These two really are immortal…
Okay, so there’s no more speculation about who Mikado really is. Pretty much everything regarding the matter has been answered in this week’s episode. While not really much happened in the present, we learned a bit more about Mikado and why he started up the Dollars. Along with all the ass-kicking Celty action, we’re treated to a small cameo from the infamous dynamic duo as well.
EDIT: Check out the video at the bottom of the post. It’s sure to make you die from laughter… or die from too much blood loss through the ears.
Namie receives a call from Mikado, informing her that he wants to make a deal with her. Mikado apparently wants Namie to come clean about Harima Mika’s murder and the whole head-swapping business that she was primarily involved in. Of course, she doesn’t agree to this and attempts to capture Mikado with her thugs. Mikado then uses his cell phone to send a message to everyone in the immediate area who all happen to be members of the Dollars. They were gathered to the location for what appears to be the first ever Dollars meeting. This causes Namie and her crew to some what panic with all the commotion allowing Mikado to escape from the scene.
The Dollars was started by Mikado and a few of his online friends. It was a fictitious group where they would spread crazy rumors about themselves (such as the leader being ex-CIA/Arabian oil baron). Initially it seems that the group only contained a few members with whoever Mikado and his friends leaked the password to on message boards and e-mails. However, eventually there were more and more members joining and negative things were starting to happen in the real world. This causes all of the original members to leave except Mikado. He attempts to save the Dollars by telling them to do positive things like clean up graffiti. At first he received negative feedback from this, but somehow the message got across and more positive things were starting to happen.
Back in present day, Celty was able to meet with Celty-Mika again with the help of Dotachin and his crew finding her earlier. Celty asks for her name and receives the simple reply of “Celty”. This provokes Celty to attack Namie’s bodyguards. I’m not sure why this happens, maybe because she confirmed that it was really her head on that body or something. But anyways, during the fight, Celty’s helmet gets knocked off showing everyone that Celty really is a headless rider. The episode concludes with Seiji finding and attacking Mikado with a scalpel, demanding that he give Celty back to him.
How ’bout a cool, refreshing Corarara!
What’s with interviewing people while they’re eating? Isn’t that a little rude? And is it just me or do half of all the people interviewed look a bit on the chubby side?
I didn’t really notice it before but the coloring of “important” characters really stood out in this episode when Mikado sent out his message to the Dollars members. Often the non-important characters would be grayed out but it was really significant in this episode when they all “turned to life” with color once it was revealed that everyone in the area were part of the Dollars. It was a really nice touch and thought it was worth mentioning.
Overall, it was a pretty interesting episode. It was fun seeing a lot of minor characters turning out to be Dollars members especially the infamous pair shown at the beginning of this post. It was also interesting to see that the Dollars turned out to be more of a massive social experiment rather than an underground gang of sorts. I definitely wasn’t picturing half of those people to be Dollars members (like the older folks). But this episode had to end in another cliffhanger making us eagerly wait more for the next one!
See you next week!
If you can’t tell, it’s Izaya’s version of “Ren’ai Circulation”, Sengoku Nadeko’s OP from Bakemonogatari. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at this point.