Synopsys: Episode 11
Only two days remain until the attack that Sato had previously announced.
Kei joins Mrs. Yamanaka at the dinner table as usual. In the dining room, the TV screen shows images of security guards preparing for the forthcoming attack on the Grant Pharmaceutical headquarters building. As Kei watches the news, he asks a favor from Mrs. Yamanaka about “something.”
Meanwhile, Sato and his men drive in two vans traveling to their destination. Okuyama and two other men head to the underground of an unidentified building. Sato and Tanaka’s van wait at a roadside parking spot. Okuyama gets off the car, and asks Takahashi and Gen to unload. Then, Okuyama contacts Sato.
At last, Sato and his followers commence the planned massacre of the human beings. The highlight of this episode is definitely Sato’s madness. Sato is immortal and he takes advantages of it. His demonstrated behavior in destroying a pharmaceutical property is nothing but sheer insanity, leading us viewers to the unprecedented realm of fright.
Tosaki is on the other side of the spectrum; he leads the government committee to suppress Ajin activities, and yet, he too is inflicted with insanity. He declares that Ajins are not equal to humans. Izumi Shimomura, who reports to Tosaki, looks depressed with Tosaki’s remarks. It actually confirms that Ajins have emotions much similar to the one human beings have. Ajins can lead their lifestyles just like human beings, and in fact, Ajins can cohabit seamlessly in the human society. Despite all these pointers, Tosaki completely denies the Ajin species any humanity, this is an alarming tendency.
Kei Nagai, the protagonist, continues to stay low, as if he wants to erase his presence in the society. Nakano tries to persuade Kei to stop Sato’s massacre, but, Kei is adamant to make no action whatsoever. He asserts that as long as he is safe, then he doesn’t care about what happens to others. Kei’s attitude is actually an inquiry to viewers in the modern world. Through cable or internet, news on tragedy around the world are delivered daily, but, we don’t untertake any action. We are just like Kei Nagai. As long as the current life standard is sustained, as long as we are safe and sound, there is nothing to worry about. Kei Nagai is a reflection of the desensitized modern day citizens.
The president of the pharmaceutical company denies his employees to stay home because he is worried about possible profit loss when shutting down the operation. This too is a reflection of the black company problem in the real world. One of this show’s core values is the satire about modern world problems. A little tinge of sarcasm makes me uneasy watching this show, but at the same time it makes the show deeply enjoyable.
Sato and his followers blow up a building foundation. As the building collapses, Sato is found standing on the roof top, laughing proudly. Under normal circumstances, anyone would be absolutely terrified with the probability of dying in the crush, however, he is an Ajin after all. He takes advantage of his immortal body and pulls out the self-destructive terrorism act. His unwavering defiance highlights the most horrific moment of the episode.
Even fatal terrorism becomes a playful thrill in Sato’s mind. He reigns in the world of terror. He loses his hat at some point during the building explosion, and he uses a drone to have it delivered to him. His meticulousness is an eerie subcomponent of his insanity.
Is there a solution to stop this madness?
In the next round, Sato’s battle against the Japan’s finest force will take place.