Ritsu didn’t waste any time using his newly-awakened power. I mean, why would he, anyway? This week’s episode is all about Ritsu’s exploits on using his powers and we already know it from the start, Ritsu is not Mob-kun, and the younger brother who finally broke, or rather, unchained himself from the burdens of his inferiority complex races freely towards his evolving goal.
Ritsu wants to be a psychic like his brother, however, due to some circumstances, he awoke his latent powers as a late bloomer. Right before the ending of the previous episode, Ritsu manages to notice Dimple’s minuscule presence. The previously known high-level demon who established himself a cult religion, who was reduced to cloud-like spirit by Mob-kun, has grown weaker from getting almost obliterated by Hanazawa Teruki, (please don’t mind the redundancy), and has now set its claws on Ritsu.
Dimple is the same as ever. He is a one-tracked and simple-minded demon who only wants to stand atop the world’s hierarchy and be regarded as the ruler of the humanity. Because of his unfortunate meetings with two strong espers in Mob-kun and Teru, his strong powers from before have been reduced to the lowest level enough for him to regenerate, but the biggest downside is, he can no longer go inside some barriers set by strong psychic individuals. And so, Ritsu helped Dimple enter the house, not because he wants to help it, but rather, out of his curiosity. The meeting of these two characters is a must-see because now that Ritsu has awakened his latent prowess, Dimple diverts his schemes towards the little brother, because the big brother is mentally tough and of course, the most apathetic person when it comes to matters relating to psychic domination.
At the starting segment after the opening song, Dimple gave Ritsu a handful of spoons. Of course, the utensils are subjected to be experimental or sacrificial things for Ritsu to grasp the situation of his powers. With lingering doubts in his mind, Ritsu took one spoon quivering and because he was still being consumed by his complex, he wasn’t able to bend the spoon in question. But no, no, no, the experiment is a success. Aside from the lucky spoon in Ritsu’s hand, all spoons were bended like crazy and that’s the outline of his powers, simply uncontrollable at the moment.
So as Ritsu is slowly digesting the fact that he is finally what he wants to become, a psychic, it is simply the perfect time for Dimple to start his plots on manipulating the kid for his selfish goals. The fact that Ritsu has a vital point to exploit, Dimple charges without reservation. He tells Ritsu that if he wants to be able to control his powers, the boy has to lend his body to the demon. We should naturally expect here that given Ritsu’s common sense and level of intelligence, he will instantly see the mischievous plot of the demon. However, it appears the awakening his powers has dulled his usual thinking and thus, allowed Dimple to let him have his way.
The lucky chance for Dimple has arrived, but it was shortlived as well! As soon as he manages to enter Ritsu’s inner self, Dimple realizes that his current low-level self couldn’t even hope controlling Ritsu like a puppet, thus, being a master of adlib, the demon now assumes the controller of the output of Ritsu’s powers, solving the boy’s problem of being unable to control it. Poor Dimple, his goals have been crushed yet again!
The next segment focuses on the pending school issue where Kamuro Shinji and Ritsu, continue to have their way on cleaning the trashes a.k.a delinquents. Like usual, Kamuro induces the problem while Ritsu gets the job done by planting definite evidence that make the delinquents in questions, fully submitting to the two student body members. As it turns out, Ritsu is complying to the dirty deeds because of a prior conversation with Dimple, stating that the igniting force behind his psychic awakening is the guilt and stress he feels during the school’s cleanup. The more he makes conscience-voided acts, the greater the stress, and the end product is the heightening of his psychic powers to a whole new level making him more and more incline to do the accomplice role to the vile plans of the president.
The next scenes show Ritsu’s growing obsession with his powers. He even made his way to the research facility shown in the last two episodes, just to brag about it, making Mitsuura, the psychic-wannabe, wonder what the heck had happened to the usual down-spirited boy. After the facility visit, Ritsu encountered the delinquents he framed and as expected, they were pissed off and want revenge. Unfortunately, with Ritsu being awakened, the delinquents were easily wiped out, of course, with the help of Dimple piloting a Gundam. But within the next frames, comes along a surprise recurring appearance of a cactus-hair-wig dude in the persona of Mob-kun’s previous adversary, Hanazawa Teru.
Teru, who is now living a newfound life without relying on psychic powers, immediately advised the younger Kageyema, not to use psychic on fighting people. Ritsu, with his immature confidence tried to sell a fight with Teru, even going against the advice of his pilot, Dimple. The short altercation ended with the superior Teru overwhelming Ritsu’s supposed handshake, but unfortunately for Teru, even a feeble wind can beat him right now. His wig also gained tons of highlights and even went viral among the high-school girls taking pictures of it. Really, Teru’s downfall is sure something.
Back to the school issue, Kamuro and Ritsu persisted on their modus operandi that has now delved far from their original perspective of wiping out the delinquency out of school. Kamuro, given his petty mindset, even touches the issues of bubblegum-eating and other minor issues that has thrown their cleaning job off the balance. Ritsu is now tired of doing such trifling things which led him more into fights involving the other schools who are actually on the hunt for Mob-kun who they branded as White T Poison. The delinquent hater school president found himself regretting the karma as he was seen involved with Ritsu who was mistaken as White T Poison. Thus ending his inconsequential quest for relieving himself from stress. He’s just a sorry wimp after all.
So before the end of the episode, Ritsu, who already evolved his goals from just being a psychic, now to becoming a more powerful psychic than his brother, welcomes the hostility of the other schools with open arms. Like aforementioned, Ritsu is not Mob-kun. He is not interested in the welfare of his opponents and is now just a puppet lusting for more power. With Dimple, fueling up his egocentric drive to get stronger, Ritsu started his one-sided assault to the delinquent groups targeting his brother while embracing their hate in the process. However, far from his perspective are two psychic users, watching him bullying the normal thugs. The one being Hanazawa Teru with his ever-unique cactus wig and the other, the enigmatic adult whose face we still can’t see right now, calling someone on the phone.
But, the episode didn’t end with the two of these mentioned getting involved in Ritsu’s skirmishes. It was Mob-kun wondering what’s his brother doing in a place like that.
So, Mob-kun is away from the spotlight in this episode. Mob-kun’s screen-time only involves eating dinner with his parents, a scene with his usual “dupe me please” aura which almost made him pay an extortion fee of 5,000,000 yen, eating a ramen with his bullish master, Reigen and the last segment which saw the episode to a close.
I miss him on the spotlight! How about you guys?
But well, we’re now ending this week’s review. The pacing of this episode threw me off-pace, given it’s one setting to the other and involves flashbacks to connect one scene to another. But overall, the usual story involving psychic is still going strong. Ritsu is now growing more and more powerful, Teru also joins the fray and watch out for him in the next episodes! Dimple’s back as well! There’s also the enigmatic adult standing atop the building and I assure you he will surely make a more solid appearance next week and lastly, Mob-kun’s involvement to Ritsu’s psychic assault will be continued.
So let’s anticipate the next Tuesday with enthusiasm.
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