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「僕にできるすべて」 (Boku ni Dekiru Subete)
“Everything I Can Do”

While this episode started out a little anti-climatic, with nothing really occurring to push the plot along, it really did well in illustrating what Narumi means to everyone. As the newest member of this group of NEETs and Thugs, color me surprised that he holds such strong emotions for a group of people he barely even knows. Even though both Yondaime and Hirasaka have made the pledge of brotherhood with him, I thought that it was making Narumi a little cocky, going and sticking his nose into everyone else’s affairs. Luckily, it seems that his earnest intent and true sympathy for the two is at least reaching one of their ears.

Who’d have thought that two friends would entrust their accents to one another? In retrospect, it makes sense that in a culture where Kansai-ben is in some ways considered an entirely different language that swapping speech styles would have a big enough effect to make the swap meaningful. But more importantly, the mystery dealing with Hison is where things got really interesting. It was ridiculous to even picture Yondaime using someone as a human shield to protect his own life. But even if something managed to mind control him long enough to do something that awful, it’s extremely suspicious why he’s still even alive. As Alice mentioned, if Yondaime was the true target for the hit, how is it he not only survived but was paid for keeping his mouth shut?

I’ve had my own suspicions for a while now, but I can’t help but feel that Yoshiki might be Hison. Besides Yondaime’s story having more problems than a guy stuck in a male harem, there were a few other cues that keep pushing me toward this idea. Not only is Yoshiki a close friend with Yondaime, but watching him/her grab at his/her stomach over old pains from long ago just kept putting ideas in my head. I even went as far as re-watching the stabbing scene and comparing the eye color of Hison and Yoshiki — and they’re both yellow!

Even if I’m completely wrong about Yoshiki being Hison, I don’t think there’s much to not look forward to. With Narumi and Alice racing to reveal the truth they discovered to Hirasaka and Yondaime wounded from an attack, it looks like this arc may be leading up to a big finale next week. If anything, blood stained walls and a pissed off Hirasaka will hopefully bring some much needed Yakuza beat-em-up moments. But if all else fails, I wouldn’t mind more intimate moments between our two detectives.

P.S. I thought it was cool how they were playing Settlers of Catan, since I love the board game (:

 

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August 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm
38 comments »
  • August 20, 2011 at 10:11 pmBass.EXE

    Oh, man, I laughed so hard when Settlers of Catan appeared. My buddies and I play that game all the time, but I never thought it was all that popular, especially in Asia.

    • August 20, 2011 at 10:21 pmfragb85

      Catan is quite popular in the world actually. My brother introduced it to me because he is part of a board game club. It’s a really fun boardgame.

      “Wood for Sheep” anyone? :D

    • August 20, 2011 at 11:18 pmlkaze

      That game seem fun. I wanna try it out.

    • August 21, 2011 at 2:35 amDarklord

      I know, right :)

      We just played it a couple of days ago as well. It’s such an interesting game…

    • August 21, 2011 at 7:46 amewok40k

      tehehe, loved that, really a NEET – style game :P

    • August 21, 2011 at 10:12 amwp

      Settlers of Catan actually won international awards for the best board game.

    • August 21, 2011 at 2:40 pmPandAEmiC

      So fun, I bought all the Settlers games and all the expansions (including the arcade title on XBL)! Worth every penny…

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:17 pmMrBrownSound

    I’m sorry she was pregnant with whose BABY!!!???? Is she Yoshiki? Please help me understand.

    • August 20, 2011 at 11:25 pmlkaze

      I believe she is pregnant with the underground boss, as she is his mistress. Yes, both guy just got NTRed

      • August 21, 2011 at 10:54 pmMrBrownSound

        haha that’s pretty dark.

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:19 pmfragb85

    This arc is definitely intresting, since we actually have Narumi actively participating on the case. I didn’t expect it to extend to another episode though. Yeah I’m pretty sure Yoshiki is Hison. The fact that “he” referenced an old injury in “his” stomach is quite telling.

