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I know this is a murder show, but up until now we've only been shown a few puddles of fake blood and almost comically bad dead bodies.  This episode was extremely disturbing to watch, most likely because of the amazingly realistic acting of Nakabayashi Taichi and Hayashi Kento.  I thought I'd warn you just in case you had a similar reaction to me.

Master Post updated with subtitles for Episode 5.   Get them here.

Translator's Notes:

Abbreviations I'll be using:

  • HQ - Headquarters

  • CID - Criminal Investigation Division

  • MPD - Metropolitan Police Department (Tokyo)

  • NPA - National Police Agency

  • TDC - Tokyo Detention Center

  • JHS -  Junior High School

  • HS - High School


  • Cutting (the HS girl's problem): Slicing one’s wrists/arms with a razor with the intention of self-harm or suicide

  • That Godawful noise in the background as Hinako & Dr. Ishigami are talking: Cicadas. Swarms of them.  They're disgusting, shrieky little creatures that infest Japan every summer.  They hide in trees and dive bomb you.  Or if you pass one on the street you think is dead, it might fly up and attack you.  Or they leave their nasty little skeletons everywhere.  They're also CRAZY LOUD so they're the bane of summer drama fans everywhere because you can't edit that noise out.  FOR SOME INCONCEIVABLE REASON, some Japanese people think they're cute.  Obviously, I don't share the sentiment :P

  • Cram school (HS Girl's whereabouts): In Japan, many kids go to special, private after-school tutoring places called "Juku." These Juku are paid for by parents to teach the kids what they slept through in regular school because they were too exhausted from doing their club activities for 4 hours every single day of the week. I'm kidding. (Kind of)  Basically it's after school help, most commonly in the subjects of Math and English, and often geared toward passing entrance exams.  Class sizes in school are too big for personal help and the teachers often don't have enough time to cover everything in-depth. Plus, their high school and university entrance tests are absolutely insane (their English exam questions would be hard even for a native speaker!) For English - people are also noticing that most teachers aren't actually super qualified to teach that subject in public schools.  So they pay for better tutors.  Some kids go to study because they actually like the subjects and want to learn more, though.  This is for kids of all ages... I've seen a 4 year-old going to cram school to prepare them for a pre-school entrance test. They love tests in Japan. Yes, now you can see why they're always stressed to the snapping point.

  • Applesauce (Kurashima's fever advice for Todo): Many people in Japan eat applesauce when they have a fever.  Maybe I shouldn’t call it applesauce but more like… pureed apples.  They don’t add in the cinnamon and sugar that the traditional dessert has. Anyways, they think the fiber is good for your stomach and the apple’s juices reduces the fever in your kidneys or something.  There are also a million other health benefits they thing it has, including the water content, & pectins helping nausea and diarrhea. So basically anytime anyone feels awful, they have some form of apples.


So... what'd y'all think of Episode 5?
Did anyone else's feelings explode everywhere?

So... BECAUSE my feelings exploded everywhere, I'm going to comment on the most random, trivial of things because I can't process the main story yet.

  • Do you think they could be any MORE obvious that Ishigami and Atsuta used to be married? Come on...

  • I wonder if Shoji puts his hands in his pockets when talking to people so it’s harder to punch them in the face

  • Why does Shoji look like a grumpy, jealous boyfriend when he sees Todo mailing Nakajima? Is that just Yoko's face? Does he have natural resting bitchface?

  • The product placement for the Docomo Samsung Galaxy phone is starting to get annoying

  • Kurashima’s panic when he hears Todo is sick is kinda cute.

  • I spent a long time confused watching the broadcast because I couldn’t remember that Mibu guy's face. He didn't say his name when Todo met up with him! I thought he was a DR since it looked like they were in a hospital…and nothing made sense. I almost put a note with an arrow in, but I figured you guys had better memories than me

  • Anyone notice the magazines in Kubo’s apartment were in English?  I guess nutcase murderers have hobbies, too…

  • Kataoka being mad Atsuta squad went the right place… and Atsutsa’s surprised jump at a dead body.  Kinda funny.

