Post number 5 for anime blogging tonight folks. That sounds like a lot but according to my ToDoList for the week I still have 7 episodes to do before Sunday night. HAHA...yeah I am behind. Not sure how this all happened. Can I still blame the World Cup? No? FINE! I would eat some ice cream to drown my sorrows but....we has done. :( Guess we will have to go tomorrow to motivate myself to blog more episodes. For now have DRAMAtical Murder episode 6. Spoilers for...Grams opening up a can of what the hell?
Because Noiz doesn't work for free you know. He just won himself a person who has no idea how to play Rhyme. Well consciously.
Episode Summary: Aoba watches as Mizuki writhes in pain on the ground while the Mean Aoba keeps saying destroy over and over again. Suddenly the area looks like the inside of a computer, of a Rhyme game as it breaks apart. As Mizuki whooshes away Aoba sees Toue and that person that controls the Rhyme games. Toue seems happy to see Aoba AGAIN and Aoba is like what, how have we met before Mr. Rich Dude I See on TV? Toue says when Aoba understands his powers everything will begin. The field or whatever breaks apart and we hear Grams calling to unconscious Aoba on the ground. He wakes up with Koujaku and company all around him. After he realizes Grams is okay he asks about Mizuki. Mizuki is surrounded by what I think is Koujaku's people as the kid is also unconscious. Aoba gets overwhelmed and passes out again. At Platinum Jail Toue goes to the control room of...I guess the Rhyme game. There people tell him the Scrap-Rhyme connection worked and Aoba's powers work in times of distress. The random kid that is always with Toue says nothing. Assistant has called the police to pick up Aoba but Toue seems to have other ideas. Aoba wakes up in bed with Ren attending over him. He still has a headache though and his mind is racing about all the events that just happened. He eventually goes downstairs and finds EVERYONE eating at his house. Like lala we are all friends. Aoba is concerned about Grams since she was just kidnapped but everyone else seems concerned about him and his head. He does ask about Mizuki. Everyone gets quiet and he learns the kid and the rest of this team are in the hospital all unconscious like. As Aoba eats he asks Grams why the heck this all happened. Grams decides that everyone in the room deserves an answer, even Mink who Grams has never met before in her entire life. Apparently this story is a long and shocking one. Grams used to work for Toue but didn't know it. She thought she was working at some other lab on the mainland where they were learning about the brain and consciousness and how to heal it whether it be from death or injury. In reality Toue was taking this research and learning how to control people. Grams even found information about Toue wanting to replace people's consciousness all together. So she quit and ran away to this island to live out her days in peace. Eventually Toue came to this island after buying it and has been testing ways to control people. Probably through the Platinum Jail at first. He wants to perfect the system and sell it to other nations. Grams was asked to come back to the lab but she refused. So Mizuki and his team were kidnapped and experimented on. That is what people call Morphine, some magical group that hurt people in the past. In reality the ones who were taken by Morphine were probably brain washing victims that went wrong. The ones that went right are probably still at the lab. Mizuki and his people were brainwashed into taking Grams and that is that. If the brainwashing goes wrong it can leave someone broken IE Mizuki. So after everyone heard how awful Toue was they want to go storm the castle and take out Toue before he can control the world. Grams is like um I have said way too much, why don't you all go home and take a nap. Mink and Noiz didn't save Grams for free so they remind Aoba he will have to pay up one day. Clear and Koujaku wish Aoba well and promise to help with no strings attached. Elsewhere we see Toue and Assistant talking about what needs to be done next. Toue seems to think the group will come to him out of desperation while Assistant has other ideas.
So Noiz was right the entire time? Damn it!