    To add more evidence courtesy of UTW: One of the ways to write Yoshiki (the guy who owns that sewing shop) is 善喜. Incidentally, when you reverse the characters, you get 喜善, which is read Hison…

    • August 20, 2011 at 11:21 pmlkaze

      What seriously HE is Hison. Oh god then could it be that the great secret that Alice uncover is: She was a HE…… Oh No, not another shonene ai.

      • August 20, 2011 at 11:44 pmfragb85

        Uh no, Hison was definitely a she. Alice did state there was a large funds sent to a surgeon. If Yoshiki is Hison, it’s probably because she had plastic surgery. Whether it was a sex change or Hison is a reverse-trap with a different face, I’m not sure. either way, we’ll know next episode.

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:22 pmx

    Thankfully, they slow down the pace of the story somewhat. I’m starting to get used to the abrupt scene changes (yay :P). Agree with the possibility of Yoshiki being Hison. It was kind of obvious when they started to talk about injuries. And if one look back, it would match what came in the previous episode as well. I guess the NEETs are more useful than the thugs in this particular case.

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:31 pmChaos2Frozen

    @Takaii

    Actually at this point, I don’t think that it’s wrong for Narumi to ‘stick his nose’ in because this isn’t JUST a personal grudge between two guys anymore- People are getting hurt left and right including Ayaka and Narumi himself, whether they like it or not he’s already involved, and if the only way to stop this ‘peacefully’ is to reopen the wounds from the past to get to the bottom of this misunderstanding, then so be it.

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:32 pmznail

    I think I see how it works out.
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • August 20, 2011 at 11:29 pmbaubo

    I’m so glad they actually take their time now. It seems this arc is taking 4 episodes, compared to 2 for the Meo arc where they skipped a lot of stuff.

    • August 20, 2011 at 11:34 pmlkaze

      They should cut short Meo arc, that was boring.

      But wait is it because it boring that the make it a 2 episode arc or that it boring BECAUSE it just a 2 episode arc.

      Based on the experience I face with endless eight, I said the former. IMHO

      • August 21, 2011 at 1:33 ambaubo

        Well, as a fan of the novels, I do just kind of want the anime to be somewhat well adapted. The reason is because at least for me, the selling point of the LN is Narumi developing as a person. And you can’t develop a character without some pacing.

        As for what you say regarding how Meo’s arc was boring, what I found really weird is that they chose that arc(Novel 2) over Novel 1(Ayaka story) and Novel 3(Tetsu story). Both of which I found better than the ones shown so far. Perhaps they’re saving it for the end, or perhaps they don’t want to show it due to its controversial subject matter.

      • August 21, 2011 at 4:07 amlkaze

        I see, I thought Ayaka girl is pretty redundant. At the beginning she was like a heroine of the show. Then somewhere down the road, She like just disappear to thin air. So they saving her for later huh.

        (O.o) Maybe it so that they could show Alice jealousy toward Narumi, that something to look forward to.

        P.S. Yea, I’m also in this show to see Narumi develop as a person. From nobody to assistant detective and sworn brother of 2 powerful mafia like gang. He’s getting cooler and cooler. Now if only there were more love interest around him.

  • August 21, 2011 at 12:38 amKumakaori

    Takaii I’m disappointed, Eye Color?! was your solution?! Show Spoiler ▼

    hmph, … BLARGH! wanted this arc DONE this ep -3-… oh well it’d better make for an epic conclusion next ep.

    • August 21, 2011 at 8:54 amAni_BEE

      When Alice was inspecting the embroidery work on Narumi shirt this time around it definitely nailed that theory down that Alice also suspects that Yoshiki is Hison.

      I mean Yondaime reaction to Narumi showing up at Yoshiki shop the first time in ep.5 sent some red flags that Yondaime didn’t want it know that he know Yoshiki personally. At the time I thought it was so that is was to protect Yoshiki from anyone wanting use “him” as bait against Yondaime.

