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Darwin's Game
Darwin's Game, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
ダーウィンズゲーム
(Dāwinzu Gēmu)
Manga
Written byFLIPFLOPs
Published byAkita Shoten
MagazineBessatsu Shōnen Champion
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 12, 2012 – present
Volumes22 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshinobu Tokumoto
Written byShū Miyama (FLIPFLOPs writer)
Music byKenichiro Suehiro
StudioNexus
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GTV, GYT, AT-X, YTV, TVA, NCC
Original run January 3, 2020 March 20, 2020
Episodes11 (List of episodes)
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Darwin's Game (Japanese: ダーウィンズゲーム, Hepburn: Dāwinzu Gēmu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by FLIPFLOPs. An anime television series adaptation by Nexus aired from January 3 to March 20, 2020.

Premise[edit]

17-year-old Kaname Sudō accepts an online invitation by a friend to play an app game called Darwin's Game, unbeknownst to him that it involves a fight between life and death. Those who play the game are given a Sigil, an ability that varies from player to player. Trapped in this game of relentless murder and conquest, Kaname determines to clear the game, and seek out and kill the Game Master.

Characters[edit]

Sunset Ravens[edit]

Kaname Sudō (須藤 要, Sudō Kaname)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi[1] (Japanese); Stephen Fu[2] (English)
The male protagonist of the story and a 17-year-old high school student who accidentally gets roped into Darwin's Game after the death of his good friends. His Sigil "The Fire God's Hammer", allows him to recreate weapons and other simple objects he has touched before, in addition to modifying them to his will, although this exhausts him easily and the objects created will disappear should he lose consciousness. Despite the ruthless nature of the game, Kaname persists a kind heart and tries not to kill unless the situation calls for it. His intelligence, rationality and ability to react to situations have developed him to become a top player in Darwin's Game without a single loss. Together with Shuka, he created and leads the clan Sunset Ravens, whose territory is in Shibuya.
Shuka Karino (狩野 朱歌, Karino Shuka)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[1] (Japanese); Alexis Tipton[2] (English)
The female protagonist of the story and a 17-year-old girl from a rich family. After witnessing the death of her parents at a Darwin's Game player, she was tricked by a girl named Miho into it, discovered its existence, and slaughtered both Miho and her parents' murderer. She later becomes Kaname's main romantic interest. Her Sigil "Princess of Thorn" allows her to control wire-like objects, which she utilises to wield spiked chains. Her mobility and dexterity with her weapons, coupled with her ruthlessness, has earned her the title of the "Undefeated Queen" that terrorised the area of Roppongi. Together with Kaname, they formed the clan Sunset Ravens.
Rein Kashiwagi (柏木 鈴音, Kashiwagi Rein)
Voiced by: Nichika Ōmori[3] (Japanese); Tia Ballard[2] (English)
A 13-year-old middle school student who acts as an informant for the players of Darwin's Game. Despite her age, her great intellect, maturity and ability to stay calm has earned her the respect of many players. Her Sigil "Laplace's Demon" allows her to calculate physical vectors and knowledge to such an extent to the point where she can visualise the near future, although her ability can be countered by moving in manners that surpass physical limits and conventional predictions. While she would normally prefer to run away, she can fight by combining her ability with a sniper's firepower. After joining Sunset Ravens, she works with Kaname to crack the code behind the game.
Ryūji Maesaka (前坂 隆二, Maesaka Ryūji)
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro[3] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene[2] (English)
A 21-year-old man that was initially enemies with Kaname during an event, but became friends after working together. His Sigil "Lie Detector" essentially allows him to discern if someone is lying or not, but it doesn't work if the person believes what they are saying is really true or plain ignorant. Since his Sigil grants him no combat ability, he wears bulletproof suits, masks and is heavily armed with artillery when he fights. He joined the game with his brother to earn money at first, but changed his goal to getting revenge on Wang of the Eighth clan after his brother was killed by him. He joined Sunset Ravens and is often seen alongside Sui.
Sui/Sōta (スイ/ソータ)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[3] (Japanese); Brittany Lauda[2] (English)
The youngest member of Sunset Ravens with a dual personality due to the presence of her deceased older twin brother Sōta's soul within her body. While Sui is quiet, shy and soft-hearted, Sōta is violent, bloodthirsty and outspoken. Despite their differences, the twins get along very well and their souls can frequently switch to utilise each of their own Sigils respectively. Sui's Sigil, "Pollux Light", allows her to control water, including those within living things, although she is unable to move it quickly; while Sōta's Sigil, "Castor Light", allows him to freeze things, which he uses in conjunction with his sister's to kill.
Liu Xuelan (劉 雪蘭)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[3] (Japanese); Katelyn Barr[2] (English)
The top-ranked player of Darwin's Game and a hitwoman-for-hire. Hailing from a clan of Taiwanese assassins, Xuelan primarily relies on her assassin abilities instead of her Sigil, which is unknown to all members of the game, and fights wearing a kitsune mask. She is known for her signature move "Killing Intent" which allows her to psych out her opponents by simulating themselves being stabbed by a katana. Initially trying to convince Kaname to become the heir to her clan after witnessing his abilities, she joins Sunset Ravens after losing a clan duel to them.
Ichiro Hiiragi (一ろひいらぎ)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Chris Wehkamp[2] (English)
A middle-aged man who was initially at odds against Kaname during an event, but worked together with the group against Wang and the Eighth. He is known as "The Florist" due to his Sigil giving him the ability to control plants, even going so far as being able to control other people if they are incapacitated using plants with narcotic properties. Since his Sigil gives his long-distance combat abilities, he tends to camp out far away from the action, though he will make sure he can see his opponents. He joined Darwin's Game to earn money to pay for his ailing daughter Suzune. He dies during the treasure hunt event at the hands of Eighth members.

