What “boys love elements”? I have no idea what…Oh…~
~”Street-fighting story with boys love elements” is what the article announcing Togainu no Chi‘s anime said on anime news network. “Boys love elements”…I find that really funny for some reason! Don’t ask me why; I don’t know myself |’D Anyways, I stumbled upon the article when I was trying to find out how many episodes Togainu no Chi was going to have, which is 13. So four episodes left you guys! I truly don’t know how they’re going to end this; everything is just so jumbled up, especially with all this Keisuke stuff…Usually I can guess with these type of shows because I’ve been into the anime fandom for so long, but with this show, I can’t even focus. I’m really anxious to find out how they’re going to end this series; I have a feeling it might send my mind spinning (hopefully).
Now, onto episode 9, Keisuke and Akira finally meet each other and prepare to fight. Keisuke ends up making the first move and goes after him.
Yet, Akira, as they fight, keeps talking to him in an attempt to get him to come back to his normal self. He tells him how he feels bad over what happened, and how he didn’t necessarily appreciate their friendship. (Due to my lack of interest in their cheesy ass conversation Due to the fact this conversation goes on for a while, I’m not going put all of what the fighting friends said).
The fighting escalates as Keisuke throws Akira into a nearby abandoned warehouse. Keisuke throws out Akira’s knife, and tries to stab him with his own, but Akira blocks the blade with his hand.
His blood ends up spilling onto Keisuke’s face, near his mouth. The inevitable happens, and Keisuke starts withering in pain. He soon dies….
Or…so we thought. Keisuke makes a grunting noise amid the silence and Akira checks his pule, finding out he still has a chance. He takes him back to an abandoned room where he waits by Keisuke as he goes through the harsh withdrawal symptoms.
Keisuke makes it through the night and in the morning, is back to his usual self.
The two decided to leave, Akira telling him of the help Motomi was going to give them from the last episode, and start to leave. Suddenly though, Rin comes in, demanding their tags. He attacks them, even holding Keisuke hostage as they both hand their tags to Rin without a fight.
Rin takes off, muttering that he’s finally complete the set and can finally have his wish. He ends up at Arbitro’s mansion where he is allowed to challenge Il re (Oh I wonder who could that be…)~
End thoughts: This was such a soap opera-y episode; I can smell the cheesy-ness from outside my computer screen. Well, that whole conversation between Akira and the crazy Keisuke was what was really sappy. I think I might have complained about this same thing in the previous episode, and I’m sorry about that |’D Now, the soap opera aspect came in when Keisuke died, but then ends up being alive and returns back to his normal self. I was thinking, “GETTING MY HOPES UP FOR NOTHING…damn you”. I was about to jump up and down and celebrate too…but oh well. I’d like to see what happens next episode because Akira left him alone to go after Rin, and now that I think about it, aren’t the Executioners after him? Ooooooo~ That sounds like a lovely, bloody death to me (Oh goodness, why am I so mean to poor Keisuke?!).
I love how Rin just popped out of nowhere in this episode. I had no idea what was going on; I thought he was possessed or something, looking creepy like that! He’s going crazy wanting to defeat Il re, who I’m guessing is Shiki (I just want to make sure). I hope Rin’s challenge against Il re is more exciting than when he fought Shiki in last week’s episode. He just flailed about every time Shiki hit him =3=; Also, I’m guessing this explains why A-1 just suddenly threw that “We are half-brothers” thing at us, to give us his motive for killing him? Truly, they could have just made him get revenge because of his dead friends and not have them related at all because a lot of us probably don’t even care anyways |’D
Even though I’m sort of bashing this episode, it was a good, sappy episode, especially with that awesome twist with Rin at the end. Now I’m ready for some bloooddddd~!! I’m not sure if I support Rin or Shiki…SHIKI…damn it! ;A; (I still love you Rin!)~
(Is it just me or does that first Preview screencap look dirty to you?) The topic of brothers pops up and we see a younger Akira talking…with his older brother? And Rin appears again, maybe to defeat his own brother. Until then~!!