Ajin: Demi-Human -#07
Kei came to a close combat with Sato, jumped off of the building’s roof and disappeared in the dark. That is how the previous episode ended.
This round, Sato and Tosaki alternate and play a key role to contribute to the storyline. As the story develops, their true agenda unfolds. What are they after? What drives them? Let me show you the show’s highlights.
Synopsis: Episode 7
The Minister of Health Labor and Welfare chews off Tosaki for the blunder he committed. The minister informs Tosaki that he is looking at demotion, or, even worse disposal. Tosaki feels that his career is in danger.
He is a key contributor to the Ajin Containment Committee, however, the very existence of the committee is legally questionable, to begin with. It would be a piece of cake for a high-ranking politician to politically assassinate Tosaki.
Tosaki never gets stressed about his job, but this is different. For the first time, he looks visibly frustrated.
“Don’t give me a shit… what do you think I’ve invested to come this far!”
Around the same time that day, Sato is heading to the meeting place with his business partner, Tanaka. On his side, there is something that doesn’t quite fit with the situation.
Highlight 1: Sato’s Real Objectives
Kei’s rescue was only the beginning of Sato’s grand scheme. After Kei escaped the facility, Sato decides to meet with Tanaka. This is where Sato’s plan really starts forming.
Tanaka changes his clothes to a hospital gown and sits in a wheelchair. Then, Sato and Tanaka step out of the facility to appear in front of the media. In front of the flash lights and microphones, Sato confesses that he is an Ajin. He accuses the Japanese government of treating Ajins inhumanly as their physical test subjects, and that he is going to protest against the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, within two days. He wants to organize supporters to join him and fight. Sato is in tears making this pledge.
Suddenly, an explosion surprises the people at the scene. Sato had actually set that explosive materials at the roof top in advance. While the media and the bystanders get distracted by the explosions, Sato and Tanaka vanish from the scene.
Sato’s real goal here is to appeal to undiscovered Ajins who are staying low, and gather them to unite, in order to plan vengeance over the human beings. His original scheme was to let the media live-broadcast about Kei’s rescue. The news coverage would help to appeal to the hiding Ajins to think that there might possibly be some leeway to get away from the capture of the authorities, because Sato is always there to have their back. This means that Sato has successfully created a reason for the hiding Ajins to feel easier to come forward.
This is my guessing but, possibly, those tears on his face during the interview could be just for performance; If he had indeed faked that, that means that Sato is a nasty guy… bone-chillingly evil.
Two days later.
Sato is not spotted in front of the building of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare as promised.
Well, it only seems that no one is there. In fact, a number of IBMs are gathering at the spot. They are not visible to human eyes. Tanaka’s IBM informs the crowds of IBMs to go to the real meeting place. Sato’s clever scheme finally brought the Ajins to get together in one place.
Highlight 2: Tosaki’s Goal
We have another protagonist in this episode actually, and that is Tosaki. We learn through him the dirty side of the Ajin Containment Executive Committee.
Originally, the reason why Tosaki had an opportunity to be the part of the Ajin Containment Committee is, simply because the committee needed one more body to fill the empty seat.
One of the executives at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare offered Tosaki an exorbitant amount of money to claim the spot.
The fact is, the Ajin Containment Committee belongs to an organization of the Ministry of Health. On the surface, the committee’s objective is to protect and research the Ajin creatures; however, in reality, the organization’s real goal is to utilize the Ajin’s unusual physical ability for human experiments. It’s an outright illegal organization. Because Ajin never die, the committee can reuse the Ajin bodies repeatedly for testing new medicine. Or the committee can rent out an Ajin to the army for military weapon tests.
Tosaki knew this hidden side of the committee all along, and received a large amount of money in reward to hush up.
Tosaki has personal reasons to do that. He has a fiancé, who, has been in deep financial problems due to her parents. Unfortunately she was hit in an accident and fell unconscious into an critical condition. She could not pay her hospital bills because she never had enough money to afford health insurance. Tosaki decides to pay the extensive expenses from his own pocket.
In short, Tosaki needed money to take care of his fiancé and that’s why he decided to join the force of the almost-illegal Ajin Containment Committee.
Letting Kei escape under Tosaki’s management is a critical failure. Tosaki feels that his career is now in danger, and furthermore, he contemplates whether if he should run or stay. At last, Tosaki comes to a radical conclusion.
In order to extract more information regarding the Ajin, Tosaki decides to abduct Professor Ogura.
How did you enjoy the show?
In this round we learned personal reasons behind Sato and Tosaki’s plans. I liked how the two different stories keep interlacing with each other.
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