The gray-clad world of Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4, Episode 1 explodes into a colourful stage for Ranpo’s detective antics as quickly as Episode 2 actually will get going. Following the homicide case from final week, Ranpo and Fukuzawa attend a play that shortly transforms right into a homicide scene. The fear-stricken viewers seems to be up in horror as the primary actor drops to the ground in a pool of blood.
What the episode actually is about, nonetheless, has little to do with the homicide thriller. Obsessed together with his incapacity to grasp the folks round him, Ranpo is pulled out of his state of distress by Fukuzawa, who provides him the possibility to develop into ‘the very best detective on the planet.’ It’s time for Ranpo to begin his detective profession and for the Armed Detective Agency to take its first steps.
As the play begins and the viewers sits captivated, Ranpo is racking his mind to grasp why everyone seems to be sitting by a narrative whose consequence is so predictable. Convinced that he’s lacking one thing that everybody else sees, he’s about to enter a frenzy when Fukuzawa takes him apart and calms him down. Recognizing Ranpo’s talents and maybe moved by his ache, Fukuzawa provides up hiding his previous as a way to present Ranpo that he’s a “gifted” one that can develop into “the best detective in the world.”
The scene is a key second for Ranpo’s character, as it’s nearly the core of his origin story — Fukuzawa provides him the glasses that he’ll use to regulate his talents. Fukuzawa’s gesture appears foolish, even mocking, however it’s in reality an act of nice compassion towards a child who can’t perceive the world round him and desires somebody to information him. In handing him the pair of glasses, Fukuzawa turns into Ranpo’s protector and mentor. There is not any manner Ranpo, whose deductions are so exact and intelligent, doesn’t know that the glasses haven’t any actual energy, but he accepts the present for what it’s: a proposal of assist.
Leaving the detective work largely to Ranpo, Fukuzawa realizes that the child wants somebody to guard him. While he’s basically a genius, he wouldn’t bodily stand an opportunity towards a talented fighter. When he realizes that “a detective must be armed,” he conceives the Armed Detective Agency for the primary time. In this theater, the alliance between Ranpo and Fukuzawa is the founding act of the company. Fukuzawa’s determination to guard him in order that he can work by his deductions in peace additionally continues the Holmes/Watson parallel.