Ayatsuri Sakon – 6

April 24, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Posted in anime, Ayatsuri Sakon, impressions | Leave a comment

This is a detective story following the adventures of puppet master Sakon. It comes in the form of independent arcs, and episodes 1-6 covers two of them.
The first one is a remake of Agatha Chrisitie’s Ten Little Niggers, there prior to each murder a child’s rhyme is told and a puppet predicting the murder is shown. Actually, the killer is obvious with the explosion of the gun, as only one or two people could actually pull it through. The criminal’s plan had two big holes, the first one is him relying on the fact that he would be able to kill before anyone notices, and the second one is his accomplice helping him, which is very wierd as that one would’ve been the next possible target.
The second one is also a closed circle killing, but this time the list of suspects was a bit longer with the past events hidden. Another weak point for the criminal, as he relied on the eyewitnesses leaving the room after his diversion without checking the corpse – and that could’ve very well been not so; but since the killings weren’t pre-planned this is also acceptable. Actually, I didn’t catch that illusion at all, and thought that the killer just copied the keys aforetime, which was consistent with my idea of him being very familiar with the place.
The only common heroes of both arcs are Sakon and his talkative puppet Ukon, while some meddling from his cop aunty is also present.
Well, it’s not a great story but the plot is pretty consistent and execution is very good, a nice way to exercise your brain once in a while.

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