Others[edit]

Hamada (ハマダ, Hamada)
Voiced by: Yūya Hirose[4] (Japanese); Clifford Chapin[2] (English)
An anime-only character and one of Kaname's good friends who sent him an invitation to Darwin's Game in the form of a Help Call. He is killed by Banda-kun at the start of the series.
Kyōda (キョウダ, Kyōda)
Voiced by: Chiaki Kobayashi[4] (Japanese); Kyle Phillips[2] (English)
An anime only character and one of Kaname's good friends who came to his aid during his fight with Banda-kun. His Sigil allows him to see the aura of living things, and he uses a crossbow to fight. He dies of blood loss as Kaname fights, and becomes Kaname's main motivation to find the Game Master and clear the game. In the manga, Kyoda dies while being chased by Banda-kun and his Sigil is never revealed.
Shinozuka (シノヅカ, Shinozuka)
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[4] (Japanese); Cris George[2] (English)
One of Kaname's good friends who was held hostage by Wang after the treasure hunt event. He had his fingers mutilated, and joined Darwin's Game per Kaname's intervention, earning a Sigil that allowed him to levitate objects. Despite his newfound power, he is chopped to pieces by Wang and becomes Kaname's main motivation to find the Game Master and clear the game.
Suzune Hiiragi (一ろひすずね, Hiiragi Suzune)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara (Japanese); Apphia Yu [5] (English)
Ichiro's daughter. She is diagnosed with a weak heart and her father played Darwin's Game in order to acquire money for her operation. After the treasure hunt event that claimed her father's life, she becomes close friends with Rein, though she remains in the dark about what happened to her father due to the rules about revealing the game's existence to outsiders.
Banda-kun (バンダ君, Banda-kun)
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto[4] (Japanese); Jeremy Inman[2] (English)
Kaname's first opponent and an infamous player known as the "rookie hunter" for targeting weak newbies and stealing their points. He joined the game for money and entertainment from his boring job, choosing to wear the local baseball team's mascot costume to conceal his face when he kills. His Sigil "Stealth" lets him turn invisible, although this led to his downfall when a car knocked him over and he lost against Kaname.
Wang (, Wān)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[4] (Japanese); Mike McFarland[2] (English)
The leader of the notorious yakuza clan Eighth that ruled over Shibuya before the Sunset Ravens came. His Sigil allows him to reach extremely high heights within a second. Bloodthirsty, violent and wicked, he delights in torturing people, having a habit of cutting off their fingers and pickling them into juice. He is later killed by Kaname, who becomes the next ruler of Shibuya territory.
Keiichi (ケーイチ, Keiichi)
Voiced by: Ryūichi Kijima[4] (Japanese); Zach Bolton[2] (English)
Wang's aide, who possesses one of the most powerful abilities in Eighth. His Sigil allows him to manipulate air currents, which he combines with his karate skills to fight both hand-to-hand and long-range.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

