Last week, jreding pointed out that the characters from UN-GO can actually be pretty cute. Now that I was looking out for it this week, I can say that they really are adorable. Check out this scene where Rie volunteers to be Izumi’s assistant:
Rie’s adorable! In the first screenshot, you can see a slight flush to her cheek. She’s determined to go, but subconsciously embarrassed at what she’s wearing. When it’s pointed out that the maid costume is completely unnecessary, she gives a full blush, but simultaneously knits her brow in anger.
Rie’s equally cute when she’s attempting to arrest Shinjuurou, or when she’s getting tased:
And when she’s teasing Shinjuurou:
Rie isn’t the only one with a certain cuteness to her. Inga’s child form has a similar appeal. We got a blush from Izumi after she recovered from the brainwashing. Kazamori has this cute and innocent charm too, when he / she isn’t a sexy hacker soaring through the Matrix and dodging bullets:
Even our evil villain can be cute!
But it’s a subdued level of cuteness. Just because the villain can wear a goofy grin doesn’t take away from how threatening he is. Rie blushes and teases, but she isn’t an obnoxious tsundere. UN-GO takes the Middle Path: moe in moderation.
I was right that the novelist’s assistant was Inga’s opposite, but wrong in the particulars. She has “the power to turn people’s words into reality.” Inga, of course, has the power to turn people’s realities into words.
- What? Shinjuurou was popular?
- I thought it was hilarious how the novelist made Izumi and Rie switch costumes. It definitely fits their personalities better this way!
- The actual mystery from the movie last week seemed more like a side story, but it had an interesting conclusion nonetheless. The quotes at the end of the movie made sense. I’m still not entirely sure why the guard agreed to cooperate with the novelist though.
- I wasn’t expecting Shinjuurou to stay. What does he mean by the above quote? From the preview, next week’s episode looks like it will be amazing.