Trickster Episode 9: Baby steps

This episode was hard to watch. Hanasaki was hard to deal with as a character before now and this change isn't really helping. I'm just hoping that the fact that one of the main characters might start working with Twenty Faces will finally give us some more information about this guy.

Seriously, guys? Trying to get past turrets with riot shields? At least try to shoot the guns or something...

I wonder how this is going to be used...looks like he's timing the delay.

So, Haruhiko's backstory is that he latched to the first person he met after leaving the house? Please tell me the old lady is evil.


I almost missed the fact that Nao winks at Inoue here. It looked way too much like a regular blink.

Seriously, Haruhiko? After hearing Akechi make these claims, you wouldn't put at least a little effort into investigating your new benefactor? I don't understand why he would remember his conversation with Akechi if it weren't important to him for some reason other than giving the audience some background.

I'm so confused here. First off, if shooting the gun out of Haruhiko's hand didn't convince him not to shoot, why would Akechi think that saying "don't shoot" would work?

Secondly, you really expect me to believe that shot didn't hit any vital organs? I understand that Nao is a trained police officer, but hitting a non-vital spot on the chest seems harder than...I dunno, hitting the other arm?

And most importantly, Akechi literally walks into the complex and finds the old lady with the bag of cash. Woooo...mysteries are so fun, right? Haruhiko's flashback was just for us? Because Akechi clearly tells Haruhiko that he didn't want Hanasaki to see him in such a pathetic state. Instead, we get this and Hanasaki throws a fit. Also, Hanasaki completely ignores the part where Haruhiko almost shot him...

Let's be completely honest. Do we even want Hanasaki to come back? I mean, look how much more effective Kobayashi is without him.

Seriously, Hanasaki? This is the most drawn-out temper tantrum I've ever seen.

  • Karandi

    Dec. 1, 2016, 12:53 a.m.

    Hanasaki's character has gone from bad to worse. Fair enough having a temper tantrum when you become disillusioned and the like but take it out on Akechi and now Kobayashi (not that Kobayashi seems to care in the slightest).
    Besides, the older brother apparently had no ability to think things through ever. He didn't think through leaving the house, didn't think through latching on to the first person who was nice to him, and didn't think through how living in an armed compound was bound to end. It doesn't make him particularly endearing as a character so he has just become a plot point. A switch to flick for Hanasaki and really this show is just kind of boring me now.



    Dec. 1, 2016, 6:59 a.m.

    yeah, i agree. this guy was here just to get hanasaki pissed off so twenty faces could do something and that pisses me off. even if twenty faces says something like "this was my plan all along", id still be upset.



    Dec. 2, 2016, 3:08 a.m.

    I'm almost sure Twenty-Face is going to come out with a line almost exactly like that very soon. If not, then everything in these last two episodes was beyond pointless. Even if he does say it, the story still won't be particularly good but at least it would make some sort of logical sense assuming you start by wondering what a crazy person would do.



    Dec. 2, 2016, 6:47 a.m.

    yeah, i guess. the "villain" in this week's episode definitely seemed too easy.


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