Happy Halloween everyone from Fling Posse to you! What a fun coincidence that we would get a Halloween episode on Halloween. I say this because this show was delayed because of COVID and was supposed to air in the summer season, so they planned a Halloween episode for the summer? I did think the show airing the division episodes out of order was a little weird, so maybe they specifically changed the order around on purpose? Who knows, but this was a fun surprise.
We meet the last of the four divisions, Fling Posse. I was pretty excited for them since the three of them have such different personalities and yet they get along pretty well. They’re a very weird but chaotic group and this episode was just as lighthearted as them. I was also looking forward to Fling Posse mostly because of Ramuda himself. The first time I ever saw his character design, I thought “Huh, he’s really cute. And yet he looks like he would kill me…” and that first scene sort of proved my suspicions…more or less. There’s definitely something he’s hiding and it might be huge if the person he was talking to was one of the Chuoku ladies. I can’t think of anyone else it could be, so hmm…
But that angry tongue click aside, Ramuda happily bounces around with that sugary voice of his. It still cracks me up that it’s also Yamato from i7 talking considering how different they are. Anyway, we suddenly get a ghost hunting episode with them when the boys watch a news program on TV about a ghost sighting. I had no idea that Ramuda was such a huge scaredy-cat and I thought he was putting on an act the whole time, but it turns out he really wasn’t. Enabling Dice’s awful gambling addiction (well, it’s his job? He sure is shit at it), Gentaro creates a bet between Ramuda and Dice whether ghosts exist or not and Ramuda begrudgingly accepts it and it was funny seeing the two tall guys carry the tiny pink boy. It still shocks me that Ramuda is 24 years old but okie dokie.
This was easily the most lighthearted episode we’ve gotten, as we went from a terrorist attack, an attempted framed murder, a drug deal and hostage situation, to…a silly ghost hunt because in the end there never were any ghosts. OR WERE THERE?!
Fling Posse happen upon an empty club full of candles and a gaunt-looking man, and while the show teased it would be the creepy place it was simply because the owner is saving money on electricity and the dude doesn’t have enough to eat. Poor guy. Wanting more people to come, he asks Fling Posse to perform there for him and they agree. Even after advertising so much, only our three foreign food-loving photographers arrive. Thanks to the Buster Bros, it turns out the club and many others in Shibuya aren’t getting business because they’re all being “haunted by ghosts” except for one club who’s getting all the business.
It’s pretty cool to see the hypnosis mics being used a little differently, even though we don’t actually get to see it. So far we’ve only seen the hypnosis mics being used in combat, but hypnosis mics can also be used to mess with people psychologically/mentally, so the owners of Club Colony used their mics to make people hallucinate that the other clubs were haunted. The more we learn about hypnosis mics, the scarier they sound. I feel like so many awful things can happen and I wonder how the government can even keep things under control.
Knowing how everything worked out, Fling Posse was able to handle the owners easily. I have to say, whatever that dance was from them…I’m not even sure what to say lol. It just happened and I had to accept whatever the fuck that was, and I guess that was supposed to be them trying to make the others hallucinate. Even though they didn’t use…the mics…ah, okay. FP’s song was fine, the visuals were extremely adorable and fun with the ghosts and typical Halloween imagery, as well as Gentaro and Dice’s
stands hypmic attacks. I continue to appreciate how visually pleasing this show continues to be! So in the end, Fling Posse (and Buster Bros a bit) save the day and Ramuda supposedly wins the bet. Though…there was a spirit photo at the end. Wah wah waaaah ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A very fun episode this was, and very different from the previous ones. Fling Posse is so energetic so I did like how less serious it was. Ramuda is still suspicious though, and Dice is cool when he’s not destroying his life through gambling because dear god his addiction drives me crazy. Gentaro is my favorite for sure. His passive attitude and many lies are entertaining, especially when he told the ghost story while in the cab. They all bring their own fun so it’ll be great to see more of their interactions. I also found it really fun that each division episode had a quick cameo from one other group, giving us a little tease of the relationship between the groups, namely the leaders since they all used to be part of The Dirty Dawg. And now that the division episodes are over…
We should get to the division rap battle next time! We’ve had lots of rap so far, but not necessarily battles as the fights have been pretty one-sided. So it’ll be great to see actual battles between the different divisions, as well as the personal beef between Ichiro/Samatoki and Ramuda/Jakurai. I also hope when we get to the battles we’ll hear some of the songs from the franchise, especially Division Battle Anthem since I really love that one. But we’ll see!