After a funeral for Yuuko was held, Yuuko decided that she and Teiichi should had a proper date. They had a fun time until the sad reality hit them: Yuuko is a ghost ready to move on after she merged with her shadow and accepted her death. After a very emotional farewell that culminated with a kiss, Yuuko vanished. But, Yuuko reappeared, saying she was not ready to move on yet.
Episode 12 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia was well crafted with the usual gorgeous animation and an emotional and powerful love scene, coupled with a sad but beautiful song. Up to this point, the conclusion was very good and would have enhanced the legacy of the series as a whole. But the creators had to screw the mature ending by making Yuuko return. If this was done to hint at a potential second season, it was unnecessary. This episode gets a 7 out of 10.
As a result of seeing Yuuko's memories, Teiichi could not touch Yuuko because it reminded her of the painful past. Teiichi was desperate, but Kirie decided to help him. After Teiichi and Yuuko learned to communicate through a notebook, Kirie introduced her grandmother, Yukariko, to Teiichi. Teiichi and Yuuko confronted Shadow Yuuko. This time Teiichi appeared to have convinced the two Yuukos to merge.
Episode 11 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia has paved the way to the conclusion of the series. There is not much to analyze, except for Kirie's decision to give up Teiichi's love in favor of seeing him and Yuuko happy together. Things to have finally started to solve, but the mysterious ending of episode 11 has left some doubts. This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
In episode 10 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Teiichi relived the memories of Yuuko's death through her eyes. Sixty years ago an epidemic was ravaging the town where Seikyou Academy is located. Yuuko was taking care of a little girl, Asa (who was probably already infected). Yuuko's sister, Yukariko, opposed this, but good hearted Yuuko wanted to help as much as she could. Things turned horrible when some crazed adults decided to sacrifice Asa in the hope of ending the epidemic. Yuuko went to Asa's rescue and ended up being the sacrifice instead.
This was an emotional episode. There were not many new revelations because most of the information in the episode has been revealed during the series. The most significant revelation is that Yuuko bitterly accepted her fate to be a sacrifice, but she was forced by the crazy adults. This was a very good episode, but I will only give it a 9 out of 10 because most of the information from this episode was previously revealed.
Things appeared to have calmed down with Yuuko returning to her silly ways. But she has slowly began to show more emotions like jealousy, loneliness and even shyness. When the members of the club headed home, Yuuko began to feel very lonely and despite her best effort to run after Teiichi, she remained trapped in the school. Shadow Yuuko confronted Yuuko by trying to make her remember and accept the past and probably merge with the "kind" Yuuko. Teiichi came back to the school to rescue Yuuko. He inadvertently touched Shadow Yuuko and appeared to have been sent to Yuuko's past memories.
There is not much to analyze about episode 9 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. Shadow Yuuko has become somewhat of an empathic figure. It was a good episode that followed the logical direction any series should take: find out the truth and reach a conclusion. This episode scores high with a 9 out of 10 because the conclusion has finally been set in motion.
Teiichi consulted with Kirie on what he should do after Yuuko advised him to never see her again. Kirie reminded Teiichi that Momoe admires him because he knows what to do. Teiichi did his best to try to forget Yuuko. Momoe had lots of screen time as she took care of a convalescent Teiichi. Momoe also showed her sweet and understanding heart. At the end Teiichi could not take it anymore and, against Kirie's advice, decided to look for Yuuko. Teiich and Yuuko confessed their love for each other.
Episode 8 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia began with a high volume of intense emotions but slowly felt into a semi-slow rhythm. It was a good episode, but the plot did not really advance much. The best things of this episode were Kirie's sloppy love confession and strong emotions toward Teiichi, Momoe's sweetness and the apparition of Shadow Yuuko reminding us that things are not probably going to be easily solved with a simple boob grab. This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
Yuuko was once again being her usual self: goofy, clingy and jealous. Teiichi, however, felt something wrong with Yuuko. Kirie explained to Teiichi that the ominous shadow was more likely a split personality of Yuuko, full of negative emotions. Teiichi also figured out with Yuuko that she volunteered to be a human sacrifice in order to stop an epidemic. At the end of the episode Yuuko's evil shadow appeared and confirmed that she carries all Yuuko's grudges and memories. Things went back to square one as the shadow caused Yuuko's few recovered memories to disappear.
