Moe overload anime Kamisama no Memochou’s seventh episode spirals further into the realms of cute crime solving – things get quite out of hand for Narumi as he’s at the center of a series of broken promises.
A metaphor which appropriately describes this episode would be a switch is activated in the beginning of the episode, then much of the needed technical aspects occur in the background, and finally, everything explodes in an exquisite mess at the end. Basically, as result of much hard work, effort, and consideration, things end up with perhaps the worst possible outcome for Narumi.
Renji is unwilling to listen to reason as he believes the Fourth is responsible for the death of a girl named Hison. The situation as expected of any romantic related troubles is indeed complicated, no one seems to be sure who exactly is at fault, who is to blame, or even why one should blame anyone to begin with. Yet in the end, Renji points fingers at the Fourth, and the Fourth merely attempts to avoid anything related to the finger pointer.
Narumi begins running around in a quest to clear up what he believes to be a misunderstanding between the two. Neither of course are willing to hear Narumi out, although eventually, Narumi manages to somewhat get the Fourth on-board to seek assistance from superior NEET detective Alice, whose mere presence is made even more so overwhelming by her cute lolita status.
With the Fourth now seeking Alice’s services, the NEET response unit immediately mobilizes in order to uncover the truth behind the mysterious relationship of Renji, the Fourth, and this girl called Hison – as well as to figure out what exactly happened during the supposed stabbing incident.
Renji’s stance is that the Fourth purposefully brought forth Hison’s death by using her as a human shield, then accepted money exchange to keep silent about the scene. The Fourth is unwilling to share any sort of information on the matter at all – yet he does indeed state Renji’s believed interpretation of the event to be true. Both Narumi and Alice however find the Fourth’s tale to be rather smelly and composed of scales (fishy).
They speculate there to be much more to the story and for an uncertain cause, the Fourth is withholding this to himself. The story behind the trouble may be far more unfortunate for the Fourth than anyone else. Right as Narumi is en route to let Renji know of the actual nature of the happening, he receives a call letting him know the Fourth has been attacked which we can of course attribute responsibility to Renji.
Essentially, a lot of trouble is being caused by a string of misinterpretations and confusion – not to mention, a lack of cooperation. The shortage of synergy is setting both Renji and the Fourth into an unfortunate unnecessary conflict.
As we watch, we understand little of what is actually going on – yet we do overshadow the situation as it translates into something far worse. The viewer’s perspective in Kamisama no Memochou is quite unique in that is does not necessarily follow the main character, or any single character at that. Much of what Narumi does, or learns, is much of time done so in such a manner the viewer comprehends almost none of it until the final moment.
Presentation of the plot is powerful in that as aforementioned, it’s like a switch. Things progressively grew worse from Narumi’s point of view and as we anticipated, the end of the previous episode was indeed like a calm before the storm. This episode was then the approaching thunderous clouds, and the end of this episode marks the beginning of the storm. However whether you like the rain or not, you will want to stick around to see how things get wet.