toddvanzetti wrote:Kinoshinta wrote:
- Spoliers for the show so I'll just put this chunk in a tag -As Jurina started narrowing down the actual culprit to the murder you kinda start to realize that besides finding out the actual murderer, she has every event prior to the murder down to every detail. Scarily enough that it causes the actual murder and accomplice to cry/become uncomfortable just being in the same room.
But even despite finding out the truth, the fact that she came up with all of the previous atrocities cancels out everything she says because no one believes her. And all that causes her to lose control of her powers is simply Rena scolding her.
Now this is when you start to feel bad for her. She begins to question her powers and reality itself as her "Mousou" goes haywire creating the number of the possible realities and twisting her little puppet thingy into something completely dark. Then she goes even as far as having a imagined Rena attempt in convincing her to give up the one thing no person should throw away. Her 'Mousou' otherwise known as one of the greatest gifts that humans have: an imagination.
She convinces herself otherwise and we're snapped back into another reality. Which turns out that the entire mystery is just a show that SKE48 is filming. We see the "real" Jurina tap into her Mousou one final time for Rena while again showing everything to the finest detail. This time she's complimented for her powers and we see a satisfied Mousou Deka.
The they throw that last little wrench at you questioning whether this is reality or not. A total mind screw >.>;
I hope that made some sense. So shoot me, I wrote a psychology paper based of the show doing acharacter analysis on Jurina.
I disagree quite a bit as to what was real.I interpret the entire program as a look into the unhinged mind of Matsui Jurina, a fanciful girl who uses being completely untethered from reality to hide her own deep emotional traumas. The first three quarters of the show is completely different from the last part. The first part is the secure fantasy world Jurina has created for herself and none of it is real. The reactions of everyone to her antics is completely unreal.
Then suddenly, they tell her how aweful she is for outing Kumi. Realistically, this would have happened much earlier, but this is her fantasy world and reality is starting to bleed in. Then she remembers the trauma is really hers, someone close to her has died. Then she confronts the trauma of being horrible to other children with the Rena visions before letting more reality slip in. Jurina is a fantastical child that works for SKE48 and her fantasy world was really a drama they were filming.
But even the drama was a fantasy. Jurina's mind is too fractured to know reality from fantasy and again she fantasizes about the mundane story of finding the phone. But even this small bit of usefulness is a fantasy, because Jurina is really just a crazy troubled kid looking for attention, hurting everyone around her, and retreating into her fantasy world where the harm she causes is accepted with gratitude by those around her.
But in the end, Jurina's grip on reality is so tenuous, that we have yet another reveal that she does not know what is real and what is not. It all has this strange happy spin in the end because Jurina is completely unhinged and is moving further away from reality because she believes it is all fun and games with SKE48.
The ultimate reality is much more likely a sad teenage girl in a straightjacket locked in a mental institution rambling about solving a murder using her 'mousou'. This girl's mother was stabbed at a remote hotel, and she hurt people with her fantasies as a small child. The trauma of the murder caused a psychotic break and she lives in the land of mousou in her head with that thing he mom made for her, Moirin.
But the show is so strange, I think it is open to many interpretations.
Indeed it is. I suppose I chose to look at it at a bit more of a positive light because I did consider using the reality in which
After turning in said paper I was actually asked by my teacher to lead the class discussions for that week simply hearing other interpretations of the character and even showed off the last couple episodes since they were so short. I even converted a few people into SKE fans all in one shot too.
kokiburi wrote:Paradox : that when Ju is out of duty that her thread is the most lively.
It's because we're not busy watching her in media and stuff :p
Jk lol who knows. I never really decided on a SKE oshi until recently when I got myself more into the group. I watched Mousou Deka purely because it was available to watch and I was bored one day.