  • Did they show Haru’s feet running to be like, “Look! We got her out of socks!”  Also, I really hope she had a good sports bra because that looked painful.

  • Where does a shrink get a gun?!  Did he shake down his criminals for info before he blasted them?!

  • I’m a horrible person for having the thought that Shoji shot Nakajima in retaliation for having touched Hinako

  • No one congratulates Shoji on that super Boss shot?!  I mean, he could've just taken him out, but he didn't want to traumatize Hinako. (Or he didn't want to let a murderer off that easy - he likes them to live and suffer)

  • WTF, Kurashima!!  You don’t just pick up a murder weapon from a scene!  Crime techs gotta take pictures of that crap!! & WTF is this crappy handcuffing, Atsuta?!    First the female detectives don't know how to protect themselves, Shoji doesn't give arrest times properly, now these two?!  WORST. POLICE. TRAINING. EVER.  No wonder Kataoka Squad is senior to Atsuta Squad.

  • All the closeups… they have no pores!! How is this possible?!

  • Atsuta has the weirdest, most random timing for spilling personal info

  • What’s the point of sticking a camera on Yoko’s butt?!  Is it some reference to the opening of Tsumi to Natsu?!

  • I just realised - How crappy is it they make the police buy their own coffee?!  Especially CID?! They’re out dealing with nutcase killers all the time and you make them shell out of their meager salaries for a drink?! Shame on you, MPD!

Now for my feelings on the main story:



What the hell is wrong with the writers?!  Why would they do this?!  WORST. DECISION. EVER.   Okay *maybe* I could handle it at the end of the series, but in the middle?!  You've left us with no mysteries!  We know who did that weirdo candy murder.  We know who caused the suicides. We know why Hinako's weird and clings to her Shichimi. We know what happened to Shoji's sister. We know why Hayasaka was acting like a freak......... there's nothing left to solve!!!   "Will or Won't Hinako kill?"  BIG DEAL. That's going to be a lifelong battle for her, so unless we spend the next 70 or so years watching, we won't know.  Is there something else in Shoji's past? WELL HOW WOULD WE KNOW SINCE YOU DIDN'T GIVE US ANY HINTS?!  Will Kurashima and Todo end up together? ....... no one wants to see that.  Does Nakajima come back?! YOU'VE JUST MADE US SAY GOODBYE TO HIM SO WE CAN'T EVEN PROCESS HIM RETURNING YET.

This seriously felt like it could've been a last episode.

Their logic on the murders also makes NO SENSE.  Why would Hayasaka and Nakajima be working together?!  Hayasaka believed criminals could be rehabilitated. Nakajima didn't want them to be.  Even if Hayasaka just belived Nakajima was just doing the same infiltrating thing as him and didn't know Nakajima was triggering these guys to commit suicide, you'd think he would've noticed when 5 different guys offed themselves!  Why continue working with a guy who's just killing your test subjects?!  OK, I can kind of give them credit for Dr. Nakajima's character - his story made sense. Traumatized by a murder, he wanted to punish all murderers after he became consumed by their darkness.  Okay, I get the logic in that. But his role in the clinic is nuts.

And also... the tumor thing.  The magnetic waves..... how do you get a strong electromagnet near a criminal's brain without noticing?!  Did they MRI them or something?!  And how long does it take to sprout up? Did he have to wait ages to get his revenge?!

But - GIVE HAYASHI KENTO AN AWARD! Holy flying monkies, he was AMAZING. He can do angry, sad, heartbroken, emotionless, AND completely nuts! And still make you love him after all the evil things he did!!  Nakabayashi Taichi was also disturbingly creepy!  The rest of the cast needs to step up their game if they're losing him.

And I am NOT liking this Shoji/Hinako romance vibe they're giving off. NOT COOL.  Shoji is supposed to think she's a dangerous freak.  Why is he all nice and chummy all of a sudden?!  He didn't even shout at Hinako for going off and doing her own thing again!  His character is all over the place!  Is he realizing she gets stuff done and he should just follow her around?!

I'm just...

I can't....



If there's one good thing that came of this, I can finally stop typing "The High School Girl Murder Case from 5 Years Ago."  That took up WAY too much space.

