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Dec 4, 2009 4:52 PM

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I was expecting her mother to pull out a weapon at the end of the episode. And of course, Amber's back.
 
Dec 4, 2009 4:54 PM

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CEOBallin said:
Wait wait. So Yin + Shion = apocolypse?


Apparently. I don't understand why either.
 
Dec 4, 2009 4:58 PM

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And of course, Amber's back.

Well I don't see why she wouldn't come back, I mean.. She clearly has no sense of time whatsoever.
She could aswell go "Oh, I'm supposed to be dead? Hihi I forgot ^^;"
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Dec 4, 2009 5:02 PM

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The return of the flying car! I actually laughed at it this time.\/

But oh man, the plot twist at the end. I just want to finish the whole season right now... my brain is going hyperactive thinking about it.
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Dec 4, 2009 5:21 PM

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I still think Hobo Hei was better. Not because I just like it that way, but that he was realistic and naturalistic.

He turns back into the old Hei and he fools Sawasaki with complete ease to start with, until conveniently, she notices when he can escape with her. IT just seems to 'Hollywood'. I was enjoying the more 'human-like' Hei.

The twist with Suou though was good stuff. Although I didn't like Gai and Kiko's appearance.
 
Dec 4, 2009 5:23 PM

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yess!! xD finally Hei's old look is back.
i didn't expect the twist in the end. i wonder if Suou really did die back then...
 
Dec 4, 2009 5:25 PM

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It's foreshadowed something is gonna happen to Hei, hope he doesn't die. Anyway, Hei finally cleans himself up, though I prefer his hobo look; he looks more intimidating.

[coat] - check
[daggers]- check

now all we need is the damn mask and his contractor powers XD

I think Yin might have something to do with the incident 8 years ago. We saw her spectre thing in the beginning of the episode.
 
Dec 4, 2009 5:27 PM

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I thought Amber's voice was just on the CD. Why does that mean she is alive?

The "supposed to be dead" thing threw me for a loop too, but I am really excited for the next episode now. I wonder what Hei is planning. I didn't understand the part with the old man though...
 
Dec 4, 2009 6:05 PM

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Oh my goodness.

I was like, "WUT?" in the last part. That was an unexpected twist after a heart-warming reunion. I wonder if that's true.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?? :


Its just too cute. *sigh*
 
Dec 4, 2009 6:42 PM

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I think Yin might have something to do with the incident 8 years ago. We saw her spectre thing in the beginning of the episode.


Nah, don't think so. She was just a doll. At the end of 1st season she, and many others probably, began to change.

Liked the ep. but i was disappointed there was less from Hei :( and Kurasawa and Kiko took the entire screen time <_<. At least their appearence wasn't totally pointless!

The picture with July and Suou is extremely cute ^_^. The first thing that crossed my mind was "A boyfriend with his girlfriend". His look is like "If you touch her i'll kill you. She's my girl." xD
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Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
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Dec 4, 2009 6:54 PM

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Every episode brings up more questions than answers. No way the series is resolved by ep.12.
 
Dec 4, 2009 7:07 PM

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Hei still kicks a lot of ass without his powers.







 
Dec 4, 2009 7:15 PM

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I'm glad they brought back the detectives. For me, this was the only episode of season 2 that felt truly like Darker Than BLACK. Loved, loved, loved the episode. And the end...wth?!
 
Dec 4, 2009 7:44 PM

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This season is half the length of the first one, am I missing something? Going at this rate, I have a feeling something is going to be missed out on the last episode.
 
Dec 4, 2009 7:49 PM

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Ok, I give up.
Someone remind me who Amber is. I vaguely remember the name and the face. I feel like 75% of the pertinent details go over my head because the first season (apparently) is so forgettable. This is probably the 4th time I've said this, hoping that it was the fault of some time gap in the show that is the problem, but no, it's my problem. I don't seem to remember a damn plot point of the whole first season.
 
Dec 4, 2009 7:55 PM

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The hobo-ness! Noooooo!

Pretty slick episode. I thought it was especially interesting how Misaki called out Li at the airport.

Suou x July has officially hit HHHHHHNNNNNNGGGGHHH status for me. Too... cute...
Ha-cha!
 
Dec 4, 2009 7:57 PM

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Best episode of this season by FAR. It made me very, very happy. The kidnapping scene was my favoriteee <3
 
Dec 4, 2009 8:11 PM

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Oosran said:
Also, that's the right response to Kiko's approach: Suou falling asleep (or actually fainting) and July.. actually looking contemptuous xD And of course, Mao hiding and going "Oh noes not her again."

