Yup you really have raised some good points for a discussion.HatiMMOS wrote: ↑March 15th, 2022, 5:57 pmGosho is playing his cards now. An old direct relationship between Kuroda and Iori is real, which indeed opens the gate to whole new interpretations.
As for the old guy, he drew his nose precisely like the shape of the one in the Carasuma silhouette. He looks exactly like how we would imagine Carasuma living nowadays, but he has a beard, so, no? it's not him, it would be silly from Gosho, I mean it's possible, but NO. The driver is Billy.
Conan's sense got activated, which highly suggests that they are BO, does this mean that Fusae is also BO? Why did Gosho choose to reveal him in front of Iori and Kuroda? Does this suggest that they know him? ( Something like Kuroda's father or ex-superior would be perfect xD)
Finally, some new grounds for fresh theories, the old Iori ones need to be updated. I didn't feel this thrill since November 2020 xD. A silhouette of an old rich man in an old car is what it takes now to excite the fandom. Building the mystery is a hard and long process but riping its fruit is somewhat instantaneous, but it's Gosho, one mystery revealed, 2 added to the pile , dang you Gosho xD.
I think this chapter blew everyone's mind, but the question is 'WHY now?'. I kind of dislike how 'random' this encounter was, maybe just a bit too random. I'm betting that Iori and Kuroda know who that guy is. Haneda family, Momiji family, and now the Fusae? Tho this Billy guy could be doing his BO errands without the Fusaes knowing but let's just assume that he doesn't. Wealth and power, higher-ups in the BO and the NPA hierarchy, we are surely getting closer to the culmination of the events.
I kind of mastered the art of writing a bunch of text without saying anything new xD like a HxH narrator, but this chapter was rich. A bit of comedy, romance, unexpected crime method, old characters reunited, new characters introduced, I give the case a solid 9.69/10, keep it that way. (I'm not giving it a perfect score since the chipmunk wasn't relevant to the case)
Regarding the old man, let me rephrase myself, he is very likely not Karasuma, rather some patriarch from Ooka-Haneda household. I will give you my reasoning for this.
Karasuma is a very mysterious guy, he doesn't come close to BO operatives. He likes to stay in shadows. Given this day and age where CCTVs are rampant I doubt he will travel in a car with rolled down window glasses.
That sneer against the police fits way too good with a patriarch who has been let down by the police. The driver is most likely not Billy cause the beard style and hairstyle is different. Plus Fusae didn't trigger Haibara's BO sense. So if anything Fusae Campbell could be somehow related to Haneda Kohji or her stepfather for that matter. Cause if I recall correctly the chapters where Kohji murder case was talked about Fusae's name was also mentioned.
But I would like to not dwell too much on who that man is, cause unless he is properly introduced or given enough dialogues, I don't think we will get anything good other than clueless speculations on who he is.
I think the way more important part was with Iori. Iori and Kuroda are old colleagues from PSB. Iori used the alias Sakakibara to infiltrate a very bad place which triggers a lot of nasty memories. Kuroda and Iori both know about Bourbon. Iori is pretty sympathetic about Bourbon's past traumas and says that he doesn't find it wrong.
In a way we already in some way or other being hinted of an agent having ties with PSB who is a part of the plan against Rum. I think it is very likely that Iori is involved in Kohji case . Plus he too seems to be haunted by his past.
In a way it's almost certain that Iori too is involved with Kohji. Because both Tsutomu and Asaka are missing and these two are very likely to have a lot of regrets. He could very well be either Asaka or Tsutomu or a PSB detective working on Kohji case.
You can now ask me why would I think Iori as a better Asaka than Rumi ? Well if Iori is Asaka then this solves a lot of issues very easily.
Rumi is most likely the uploader. The uploader doesn't talk about the shogi piece but talks about Asaka in a very bad light. So in a way Rumi is most likely not Asaka.
So who is Rumi then ?
(I still have no leads on her.)
She has APTX list, she knows about APTX research, she uploads the Kohji case regularly, she was there at the scene but she hates Asaka.