“It’s just that the animators seem to have gotten lazy for this episode.”
|Ahahaha Dansai Bunri sure had a lot of QUALITY going on this episode. …Which doesn’t really help the fact that it was a slower episode of exposition I didn’t really care about. Plus I’m having a hard time concentrating due to some kind of weird cold. OTL|
…I seem to have totally forgotten about the backstory of Emily if that was in the manga at this point, but I guess it does shed some light on the whole thing. Her story seems to be pretty stereotypical with her being an orphan and Iwai’s father being the one nice person to her in the world. Really, it was so stereotypical that I don’t even have much to say about it. Yes it was touching, and yes, I can see exactly why Emily was so fond of the guy. I’m still not that fond of her character though. I’m still not entirely sure why she owns random dogs and if she really did want to kill Iwai that badly, why not do it on sight instead of being dragged around shopping for who knows how long? Or since killing in the middle of a busy area isn’t a good idea, why didn’t she sneak up behind Iwai in the bathroom while her guard was down? It’s not like Iwai could have put up much resistance considering how quickly Kiri was taken down. I know we kind of need Iwai around for the plot, but it just seems weirdly inconsistent for a so-called professional killer.
Anyways, it looks like Iwai’s father did have good intentions for Iwai the entire time, so maybe this is why he was involved with the place Hitomi is as well. It’s ironic that the girl Iwai’s father hoped would help his daughter is now trying to kill her, since you’d think that Iwai’s father would have mentioned it to Emily or something if they hung out so much. Though it seems like she became a murderer and such thanks to Violet, since I imagine it was her who said that if Emily killed Iwai, her father would come back. I can’t help but think Violet had something to do with Iwai’s father’s death as well since Emily seems like the perfect tool for her. Though you have to wonder about if Iwai’s father had connections to Gossip since a.) they’ve apparently been involved with the Hair Queen for a really long time and b.) where else would Iwai’s father be getting information on if Killing Goods are compatible with random orphans? …Come to think of it, how would they know if a random child on the streets is compatible with Killing Goods? Is Emily related to a murderer (since for some reason, I’m under the impression that made-to-order’s don’t necessarily have to be related to murderers… though maybe that’s because they said something about being manufactured), or do they have a test or something?
Yay needle time with Yamane! … The version I watched had Yamane’s needle antics censored (I don’t know if the other versions were), despite it being totally okay in other episodes, so that was a little weird, but I guess the point is that she’s honestly trying to help Kiri and Iwai at the moment. The explanation about her emotions being stunted explains a lot about how oddly Yamane acts, and despite being a bit lacking in the emotions department, she still has her moments where she seems somewhat normal. Which have been increasingly frequent ever since she became friends (ish) with Iwai and Kiri instead of trying to kill them. …And I guess the injection is fun times for anyone who takes it, since I don’t think that Kiri is much of an M. Or maybe it’s only when it’s beneficial since Kiri didn’t look like he enjoyed it much the first time Yamane injected him with something.
Which leads us to the point where Kiri realizes that he might be a bit incomplete as an Author. I’ve already pointed out that he doesn’t seem to have as many urges to kill despite not having an Instead before Iwai, so we finally have an explanation. I imagine that Kiri’s murderous urges will rise once he does become a complete Author, but that’s what Iwai is for, really. Getting a description of Grayland… doesn’t seem like it would help much other than giving obvious exposition on Grayland (so the viewer isn’t going “who’s this random old guy?” if they somehow couldn’t figure out who he was if he appears). It seems like the dreams and such are just supposed to happen naturally, so I don’t know how Kiri is going to force this to happen. Shouldn’t he be talking to Ruka or something (since she’s the only Author he knows of that probably won’t kill him/ is still alive) about her own experiences? Oh well, it looks like we’re already up for confrontation number 2 between Kiri and Emily, and I don’t know how well Kiri will do considering that he hasn’t accomplished much in his downtime other than bleed a lot and learn useless information.
Yeah, I have no idea what was going on here.
So other than proving that Emily is fairly uninspired in every aspect in her life, there were some interesting bits of information in here. I really want to see Kiri become closer with Grayland and losing himself a little, for one. Also, I guess Emily was one of Violet’s Authors that killed Seiji before (since there was the gun, knives and poison)? I was under the assumption that Violet had a ton of Authors under her command, but it looks like the few she does have are pretty deadly. I can’t help but think that this meeting with Emily is coming a bit early, but I imagine that this might be the push Kiri needs to do… whatever to become complete as an Author. I don’t know. Everything in Crime Edge seems to be really vague lately and there are a bunch of little details being left out (like what the hell a made-to-order Author actually is), so I’m not into the story as much as I was in the beginning. Anyways, it looks like the fight the next episode takes precedence and Kiri will have to struggle with blood loss more.
…Or maybe Kiri will be okay after all.