After all the friends and potential rapists leave Grams is like...I need to tell you something Aoba. Of course she does. Apparently Aoba has a power called Scrap. It might be different in different people but in Aoba he has the power to control people with his voice. It can be as simple as him telling people what to do (stop fighting) to him...actually going into people's minds. Oh yes folks Aoba has the power to put his consciousness into someone else's consciousness. Depending on what he says in their brain Aoba has the power to destroy their consciousness. Aoba realizes that he was inside of Mizuki's brain earlier and not in someone's dream. Grams tells Aoba that the reason why Mizuki is in the condition he is in is because of what Aoba did or did not say to Mizuki. Aoba seems to think he didn't say anything when Mean Aoba said destroy about 193 times. But anyway Grams says since Aoba did nothing and poor Mizuki had to confront the awful truth with no help...he is probably broken. Grams goes on to say that Aoba played Rhyme a long time ago but there was an accident and Aoba lost his memories. This accident probably had to do with his Scrap power. Grams had to give Aoba medicine to keep it in check but it seems his ability is coming through (and appearing as Mean Aoba) anyway. She knew this day would come when she had to tell Aoba the truth, that Toue would one day find Aoba and use his powers took take over the world. In the alley Koujaku was going to confront Mink about something but Mink instead tells Koujaku something shocking about Aoba. Before Grams can tell Aoba more awful news Virus and Trip call saying the police are on their way to Aoba's house. Aoba then gets a message inviting him to Platinum Jail with that random kid looking all creepy. Some of the others get this message as well. The cops arrive and Aoba takes off leaving Grams behind. Everyone at their own places get worried or word that Aoba is in danger including Koujaku who is still in shock over what Mink said. Aoba runs from the cops and makes his way to Platinum Jail. THE END!
So..you killed your friend. But it will be okay. Not.
Well folks. Well indeed. I ask for questions and I get a few answers. Not the answers to the questions I already had mind you. So really that means I have information I don't understand yet and my original questions still exist. Color me confused about everything weeeee!
Err he never said he remembered you....
When we last saw Aoba he was in this dream/Rhyme like state with Mizuki. He was watching it all confused like as Mizuki lost his mind and Mean Aoba was saying Destroy. Did Aoba not hear Mean Aoba at all? By the end of the episode we get the answer to that question which is a no. So.....why didn't Aoba hear himself? Like no I would never say that to my friend stop that crazy voice! But since Aoba didn't say that I am going to assume he didn't hear what was going on and is out of the loop. Instead he watches as the entire area breaks down like a Rhyme game and poof Toue appears. At this point Aoba should be banging his head against the wall all confused like but he isn't. Keeping it together. Toue says some crap like oh good to see you again Aoba. Aoba knows who Toue is because of TV and having eyes but other than that...yeah you must be crazy old man. Toue tries to say some cryptic things about how Aoba will understand all once he knows his powers but then the entire area goes black. Why can't people just tell you things instead of giving you hints along the way? I would be screaming from the lack of knowing but not these people. Especially not Aoba the kid with no self preservation skills.
Errr...I am sure he will be okay.
Aoba wakes up long enough to see that things are terrible and okay at the same time. Literally he woke up for 5 seconds and went back to beddy in his head. Almost like a check point from the game or something. Make sure Aoba sees that Grams is okay and Mizuki is not. Everyone else is okay though folks. Koujaku, Mink, Noiz, and Clear are prize fighters against the brainwashed Mizuki gang. No injuries at all. Grams looks great okay given she was kidnapped by roughens. The magical cut on her neck has disappeared. I like how everyone was concerned over Aoba but not really touching him. Koujaku and Grams have permission to touch him. Maybe Clear. Mink and Noiz can handle the rest of the brainwashed people. So Aoba woke up, confirmed that Grams was okay, saw passed out Mizuki, and then passed out himself. Is Mizuki passed out from a beating or what Aoba saw in his mind? HMMMM FOLKS!
Which is always?
