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Posted 2/3/18 , edited 2/4/18
It was pretty obvious that Banba was the Niwaka Samurai from episode 1 imo, but it his reveal was still pretty cool. This arc wrapped up pretty well, and I'm looking forward to whatever's coming next.
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Posted 2/6/18 , edited 2/6/18
Huh, They wrapped up all loose ends and disposed of all the villians from episode one... Now what.

I didn't figure Niwaka and bamba were the same person until this ep. but at least I figured it out before the reveal.
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Posted 2/6/18 , edited 2/6/18

animecrazy14 wrote:

It was pretty obvious that Banba was the Niwaka Samurai from episode 1 imo, but it his reveal was still pretty cool. This arc wrapped up pretty well, and I'm looking forward to whatever's coming next.


That's what made him throwing out the head a huh? moment, I figured it was still someone else's head but then that made me wonder whose.

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Posted 2/6/18 , edited 2/7/18
So I guess this was the "how the two new guys joined the team" part. Can't wait to see where it goes from here. By this ep I was pretty sure Banba was the Niwaka Samurai but still enjoyed the reveal. And it was intensely gratifying to see Shitbag Son being pummeled mercilessly. Really digging this show, reminds me a bit of Bungou Stray Dogs and Blood Blockade Battlefront but definitely has its own unique thing going on.
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Posted 2/7/18 , edited 2/7/18
You know it's a good show when you start feeling bad for what's going to happen to the bad guys lol.
And yea I felt that Bungou Stray Dogs vibe too.
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Posted 2/9/18 , edited 2/9/18
Episode 5

Here comes Sarucchi, and he quits Murder Inc totally upset at getting all the boring jobs, while Banba has a target on his head for being the traitorous samurai, as well as Saito for deserting the company. So it's off to the diamond, and Lin sure has a lot to learn about baseball as he made all those fielding errors, while Sarucchi is also into baseball as a submarine-style pitcher. His control sure could use some work, and throwing shurikens like that would go a long way. In the meantime, the Yamakasa festival is coming up, and Banba is taking time off to be a part of it. And Enokida tips off a client to kill Saito while warning him that somebody is coming after him with Lin coming to the rescue. Pretty good start to the next arc here as Sarucchi is an enigma who has a job to kill Banba, while Saito is on the run from his old employers. Should be interesting to see how things play out, and tying everything to baseball makes things more interesting.
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Posted 2/9/18 , edited 2/9/18
Good episode. I liked how Lin remembered a detail and used it to his advantage. I think 'his' is right. He's claimed cross dressing is just a hobby before.

Saito really is a wuss isn't he?

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Posted 2/9/18 , edited 2/9/18
OTP of the season

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OTP of the season



Ha! some how I think that's doomed to sink. I'm pretty sure Lin is heterosexual and identifies as male despite his 'hobby' I had a "transgender characters in anime thread a while back, if Lin had been around then I'm sure he'd be part of the discussion but I won't think of him as transfolk.

EDIT: Link to thread.


http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1008651/transgendered-characters-in-anime


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Posted 2/9/18 , edited 2/9/18
Keep on building that relationship.

When Lin is stressed out he goes shopping... Like the way he thinks.

The 'opposing' team (work, not baseball) has a pitcher-catcher combo — surprised this episode wasn't called "Battery".

Oh, and the "pinch hitter" in the preview was really funny.
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Posted 2/11/18 , edited 2/12/18
Hakata Pork Bones Ramens( Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens ) EP 4 "Ninth Inning Two Outs

Enokida males the call ( under duress ) to Banba / Lin where the mayors son is looking for a new girl to torture

Kakyu Association is waitinf grt them it's a trap for Lin )

Lin knows it's a trap but when the vicious ringleader toosees Banba's head Lin is worried as the Ninja Samurai steps forward

Lin is getting beat up then the leader orders Ninja Samurai to lop Lin's head off and is mad at Nanba for dting when he notices the head has ear piercings when Banba didnt Ninja smiles and attacks the gang instead taling them

Onre of the higher ups tosses a bomb at Ninja but hits it like a baseball back to the tosser who goes Kaboom! ( That was just insane )