PS: See? I still got my work done even though I did those other two clips :P

Date: 2016-08-11 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG!! I'm excited to see this chapter I like dark shows... I mean I Iove HANNIBAL the serie (─‿‿─). Thank you so much for sharing the subs of this episode.

Date: 2016-08-12 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't seen Hannibal, so I can't really compare it... but maybe it's more that it's emotionally horrifying than bloody. Though the 2nd death scene did freak me out.

Date: 2016-08-12 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So this episode really makes your head exploded!!! *like mindblown*
Thanks for subbing as always
So we finally know a bit about Nakajima's past
And I agree with you, there's nothing left to solve. The writer just left it bare out in the open.
Shoji/Hinako romance? Not expected it this early. They could've... you know... put it at the end of the drama. Perhaps the at the second last episode?
*sidenote: it is just me or Yoko's lips are getting thicker by the day? What did makeup artist put on him?*

Date: 2016-08-12 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When I saw the end of the episode I thought that was it for the drama. I guess the arc of the drama revolves around Hinako murderous intent.

Date: 2016-08-12 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess we'll have to wait and see if there are any new mysteries left for us!

Date: 2016-08-12 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So apparently if you're beautiful, it doesn't matter even if you're a psychopath with no emotions - all the guys will fall for you :P Ah, life.

During the Episode 3-5 filming, I think Yoko was practicing his trumpet a lot for Recital practices and whatnot on his breaks... I don't know much about brass instruments, but maybe his lips were swollen a bit from that? Plus the crazy makeup.

Date: 2016-08-12 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you for ep 5 <3

this ep rip my heart apart ;0;
this ep feel like it belong for the last ep not here in the middle of drama why oh why???
every mystery solve and now they just gonna be like other police drama solving different case every ep since they have end their serial suicide arc and we already know the main character past..

i seriously enjoying Nakajima x Hinako moment both is complicated people and they have interesting dynamic def more than any of her scene with other characters
im seriously WTF atm..
as much as i adore Yoko but my most favorite character in the drama is definitely Nakajima which act brilliantly by my favorite actor Hayashi Kento im just so mad they get rid of his this early when they could have done it in much better way >_>
Kento have shown mindblowing acting can't believe they just get rid of him in such way such a waste of actor

well i have huge soft spot for Kurashima too since he weird and cute so the writer better don't think of ever harming him :P

haha Shoji does look like super grumpy jealous bf though it might just Yoko giving his natural bitchface XD
but umm no i don't to see their random romance, i prefer he stay the way he is with her like before and not just suddenly being all nice drink coffee together just because they get rid of her favorite guy.

i wonder if this drama ever gotten on the spot advice by real police officer smh seem the police here done lot of crappy questionable job and no proper training whatsoever plus using illegal info every ep lol

well Atsuta and Ishigami/Shinigami is the most obvious they should just don't bother to drop hint lol

Date: 2016-08-12 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know they must have *some* reason for doing it; I just can't see why! Almost makes me want to go read the books..... but I'd never finish them before the drama finished anyway. So let's hope something good happens at the end.

I felt like Nakajima was really important to Hinako's story of figuring out who she was. Now if he only shows up sometimes, what's she supposed to do? I think if they try to replace Nakajima with Shoji in Hinako's life, it's not gonna work as well.

According to the previews on the official website, Kurashima/Hinako have a cute/funny moment next episode ^^

I guess they figure everyone will be looking at the pretty actors so much they won't notice the police stuff?

It'd be hilarious if Atsuta/Ishigami got back together........ or maybe a disaster! lol

Date: 2016-08-12 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you think they could be any MORE obvious that Ishigami and Atsuta used to be married? Come on...
Ha! I hadn't cottoned on to that.

I wonder if Shoji puts his hands in his pockets when talking to people so it’s harder to punch them in the face
Why does Shoji look like a grumpy, jealous boyfriend when he sees Todo mailing Nakajima? Is that just Yoko's face? Does he have natural resting bitchface?
The way he plays his character is kind of annoying. Like, trying too hard, or something. Major resting bitch face. Also, kind of odd mouth. Maybe it's the lips.