FLIPFLOPs launched the series in the January 2013 issue of Akita Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Champion which was published on December 12, 2012.[6][7] The series has been compiled into 22 volumes as of December 8, 2020. The manga entered its final arc on January 11, 2020.[8]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 June 7, 2013[9]978-4-253-22188-7
2 October 8, 2013[10]978-4-253-22189-4
3 February 7, 2014[11]978-4-253-22190-0
4 July 8, 2014[12]978-4-253-22191-7
5 November 7, 2014[13]978-4-253-22192-4
6 March 6, 2015[14]978-4-253-22193-1
7 August 7, 2015[15]978-4-253-22194-8
8 December 8, 2015[16]978-4-253-22195-5
9 May 6, 2016[17]978-4-253-22196-2
10 October 7, 2016[18]978-4-253-22197-9
11 January 6, 2017[19]978-4-253-22198-6
12 May 8, 2017[20]978-4-253-22199-3
13 October 6, 2017[21]978-4-253-22200-6
14 March 8, 2018[22]978-4-253-22207-5
15 August 8, 2018[23]978-4-253-22212-9
16 November 8, 2018[24]978-4-253-22215-0
17 March 8, 2019[25]978-4-253-22212-9
18 July 8, 2019[26]978-4-253-22215-0
19 December 6, 2019[27]978-4-253-22219-8
20 March 6, 2020[28]978-4-253-22220-4
21 August 6, 2020[29]978-4-253-22227-3
22 December 8, 2020[30]978-4-253-22230-3

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the 16th volume of the manga on November 8, 2018.[7] The series is directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto and written by Shū Miyama, the writer of the FLIPFLOPs duo and also original creator of the manga series, with animation by studio Nexus and character designs by Kazuya Nakanishi.[3] Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the series' music.[3] The series aired from January 3 to March 20, 2020 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[1][31] The first episode was listed as a one-hour episode and had an advanced screening on the night of December 24, 2019.[32] ASCA performed the series' opening theme song "CHAIN", while Mashiro Ayano performed the series' ending theme song "Alive".[33] Aniplex of America licensed the series, and began streaming the series on FunimationNow, AnimeLab and Wakanim from January 3, 2020, and on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE from February 2, 2020.[34] Funimation produced an English dub for the series.[35] It ran for 11 episodes.[36]