Yeah I just loved July's face in that scene, had to rewatch it see if he actually made an expression xD

Great to see that Hei got his full determination back and is starting to kick some serious ass =D

At first I thought Suou got burned really badly when even her own mother didn't recognize her :P
But when she later stated that supposedly Suou is already dead things got really interesting. Especially after Amber said that Suou must never meet Yin because that would open a portal and unleash some unknown entity.

Wish this season was 24 episodes, really wonder how they will manage to weave things together and end it in 3 episodes =/
Unless they leave a massive cliffhanger and announce a season 3, which isn't all bad either tho.
 
Dec 4, 2009 8:33 PM

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Glad the old Hei is some-what back.
 
Dec 4, 2009 8:35 PM

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+ Hei shaved and got his daggers/ coat back
+ freak out by Suou's mom's freakout

Now I just can't wait to see Suou's reaction to the regular Hei. And hopefully he gets his contractor powers back because at the end of season one they said that electricity was only the tip of the iceberg for Hei's powers.
 
Dec 4, 2009 8:37 PM

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Amber ?! o-o

She met her mother... who would have known ...


 
Dec 4, 2009 8:56 PM

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Hei finally shaved. :D
 
Dec 4, 2009 9:02 PM

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Amber cheers!
DAM amber why did u have to die!
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OH SUOU ISN"T SUOU?
i totally don't get that.
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Dec 4, 2009 9:03 PM

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Welcome back!! New Hei was, eh, interesting but classic Hei is the best. Now he just needs his power back. As others have commented, the chase/fight scenes were outstanding. Poor Mina. She really had no chance. Hei was a bad ass before he ever got powers and looks to be in top form now. Post ED revelation: wow, didn't see that coming.
 
Dec 4, 2009 9:04 PM

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i have a feeling suou is gonna die at the last ep..maybe..I DEFINITELY HOPE NOT!
someone spoiled me at the front page saying that shion can clone or something?or maybe in the past ep there was this cloning thing going on?I frgt easily XD
 
Dec 4, 2009 9:09 PM

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KJacket said:
The logical assumption would be that Shion can create clones and his father puts memories into them.

No it wouldn't.
Compare the dates:
Supposed Suou's death - 8 years ago.
Meteor incident and Shion becoming a contractor - 2 years ago.
The only way it makes sense to me is if Dr. Pavlichenko is the one who's secretly a contractor, and he is the one who can create people's clones. And Shion's ability must be something that allowed him to communicate with Suou in the first episode.
Though it's hard to make a theories with this little information given.
Anyway, great episode.
Also liked how Kiko was complaining about introduction of a gag character, as if she was talking about herself. :)
 
Dec 4, 2009 10:22 PM

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Hei finally shaved. :D

yayyyy

haha this episode just utterly confused me at the end.. grrr next week.
 
Dec 4, 2009 10:35 PM

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For anyone curious:
The bg track near the end is one of the billion remixes of "Open Your Mind" (and a damn good one, at that).
Problem is, it's been covered by so many artists, finding the right Artist+Remix combo is pretty rough. Some of the remixes of Python's version of this track sound pretty close (specifically, the Duane Barry remix), but none have the psy-trance beat the BG version has. Props to whoever can find the needle in this one.
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Dec 4, 2009 10:37 PM

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Wooot old Hei is BACK! Now he just needs the mask and his powers back. We got to see Amber again! :DDDD
So Suou is supposed to be dead? Hmm clone?
Only 3 more episodes :'(
Next week come faster dammit!
 
Dec 4, 2009 10:54 PM

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I gotta give this episode a 5/5.
I mean c'mon, who isn't excited about Hei getting a haircut and turning on Godmode.
Hei's a beast.
Amber...is back? Mitaka Documents? Izanami meeting Izanagi = End of World?
Well...big twist for me at the end. Suou was supposed to be dead 8 years ago, I wonder what happened.

Go Hei!
 
Dec 4, 2009 11:05 PM

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Interesting plot here
Waiting for next eps
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Dec 4, 2009 11:26 PM

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I like how the they're making fun of their own characters with the conversation between pinky and otaku girl on the train.

Boring episode overall, only memorable moments are Hei kidnapping that glasses yandere and the plot twist after the ED. Suou went from doing nothing to doing even less, I would've never thought that'd be possible.

The detective and pinky are supposed to bring some comedy relief but they fail since 1, it's funny, and 2, in a 12 episodes show you can't waste time with nonsense like this.