The product placement for the Docomo Samsung Galaxy phone is starting to get annoying
Also went past me.

Kurashima’s panic when he hears Todo is sick is kinda cute.
This character is also being played somewhat annoyingly. Kaname Jun is better when he plays a bad guy.

Anyone notice the magazines in Kubo’s apartment were in English? I guess nutcase murderers have hobbies, too…
Noticed that and wondered why Men's Health and what looks like an INXS picture book from the early 90's. Wha???

Did they show Haru’s feet running to be like, “Look! We got her out of socks!” Also, I really hope she had a good sports bra because that looked painful.
The running scene was a little painful to watch. Her face sagging with each step. Not flattering.

No one congratulates Shoji on that super Boss shot?! I mean, he could've just taken him out, but he didn't want to traumatize Hinako. (Or he didn't want to let a murderer off that easy - he likes them to live and suffer)
It took me a while to figure out he shot the gun out of his hand. A little too unrealistic for my taste.

WTF, Kurashima!! You don’t just pick up a murder weapon from a scene! Crime techs gotta take pictures of that crap!! & WTF is this crappy handcuffing, Atsuta?! First the female detectives don't know how to protect themselves, Shoji doesn't give arrest times properly, now these two?! WORST. POLICE. TRAINING. EVER. No wonder Kataoka Squad is senior to Atsuta Squad.
That was some crappy handcuffing. Definitely not American style. (don't ask me how I know)

I just realised - How crappy is it they make the police buy their own coffee?! Especially CID?! They’re out dealing with nutcase killers all the time and you make them shell out of their merger salaries for a drink?! Shame on you, MPD!
Ha! Good point!

Overall, I too was a liitle worried they gave too much away, but from the preview, I suspect there's someone evil, possibly from Todo's past who may have some sort of over arching responsibility for the things we've seen so far. And, as you mentioned, we haven't learned much about how that whole tumor thing works. I've decided to trust the writer on this one.

Maybe it's the glasses, or something, but Kento Hayashi reminds me of Harry Potter (which I haven't seen or read). He plays this role a little better than his part in Seirei no Moribito 2016 – a fantasy kind of drama that I just finished watching – though he's decent in it and I tend to blame the directors for overacting anyway.

Though it may sound like I'm critical of ON, I do think it's pretty decent compared to so many J-dramas, especially this season. The only other one I'm really enjoying is Kinpika (despite the fact that there are no subs for it, so I'm missing a lot of the plot.) Anyway, looking forward to the next installment to see where they go with things.

Date: 2016-08-12 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ishigami/Atsuda - It started with the whole "We have a past" thing. Then "Relationships with doctors and police officers are hard." Then just the way they interact... I dunno. It just seemed obvious to me. Maybe because the same situation happened in Tacchon's drama, though.

Yoko has naturally pouty lips, but they could possibly be swollen from his trumpet practice, and they're totally way over-enhanced by the makeup artist. Yeesh. They paint them all into vampires.

Smartphone ads: I dunno... just seems so blatant. Like when they're talking on the phone and the character is in darkness, except SOMEHOW the light reflects off the docomo label? Yeesh. I have a docomo phone and I know those things don't glow naturally

Maybe you'll get your wish and Jun will turn out to be some weirdo who's manipulating Hinako but pretending to have a crush on her. Wouldn't be the first time JDramas do that. Plus, it's odd he gets a higher billing than the guy playing Atsuta in the credits when he's clearly the junior actor....... so maybe?

If the guy killed her 5 years ago for his uni graduation, he'd be 27 now. That's a bit young for INXS, even considering stuff comes to Japan late. Like I said, he's probably just a weirdo.

Yeah... and they showed it SO LONG. Like if they just did 5 seconds of a faraway clip it would've been OK. But really, if you can make HARU look bad........ you're sucking as a director.

I suppose if Shoji were some super sniper on a SWAT team it'd be OK. But from that distance, shooting upward with those tiny guns? Doesn't seem possible. Then again, I know zip about guns. I do know that police in Japan are required to fire a warning shot before shooting, though, so yet again Shoji messes things up.

