Holy crap they killed Soun. Really didn’t see that one coming. I’d figured after the first season, he’d either be gone forever or a threat forever – I didn’t expect him to come back, briefly threaten Yasaburo once more, and then die in ignominy. This episode managed to draw a poignancy out of his passing that I also didn’t expect, but then again, that’s Eccentric Family’s bread and butter. But anyway, let’s get to the piece!
You can check out my supersized review over at ANN, or my notes below.
“The Friday Club Once Again”
They stop by Jyurojin’s fabled train, the one that was getting repaired and thus unavailable in the first season
“Does this painting frighten you as well?” “Of course. I feel like I’m looking at my own insides.”
Jyurojin was a figure of total mystery and menace in the first season. It’s nice to get a closer look
Like Benten, he’s someone who’s rarely fooled by what’s happening, but who can be dealt with as long as he’s amused
The third level of the train has an entire bamboo forest and outdoor bath inside. Once again, those who master this world can make of it whatever they wish
The colors for this segment are gorgeous
Professor Yodogawa is also there!
“Now the Thursday Club and Friday Club can finally meet”
Yasaburo gets to mess with Soun
Benten shows up, of course
Tenmaya is working for Jyurojin again
“Here we go again, Professor Sophistry.” Yep, Yodogawa is pretty much all nonsense
“Love is something you force upon others.” An interesting thought
Yodogawa’s in the firing line. Once again, that rifle appears
Yasaburo takes the opportunity to make a speech about leaving the Thursday Club, and denouncing Yodogawa’s idea of love
Benten: “Then why don’t you just join the Friday Club?” Oh shit
Benten offers Jyurojin the flying kettle, as a gift from herself and Yasaburo. A gift that easily trounces Soun’s
And Yasaburo snags Soun’s seat. Ahaha
Soun loses it
Soun never gets redeemed. He dies in anger and disgrace. But he’s still an understandable man
“He was a monster, but he was still my father’s brother. He was a monster, but he was still my father”