Episode 03 Aloof
Nanaki village turned out to be an empty town with no inhabitants. Seeing the inconsistencies with the prior information about the village, the tour members are fostering a sense of distrust. Meanwhile, Masaki and Yottsun disappeared. Feeling even more uneasy, they started searching for the missing two. Fortunately, they found Masaki, but still cannot find Yottsun. Does something lurk in this village? In an ugly and foul mood, they decided to split up in groups for lodging.
Yottsun and Masaki disappeared. The tour members searched for the two, but only managed to find
Masaki. As they heard a roar of a beast and found a claw mark, they gave up on looking for Yottsun. Their new life in the “supposedly” Nanaki village got off to a rocky start.
Every single member of the tour seems somehow off. Daahara, the host, is also an odd one. He just went ahead on grouping them for lodging with Yottsun still missing, and showed how calm and composed he was somehow. He did mention about allowing a member to leave the tour in the middle in the first episode, but he now sounds like he is not going to let anyone retire from the tour.
What’s with his composure? A bear-like beast inhabits around the village and a participant is missing, yet he blandly manages to work as a host, let alone shows no fear at all. He smells something fishy. Has he set all this up, or does he actually feel nothing at all?
The most dangerous looking character may be Jack, whose real name is Sasaki. He had stabbed his classmate at school and has a history of juvenile detention. When he had a quarrel with Judgeness, he was almost launching an attack on him with a hoe. On the other hand, he had been bullied at school, and it was implied that he wasn’t originally violent. Besides, the quarrel with Judgeness was more about him losing all the patience after being offended repeatedly.
The members who saw Jack’s behavior decided to lock him up in the basement cell, which seems a bit excessive, but all the members accepted doing so anyway. The fact that none of them seriously tried to stop this action gives us an impression that they are all out of their mind. Mitsumune, however, shows a bit of conscience by attempting to check up on Jack in the cell. Apparently, not all of them are helpless.
But why is there a cell in this village? Did this village have a criminal in the past? It is possible that the ex-villagers had made this cell for such a purpose and left it as it is.
This supposedly Nanaki village is filled with mysteries. Weird behaviors and actions are seen by both the host and the participants.
What in the world is lurking in this village? Is it someone, or is it something, a kind of a phantom or monster? Or is it a completely different existence that we can’t think of? I can’t take my eyes off of this mystery-shrouded show!