THE MILLIONAIRE DETECTIVE – BALANCE: UNLIMITED EP. 6

Thoughts & Takeaways

Episode 6 of The Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED, aka the episode that kept me on the edge of my seat. 

SO much happened in this episode. We learned more about certain characters while questioning other characters’ morals and intentions (even Daisuke!)

As always, this is not a full recap or review of the episode.


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photos from @fugoukeiji_bul

Kato takes the heat for the handling of the embassy case. Daisuke checks out the device left behind by the suspect, but for some reason his AI butler, HEUSC, refuses to listen to his commands. Cho-san also investigates articles left behind at the crime scene and pursues the case from a different angle with the help of Kato. Their investigation leads them to a woman named Imura who works at a manufacturing company. However, Daisuke’s actions interfere with their meeting with the woman.millionairedetective-anime.com

Daisuke working by himself

I mean, he has been doing this all along, but this seems to be more personal. He isn’t allowing anyone else to help him.

One of my favorite scenes was when Daisuke used his tech to simulate vehicular manslaughter to trick the women into arrest by the police to question her about something unrelated to the fake homicide.

Access: unlimited?

Up until now, we assumed that Daisuke had unlimited access to anything. But when HEUSC said that they did not have the authorization to open the ADM folder, that was the first time we’ve seen Daisuke get perplexed. 

Cho-san playing dirty

Cho-san played dirty to get answers. It was about to work until Kato stepped in. Haru hates it when Daisuke uses his money to solve crimes, but blackmail is an ethical line he is unwilling to cross. 

THAT ENDING!

The woman from Mizuo tech is dead, but I can’t help but think that Daisuke did it, so the department doesn’t find out about his real ties between his family and that company.

Who is Sayuri Kambe?

Are they related to Daisuke? Was the name on the board the former name of the modern crimes before it was a place were demoted officers work? Is this why Daisuke came to modern crimes instead of the first division?


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The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED Ep. 4

Thoughts & Takeaways

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. 

Thank you for coming to my ted talk.

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


Parallels

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. 

Normal Life

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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The Millionaire Detective – Balanance: UNLIMITED Ep 3

Thoughts & Takeaways

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The Millionaire Detective- Balance UNLIMITED has been living in my head rent-free since it premiered on Funimation back in April. On July 31st, 2020, the series returned from hiatus with episode three, and I decided to write a blog post about some of my takeaways from the episode.

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.


check-3 The sinews of war are infinite money

Moments after Kato returns from his business trip and steps out of the bullet train, a hostage crisis occurs on the same train. The suspect has taken hostages, and for some reason, he begins live streaming his actions on the internet. While the First Investigation Division and Special Forces arrive on the scene, Kato discovers that the suspect is the same young man that was sitting next to him in the train. The First Investigation Division decide that they have no choice but to shoot the suspect, but Kato tries to talk them out of it. However, due to an incident caused by Kato in the past, his pleas fall on deaf ears.millionairedetective-anime.com


Kato’s PTSD

Until this point, we knew that Kato was demoted to his current position after a police shooting was wrong while he was a part of the first division. The hostage situation in the Shinkansen has many parallels to the hostage situation that resulted in Kato’s demotion.

I’m this episode we got a better look at Kato’s life before the incident. He was a very confident and respected officer within the 1st division, but now the first division looks down on Kato. 

Even though Kato had an odd, but established relationship with the boy that took hostages, they still did not trust him to handle the situation and instead were planning on harming the boy. 

Kato wanted to talk to him because he knew that the boy was troubled and wasn’t going to kill the hostages; he just needed help. 

Teamwork?

Daisuke and Kato seem to work together better than the first division. At first, Kato was not a fan of how Daisuke uses his money and tech to solve crime. In this episode, he gives in and uses his tech to stop the hostage situation.

The Portrayal of Fandom

I could not neglect to write about the portrayal of fandom in this episode. As a person who knows a lot about fandom herself, the depiction of fandom in this episode was fascinating to me. Fandoms are known for having many cultural impacts, and this is shown in this episode of balance unlimited. The fans banded together to stop the hostage situation.  


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