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The Detective Is Already Dead Ends Big With a Major Character’s Stunning Return

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WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Episode 12 of The Detective Is Already Lifeless, “Those Dizzying Three Years I Spent With You,” now streaming on Funimation.

The Detective Is Already Lifeless aka Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru (Tanmoshi) wraps up its first season with the epic return of its titular heroine, Siesta, in a somewhat unconventional means. Not solely does Siesta’s consciousness quickly take management of Nagisa Natsunagi’s physique to assist defeat Chameleon, however Season 1 additionally neatly ties up each character arc that started with Episode 1. The key revelations within the season finale additionally doubtlessly arrange future storylines for Season 2.


One of many main storylines that comes full circle within the season finale considerations Nagisa Natsunagi and her hyperlink to Siesta. Since Episode 2 of the anime, Nagisa has been occupying the position that was previously held by the deceased ace detective. In accordance with Nagisa’s personal reasoning, persevering with Siesta’s work was her means of honoring her legacy and the brand new life she had been gifted with, because of Siesta donating her coronary heart.

After all, it was solely a matter of time earlier than Siesta’s former accomplice, Kimihiko Kimizuka, put two and two collectively and realized that Nagisa is definitely one other of Hel’s alter egos. Regardless of being Siesta’s sworn enemy, there’s rather a lot Kimihiko does not appear to learn about Hel, Nagisa and even Siesta herself. For starters, he does not appear to know that Siesta performed a much bigger position in facilitating the Nagisa identification now that her coronary heart is residing inside Hel’s physique; fairly a major reveal.


Someday after Kimihiko handed out from the combat towards Hel a yr prior, Siesta revealed that she did not really intend to die, however would “wake up” as Nagisa Natsunagi. She additionally accepts that she is useless and confirms within the current that she does not plan to take over Nagisa’s physique, explaining that she is passing on her legacy to Nagisa, Kimihiko, Yui Saikawa and Charlotte Arisaka Anderson (aka Charl). Her ultimate want is for the 4 of them to work collectively as a crew and take out SPES. That is additionally the situation she provides Nagisa when the latter quickly grants her permission to take over her physique to save lots of Kimihiko from Chameleon.

There’s rather a lot to unpack about Siesta’s relationship with Nagisa, starting with the very fact she appears to know extra about Nagisa than she lets on. This risk is especially sturdy when making an allowance for that Siesta did not need to die, however nonetheless determined to just accept her destiny and go on her legacy to Nagisa particularly. That is an odd flip of occasions contemplating Siesta initially sacrificed herself to save lots of Alicia from her villainous alter ego. It appears to trace that Siesta might have at all times been conscious of the Nagisa identification.

If Nagisa shouldn’t be a brand new identification Siesta developed after “merging” with Hel, it is equally attainable that Nagisa might have met Siesta in some unspecified time in the future in her respective previous. Nonetheless, as somebody who lives with Dissociative Identification Dysfunction, she’s unaware of this. On that observe, Hel implied again in Episode 6 that she is aware of fairly a bit about Siesta as effectively, implying they’ve a shared historical past. This appears to additional trace on the attainable hyperlink with Nagisa — a possible storyline that might be explored in Season 2.


One other main storyline that is wrapped up within the season finale is the unresolved romance between Siesta and Kimihiko, each of whom admitted their emotions for each other on the battlefield a yr prior. In dialog, they particularly revisited the time they drank alcohol collectively in London, leading to a one-night stand that neither particular person is pleased with. Kimihiko particularly strongly denies taking part in drunken intercourse with Siesta, almost certainly as an act of self-preservation given the shortage of clear consent.

Siesta neither confirms nor denies the one-night stand, however she does verify that — at the least as soon as — she would think about making love with him. This not solely confirms Siesta’s emotions for Kimihiko are romantic in nature, but additionally that she’s able to performing on these emotions when her inhibitions are lowered. That is precisely what occurred in London the earlier yr when Siesta — below the affect — invited Kimihiko to her mattress, facilitating the chain of occasions that led her to provoke intercourse. Given the importance of the bed room scene at this level, it is possible the one-night stand will likely be revisited in Season 2.

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