As Aoba is transported home *hope the cops don't show up * we get a scene at the Platinum Jail place. I wish I knew where this place exactly was. I am going to assume at the toppest tower because that is where all evil people go, to the most obvious place ever. But maybe since it is all control room and what not maybe it is Resident Evil and super underground. After Toue got done talking to Aoba in his brain or Rhyme or whatever he is seen with Assistant and Quiet Boy (I think I will say that for the kid until I know his real name) in this control room. Apparently the Scrap-Rhyme thing was a success folks. I am sure you were all worried about it. I know I was. Because you know...Scrap. What the hell? Okay be mysterious. With no reason to be mysterious since you are among people who know what the plot is. Oh you mean this is for the audience sake? I see then. Well I am glad it is a success that Aoba...did nothing. Assistant seems to be on board for going to get Aoba personally. Well sending the police personally to pick him up so the next part of their plan can take place. Makes sense to me. If the police weren't a bunch of insane people who are more dangerous than the gangs. Toue seems to be okay with waiting for things to come around. He has waited this long right?
Ren will protect you from all the insanity. Or he will lick your face. Either way.
Toue and his Assistant probably go back and forth on what to do with Aoba (which comes to a confusion conclusion later) Aoba wakes up with a massive headache. A Ren and Aoba reunion AWWWWWWWW. Ren is such a cute little AI robot with his tongue sticking out. I like how Noiz was able to use technology during the race for Grams but Aoba couldn't use Ren. :( Ren is totally losing in this harem folks. Oh yeah folks spoilers some of those...interesting pics I saw on the internets look like a human looking Ren. Ren the doggie is so cute though. They have a moment of just being alone, no one else around being crazy. That might be the last moment they have before everything gets insane. Aoba can always count on Ren. And his awful headaches that seem to be getting worse and worse. If I were him I would have just stayed in bed and let Grams serve me in bed. Or you know...since Grams was just kidnapped maybe someone else in the damn house can serve Grams and Aoba in bed. But since these people aren't really Aoba's friends besides Koujaku they aren't going to do that. No no Grams has to cook for some random people in her house after her awful kidnapping and Aoba has to expose himself to walking and moving and lights. How surprised do you think Aoba was to see all these people still in his house? GO HOME STRANGE PEOPLE!
Oh you...you're still alive? Err want some dinner?
Since Aoba looks and feels like crap he is ordered to get some medicine and food into his body. He is still all concerned about Grams. As he should be as the grandson. The rest of these yahoos are sitting around the table (Mink near the table) like they own the place, long lost friends and what not. HELP THE OLD LADY OUT! I guess everyone was too busy eating to ask Grams what happened to her. Or since they aren't long lost friends they really don't care that much about Grams. Or if they do care about Grams because they care about Aoba. So nothing was discussed until Aoba squished down the stairs. Grams sorta made a serious face and....said something insane. Something totally insane. She said she had something to tell everyone. EVERYONE! Um the only person she needs to explain things to is Aoba. Everyone else can go on their merry way in life. Like some of these random kids showed up to fight in Aoba's room and Grams doesn't know Mink from a hole in the wall. So what is this everyone crap? I had to rewind the viewing to make sure I read things right. She was acting like she was keeping a deep dark secret from them all and she feels bad for keeping it from them. It was odd folks. That must be where Aoba gets his non self preservation skills from.
No start from the middle. Which is where I think you started from anyway.
Grams....opened her mouth and insanity poured out. I thought Aoba and his trippy mind dream thing with Mizuki was insane but nope. That was just the tip of the iceberg. An iceberg that Grams knows about. It has been mentioned before that Grams is some sort of Doc. I think more of a...healer. Or that is what I thought anyway. She go visit other old people in the neighborhood and take care of them kinda deal. And make Aoba his magical medicine. I always thought Grams was super smart for that thing alone. But oh boy folks. Grams is nearly a brain surgeon. Or was. Once upon a time grams worked in a lab that studied the brain. I feel as if part or all of this anime minus the rapey parts and the millions of gang names are made for kids. Because really I am supposed to believe you can study the human brain when it is out of the head? I mean yes study it but the effect of medicine on a dead brain will probably not be amazing. Or if it is amazing....this is straight up Resident Evil. XD But yeah folks this was science for dummies.
Aoba's contribution to this discussion is to repeat everything Grams said in the form of a question.
