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Calm. Serene. Insane is the tenth chapter in the Saika Arc manga adaptation.

Synopsis[]

Celty arrives home and shows Shinra the knife she secured from Shuuji Niekawa. She tells him how the man had bright red eyes and spoke femininely as he rattled on about love while wielding it. When Celty questions Saika's behavior, Shinra informs her that Saika wants to love humans, and being a sword her only way of conveying that love is by cutting people and infecting them with her love.

Elsewhere, Anri is at home cleaning up the dishes after her talk with Celty when someone rings her doorbell. Worried if it was Takashi Nasujima at her door, Anri goes to check and sees a woman there who introduces herself as Haruna Niekawa. Haruna walks inside her apartment, and they sit down to talk about Nasujima. She tells Anri how they were lovers and when he had rejected her suddenly one day before stating she would not forgive anyone he else he is interested in, even if Anri does not love him.

Meanwhile back in Celty and Shinra's apartment, Shinra continues his explanation about Saika when he notices markings on the hilt of the knife and picks it up to examine it. Seeing that the knife was made in the modern day, Shinra concludes that the knife was not the real Saika. Celty is flustered at this revelation, as she is certain Shuuji was possessed by Saika. She mentions that she heard he was attacked a few days prior when he had approached her about Shizuo. Celty quickly logs onto her computer to check the chat and sees Saika is online. She looks up the places Saika mentions in the chat and finds that there are multiple slashings cases occurring in every area that is mentioned in the chat.

Trivia[]

  • This chapter's title is a pun on the expression "明鏡止水," which means "clear and serene" (as a polished mirror and still water), but with the character for "mirror" replaced with the kanji for "insanity."

Quotes[]

Haruna: "I might not love you, but she, on the other hand - Saika - has all the love in the world for someone like you."

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