Tatami Galaxy (Yojo-han Shinwa Taikei): Watashi as the fifth Mochiguma and some other things of note

I have this simple hypothesis on Watashi being the final Mochiguma that Akashi lost. Aside from that fact that he wore the white suit during the seventh episode when he rescued Akashi, I noticed that she didn’t have the white Mochiguma with her when they went to visit Ozu. It may just be an error in animation, but I’d like to think that Watashi’s existence and not the white Mochiguma completed Akashi.

If you looked closely, there are only four Mochiguma with Akashi, and yet she still feels very comfortable.

If you looked closely, there are only four Mochiguma with Akashi, and yet she still feels very comfortable.

It feels good to think about it that way, at least.

EDIT: I tried a re-watch with J-pwq’s version, and I think I can surmise how the fortune teller specifically picked Watashi out to help.

It can be guessed that she actually saw Watashi at that moment he fell in love with Akashi.

It can be guessed that she actually saw Watashi at that moment he fell in love with Akashi.

EDIT2: It was just the angles:

There are five Mochiguman now.

There are five Mochiguman now.

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13 Responses to “Tatami Galaxy (Yojo-han Shinwa Taikei): Watashi as the fifth Mochiguma and some other things of note”

  1. watashi Says:

    I noticed that in the ED of Episode 11 (which is the OP on the other episodes) Akashi also has 4 Mochiguma dolls with her. (They went to the trouble to re-do the opening, they ~could~ easily have animated it in, but they didn’t.)

    Then what was the Mochiguma that watashi gave her when Akashi was was freaked out after seeing all of those moths. Come to think of it, how could he have it with him since he didn’t have clothing and was just in the water….

    I really enjoyed the series. One of the better ones that I’ve seen in a long time…

  2. anon Says:

    http://i46.tinypic.com/6i5ugw.png

  3. Michael Says:

    @anon

    I just saw that. Thank you!

    @watashi

    Akashi actually has five dolls. It just got blocked. That’s answered now.

    It is one of the best series I’ve seen.

  4. remm Says:

    I like the idea that Watashi is in fact a youkai, probably a moth youkai, and he caused everything unintentionally
    This would also explain why the moths had such a great timing for when they scare Akashi

  5. Michael Says:

    remm:

    Haha, it does seem nice to ponder. 🙂

  6. Taka Says:

    That Watashi dressed up as the white mochiguman in the live shows lends credence to the theory but I don’t think it’s so in this case. Still fun to think about. I wanna go back and rewatch to see what I missed.

  7. Michael Says:

    @Taka

    You are probably right, and I was even corrected.

    I think I will rewatch the entire series near the end of the year. I’ve already watched it more than a few times.

  8. MeoTwister5 Says:

    I think it’s more telling by the fact that the very same Mochiguman she lost is the very same Mochiguman he dressed as. The first time I saw that they were similar I knew the series could not end in any other manner. Think of it as Mochiguman leading to another Mochiguman. The Mochiguman was his escape, his link to the society he shunned and more importantly is itself the Red String of Fate the bound them together.

  9. Michael Says:

    It was the White Mochiguman – that was why I thought about it in the first place. But it just seems to be an angular deviation, after all.

  10. Vendredi Says:

    Oh, good catch with the fortune teller! Completely missed that detail even on a repeat viewing of the episode.

  11. Michael Says:

    I’m not really sure whether it’s her, but it sure looks like her. I missed it while viewing BigPancake. I only got it when I viewed J-pwq’s release, since the quality was much higher. That’s not to say I’m not grateful for BigPancake, because I am.

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