Bungou Stray Dogs Episode 4: Can we just skip this episode?

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Your sin is your very existence! Where have I seen this before?

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I get the hospital bed thing and all, but do we really need to be shown scenes from last week’s episode to be reminded about what happens?

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Every series needs that overpowered healer that makes you question whether the main characters are even in any danger at all…right?

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This looks like a useful reaction face. Also, not a bad joke to show his panic through his notebook.

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I’m tempted to say that this is taking the joke too far, but they didn’t show Atsushi’s reaction, so I’m willing to give it a pass.

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I’m asking the same thing, buddy. I’m guessing he’s the distraction for the group this week.

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Where’s this blood coming from? I would have expected internal bleeding from his wounds, but maybe that’s just me.

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Let me guess…this is the “I must leave to protect everyone” cliche.

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Just in case you forgot, here’s the weekly reminder that the orphanage hated him. Wheeeeee!

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Surprise, surprise! Atsushi’s plan doesn’t do anything.

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Judging by the transition that happens after this scene, I’m guessing this is a past version of Dazai? It certainly fits Akutagawa’s words about wanting to die.

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Something about how this all plays out feels awkward. It’s too easy, isn’t it? It can’t be the first time Port Mafia has tried to attack the agency…

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This window breaks, but no gunshots come out…are the gunshots just not making it to the window or is this lazy animation?

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I get that this is supposed to be a comedic reveal to illustrate that Atsushi worries too much, but wouldn’t it have been much more interesting to watch them fight the mafia guys than watch Atsushi out on the street moping? If there’s no flashback to the fight, I’m going to be upset.

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Haha

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Wait…they’ve done this so many times before? Who’s the idiot calling these raids that don’t work? Whoever it is should be fired…

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Can I call this an “outcast finally finds a home” cliche? It certainly feels like it…

Anyway, this week’s episode was really underwhelming. I was pretty bored and the main action sequence didn’t even happen on-screen. It looks like next week will introduce another power…and randomly change the series into a mystery series temporarily.

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