Consider this, Akira only did what he did because he didn’t want to finish school, work hard at all, and mostly did petty crimes like stealing shit. Aside from a few out-of-character-in-hindsight murders, he really wasn’t all that much of a villain. But the series itself, at least the anime adaptation here, recognized this and had two doses of foreshadowing for those keen enough to notice.
I’m predicting that Akira’s arc is going to take two episodes, might be three in all honesty but the fight with Akira doesn’t even take all that long but the part with Joseph might drag out a bit more than it has to. Either way, we’re real close to getting to the real meat of Part 4 afterwards.
So let’s get the hilariously less evil in hindsight villain’s arc out of the way.
They actually did it, they extended the entirety of that post-fight explanation with Keicho into an entire episode. But to be perfectly fair with you, the photo scene got me pretty hard since these family based tragedies and reconciliations are my weakpoints. But hot damn, they made the Nijimura Bros arc into 3 whole episodes. Thankfully, it seems like Echos/The Lock will be one episode, hopefully it stays the same for Surface.
Special props to the OST for making me feel really sad about the bros.