Well, you'd know if you watched any normal police story. They always handcuff BOTH hands and do it behind their backs. It just seems extremely dangerous to have a psycho killer cuffed to your own arm.

It seems this series is based on several books, so I wonder if that's why they're rushing it - they're trying to cram an entire book series into one drama series. And not even comic books, but real novels. But who knows, maybe it's her father controlling her.

Kento Hayashi reminds me of an elf! Or a fairy! I think it's his delicate features.

Yes, I suppose when compared with all the stupid high school love triangle romance dramas that get churned out every season, a good thriller is nice and refreshing.

Date: 2016-08-12 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy crap I can't believe they got rid of Nakajima-sensei's character from the plot so early on..he was so cute T-T (although from the preview he might make future appearances?) I wonder if the rest of the drama will be about her coming to terms with herself and her lack of emotions?

I really didn't think they were gonna go the Shoji/Hinako route but Shoji does seem to becoming slightly fond of her? He even tried the Shichimi! Although he could just be interested enough to gather info on her past...

But I really loved Yoko's super pro shot! Definitely the highlight of the episode especially since it stopped Nakajima-sensei from blowing his brains out.

Date: 2016-08-12 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
According to the preview clip on the official website, it looks like the police are still going to use him as a Profiler for cases while he's locked up in psychiatric hold. So maybe that's how he stays on?

I don't get it, though... Hinako is 25. You'd think she would've figured herself out a *little* by now.

It seems like Shoji's informant is going to go after Hinako... and then Shoji goes all crazy protective big brother on him. I think that's why we got the "I don't trust them THAT much" line. Foreshadowing.

I think Shoj's shot was super unlikely, but this is the drama world where stuff like that works, so it's OK. And yes, definitely better than letting Nakajima die. I wonder how Hinako would've processed it. She seems to be able to feel shock...... but not sadness. Hmm.

Date: 2016-08-13 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There I said it finally XD
Thank you so much for ep.5 <3

Date: 2016-08-13 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope to see him in loads more things in the future!

Date: 2016-08-13 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello,I just want it to say thank you for all the work you are doing so the rest of us can enjoy this interesting drama.
Haven't watched ep05 yet but from the ending of ep04 things are kinda obvious for this ep,Japanese tend to do that in allot of dramas,anyway again thank you,i know it is not easy and takes allot of time :) .

Date: 2016-08-13 04:39 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-13 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much for ep. 5 ^^,
I'm quite afraid to watch this ep bcs of what you said, bcs I'm really not good with that kind of thing though..
But let see if I can watch this or not.. lol..
Thannk you so mucch^^

Date: 2016-08-13 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had to close my eyes to get through it, but it worked. So there's that option. They don't talk much during the worst parts of that scene, so you can look away

Date: 2016-08-14 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my god... this episode was so amazing... ok, I'm not really happy with the ending... I mean it was definitely too soon to loose Nakajima sensei and have the answers on all mysteries... I wonder if they will bring in new mysteries to keep the drama on ^^
I really wonder how Hinako is going to deal with what she learnt from Nakajima sensei, I mean him being behind the suicides. I now she has now emotions but even so, she just cannot ignore this right? She and him were pretty close right?
I also don't understand how a simple watch could actually emit such powerful magnetic waves to create a tumor in murderer's brains so it could manipulate them... and it doesn't really make sense that he could rewrite the infiltration that Hayasaka sensei did to the pink candy killer (sorry I forgot his name as we didn't really see him much) for about a year in just 1 day... he must be some kind of superman psychologist!!!

Oh and yes, that shot was really amazing, Shoji should win the award of Gunman of the year 2016 ^^

Can't wait to see what's next!!!

Date: 2016-08-15 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think for Hinako, she's just in shock now because she's used to analyzing things coolly. She can find patterns and trends in known data. But Nakajima... everything she knew about him was wrong. He completely threw a money wrench into her computer-like brain. I think she's scrambling to make sense of it all.

