YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World (Episode 5) – Spiral of Tragedy

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World Title

Takuya returned home too late to save his step-mother, but he’s not going to let that stop him from trying… again and again and again…

Spiral of Tragedy

Takuya raced home and charged into a quiet house. There was no sign of Toyotomi except for the dirtied sheets. He turned towards the bathroom, memories of his nightmare resurfacing. The light was on. He could hear water running. Without a moment to lose, Takuya raced into the bathroom to find Ayumi slumped over next to the bathtub, her wrist slit, blood coloring the water.

He bandaged her wrist as best he could and placed her on the bed before reaching for the mysterious device. There was no way he was going to let it end this way. This time, Takuya charged in a punched Toyotomi square in the face and then dragged him outside, but when he came back into the house, Ayumi was hanging from the railings.

Takuya tried over and over, each time unable to stop his step-mother from killing herself. There had to be a world where he could save her and there was no way he was going to give up, even if he had to live through it a hundred times.

Episode Thoughts

So, this series has just been getting better and better, but this was next level awesomeness. It was just so utterly tragic and heart-wrenching, watching Ayumi give up on life over and over again. I’m stunned. This episode was just incredible. If you’ve been on the fence about watching this series, it’s time to get off and turn it on. I promise you won’t regret it.

Ecchi Highlights

Eriko Takeda – The Teacher!

Kanna Hatano – The Transfer Student!

Ayumi Arima – The Stepmother!

Mio Shimazu – The History Student!

Kaori Asakura – The Reporter!

Other posts in the series


  1. So this episode goes all in on the previous’s premise, putting this poor woman through every idea imaginable, a suicide roulette (and that bag one was just disturbing) and still not a PEEP from ANYONE about it.

    I suppose I should be glad, but considering the recent drive by done on Attack on Titan, plus the ruckus over Slayer and Shield Hero’s first episodes, I suppose there wasn’t easy clicks from it.

    • Yeah, that bag one was pretty horrific, especially the claw marks she left in the floor as she ran out of air. It was just utterly tragic and such an emotional episode.

      It’s a shame it’s not getting the publicity that the baseless attacks got the other series, but at the same time I’m glad we aren’t having to defend it against ridiculous arguments.

  2. The fact that it’s not popular is probably protecting it, and the fact that was five episodes deep and people won’t stick around that long. Shame, it’s really a damn good show and it’s legacy among anime and visual novel fandom is massive.

    • Agreed, it’s one of my favorite shows of the season for sure and I’m very happy that it’s going for twenty-six episodes.

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