Meeting Date: 2/8/2020
Disclaimer: The Herald Anime Club discusses shows as they’re airing. Naturally, there will be spoilers for a given episode. You have been warned!
Samantha Ferreira: Hi everyone, and welcome to the Herald Anime Club. I’m Samantha, and I’m here with Anthony Simpson
Anthony Simpson: Evening
Samantha Ferreira: Tonight, we’re heading back to the well for another episode of ID: INVADED. This week we’re discussing episode 7: “Santa Claus is still an asshole” or “WHY DID HE KEEP THE COSTUME?!”
Anthony Simpson: Where to begin with this episode.
Samantha Ferreira: This one just did not stop
We saw how Narihisago finally got even with Challenger, we saw our new detective rise to greatness, we had the well within a well, we had John Walker being a (supposed) turncoat… WHY DID HE KEEP THE COSTUME?
Anthony Simpson: I have to say Hondomachi in her dive outfit is super adorable.
Samantha Ferreira: Right? Also, Hondomachi as a detective gives fewer fucks than her real-life equivalent
Anthony Simpson: That is even better.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah. She’s genuinely fascinating to watch.
Now, the big question is “do you believe the whole John Walker B-plot?”
Anthony Simpson: Part of me thinks that is a set up.
Samantha Ferreira: Same
Like… the costume was the hilarious giveaway there
I’m thinking it was that other person: Akiko, who was saved from the Challenger
Anthony Simpson: So here is a out of left field guess its Chief Hayasura who is John Walker.
Samantha Ferreira: That’s also a thought I’ve been having. Santa Claus is a total asshole in this.
Anthony Simpson: I mean he is chief of a department. No one is probably going to suspect him to be a serial killer.
Samantha Ferreira: Or moreover, a person who MAKES serial killers while cosplaying as a whisky mascot
Anthony Simpson: exactly
Samantha Ferreira: I mean, seeing the captain just… turn away with Narihisago’s wife and child was a big tell on his humanity
Anthony Simpson: Exactly.
Samantha Ferreira: Also, seeing Narihisago just freak out at the evidence. He knows.
Anthony Simpson: He certainly does.
Samantha Ferreira: I can’t wait to see him go into Challenger’s well now
Anthony Simpson: Same here. I can’t wait to see what awaits there.
Samantha Ferreira: Likewise… there’s so much to unpack here – it’s incredible
Any final thoughts this week?
Anthony Simpson: Can’t wait to see what happens next episode.
Samantha Ferreira: Likewise! This is going to be a climactic end to remember, I think
Anthony Simpson: I will be disappointed if it isn’t.
Samantha Ferreira: Likewise. ‘til next time, we’ll be watching and waiting eagerly. Remember, though: If you want to perform the perfect crime, do it while larping as a liquor mascot. We need our Captain Morgan! Have a great night!
Anthony Simpson: Good night.