What I don't get is if the watch is the thing that did the magnetic waves..... isn't it far more dangerous to Nakajima-sensei? Does have a tumor in his brain, too? I think maybe the watch sound is just the "trigger" to kill, though. So I have no idea where he got the magnet thing.

Pink candy killer's name was Kubo. But yes, Nakajima must be a genius since he's not even a fully qualified doctor yet... and he didn't study psychiatry in university. Or maybe the infiltration is difficult to "put in" but easy to modify? That would explain it. Kind of like a computer, I guess. Designing the whole OS takes ages and ages, but updating and fixing things just takes little downloads.

I'm not sure they have awards like that in Japan since the order to carry pistols is so rarely issued that Shoji might have no competition!

Date: 2016-08-15 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I get the impression that the direction given to Yoko was, "MORE DISDAIN!" or the Japanese equivalent, as we know Yoko struggles with English. "More disgust!"

I'm wondering if there is something with the Shichimi being a possible trigger for her, maybe a calming effect even though it is spicy. Daddy dearest was calling her a monster, they might have had some psychotherapy from the mental hospital. I wonder if she's been manipulated in some way.

Just some silly raw thoughts

Date: 2016-08-15 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, I don't think Yoko would even know the word disgust! lol. Maybe like.... "No! Face" or "It's bad!" would be about his level. But the dear does try! With his mimic ability, if they had a segment actually trying to *teach* something rather than just embarrass the hell out of them, I bet he'd learn pretty fast!

So you think Yoko's acting is the result of the director? Or do you mean in the Shichimi scene? 'cause he didn't give much of a reaction there.

Could be a calming effect since it's a reminder of her mother, and her mother was the only thing to ever keep her grounded. So perhaps she sees it as a substitute for her mother.

She could be being used, though. Kinda like Toma's character in "Brain Man." The person closest to him used him as their own personal tool.

Date: 2016-08-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As always , thank you :D

"No one congratulates Shoji on that super Boss shot?! I mean, he could've just taken him out, but he didn't want to traumatize Hinako. (Or he didn't want to let a murderer off that easy - he likes them to live and suffer)"

Like i said before and thought since the beginning , Yoko's character is botched ...I mean the actress and him promoted the drama together on tv , officially Shoji is the second lead of the drama ..But for me Nakajima sensei is more the second lead than him , seriously, they have hella more chemistry and specials feelings ! Shoji basically only stroll around, drinks coffee or maybe running for Hinako , wow role of a life lmao ...Not that i don't like Nakajima ,he is my fav in the drama (since yoko's character is not that deep ) , But ...yeah i'm kind of upset because i expected a big role for Yoko ...:/

Btw , Nakajima ..Holy jesus , my feels ;_; ...........*cries in the corner*

And This ep confirms my opinion that I expect nothing great until the end much predictable, charaters are cliché as hell , the episode 1 was so good ...but after it was ..yeah a total Blarh
Crime drama and tv series are my fav ...and my expiations was high for this one ...too much i guess
Edited Date: 2016-08-15 09:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-16 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perhaps Shoji's character is much more important in the second half of the drama?

Yeah... that was a really unpleasant shock. Maybe he was manipulated somehow, too........ but we'll have to see how it goes.

I suppose something big could happen in the next few episodes... Yoko teased a scene of his today on his blog. They could surprise us. Heaven knows the Nakajima thing was a surprise!

Date: 2016-08-16 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perhaps Shoji's character is much more important in the second half of the drama?

Yeah... that was a really unpleasant shock. Maybe he was manipulated somehow, too........ but we'll have to see how it goes.

I suppose something big could happen in the next few episodes... Yoko teased a scene of his today on his blog. They could surprise us. Heaven knows the Nakajima thing was a surprise!

