WTF, the penguins ate a wild bird?! I think this is the first time they actually ate living things… Maybe it means their owners have become corrupted. “The ends justify the means”
Threetie is stronger than Himari.
Critical translation error in ep6 😦
I misinterpreted 「焼却処分」 as destruction of Shouma instead of incineration of the diary. Kind of a dumb mistake, but I really didn’t think she meant the diary… how can you have the time burn it when a guy’s trying to steal it from you by force? But then again, it’s anime.
Penguins following their masters in the fight. Offensive when their owner is.
I really liked how they presented the little moray eel wrapping itself around the sea otter to show they’re slowly taking hold of Ringo’s father in her imagination.
Long sequences of Ringo imaginations since this is another no-Survival-Strategy episode. Need those easy-to-draw, easy-to-animate stuff to save the budget for when it really matters later in this episode. Exactly what happened in the other recycle-less episode, Ep4.
Beautiful scene. Triumphant pose in the public. Notice her hand is at the bottom of the circular statue in the background. Ringo holds the power of fate in her hands (as mentioned later as the “Circle/Wheel of Fate”). BTW, this is a real place in Ikebukuro.
It’s kind of ridiculous how Shouma also gets carried away with his imagination too. Apparently, his hunches are almost always wrong. He would indeed make a nice couple with Ringo.
“Curry-rice-shaped Mont Blanc”. Yes, it looks disgusting.
The penguin speaks for the very first time?! It clear says 「バタンキュー」, which was a joke in a really old comedy skit meaning “to suddenly drop dead”. The term is purportedly derived from 「バタン (the sound of something – like bodies – dropping)」 or 「バクダン (bomb)」 with 「キュー (Onomatopoeia for dying)」. Eventually, the joke has become a real word.
The original joke was about drinking illicitly manufactured kasutori shōchū after WWII, which in some cases were just methyl alcohol diluted with water. People who drank it just dropped dead or got seriously wasted. That’s why it’s a really appropriate thing for #2 to say in this episode.
“pwnt” is the most appropriate translation here, isn’t it? Especially since I’m with a group named “gg” lol
They finally go all-out. Sometimes, it’s easier to see flaws in others than yourself. A minor epiphany moment for both.
It was apparent for quite a while that Ringo was just following the diary, but it becomes clear here that her love was a lie. The title of this episode is pretty interesting in that it implies that Shouma would love her despite her flaws. Those two are sort of an obvious couple, but I guess it shows here that he was just being tsundere (actually, tsuntsun) the whole time.
Fate being a “circle” or a “wheel”… It appears to be a confirmation of the “fate is a wheel theory” as I posted earlier.
The biker appears to be Natsume. At least female. But who knows, maybe it was a man in disguise.
Whoever it was, I think this scene is significant in that whoever grabbed Ringo’s diary knew it was going to fall down from the condo. She’d have to prepare this in advance. In other words, the mugger must already have the power to control, or at least predict fate.
The question is, why she didn’t just wait by the sidewalk and grab the whole thing… The only obvious reason I can think of is to get Shouma in an accident.
The diary is split in half. Does this mean the diary will lose its power, or will they be sharing it? If this was Death Note, two people would have the power to kill, which would be pretty messy down the road since this diary controls fate. Whose fate will prevail?
I really like the art in these two scenes. The use of color in the first screenshot is wonderful. The background is pretty much the color spectrum, yet it retains the gloomy, dreamlike atmosphere instead of a happy rainbow. The shock effect of the way the camera zooms into Ringo and Shouma was equally impressive.
Then Shouma gets hit, and we see insanely smooth animation after we’re using to watching this blurry crap for the whole episode. Impeccable use of buildups, even using animation quality to emphasize the most important and shocking scenes in this episode.
I think Mawaru Penguindrum 08 – Even if Your Love is a Lie, I… was a really slow episode, but the direction (namely, the storyboard and presentation) was excellent. Ringo lets out a whimper right before Shouma pushed her to safety. This kind of attention to detail is why I really love this show. Ringo’s seiyuu was outstanding in this episode as well.
Ringo is a crazy character almost to the point of being comical, but I find myself feeling sorry for her. Why must everything go so horribly wrong for her? I hate the word “fate”.
Episode rating: 9.0 / 10