I am the clown who assumed that her thoughts and takeaways from Ep 3 of Balance: UNLIMITED were going to be the only time I would write a blog post about this anime, but here we are one week later, and I wanted to write about the latest episode. Before I get into my extremely critical one hundred percent accurate analysis, I want everyone to know that Daisuke is the bestest boy.
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This is not a full recap or review of the episode, I love this anime, and I wanted to try something different on my blog.
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On his day off, a family situation leads Daisuke to break out of his own mansion. Shortly after he steps out, Kato calls him to help a young boy who is distraught over a lost dog. Daisuke realizes that he left his wallet and gadgets back at the mansion. Unable to resort to his usual tactics, they have difficulty in finding the lost dog. Daisuke doesn’t want to go home, so Kato reluctantly invites him into his apartment. – millionairedetective-anime.com
There are many parallels between Daisuke and the boys’ dog. Both of them left their homes and were left to fend for themselves outside in the real world without any protection.
Dependence on A.I.
We all knew that Daisuke loved his tech, but we did not realize that he doesn’t really know how to live life without it. WIthout his A.I and his wallet, he is unable to solve problems in seconds, and he is also unable to get himself home because he doesn’t have enough money for the train fare.
My favorite part of this episode was watching Daisuke try to live an ordinary life. While shopping with Kato, he mentions that it would be more efficient if Kato had someone to shop for him. He was fascinated by how he checks expiration dates while shopping—just ordinary people things.
He can still do his job without his money
At the end of the episode, Daisuke ‘found’ the boy’s lost dog. Kato thought that Daisuke gave up and used his money to buy the boy a new dog. He did buy a new dog, but it was the sibling to the missing dog because his original dog died. Daisuke isn’t shallow like Kato thinks he is because he solves all of his problems with money.
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