higher up the tower. Then we find out it’s the next morning and he’s gone missing before we find out he’s been placed in the white room.

This probably would have worked better if I hadn’t watched it while exhausted. I really can’t even process whether any of this matters or not. I guess we’ll find out next week if being in the white room is a problem or whether there are any stakes here.


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