Kurozuka 11 – Suprise…Surprise…Suprised?

At this point, to me it seems pretty clear that there is no thousand year old “Omniyoji”, that somehow, she’s behind everything from the very beginning. I don’t know and I’m not saying that is the truth. In fact, when other people often guess the plot or the ending to a movie (back in college, one of my friends figured out the ending of “Seven” about 30 minutes before the ending), I have to see the end.

I was surprised that the Noh play wasn’t like some sort of introduction device, but was actually taking place in the story itself! All the Japanese references were foreign to me and so I didn’t know what the masks meant. But I was stunned by the outcome of the episode anyway.

It was satisfying to see Hasegawa down the hatch and it was good to hear the chime when the job was done.

A big part of the element of this show hinges on Kuro’s memories, but few episodes ago there didn’t seem to be any hints that if they were true or false; although I did get suspicious about his recollections, but more and more, little hints here and there started to point out that his perfect eternal lover wasn’t so great after all.

To me, clue one wasn’t the part where she cut his head off; it was in the village where the painter guy painted a grotesque picture of her.

Now, there are some things that I’m not satisfied with:

1. Kuro’s protector when he was Minamoto (anyone still remembers that) – what happened to him? Why did he betray Kuro? If the Omniyoji isn’t real, then that subplot doesn’t hold up. Unless the reality is that Kuromitsu seduced him as well.

2. The many flashbacks – some of the stories never panned out and never seemed to have any importance, they’re there to confuse people.

3. The lack of any explanation at all as to how the “Omniyoji’s organization” survived and became the Red Emperor’s organization, especially if the Omniyoji wasn’t real.

It was implied that Kuro slept with Rai…But damn, with her severe bodily damage, how could they do it? Just thought I’d point that out for thoughts.

Let’s see what happens in episode 12.

Author: Ray

I'm a hardcore Anime Fan and I'm proud of it. I know so many things and I've acquired so much knowledge you wouldn't believe. But my love is anime. I've been drifting in this world for so long that I don't even know what an anchor means. I've seen so many shows that I've lost count. The only thing I'm sure of myself is that I care for the lowly and disenfranchised. I hate the rich and powerful and I love what I do, or what I can do. I like anime and I don't mind watching different types of shows. I have experience in different types of Japanese animation. I would be called an "expert" in a bizzaro world. One day, I'd like to start a revolution. I love the US, pizza, beer, sashimi, Chinese food, and steak. But I love freshly baked bread more than a well-aged steak. In reality, if I were born Japanese I'd be a real, hardcore Otaku. I love to love and I can hate strongly. I'm passionate in nature and I don't mind shedding tears. I can be reached at rayyhum777 at animediet. My Twitter is rayyhum777 at twitter.

5 thoughts on “Kurozuka 11 – Suprise…Surprise…Suprised?

  1. there are points to the flashbacks and flashforwards, did you understand the series?

      1. Guess not. Discussions and intelligent interaction is welcomed. Drive-by Mouth Shooting and other moronitude is not. I hope you never come back.

    1. @ ManuOtaku – I really liked the series overall. One problem or personal gripe – I’m rather tired of mind-fuck/time travel/dimensional hopping/whatever sci-fi wanna be jazz and this one ventures into the territory a little further than I liked. However, as noted before, it does it well enough to not to annoy. But at the end, I was left with a lot of confusion. I recommend this show for its artistic and production value (definitely the animation).

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