Otherside Picnic Episode 4: Mirror Nightmare

Looks like our heroines had a bit of a falling out this episode.

Space-Time Man

We began with Sorawo (Guess it’s with a “w” all along.) seeing visions of the Space-Time Man warning her not to return to Otherside with Toriko.

Sad Toriko

The next day as Sorawo gazed upon a big meal with Toriko ready to plan their next “adventure” she had a talk with her:

Sorawo: Dood. Satsuki’s been missing in Otherside for three months. There’s no way she’s still alive.

Toriko: She IS alive…She has to be be. She’s really important to me so please help me find her.

Sorawo: Why do you expect me to risk my life for someone I’ve never met?

Toriko:…I understand.

Kozakura notices a strange photo

Later we found Sorawo at Kozakura’s house. She explained that she tried going to Toriko’s house to apologize for not properly voicing her concerns but when she got there a lot of creepy stuff happened. Worst of all Toriko disappeared, thus she came to Kozakura for help. She initially hesitated but changed her mind when she saw a photo of what appeared to be Satsuki. There were too many convenient events one after another.

Strange people

As she puzzled over the coincidences weird people knocked on her door. Sorawo sensed their hostility as they got louder and scared even me. I had the lights on by the way.

Kozakura forced to join Sorawo

After that brief “WTF MOMENT” Kozakura was forced to join Sorawo in her search for Toriko because they somehow were warped to Otherside by the creeps. Good thing she came prepared. Plus she was as worried about Satsuki as Toriko so she hoped to find her.

Sorawo told her backstory to Kozakura

From one “WTF MOMENT” to another, Sorawo’s backstory. After Kozakura eloquently told Sorawo that she “gets scared easily” Sorawo shared her backstory. I…have no words. No wonder she had a pessimistic outlook on life before meeting Toriko. I mean, “pooooooof”. That’s the sound of my brain overloading. Toriko’s backstory from what Kozakura told her was more sensible in comparison.

Before we move on we got this little moment. So Kozakura’s freezing.

Sorawo's offerKozakura surprised by Sorawo's offer

Gotta watch your words around Kozakura.

Sorawo's braverySorawo needs Toriko

The two found shelter. As Sorawo climbed up a building to scout the area she again thought about Toriko. She thought how much scarier Otherside suddenly was without Toriko around but then she was like “No. I got this. I don’t need her help. You hear me Toriko!? I can make it without you so come back to me damn it!”

Moss people

On top of the building she thought she saw Toriko and signaled to her but no response. Then she thought she saw Kozakura wander off somewhere, followed and was approached by the Space-Time Man who messed with her head. Fortunately Kozakura was indeed nearby and snapped her out of her trance. As they continued their search Sorawo used her power to analyze the area. The moss people weren’t exactly illusions. Suddenly she was freaked out by an evil looking Sorawo pulling a Pennywise. She chased her doppelganger and found Toriko.

Toriko in a trance

This time Sorawo wasn’t under the Space-Time Man’s trance but Toriko. she thought she saw Satsuki floating but…

Space-Time Man's True Form

Not Satsuki.

I think she talked about the Otherside monsters preying on people’s fears to lure them into their traps. Well she said it was to “communicate with us through fear” but yeah.

Sorawo and Toriko patched things up

I think Sorawo chased the Space-Time Man away with rifle shots. The two patched things up afterward.

Kozakura still waiting for Sorawo

Only to get chewed out later by Kozakura for abandoning her. Good stuff yet again.

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14 Responses to Otherside Picnic Episode 4: Mirror Nightmare

  1. cirno9fan says:

    Kozakura ❤
    Really loving this still! I remember when I was reading this I was thinking that they were gonna pull a “but it was Sorawo all along!” ‘twist’ again, but it really was just Toriko, which I am glad for. It keeps you from being able to easily guess what’s going on, as the otherside messes with everyone more and more
    At the pace it’s going through the novel’s story, I expect the content I haven’t seen to begin around ep 8
    Either way, Loving this show, and look forward to more!

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  2. chikorita157 says:

    It’s interesting that Toriko is the one that gets tricked and Sorawo ends up saving her. I never expect the roles to reverse after three episodes of Sorawo facing a near death experience. At least it’s good for them to see them finally make up.

    Also, Kozakura is enjoyable as always.

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  3. Crimsonblast says:

    Wow, I cannot believe this was over within 30 min,
    It took like 2 months for this whole scene to be covered in the manga..

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  4. Giack31 says:

    Great episode.
    I can totally understand Sorawo being sacred of risking both of their lives since they have been so close to dying every time.

    Sorawo’s backstory. WOW. I didn’t expect that to say the least. That was crazy.
    Kozakawa is really cute. Really didn’t expect the shotgun she pulled out of the secret compartment though.

    I half expected them to pull another switch when Sorawo meet Toriko and it was Sorawo imagining this but not this time.

    Was I the only one that saw Sorawo shooting at the monster as her metaphorically killing Satsuki so that she can have Toriko all to herself? It probably doesn’t have anything to do with that but it gave me that feeling.

    It’s nice to see Sorawo and Toriko slowly growing closer.

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  5. opaco1234 says:

    When the giant attack them, Kozakura change her face of scared to brave so quick.
    So, if you notice those Sorawo doppelgänger, is basically her feeling for Torako that get obcesived and she doesn`t admit, but will mature eventually

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  6. Nick says:

    Man this show is scary to watch at night. That moment when they open the door and giant eye is there. Damn that caught me off guard.

    Nice to see that Toriko is part Canadian. That was a neat detail.

    Slowly but surely, Toriko and Sorawo are drawing closer together.

    Was also nice to see Kozakura out in the field this week too, even if she had a pretty rough time. I doubt she’ll join them on anymore adventures going forward. Once was more than enough for her.

    As always, looking forward to more next week!

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  7. Makoto Itoshi says:

    I don’t think that thing at the end was the space-time man, google “biblical accurate angel” that thing looked like that, the bullets probably did nothing, it just saw Sorawo’s resolve and decided to leave, probably.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    flower loli is protecc!

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