I did not enjoy this particular episode, partly because the mood and theme of the story is different compared to the previous ones. This episode is more comical, which is good as an escape from the serious nature of the story. I hope this won’t continue on any longer. Otherwise Darker Than Black becomes less enjoyable, just like Black Cat. I truly like the original concept of the story as mysteries revolves around the Contractors and the secret Syndicate. It has a good solid frame for the storyboard, yet this episode is rather misleading than what it should turn out to be. I say this again, I hope this won’t continue on any longer.
The price for this vial is your life
Once on a rainy night, a man waiting on top of a roof when a Contractor came to him. In a flash he swap his body with the waiting man and the Contractor collapsed. The man whose body is possessed by the Contractor took out a vial of purple liquid and placed it into the Contractor’s jacket. He then stood on the roof railing before swapping back into his original body. The Contractor gained his consciousness, took out a handkerchief and sniffed it. That is obviously his remuneration. Later private detective Kurasawa Gai was seen smoking in his office of the Kurasawa Detective Agency. He complained about the rain season and talked about his job. Then came in a girl who is his partner Kiko. Seeing him the cigarette, she opened the window and commented the room is stinky. She then told Gai to get some job as they are accumulating unpaid bills. The doorbell rang and a lady called in. Looking through the peephole, Gai allowed her to get in. The lady is a widow in search for her lost beloved cat that she named Mii-chan. Although Gai did not mind accepting the job but he was reluctant to have a cat as his objective. However the widow offered ¥500,000, paid in advance. Kiko was thrilled by the offer and accepted the case, though she forcefully dragged Gai to that decision.
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