When objectivity fails

It's as if Chihiro's treatment wasn't bad enough, it just became worse.

This is the one time that I genuinely felt the urge to punch Keima square on the face! Seriously, how far would he go to kill his emotions like this? It was evident ever since this goddess ordeal started that Keima has walked down the path of despair, hurting himself as he recalls the memories he shared with the girls he captured before but doing this much to harm Chihiro. I doubt he would be able to forgive himself after this.

For one, the gap on Chihiro’s heart may have widened or rather, returned considering Keima was revealed to be her first love and to be turned down by such, can she get over it? Second, Keima’s internal monologue evidenced uncertainty and doubt. For what was it that he said those things? It’s as if Chihiro’s revelation took away his rationality in being able to control the situation and, as a form of desperate reversal, he was able to spout those words that lead to this current predicament. While such raw emotions are authentic, I’m just dismayed by the fact that it lead to both Keima and Chihiro being hurt. Reminiscent to Lelouch’s regret after killing Euphie, will Keima finally break down?

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yerocha
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 16:11:22

    I know that Keima had to do something, but I’d still like to see him affected by what he’s doing. Simply regretting it in his head isn’t enough for something like this.


  2. x
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 16:41:20

    Yep. He seems to be finally breaking down internally. Though I don’t see him admitting it outwardly yet. Lots of people raged over this chapter (myself included). Others tried to find all kinds of ridiculous excuses for what he did.

    Ever since chapter 150, I have been expecting some kind of huge mess up that he would not be able to get out of quickly. This was it. Expecting it doesn’t make it any less painful to read though. I imagine the next chapter will show him in pain…


  3. baka~
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 22:07:38


    well Lelouch did suffer ever since he killed Euphie. If this betrayal of Chihiro is akin to that act, then by all means, he needs to be condemned.


    I guess the teaser here is how Keima re-evaluated his lines, wondering if it was the right thing to say. This may only mean that he is breaking apart, not as a God but as a man torn between the loves of his life. If God ever had a human heart, Katsuragi Keima may just be the symbolism of it.


  4. x
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 07:22:28

    New chapter (Flag 167) is out.


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