Kyousogiga TV – 05
This week the focus was on the third sibling – Myoue, and I would imagine this is the last of the episodes looking at the past and that the rest of the series will focus on the present and future.
I find Myoue interesting. He’s the only one of the siblings who is human, and since he was adopted by Lady Koto & the original Myoue, he’s the only one of the three with memories of a life away from their manufactured family unit. Myoue’s original family died in a fire and he committed suicide in despair, only to be rescued and adopted by Myoue MK1 & Lady Koto. This unique background sets him apart from Kurama and Yase who only have memories of their parents and life together – by contrast Myoue has this whole other section of his life that is unique to him.
Kurama and Yase do know that Myoue hides things from them, saying “he doesn’t want us to see how miserable he is” – they both accept that and don’t try to pry, knowing that Myoue is somewhat different to themselves. I enjoyed the way Kurama compared Myoue’s waiting for their parents return to the story of Hachiko, complete with recurring train imagery throughout the episode. Having Koto be the one to come out of the station towards the end of the episode felt symbolic – Myoue’s waiting will soon be over.
Myoue does value his siblings, that much is obvious, and he clearly relates to Koto’s feelings about her “brothers” A & Un – she says they are her cherished family even if they aren’t human. The ties of family go beyond blood in Kyousogiga, what is important is the feelings attached to them. Although saying that, I found it interesting that when Myoue MK1 was passing on his prayer beads & name to present day Myoue before he left, there was DNA imagery and the beads looked to be formed of droplets of blood. Myoue has always been slightly different to his siblings, but physically receiving something so intimate as their father’s name and some of his powers sets him apart once again. Myoue is styled as the youngest of three siblings, but he was with their parents longest, as Yase and Kurama were created afterwards to complete the family unit.
I liked the way the parting words of Myoue Mk1 tied into Koto’s talk with Myoue about A & Un – “I will return with a beginning and ending”, “They have the best names; Beginning and Ending!” – once again tying Koto to the siblings parents (also is that Lady Koto’s mirror that Koto dropped?). It will be interesting to see how Myoue and Koto work together in future considering Koto seems to really trigger strong reactions out of Myoue.
I don’t know what the timeline of Kyousogiga is, but I’d imagine a very long time has passed since Myoue was adopted up until the present time, just judging by the advances in technology. For someone human who had expectations of a normal life-span, this indefinite stretch of time and lack of death in the Mirror Capital must be extremely difficult to endure. As such I’m not too surprised by Myoue’s request that Koto kill him once his Mother is found. As touched on last week, only things destroyed by Koto’s hammer remain broken in the Mirror Capital – Koto is probably the only person who can put an end to his life for good.
So once again an excellent episode – I was really impressed with the imagery and the music. I hadn’t really paid much heed to the music before, but this show really does show excellent use of music. It isn’t a stand alone score, but just like the colour palate and direction, the music is used to brilliant effect to support and enhance the viewing experience. I continue to find new things to love about Kyousogiga – what a great show.