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Apr 10, 2015 9:01 PM

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I have watched this series multiple times because I am fascinated by it, and the story is so dense that I find something more to understand about it with each repetition. However, there is a part in this movie that becomes more confusing the more I understand the later movies.

So...this movie purposefully makes Shiki look like a killer because she's always present at the scene of the crime. The clever part is that you never see her commit the act. A notion that is confirmed in the seventh movie when you find out it's Shiki's stalker, Lio (i think his name was) doing the actual killing.

So my question then comes from multiple conversation between Shiki and Kokuto during this film. Why does Shiki say things like "why didn't you report me to the cops?" Why doesn't she try to affirm her innocence? If she isn't the killer, why does she go along with being framed as one?
Apr 10, 2015 9:11 PM

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Iirc (it's been a while since I watched/read it) Shiki doesn't have strong memories of being SHIKI, and SHIKI's obsession with death had Shiki coming conscious in the most compromising of positions. Covered in blood, Near mutilated bodies, SHIKI was basically getting off on it.

As such Shiki herself thought she was the killer all along. Mikiya on the other hand knew she wasn't capable of it.
Apr 11, 2015 6:21 AM

Joined: Jan 2012
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Ahhh, thank you! That helps explain it a lot! Man, Shiki is such a neat character.