No.Title [37][a]Original air date
1"First Game"
Transcription: "Fāsuto Gēmu" (Japanese: 初陣 (ファーストゲーム))
January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)[b]
A boy named Hamada attempts to flee from an invisible person, only to be killed. High school student Kaname Sudō receives a message from his friend Hamada inviting him to join a mysterious online game: Darwin's Game. Strange things begin happening after he boots it; he experiences a hallucination of himself being bitten by a snake, and is challenged arbitrarily to a deathmatch with a man in a panda mascot costume known as Banda-kun. Kaname is saved by his other friend Kyōda, who explains that Darwin's Game is a cruel, real-life survival game that pits players against one another. During a match, there is no way to call for help except for within the game. In addition, the game grants each of its players a unique superhuman ability known as a "Sigil", with Banda-kun's ability being able to turn invisible. Kaname puts up a good fight but ends up being outmatched until out of pure luck, a car collides into Banda-kun while invisible and promptly ends the match. Banda-kun's body is then teleported bit by bit, leaving only a pixelated body carving in the floor. While Kaname is fighting, Kyōda dies of blood loss, having been slashed by Banda-kun previously, but leaves a message to Kaname telling him to survive. Kaname's win as a solo rookie player draws the attention of a high-ranking player Shuka Karino. Shuka invites him to a warehouse to answer any questions he has about the game, where Kaname is forced to accept that he cannot quit the game. When he is unable to use his Sigil, nor is the app able to analyse his power, Shuka attacks him using her chains. In the heat of the battle, Kaname uses his wits and skills to avoid her, and manages to unlock his Sigil, the ability to recreate weapons he has previously touched. He sets a trap for Shuka and defeats her. Realising that Kaname truly knows nothing about the game and having seen his Sigil, Shuka surrenders, forcefully terminating the match so both players stay alive. The two then spend the night at Shuka's mansion.
2"Gemstone Mine"
Transcription: "Jemusutōn Main" (Japanese: 渋谷 (ジェムストーンマイン))
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Shuka invites Kaname to join a clan – a group of players in Darwin's Game that battle and earn points together. She tells him that many in the game play it as points from victories can be used as in-game currency or be redeemed for real-life cash, and advises him to use some points to temporarily hide his name from the challenge list especially after winning against two high-ranked players. She also tells him that it is forbidden to reveal details about the game to any non-player lest they be forcefully teleported. Shuka and Kaname receive a notification for Darwin's Game's first major event, a Treasure Hunt event in Shibuya that has been sent only to selected players. After clashing with a mysterious player known as Inukai who warns him to protect his cellphone, the two are separated, having been teleported to the city centre in Shibuya. The event entails each of the 300 players collecting at least three rings before time is up to survive, despite there only being 300 rings available. Each ring also possesses different values of points depending on the gemstone set into it. In the 27th floor of the hotel building where he is teleported, Kaname meets Rein Kashiwagi, a middle-school student known as "the Analyst" for her ability to procure and sell information, including his location details that let Inukai find him.
3"Ignition"
Transcription: "Igunisshon" (Japanese: 引き金 (イグニッション))
January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
Apart from himself, Rein and Shuka, Kaname is informed that Wang, the ruler of an infamous clan named Eighth that has claimed Shibuya as their territory, is also participating in the game. By the time he exits his hotel room, almost ten players have been killed in the hotel and floors from the 25th floor downwards have been barricaded by thick greenery. Rein warns Kaname against taking the elevator, and her predictions prove true when four players that chose to do so show up, having been drugged by narcotics plants into attacking the two, who are the sole survivors left in the hotel that are not brainwashed. Rein guesses that the one behind all this is a player known as "the Florist", who possesses the ability to manipulate plants, and Kaname deduces that he is utilising the hotel's security cameras to direct his soldiers. Creating a machine gun, Kaname and Rein destroy as many cameras as they possibly can, while using flashbangs to flee and hide from the soldiers.
4"Fireworks"
Transcription: "Faiāwākusu" (Japanese: 火花 (ファイアーワークス))
January 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)
Having disabled several surveillance cameras, Kaname and Rein head out to one of the autolock hotel rooms to hide and plan their next move. Based on the cameras destroyed, the Florist correctly figures out where they have been hiding. However, Kaname and Rein set a trap for the Florist with Rein disarming the soldiers and distracting him, allowing Kaname to reach the first floor and locate him in the hotel's control room. Kaname and the Florist, a middle-aged man whose real name is Ichiro Hiiragi, battle it out and Kaname is initially at a losing end due to the Florist's impenetrable plant defense, high combat ability, and the side effects of overly exhausting his Sigil. However, Kaname sees a vision of a man resembling him using blacksmith tools to carve weapons, that encourages him to explore the limits of his ability. Kaname reawakens, creating a machine gun strong enough to penetrate his armor by sacrificing the gun's durability to win the fight. Rein, reuniting with Kaname, informs him and Hiiragi of the Eighth's intention to attack the hotel to steal all the rings. As everyone is utterly exhausted, Rein proposes that they form a temporary clan to fight against Eighth and protect their rings, to which Hiiragi accepts.
