A LOT OF SPOILERS; be warned! Summary In chapter 47, you are brought to all of the "players" in the game in the elevator heading towards the forbidden black door. Anya Kudou makes a point to apologize to Iride Akatsuki, who accepts it with a pinky promise. Himiko decides to talk to Iride later when she has her chance. The 'underground' characters (including Zakuro's twin sister Sakura, Hiro, Nanami, Anya's brother Shinya, Niki, and Karen's brother) reunite and bond together. Back to the main characters; they all reach the top floor and aren't able to open the black door until Iride opens it with his ID tad; his name: Madarame. Roromi Yuzu and Paka-San are both inside.
Thoughts- All the gaps are filled and pieces put into place for chaos to happen. Between Nanami and Niki reuniting, Anya and Iride apologizing, and reuniting with Yuzo, this got me wondering what was about to happen. Iride has been a silent character this whole time, always smiling and not sharing his personal opinions, so like any normal reader, I wanted to know his deal. In previous chapters, Paka-San labels his master as "madarame" and when the biometrics are clear and Iride opens the door, he's called "Madarame". Speaking of prior chapters, he switched places with himself in his nightmare, and i believe he changed into an entirely new indiviual. I think Makuno realized something was different about Akatsuki while others didn't. This didn't surprise me however, and i'm curious to see what happens.
Ideas for the future- While the manga hasn't updated past 48 in more than a year, i strongly believe that the friends of Akatsuki will aid him in the end. Paka-San might ask the friends to help his Madarame and give them background information on his life. I know that Akatsuki is trying to set everything back to the way it was; aka reset, and to free Yuzu's sister from her "mother" title. Yuzu's sister might awaken and the island might shut down.