Undead Murder Farce Episode 3 – Quick Summary
In Undead Murder Farce episode 3, “The Immortal and the Oni,” Aya and Tsugaru apparently gave up counting to seven, because now they were eating dinner with Lord Godard and his family. Goddard’s sons seemed to think Aya and Tsugaru were frauds – and given that Aya confided in Tsugaru that she really wasn’t sure of the murderer’s identity, they might be! Was Aya bluffing with Tsugaru? Or was she bluffing with Goddard? And why does the cab driver keep trying to look under the table?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 3
She didn’t look like she was kidding. No sir, not one little bit! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
I really don’t think that Shizuku likes Tsugaru. I don’t think she’s a tsundere, either!
Previous episodes gave us little clues, like Shizuku initially refusing to carry Tsugaru’s luggage until Aya ordered her to do it. We got another indication in this episode. One that I think is pretty clear.
Aya instructed Shizuku to keep an eye on the maid and butler. In fact, Shizuku was not to let them leave her sight. It felt comically awkward to watch the maid and butler try to make smalltalk with her. Shizuku wasn’t rude, not by any stretch. But she was very, very blunt and honest. That might be why I like her so much.
When they’d heard that Lord Goddard had taken Tsugaru and Aya into the forest, the butler said some less than kind words about Tsugaru. He immediately bowed and apologized to Shizuku.
““Please, go ahead,” she said, much to the increasing shock of both the butler and the other maid (13:53). “I don’t serve the likes of that lowlife, bastard storyteller wannabe.”
She sounded pretty honest about it, too!
Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 3
She didn’t even have to ask him to turn her head. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
This is turning into a proper, old-time, classic, very cool murder mystery. But as good as it is (and I assert that it’s really good!), the mystery didn’t provide my favorite moment. That goes to the delightful interactions between Aya and Tsugaru.
They laugh at each other’s jokes. They set up each other’s jokes. He seems to have utter confidence in her, and though she teases him, she relies on him without hesitation.
Now, you might reasonably point out that she has no choice. Ah, but she does! She could ask Shizuku haul her around and only bring out the Oni in combat situations. Aya chooses to have Tsugaru cart her around.
In my favorite moment, I think I figured out why.
Their rapport is part of it. I think she genuinely likes talking to him. But did you notice what he did during the dinner conversation? I think I saw it without processing what it was I saw, because the dialogue was so engrossing that it distracted me. My favorite moment was when I finally noticed.
It has to be a little unusual to be the only bodiless head at the table. Fortunately, Tsugaru helped her blend in. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
As she spoke to others, Tsugaru turned her cage so she could look at them (07:07).
It’s a small thing, right? But it speaks volumes about how mindful he is of her needs. He could have placed her on a corner of the table so she could see everyone. But he gave her a small bit of normalcy. She could sit in a proper place among the other dinner guests, and interact almost normally with them. Moments of affection and support are awesome, especially when they’re perfectly in character – which this moment was!
What did you think of how Tsugaru laughed at Aya’s joke about putting on a few pounds (02:29)? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Undead Murder Farce Episode 3: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Undead Girl Murder Farce • Undead Murder Farce – Episode 3 discussion
- RABUJOI: Undead Murder Farce – 03 – Trust the Process
- Random Curiosity: Undead Girl Murder Farce – 03
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