And what's with Izanami + Izanagi = boom? Evangelion anyone?
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Dec 4, 2009 11:38 PM

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I can really see how they are coming close to a way to finish it in the next episodes now. We are gone a have a lot of action and running coming. How come some people think that they made it even more difficult to end is beyond me.

Nice episode. Glad they didn't use those detectives just to waste time but to throw us a plot turn-around.
I was really going WTF when her mother said she died 8 years ago. Then who the fuck is she? Her brother and father made her is a good theory but i would like to be more than that.
Now her fathers anger for her dreams to see her mother in the first episodes seems to make sense.

I'm also confused on who Izanagi is. Are they talking about Shion or Suou. They usually refer to Izanagi as Shion so probably it's him but am not certain.

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the conversation between Kiko and her friend at the beginning saying that they shouldn't focus on comedic characters when the show has become so serious was hilarious.


It looks like they like playing jokes on us. It was like they made it knowing our comments when we saw the detectives from the preview in the last episode.
They even made flying cars reappear in this episode.

And lol at this:


Btw Suou was really cute in this episode. With her being sick and all.
We also got to see 0.9 seconds of Yin. Hooray!!!!
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:05 AM

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noteDhero said:
Ok, I give up.
Someone remind me who Amber is. I vaguely remember the name and the face. I feel like 75% of the pertinent details go over my head because the first season (apparently) is so forgettable. This is probably the 4th time I've said this, hoping that it was the fault of some time gap in the show that is the problem, but no, it's my problem. I don't seem to remember a damn plot point of the whole first season.
I will tell you noteDhero....Amber was a contractor that could use the power of time. I think she could freeze time, see the future and it events and see the past. She could even go back to the past or future (I think she could). Her price is to become younger. If she uses it too much she can become non existant. Her last power used made her either non existent or what I think into a fetus that someone somehow saved....

In spoiler my anime list for now.
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:15 AM

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The fight scenes were fucking epic.

After seeing Suou's mother it started to make me curious about Hei's family.
There is Pai, but what about his parents? (ehh probably dead)

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I'm also confused on who Izanagi is. Are they talking about Shion or Suou. They usually refer to Izanagi as Shion so probably it's him but am not certain.

I'm also a little bit confused about that.
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:22 AM

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As everyone else, I was like WTF when Suou's mom said that she died 8 years ago... Is she a clone? Or does she live because of the contract? Or who is she at all?

Besides that, there were two other highlights for me in this episode:

1) Hei shaved and cut his hair (just when I finally got used to his appearance T_T, but c'mon, it's a big event xD)

2) Amber's prophecy. What could happen if Shion and Yin meet? O.o Yin might be very strong, but how exactly strong is Shion? What are his abilities?

Got more questions than answers again.
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Dec 5, 2009 12:45 AM

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last 3 eps wil be EPIC i tell ya...!!!
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:45 AM

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I like how the they're making fun of their own characters with the conversation between pinky and otaku girl on the train.


I liked that as well. Had to rewatch that part because I didn't believe what I read.

How come I never notice the flying cars? Geez, I just zone out... Ah, finally Hei shaves. That's awesome.

 
Dec 5, 2009 12:55 AM

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semtex said:
Even without his powers he's showing he still kicks ass, even beat a contractor. Take that all those who cries that he lost his powers! Give some credits to Hei since he is not your typical shonen boy who cries when he loses his powers. He is not the Black Reaper for nothing!

You get a million dollar prize for saying that my friend..XD , hes awesome with or without powers , with or without beard...

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JonathanDC said:

Also, clarification required: Isn't Izanami/Izanagi a japanese myth involving two relatives or something, and the male, (Izanagi I want to say) went into the underworld to rescue his sister Izanami? Did they refer to Shion as Izanagi and Yin is Izanami... so... I'm confused. Odds are I'm misunderstanding and am applying the names to the wrong people or remembered the myth wrong. If possible, could someone enlighten me?

Izanami was Izanagi's wife and he want in to the underworld to take her back to the living. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izanami-no-Mikoto


Ok, that clears that up... but why is Izanami Yin and Shion Izanagi? They referred to Shion as Izanagi during the beginning when they were talking about the rifle they found. And that they don't know if Suou is Shion, which she isn't.

Wouldn't it make sense for Hei to be Izanagi in that case? I see no correlation between Shion and Yin. *shrugs*


Something has happened to Yin for sure , shes not a normal doll anymore ,hence there is a slight possibilty of Yin being connected to Shion...maybe she brought Suou back to life (basically th reverse process of Yins power) and suous father supressed the contrator abilites of suou...