4.5"Logline"
Transcription: "Rogurain" (Japanese: 記憶 (ログライン))
January 31, 2020 (2020-01-31)
A recap episode summarizing the first 4 episodes.
5"Aquarium"
Transcription: "Akuariumu" (Japanese: 水葬 (アクアリウム))
February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
As the Eighth prepares to invade the hotel, Kaname forms a makeshift clan with Rein, Ichiro, and Ryuji Maesaka, the player Kaname gave a ring to before becoming Ichiro's puppet in the elevator. While making preparations for the Eighth's arrival, Rein notices that the point values of the gems do not align with the appraisal values getting her to think that there is much more to this event than what the rules state, and that the objective might be something besides gathering three rings. Meanwhile, Shuka sends out a distress message to Kaname as she encounters Sui, whose Sigil allows her to control water, in the subway and Sui floods it trapping Shuka underwater. Kaname and Ryuji head out to the subway, while back at the hotel Rein and Ichiro notice that all rings have a QR code that reveal a number when scanned. Kaname and Ryuji reveal their Sigils to each other with Ryuji's being the ability to tell whether a person is lying or not. The two encounter Sui and at the subway entrance, Kaname goes in to rescue Shuka, while Ryuji turns confrontational towards Sui knowing through his Sigil that she told a lie when she claimed to know nothing about the subway.
6"Hardness"
Transcription: "Hādonesu" (Japanese: 金剛 (ハードネス))
February 14, 2020 (2020-02-14)
Sui, a kid with a dual personality with her late twin brother Sota's spirit in control of her body, leads Ryuji into a trap at a convenience store using the bottled water in the refrigerator to attack, but before she could deliver the finishing blow, Sui regains control of her body from Sota to stop the attack and afterwards, Sui agrees to join the clan. Meanwhile, Kaname rescues Shuka and after administering CPR, Shuka gives him his first kiss. Shuka explains her reason for participating in Darwin's Game and that is to get revenge against a player who murdered her parents. The four meet up at the convenience store to get to know Sui better. Night falls as the next set of ring is distributed with the biggest prize, the diamond ring, spawning at the hotel giving Rein a chance to get the code from the ring. Ichiro reveals that he plays the game because he needs money to support his daughter Suzune, who has a bad heart. With the Eighth invading the hotel, Ichiro takes possession of the rings to use as bait, as well as to help the other clan members hide their location, and he sets a trap at the hotel killing several Eighth clan members. Rein uses the diversion to run towards Shibuya Station as through the numbers and understanding that they are related to hardness, Rein figures out that the numbers refer to the latitude and longitude coordinates of the true treasure in this event.
7"Eighth"
Transcription: "Eisu" (Japanese: 圧砕 (エイス))
February 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
Ichiro battles Sig, whose pyrokinesis Sigil puts him at a huge disadvantage. Having set a trap at the hotel, Ichiro runs away with Sig in pursuit to activate it. However, he is ambushed by Keiichi, who along with Sig are Wang's strongest henchmen, and the two mortally wound him. Using Sigil on himself to keep himself alive a little bit longer, Ichiro activates the trap to collapse the hotel crushing the Eighths present. Meanwhile, Rein arrives at Shibuya Station and learns that while the Eighth also figured out that the true treasure is there, they could not find it despite searching the entire station as they have not seen the code from the diamond ring yet. However, Rein gets captured as a member whose Sigil allows him to sniff out her scent alerts the gang of her presence, while Wang's Sigil allows him to teleport right in front of her, which her Sigil failed to predict. Wang threatens Rein to reveal the code on the diamond ring and Rein responds by telling a long story to buy some time for the rest of her clan to arrive. Kaname leads Rein to a safe place so that she could figure out the meaning of the code on the diamond ring, while Shuka, Sui, and Ryuji engage in battle against Wang and his gang. While hiding, Rein figures out that the code 185911 refers to November 1859 when Charles Darwin's book The Origin of Species was published. Meanwhile, Ryuji tries to distance himself from Wang having incorrectly deduced that his attacks are only effective from close range, and Wang uses his Sigil to attack Ryuji from behind and amputate his left hand. With Wang about to kill Ryuji, Kaname arrives with a proposal with Wang to let him have the key that he claims will unlock the door to the treasure in exchange for his life with Ryuji well aware that he is bluffing.
8"Fragile"
Transcription: "Furajairu" (Japanese: 平穏 (フラジャイル))
February 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
