Given that Gosho went with Occam's razor for the big identity mystery, the odds of Rumi actually being Asaka after all (and the uploader) just went up.Kor wrote: ↑December 5th, 2020, 5:07 pmSo what's left for us going forward?
Rumi is Asaka. This is pretty much a given at this point. The questions that remain are:
1) Is she also the uploader?
2) How did she come across the APTX victims list. Is she a current or former BO? Part of some agency? Did she just hack her way through independently?
(Personally, for question 1 I'd say the answer is yes, and for 2, I'm leaning towards the hacking option. I know it'd be silly, but whatever.)
Is he currently Kuroda, or is he just waiting around undisguised until he can make him move?
If Kuroda isn't Tsutomu, then is Kuroda anything beyond just some NPA/PSB guy? How is he connected to the Kouji case or Rum?
(Despite potential contradictions, I'd prefer it if Kuroda and Tsutomu are the same person. It'd be more economic and more convenient for us if that's the case).
But that still leaves us with her trying to get on the news, and, indeed, she caught the attention of Rum. I'll be interested to see if Rum will now approach her in his cover identity, or will he send others to do it. If he doesn't make a move against her, then Rum must see a difference between her having such a name and Rokumichi Hado's song having such a name (954–957/866–867).
Rumi remembers Kōji bleeding from the mouth (File 1,032, Page 11), but Hyōe does not (File 987, Page 2). That implies Hyōe saw him first, which means Hyōe was at the scene of the crime, at the time of the crime.
If Kanenori, Hyōe and Rumi were all present at that hotel 17 years ago, then it seems that besides Asaka and Rum, there was another party involved—which makes a total of five parties involved... the victims, Amanda and Kōji; the culprit, Rum; Asaka, Amanda's bodyguard; and a 5th party.
Hyōe does not seem to be Tsutomu, because as far as we know, Tsutomu did not become involved in the case until Kōji's father requested him to investigate. It was only then the BO drove him underground. Yet Hyōe seems to have witnessed the case as it happened.