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Dec 4, 2009 1:46 PM

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well, there seems to be some plot development... FINALLY! I'm still wondering how they are going to wrap this up nicely, with only three episodes left. I expect anything concerning Yin and Hei will be explained in the OVA's, but there are still a lot of questions unanswered. Still wondering about Suou, I think she is indeed a clone with the original Suou's memories, and that is why her father was working on the ME. they actually said in the second episode that they can get memories from dead bodies. So maybe he has implanted the memories into a clone.

Hei action was badass, I really think they should spent more time on fighting scenes, this one really was a kick and it was over. I really think they could've done a better job, and give us a real fight. AND HE SHAVED, THANK THE LORD. my god was that hobo look grating on my nerves.. the only one who can get away with a hobo transformation is Phoenix Wright, dammit!

and Amber, yaaay!!! more amber :D Kill suou and replace her with Amber. Somebody who really was willing to act. I'm pretty curious as to what her reflection in the computer screen means, and of course the whole izanami/izanagi bussiness. But is Suou Izanagi, or Shion? I don't quite get it.
 
Dec 4, 2009 1:47 PM

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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
 
Dec 4, 2009 1:48 PM

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Nice to see Hei back to his usual kick-ass self XD thank god he shaved and got his hair cut!
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Dec 4, 2009 1:53 PM

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Best episode of the season so far, Its starting to piece together nicely and maybe finally we will get to see the true power of the gate.

OMG Amber! I hope she makes an appearance in the flesh! The beginning with Kiko and her friend was so ironic.
 
Dec 4, 2009 1:54 PM

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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*
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Dec 4, 2009 1:58 PM

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I thought the ep was going to be craptastic due to the two detectives, but it turned out to be the best so far.
 
Dec 4, 2009 2:05 PM

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Oh Hei I missed you. thank God he is finally back in action!
..such a plot twist in this episode. Suou, you poor thing. Her mom thinks that she's dead? wth?
I just watched this episode and want next one already, ""orz ;w;
 
Dec 4, 2009 2:06 PM

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I thought the ep was going to be craptastic due to the two detectives, but it turned out to be the best so far.

QFT.
 
Dec 4, 2009 2:37 PM

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Yay Amber! :D
 
Dec 4, 2009 2:39 PM

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yes!!! hei is back! and kicking ass like he used too.
but suou died 8 years ago, what the hell is going on?
plus detective and pink hair girl show up once again
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Dec 4, 2009 2:46 PM
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Well, it was a great ep. See that hover cars are still around ... =.=" The logical assumption would be that Shion can create clones and his father puts memories into them. Yay for Hei action! Of course he kicks contractors ass, since from heaven's war he's been doing that. Besides did he really lose his powers, or is he just not using them?

And Amber intervenes again, the problem is, who's on which side? The Madame is almost like Amber, I hope she's helping Hei. It was a really good episode considering we had the two idiot detectives from S1 in it, not bad at all for all the info.
 
Dec 4, 2009 2:54 PM

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I forgot...

Mao looks realy badass xD

Zepwich said:
Best episode of the season so far, Its starting to piece together nicely and maybe finally we will get to see the true power of the gate.


Yeah,that would be great...and i want a scientific explanation of Hei's true power too.
I mean...it's not just electric shocks,right.With it his sister made the 1500 kilometer impenetrable wall around Heaven Gate.

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Dec 4, 2009 3:10 PM

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Oh, Amber, that's a sweet voice that I haven't heard in a long time : o

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."

: O! Hei shaved and cut his hair! And then picked up his coat and his daggers : >

And so Izanagi is Shion, but they don't know whether Suou is Shion or if Shion is with the doctor. And Izanami.. Yin~ Want moar! D:

And what the heck did the comic relief-team do to July D:
And wth.. No seriously, those people are not what we needed now D:
They're not even fun.

So Shion mustn't meet Yin? I surely wouldn't mind either of the possibilities (meeting or not meeting) as long as I get more Yin D:

And what's Madame Oh Really up to then?

Hei you sneaky guy : > Great going : D
This is how it should've been all the time : >
Damn it he's awesome : >
Although Hei still doesn't have his powers back D: He should get them back already >.<

Oh well, I guess we don't have to see the stupid detectives anymore (hopefully). This show couldn't handle more comic relief with this few episodes left.

What's more interesting, Suou's mom thought she's Shion. This'll be interesting, no?
Oh lol, what happened 8 years ago, I wonder..
Suou died.. Then who was phone Suou?

Anyway all that's left now is just more Yin~
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Dec 4, 2009 3:28 PM

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The first half of the episode was boring, save for the brief moment Amber appeared. The second half was AWESOME! Hei is back with his bad-ass shaved self. I love the airport scenes with Hei. Lol @ the swordswoman getting owned instantly... WITHOUT Hei's powers. If Hei had his powers... she'd be dead :)

Also, nice plot twist at the end.

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Dec 4, 2009 3:30 PM

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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.
 
Dec 4, 2009 3:39 PM
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Wait wait. So Yin + Shion = apocolypse?
 
Dec 4, 2009 3:42 PM

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Misaki's feelings for Hei have become even more evident.



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Dec 4, 2009 4:36 PM
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OLD HEI IS BACK YEAH!!
bit of amber she still doin her mysteriousness thing still
suou's supposed to be dead?!?!?


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Dec 4, 2009 4:45 PM

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Hrm, never liked Amber.

 
Dec 4, 2009 4:50 PM
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"You're already dead."
LOL PLOT TWIST

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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 5:25 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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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...
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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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