Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 6

Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 6

The Star Child of God

Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 6 was an extremely predictable episode, and yet had a lot of potential to be something good. Unfortunately, I don’t see this anime ever living up to its potential. It’s always going to be bad.

The closest the series has come to being good, though, was within this episode. The fight between Leslie and Hayden (who apparently used to be lovers), actually had some nice keyframes. However, those keyframes weren’t tied together by any in-betweens, and so the fight looked janky.

And, while I’m on the topic of Leslie and Hayden, I’ll say that I assumed Hayden’s former lover was Vera. I’m pretty sure however it was phrased in Episode 5 was supposed to make us think that so this Leslie twist would be even more shocking.

El-Cee in Shigure's sights from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
El-Cee in Shigure’s sights

Anyway, let’s talk El-Cee, also known as both the Star Child and the Child of God. I believe it’s the Exiles who refer to her as the Child of God, while Vera’s superiors were the ones to call her the Star Child.

We finally know what’s so special about her, and it’s just as boring as I expected. El-Cee has the magical power to end the world somehow. We don’t know anything more than that. But, even with what little we do know, it’s a lame development.

The stakes don’t always have to be the fate of the entire world. Though, to be fair, it was never really going to be anything else. I mean, what other reason was there going to be for assassinating some child?

I mentioned a few possible reasons in a previous episode, but they were too rational for an anime plot.

Exile Society

Now, as shocking as the reveal regarding Leslie and Hayden was, that wasn’t the biggest surprise of the episode, for me. I was much more shocked to find out that there’s a thriving society of Exiles living within the Asylum.

Of course, we knew that there were people living there and that they may have been there even before the Asylum was discovered by the rest of the world. But there was never any indication that they had a large-scale, civilized society.

Some Exiles we saw, such as El-Cee, were well-dressed enough to imply that there was a society of some sort. However, I assumed it was going to be small villages of Exiles who primarily gathered modern goods, like clothing, by scavenging the corpses of Sleepers.

A party in a mansion within the Asylum from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
A party in a mansion within the Asylum

When we first met El-Cee, she was alone out in the forest of the Asylum. There was no indication that she was a member of a high Exile society and that they hold parties in mansions. It seemed more like she was a capable, young girl who had learned to survive in the Asylum on her own.

Honestly, this Exile society development changes my entire view of the Asylum. Yes, there are giant monsters here and some unexplained force that causes people to go crazy and mutate. But at the same time, there are also people living completely normal, peaceful, and relatively modern lives there.

The only reason I can see for the other nations of the world not recognizing the Asylum as sovereign is because of the abundant natural resources. This was already stated fairly explicitly at the beginning of the series.

But, considering the dangers associated with entering the Asylum, most notably Randolph Syndrome, it’s a bit odd. Wouldn’t it make more financial sense to simply enter into a trade agreement with the Exiles?

Mission Failed

Okay, so let’s get into why Episode 6 of Deep Insanity was so predictable. In my mind, there were two key moments that defined this. The one that’s set up first is the “death” of Leslie. He might actually be dead, or he might not be. It doesn’t matter right now.

What matters is that Vera gave him a good luck charm, and then he stated that he left it behind because he didn’t want to lose it. As soon as he said that, I knew his fate was sealed. That’s such an obvious death flag.

Regarding whether he’s actually alive or not, I don’t have a strong opinion. I think it’ll be lame if he turns out to have survived. But I also think he’s a somewhat enjoyable character, so I’d like for him to return later on.

Just to have something to refer back to later on, I’ll predict that’s not the last we’ve seen of Leslie.

Leslie falling into an abyss from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
Leslie falling into an abyss

What was even more obvious than Leslie’s death was Shigure’s inability to assassinate El-Cee. There was a 0% chance in my mind that he would actually follow through. And I don’t simply mean that I thought he would somehow fail. I mean that I knew he wouldn’t even take the shot.

Shigure is a bland character with no real personality of his own other than that he wants to be a hero. A character like that is never going to do something like assassinating a random child. Look, even Light Yagami from Death Note didn’t do that, and he’s a villain.

I know there are going to be some people who think “well, anime heroes sometimes still make hard choices like that.” Sure, but not bland, cardboard cutout characters like Shigure. For a real character with depth, that would be a defining character moment.

Conclusion

What do you think of Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 6? Are you even still watching this series? Did you find the episode to be overly predictable? And what do you think will be Leslie’s fate? Let me know in the comments.

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