N no Tame ni – episode 3 review

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_07.52_[2014.11.13_18.44.46]This was such a good payback episode! So you see, Nozomi gave her financial aid application to Naruse, which was something I still couldn’t accept but I guess when you have such a strong feeling to save someone else, it’s something you do subconsciously. Anyways, Nozomi was stuck with no financial aid while Naruse got his scholarship. Naruse had a ticket out of the island now while Nozomi was back to square one. N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_17.39_[2014.11.13_19.00.52]Her mother had briefly shown positive signs of wanting to work and be independent but relapsed when she found out Nozomi had been applying for financial aids and looking into studying elsewhere. It was also evident with the lack of communication between Nozomi and Naruse that because of the arson investigation, they had to stop contacting each other. Takano, the policeman was still poking into the arson and trying to dig more from Naruse. But without solid proof, he couldn’t proceed any further into the case. I do sympathize Takano because his wife suffered from the fire and couldn’t speak anymore.

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_15.40_[2014.11.13_18.41.37]One day, Naruse bought a ticket out of the island and slipped it inside Nozomi’s book. Upon finding it, her spirit was lifted and despite being locked inside her room by her mother, she used the windows to escape and went to find her father.

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_18.59_[2014.11.13_19.02.49]I did say this was a payback episode. And I’m really really glad Nozomi finally confronted her father in a clever way. It was ingenious! Exposing how he abandoned her family for another woman and thinking education is not important to achieve success. Okay, well, education is not everything but it’s definitely a first step if you want a better life, no? Nozomi purposely knelt down in front of him because then her father would feel ashamed for not allowing his daughter to study. I was actually watching this episode in Tokyo last week and I was literally pumping fists in the air. Such triumphant feeling!

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_22.11_[2014.11.13_22.13.52]Finally the day had come. They graduated and Nozomi was accepted into university in Tokyo. You can say in some ways she’s being selfish for abandoning her mother considering how their father treated them, but I don’t disagree with her actions. It’s something that has to be done for a better life. If only her mother can see through that and be happy for her, I think there shouldn’t be any problem if she would leave the island and stay in Tokyo with Nozomi once she settled down.

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_25.13_[2014.11.13_19.26.18] N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_25.16_[2014.11.13_19.26.24] N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_25.36_[2014.11.13_19.27.26]That scene where Nozomi was running to send Naruse off at the pier – SO GOOD I TEARED UP. N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_27.24_[2014.11.13_19.31.34] N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_27.40_[2014.11.13_19.31.55]

Fast forward to present time, Nozomi found herself living with another two people at Nobara Apartment. Ando and Masato who were at the crime scene 10 years ago. So now we know how they met each other. Masato had something suspicious about him in my personal opinion. He seemed to be hiding a secret and from his occasional glances to the high-rise apartment (which ended up being the murder scene), I’m not going to trust him fully yet. He came up with a plan to save Nobara Apartment form being sold off. So this adds another complication to just who or what the hell is N?

For all we know, each of them has different purpose or different Ns but this is building up to a more interesting mystery. I’m definitely more than intrigued to find the truth.

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Nozomi also developed some sort of anxiety due to her past of making lots and lots of food for storage. It seemed that she continued doing so now even though she has enough to live day by day. N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_36.16_[2014.11.13_21.40.45]

It’s quite sad how things like that can change your life forever.N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_36.22_[2014.11.13_21.40.55]

We also know Ando has feelings for Nozomi and had wanted to propose to her. Well, I’m pretty sure Nozomi only has one person in her heart and that is Naruse. So all the best Ando! My favorite pairing though will always be Nozomi – Naruse.N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_44.44_[2014.11.13_22.05.12]

Speaking of Naruse, he got a call from Masato and from the looks of it, seems like they have issues to be settled.

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_45.27_[2014.11.13_22.06.21]More scenes were revealed at the murder scene. So somebody, I think the dead husband, Noguchi was beating Masato up (maybe because he found out about his wife’s adultery with Masato) and we saw Masato trying desperately to escape but couldn’t. Nozomi was in the background watching in horror.

N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_45.54_[2014.11.13_22.24.25] N no Tame ni ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_45.58_[2014.11.13_22.27.29]

Then it skipped to the aftermath when Naruse appeared telling Nozomi “It’s alright.”

Damn, the suspense!


One thought on “N no Tame ni – episode 3 review

  1. Dear avanpiper87

    Thank you for your hard-work reviewing this series (and other series too).
    I’ve been a silent reader for a while now simply because my fave genre is rom-com and I read that you review a lot of suspense/mystery genre 😀 (though thanks to you too I started to pay attention to WOWOW’s shows).

    Anyway, I just finished watching N no Tame ni and at the moment am pretty obsessed. Like you, I didn’t quite care for the male/female actors prior to the show but man was that an amazing show. Like you too, I’m Team Naruse all the way and your “All the best Ando” got me LoL (how rude of me). I don’t mean to belittle Ando’s feelings or anything. It’s just for other first/childhood/teen-hood loves I don’t mind to not work out, the one between Sugishita-Naruse I sincerely hope would do.

    Thanks for this… I’m off to read next ep review 😉

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