Welcome all readers. Episode 8 of Nakanohito Genome (The Ones Within) was sourly disappointing. I couldn’t be bothered to take screenshots, so I recycled one from a past episode.
Only the last two minutes or so pertained at all to the plot. The rest was spent on the most standard and overused variation possible for a bath episode: mixing up the men’s and women’s bath to create a situation where teenagers see other all or mostly naked. Maybe there was some character or personality developmentment to be had? Not really. Not that much. Basically, it was 20 minutes of filler, and not entertaining in the slightest. Could it have been worse? Oh yes, certainly. But was it still awful, a 4/10 episode? Indeed.
In the last two or three minutes, Onigasaki (Kai) finds out (from the papers he took from Yuzu’s room) that his grandather is in critical condition. He tried to go to the top of the tower and I presume leave the game. Of course, Kai was caught and is now confined to the White Room. And that’s it. I don’t even have any more time to waste talking about this episode. Consider skipping it if you haven’t seen it yet and just waiting to see if next week can redeem itself.
Thanks for reading! Hang in there and remember no Monday lasts forever.
Previous Posts About The Ones Within (Now Streaming)
The Ones Within Episode 1 Review
The Ones Within Episode 2 Review
The Ones Within Episode 3 Review
The Ones Within Episode 4 Review
The Ones Within Episode 5 Review
The Ones Within Episode 6 Review
The Ones Within Episode 7 Review
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Images from: Nakanohito Genome (Jikkyouchuu). Dir. S Oonuma. Silver Link. 2019.