Tick! Tock! Tick! BANG! Jackpot! Time for your head to explode…
All of us have been looking forward to this. Not many of us had expected this though! The recap usually summarizes all main pointers from previous episode, this one gave a hint to the looming eye-opener episode with Izaya-kun whirling about maddeningly: Tanoshimi da na! (I’m so excited!)
When I saw the Mikado/Celty-Harima collision, I doh’d and thought, please not one of those recap episodes with another character’s POV again (a la episode 2)! Thankfully, I was proven wrong very soon with Kida-kun coming for the rescue and doing his usual super-fast self.
Finally, we see a Mikado-episode, shedding light on his character of hating the ordinary and an ardent wish to live in a way unlike any other (Tick!). A double play between Kida and Mikado is always fun. Kida is just sooo kawai~! :cute: Seriously wanted to glomp him for his continuously flowing dialogues and the whole ‘Dollars Degree Prediction’ charade.
The more we get to know about Dollars, the more they are turning into curious guys who are above and beyond the colour gangs in ‘Bukro. Take Takiguchi for instance: normal guy with a flare of music. There’s nothing effil or dark-like vibes coming from him. He’s just someone who doesn’t like to follow the usual societal norms or rules (Tock!).
The pause that Kida had when Takiguchi was talking about Blue Squares was note worthy. Why do I have the feeling that he belonged to that group and is vying to get into Dollars now? We’ll find out soon enough.
Coming back to Mikado, being the central character he sure takes his time around Anri being extremely anxious with a heavy dose of ‘ano…, sono…, eto…’ (I lolll’d at the puppet show of stalker business).
However, we were not tortured too long because one of the butterfly girls (without her wings this time) shows up with her fake-Dollar-member Takeshi, the bald-now-regent-hairdo-guy (is that glue sticking up a wig?!). :pfft
Simply loved Celty’s slowmo kick to the loser and Izaya’s signature jumping up and down in glee (man, this guy is evil yet too smexy for his own good!) This gif is killing me! :woo
The meeting of Mikado with Celty and Izaya is not by chance, Izaya is actually stalking our lead character for a reason only known to him (Tick!). However, Celty has more pressing matters to discuss with Mikado, of her long lost head and it materializing with an unknown body that is sheltered in his home the last he checked. I liked the boyish touch to the scene when Mikado goes totally wide-eyed after seeing the black swirling matter coming off from Celty’s neck. It’s interesting to note, how easily Mikado accepted all facts about Dullahan and Celty’s head gone missing and showing up on someone else’s body. He agrees to be the middle party of getting the Dullahan-Celty meet with Celty-Harima (Yare Yare, this is getting confusing!) :ehh:
The short cut to the Dotachin Dollars gang was abrupt but relevant for showing the cleaners going out of Yagiri pharmacy for discovering the whereabouts of Celty-Harima at Mikado’s abode.
Celty and Izaya follow Mikado to his decrepit house. (Don’t Izaya and Celty make a weird pair? Twisted Fanfic anyone?) :spark
What followed next is: finally things coming together… Yagiri Pharmacy, Harima disappearing without a trace, Celty being a Dullahan searching for her head, which finally showed up on the body of a girl who is madly in love with Yagiri Seiji, human trafficking and last but not the least: Dollar’s role. (Heh… Check the Baccano reference in password ^^;)
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the pretend timid ‘Mikado-kun’ is not so normal. Actually, he wanted to live in a way unlike everyone else. He has the very potential of being a full-grown badass! (Check the voice and mannerism change).
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Let the speculation, OMGing and Kyaaaing commence!
In conclusion, SIMPLY LOVED THIS EPISODE (as always)! Show ▼
All in all and eye opener episode, leaving behind a lot more questions again, like what is Mikado on about? What’s the story of the pervert teacher? (His creepy mug keeps on cropping up)! What’s the incident that happened with Blue Squares and was Kida directly involved with it. Where is Celty-Harima? What’s Shinra’s role with Yagiri Pharmacy and how much he knows about Celty’s head? His knowledge of their activities and a lot more! Missed Shizu-chan this episode. Looking forward to seeing him in the next one!
Konbawa, Minnasan! I’m Kyokai, the newest addition to Metanorn blog team. For starters, I’ll be taking up Durarara!! and Kimi ni Todoke reviews. Let me get this off my chest that this is the first time I am anime blogging. Though, I’ve been a writer since college, writing pieces for newspaper, magazines and later on even branching off to fanfics when I had time. I’ve been obsessed with the anime fandom since 2007, (kinda late in my opinion) but once I started with the classics like Samurai X, Cowboy Bebop, GTO, Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist (just to name a few), there was no looking back and I kept on comin’ for more. That is how I ended up ardently reading up manga and started following seasonal anime. In RL, I’m a workaholic 20-something Product Specialist for a Digital Agency. My character resembles Hermione (from Harry Potter) in many ways but I’m her milder version than on-your-face know-it-all. tee hee.
Thank you, Kanzeon for adding me to the team. Dear readers, I’ll be looking forward in interacting with you. I’ll be in your care~
Last updated: at 18:30 for adding gifness!