Kazokugari ep8 [review]

Things escalated quite fast in this episode. After the cliffhanger from previous episode regarding Ayame’s son, Mamihara now faced charges for murder of the yakuza guy he always go to for information. Ayame’s husband framed the murder on him after luring him to an isolated factory. Police found him alone with the body there and for some reason, the bullet matched Mamihara’s gun. He was convinced someone was involved in the police department to pin this on him.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_04.08_[2014.08.30_23.05.40]Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_17.31_[2014.08.31_12.28.12]Yoshizawa Ai’s family also faced breakdown when her father was being such a pain in the ass. He was probably the worst kind I’ve ever seen, even worse than Reiko’s father, who was a drunkard but at least, he still cared for his daughter and tried to get back on his feet (though that didn’t turn out well, which I will go into later).

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_09.32_[2014.08.30_23.14.32]So Ai having seen how her father treated her and her mother, decided to leak confidential projects in her father’s laptop and this later, caused an uproar when he found out. He came home and demanded explanation from her but after being ignored, he went on and tried to choke her.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_22.59_[2014.08.31_12.04.25]Somehow I feel this lady here is suspicious. I don’t know, it’s just there’s something about her that bugs me starting around ep5 or so. She’s been a good support for Yuko and always had that calming effect around the people she met but you know never to trust a too good to be true kind of character in shows like these. She might have something to do with all the family suicides for all we know.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_24.02_[2014.08.31_12.17.15]Reiko’s father turned into a revengeful person towards Yuko for taking his daughter away from him. He sneaked into her house one night and attempted to murder her but Yuko’s father managed to scare him away. As such, he was wanted by police. Reiko found out and pleaded Yuko not to press charges against her father. I think this short scene was quite touching. She cleaned Yuko’s shoes and said she’d do anything for her if she forgives her father.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_11.26_[2014.08.30_23.17.40] Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_11.48_[2014.08.30_23.19.06] Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_11.57_[2014.08.30_23.19.19]But things didn’t work out anyway when her father was found dead. Police suspected that it was suicide.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_27.43_[2014.08.31_12.38.47]That’s some fine art.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_29.57_[2014.08.31_12.45.05] Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_30.58_[2014.08.31_12.46.10]

The reference with termite destroying the house is quite clever too I think. But also creepy.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_15.18_[2014.08.31_12.49.05]Ayame met up with her husband after finding out Mamihara was arrested.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_33.04_[2014.08.31_12.50.48]

Tried to kill him but failed.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_33.36_[2014.08.31_12.52.49]Mamihara’s partner arrived on time and wanted to arrest him but geez…guy should’ve brought a damn gun with him! How the hell did he expect to hold him down with just a baton?!

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_35.14_[2014.08.31_12.54.41]Guy got shot and then the shit storm…

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_35.28_[2014.08.31_12.56.43]

How can he still smile even after being stabbed urghh…creepy…but yes Ayame!

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_35.37_[2014.08.31_12.57.30]Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_36.01_[2014.08.31_12.58.49]Yuko realized something was wrong with Reiko’s father’s suicide and went to find his colleague.


I knew that Yamaga lady was not just some counseling person. Her house was connected to the pest/termite control guy. So something was fishy about them.

Kazokugari ep08 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_45.04_[2014.08.31_13.09.27]Yuko found this out when she went to find the pest control guy.

In the meantime, Yamaga was at Yoshizawa’s family house, coercing them to reborn.

Looks like the finale will be full of revelation and action packed!



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