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Vol. 4 Ch. 28
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stages of cognition it seems
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Damn, why I get bad feeling Death Flag at that kind grannies ?
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I'm disheartened granny doesn't know the low tier ghost disappear because they are devoured by larger predictors. Mieruko needs more help.
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pag.10 Elias Ainsworth?
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@Wastucar
pls don;t say that...
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Ok someone's dying, it's either Loli kid or Grandma...
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Is that a death flag for the old lady? :(
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give this girl a bankai already
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That panel 32 is such a good smile. Gotta protecc.
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OMGGGG I WANT TO KNOW MOOOOREEEE!!!! The story is just killing me, I want moreeeeee
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This chapter make the most goosebumps the more chapter going the more the story getting scary
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Gotta say, Mitsue is quite hottie in her young days
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Thanks for the update!!
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Thanks for the update
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Hello, Elias nice to see you here.

For real tho I really dig that design of that worker(?) hardcore pilum murialis vibes
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@Euclaid_Galieane
It's possible, but nothing we've seen indicates that she's had a near death experience she wasn't supposed to survive. Again, her seeing these things is very out of the blue, and is treated as such by her. There's no precipitating event. It's possible we simply lack that information, not having key information is very common in this comic, but that feels forced.

One possibility, though unlikely, is that she's possessed. If a powerful spirit has infestated her, that could explain the sudden spiritual sight. You have a reason why, just as way to be near Hana and warm itself off her life arua fairly regularly. Though that wouldn't explain why the Ax-man didn't chop it out of her back at the bus. Or why the thing at the shrine didn't rip it out of her.

Honestly at this point her ability is purely inexplicable, and probably will remain so until the relevant information is dispensed.
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@Nottheunmaker
Those are good points, so could It be possible Mieruko isn't supposed to be alive or something? Since it seems like the plot is definitely picking up lately.
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One thing I think gets overlooked is that Miko is actually very different from the other mediums in two ways. First, the mediums seem like they've had their powers their whole life, where as Miko was very suddenly able to see them, with no explanation or seeming reason for why. Poor girl was just standing by the bus stop in a light rain, and suddenly this creepy monk thing with it's stomach carved out and a baby inside was asking if she could see it.

Secondly, and more interestingly, is that she can't see life aruas. Again, this is something we've seen every medium do, from Julia to Romm, and Miko can't. If Julia can do it, it's really nothing special.

So we have an ordinary if slightly gloomy high school girl suddenly able to see the dead. And not just random little spirits, she can see everything, from spooks to ghouls to the closest thing we've seen to a god. And that’s all she can see, no life aruas for her. Nothing living, just the dead. There's something going on there, even if I don't know what.
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@Lord-Raine
There are spirits that get attached to people and follow them around, or are attached to a specific location and just stay there.
There are spirits that seem to survive entirely by possessing the living and influencing their behaviors.

I considered both of them in my somewhat broad category of spirits with lingering attachments.
There are also literally just straight up ghosts, which I think deserve a typing of their own. Just the souls of dead people, who aren't mutated or distorted in any manner.

Again, lingering attachments. The spirit went away after she talked with his daughter and convinced her she wasn't to blame for his death. Same with the senile old woman's husband that MC helped with the safe combination. MC's father probably feels like he abandoned the family and has a guilty conscience, pretending everything is normal.

I think the mentality of spirits depends on multiple factors, such as what is actually tying them down and the feelings surrounding that but also how long they've been spirits. Staying as spirits for too long will almost certainly deteriorate the mind in more than one way.

There are what I'm going to call "weirdos," which are just strange spirits that hang around and don't really seem to have any attachments, like the vending machine squid man and a few others we've noted in the background

You're right, I forgot about those. Maybe their lingering attachments weren't strong enough to make them manic about them, so they faded with time as their minds deteriorated. But since their attachments went unsolved, they're still unable to pass on.

And then there are the spirits that do seem to have some purpose or design they are pursuing, something that motivates them, like the axe guy

My take on it is that it's either a roaming "gatekeeper" or a former medium that hates spirits.

