Looks like I got my wish. Akari did return but she didn’t come alone.
We joined our heroines on the train as Sorawo thought about Toriko’s silence after Akari mentioned Satsuki. She avoided the subject as much as possible. Meanwhile Toriko noticed Sorawo’s hair grew. Sorawo hadn’t let her hair grow in a long time and considered cutting it until Toriko remarked how lovely a long haired Sorawo would look.
The reason they’re on the train was because Kozakura sent a text for them to come to her place right away. Turns out it’s to meet Akari. She knew about Kozakura from Satsuki and brought along a bribe for good measure. Of course Toriko had a glum reaction to Satsuki’s name again as Sorawo noticed.
Her emergency this time had to do with her childhood friend Natsumi, or Nattsun. She got a call from her regarding a creepy purple monkey that spoke to her. The urban legend this time was Kano Sannuki. Some kind of evil tooth fairy as we’d later find out. The monkey basically gave Nattsun a bunch of human teeth to bury somewhere for Kano Sannuki to come retrieve…or else. The problem? Nattsun threw away the teeth.
I know someone who would find Nattsun sexier than I already do. She was a mechanic. When our heroines arrived she formally introduced herself to Toriko before Akari told her Sorawo was the cool chick she told her about. Remember this for later.
Nattsun told them all the horrible things that happened to customers and her family. She got more and more distressed as she went on. Fortunately Akari knew what to do.
Toriko was like “Let’s do our thing Sorawo” but Nattsun said the cops investigated a hanging at the tree in their yard so Sorawo advised a different approach. She used her eye to locate a buried urn. Inside was a tooth fairy’s gold mine. As if that wasn’t creepy enough more scary stuff was dug up across the yard.
Toriko asked Nattsun about Satsuki giving her a strange charm like Akari. Nattsun had never met her but she recalled seeing someone that fit her description, a tall woman with long black hair. As Toriko searched elsewhere for more clues Nattsun gave Sorawo a more detailed description. One day she saw Akari and Satsuki walking side by side but as she saw Satsuki she sensed a very unsettling aura coming from her.
That’s chilling, yes, but what she said next was far more important.
Nattsun was like “As I saw them walking side by side I was worried she’d take Akari away from me. Akari’s always been a cutie. So cute that she got hit on a lot. I was always there to chase away posers until she took karate. Having become a badass I thought she didn’t need me anymore. I was concerned about you at first because Akari described you as this awesome super sleuth. When I saw the mega hottie Toriko I thought it was over for me…Thank goodness the cool chick turned out to be you.
Oh my poor gut. I didn’t have enough time to laugh and feel bad for Sorawo (Who’s sexy in her own right by the way) because things were about to get creepy.
The evil tooth fairy came to collect. As Nattsun and Akari stood up to “her” both had a tooth BRUTALLY ripped from their mouths. Another creepy thing was when Akari faced “her” “she” called her Karateka, the nickname Sorawo gave her. How did “she” know that? Another envoy of Satsuki? Sorawo used her eye to analyze the creepy hag and detected “her” true form. She then somehow did the following.
She somehow reawakened the creepy side of Akari we saw last time. I guess that’s her Berserk Mode because she not only dominated the evil tooth fairy once Sorawo confirmed it was from the Otherside but she MERCILESSLY OBLITERATED IT! It was one of the most badass beat downs by a lesbian I had ever seen.
By the way, Psycho Killer Akari was like “I will destroy ANYONE who dares hurt the ones I love!” Looks like Nattsun had nothing to worry about. Akari’s heart already belonged to her.
As the lovebirds affectionately called to each other our main sweeties had their own moment. However, Sorawo’s bliss was short lived. Akari heard Sorawo talk about growing her hair and was like “You remind me of Satsuki”. Sorawo had a troubled reaction that said “Does Toriko like me because I remind her of Satsuki?” The chibi ED hints otherwise but we’ll find out more next time. Great stuff once again.