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Old 2010-01-24, 03:26   Link #581
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Either that, or maybe the reason is that the actual body might actually been Harima's (and thus the reason Anri mistook mystery girl for her) while they switched the head...
I'm also a same opinion. And it think Celty, Shizou and Izaya somehow connected.
And i also wonder, what is this symbol from ep2? (Izaya carved this)
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Old 2010-01-24, 03:43   Link #582
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He's just counting. You know how typically people draw 4 vertical lines and then another line cutting through all 4 when they've counted 5 or something? For Japanese and Chinese they write out a 正 (so he's counted 4 so far in that scene) instead.
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Old 2010-01-24, 04:50   Link #583
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Vol.7's cover can been seen here too:

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Easily one of my favorite covers yet. Can't wait for a scan of it, for avatar material.

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about Simon-san, what's there connection, between him and Shizu??
It's impossible to say at the moment after three episodes. We have no knowledge of the connection apart from the fact that they know each other going by their little conversation when Simon appeared at the scene.
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Old 2010-01-24, 05:44   Link #584
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Simon seems to be the type who's against senseless violence, so it's only natural that he and Shizuo, the one they call violence itself, would have met and clashed at least a few times before.
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Old 2010-01-24, 06:19   Link #585
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The novel also being translated by Baka-Tsuki (sporadically so though) with the prologue and 2 chapters out.

Vol.7's cover can been seen here too:

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Is it just me or is that Izaya's jacket with a very interesting weapon?
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Old 2010-01-24, 06:22   Link #586
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Vol.7's cover can been seen here too:

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Spoiler for spoilers?:
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Old 2010-01-24, 06:23   Link #587
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Is it just me or is that Izaya's jacket with a very interesting weapon?
That it is. One could say that's quite the spoiler.
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Old 2010-01-24, 06:43   Link #588
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That it is. One could say that's quite the spoiler.
Cover images either tell you a lot or mislead you a lot though @__@.
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Old 2010-01-24, 07:00   Link #589
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If you're super fast with the knife, you don't need a lot of strength. Slicing and dicing up someone in 2 seconds is a better combat skill than being able to toss a soda machine imo.

Shizuo and Simon may be stronger but if Izaya gets serious, they won't be able stop the damage. You only need to cut the hamstring tendons ala Ong Bak and they're history.
If it was that simple I doubt he would've had that forced smile on his face.
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Old 2010-01-24, 09:24   Link #590
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I don't think any knife mastery can be as good as the ability to make someone undress in air with one punch. Yeah...
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Old 2010-01-24, 10:54   Link #591
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Simon is a Russian is he?
Yes, he's a "Black Russian!"

My favorite line in episode three is when the bartender tells Mikado his name sounds like an air conditioner. I'm guessing it would be something akin to a "Chrysler Imperial?"
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Old 2010-01-24, 12:00   Link #592
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Yes, he's a "Black Russian!"
Too bad he's not a White Russian, but The Dude Abides

Hmmm well that pic is interesting O_O
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Old 2010-01-24, 12:14   Link #593
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Yes, he's a "Black Russian!"
Yes, I have no idea if the pun was intended, but I found it hilarious that a Black Russian was fighting with a bartender.
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Old 2010-01-24, 15:46   Link #594
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Vol.7's cover can been seen here too:

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It looks like the lady in the lab coat in the OP stole Izaya's coat, either that or there is some serious gender bending going on. And there seem to be a number of knife nuts in this story....
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Old 2010-01-24, 16:46   Link #595
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It looks like the lady in the lab coat in the OP stole Izaya's coat, either that or there is some serious gender bending going on. And there seem to be a number of knife nuts in this story....
I think it's best take stuopidget's advice and not look too much into it especially this early in the stage of the story.

Vol.7 apparently deals with mostly sides stories that are not completely related to the main plot anyway.

Also, I don't think this hilarious part from episode 3 get mentioned enough:

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Old 2010-01-24, 16:59   Link #596
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Also, I don't think this hilarious part from episode 3 get mentioned enough:

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Totally agreed! I think I mentioned it before, but that guy with the pink pants near the end of that scene just cracks me up.

Him: Doo Doo Doo Doo
Shizuo: *ZIDANE HEADBUTT* (not really but close enough!)

He's the only one who kinda just walk up there with a =__=' face. The first fat guy who looks like he's trying to imitate a jiangshi gets honorable mention too.
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Old 2010-01-24, 17:26   Link #597
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Yeah, he looked so confused.
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Old 2010-01-24, 17:43   Link #598
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Also, I don't think this hilarious part from episode 3 get mentioned enough:
I do believe it was mentioned, though Shizuo's epic punch kind of taken over the main discussion from that scene.
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Old 2010-01-24, 18:46   Link #599
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I believe I have convinced some friends to try this show solely from the crazy violence in episode three. Certainly makes it stand out....
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Old 2010-01-25, 01:12   Link #600
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lol, I really wanted to hate on that wuss of a main character based on what people were saying here, but he turned out less annoying than I thought he'd be. I am still pretty disgusted by the naive sort of crushes characters of his type go through, though (might go as far as to call it plain selfish behaviour) so by god I am hoping Anri's complete non-interest in him stays that way.

Speaking of Izaya's interest in Mikado: for now I am hoping, and also assuming, that it is only an initial curiousity after witnessing his naive and self-important behaviour in trying to work himself up to save a girl from bullies, and he only took note of him in the first place because he recognized Masaomi Kida. That is to say, Izaya looking straight at Mikado when he said "I came to meet somebody, but I've met him already" is a red herring/doesn't mean anything. Weak stupid guys randomly having plot importance is something I don't like seeing in fiction. Call it envy, or distaste for cheap escapism, whichever.

Izaya stepping on the girl's cell phone would have been more impressive if it seemed like appreciable damage was actually being done to it. As it was, after stomping on it about a dozen times, it just looked like it got a bit scratched up. Basically, all he managed to instill in those bullies was, rather than fear, a sense of 'holy shit, this creep is crazy'. That's kind of pathetic. I did like that Izaya saved them in the first place though, that speaks much better for his intentions beneath it all than what he did last episode.

After this episode I can admit Kida is amusing, at least moreso than the first episode. I kinda laugh at his evasive expression while Izaya was talking to him, though. Looks like he's just a mediocre human out for his own skin after all. Oh, and blaming his pick-up failures on Mikado's 'gloomy expression' too. Thus far, I'll allow myself to be entertained, but he's not gaining any sympathy.

As for Shizuo, I like him thus far, but if his cordial association with Celty underscores some 'feel good' sense of justice or kindness like she seems to have then he just became a lot less GAR. 'Embodiment of violence' my ass, lol.

Onto the exposition, I can see why people describe this series as 'about gang wars' now, lol. It is not grabbing me, honestly. lol, like seriously, what is with trying to describe Dollars as 'transparent' or 'colourless' when it's pretty clear they just don't subscribe to your lame arbitrary 'colour' system in the first place? I could have lived with them being 'green', though.

I'll keep on following this 'cause it seems like good talking material; at least it makes me chatty, I've noticed. Verdict on quality will have to wait, maybe til the end. Like the main character, maybe I don't want to like it[/him], but if it proves I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
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