Exams delayed this episodic analysis so I’ll make it short due to everyone already having seen it. Here’s episode 10:
I forgot to mention the class goes to a Summer Home after the death of Drama Girl #1 from last week’s episode. At a banquet, Angry Tails gets up and announces Mei as being responsible for all the deaths because she refused to follow the “extra student” treatment. She demands Mei apologize. Mei sees nothing being resolved by doing this but apologizes anyway. Male Lead stands up for Mei, mentally upsetting Angry Tails.
Thankful to ML for defending her honor, Mei invites him to her room. There they look at the old class picture and notice Misaki Yomiyama’s face being blurry.
Mei reveals some secrets to ML. First of all she can sense the undead, meaning she can tell when someone is no longer of this world yet still wanders on it. The 2nd secret being both the identity of herself and her “cousin”. Both Mei and Misaki are twin sisters separated, or rather switched, after Mei’s birth because Mei’s aunt miscarried her stillborn child. So they traded Mei for Misaki because Mei’s first name isn’t Misaki and other financial matters but the important part is because of the name. Yukiyo (Kirika’s aunt) changed her name to Kirika for some reason (Probably to separate herself from the Mitsuoka family lineage or something). Yukiyo’s been paranoid ever since granny revealed the truth to Mei and Mei wanted to meet her real mom and sister. She eventually found a way.
Another revelation is that the curse didn’t begin in May like the students believe, it was in April before ML arrived, confirming ML to not be the “extra”, or so Mei believes based on her undead vision. I still have my suspicions but we’ll see.
Now you may ask, why has Mei kept this fact a secret for so long? Because she was scared of both it being true and other people finding out. Weird but understandable. The 2nd reason is she didn’t think it would change anything finding out who the real “extra” is…until now.
Okay, so I failed ot keep it short but I successfully wrote it, so whatever.