Synopsis: Episode 10
Sato and the followers are making progress on their preparation for attacking a pharmaceutical company.
They chose an abandoned factory for their hideout.
In the dusty room, Sato displays a map of a certain place, and prompts his men to pursue his vision.
“Now let us re-write the map with our own hands!”
Around the same time, Dr. Ogura is under the captivity of Tosaki, and demands that Tosaki provides him with his favorite FK. Once having been indulged in the heavenly pleasures, with a satisfied expression on his face, he spews off thick clouds of smokes right at Tosaki’s face.
Tosaki demands Dr. Ogura to provide all the data he has regarding the Ajin. Tosaki is plotting an effective procedure to gain an upperhand on the series of Ajin’s terrorism acts.
Kei Nagai continues his camouflage while he is on the run from the authorities. He disguises as a villager with a false identity to maintain his low-profile lifestyle. Occasionally, he goes out to the woods to test his black ghost’s ability. He starts showing abnormal behaviors.
It turns out that Kei’s black ghost has twisted characteristics. When Kei asks one thing, the ghost does exactly the opposite. For example if Kei commands the ghost to stay away, the ghost tails right behind him. If Kei commands the ghost to do something, the ghost refuses to do that. Kei gets irritated with the impishness. While Kei has a cool, poised intelligence and diligence to handle complexities, his own ghost is the exact opposite, which appears to be some kind of criticism.
In the village he lives in, Kei maintains his false identity. One day, as he is testing the ghost’s ability somewhere deep in a woods, one of the villagers runs into Kei. Eventually, some villagers grow suspicious of Kei’s true identity. Kei puts on some acting using his inherent self-control ability. You will be amazed how good he is. He completely fools the villagers; Lies after lies come out of Kei’s mouth and his performance is smooth, polished, and perfect – it is definitely beyond the level average joe can handle. Kind of disturbing, in a way, it’s worse than the Ajin. I can’t put a finger on where his unusual self-control ability comes from. Even Sato, who is plotting a massacre of human beings, mentioned that there is something wrong about Kei. This protagonist might be abnormal even from the Ajin standard.
We got to keep our eyes on him to see how his abnormality impacts the storyline.
On the other side of the story, humans start figuring out possible approaches to deal with invisible black matters.
We learn the reason why a black ghost is unable to materialize in the rain. Dr. Ogura analyzes that it is possible for a human being to fight against the black ghosts. But I don’t understand why he would say that – regular human beings are unable to even see the black ghosts, let alone fight them? How? The show hints at one point that the special armed task force specialized for Ajin containment is being formed. But, personally, I can’t picture how normal human beings and Ajin engage in a fight.
Sato and his men are progressively preparing for the attack on the pharmaceutical company. Their goal is to win rights for the Ajin by armed power. But will there be happiness in their future?
Kei has no intention of stopping Sato’s terrorism. He focuses only on maintaining his nonviolent life while he locks up Ko Nakano in a place no one knows. Will we see a day when Kei and Sato confront each other? I have no idea. And this uncertainty is one of the great characteristics of this show.
A dot and a dot doesn’t connect up. When one mystery is solved, that doesn’t impact other events, or so it seems on the surface… The world of Ajin is vast and mystifying, which fuels our unquenched desire to see more, and to flinch at unknown types of fear at the same time.
Where does this world head to? It is impossible to take the eyes off.
— 『亜人-衝突-』公開中！(5/26まで) (@anime_ajin) March 18, 2016