He then kills the mayors one eyed associate ( who blinded him in that eye )

Lin asks who are you ( but knows ) it's Banba

Next target the mayors son who is with Reiko awaiting her partner now dead using his pgome to let her know they are comng for the mayor's son

Reiko tries escaping Jiro Saito Lin Banba ia the door Jiri Ko's Reiko who is workinf for Saito ( Revenge ) for making look like he killed Lin's Sister Banba / Lin go after the mayor's murderous son

Lin finds him and has a gun but cant shooy easily After calling him very low-life names he is going to shhot but Saito sees a soveinour baseball and throes a pitch to rge head nuch like when he quit baseball

They make the mayors son confess live online anout the likkings and how his father coverd them up As he is talikg about the Chinese woman Lin is outraged they turn off the recording and Lin satys she had a name she struggled to find meals when younger and was his sister as punches him hard

Jiro brings ibn Jose to finish the Job Lin is woorried about the police but they have it so the mayor is expode and Reiko the mastermind of it all Also Det Takeda is avenged too being killed earlier

Saito / Lin are added to the Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens BB team

Hakata Pork Bones Ramens( Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens ) EP 5 "Tryouts"

Still kinda hard to see who belongs to what sometimes but the EP was wow!

At Murder INC it looks like if you quit the job under ?? its your life too! as a hit is put out on Saito

I like the EP baseball titles / Banba's Team is playing Tenjin Thunders in a close game



Lin makes a lot of errors

Shunsuke ( ex Murder Inc who left murder Inc arrives in Hakata looking fot work He stops at a ball field and has an insane pitching style A former teamate ( catcher ) Naoya Nitta ses him and talks They were good friends and is a himan consultant who knows Shunsuke is a hitman and wants to ream up again as his main hitman

Enokida is offered a job to find Saito ( He was on the team and csae together )
Nitta wants Shunsuke to be the Nunja assasian to gety popoular and Shunsuke dienlike it but gets a list of hitman to take out a few to build up the rep

Misaki sets up Jose's website

Genzo fires 2 hitmen Chegaru / Irasawa for killing the wrong person Lin comes in for food then Banba who Lin is still mad at

Then Banba tries to trick Lin in helping out while Nanba is invovled with a yearly festival Lin saus yes ( then no ) but it was payback for the game Henzo laughs saying Lin has gotten wiser

Shunsuke takes out everybody on Nitta's list with ease

What a crazy anime Enokida gives his client Saito's address then calls Saito who go huh !!!!

It one of his ex co workers Gwen He calls Banba who is out Lin goes to help

Lin is tripped up byt remembers thev train gets shaky right befire the station and gets his knife pistol back and shoots Gwen

The Kakyu Association wants Shunsuke to take out the Ninja Samurai
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Posted 2/16/18 , edited 2/16/18
Episode 6

It's no wonder why this episode is called pinch hitter as the Niwaka Samurai, who Sarucchi was assigned to kill, was swapped out. Not only that, but somebody else was assigned to kill him, and Sarucchi is none too pleased about it. So Lin poses as the samurai and gets defeated by the other hitmen, and wanting to kill the samurai himself Saruchhi helps Banba get away, while Saeki provided a body double to secretly swap Lin with the corpse. Banba did this wanting to go to the festival, but after the unexpected appearance of another enemy after the samurai that he ended up skipping it. Sarucchi is a pretty complicated character after all that, and it looks like he's destined to join Banba's agency seeing that all he wants is a good fight. Not to mention, those two have mutual respect for each other. It will be interesting to see what happens moving forward as Sarucchi is someone who won't let anybody else steal his target.
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Posted 2/16/18 , edited 2/16/18
Sayuri really is a scary woman.

She's like a classic femme fatale.
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Posted 2/16/18 , edited 2/16/18
Episode 6!!
This is why I love this show! I think this was the best episode so far and we are getting a good idea about the show is about. I love the relationships between the characters. Lin and Banba are so cool and I'm glad they close.
And the writing is hilarious. Sarucchi has one goal, man. Just one! Why does everyone keep getting in his way?
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Posted 2/16/18 , edited 2/17/18
This is a pretty interesting baseball anime

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