Do you think that Koharu wanted to be in the love suicide?
I wrote in my reflection that I am not entirely convinced that she was all in on the love suicide. There are little things that she does that make me think that. Things like her final words and she wanted to keep walking in the woods for the reason of stalling I believe. I would answer that she did not want to go through with it but she felt trapped now because either she kills herself with Jihei or go back to the brothel and be used a sex servant.
Do you think Jihei wanted to be in the love suicide?
This one I am more on the fence about because it was his idea and he literally sold his children’s clothes and divorced his wife for her. However, he also doesn’t have a way out of his situation. He is a failure to his family, reputation has been ruined, and his business is failing. He is also trapped in a hard place where suicide may seem like the only option to him.