Just look at the layering in those panels. Drawing a character over panel boundaries like that really makes the image pop up.
For the most part, this chapter was straightforward. Tao and Takio get caught trying to plant evidence. Yuri and his not-yet-named teammate (I will refer to him as Scarr*) then chase our Tao and Takio and proceed to demolish them.
Throughout the work it has been hinted that Modified Humans have been made in batches with similarities in each batch; M-21 and M-24 both have their powers originating from an implanted organ of mysterious origins; Tao and Takio both can receive power ups from pills; and so on. With this battle we can see that Yuri and Scarr both hold similar abilities — energy beams**. Scarr can create balls of energy while Yuri uses more traditional energy beams (as seen below). What can we garner from this? That more energy users are to come! But how many variations of energy beams are there? I feel like all them are covered by these two powers.
There is the minor question of how much damage Scarr will inflict on Takio. But we all know the answer to that: nothing that will Scarr***. Additionally, we are left knowing that M-24 is going to get brain-controlled** again and is going to start snooping around. But that is the least of everyone’s worries. So what if Frankenstein’s identity becomes known to the Union (there is no way that Frankenstein has any data on Rai, so his identity is safe)? No matter what happens, their situation will stay salvageable.
I have given the idea of M-24 getting healed and then joining Rai’s posse some thought and I concluded that it won’t happen. Everyone who joins Rai is a bishounen. M-24 is not good looking enough to join Rai. Additionally, M-24’s powers are derived from a Noble’s. Oh hey! Look! They are already two nobles (besides Rai) on the team. Why would M-24’s powers be needed. Granted, this is all speculation and I would love it if I was wrong, as I don’t like how everyone here is so good looking.
* The extra “r” is show that he means business.
** For a severe lack of a better term.
*** I crack myself up sometimes.
GO Rating: 3/5