Before the Game

Before the Game is an anime episode of The Severing Crime Edge that was released on 05/01/2013
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Kiri and Iwai have made plans to cut her hair during the school trip. Iwai is enjoying the new experiences she is having as Kiri frets over his relationship status with Iwai. The school trip is thrown into chaos when a new Author makes an attempt on the Queen.
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Plot Summary

Before the Game
Romaji—Bifoa da Geimu—
MangaCh. 9-11
(Vol. 2)
Theme Music
OpeningUnmei no Ori
EndingKimi to Futari
(List of theme music)

As Kiri and the gang walk to the camp, Romio and the upper year students ride the bus to their destination. Over at camp, Yamane gives some drinks to Kiri and Naruto - who are confused. Iwai reminds Kiri about their meeting tonight. Meanwhile, Romio uses his hog bat to caress and prod Ruka's breasts as he explains how the people were kept as livestock. After Ruka licks Romio's hog bat, Romio joins in and licks it. Then, Romio swings his hog bat. Later that night, Kiri meets up with Iwai to cut her hair. Iwai shares how she is too young to have a boyfriend and how the stars reminded her that she is alone. When Iwai mentions how it is convenient, Kiri takes it the wrong way. At the girls' cabin, Nigi states that she and Naruto are just childhood friends.

Next day, Misumi asks Naruto's opinion of Nigi where Naruto replies that Nigi is just a friend. Nearby, a group of guys try to ask Ruka to join them, and when they talk ill of Romio, Ruka intimidates them. Then, Iwai intervenes to stop their fight. Ruka takes Iwai on a boat ride. Meanwhile, Romio ask Kiri to come to the high school dorm and comments that Kiri is strange. Out in the lake, Ruka pushes Iwai off the boat after remarking how men are pigs. As night falls, Iwai wakes up and realizes she is in the high school dorm. She finds a letter from Romio - who wrote that Iwai will suffer a horrible death. Iwai runs down the hall where she finds the Severing Crime Edge on the floor. Then, she spots Kiri walking slowly to her. Iwai runs away from Kiri who pulled her hair. Though, Iwai thinks Kiri was not himself. Surrounded on both sides, the high school students pin Iwai and prepare to rape her. However, the Severing Crime Edge repels them. Iwai kicks the students to get free. She kisses the scissors before moving on.

Manga & Anime Differences

Manga Only Scenes:

  • When Kiri arrives to his cabin after being shocked from Iwai's words, the boys discuss if Kiri was rejected after a love confession. They chat about which girls are pretty.
  • Misumi walking Iwai back to her cabin.
  • Kiri's flashbacks of his rough childhood appear. Kiri admits that he is a bad person.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Iwai Mushiyanokouji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kotori Koiwai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Misumi Kashiko ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiyono Yasuno ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nigi Ubusato ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Arisa Noto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kiri Haimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Natsuki Hanae ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Naruto Koutaro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobunaga Shimazaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Romio Zaiga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yūichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ruka Shihodo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yōko Hikasa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yamane Byouinzaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kaori Fukuhara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Seigi Nakajima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Yuji Yamaguchi Director
Tatsuhiko Hikagi Original Concept He is the mangaka on Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge series.


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