Ryuji reveals that his brother was killed by Wang and he wants revenge. Kaname's bluff succeeds as he distracts Wang by making him believe that there is a chance his key leads to the treasure so that he can take the treasure hidden in the coin locker without giving him a chance to react. It is then revealed that the key to the code is the number of digits as Darwin's book had nothing to do with Shibuya Station, and only the south exit coin locker passcodes use six-digit numbers at the station. The treasure is a call from the game master on a smartphone to grant Kaname one wish that is within their power. Kaname wishes to quit the game, but the request is denied and he is told that he can only quit by clearing the game or killing the game master. Instead, Kaname uses his wish for something that deters killing in the game. Two months pass since the event with the destruction in Shibuya officially ruled a terrorist attack. With Sui living at Shuka's apartment, Shuka decides to buy a house for the clan to live in. Suzune is visited in the hospital by Hideaki Kanehira, an insurance broker who is also a Darwin's Game player, presenting her with an insurance claim for her father's death, while Rein, who is recovering from a broken arm, becomes friends with her. Rein tells Suzune that she knows what happened to her father, but because Suzune is not a player, Rein cannot reveal the truth. Kaname spends the past two months training at the Danjo Boxing Club. As Kaede reattaches Ryuji's hand with her Sigil, Kaname requests to form an alliance with the Danjo Boxing Club, and Danjo wants him to prove his worth with a match against him with Sigil usage allowed. Meanwhile Kaname's classmate and friend Shinozuka pays a visit to Kaname's apartment while he is away, and he is kidnapped by Keiichi, who survived the hotel collapse.
9"Heads Up"
Transcription: "Hezzu Appu" (Japanese: 決闘 (ヘッズアップ))
March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
Kaname and Danjo have their match and despite having full use of his Sigil, none of his attacks made Danjo even use his Sigil. Danjo corners Kaname, but Kaname responds by using a flash grenade that makes Danjo use his Sigil that hardens his body thinking that he was going to be attacked by explosives. Having seen that Kaname is a capable leader that his clan forms an alliance with Kaname's newly-formed clan, Sunset Ravens. The duel is then interrupted by Liu Xuelan, the top player in Darwin's Game, as she uses her secret technique, Killing Intent, to make Kaname freeze while he feels a potential lethal attack from her in order to kidnap him. Xuelan takes him for a ride in a limo driven by her butler Ximing and demands Kaname to become the heir to her clan of assassins, but he refuses. The Sunset Ravens chase the limo in a Humvee and challenge Xuelan to a clan battle. After initially struggling, the Sunset Ravens manage to stop the limo by freezing the liquid from a bottle of booze with Sota's Sigil to destroy a tire. Xuelan surrenders when Ximing points out that she would have likely been killed by Shuka had the duel continued because of her limited mobility without the limo and the ineffectiveness of her techniques against Shuka. With the Sunset Ravens victorious, Xuelan decides to join the clan on the condition that if she is to kill anybody from the clan, Kaname will be first. Meanwhile, the Eighth sends Kaname a video of Shinozuka held hostage with his fingers cut off with Wang demanding that he shows up to fight him.
10"Old One"
Transcription: "Ōrudo Wan" (Japanese: 旧王 (オールドワン))
March 13, 2020 (2020-03-13)
Having located the Eighth's hideout in a warehouse, Rein meets up with Kotori of the Icy Crown clan to ask for information about the current status of the Eighth. With the information, the Sunset Ravens and Inukai arrive at the warehouse. The police also at the scene, but they are quickly slaughtered due to their lack of Sigils. Shuka delivers Shinozuka's smartphone with the app installed, and he joins Darwin's Game as requested by Kaname, gaining the power of telekinesis for his Sigil. Shinozuka uses his Sigil to fight back against the Eighths, but is totally helpless against Wang. As the Sunset Ravens begin their invasion, Inukai challenges Keiichi to a one-on-one match and reveals that Keiichi was a martial arts prodigy who quit the sport after accidentally killing an opponent, and felt enlightenment when Wang convinced him to become a killer. Kaname and Ryuji make their way into the warehouse demanding Wang to release Shinozuka, only to find him chopped up into pieces. With Kaname about to be shot by Shinji of the Eighths, Kaname kills him instead having decided that killing is necessary in this situation.
11"Sunset Ravens"
Transcription: "Sansetto Rēbenzu" (Japanese: 血盟サンセットレーベンズ)
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
Having decided to kill the Eighths because of their murderous actions both inside and outside the game, Kaname challenges the Eighth to a clan battle against the Sunset Ravens. While Kaname and Ryuji dispatch the remaining Eighths, Shuka engages in a one-on-one duel with Wang. As Wang uses his Sigil that manipulates space to attack, Shuka activates her wire trap using her Sigil to sever his limbs. In a desperate attempt to escape, Wang teleports outside the warehouse, but ends up in front of Kaname. Wang surrenders the battle unaware that Kaname used his High Roller privilege from the game master that forces the challenged clan to wager the same amount the Sunset Ravens. With the Eighth out of points, Wang and Keiichi disappear. Feeling insulted by his final words for being called a poisonous insect, Kaname furiously shoots Wang as he disappears. Elsewhere, Oboro, having completed an assassination job, is contacted by the game master regarding Kaname's ascension. Some time later, the Sunset Ravens easily capture Shibuya, leaving enough survivors to spread the "message of fear" that the game is prohibited in the Sunset Ravens territory. In the epilogue, an angry Kaname begins the next event, a hunting game inside a forest.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.
  2. ^ Funimation premiered the episode on January 3, 2020 as a 1-hour special.

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