Rather unanticipatedly does Mirai Nikki deliver an episode deviating from the usual format of daily Yukiteru-kun and yandere affairs – coming instead with a fresh perspective of adorable terrorist girl.
The episode of course does focus on our yandere and her victim of love, our main character Yukiteru – yet before any of that is shown, this installment brings forth insight regarding a character who seemingly is far more plot critical, not to mention cuter, than we assumed upon our first encounter with her.
Relaxing in the realm of Deus Ex, the demonic chibi creature which goes by the name of “Murmur” recollects the heartfelt, shoujo manga-like, tale of the terrorist Uryuu Minene. Once upon a time while she still had both her eyes, this misunderstood little girl named Uryuu was running feverishly from the bearer of the so-called “Murder Diary”, the third diary holder appropriately known as “Third” – she decided to take him on, only to quickly learn that she had underestimated him. As it turns out, he’s totally bullet and bombproof.
This scruffily dressed invincible being continues to hound Uryuu – chasing after her everywhere she may turn within an abandoned university building until she’s left with no alternative option of escape but to jump out of a nearby window. And so Uryuu does just this – flying out and falling safely atop sacks of trash. As she lay on these bags of garbage, a male passerby notices her – yelling with realization, “You’re the wanted terrorist Uryuu Minene!” and indeed she is.
Now as we reach this moment of truth – the ethereal chibi character uses this opportunity to show-off her voice acting ability, dubbing over Uryuu’s flashback with lines one would expect from your average romance filled shoujo series. All the while, this man turns out to be a member of the police force, handcuffing Uryuu to himself without hesitation before being tugged along by Uryuu to evade the approaching serial killing madman Third.
These two manage to make a momentary getaway, with Uryuu finding herself again inside another University, if not the same one all over again. Rebellious little Uryuu notices her diary giving her a game over flag – yet she carries on, investigator attached to her hand and all. The two come to a room where they rest only for a second before Uryuu begins to demand the officer remove the handcuffs – one would think that this criminal is becoming verbally violent and insubordinate, yet her reasoning is rather justified, she has to use the restroom.
Even then however, this man doesn’t budge – forcing her to take care of her feminine troubles whilst remaining locked by the wrist. Comedy ensues to a degree of royal majesty as a conversation between the cop and Uryuu takes place – topped off by the fact the toilet does not flush, angering our radical princess into pounding it with her leg, only to end up being soaked by a resulting leak.
As she’s now wet, the cop, a true gentleman in every respect, sees that she’s shivering a fair bit – he brings her over to a room of stage costumes and insists she try on an eloquent lady-like dress, the one which we see when she’s first introduced, even removing the handcuffs so she can do so without issue. Sporting attire of pure class, immediately as she changes outfit, as does her personality take an instant shift to classic tsundere, with cuteness and moe emanating from every fiber of being, not even in a regular fashion, but vehemently so to the point of fetish rage.
Just as the cop does mention, she’s become completely adorable – wavering to give up the single item in her possession, a flashback grenade, when asked. The situation even reaches the point where Uryuu is left panicking as her cuteness is being praised – falling back only to have the cop topple over her, accidentally fondling her breast as well to serve as quite a nice touch in this romance in the making.
They band together for a short time to defeat Third – yet as all is clear, Uryuu shoots the cop and escapes into the wilderness of loneliness once more.
A second segment unrelated then initiates – this one focusing on Yandere-chan and Yukiteru as they’ve been set-up by Akise to experience a trial marriage. Yukkii and Yuno spend the day as if they were actually to be married, until they ultimately arrive to Yuno’s home to find an Akise-kun who has discovered a gigantic “hole”, or rather a super-massive crater into another world, which was dug by Yandere-tan alone. At the very start of the episode, before even the OP, it was shown that Yuno was digging a hole which “deep” wouldn’t even describe.
It’s in this chasm which expands 20,000 leagues beneath sea level which our yandere Yuno has dumped the bodies – she realizes they are what hinder Yukkii from having a regular relationship with her, yet what she doesn’t seem to understand is she’s not dealing with anything in the manner a right-minded human being would. As Akise says, her mental balance is fragile – she’s falsifying her memories to pretend that Yukkii never even visited her home before, and acting as if the bodies don’t exist.
Yet none of this is too surprising – from what we’ve seen so far, it would actually have been shocking if this weren’t the case. However Mirai Nikki is not about to end without a jaw-dropping plot changing revelation, and so we see the dastardly deceiving detective Kurusu proclaim to his police colleagues that someone has murdered the dog obsessed man, father of Hinata and diary holder Tenth, who as we saw last episode, was in fact murdered by none other than himself.
However, rather than mention this fact of criminal confession of course, he untruthfully states the prime two suspects to be yandere Yuno and our own Yukiteru. It’s clear this man is lacking any form of empathy or passion as he goes further to assert in a tone unforgiving, an order to arrest both Yuno and Yukkii.
Now do we contemplate what scheme this bastard of a man had planned. Uryuu’s still following the orders of the shameful detective – we’ve received a fair amount of information on her background, learning of how she came to be in the current scenario she is in. And if one is to predict correctly, it’s possible she may eventually confront the cop she met that day, the one who called her cute, and perhaps achieve a happy ending. We see a glimpse of this cop as the lying Kurusu was debriefing – and this acts to foreshadow more encounters to come.
Regarding Yuno, it’s just as aforementioned – if you’ve yet to already to conclude any of what this episode revealed about her, then you’re not particularly perceptive, at least not when it comes to this yandere.
On the other hand, Akise’s role remains a mystery – he’s still acting as an assistive side-character, yet one is left wondering what is his purpose, and whether or not this support will take a turn for the worst.
In the case of Kurusu, he’s essentially made his intentions clear to be iniquitous after murdering Hinata’s father. He’s been a shady character from the start – yet one need not do any heavy thinking to understand there will be a messy outcome between himself, Yuno, Yukkii, and cute terrorist girl Uryuu. Characters are going to die, and it is merely a matter of who, how, and why. Will they come to a resolution with themselves such as Hinata’s father Tenth, or shall they pass away as simply insects of society as did the killer Third?