Kamisama no Memochou takes a rather meticulous turn as the oddly delivered incident of last episode proves to in-fact be a current affair – Ayaka is hospitalized after an attempted suicide.
Narumi was narrating events in the previous episode whilst he seemingly stumbled upon the story of Ayaka falling to her death – the perspective offered in which he shared this story with us was one difficult to comprehend. He was speaking in a fashion one could assume was retrospective, although that appears to have not been the case – unless the accompanying imagery was entirely unrelated.
Regardless, this episode begins with Ayaka laying half-dead in a hospital – it is perceived she may have tried to commit suicide. The episode then basically follows Narumi as he gravels in his dissatisfaction over the distasteful state which Ayaka resides. He comes to convince himself to take a more active and less sorrowful approach. Having avoided them for a while out of some form of guilt, he decides to finally head over to the NEET detective crew – finding only Tetsu, he asks for boxing lessons hoping to remedy his weakness.
Aside from that straightforward reunion, he checks up on Alice – and interestingly, several minutes of typical jabber between the two results in him officially becoming her assistant. Yet from the way Alice describes it, it sounds more as if he’s more of a slave, or expendable selection of human body parts.
As one watches further however, Alice indicates the proposed suicide situation may be misleading as the circumstances do not match up. From here, the story swivels along a course of little detail and unspecified specifics – in other words, it is the episode in which the characters come to realize the entire story whilst only delivering half of it to us, so as to build suspense and finalize it later on in another episode.
Narumi comes to learn something which we’ve presumed since the previous episode – we’d assumed from her actions Ayaka was growing the “AngelFix” drugs either purposefully or inadvertently for her brother. The latter of the two indeed turns out to have been the matter – now Narumi wishes to uncover the truth of it all by asking Ayaka’s brother Toshi. He first however must get around the Fourth who has sent his gigantic army of burly men in search of the drug addicts, as well as Toshi’s generic bishounen “friend”.
The episode is one which envelops complications around the story – if you’ve kept up with Kami Memo for a while now, you should have come to notice there are episode which initiate a problem, develop the plot, and finally, the full action episodes. The last of the three being the one where it all goes down, Narumi rushes to the rescue, and the day is saved. This episode happens to be the second of the three – it develops the plot by entangling it with newly arisen questions and a lack of answers amongst a rapidly heating situation.
Whilst undeniably interesting, the aspect of suspense present is slightly lacking in terms of engaging an audience – if anything, it is irritating as one turn leads to but another of anticipated proportions. The series completely fails however at compelling the viewer as a whole – other facets suffice for this weaker story element, keeping us entranced in hopes of viewing the next episode.