      Another possibility to why the underground boss wife stabbed Hison was to get ride of the potential threat of the mistress replacing her in the child baring department. Hison didn’t look pregnant when they pulled her away. It almost impossible to completely change ones voice that makes me suspect that Hison was a trans gender male in he first place.

  • August 21, 2011 at 2:57 amsto

    i also liked the settlers of catan cameo lol
    best scene of this ep!

    the first ep was killer awesome, but the series has gone somewhat downhill since then…

  • August 21, 2011 at 3:47 amdisgradius

    CATAN! Wow, that game is this popular? Fun times…

  • August 21, 2011 at 6:51 amtomphile

    I just can’t get excited for a Yu Gi Oh wannabe and a spineless main character.

    • August 21, 2011 at 9:15 amfragb85

      Did you even watch this episode or the episode before that? The stuff Narumi did took plenty of balls. He confronted Renji AFTER he threatened his life and was pretty much unfazed by his intimidation.

      Protip: The show doesn’t suck because you didn’t pay attention.

    • August 21, 2011 at 5:20 pmjingoi

      This show is ok, not the best, better than most of the new anime for this season (except Nichijou and Kami Dolls) and to me Renji is more of a Hikaru no Go wannabe.

  • August 21, 2011 at 7:27 amxAnimeExtazyx

    Okay Yondaime is definetly my favorite character followed by Renji :)
    It’s getting interesting (even though i’ve got a pretty good,in my opinion, hunch to what’s gonna happen).Great review , as always :)

  • August 21, 2011 at 7:51 amewok40k

    I am also suspecting Hison/Yoshiki trap/sex change, but this can still be a red herring.
    Yondaime and Renji make for a great pair, imagine what could they achieve working together.
    Also, Alice is getting so hawt for Narumi that not even well cooled Dokupe can get her to be properly tsun…

  • August 21, 2011 at 9:43 amlkaze

    I got 2 thought:
    1) “Yondaime and Renji make for a great pair” I was thinking something completely unrelated.

    2) I knew Alice want to sniff Narumi.

    3) I think I have a problem in math but probably my imagination.

    • August 22, 2011 at 4:47 amewok40k

      lol now that would explain why neither of them made a move on Hison… is that a BL goggles? :P

      • August 22, 2011 at 5:18 amlkaze

        Judging by the probability Yoshiki is Hison, the sex-change operation is pretty high. So yea, this is another shonen-ai.

        ..

        .

        HA, yea right. That is one CRAZY idea, right? It crazy, right? There’s no way for it to be true right?…..glup

  • August 21, 2011 at 10:55 amlongtimefirsttime

    Now this is the kind of dark arc I’ve been looking forward to since the beginning!

    I was suspicious when I saw Yoshiki clutch his stomach, but the moment I figured it out was when they mentioned that Hison was stabbed in the abdomen because she was pregnant. That little detail was the revelation that confirmed the identity. When I later read UTW’s note about the kanji, I’ll admit I was a little smug with self-satisfaction.

    Also, in a sexist sort of way, it does explain why a “guy” was running a sewing shop…..

  • August 21, 2011 at 7:18 pmtaichi

    I have a question light novels readers!:

    Show Spoiler ▼

    • August 22, 2011 at 12:45 amlkaze

      ….and that will be?

  • August 21, 2011 at 8:27 pmMM

    I find it really creepy that the day this episode came out, I played that board game. :( i really need to see this episode and see what happens :)

  • August 22, 2011 at 3:54 pmMarow

    I somehow feel lost. I can’t remember the names and such ;_;

  • August 24, 2011 at 7:55 amGhostalker

    Narumi cried in this episode and when I seen that scene I remember Naruto (He cries way overboard! for Sasuke)…and just that I started not liking Narumi’s character.

    I found this series likeable despite the somewhat lack of any progression in the plot, the animation is great by the way, but things like above just take the enjoyment away from me.