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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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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....

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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
 
Dec 5, 2009 5:33 AM

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STUPID SEXY HEI.



I think it sums up it all xD
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Dec 5, 2009 5:49 AM

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Shit, this episode was brilliant. Good to see the old Hei again. The only thing that is missing atm is his powers. He still own without them.

And the end was, FAIL!
 
Dec 5, 2009 6:39 AM

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Welp, Yoko's about to get her ass tortured.
 
Dec 5, 2009 6:51 AM

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two words: HEI SHAVED!!!!!

WHOOOO!!!!

and i just realized that izanagi and izanami arent the same thing...
 
Dec 5, 2009 6:54 AM

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An action scene that remembered me quite of James Bond, Casino Royale, somehow. In the airport, with the bus and blah.
And OMG fsklkuzhj... Hei shaved and he is pure sex again. Damn yes. This so made my day.
I kinda laughed when Suou's mum mixed her and Shion up, at first. And then I was like: 'WTF.' Looks like this season is going to be far better than I expected at first. Awesome!
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Dec 5, 2009 7:00 AM

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Welp, Yoko's about to get her ass tortured.


I hope so.xD
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Dec 5, 2009 8:11 AM

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I wonder xD

I wonder too..hmmmmm....I wonder too......probably is into lolis and little boys too.
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First, I was able to hear Ambers voice. That was so unpredictable, I nearly cried from happiness. Seriously, this is no joke.
I am with you but my reaction was pure happiness....wonder how you will react if they make Amber come back?

In spoiler my anime list for now.
 
Dec 5, 2009 8:28 AM

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Linalee-Stratos said:
Jigoku-n3ko said:

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*


hell, yeah, that is my no.1 complaint! I know this is all gonna be in the OVAs but I really think it ought to have been part of the series. Not knowing just plain pissed me off and now it continues to piss me off because I suspect they're gonna do some open-ended trademark-japanese resolution and it's gonna be "whaaaaa...?"
And what are they doing with Mao? Nothing but comic relief. At least July doesn't waste his screentime...
ok, rant over :p
 
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I loled @ the flying (parking) car

oh yeah, yay for Hei too, now all i need left is YinxHei to make my day.....
 
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AHHHH YES HEI SHAVED xD He's still awesome as always, even without his contractor ability. :) But I don't really care about Amber though... The ending shocked me - I thought her mom just mixed them up... o_o

Overall, good ep - I thought it was gonna be filler, but I was mistaken :)
 
Dec 5, 2009 9:56 AM

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I am with you but my reaction was pure happiness....wonder how you will react if they make Amber come back?
I would probably jump around and stuff for hours, than start watching Amber related episodes from the first season. Actually, in SE1 I didn't like her that much, but this episode, the bare 1 minute we got of her just made my whole day.
 
Dec 5, 2009 10:08 AM

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The only reason why i have a problem with Amber is that she might get in between Hei X Yin thing...but Ambers power is quiet cool and when amber died i cried like a lamb so...*he he*
 
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Probably my favorite episode this season. Now I really can't wait for there to be an OST.

Was so happy for Suou's reunion with her mom until she said Shion. Then all those damn theories I've been reading on /a/ kicked in and I almost jumped out of my chair and shook my monitor.
 
Dec 5, 2009 10:54 AM

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HE SHAVED FINALLY! :D
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:51 PM
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I'm so happy old Hei's back he still looks hot! I actually think July showed some emotion when Suou fainted. That was interesting to see. The Izanagi/Izanami theory I think is Izanami is obviously Yin and Izanagi is Shion or Suou but maybe more Shion than Suou. The end was nice when Suou isn't really Suou? What, uh...? ( Majorly freaking out here! )Can wait for next ep.! I really love DTB Season 2 with Suou better than DTB Season 1. I really hope there is a Season 3 b/c I doubt it can possibly be wrapped up in 3 more eps.
 
Dec 5, 2009 12:58 PM

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oue, those detectives were back :DDDD they are hilarious XD
tho i dont know how this series will end in 3 episodes
 
Dec 5, 2009 1:03 PM

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I just realllyyyy want that song playing during the kidnap/runaway scene *___* haha
 
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OK so I've got a theory for you:

What if Amber is alive. We assumed at Amber used the last of her power to give Hei more time at the end of the first season. However, once you take into account the fact that Amber can move through time. Is it not possible that it was not the toddler Amber at the end, but a earlier, older Amber who had come forward in time to do the task? There for saving the toddler Amber from using her powers. I mean Amber did kind of have everything figured out from the beginning.
 
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OK so I've got a theory for you:

What if Amber is alive. We assumed at Amber used the last of her power to give Hei more time at the end of the first season. However, once you take into account the fact that Amber can move through time. Is it not possible that it was not the toddler Amber at the end, but a earlier, older Amber who had come forward in time to do the task? There for saving the toddler Amber from using her powers. I mean Amber did kind of have everything figured out from the beginning.

Okay, so, what'cha want us to do with this theory then? : )
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Na---ni~?! So according to her mom, Suou died 8 years ago. Hmm..

The old Hei is almost back, all he needs is the contractor ability. ^^
 
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AWESOME! Old Hei is BACK! and wow...that reunion was heart warming but at the end...PLOT TWIST!

How many flying cars we have on this season?

 
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