the portrayal of midari is… distasteful? i'm not entirely sure how to put this as it is pretty accurate but was
left a little more ambiguous in the manga. that might entirely be bias in my own reading, but it feels shoehorned into a trope rather than being raw. i don't like that
why do the subs keep saying "ryota" whenever yumeko says "suzui-san"? this feels like manufactured closeness by the translator, as it seems like she calls him by his last name all the way through the series.
the intensity is also off to me. this feels like a sane person's interpretation of this brand of insanity, so the intensity is out of tune to the emotional highs and lows that seem to exist.
ah, episode 2 nailed it down. it has the wrong type of "perverse" feeling to it. sumaragi is too sexualized and not enough of the right "insane" feeling. yumeko is the same, it feels like an act compared to the original material to me.
the proper pun here is "if it is not all in?" but that's not what i'm trying to get at because it's not about the wager but of the strength required to take the full step forward with the consequences it carries rather than a symbolic half-step to be walked back for plot reasons.
tbh for the longest time yandere-chan seemed to be the only one that came close to getting it, although that has more to do with amount of personal resolve that character has displayed so far. everyone else is so weak willed, what's the point in any gamble if it's not definitive?
the fallacy of trying to prescribe her motive is a normal sane person thing to do, so i get why all her opponents do it. i'm not sure that convenient words exist to illustrate this, but yumeko is a hedonist. mary seems like she is starting to see that too, everyone else is lost.
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