Comparison between Anime and Manga for the shown tragedy portion of Kuusou Forest

Mekakucity Actors

  1. Their home is a giant tower, and basically everything inside is x100 bigger. Complete with levered hammock and other neat stuff. The home is located on a cliff behind a forest of bamboo (??)
  2. Mary has been shown trying to sneak out, and was scolded.
  3. Shion attempts to, and succeeds at, placating Mary by suggesting to read a storybook (picture book).
  4. The thought process/perspective is from Shion’s point of view. Just. Just watch this while reading the chapter. Episode 10.
  5. Since it’s from Shion’s pov, we see Shion from the time she wakes up from her nap toward where she finds Mary far away in the forest-
  6. Two men (masked) are trying to kidnap Mary. Since there is spoken dialogue in this scene, the reasoning behind their actions is known to be for money. One has a bat; the other is holding onto Mary and her hair.
  7. The man holding onto Mary’s hair is the first to be turned to stone/killed due to Shion’s eyes at a distance.
  8. While attempting to grab Mary and run, Shion continues to cough blood and is shown severely weakened. The leftover man uses this chance to strike them with the bat-like stick.
  9. The last thing shown before the vague fade-out thing is Shion falling backward limp. From the distance, the bat is seen striking someone(s).
  10. Regardless of however it was, Shion and Mary are both dead, and are both shown in the not-so-vague Heat Haze tied up in snakes. Azami is also tied up in snakes, and is the only one conscious. The wide/clear-eyed snake is shown, taunting, and Mary is chosen to be ‘saved’ and returned back into the real world.

Kagerou Daze

  1. Their home is a small house. Understandably, the house is limited to small-house stuff. The home is located within a forest (of not bamboo).
  2. Mary has not been shown trying to sneak out, though has hinted at wanting to go outside. On the verge of asking, she stops her own attempt (Shion is shown to understand what Mary was almost about to ask anyway).
  3. Mary, implied to want to change the subject, asks Shion to read a storybook (picture book).
  4. The thought process/perspective is from Mary’s point of view. Just. Just read this while watching the episode. Chapter 27.
  5. Since it’s from Mary’s pov, we see Mary from the time she sees Shion napping toward where she goes outside (distance from house unknown) to play-
  6. Two men (unmasked, but still lacking face detail) are trying to kidnap Mary. There is no dialogue from them shown, but it is obvious what they are doing. One has a bag sack; the other is holding onto Mary and her hair. 
  7. The man holding the bag sack is the first to be turned to stone/killed due to Shion’s eyes at a distance.
  8. While attempting to grab Mary and run, Shion trips (with Mary). She is shown panting, but it is unsure whether or not this is from using her power, or from previously running to find Mary in the first place. The leftover man uses this chance to strike them with a bat-like stick (that was apparently hidden until now).
  9. Shion uses her eyes again, and the shading of the manga panel suggests that the second man was also successfully turned to stone. However, the bat still manages to strike Mary, killing her. 
  10. Shion is shown also dead afterward. Outside material indicates her death is due to overexertion. In the vague glimpse of the Heat Haze, only Shion and Azami are shown tied in snakes. A figure highly suggesting to be the wide/clear-eyed snake is briefly shown, and Mary (free of snakes) is conscious and reaches for Shion’s keys before the scene fades out.

Added:

Shion’s pov talks about her finding happiness with Mary, continuing to wait for Azami, and wanting to show the outside world to Mary when she grows up into an adult, thinking that the outside world will be accepting by then. She then apologizes to Azami (in her mind) as she is about to die.

Mary’s pov talks about the promise she and Shion made about “You must not go outside until you’re an adult”, wondering about the outside world, and when/if she’ll ever become an adult. Then, later believes that the “monster” like from the storybooks is what she is, instead of a princess.

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