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
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:10 PM)
    @Bam I expect reliable 3d guns to come out in the next few years, and I just might get a 3d printer then.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:08 PM)
    @K-Off Wait, do you also come from a Jewish family? Have we talked about this before?
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:07 PM)
    @Bam Although a P-38 is also a difficult gun to shoot well, though slightly less so. Now the Browning HiPower, there’s a 9mm for the ages. It was both an Allied and a Nazi gun and honestly, it has remained more relevant than it’s superstar cousin the 1911. Easy, fun, accurate gun to shoot (apparently) good luck finding one.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:07 PM)
    @ninja Yup, the very same.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:04 PM)
    @Bam Lol
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:04 PM)
    @K-Off I rushed for ZBT once. It was the Jewish frat at the school I went to Freshman year. But I ultimately decided Greek Life wasn’t for me. Is ZBT the Jewish Frat at your school?
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:03 PM)
    @Bam Lugers aren’t actually that hard to find but they are expensive. It’s a difficult gun to shoot well without training and it can be difficult to get them to function reliably, but they can be very good guns. But I don’t think someone without firearms experience would find it very fun to shoot. A P-38 would be a better choice for a beginner if you’re dead set on shooting a German WW2 Era pistol.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:02 PM)
    @K-off: I don’t know, just saying you have to look a little Kennedy-ish, that’s all. And yeah, there are surprisingly many designs for 3D printable assault rifles, but they all seem to be very unreliable atm. You don’t want the barrel or the chamber exploding in your face.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:00 PM)
    @K-off: I think you have a chapter at Chico. I slightly remember seeing your banner at a party there, I was pretty faded at the time so that could’ve been anything lol
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:59 PM)
    @Bam Wait, how do you know how I look like? Lol. I can just shave and I think I’d be fine.

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