Zerozaki4869 wrote:Think of this line at the end of the chapter, "Three Rum suspects are staring at.........",
That side text isn't written by Gosho, but by the publisher (with the intention of hyping up stuff). Far as I recall that side text is absent in the volumes.
Zerozaki4869 wrote:also Rumi is not a Rum suspect(as she's not an womanly man.)
Within the context of the manga, yeah, she is a Rum suspect. The manga clearly tries to frame her as such. If you don't think she's Rum, it's fine, but if her current function weren't meant to be a "Rum suspect", Gosho wouldn't have made her so suspicious.
So it was that, even then my previous idea won't change. The hand has different orientation than Kuroda's. I'll stick to the theory of another Rum suspect whose face is not seen.
Rumi isn't a Rum suspect. Rumi is made to look like an Asaka suspect and due to oversimplification and Rum=Asaca stuff, average/casual readers would find that Rumi=Asaka(Female??)=Rum. Thus Gosho is playing in that line.
His conventional Rum suspects are, Kuroda, Wakita and Iori. Kuroda(Strong), Wakita(Old), Iori(Womanly). Gosho is operating on two levels, in one level he's making Rumi eat-up Iori's place, despite her not being one of Rum's description.
In the other level he's hinting the stealth, strength, capability in hand to hand combat skills of Iori.
So what is his game? Iori looks aloof from the plot yet has the quintessential qualities to be Rum also to stay as the butler and run errands of a rich kid while his past is coming bite him back looks too much of contrived stuff.
Kuroda and Wakita makes sense. Kuroda is clearly looking for Kohji killer/trying to decode the message(trying to interpret the dying message ) while Wakita is after Kogro who was involved in soul detective case which was linked to Kohji case.
Only these two seem relevant, then what Rumi and Iori are accomplishing?
If I'm correct, Rumi has the stuff which she took from Kohji's palm.(Makes sense as Rumi must have left her fingerprints all over Kohji's body so she had to disappear and she also wants to solve the case and catch the Kohji killer.)
Iori looks to be hiding and his skill-set makes him an uber bodyguard.(Asaka?)
So I'm thinking among Kuroda and Wakita, one is Akai Tsutomu while the other was his boss, or the reverse.