Undead Murder Farce Episode 12 – Quick Summary
In Undead Murder Farce episode 12, “Where the River’s Flow Changes,” Tsugaru managed to keep Aya’s head and cage safe as they plunged down the mountain. But there was a huge problem despite that success: Victor fell with them. More accurately, he pushed them, then went after the pair. Even if he survives the impact, Tsugaru will have to face Victor – who’s about twice as tall as our Oni-slayer. Does Tsugaru stand a chance? Or more accurately, does he have time – since the insurance agents are no doubt trying to follow?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 12
Vera wasn’t quite ready for the reality that was Aya! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
I was also surprised, or maybe I should say my surprise continued, when she saw Tsugaru emerge from the trees and did not show any shock at all. It looked like she was expecting him. In fact, she was expecting him. She was ready for him.
But she wasn’t totally ready. Ears pressed flat against her head, she wondered what she should do now that her plan worked. Tsugaru helped. He gave her a jovial greeting. She leapt from the branch, turned into her human form, and appraised the two.
“Blue hair,” she said, looking them up and down (03:49). “Bird cage… severed head… Whoa, it really is a severed head!”
It was funny to see that even a werewolf can be freaked out by Aya’s unique appearance.
Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 12
I’m glad Shizuku got to reunite with Aya. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: An Episode Heavy with Death and Despair
About the time Kyle Chaintail smashed the skulls of several female werewolves who were in human form, I realized that damn, there were a lot of brutal deaths in this episode. Like, a lot. A disturbing amount. And I don’t disturb easily.
I have a sense the deaths will make a point – I trust the writers that much. But we’ll see. It might diminish my enjoyment of the series just a bit if this stands without meaning anything else.
Or maybe that’s the point? All that killing is brutally disgusting? I’d like some more context if that’s the case. But again, the writers have earned my trust, so I’m anxious to see where they go with it.
To my dying day, this image is going to haunt me. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
There was a scene in this episode that would have won if I had the category “Most Brutal Tragic Moment.” The shot of Louise’s father placing the girl on the ground with the intention of letting her die of exposure, the uncertain half-smile on her face… that’s going to haunt me. I debated naming it my favorite moment just in terms of emotional impact, but there’s only so far I can stretch the concept of “favorite.”
Besides, I don’t have the vocabulary to capture the sentiment I feel towards any parent who would do that. Let’s leave it at that.
Delivery: Amid the Darkness, a Warm Light
My favorite moment, as you might have guessed if you’ve read my previous reviews, belongs to Shizuku. I like strong female characters. I like combat maids. And I like her completely over-the-top snark when it comes to Tsugaru. Not that he deserves it. Overall, he’s a decent sort. He might not deserve it – but the dude can certainly take it.
Remember how Vera had gone out to find Tsugaru and Aya? Well, she brought the two to prison where the werewolves held Shizuku captive. Kaya saw them coming down the stairs. Her exclamation of surprise, combined with Tsugaru’s heavy footfalls, brought Shizuku to the door.
Seeing Aya again put Shizuku in such a good mood that she said something pleasant to Tsugaru! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
An instant later, Shizuku threw herself against the bars and looked out in desperate hope.
“Aya-sama!” she said (04:42).
Two words. That’s all Makoto Koichi had to work with. But she packed so much longing and relief in her tone that I had to pause for a moment in appreciation. I live for authentic experiences in fiction. Strong, well-earned emotion is part of that. In that one instant, there was a world of longing and a dawning of relief present. I could just see how much Shizuku loves Aya. In the world the three of them inhabit, such a thing has to be the bedrock of Shizuku’s life. I get the sense that Aya returns her affection, too. I’m glad they have each other (and, yeah, Tsugaru, too, however much Shizuku grouses about it), because let’s face it: it’s a tough world out there!
What did you think of Aya seemingly solving the case? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Undead Murder Farce Episode 12: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Undead Girl Murder Farce • Undead Murder Farce – Episode 12 discussion
- RABUJOI: Undead Murder Farce – 12 – Man’s Best Frenemy
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 01: Oni Slayer
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 02: Vampire
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 03: The Immortal and the Oni
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 04: The Headliner Appears
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 05: The Immortal of London
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 06: The Phantom Thief and the Detective
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 07: Free for All
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 08: The Banquet
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 09: Werewolves
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Misty Hollow
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: Where The Wolves Dwell
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 12: Where The River’s Flow Changes
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 13: The Culprit’s Name