Date: 2016-08-16 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So I watched episode 5 and well, it didn't quite blow me away. Nakajima was my prime suspect for the suicides since he was introduced so that reveal wasn't a surprise for me. I did waver a bit when his relationship with Hinako began to grow. But I was sure that he was killing the criminals from the moment they asked for his assistance on the case. Especially after the conversation he had with Hinako. I didn't expect that Hayasaka would be such an expendable character. Although, I was hoping for a twist where Hayasaka was the serial murderer. But when the guy came to the clinic, I knew since they introduced this new character that he would be the murderer. So no crazy twist there :(

Gosh they really did wrap up all the mysterious plot lines in this episode. So I don't know what to expect next. I hope they have a strong arc left for the remaining episodes. It should have a main plot line rather than an episodic format. There was a criminal from the beginning of the first episode that Shoji was trying to investigate when the Kataoka squad was chasing him. I wonder if they caught that guy. If not, they could definitely explore that.

Date: 2016-08-25 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, they're pretty awful about introducing murderers. I wish they'd show us at least *SOME* distractor characters. At first I thought Nakajima was behind the suicides with some shrinky voodoo Jedi mind trick thing, but then I was convinced it was Hayasaka. So... kind of not surprised, but still sad. Hayasaka, in a way, seemed kind of like a useless character. He didn't contribute a whole lot...

I'm gonna guess that because Kataoka Squad has enough free time to be hanging around helping Atsuta Squad, that means they caught the guy from Ep01..... that or they're awful police officers

Date: 2016-09-04 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lol they're are prob just awful police officers. I'm most likely watching 6 and 7 tonight since I havent watched past this episode. Life got a little busy lately/. So I will see if that materializes into anything.

Date: 2016-08-16 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok, sooooo... it's kinda nice to see I was totally wrong in my comment about the 4th episode XD It means the drama isn't predictable, but!!! Even if Nakajima's motive made sense, I don't get how and why Hayasaka didn't notice anything and kept working with him. All the tumor crap was pure sci-fi, but well, we kinda knew it from the beginning since those people were killing themselves in those ways.
And yeah, no more misteries, I guess the next episodes will be about Hinako's "evolution" as a person? I hope there will be something else, some new crime, I liked that the episodes were linked by something. It's a pity that Nakajima has been cut off in the middle of the drama, his character was really important for Hinako, she was starting to feel some kind of emotions... but seems he will keep appearing from the jail or something... maybe he will even be released XD
That murder scene was quite disturbing, but I agree, Hayashi Kento was amazing (the other actor too, he was super creepy). Too bad the main actress isn't as good :/
As always, thank you for your work!

Date: 2016-08-25 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, the whole Hayasaka thing was weird and unexplained. It doesn't seem like they're going to revisit it again, either :/ So... maybe I'll have to suck it up and read the books to find out the who, what, where, when and whys.

I guess they decided to make some new mysteries for us to solve in Ep06-07. Still, having the ones from 01-05 properly solved would've been nice. But at least Nakajima gets to stick around.

Yeah, those two guys were crazy good...... There were even Japanese bloggers commenting on how sad it was that Kubo was such a psycho because he was hot. lol. I feel bad for Haru in a way...... I mean, her character is purposely MEANT to be awkward and have unnatural emotions, so when things look off, I can never tell if it's bad acting or just Hinako's personality.

Date: 2016-08-19 07:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much for sharing your subs.

Date: 2016-08-19 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the sub. I'm happy on how much effect Hayashi Kento's character has on this show T_T

He's like the main reason I watch this in the first place (other then how I will always watch crime drama every season, of course lol) and I was kinda worried he end up as another background character who helps with the investigation once in awhile without having any personal plot like he always did in another dramas. Happy for the character development but I'm very sad with this episode orz it's too soon to end the killing. Tho I guess he'll be more messed up if he keeps killing all the killers through up until the last episode. I just hope his character plot doesn't end here.

I almost jumped off my chair and hug my laptop when he said sayonara and that gunshot sound heard..... I want to slap Yoko so hard for that lol

Date: 2016-08-25 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In a way, I kinda feel like Hayashi Kento is the male lead rather than Yoko! I've never seen him act before this, though; are there any dramas/movies you recommend of his?

You wanted to slap Yoko for stopping Nakajima from killing himself? Because there would've been a gunshot either way, just one would've ended far bloodier than the other

Date: 2016-08-26 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, I want to slap him for making my heart stopped because I thought the gun shot sound is coming from Nakajima's T_T I rather he throw a stone or something lol that's just a spontaneous reaction tho. I'm glad he's not dead and even continue support the investigation on episode 6.

