Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge episode 12
My oh my… This episode turned out a lot better than I had expected. I was really expecting another one-sided fight between Kiri and that loli. Too bad, I was really looking forward to seeing Kiri getting his ass handed to him again.
So yeah, it was quite strange to see Kiri break character. He was the aggressor in all of this, which is something that doesn’t really suit his personality. I would even go as far as to call it an act of desperation. Maybe he was desperate to end things, hoping to save Iwai-chan from any unnecessary grief or something like that.
I believed it even more when I saw him lose. He thought he had a terrain advantage because he could hide behind tries, but that never stopped Emily from cutting him apart. One second she was right in front of him and the other she was gone, hiding somewhere on the branch of a tree, waiting to strike when the moment is right. She was the one with the field advantage (if anyone at all).
The only thing I would’ve changed was the way Kiri gained power. Rather, he lost consciousness and the “killer within” (for lack of better words) awoke inside of him, turning him into a wild, mindless beast that tears into its victims. Sorry if this doesn’t sound very convincing, but I could never get used to seeing him like that.
I must admit though that I like the fact that his ability isn’t to just cut up his enemies. His ability is to inflict unbearable pain, which I think is just awesome. People don’t like pain, they don’t like to feel as though their limbs are being cut off. That is why his ability is so much worse than death, it messes with your mind. I love it! I hope I get to see more of it soon!