I think I found my new favorite character.
Shingen Kishitani. Whenever this guy is on screen, he just makes me laugh my ass off. Something about his eccentric personality adds another whole level of comedy to this excellent show. He also seems to be much more dangerous than he lets on to be. Of course, not in the sense that he is physically dangerous, but he does seem to rival Izaya in terms of the wealth of information he has. However, there’s no way to tell how much these two really know.
We do learn a few important things in this episode even though one of the major mysteries was just dropped on us out of nowhere. Shingen is apparently the one who was responsible for stealing Celty’s head and gave it to Yagiri Pharmacy. He was able to do so with a sword called Saika which supposedly is able to cut through a person’s soul thus, Shingen was able to separate Celty from her head. This sword, Saika, is also related to the slashing incidents all over town (and the name of the spammer during the chat room scenes).
I love how Kida is always able to irritate the “sexy-harasho” teacher every time he tries to make a move on Anri. However, this time, Kida was able to make him break a sweat just by mentioning the name of Niekawa Haruna. If you remember from earlier, Haruna is a girl who was involved with Mr. Sexy-Harasho (possibly romantically) and resembled the slasher who attacked Celty. Perhaps, Mr. Sexy-Harasho had a run in with Haruna as the slasher or something like that.
Call me Father!
I’m really wondering if telling Celty he stole her head was an accident or not… I’m not convinced that he’s that clumsy with his secrets.
Shingen for president.