I would love to ship NakajimaHinako more than ShojiHinako lol but I don't like the way Haru potrays Hinako's character, sumhow. It's not that bad just feels bland at some point. Kinda hope Shoji get a development character with the death of that informant of his xD

Have you watched ST? Kento is there as regular but he's not (again) the leading role but since Fujiwara and Masaki are great I enjoyed it very much. In Resident 5-nin no Kenshui Kento got a lot more screen, and I love his character there. At first he seems arrogant and annoying but as his background character revealed... I can only love him. Karamazofu no Kyoudai and his Strawberry Night SP role are worth watching too <3 he sooo cute in Karamazofu (as he's the youngest brother) but you'll hate him in Strawberry XD

Date: 2016-08-21 12:35 am (UTC)
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Each week im so excited to watch ths drama..the highschool girl murder made me craving for joking..hihi that way of murder kindda like in stigma hollywood movie. But sadly your link for ep 5 cant be open or dload..404 error? Kindly advice..or i have to ask officer Todo and Shoji invistigate on it😄otsukaresama..

Date: 2016-08-21 06:24 am (UTC)
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Date: 2016-08-21 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I STILL have to write recap for ep 4! My RL is in the crapper right now and I've written half! I've obviously had a lot to say and REFUSE to watch ep 5 until I finish!! Like you, I'll be back and I have quit!!!

Date: 2016-08-25 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know how you feel! I'm kind of exhausted ATM myself right now, but I know people are waiting for subs so I guess I'll take a break after the series is finished! lol

Good luck! I hope things calm down for you!

Date: 2016-08-28 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! Do you write recaps for ON??? If you don't mind, I would love to read your recaps.

Date: 2016-08-29 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I sure do! My blog is newkdramaaddict on wordpress.. Please join me and comment!

Date: 2016-08-29 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK! Thanks!!! :3

Date: 2016-08-22 07:37 pm (UTC)
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This episode just about broke my heart! </3 I still need to see Shoji in that maid cafe though... on to Episode 6 now!

Date: 2016-08-25 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe that'll be in the finale... Shoji just goes nuts from all the cafe cuteness and blows up at everyone

Date: 2016-08-23 10:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cleotine
I was really surprised as well that they suddenly ended the Nakajima story - but then it was just too obvious to go on for another 4+ episodes. Maybe Nakajima will still give Hinako infos from prison ;) I'll miss him.

WTF, Kurashima!! You don’t just pick up a murder weapon from a scene!
But wasn't it to make sure Nakajima couldn't reach it again? I've seen that on a lot of crime shows, that the police have to make sure the criminal can't make a lunge for the weapon, even if they're obscuring the crime scene.

And I actually like Haru's clothes. She looks amazing in a suit and I wish I'd look even half as good :'/

Date: 2016-08-25 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But when Kurashima picked it up, they didn't even know what was going on. Atsuta didn't ask Hinako who did what until after Kurashima had taken it. Up until that point, they thought Nakajima was on their side and working with them... and it wouldn't be the first time for him to go to a scene - he did the same with Shoji. So one could assume he'd gone to the scene himself and found the Candy Killer and then Hinako showed up. After Hinako told Atsuta Nakajima did it, then he went to cuff him. But Kurashima removed the weapon before he even knew that the person who did it was still in the room. That's why it seemed weird to me. If they'd assumed Nakajima had done it right away, they should've gotten the gun AND restrained him. If they didn't suspect him, they should've left the gun where it was to be documented by forensics.

I'm not commenting on Haru's socks because of her clothes. She does look very good in them. I'm commenting on her socks because she's famous for being a weirdo who wears 3 pairs at once. KanJani8 even had her on their show two times to talk about it. It's one of her quirks that's known in the entertainment world. Personally, I wouldn't care if she wore them with the suit, too, but it'd be very unrealistic since Japanese professional women are pretty much required to wear pantyhose.

Date: 2016-08-25 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for your amazing work on this show!!
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