Episode: The title is too long, so we’ll just call it “Class Trial #3”
Note: Recaps will contain spoilers
Recap: We start where we left off last week: Ishimaru and Yamada are dead, with Yamada’s last word being “Yasuhiro.” Immediately, everyone thinks of Hagakure and start looking for him. Kirigiri, who had been missing during all the incidents, shows up and tells the gang to meet them in the pool.
There, Kirigiri shows them the Justice Robo costume, which still has Hagakure stuck inside it. Hagakure explains that he was knocked out the night before after getting a note and put in the costume, but he can’t produce the note, causing the others to make him a suspect. Naegi asks Kirigiri where she was, but she refuses to tell him, only saying that she was “investigating.”
When the trial starts, all suspicions are on Hagakure as the suspect. Celes brings out evidence of the cosplay construction she found in Hagakure’s room, but Naegi notes that the plans for the cosplay and a note that he received from Hagakure were not written in the same handwriting. He also notes that whoever killed Ishimaru and Yamada had to carry them on the cart that was in the room with them, and would have to bend at the waist in order to do so – which would have been impossible for someone wearing the Justice Robo costume since it didn’t bend. When Celes’ picture of Yamada being attacked is brought up, she tries to state it as proof, while also accusing Kirigiri of possibly being a suspect.
Kirigiri, however, points out that no one could carry Yamada between two floors in such a short amount of time because of his weight – except Yamada himself. Celes says that Yamada couldn’t have been alive because of the Corpse Discovery Announcement made when his body was found, but Kirigiri said that both bodies were found at roughly the same time, so the announcement wasn’t for Yamada. Celes insists that it was, but Naegi points out that Yamada’s glasses were covered in blood (most likely from the blood transfusion bags in the infirmary) when they found him, but were clean when he was found again, suggesting that he had to clean them off before moving himself and Ishimaru. Oogami mentions the art supply room being locked when they went in there searching for the bodies, suggesting that Yamada was probably in there.
Kirigiri reveals the note that Ishimaru received, of which part of the note was in his hand while the rest of it was grabbed by Yamada and shoved down his underwear. When Asahina brings up the numbered hammers, Naegi suggests that they were numbered to confuse them, and that Yamada was killed sometime after Ishimaru. Naegi notes that it’s likely that Yamada helped the real culprit commit the crime, but Monokuma announces that time for debate is up and they have to pick a suspect now.
Naegi thinks back to conversations with the other members of the group, and notes that Celes said something odd – “We will be killed, just like they were…” Naegi calls her out on it, noting that she said it when they only knew that Yamada had been killed. Celes then tells him he has a vivid imagination, and to explain the photograph. Naegi says that the picture is not of Yamada being attacked by Justice Robo, but of Yamada carrying Justice Robo. This causes Celes to freak out, and she reminds him of his dying word – “Yasuhiro.” Naegi points out that she is the only one of the group that has not revealed her real name, which makes her even angrier and she insists again that her name is Celestia Ludenberck.
Naegi notes that their real names are in their ElectroIDs, and asks to see hers. He then announces that she lost, which she admits details how she used Yamada’s “love” for Alter Ego to get him to work with her. She wanted to use the money Monokuma was offering to buy a western castle and spend the rest of her days there.
After her punishment, where she is burned at the stake before getting hit with a fire truck, Naegi and Kirigiri find Alter Ego in the locker room safe and sound. Naegi tells Kirigiri that she has to learn to trust him since they’re friends, so Kirigiri tells him what she was investigating – a secret room behind the boys’ bathroom on the second floor. When Naegi goes to check it out, he finds the school’s records, but is knocked out by a mysterious figure in a mask. When he comes to and finds himself in the gym, he sees – Oogami and Monokuma. And both their eyes are…glowing?
Review: Whoever is animating Genocider Shou/Fukawa was definitely having some fun with it this episode, putting her in some crazy physical positions over the course of the episode. Again, a fast paced episode in order to try to get all the information for the case in within a half hour timeframe. The mysteries are getting deeper (What did the note “You must not leave here” mean?), and the story is definitely getting more interesting. Next Week: What was the deal with Oogami and Monokuma’s eyes glowing together? Will there be another murder next week? Who do you think will be the next to go?
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