I’m writing out my theories for what is going on in Mayoiga after episode 6. Feel free to add your own in the comments, after Episode 7 if there has been any developments that change it I’ll write out a new one and if other differing theories appear then I’m all for making a master list with all our theories in it.
IF it seems to be very obvious what is going on or you know what is going on this is just a bit of fun so don’t bother being a ass about it. I’ve seen a lot of different theories so its obvious not everyone agrees with just one theory on what is going on.
My theory now kind of goes into two.
I’m fully behind the dead theory. But now its split into two things.
1 : THEY DIED ON THE BUS ON THE WAY THERE
So my second theory but the one that I kind of took hold of up until Episode 6 (because of something I’ll explain in theory two) was that they were all running from something in their past and died when the bus crashed.
The only way to get to the village is via death, its a “Lost” village because it doesn’t exist but if you do believe in it when you die you’ll go there as a bit of a limbo state.
With the “monster” and now knowing everyone see’s something different (which was established beforehand but REALLY established in Episode 6) I now am fully behind the thought that the “monster” is something to test them.
A bit like Death Parade in so much that its there to bring the worst out of you and test what kind of person you are? One reaction leads to oblivion the other to reincarnation or heaven or even just being able to go back? You have to face the worst part of your life (humiliation, anger, obsessiveness….) and prove that you can change and let something that now defines you for the worst go before you can go back. If you can’t let go of it and change yourself then you can’t go back.
Death Parade itself was interesting because you were being judged by eyes that couldn’t think like a human, Decim was a experiment in giving human emotions to the mix, but it still left the question of why should SOMEONE whether they have human emotions or not get to judge you based on your heightened fear, anxiety etc etc. Some of the games played were extremely cruel spirited whilst some were sweet, Ginty was just a bastard. The difference here is that you don’t have someone promising you something or tormenting you, what is tormenting you is what tormented you anyway you just now have to stand up to whatever it was you had done.
It doesn’t really explain Hyoketsu who died from the fear of Jack AFTER they arrived at the village and therefore was something shitty he was doing AFTER he would have died but maybe that was more to do with him wanting to look big and tough and actually being a wimp. He died (in whatever form you can call it if they are already dead) from his own fear instead of being the person he wanted to be?
It would possibly explain why Yottsun couldn’t be found, maybe their bodies don’t return? We haven’t really SEEN either him or Hyoketsu die and what happened next you just saw Yottsun floating and then never seeing him again and Hyoketsu fall to his death with no one going to look for his dead body.
So Theory One for me is that they died on the bus and are being judged by their worst memory.
2 : THEY ARE ALL DEAD AND FACING THEIR DEATHS
The more I was writing about Episode 6 the more I realised that actually all the things we so far know about them could have ended up in them being dead BEFORE they arrived.
It was my first theory after seeing the flashback/dream of Mitsumune falling from a high building. Even his texts from his mother made me think he was already dead.
Its not that far from Theory 1, it got pushed to my second theory when I realised that Mitsumune could be a ghost, he could be anything, but the rest seemed to be pretty normal.
Now its come back.
So what if they are all dead and facing the thing that killed them. Again like Death Parade to be sorted into whether or not they are worthy of redemption or asking them where they actually belong in whatever afterlife they believe in. The talks of meeting on the forum and all that throws it for me but at the same time the Sixth Sense proves that just about anything can be skilfully worked away if given time.
What got me thinking about this is the fears we’ve seen so far and what they could have ended up dying from.
VALKANA : Made a Scapegoat and lost everything – Suicide
MIKAGE : Made a mistake and lost his credibility – Suicide
NYANTA : Picked on by people who tied her up under a wasp nest – Death by wasps
JIGOKU : Couldn’t join the Rangers so got a implant to make him taller – Death via the Implant
LOVEPON : Grew up with abuse : Died at the hands of the Monk
HYOKETSU : Wanted to be something he wasn’t : Died at the hands of someone he pissed off
The more we learn about them the more it could easily be what killed them they see. The laughter of Mikage’s failure haunted him so he could only get out of it by suicide, similarly with Valkana. Then again so far we haven’t even seen Valkana really being troubled by the “Monster” itself but mainly by the situation.
I can even kind of see what others could be already. Toriyasu could be another suicide, Piitan and Manbe a Romeo and Juliet kind of thing. Wankoro says he’s ill so maybe his illnesses did kill him. Puko is looking for her Adam so maybe she was killed by her “Adam”. Maimai seems to be similar to that too in a way that her fear seems to be Mitsumune so maybe its heartbreak or something over his death? Yuuna could easily have died through the sexual harassment she received. Yamauchi could be a angel of death, he’s very held together even under stress and said he wanted to find his life after giving up looking after his parents. There are others I have no clue about but those are some that I can think of.
As I said if and when my theories change I will write another blog, if you want to add your own theories do so in the comments and I’ll add them to the blog as well next time I write one.
I’m now so into the “they are already dead” camp I can’t even think of other theories anymore.