So, here’s an episode 9. I didn’t really enjoy this episode much just because it reminded me entirely too much of Inoue-writing, though objectively speaking it wasn’t bad at all, so hopefully people unfamiliar with some of Toei’s other offerings won’t suffer from it as much as I did.
One little TL note: Akane busts out a Japanese idiom when they’re having their verbal slanging match with Aka/Red/whateverthefuckoni which is basically that “lying is the first step towards thievery”, basically implying it’s an easy way to start down a path of dishonesty and crime and yadayadayada. There’s no real good equivalent for it in English, and Nemui and I kind of wracked our brains and couldn’t come up with anything more accurate than the “Lying won’t get you anywhere!” we used that didn’t sound alien and stupid to English-speaking sensibilities, so there we have it.
Anyway, enjoy the ep!