Now that’s an opening sequence.
What They Say:
Kou comes to a certain city, in search of his older brother Takumi, who ran away from home and disappeared. Thinking it’d be rather difficult to find his older brother, Kou decides not to go back until he finds him… but he ends up finding him immediately. However, when Kou is reunited with Takumi, he had become the head of the Mikuni Detective Agency. Takumi appears to have no intentions to go back home. Kou then decides that if his older brother isn’t going to come home, he’s going to stay at the Mikuni Detective Agency.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Strange+ goes for the simple laughs here as we start off with Hanei waking up to be interrogated by black and White and learning that he and Kanno have been placed in an escape game. The first half of it is all setup and silly gags which has Kanno believing that Takumi must be behind this. It just leaps into action like past episodes have in a completely awkward way and fast paced speech that makes you feel like you’re just going from gag to gag, few of which are amusing, as the pair do their best to escape and have to deal with Black and White along the way. It’s a simple escape game in the end, but it has its quirks as well.
As I make my way through this series, I continue to find regularly that the episodes that just drop us into things tend to be the ones that I like the least. This one does just that with the escape game that’s put into play and it does it with Hanei and Kanno, who I have no real interest in. The whole thing just feels forced, uninteresting and only makes you chuckle a couple of times because of the quirks of the game itself rather than the characters.
Streamed By: Crunchyroll
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