Finally, the mystery on “Juumonuji “ comes to an exciting close (with a hidden surprise).
Believe it or not, the first half tricked me a bit since the culprit attacked the Classic Literature Club while not revealing himself. At the mean time, they sold a lot of copies of their anthologies, which its execution is very questionable. Needless to say, it was quite obvious that a student council member, Kugayama done a copycat of Kudryavka’s Order, a novel that never got released since somebody lost the manuscripts. Still, the way Hountarou figured out his little prank and able to use it to his advantage while hiding the culprit’s identity amazes me. Yeah, they definitely deceived everyone, although I’m surprised that nobody noticed the blackmailing except Satoshi, Hountarou and Kugayama. If Eru found out, god knows how she will react to it.
On the other hand, we see a resolve between Mayaka and Kochi. After all that bullying that went on during the festival, it seems that her ideals are kind of messed up. The problem lies with “x must be good, everyone should read it!” Like with everything in life, what people conceives as good or bad is subjective. This is because each person has different tastes. For instance, there might be people who loves comedy, but doesn’t care in the world for mecha anime. If someone recommends a mecha anime to that person, no matter how good it is, the person will become uninterested in it after watching a few episodes and drop it. The same happened to Kochi as she read part of the manga that Mayaka talked about, but stopped half way because she lacked interest. It’s the same thing, but a different situation.
With the mystery finally over, it’s a hell of a prank since no ordinary human could figure out the truth. However it’s amusing how the president laid out all the targets in a convenient manner without anyone realizing. Still, it seemed more like Satoshi vs Hountaou because of the latter’s assets. While he never got a chance to solve the mystery for himself, at least he gets his payback by intentionally controlling Eru’s curiosity on Hountaou. That should be fun when they share each other’s stories over meeting the goal of selling 200 anthologies with 40000 yen of revenue (about $510.59 in US Dollars)!
Also, I almost forgot…¶