Wakarimashita wrote: Serinox wrote:
I doubt Gosho meant it literally in "I didn't have a memory of the guy", but rather in a sense of "I didn't think about him recently", there is probably some meaning lost in translation there. There is no reason for Eisuke or Araide to appear, so it doesn't happen.
MoonRaven wrote:I want to see a return of characters that have been 'forgotten'. Like Araide or Eisuke. Or Sonoko's sister and her fiancee. Or other people that int he first 100 chapters or so appeared repeatedly. Like Hatamoto couple.
I concur. Gosho even admitted in an interview that he'd literally forgotten about Tomoaki, so "forgotten" is definitely an appropriate descriptor.
Yeah, I too doubt he forgot him. Gosho had Sonoko's parents appear for the first time in like 20 years in the Makoto vs Kid case so when he really wants to have old characters reappear he does it.
I brought it up because it's the only instance I recall where Gosho admitted that a character had slipped his mind—and yes, I must agree that forgotten, in this case, didn't mean he let the character's very existence slip from his mind. I do contest the assertion that "there is no reason" for Tomoaki to appear, though. By File 1,014, literally half the series will have happened without him—that tells me that after Vermouth had taken his place for nearly 200 Files, Gosho didn't really consider him a priority any longer, bar those two cases after the Vermouth arc (File 457–File 459 and File 505–File 507). I just would've preferred him to at least get Azusa levels of page/screen time.
Yep, it's just a question of when.
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