So Grams worked in a lab that studied medicine to heal brain injuries. Studying how our consciousness works and what not. You know, the stuff people study that would be helpful and then it turns into a giant disaster. Good intentions but bad ways to go about it. See Deep Blue Sea. Grams wanted to help people and recover their minds, find ways to fix people. And apparently she was way too good at her job. Because why she was helping for medical reasons apparently all this research was being watched or sponsored by evil. YAY TOUE! So why does this man even care about brain research? Because he wants to brain wash people and sell the results to other countries who want to take over the world. DUH!
Everything is a lie. I bet his name isn't even Aoba!
Just let that all sink in people. I notice that Mink didn't really looked too shock so maybe he needs less sinking than the others. But everyone else was like....wait what? This kind man who came and bought our entire island and kicked the people out who already lived here to the slums and built this super amazing dome of luxury for the elite...he is actually evil? BLESS MY SOUL!!! I am trying to think of other Southern things to say but after spending 23 years in Florida I have none. I guess we don't count as Southern in Florida. But yeah they were shocked. I was shocked. I thought that Rhyme was a bit sketchy and of course Toue was up to no good. I just didn't think it was trying to take over the world kinda evil. The kind of evil that needs to outsource doctors. I would have made sure all my scientists were on my evil payroll. I certainly wouldn't let them quit and move away. And instead of brainwashing a bunch of gang members to kidnap my most important ex-doctor I might....do something else. Anything else. Mizuki almost killed Grams there! So Toue is evil, rich, and patient but still dumb. I see.
All of this sounds super bad.
The boys were hanging on Grams every word. I was sorta paying attention to the silhouettes of the ones who were maybe behind Morphine/working for Toue. They looked to be similar height and build. Two of them. I wonder who they could be folks. I wonder indeed. The mystery of Morphine seems to be solved though .Toue has been at this for a while, trying out different brain washing methods and what not. So it's not technically drugs folks. Totally different anime up in here. Just a man hurting people that he has already kicked when they were down. And Grams was sitting here the entire time with this information. I see indeed. Mizuki wasn't joining another team; he was offering up guinea pigs to slaughter. So even if Mean Aoba wasn't saying destroy a million times Mizuki probably wouldn't be doing too well right.
Or take a nap. You know, same thing.
After hearing all these horrible things all the mens minus Mink were like time to storm Platinum Jail. I mean this dude is trying to take over the world. We got to do something. He is going to start with his island and then everyone will be in danger. This is an outrage; we need to do something. And then Grams is like...yeah I said too much. You all should just go home and take a nap. Take a nap folks. Everyone they know is in danger, their teams could be next, and she wants them to go home and take a nap. Is she on crack? I can understand not wanting them to charge the gates with a baseball bat right now but she was acting like she shouldn't have said anything. This is me and my face going HMMMMMM that Grams thinks these kids aren't going to do anything about this hot mess. Then again....everyone did act like they were going to go home and take naps. Like oh okay we should put our jammies on and hold our Duffy bears tight tonight. Such conviction. I like how Mink and Noiz were like don't forgot our deal. Um what deal would that be Mink? Noiz had a deal but I don't recall you making one with Aoba after you were done beating him up.
Nothing good is going to come after saying that. Nothing.
Once all the randoms leave Grams is like....Aoba I need to tell you something. Like hot damn there is more lady? And it must be worse since you didn't want to tell our best friends forever who we trust with our lives. Let me sit down for the worse part. This is where things get a little special and confusing. Like this show isn't already. So when Aoba was WHOOSH in Mizuki's mind it wasn't really a bad dream or a Rhyme field. It was really Aoba going into Mizuki's mind. Without Rhyme being involved. Rhyme can come into later and might be why Toue made it. Or came up with the idea. But yeah folks Aoba has an ability called Scrap and he can magically tell people what do to (under specific circumstances) and they will obey him. He can even fly himself into someone's brain if he wanted to, their consciousness.
Because he had no idea he had these powers you old hag!
