Episode 10 Summary
“Rashoumon and Tiger”
Dazai had a fight with his ex-partner, Chuya Nakahara at a prison, and he easily caught Dazai. It was because Dazai was intending to sneakily look who set the big prize money for Atsushi. However, Atsushi was already in control of the Port Mafia. Feeling the strong hatred from Akutagawa, Atsushi was being sent to the place where he is given away in a smuggler ship.
Kyoka faced Akutagawa sacrificing herself to save Atsushi. Kunikida caught up with her and told her to run, but…
Thoughts on this episode
The story continued where the last episode ended. The memorable scenes of this episode were Dazai’s scene where he on purpose gets caught and the battle scene between Atsushi and Akutagawa.
In the conversation between Dazai and Chuya, he showed him the reason of why Dazai got caught so easily. It was to specify who set the prize money on Atsushi. It was revealed that Akutagawa was controlling everything about the Human Tiger. Even in the serious scenes, comedy-style art was used during the conversation between Chuya and Dazai, which made it nice and casual. I am looking forward to seeing their funny conversations next time.
Meanwhile, kidnapped Atsushi was on the ocean with Akutagawa and Kyoka. Akutagawa and Atsushi’s battle was the highlight of this episode. At first, Atsushi couldn’t control his power, but he managed to grasp control of it. It’s not too long since Atsushi joined the Armed Detective Agency, but he seemed to manage his power to protect the agency.
The Akutagawa’s hostility toward Atsushi has something to do with Dazai. In the flashback, Dazai was the boss of Akutagawa in the Port Mafia, and they had a conversation. Dazai was always fooling around in the Armed Detective Agency, but he was the opposite when he was in the Port Mafia. The voice actor of Dazai, Mamoru Miyano did a wonderful job acting him by changing the pitch of his voice.
There is not much known about Akutagawa, but there was a small scene of how and where he was raised. I am so curious about what else will be shown about Akutagawa in the later episodes.
Finally, Kyoka saved Atsushi, but it is still unknown if she will join the Armed Detective Agency. She got to know a different way to live her life after meeting Atsushi. I hope she will stay away from murder.
At the end, some new characters showed up such as a guy named Francis F. and a group of super humans called “Guild.” The story is getting even more exciting!
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