Japanese series ‘Re: Mind’ mysterious, psychological


“Re: Mind” is a psychological Japanese series on Netflix that follows a bunch of high school girls who find themselves in a usual predicament as they are restrained in a dining room, not knowing how they got there or why.

The original series has 13 episodes ranging from 23 to 30 minutes, but it is just enough to spook out the audience. A thriller like this does not take long to finish as it’s an easily binge-able show. It leaves the audience on the edge of their seats as they try to figure out with the high schoolers who would have done this to them and why.

The show starts off with the girls one by one waking up, reacting in a way anyone would when waking up in an unknown situation. Each student has their own personalities, but they come to the conclusion together that it has to do with a media group they all partook in. They were all a part of a group that wanted to serve justice.

It isn’t long until the audience figures out that the only missing seat at the dining table also happens to be the leader of the group who disappeared a year ago.

As the girls start to piece together who might be doing this to them and their own crimes come out, the lights go off and one of them disappears.

Watching a show is more enjoyable when a viewer feels as if they can take part in figuring out the mystery. “Re: Mind” keeps the audience on the edge of their seats when they are as much into finding the culprit as the girls are.

Each episode is filled with a creepy aspect–oil falling from the ceiling or rats coming out of nowhere–and the music helps add to the suspense. Occasional flashbacks help show what might have led up to the present situation.

The ending can be quite underwhelming. The audience learns who the mastermind was, and they learn why the high schoolers were locked up, but it is unfulfilling as the audience does not get to know what happens to everyone afterward.

There is nothing wrong will unhappy endings, and that’s the great thing about this show. It is meant to linger in the audience’s mind as they try to figure out for themselves how to interpret the meaning of the ending.

“Re: Mind” is a great show to procrastinate schoolwork on as it is quick to finish and not a waste of time.

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)