The search continues to catch the thief that has been attacking various clubs.
From the look of things, they haven’t caught the thief despite being closer. Most of that help obviously came from Hountarou’s sister, which her face never gets shown fully. It makes me wonder why the producers want to do this? Perhaps they want to maintain this mysterious feeling. Even so, her giving the manga did bring the Classic Literature Club closer to solving the mystery.
Apparently, the thief is retelling one of the stories called Kudryavka’s Order, which closely follows one of Christie’s stories. The attacker is possibly using the rhyming of the Russian alphabet, except with Japanese syllables to plan it’s next attack. From the looks of it, it’s clear that he took inspiration from The A.B.C Murders, which is listed as one of the potential titles used in the next novel from the manga. Additionally, Eru found out that Kugayama Muneyoshi illustrated the manga that Hountarou’s sister gave. That should already give some indication of who might be behind all these missing items.
Sadly, I kind of felt bad for Mayaka. From the last two episodes, members in the club have constantly bullied her. If that wasn’t enough, apparently a girl smirked before purposely bumping into a student and spilling it on Mayaka. I don’t know, but I think the reason why the members acting so mean towards her is that she looks up to Haruna, a former member in the Manga Lab. Probably the members were envious of her. When she transferred schools, they decide to pick on Mayaka. To make it worse, the club president isn’t doing a thing to prevent such behavior. I seriously hope it gets resolved or otherwise, she ought to quit the club.
On the other front, it’s surprising how curious Eru was in this episode. She said the now famous catch phase several times. At one point, Satoshi tricked Houtarou into Eru’s curiosity and well, it didn’t work out too well for him. Still, I simply laughed when Houtarou implied that Eru wanted to hear a dirty story. From this, I think he knows how to control her behavior quite nicely.