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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. | Episode 9 Review

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I feel that the events in the anime Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. are out of order. I could be wrong, but I don’t feel like I am because there is no transition between the present day (Nagisa Natsunagi) to the past. There was no indication. Furthermore, I remember seeing Charlotte in the first few episodes in the present-day timeline, only for them to flashback to when both herself and Kimi were on the boat with Siesta. Which is the scene being shown now and was not something shown previously. (I could be wrong about that too).

But anyway, that’s beside the point. For me, episode nine has been an episode with yet again more unnecessary conversation. You can make a whole podcast series with the amount of conversation that has been had in Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. Now I get the whole point of it, you’re covering the light novels and the information in them for the particular scene or arc. However, you’re limited to twenty minutes per episode. So there has to be a compromise. Like in all anime, Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru., is telling a story. You must give context, something for the viewers to follow and understand because that is one of the most important things (Apart from entertainment).

That’s all well and good. However, when Siesta and Hel are having a conversation while fighting, it irks me the wrong way. It drives me mad. Especially since they’ll literally pause during the action scene just to talk to one another. Furthermore, considering that this anime has been devoid of action and mystery scenes, you would think that the one fight scene that actually matters would be epic. That is not the case, unfortunately. Like all the previous fight scenes, it’s dominated by characters who have long monologues they’d like to share. It’s frustrating, to say the least.

Something else that grinds my gears is that Siesta’s death was not satisfying at all. It was so anticlimactic that it hurt. In my opinion, Siesta’s death was probably one of the worst deaths I’ve ever seen in anime. That has to do with the fact that we do not actually see Siesta die because it cuts to Kimi and almost like a fog covers the place only to reveal Siesta on the floor, presumably dead. I would also like to point out that we don’t see any wounds or a pool of blood developing underneath Siesta or anything on her clothes that would indicate a wound. Especially when Hel took Siesta’s heart out of her body, which is weird because, in the previous episodes, you would see blood whenever someone’s heart was taken out of their body.

This, however, begs the question. Why does Nagisa Natsunagi have Siesta’s heart if Hel was the one who took it for herself immediately after Siesta’s death? That doesn’t make too much sense, but I guess it’ll be something we find out later on.

Anyway, even though episode nine was important in explaining how Siesta died. In my opinion, it did a terrible job. I didn’t feel immersed. There was too much talk and little action. Siesta’s death was also incredibly dull. Such an anticlimactic death for one of Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru‘s main characters. 1/10, F.

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