Do you see my face again folks? Of course you really can't but I was like...what the hell? Really what the hell? Other words too but yes what the hell. Aoba has a special ability.....how? Is this a magical world? Was Aoba worked on as a child, sorta like an experiment gone right? Grams wanted to tell Aoba something else later in this conversation and got interrupted. I am thinking she was going to say hey I am really not your Grams, I actually found out what they were doing to test subjects and I ran away WITH YOU. Yeah that is probably it. If Grams is going to say Aoba has a magical ability she needs to go the extra mile and explain how he got it. Aoba didn't really question it now. Nor did he question the fact that he did use to play Rhyme but he had an accident in the game and lost his memories. How long has this game been around? All the other characters (really Koujaku) are acting like it is a new thing that are taking away their gang members. No no Aoba wasn't really asking questions or thinking that way because he was too busy thinking that he is the one who hurt Mizuki. He just naturally accepts this insanity and realizes he wasn't having a crazy ass dream when he saw Mizuki and juice spewing all over the place. I thought it was blood last episode but it makes more sense if it was juice. Yeah Aoba was focusing on the fact that he didn't say anything (Mean Aoba did but whatever) and that hurt Mizuki. I like how Grams says it was Aoba's fault for this incident even though she knew about his powers and knew her Anti Scrap medicine was slowly failing. Like....if Aoba has the ability to accidentally go into some brain and break their soul MAYBE you should tell him and what not, help him with his powers. Or you know....go into hiding since Toue came to town. Everything other than what Grams did.
What do you mean something is off about Aoba?!
While Aoba is being told all this wonderful stuff I believe that Koujaku is being told something similar. Koujaku originally wanted to go fight Mink because Mink has an ex-con team. While Koujaku is probably the most normal out of all the suitors for Aoba in terms of not being a random, not trying to kill him, and having a childhood past...he is sort of a jerk. All this you suck because of this and you play Rhyme and you are an ex-con. Like crazy what are you? Anyway Koujaku wanted to beat up Mink for existing and not what he did to Aoba and Mink is like oh want me to tell you about Aoba? We don't get to hear what he said about Aoba but Koujaku is shocked. Not too shocked though. Well maybe but he still runs to help Aoba at the end of the episode.
How do you know that.......
Wait Aoba needs help? Why does Aoba need help? Well because the cops are on the way to arrest Aoba. Knowing the cops they were probably going to blow Aoba and Grams into tiny pieces which makes me question the intelligence of this plot but you know. See this entire time Toue and Assistant were talking about what to do with the Aoba situation. More than the Aoba situation as everyone else has been invited to Platinum Jail but you know. So much knowing. Toue thought that they would eventually get there out of desperation. In reality we all know Aoba was going to go there anyway to save all the people he knows from being brainwashed. Assistant thought that handing out invitations with Quiet Boy all over it was going to help make them come. Nothing screams suspicious right? Like lala please come to our fun land of pain so we can make you into slaves as well. That will go over well. Toue talked a good game about desperation but then the cops came. Desperation and death are the same thing.
Wait go back to this...what's Scrap?
Whatever the case is Virus and Trip (who are probably the leaders of Morphine and are working for Toue) call and tell Aoba the police are out to get him. Aoba's house is the only one in that direction. Aoba decides to RUN for it. He ran from the police that likes to shoot anyone who is alive. LEFT GRAMS! The one who was just kidnapped by Toue. The police that Toue sent to Aoba. No more grandson of the year award anymore. Also Aoba can really recover from those headaches when he needs to. So Aoba, his talking robot dog, Quiet Boy invitation, and his random video game program escape out the window while the police of craziness make the way to his house. Grams is left behind without telling Aoba the whole truth. And the other guys, the ones that were sent home to nap? Yeah each of them got an invitation to Platinum Jail and in their own way have found out Aoba is in trouble. So.....since everyone wants Aoba for some reason or another they got to help him because a dead Aoba is unable to give out favors. Onward everyone runs to their inevitable doom with half truths and confused Aoba. I am sure this will end well. Until then....peace out. XD
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