How would you rate episode 5 of
Tokyo Avengers: Christmas Showdown?
Well, I think it has to happen eventually. Takemichi has gone a long way without making a critical mistake, and even with Chifuyu’s help, there’s only so much one can do to stem the tide of our hero’s bad decisions. This time, however, he may have just made the biggest mistake of his life.
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Although it turns out that if what he wants is about According to Kisaki’s information, Takemichi can talk to his girlfriend tirelessly. The news that Kisaki is linked to both Takemichi and Hina is surprising, but also makes sense. If Kizaki was obsessed with assassinating the two of them in the future, there must be a motive other than Tommen’s. More relevant, however, is Hina’s insistence that Kisaki is a good boy. Takemichi can’t really believe it, we already know that Kisaki failed by arranging the murder, but this begs the question of what “stopping” Kisaki might have meant in the past. We’ve seen time and time again how the power and violence of the underworld can turn righteous people into their worst selves – could stopping Kisaki include getting him out of that world rather than just foiling his plans?
This is an interesting idea, although not a There is a lot of time for bamboo trails. He’s busy making the biggest mistake of his life, and I’m of two minds about it. On the one hand, it’s in Takemichi’s character to make stupid decisions out of a desire to protect Hina, and he certainly has reason to worry that she will become involved in Toman’s violence. So breaking up with her was certainly a believable decision for him. I’m not one to ask characters to make the best or “right” choice in every conflict, and I’m certainly no stranger to seeing Takemichi fumble to solve problems.
On the other hand, Hina is a criminal Underdeveloped characters have a lot of potential, not just people Budo wants to protect (just see
Maybe that’s the point, and the storyline will follow Let Takemichi truly trust the one he loves and be honest with her. But now it’s an exasperating step backwards, a tragic, necessary sacrifice of our hero’s that the story was trying to convince me of. I don’t buy it, but at least what makes this episode and story moving is the drama.