This episode was a very interesting one. It focused primarily on Shin and his confusion over his new found power. Even though this power only comes out when he’s in trouble. After defeating the guy from the last episode he finds himself up against a lady with the same persona powers when reinforcements arrived. Shin is defending himself again and he doesn’t know how. Shin is also apparently a Natural Special A type according to that same lady
With the last night’s troubles still weighing his mind he makes his way to school only to find that he slept half the day away in exhaustion missing lunch. He meets a girl who he happened to have seen the previous day at a family restaurant having a fight with a guy. The girl is openly against “shadow pulling” which is a sort of drug-like fad that has taken ahold of the school. Upon meeting a regular shadow puller and friend to the open minded girl, Shin tries the act. It isn’t really a drug. It involves pulling the shadow out of somebody, which coincidentally is a persona. Even though the students can’t willingly emit their personas and typically don’t even get a full pull there seems to be some correlation between the power and the city itself (I think). Because the oldest brother shows enthusiasm in getting his younger brothers out of the city in the near future. He talks about how it is now is exactly like an event that happened 10 years prior (I’m sure we’ll find out what that is exactly).
Anyways I think it was kind of odd that Shin gave in so quickly to doing a “drug” and even decided to hang out with the wierdo afterward, but oh well.
Oh yea the episode ended with them at a karaoke place and the two girls with them got jumped on the way back to the restroom. One was held back while the other passed out (super annoying outspoken girl). Apparently some guys wanted to shadow pull them, but it looked an awful lot like rape to me.