Puzzle time

Puzzle time

Episode 1: Rätsel

OP:  Destiny” by Neko

ED: “Say Yeah!” By Asanuma Shintarou, Fukuyama Jun, Miyata Kouki, Shimizu Kaori, Yukino Satsuki

Synopsis:

Kaito takes Jin to a Sage puzzle previously solved by Jin to regain his memory. Mysteriously the puzzle has been reset, but Kaito solves it and finds a brooch as the prize. Kaito plans to take Jin to the very first puzzle.

Calm down please

Calm down please

Back at home are Cubic, Ana, and Gyamon who is going crazy without Nonoha around, they are joined by newly university student Souji. Kaito, Rook and Nonoha take Jin to the first puzzle, but halfway Jin leaves, when Kaito and Rook sense something.

Flying cat!?!

Flying cat!?!

Out of the darkness is a girl; Raetsel, who Jin remembers her name. She asks for her brooch back and suddenly kidnaps Jin. Before Kaito & Co can pursue, they have to run for their lives as the puzzle’s traps are activated.

He's a bit off colour...

He’s a bit off colour…

Meanwhile, Gyamon and the others meet Enigma and Whodoneit; who attaches a puzzle bomb to Cubic’s back. With a time limit Gyamon frantically tries to solve it. Enigma plans to destroy all puzzlers, citing them to check upon Kaito. Baron confronts Enigma, who queries Jin’s missing year making Baron lose his temper.

Put that loser down!!!

Put that loser down!!!

Gyamon solves the puzzle, but the bomb is a fake. Whodoneit challenges them as Enigma leaves. Rook leads Kaito & Nonoha to the exit he remembers from previously. However it leads to another sage puzzle, set by Raetsel; who looks on with Jin.

No clues; tough puzzle

No clues; tough puzzle

Kaito is concerned that the puzzle has no clues, making it difficult. Raetsel plans to kill Kaito and shocks him by saying that Jin hated puzzles.

Analysis:

Nice to see Phi Brain back! I would have done this earlier, but I had a few things to do, which looks as though it would continue into next week as well. Anyway I was surprised that Phi Brain got a third season, was totally not expecting that. In this season, everyone is getting along with each other; Kaito, Rook and Freecell. Also I was quite surprised that Gyamon is going crazy without Nonoha there, which means there must be some relationship going on between them or something.

Of course, the missing link to the story is Jin’s past and how he lost his memory as well as other things in Jin’s life other than the one shared with Rook and Kaito. The focus should be really on when Baron and Jin were friends. Finally, I hope that Whodoneit gets put down soon, I hate that kind of bad guy; especially ones that dress up like a jester.

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