We do still have a few very important questions that don't have answers. One of which is, can she even BE hurt by these spirits?

I'm 95% sure that we've had a scene where one physically grabs MC and she is unable to pass through the grasp. Even if I'm wrong, them not being able to hurt her would be the biggest plot twist out of everything.

Granny can't see the reapers, and doesn't know anything about them. Hopefully, we DON'T get clear answers to any of these questions soon

This is about the power level of the medium, it's talked about. She flat out says that MC must have much greater power if she's able to see things she isn't. The granny medium can see the vague aura of stronger spirits, whilst her "apprentice" can't even see that. Meaning the gatekeepers are several times stronger than the things granny only see the aura of.
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@Degernase

I think those are some pretty fair assumptions to make. The only thing I would contest is the types of spirits that tend to exist. There are a few more types. There are spirits that get attached to people and follow them around, or are attached to a specific location and just stay there. We've seen that. There are spirits that seem to survive entirely by possessing the living and influencing their behaviors. We've seen that. There are what I'm going to call "weirdos," which are just strange spirits that hang around and don't really seem to have any attachments, like the vending machine squid man and a few others we've noted in the background. And then there are the spirits that do seem to have some purpose or design they are pursuing, something that motivates them, like the axe guy, who seems to spend all his time hanging out on buses and trains and fishing possessor spirits out of people so he can stuff them in a sack and do... something, with them.

There are also literally just straight up ghosts, which I think deserve a typing of their own. Just the souls of dead people, who aren't mutated or distorted in any manner. You can even talk to them, if Granny doing so to the dead husband of her friend is any indication. Dead humans seem to be completely safe, though we may see that tested in the near future, if any of the victims of vigilante teacher come back. If it weren't for that freakish thing that ALSO seems to live in her house, we don't have any reason to suppose she couldn't talk to her father and let him know she can see him. The only reason would be that informing him would also constitute making it aware that it can be seen, which would, of course, not be a good idea.

We do still have a few very important questions that don't have answers. One of which is, can she even BE hurt by these spirits? I'm not saying they pose no threat at all, obviously they do. But so far, we have yet to see any of these spirits actually injure anyone. She ASSUMED axe man's axe would cut her, but would it really have? We still aren't entirely clear on precisely how dangerous ANY of these things actually are. They pose some amount of threat, between the amounts of almost nothing to horrific. It's somewhere between those extremes. We don't know where.

We actually have a good grasp of their power levels, though, because the attendants have shown us that. The mutated hag is the most dangerous thing we've ever seen. It killed both attendants and required the Inari/Kyuubi/Fox God to intervene directly. The trashcan spider was extremely dangerous and absolutely outmatched the kids and all the other ghosts present, but wasn't strong enough to kill even one of the attendants. The ambush kid was stronger than the trashcan spider: unlike it, the kid was able to kill one of the attendants, which means that the kid is actually VERY strong. That was a completely unfair and one-sided encounter for any spirit medium. It's basically the supernatural equivalent of a trapdoor spider or anglerfish. And finally, the mother was stronger than the trashcan spider, but not as strong as the hag. Like the ambush kid, she also killed one of the attendants before being put down.

One of the things I really enjoy about this series is the air of mystery and danger. There are a bunch of very basic questions that we still don't have answers to, and absolutely nothing is made clear. Even the authorities on the spirit world, like Granny, are very obviously shown to have limited knowledge. Granny can't see the reapers, and doesn't know anything about them. Hopefully, we DON'T get clear answers to any of these questions soon. We will probably find out more about the attendants and the Fox God, because they seem to be making themselves part of the plot now that they've intervened the promised three times, but I hope that a lot of the basic questions about the setting continue to remain unanswered, at least for a little while.

We will probably get some answers, though, because obviously the Goth Urahara magician is being set up to provide some exposition. He's the only other person that could see the Fox God. But hopefully he keeps his explanations to a minimum, because it's the mystery of all of this that makes it so good. This story is much more frightening precisely BECAUSE of the fear of the unknown. Once we know things, it becomes substantially less scary.
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