Posted by psgels on 22 February 2008 with categories: Ghost Hound


God, that was intense. I really love how this series has progressed so far, and this is another major episode. Makoto and Tarou finally meet Makoto’s mother, after her new husband introduces them to her. Makoto really was planning to stab her, though it seems that he didn’t realize what kind of mental efforts it would cost to pull off such a stunt, so he runs away. After that, Tarou spends the night at Makoto’s mother’s house, while Makoto himself still didn’t return.

I like how this episode turned Makoto’s mother and her new husband into real characters, and we finally get to know them a bit. Makoto’s mother seems really nice at first sight, and she seems to feel genuinely sorry for abandoning her son right after her original husband committed suicide, but later that night, Tarou sees a whole different side of her, and she seems to be suffering from huge mental problems. Something tells me that they too need to pay the councillor a visit.

Meanwhile, things get just as interesting with Michio and Masayuki. It seems that their attempts to find out the password of Masayuki’s father’s computer failed, and while Michio attempts a few more things, Masayuki falls asleep, and finds out that he too has left the monkey-stage in his out-of-body experiences. He’s also ended up at the research laboratory where his father and the female scientist work.

The next part was a tad hard to understand, but it seems like the female scientist has manipulated Makoto’s father so that he’ll do whatever she wants. He seemed like a little lap dog at times. For some reason, there also seem to be ghosts floating around certain areas of the research centre, ad they start to attack Masayuki at one point, showing him strange signs I didn’t understand. In the end, none other than Michio saves him. I still don’t quite understand what triggered Michio to have out-of-body experiences as well, though if I had to guess then hanging out with Masayuki was probably the reason.

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  1. senerikfred says:

    Spoilers.
    So glasses-dude really is her new husband? Okay, I couldn’t figure out what he was to her.
    However, did you catch that glasses-dude is Snark? That was one of the most interesting parts of the episode to me. And what about what he and Taro were discussing? They talked about Kumada, and I think why Snark went there, Kakuriyo, and after Snark mentioned his alias again, he said something about a ‘hologram.’
    And when those gross things were mindraping Masayuki, he saw green code flashing in them, just like the text in ep.14. I think teal-hair dude somehow programmed those spirits as security guards or whatever. Michio doesn’t seem to have actually done any ‘saving’ yet, though. Looked to me like he had ghostly motion sickness or something.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Ah, thanks for clarifying. I did pick up the guy mentioning a Snark, but I wasn’t sure whether he was talking about himself or something else. It’s indeed the last place you’d expect for the Snark-references to return.

  3. senerikfred says:

    ? I picked it up and thought it was obvious, b/c Snark-guy and Taro kept randomly almost recognizing each other, then Taro looked at him and said ‘Snark.’ Or ‘Sunaku,’ or however they pronounce it. Then when they were talking, the voice was exactly the same, and he even said ‘Ja, sore sore sore’ and made similar gestures. (What does ‘sore’ mean, anyway? And what the heck is a URI?)

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Oh, I entirely forgot about the same gestures. I think “sore, sore” can be best translated as “there, there”. Oh, and an URI is basically the same as a web-address, so if you’ve got a homepage, you can insert the link to that homepage there.

  5. Snark says:

    The Snark guy seems to think that the Snark in what he calls “the world of abstraction” is the real him and the human form is just a hologram. His background is in theoretical physics, so he talked about things from that perspective. This show is quite a science lesson :)

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  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 05:52 PM)
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 01:26 PM)
    @Bam, he deflects it with is manly human jawline.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 08:20 AM)
    @Bam: Although rare…if I recall. But we never get 18s ratings all that much anymore.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 08:01 AM)
    Also I’m going to present the age old question here: what happens if you shoot Robocop in the mouth?
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 08:00 AM)
    @Emma: wait, you guys have separate 15 and 16 and over ratings?
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 04:52 AM)
    And on the remake of robocop, definitely taking robocop serious doesn’t make sense, he’s a pisstake of Dredd.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 04:40 AM)
    The lack of actually 18s cert films now is awful. And really a 15s AND a 16s rating, ridiculous.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 04:38 AM)
    The awful thing about the remake of the thing though was that it tried acting like a prequel at the same time, didn’t know itself what it was meant to do. The Dredd reboot actually had some weight to it but all the tweens hated it because it wasn’t terrible.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 04:34 AM)
    The amazing thing about these remakes is that every time, every single time, they completely miss the point that made the original so good.
    Oh hey lets remake total recall but remove all the 90’s camp and make it completely serious. Oh hey lets remake Robocop, but remove the satire and gore. Oh hey lets remake the Thing, but make it all CG and remove the isolation and mystery aspects.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 04:24 AM)
    Gremlins remake ;O; all these horrid horrid 12s rated remakes /xOx/ OmO =<

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