I am very much excited about this week’s episode. I don’t know about you, but I was immediately drawn in by the unusual, how should I put it, the unusual customs of Sasa family. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. As you might have already guessed, the new case involves the Sasa family. Apparently, the family is struck by a curse which resulted in the death of a member, Sasa Kazamori. Yes, you read correct. Curse. Because exactly seven years ago, Sasa Komamori was also burnt to death in similar fashion.
Komamori. Kazamori. Komamori. Kazamori. Komamori. Kazamori. The name sound so similar that I was actually confused for a bit. But anyway, just to clear things up, the actual victim of the case is Sasa Kazamori. Kazamori was an adopted son of Komamori and was selected as an heir. Because he was always seen donning a mask like his late father, no one knew how he looked like. Not even his step sister, Mitsuko. Nevertheless, he seems to be growing up well as a fine man, following his father’s footsteps. To add on to that, Sasa Komamori was no ordinary person. He was a fine artificial intelligence researcher, dubbed as a genius, but unfortunately due to establishment of certain new legislation (again!) his inventions are considered illegal.
Now, how is our star detective Shinjuro related to all this mess? Kaishou Rie, riding on a white horse very much like a Prince Charming, seek for his help in proving that the whole incident isn’t a curse as requested by Mitsuko. Rie must’ve lost confidence in her father’s power of deduction after what happened the last time. I don’t think Shinjuro did anything much this time. Nevertheless, the mystery unfolded itself. Little by little. The biggest revelation was that Kazamori was never a human. He was a supercomputer, a creation of Komamori I daresay.
And I tell ya, I like how things were done here in this episode. It’s very engrossing in my opinion. The last bit came as a huge surprise. What I yet to know is why. Why the need for a Kazamori? What is Sasa family’s hidden secret? Why did the mother never say a word about it? Was she asked to keep it as a secret? Perhaps the whole chaotic condition the city is in at the moment has some sort of connection to it. And we will find out the answers to all of that next week.
I gotta say, my imaginations ran a little wild when I saw the masks. I kept thinking what’s with the mask. Disfigurement? I totally don’t buy the blushing thing because everyone is given a choice not to make public appearances. In addition, I like that Mitsuko actually made the effort in trying to discover the truth and not considering the death of her beloved brother is a result of a curse. You go girl!
Also, the thing I don’t understand is how anyone could carrying on living a lie for seven years or so. Sasa Itoji knew that Kazamori wasn’t a human and yet she let others believe that he was. Isn’t that really hard? I mean I can’t imagine the effort needed to put on a straight face every single time someone else refers Kazamori as a brother, a nephew, a colleague, a friend…a human. I’ll be extremely tired that’s for sure.
So, there you have it. Some quick recap and my thoughts on UN-GO’s third episode. Anyone enjoyed it as much as I did?
P.S I really thought Shinjuro was aiming for Rie when he picked up the stone. >.<