Ep 23 – “Unfulfilled Contract” / “Keiyaku Furikō” (契約不履行)

Murmur proclaims herself as Deus’s successor until his death and the end of the world on July 28th. Yuno reminds Yuki about her diary’s prediction that they will “become one” on that day. As the days pass, Yuki eventually admits to himself that his friends were probably telling the truth, as he reminisce the events that took place in the city. Since he cannot understand why Yuno would lie to him about the possibility of resurrecting people, he decides to get the truth from her by fulfilling her diary’s prediction one day earlier and makes love to her. He confronts her as to why she would lie to him, but she responds by saying she just wanted to console him and asks him to kill her. Yuki refuses and instead suggests that they die together. When he mentions Aru’s message, which claimed that “this is a second universe where Yuno has already became a goddess and has gone back in time”, Yuno attacks him. As he runs away, Yuki is intercepted by Murmur, who shows him visions of the past which confirms that Yuno has indeed played the survival game once before. In the “First World”, Yuki’s alter ego and Yuno ended up as the last contestants and both agreed to commit a double suicide from overdosing rather than having to kill the other, but Yuno faked her death, thinking she could bring Yuki back as a goddess. When she discovered in real life she could not restore souls, Yuno traveled back in time and killed her other self, taking her place in this “Second World”. Distraught at this, Yuki breaks out of the visions and confronts the First World Yuno.

Yuno comes to Murmur for advice on how to impress Yuki. Murmur has Yuno dress up like a geisha and then a dominatrix, both of which scares Yuki away. When Murmur realizes that Yuki is a cat lover, she has Yuno dress up in a cat suit, which does not impress Yuki at all.