Episode 7 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia has to be the best so far. The idea of the split personality makes a lot of sense and is very interesting. I like the direction the series has taken, but I feel that the whole truth has not come up yet. Just when I was wondering if Dusk Maiden of Amnesia was going to have multiple seasons, the revelations of episode 7 appear to confirm that the story will end with episode 12. This episode gets a 10 out of 10.
Episode 6 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia began with rumors about a monster, named Akahito, hunting the school (during the still running culture festival). Everyone seemed to be having fun but a student, Yuuko Kirishima, was spreading the rumor that Akahito was looking for Yuuko (the ghost) because it needed a sacrifice. Kirishima wanted to destroy Yuuko and all other of the school's ghost stories because she felt harassed because of her name. Things turned against Kirishima when a student mob tried to lynch Kirishima, but the members of the Paranormal Investigation Club managed to save her.
I have mixed feelings about this episode. Things got a little darker, but I feel that involving other students could disrupt the flow of the story. Two observations: first, Yuuko initially felt sorry for Kirishima's suffering but seemed apathetic towards helping her. Second, at the end of episode 6, Kirie saw again an ominous specter in Yuuko's shape. I truly want to believe that Yuuko is a good being, but the mystery makes me wonder. This episode gets a 8 out of 10 because it felt fragmented and out of focus.
Seikyou Academy held its cultural festival. Not surprisingly, Yuuko decided that the club should do a haunted house. In this episode Kirie and Momoe became closer as they hunted for mysteries and had fun at the festival. The best thing about episode 5 occurred when Kirie (dressed as a cosplay maid with a long hair wig) realized that she is much better looking than she gives herself credit. However, things turned sour when Kirie was looking at the mirror and realized how much she looks like Yuuko. Kirie seems to have a sort of inferiority complex toward Yuuko that makes her see her great aunt as an rival.
This was a very interesting episode. Kirie is slowly becoming a more prominent character. I feel like some of the mystery surrounding the series is connected to Kirie. We finally saw the main characters interact with other students. I really like how the creators of the series can ramp up the tension in an instant. The series shines when things get intense and scary. I give episode 5 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia a 9 out of 10 because although the Kirie stuff was great, the episode was choppy and never seemed to get into a rhythm.
At the end of summer break the members of the Paranormal Investigation Club decided to have a training camp and stay overnight at school to investigate ghost mysteries. The episode began with the girls on bikinis and some silliness. It was hinted in the last episode that there is another ghost besides Yuuko. Even though, she is easily frightened of ghosts, Kirie wants to learn the truth behind the scary ghost she once saw (at one time Kirie confused this ghost with Yuuko).
This was a great episode with more revelations. The series is getting a bit "haremy" with Kirie hinting at
romantic interest toward Teiichi. The great thing about Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is that it is able to combine comedy, romance an even fan service without losing its mysterious focus and plot. The series keeps getting better as more is revealed about the characters and the mysteries keep twisting. Episode 4 of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia gets a 10 out of 10
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In this episode some very interesting facts were revealed. This is another flashback episode. Episode 3 began with Yuuko giving Teiichi her usual teasing, jealousy and clingy treatment. Teiichi then met for the very first time with Kirie. She asked Teiichi to meet to warn him about Yuuko being an evil and vindictive spirit. Kirie and Teiichi confront Yuuko and see her "true" ugly form. Also, it turns out that Kirie is blood related to Yuuko. After Teiichi made up with and decided to support Yuuko, he and Kirie discovered a strange room in the basement, near Yuuko's remains.
I am really liking and enjoying Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. I absolutely adore the playful Yuuko, but her obsession with Teiichi is kind of scary. I am a sucker for suffering women, and Yuuko appears to have suffered while she was alive. It is also nice that we got a glimpse of the school and how gorgeous the daylight animation is too. I am giving this episode a 10 out of 10 because things went up a couple of notches. I am wondering if there is enough source material to make Dusk Maiden of Amnesia a 25 plus episodes series.