Otherside Picnic Episode 5: Corpse Transit

Looks like the first multi-parter of the show is here.

We joined our heroines dealing with the leftovers from Kozakura’s payback meal. After ordering a meal big enough for two people she wanted to try on the Lady Hasshaku hat. Sorawo’s disapproval convinced her to put it back. That’s when Sorawo properly explained her concerns over their journeys to Otherside.

Toriko’s like “I’m scared too but as long as we’re together it’ll be alright”. Sorawo blushed. Toriko had too much to drink so it’s time for the check.

The waiter spoke some ominous sounding words meaning it was our heroines’ cue to skedaddle. Sorawo noticed the city lights flickering strangely and the train station being further away than usual. As she and a drunk Toriko puzzled over it they unknowingly crossed a familiar effect.

I assume that’s a yata-garasu or some other creepy crow or raven. Unless it’s important beyond symbolic significance I won’t think about it too much. Point was they’re unknowingly warped to Otherside at night, which was a no-no because Toriko remembered Satsuki telling her nighttime in Otherside was more dangerous. They deduced the cause of their latest visit was Toriko messing with the hat.

That’s when they spotted a creepy robot with four corpses dangling. They fled as far as they could but the terrain got rougher. The two supporting each other kept them going. Suddenly Toriko noticed a platoon as they held the robot at bay. The soldiers spoke Engrish which was where Toriko’s half-Canadian heritage came in. The

Suddenly a giant horned man appeared. The platoon were on guard as both it and the robot went their separate ways. As I don’t delve much into urban legends or Creepypastas, nor have played S.T.A.L.K.E.R or read Roadside Picnic I have no idea what purpose the horned man served. Maybe we’ll find out next time.

Lieutenant Will Drake spoke Japanese so our heroines assessed the situation through him. He’s part of an American forced sent to Okinawa for training when they were warped to Otherside. The creepy robot was one of their machines corrupted by a glitched bear trap and the corpses were fellow soldiers. Our heroines were transported from Tokyo, hence the soldiers’ shocked reactions. Our heroines followed them to their base near a train station called Spring February or as Sorawo noticed, Kisaragi Station. Not to mention there was electricity but no power lines in sight.

This was a setup episode for what’s to come next time. Should be interesting.

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12 Responses to Otherside Picnic Episode 5: Corpse Transit

  1. cirno9fan says:

    Not sure if they’ll go over it again, but just in case: make sure to watch the after credits scene this time. They slipped in something that was rather important

    That aside! Really fun episode! In terms of being crazy tense and terrifying and yeah……I look forward to next week!

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  2. Looks like things are starting to get more interesting now. I’m always impressed at how this show seems to excel at subtle creepiness. Like there’s nothing that’s going to terrify anyone, but the way they frame the scenes and music just leave you with an unsettling feeling. It’s great. Looking forward to see what the payoff will be next episode, that this one clearly built up.

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    Yes, this episode is really creepy, even more so than those Pokemon creepypastas with Lavender Town and Pokemon Lost Silver. Yes, Sorawo and Toriko was in a very precarious situation since they have no means to defend themselves.

    But I think they will find a way out given what Toriko said.

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  4. Nick says:

    Another excellent ep this week.

    Not full on scary as previous eps, but it still had it’s spooky moments.

    This ep felt short for some reason, I was really getting into it was suddenly it was already over. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next week!

    Oh and Toriko looked really cute in that hat. She should wear hats more often.

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    • OG-Man says:

      As I told Chikorita the show excels at being in your face scary then all of a sudden creep you out subtly with a haunting atmosphere, scenery and looming monsters. Very nice.

      She definitely looked nice wearing the cursed hat.

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  5. opaco1234 says:

    From a moment if seen they arrived to the Nier serie with that giant robot of weird form

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  6. Giack31 says:

    Good episode.
    The engrish was amusing and some of it was actually pretty good.
    One thing I wish this show did was explaining more about what the monster actually are and their origins but I guess they just don’t have enough time for it.

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  7. yurimylove says:

    Okinawa sure changed a lot since Renge’s visit…

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