Posted by psgels on 7 March 2008 with categories: Ghost Hound


Oh my god… the building-up is finally starting to pay off now, and yet this series still continues to build up with just four episodes left. I also must say that this is going to be one very interesting climax. I can’t imagine ANY cliché or stereotype that would fit as an ending for this series. There’s no clichéd antagonist, there’s no real goal where this series centres around. Instead, there are just characters, all with their own issues. The final episodes will probably focus the most around Tarou and Miyako, but how it’ll end… I still have no idea.

Still, I do wonder: who was it that knocked Miyako’s father off the stairs? The only possible candidate would be his former friend, the guy running for mayor. Something happened in the past between him and Makoto’s father, so perhaps this involved Miyako’s father as well.

And dear god… I never imagined that Makoto’s mother would be so depressed to actually set her own house on fire! Did she survive the thing, or was it a suicide? According to Makoto’s reaction, I’m edging to think that that indeed is the case, even though this goes against one of the big laws of anime (a character is only dead if he or she is confirmed dead).

It’s also interesting how Masayuki and Tarou finally realize that something’s wrong with Makoto, but what was that thing that Masayuki mentioned, that it might be related to Tarou’s kidnappers? In any case, it’s also interesting how the first car they ran into was the one of the female scientist. I think that she knows fully well that it was Masayuki who spied on her last episode, so now the two or them too get a chance to settle their differences.

Also, I wonder… why haven’t we seen Masayuki’s sister for the past few episodes?

5 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    I still think that’s his mom. In one of the episodes there was a picture of masayuki in kindergarten or something holding his fathers and that womens hand.

  2. Windspirit says:

    Motherfuck**g slow subs.
    Each time you publish an article on Ghost Hound, I damn the world, God, myself, Barack Obama and even Suzumiya Haruhi. Yet another week has passed without any sign of subs…
    I love this show. Simply and purely.

  3. senerikfred says:

    It is Masayuki’s mom, I’m almost completely sure. Both Masayuki and his dad seemed to refer to her as ‘mama’ when they respectively noticed her absence. That IS something that went over to Japanese from English or some other Latin-influenced language, right?
    Snark dude’s name seems to be Kaebara, as well. And is it just me, or was what Kei gave Makoto Sanae’s suicide note? (Randomly, it looks like Kei might like Kaebara, who thusly seems very popular for someone people on Nicovideo keep commenting on as a NEET, but MakotoxKei OTP FTW.)
    . . .Suzuki looking at bitch doctor’s boobs on his laptop nearly made me fall off my chair. . .
    And, last episode, didn’t old guy mention a ‘Katsuragi?’ B/c subbed 14 mentioned that Mt. Katsuragi had a shrine to the god of the one word or whatever.
    My first thought was to wonder if old guy pushed Takahito. Miyako finding him was really depressing, too. And then the episode had to get all BAD END. Cliffhangers aren’t nice.
    Long comment apologies.

  4. Shippoyasha says:

    I do think this show has some stereotypical bad guys personally. The research team is up to something no good. I just know it.

  5. BlueYoshi says:

    Wow. Great episode. Well, great doesn’t even begin to describe it.

    You probably already know this since you finished Ghost Hound ages ago, but it’s Masayuki’s mother that has gone missing, not his sister. I was surprised too when that detail was revealed last episode.

    I had a creepy feeling that Hirata was going to be pushed down the stairs at one point. And Miyako’s friend…was Noriko her grandmother? If so, that’s just plain weird.

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    (Friday, May 22. 2015 04:42 AM)
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