Did she really kill her parents? That’s what caught my attention in this episode, because if I had to be brutally honest next to nothing happened. This was a dialogue-heavy episode, the speaking taking place in three scenes. Just three. Saikawa-sensei’s room, where most of the episode took place, the restaurant where they ate afterwards, and the weird room Nishinosono was talking to Dr. Magata.
Subete ga F ni Naru, or as now I’ll be calling it The Perfect Insider as the name is too damn long, is a mystery show and all of this mystery revolves around Shiki Magata. Before I talk about her though, I’ll talk about the episode and the other characters, which wasn’t much. We have Moe Nishinosono, a rich girl who’s infatuated with her deep philosophical professor, Saikawa-sensei. Saikawa-sensei is actually the last apprentice to Nishinosono’s father and he’s a pretty brilliant scientist who’s won many awards. Nishinosono visits Saikawa a lot it appears, especially because she’s attracted to him. A man with a smoking and caffeine addiction who speaks with deep thoughts about who we are, where are we going, etc. Later we find out that’s exactly what Dr. Magata said. These two talk for a long time about things I didn’t particularly care about, really nothing they talked about was too important but we did get to see their personalities shine. Though I think Nishinosono lacked some as all I know about her character is that she loves Saikawa and gets jealous really easily, like when that random woman came in with a gift for sensei. That was completely irrelevant and awkwardly long by the way. Some other characters some along the way and later she and Saikawa go out to eat and the characters before happen to be at the same restaurant too and they talk about Dr. Magata again, namely that Nishinosono actually went to talk to her.
Dr. Magata was a child genius and she came from a prestigious family. Both her parents with doctorates and she following suit but at a much younger age. But when she was a child, her parents were murdered. The murderer was Magata herself, but she denied this and said that the one that killed her parents…was a doll. And afterwards the doll disappeared, but no one believed her story. In the end, Magata was declared non compos mentis, or clinically insane, so she was declared not guilty. She then escaped to an island far away and that’s where she’s done her research. She’s a hard person to have interviews with as she only does this through video chat. So with this murder and her running away to this island, she’s full of mystery. And I’m very much intrigued by her.
The guy that keeps bringing up their seminar trip finally got his wish (kinda) when Nishinosono declared that they would go to the island where Dr. Magata is to meet with her in person and finally throughout this whole episode, Saikawa-sensei smiled. Which prompted Nishinosono’s jealousy, blah blah blah, I don’t really care about all that.
We get a little more history about Magata. We know that she was always a child genius, but there was this man we opened up with that began writing in a journal and it appears to be the same man that held Magata when she was a little girl. He must be related to her somehow. Magata was always one to think, about what happens when people die, what happens in the future, basically all the things sensei said. Magata is so interesting to me right now even though she barely appeared in this episode. She’s a genius but her reputation has been tarnished with her parents murder that was pinned on her but then dismissed when she brought up that story about the doll. I’m not entirely sure what she means about that right now but for some reason I don’t think she’s lying at all. Something must have happened and I really want to know what. I want to know more about her.
I’m indifferent to the other characters but sensei seems pretty interesting to me. Nishinosono is a pretty bright girl but right now her character is only “I love sensei and I get jealous when other women mention him”. So I don’t like that. And to be honest, this episode was extremely slow. It was dialogue-heavy and static so it wasn’t the most thrilling. But we do have a mystery on our hands related to Dr. Magata and our main characters and probably going to be the ones to solve this murder case and just see whether or not Magata’s been innocent or guilty all this time. Like I said, I’m intrigued by Magata, so even though this The Perfect Insider had an extremely slow start, I want to keep watching. This looks like it’ll be a really good mystery show to compete with Sakurako-san, two mystery shows with radically different feels.
I especially loved how unique the OP and ED sequences were, the OP being my favorite with the beautiful visuals and great song. The colors are a little muted but that just really adds to this dreary and mysterious feel of this show. Characters are a little whatever right now, it had a slow start, but we’ll be sure to see the plot kick in by next episode.
Possibility of watching: Yes!
Possibility of blogging: Thursdays are busy for me, but I’ll still take it.