Hide ya kids, hide ya’ wife, hide ya’ husband cuz Shiki is coming to get ya~.
~WHOO! Hoshi’s first new post on the brand-new site! *throws confetti* The whole time I was waiting for its unveiling, I was on the edge of my seat at school, at home, at the library…but phew! It’s all good and done thanks to the awesome Will and our amazing Kyokai ^^ Anyways, it’s back to business for us, and LOOKIE HERE! Togainu no Chi is actually out on time! WHAT?! Did the U.S stop making hamburgers?! Did Kpop songs stop saying ‘I love you’ fifty gajillion times?! (please imagine a sarcastic tone if you will) xD.
Sarcastic tones aside, episode four begins with Rin finding Akira in an alley, telling him that he was looking for him. They then depart to go to a hotel (no really, it’s not what you think) where they’ll meet up with Keisuke.
On their way however, they run into a group of guys who recognize Rin. One of them goes up to him, and tries to talk to him but Rin doesn’t reply, keeping his serious composure. He soon walks away as the guy who came up to him yells out something about him selling out his friends and running away…
The two continue to walk on, Akira acting non-nonchalantly as if nothing happened, not even asking Rin what happened between him and the group. They arrive at the hotel to find Motomi, and then Keisuke as he comes back from his search for Akira.
Rin disappears for a bit, then quickly comes back with a large bag of water and food, a result of a trade-off by trading in his worthless tags for other items. He then suggests that they should all hang out together, and doing so, head up to the roof where they all eat together happily.
Good times…good times….
Later in the evening, we see the return appearance of the man with the sword, slicing another victim…
Meanwhile, Rin and Akira are talking about Bl@ster as Keisuke sleeps, Rin going over bittersweet memories of friends and such. The two also end up getting a bit too close for comfort, playfully-speaking of course. (We don’t want Akira cheating on Keisuke now would we?)
Suddenly, a frantic cry goes out saying that Shiki is here. Rin suddenly gets serious at the sound and takes off, Akira chasing after him in confusion.
The two instantly go after each other, taking our their weapons and battling. Shiki finally gives a kick into Akira’s chest, sending him through a glass window.
As Akira tries to get up, Shiki grabs him by the neck and pushes him against the wall, choking him, threatening to end his life. Akira tells him to, but he ends up letting him go. He tells him they’ll fight again once he’s ‘in better shape’, then walks out (like a BAMF), leaving Akira alone~.
Now…RIN SPAM~!! 8D
End thoughts: Why do I ever doubt you A-1? I review an episode of one of your shows, and I complain about it, and what do you do? You prove me wrong! You FIX it! OH YES, that is why I love you so A-1 pictures~. This episode was really a big step-up from last week with less Keisuke-whining and more Shiki-epicness going on. It was so much more interesting as well with more bloody action coming along, and with a mysterious past and obsession(?) of Shiki coming from Rin. I didn’t really like the beginning of this episode however, and not because it showed more of Keisuke’s pathetic attachment to Akira (Oh gosh, I sound too mean now…), but it just started off quite randomly. I thought maybe something happened that pissed Akira off, and that’s why they were looking for him, but it didn’t really say. That was my only big complaint for this episode.
Another thing A-1 fixed was the face animation! Last week I thought that the faces looked really weird and were pretty still, but this week they ALL looked gorgeous, especially Rin and Shiki! Rin, I will forever think, has a weird head and face to begin with, but this episode they actually camouflaged it and brought out some really cute expressions from him (hence the mini Rin pic spam). Speaking of Rin, I really want to see more of his past. It looks like something went down because those guys were pretty ‘BLEAH’ to him, and he looked a bit ashamed of something himself. Plus there’s this thing he has for Shiki, no? In the last episode he had the picture, and then when they called out his name he took off! (Where in the hell did he go actually?! Akira sure as hell didn’t find him!) It certainly is pulling at my curiosity~. Gosh, I’ve become such a fangirl for him now after this episode x’D I was trying hard not to squeal, so instead I’d spin around in my chair going, “WHY SO ADORABLE?”.
Now I’m not going to end this without talking about my bad-ass man SHIKIIII~! *does an imaginary high-five to Kyokai* HE IS SO AWESOME. I love it when he battles Akira, and even though I do like Akira, I love seeing Shiki kick his ass |’D I’m like, “CUT HIM DAMNIT! I WANNA SEE BLOOD!” (Hoshi is getting a little psycho now…). The battle in this episode though was almost like a repeat of their first meeting, which bummed me out a bit. Akira did do more this time around, and so did Shiki, but eh, it was too short for me :/ I do hope I get to see more of my bad-ass Shiki quickly because if I don’t, I’m just going to be writing a whole rant about Keisuke being a wuss~.
It looks like our other useless character, blue-haired eye patch guy will be back, plus our freaky drug lord Arbrito, and Rin! You’re too adorable to be holding a knife sinisterly! Until next week then~