Ep 16 – “Repair” / “Shūri” (修理)

Aru deduces that Marco and Ai have not destroyed Yuki and Yuno’s diaries because they want to take advantage of the information they provide. In order to confuse them, he has Minene feed Yuki false information. Yuki’s divorced father Kurou Amano visits him in the hospital, but while Yuki’s away, he searches the room for his cellphone. Yuno overhears that he has promised to destroy it in return for the cancellation of his substantial debt and realizes he is being used by the Eleventh Future Diary Holder. Marco, who has learned all about the situation from Yuki’s diary, considers Kurou as a useful link to Minene and the Eleventh Future Diary Holder and calls Yuno, demanding that they bring Kurou to an abandoned commercial tower. Once they arrive, Marco places Yuki and Yuno’s cellphones on a table and attacks Kurou. As Yuki futilely fights Marco, his father goes over to the table and breaks his phone, yet nothing happens. Realizing that the phones were decoys, Yuno attacks Ai and successfully retrieves both diaries. Just then, Tarou sets off explosives, collapsing the floor under Yuki, and both Kurou and Yuno reach out to grab him. Meanwhile, Nishijima has uncovered the identity of Eighth Future Diary Holder as a children’s caretaker named Kamado Ueshita, and goes to search her orphanage.

Murmur, dressed as a nurse, helps Kurou cope with his deep feeling of being lost, bringing him outside of the hospital. She tells him how to be a free spirit, looking at the world at an existential point-of-view.