Meeting Date:  3/14/2020

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 into the well for Id:Invaded Episode 10: “It’s Basically Inception Now.”

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - Close-up of a sad raven-haired woman with green eyes.

Anthony Simpson: This was certainly quite the episode in terms of everything that happened.

Samantha Ferreira: Indeed. I mean… this was just bomb after bomb after bomb. I don’t know where to begin!

Anthony Simpson: So Narihisago is in his own Id-well which I am sure is going to just take care of itself nicely. Which is say it is not going to end well.

Samantha Ferreira: Oh god yeah. That was a heck of a build-up

Like, “Oh this wasn’t a desert – it was your Id well and I know that because they can’t suppress my memory”

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - overhead shot of a ruined series of tiles, which are engraved with of numbers

Anthony Simpson: Since being in your own Id-well is a no-no I’m curious to see what exactly this happens.

Samantha Ferreira: I’m more interested in seeing why Anaido revealed that, since he knows the consequences

Anthony Simpson: My guess he seen one of them happen before.

Samantha Ferreira: Perhaps in Kiki’s mental space?

Anthony Simpson: Possibly.

Samantha Ferreira: On that note, I’m excited to see how this escalates, since it’s clear John Walker’s there with them

Anthony Simpson: Same here.

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - A dark-haired man in a suit and a pink-haired man in casual clothes and an arm sling stand side-by-side.

Samantha Ferreira: But wow… the road to get there. If you’ve never seen a man get destroyed twice… you did after this episode

Anthony Simpson: I felt so bad for Narihisago this episode.  He had glimpse of what his life could have been or was before it took a turn for the worse, then having to relieve his daughter’s death and his wife suicide.

Samantha Ferreira: Likewise… it’s just… yeah. I mean… the poor guy’s been through hell. I’m glad he got a month of happiness… even if it was just a dream

The meeting with Hondomachi was fascinating, though – like… the moment she appeared, it became clear we were entering endgame

Anthony Simpson: I wasn’t expecting her to show up like that. Or in her work attire, not her Id well attire.

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - A woman with black hair and pink eyes wearing a business suit.

Samantha Ferreira: I kind of expected her to show up, but I’m more amazed that she was only there for twenty minutes

Wait… I just had a thought, too. Remember, Sakaido and Anaido appeared in Narihisago’s Id well. They used Id particles found in Momoki’s room.

Something’s up

Anthony Simpson: Interesting.  Something isn’t kosher here.

Samantha Ferreira: Yeah. Something is very odd here and I’m wondering what’s going on now. Like… how did his particles end up in Momoki’s home?

We know he’s not John Walker, as we saw Narihisago’s corpse in both iterations of his well.

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - a man with pink hair smiles as he takes a selfie with a smiling woman with dark hair and an apron, as well as a girl wearing a T-shirt with a teddy bear printed on it.

Anthony Simpson: I’m still saying John Walker is Evil Santa.

Samantha Ferreira: Same. There’s too much that makes sense, here, and it’d be the easiest heel turn ever.

That said: I wonder how the other guy plays in, though. Hondomachi’s old partner

Anthony Simpson: I don’t know.

Samantha Ferreira: There’s a lot of loose ends to tie up, for sure

Anthony Simpson: I hope they can tie everything by the end.  We have a few episodes left to do so.

Samantha Ferreira: Same. It’d be so sad to see this one fall apart

Anthony Simpson: Same.  Its such a good show and it would be a waste to see if botch the landing.

Id: Invaded Episode 10 Still - A man with blue hair wearing his coat as a head covering.

Samantha Ferreira: Agreed.

Any final thoughts this week?

Anthony Simpson: I’m curious to see what happens now that Narihisago is in his own Id-Well how he gets out of it

Samantha Ferreira: Same. I’m just… there’s so many questions left, here. And I really am not ready to leave this series yet.

Anthony Simpson: I’m not either.

Samantha Ferreira: I guess that’s all the time we have this week. Til next time, though, remember: the harshest truths are the ones we don’t want to confront. Have a great night!

Anthony Simpson: Good night