The Takumi Factor


A want a good, clean fight gentlemen

So the Takumi debate rages on in the Jinsei channel. I stand by my declaration that he’s not in the wrong. In Episode 31 you saw him take pretty drastic measures when he found out what was going on with Hachi. At first you might think this is a bit of a dick move, but he’s the only damned person in this show who’s assertive enough to just do what he wants in a direct manner. Everyone else has their own agendas and they pussyfoot round issues or use others as proxies to achieve their aims. Not Takumi. Truth is, he knows how wishy-washy Hachi can be and he knows a sharp jolt is the only thing that will spur her into action. She’s hardly blameless here, and neither is Nobu. Both of them were so eager to satisfy their own needs, they didn’t wait until the dust had settled, and the last episode (and the next) are the consequences of that. I’m not saying Takumi’s a saint, far from it… the greatest aspect of this show is how multi-dimensional everyone is. Hold back before you condemn him.

Anyway, the ACTUAL reason for this post was to let you know there’ll be a lull in releasing. I’ve just started a new job so free time is at a premium right now. We could probably pick up the pace again when we get back to the Ureshii scripts (Episode 37 onwards), but whilst I’m transcribing again, the process is slower, especially since I’m dog tired when I arrive home.

Thanks for flying with Air Jinsei!

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