Not my favorite episode of Mirai Nikki. As most of my readers already know, I love Ninth. But come on. This was just silly.
How sad, she was a poor girl who lived in a war zone and had to steal bread to survive. Maybe this would have mattered twenty episodes ago. But now, I couldn’t care less. This doesn’t even explain why she became a terrorist anyway. The majority of poor girls in third world countries do not become terrorists. And seeing the ghost of her childhood self was just silly. Perhaps it would have been more moving if they introduced Ninth’s back story earlier. But the way they did it, it felt like they were just going for cheap sympathy.
Plus, her whole plan to kill Yukki made no sense. She would help to kill eleventh and then kill Yukki… except when the first kink comes up in Yukki’s plan she immediately decides to kill him instead. With this and how they treated Nishijima, the TV show sure gave Ninth short shrift.
The highlight of this episode was Yuno, as usual. I especially loved how she offed eleventh. He’s sitting there drinking wine in the bank vault, which only the real Gasai Yuno can access (what a contrived setup, by the way), when the door opens.
Yuno’s smile is so terrifying. I can sympathize.
The episode ending was good as well. I guess I enjoyed the rest of the episode aside from Ninth’s death.