It's hard to believe that people like Rea's father actually exist. It's even harder to believe that no one who has come in contact with him has realized how perverse and brain-damaged he really is.
With Rea now settled into the Chihiro household, things are starting to calm down a bit. All is well as long as Rea eats her hydrangea leaves every hour or two in order to keep her from relapsing into zombie mode. It's also made clear that she's unable to be in the sunlight for prolonged periods of time due to the decay she would experience.
Rewind a couple episodes and recall Rea asking Furuya to treat her like a normal girl, then fast forward back to this episode, and that's essentially the basis of this particular episode. Furuya takes Rea to shop for clothes, going from store to store, trying on numerous different clothes. It's nice to be able to put down the usual zombie-ness of the show and for once seeing the two do something normal kids their age do. I must point out however, that there are times when it seems strange how Rea is presented. I understand the fact that she's a zombie and all, but it just doesn't feel right to me when she's acting like a normal human while having pale skin and red eyes. I mean, people are bound to notice yes? I guess with a decent storyline like this, these small issues can be overlooked.
This episode marks the beginning of Rea's father's arc, which I must say, am not looking forward to watching simply because he disgusts me to the point where I feel like dropping the show whenever he appears. I can'f exactly say the way Rea's father is portrayed is too extreme, but I definitely feels there's room for a little more intellectual sense to be applied to the character. Disregarding the beyond-perverse father, after failing to kidnap Rea due to her immense strength, three men hired by Rea's father end up kidnapping Furuya, and taking him to Rea's father. I can't imagine what kind of inhumane acts her father will perform on Furuya, but I just hope he doesn't get castrated, or he can find a way to escape. This is obviously a trap to lure Rea back, but I just can't see her father winning this battle, especially since Rea's already dead. You want to control a dead person?
As always, Ranko fanservice to end things on a more positive note.
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