Yeah yeah, we get it, Shinji-kami, enough already.
These two episodes are rather light, so let’s get to em.
Kurokami is having a dream in picture book style. It’s a little story about a boy who sees a constantly smiling girl outside, goes out to play, falls through the snow, but is rescued by the girl he came to play with.
Kurokami awakes with a start. Seems this is a dream she’s been having for some time. She spies a dress in her wardrobe that seems unfamiliar, but doesn’t really pay it much mind.
She goes to greet Decim, and they have guests coming. But something goes wrong with the memory transfer. Unlike previous guests, one of the guys here just wants a drink. To which Decim shrugs and obliges. Neither of the contestants has any memory of their lives.
Nona is playing pool with…god, I guess? He calls himself the closest thing to. Presumably high judge of the damned, or something, as he’s likely Nona’s boss, overseeing all the departments of the afterlife. He actually makes a rather serious aside that God is long gone. He makes several comments over the course of their game, such as how Nona is like Decim, how he’s surprised she lasted as an arbiter because she lacks self control.
Back in the bar, the big guy panics. He has flashes of memory to the bar, rather than his life. Decim restrains him fairly easily, and Kurokami tends to the boy. But she collapses, drawing Decim’s attention. The boy is a bit abrasive, but Decim eventually manages to subdue him. He identifies him as Ginti, a fellow arbiter, and his disguise melts away.
Seems Ginti is confused by Kurokami’s presence, the fact a Human is long term helping with judgments baffles him. They fight and fight, when Nona arrives, clotheslining Ginti in the most adorable way. She comments Decim usually never rises to Ginti’s bait. Implicit is that Kurokami is becoming something of a blind spot for Decim. Continue reading