The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 12 Review – Quick Summary
In The Detective is Already Dead episode 12, “Those dizzying Three Years I Spent with You,” Kimihiko Kimizuka found himself face to face with Siesta within Nagisa Natsunagi’s body. She even had Siesta’s trademark rifle! But he had no time to enjoy their temporary reunion, because Chameleon’s attacks increased in ferocity until he finally assumed his final form, which was the size of a small Tyrannosaurus Rex. Armed only with a Kimihiko’s pistol (ammunition replenished) and Siesta’s rifle, do our heroes they even have a chance against that charging behemoth?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 12
Well, “worshippers” might be taking it a little far… Capture from the Funimation stream.
The ship’s crew and passengers wanted to throw a party to thank Yui Saikawa for helping save their lives. Yui as a character grew on me thought the series. The idea of an idol at the top of her game, with all of the fame that came with that position, being willing to be a sidekick’s sidekick appealed to me.
Kinda like a little Batman in training. You know, a rich person with a hidden thing for justice.
Anyway. She had just purchased a new outfit for Kimihiko. Apparently, he had torn up his suit while fighting Chameleon. That’s understandable! I mean, he did jump around alot. As they talked, she noticed it was time for rehearsal. She explained that she wanted to give the passengers and crew a live performance to show her appreciation for their party.
“It’s a great chance for me to gain more worshippers — er, fans,” she said (14:16).
It’s important for a performer to cultivate new fans!
Best in Show Moment for The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 12
That would have to be a little distracting! Capture from the Funimation stream.
Setup: But… Why?
During the flashback, why did Siesta have to just walk away from the unconscious Kimihiko?
Did she really have to entrust his care to someone in the future?
What happened to Hel? Did she morph into Nagisa? What’s the connection between the two of them?
Hel was an aggressor who wanted to toast the world. Why didn’t Siesta just take over her body and keep it? I guess the answer might be tied to what the relationship is between Hel and Nagisa. Which is to say, someone may know, but I don’t.
What happened to poor Alicia?
Their attack made no sense, but at least it looked pleasant enough. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Why did a combined pistol and rifle shot kill Chameleon, when for the entire battle before that time, nothing could touch it (well, except for Nagisa’s high-heeled shoes). Not even Charlotte Arisaka Anderson’s mini-gun. Her anti-materiel rifle seemed to annoy it — maybe Nagisa’s shoes were made of the same material as the anti-materiel bullet?
I can’t imagine that would make a very comfortable shoe.
It was hard to pay attention to the show as those questions rattled around in my brain. I really, really wanted to like this series! Well, the water’s under the bridge and the milk’s all over the floor. Best to just move forward.
Delivery: A Quiet Human Moment — with a Voyeur!
While they fought Chameleon, Siesta said that would be the final time Kimihiko got to talk to her. He accepted that. Apparently, and this actually made sense to me, he felt like getting to talk to her one last time was worth it.
So later, as he sat in the bar with Nagisa, he thought he was talking to Nagisa, and Nagisa alone. He thought that Siesta had relinquished control. Nagisa expressed doubt in her own abilities, and Kimihiko tried to reassure her. He said that even Siesta wasn’t as reliable as she seemed. Saying that she could get caught up in her emotions, he mentioned that “For some reason, we wound up together in bed…”
You know, she makes a good point… Capture from the Funimation stream.
Nagisa downed her drink (is she old enough to drink alcohol?), leaned over, and grabbed his chin.
“Ummm, today.. after this,” she said (20:54), “will you come to my room?”
For just a brief instant, Kimihiko caught a clash of the blue of Siesta’s eyes before Nagisa’s eyes went back to normal.
I’m not saying he should jump in bed with Nagisa. All I’m saying is that in that moment, she reached out to him. That was a pleasant, wholly human moment. Though I have to say I’m still wondering what I think of the idea of Siesta sitting inside Nagisa’s mind as she watches what’s going on. That just doesn’t seem at all routine. Might inhibit performance, in fact.
What did you think of the series finale? What were your favorite moments? Let me know in the comments!
The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 12: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. – Episode 12 discussion – FINAL
- The Otaku Room: A VERY UNSATISFYING ENDING..?! – The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 12 Reaction (YouTube)
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 1: Attention Passengers: Is there a Detective on Board?
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 2: I Still Remember, After all this Time
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 3: That’s Yui-nya Quality
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 4: What I See in That Eye
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 5: That Was Directed at One Year in the Future
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 6: Crimson Devil, Ice Queen
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 7: In Time, You Will Recall This Day
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 8: With That, We Set out on a Journey Once Again
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 9: SPES
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 10: So I Can’t Become a Detective
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 11: A Light in the Midst of Hope
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 12: Those dizzying Three Years I Spent with You