Trickster Episode 2: I think I take eating for granted

So, I'll probably stick with this series because I'm curious, but honestly this episode worried me. The mystery of the episode didn't feel like much (my suspicions have been conditioned well) and the killer didn't even have a motive. But I guess I'm still curious about the immortal guy (I want to know just how far his powers will go to keep him alive), so I'm going to keep going.

Yeah! No one needs right legs these days...

Since that's a prosthetic, I guess that's supposed to be oil or something? Pretty interesting idea to do it in the dark where we can't really tell.

Oops. We'll pretend like this was because there wasn't space on the screen.

My first thought here is how do you know that your boyfriend is the one making the threat letters? The more reasonable conclusion to draw if you just found these letters in his desk is that he's receiving them. It's very possible that she just asked him about them or something, but I would ask this question if I were hearing this story.

Totally unrelated to the scene here, but I just had a thought (I was thinking about whether this kid can starve and it led me to other questions about how he could die). Last week, there was a scene where Kobayashi's shield manifested while he was underwater. What would have happened if he had stayed underwater? I mean, he would have eventually run out of oxygen. Would that have killed him?

I can't tell whether I like this guy or not yet. At the beginning of the episode, I thought he might be an interesting chaotic character because of how he reacted to the severed limb, but he might just be the typical energetic protagonist.

Oh god, I didn't need to see that. I take back my question about staying underwater.

This series is set in a society where VR and holographic displays are commonplace, but we still haven't figured out eugenics? That seems unlikely.

Hmm...alkaline water was what the woman was drinking earlier and now it's suddenly on screen? That can't be a coincidence.

Well, if this detective thing doesn't work out, Kobayashi could have a promising career as a food sniffer. That's pretty convenient.

Sure, I'll believe that a cook is stupid enough to think that people could taste the quality of the water in a soup.

I really should have pushed this suspicion harder, but I found it really hard to believe the boyfriend was that dumb.

Was this guy hurt by the power of friendship? I'm okay with this.

  • Karandi

    Oct. 12, 2016, 3:09 a.m.

    I have similar feelings about this episode. Hanasaki is either going to be a great character or a truly annoying one and he's still teetering on the edge of both and the mystery element of this show is pretty ordinary. That said, I'm still intrigued about the immortal kid so I'd kind of like to know where that is going.



    Oct. 12, 2016, 6:11 a.m.

    hopefully the mysteries get more interesting...


  • Little anime blog

    Oct. 16, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

    There really wasn’t all that much mystery and intrigue was there? Perhaps a little confusion and a deflated sense of tension. But I’m being cruel… I genuinely like this series (so far) and it’s larger than life characters and twisted humour.

    I’m most interested in seeing it develop week-by-week alongside Bungou Stray Dogs as they share so many similarities. I have to say the latter is by far the stronger series, but I have been enjoying Trickster a lot.

    I think, like you, there’s enough interesting parts to return to the next episode. But it’s probably best to ignore these kind of plot holes as they arise ;)



    Oct. 16, 2016, 12:05 p.m.

    im still really skeptical...the main character hasnt gotten my attention yet and the immortal dude is all i really care about. i really want a mystery...


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