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Mao looks realy badass xD

Oh so beatrice looks like Mao , or you imagined Mao to be beatrice..XD, or you are just obssesd with beatrice..XD

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If Hei had his powers... she'd be dead :)

Even without his power if he wanted he could have killed the sword lady..

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He turns back into the old Hei and he fools Sawasaki with complete ease to start with, until conveniently, she notices when he can escape with her. IT just seems to 'Hollywood'.

Well i didnt get that part either , Sawasaki saw Hei in the light but still went with him...and later she realized that he was Hei ????

And Misaki , she was just so delighted to see Hei , her crush is just so visible..its ok really dont blame you..

Hei ---- oh my God , hes so sexy *blush* , *noseblood* -death- XD

HEI ~ HEI~ HEI~ *DANCING*
HE HE..
 
Dec 5, 2009 1:23 AM

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He turns back into the old Hei and he fools Sawasaki with complete ease to start with, until conveniently, she notices when he can escape with her. IT just seems to 'Hollywood'.

Well i didnt get that part either , Sawasaki saw Hei in the light but still went with him...and later she realized that he was Hei ????

I don't see why she wouldn't be fooled, I'd say they all knew Hei had longer hair and some beard, so if he's shaved and stuff, maybe they go "Huh.. looks kinda similar, but naah it can't be him ^^;" or something? : >
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Oosran said:
Linalee-Stratos said:
SpudUK said:
He turns back into the old Hei and he fools Sawasaki with complete ease to start with, until conveniently, she notices when he can escape with her. IT just seems to 'Hollywood'.

Well i didnt get that part either , Sawasaki saw Hei in the light but still went with him...and later she realized that he was Hei ????

I don't see why she wouldn't be fooled, I'd say they all knew Hei had longer hair and some beard, so if he's shaved and stuff, maybe they go "Huh.. looks kinda similar, but naah it can't be him ^^;" or something? : >

Or maybe Sawasaki just wanted to follow a hot man :P
 
Dec 5, 2009 2:09 AM

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The soundtrack to the 2nd season is going to be great, I hope it'll be out soon. And the OVAs of course, can't wait for that :3

That whole scene at the airport was just A-mazing and the music made it even more so.
Why is it that this show has so many awesome characters yet only lets them shine occasioanally and wastes time on boring ones? With 12 episodes only to boot!
 
Dec 5, 2009 2:37 AM

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My favorite episode this season so far. Finally get the emotions I felt like when I was watching season 1. =D
 
Dec 5, 2009 3:46 AM

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Why is it that this show has so many awesome characters yet only lets them shine occasioanally and wastes time on boring ones?!

Its Hei and Yin you must be talking about....it know its sort of sad and pissing at times...where is Yin really....how long should we wait for her to see normally than be in a cage...:(..*tears tears*
 
Dec 5, 2009 4:03 AM

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All right, it starts to get really-really serious from there.

First, I was able to hear Ambers voice. That was so unpredictable, I nearly cried from happiness. Seriously, this is no joke. Just after that Hei changed back to his old style from the hobo. With that jerky detective and the pink haired otaku, Kiome, maybe, an outsider would think Bones could only make a filler episode, still for me that was one of this season's best. I can't wait to see the rest.

Again, Bones made an unpredictable plottwist there.
 
Dec 5, 2009 4:48 AM

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Oh wow, same here, I was really expecting a filler episode, but my god..!! Pretty much everything about this episode rocked. I giggled like crazy in the scene where Kiko and her friend were complaining about gag characters being introduced just when the plot got serious!

I actually squealed in that scene where Hei was shaving. About bloody time, if you ask me!

Aaaaah, can't believe it's another week till the next episode! Damn you Bones, and your awesome cliffhangers!
 
Dec 5, 2009 5:10 AM

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Best episode yet on my side.

But hey, I think I'm gonna go back to watching season one cuz I don't have a clue of what just happened. Actually, I didn't have any goddamn idea of what was happening from episode 1. And seeing you all remembering what's happening and getting excited at seeing characters or getting mad at plot twists and so on and I'm in my corner like "wtf..." hell that depresses me. I think I've got fish's memory. I don't remember A THING from season 1. Lol, i better go back to watching carefully c:
 
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I wonder xD
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Dec 5, 2009 5:20 AM

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STUPID SEXY HEI.
 
Dec 5, 2009 5:21 AM

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yay, great to see that the old Hei is coming back :D loved the action at the airport, and you gotta love the soundtrack xD
 
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