Synopsis: Episode 13
The war between Sato and SAT was broadcasted to the world through live coverage and through the footages from Sato’s webcam.
After having witnessed the horrendous war scene, thousands of harsh criticisms fired up among the Japanese citizens not only against Ajin, but also against the Grant Pharmaceuticals, for the lack of appropriate security measures against terrorism.
The media loudly broadcasts their speculation on presumably 100,000,000 yen that the police would offer to whoever captures an Ajin. Amid the police’s wanted list, Kei Nagai’s name and face is posted. The news penetrates far and deep into the Japanese communities, even to this peaceful and rustic mountain village, where Nagai lay low.
Meanwhile, Tosaki and his fellow Ajin Containment Committee members grow frustrated with the lack of effective lead that connects them to the terrorists on the run.
The nation’s peace shutters into pieces in the final round. Despite that this marks the last episode to be aired on cable, the storyline makes a grand shift. Due to Sato’s terrorism against the Japanese government, the Ajins are now public enemies and every single one of them must be captured.
Kei Nagai is still keeping quiet in the same rural village. One of the villagers named Kita learns that the stock value of Grant Pharmaceutical plummeted to less than a penny, and with that downturn, he has just lost his entire fortune he had saved up. On the TV, the media is promoting the hundred million yen price tag that is put on the Ajin’s neck. Kita puts together the handsome cash prize, and Nagai’s profile picture on the police’s watch list, and contacts the police about Nagai’s whereabouts.
Nagai’s peaceful days are over. As the police force quickly catches up with him, Nagai runs, runs, and keeps running. Sato-san… it’s your fault…! Sato destroyed everything. If the police lay hands on me, they will take me to that lab, they will dice and slice my body like last time. Why does it have to be me? Not fair…. Nagai just can’t have it anymore. He must run.
Nagai is a smart guy. He uses Nakano’s cell phone to trick the police and Tosaki to wander off in a wrong direction. To everyone’s surprise, Nagai doesn’t use Nakano as his decoy to delay the police search. Nagai doesn’t like Nakano, but, Nagai takes with him on the escape.
Why? Days and days of life being a specimen of human experiments? Nagai pitied Nakano and wanted to save him from predictable misery? I’m thinking that Nagai’s compassion may have moved him to do the right thing.
The battle scene is worth mentioning, because, a fight between black ghosts comes back to the screen. It’s been a while. This battle scene is full of dynamism and speed, it’s very hard to take one’s eyes off.
There is a known upper limit as to how many times per day an Ajin individual can produce and operate a black ghost. However, Nagai can max it out; he can produce his black ghost a number of times in a short amount of time. This unexpected twist heats up the battle tension off the chart, making the show deep and intense. The two fighting ghosts fly around, rip each other, grapple, and attack. Remember, the black ghosts are invisible to human eyes. So, laymans in the scene have no clue as to what is exactly happening around them, while the Ajins are destroying each other. Cacophony and brawl bring the viewers to clench their fists in sweat. Again and again, Nagai produces his black ghost to fight. Tosaki and the police officers look utterly bewildered, portraying equally confused us the viewers.
Does Nagai’s ability to continuously produce ghosts play a key role?
While Nagai and Nakano make a run for their lives, Sato releases new public threats. In the footage, he claims that he will escalate the terrorism act over time, unless the Japanese government stops suppressing Ajins. Apparently, Ajins come prepared with a huge hatred toward human beings and numerous tactics already in the place. No matter how smart Nagai may be, it’s not going to be easy to challenge Sato. Say “if” Nagai does challenge Sato, how would he do it? I have no idea.
Ajin showed an amazing story development in the last episode. The rest is reserved for the film version of Ajin.