Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 2 (OVA)

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Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill (エピソード#02【六壁坂】 Episōdo #02 [Mutsukabe-zaka]) is the second episode of the OVA adaptation of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan. It covers Episode 2 of the one-shot series.


One day, Rohan Kishibe meets with his then editor, Minoru Kaigamori, to ask for an advance payment on his next one-shot. Indeed, Rohan informs Minoru that the mountain range he's bought to look for a yokai is now worthless and that he is penniless. However, he also considers his efforts fruitful as he got to see the famed yokai with his own eyes.

The creature is linked to an incident involving a woman named Naoko Osato, who killed her boyfriend. Naoko was the heir of a wealthy family of miso sauce producers and had an arranged marriage, however, she secretly had a relationship with Gunpei, the gardener.

One day, the future husband came to the family residence, prompting Naoko, hidden in the secondary mansion with Gunpei, to confront the latter and end their relationship to embrace her responsibilities as heir. A dispute ensued and Naoko shoved Gunpei into a bag of golf clubs, killing Gunpei whose skull was pierced by one of the clubs. Just as her father and betrothed approached the residence, sure of Naoko's presence, the panicking young girl tried to wash away all the blood from Gunpei's wounds. However, despite her best efforts, Gunpei continued to bleed unnatural amounts of blood. Desperate, she hid Gunpei's body inside a carpet and had to drink his blood to hide it from her betrothed. To this day, Naoko kept Gunpei hidden in a cellar and formed a morbid relationship with him.

Rohan learned of it by meeting Naoko one day and turning her into a book, and thus headed to her mansion to look at Gunpei directly. On his way, he was pestered by a real estate agent named Batsudera. While Batsudera was distracted by a phone call, Rohan sees an unknown little girl, who fled before him. Rohan reflexively tried to grab her, but instead shoved her, making her trip into a rock. Batsudera approaching, Rohan understood that the girl was Gunpei and Naoko's child and that she tried to haunt him too. Before she died, Rohan made her unable to acknowledge his presence, and the yokai within the girl shrieked at Rohan, deprived of its triumph. The girl then reawakened, in perfect health, and went away.

Rohan finishes his account to Minoru, Koichi, Okuyasu, Mikitaka, and Josuke, who also listened to the story. As a conclusion, Rohan explains that he's decided to leave the yokai, having seen it as he wanted and being a mere mangaka. Thus, Naoko and her yokai family still live together, all happy in their own bizarre way.


Characters & Stands
Minoru's Wife
(1st mentioned)
Naoko's Daughter
(Temporary death)


Script (脚本)
加藤 敏幸
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
加藤 敏幸
ソエジマ ヤスフミ
Episode Director (演出)
加藤 敏幸
Animation Director (作画監督)
石本 峻一
Assistant Episode Director (演出補佐)
ソエジマ ヤスフミ
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
三室 健太
Key Animation (原画)
Haru Watanabe
Nana Yamazaki
Yoshihiro Maeda
Yukitoshi Houtani
Masashi Yamada
Yuki​ Masutani
Yui Kinoshita
Yoshiko Takemoto
Nozomi Tachibana
Takahito Katayama
Kanta Suzuki
Hatsumi Takahashi
Sayaka Anesaki
Natsue Chibayama
Kohei Ashiya
Teruyo Kato​
Kenta Mimuro
Shunichi Ishimoto
渡邉 葉瑠
山崎 菜奈
前田 義宏
宝谷 幸稔
山田 まさし
升谷 由紀
木下 由衣
竹本 佳子
立花 希望
片山 貴仁
鈴木 勘太
高橋 はつみ
姉崎 早也花
千葉山 夏恵
芦谷 耕平
加藤 照代
三室 健太
石本 峻一
千葉山 夏恵
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Reiji Sakagami
Hiroshi Numata
Shiori Nakasone
Atsumi Sakai
Mai Oshima
Tomoki Uekado
Ryo Yamauchi
Kasumi​ Takeuchi​
Kotaro Okazaki
Kazuhiro Fukuchi
Satomi Arayama
Yu Matsuo
坂上 怜司
沼田 広
中曽根 詩織
逆井 淳美
大島 舞
上門 友喜
山内 遼
竹内 花純
岡崎 耕太朗
福地 和浩
荒山 里美
松尾 優
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
White Line
Kim Jong Kyu
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Masato Ujibe
Nana Nomiya
Daiki Ito
Ai Shiga
Manami Hayashi
Yuri Kiuchi
Chinami Matsumoto
Sho Tamae
Shun Takahashi
宇治部 正人
野宮 菜那
伊東 大輝
志賀 愛
林 愛美
木内 佑里
松本 千波
玉栄 翔
高橋 俊

White Line
White Line
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
Background Line Art (美術設定)
Other Credits
Title Logo
David Production


TSKR Episode 2 (OVA): Mutsu-kabe Hill
Start End Title OST Description

Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Akira & Tamami ask for autographs
Doze Meeting
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan is broke & asks for an advance
Between the Silence...
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan has found a yokai/Naoko Osato murdered her boyfriend
Theme of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Theme of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Presentation of Naoko Osato
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Gunpei is dead/Naoko's father is coming
Between the Silence...
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Trying to wash Gunpei's blood
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Gunpei's blood won't stop flowing/Shuichi enters
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Desperate measures/Naoko's life with Gunpei's corpse
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Gunpei's strangely life-like corpse
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan want to investigate Gunpei/A strange girl
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
The girl is dying?!/The Mutsukabezaka appears
Theme of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Theme of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Explanation of the Mutsukabezaka/Aftermath

One-Shot/OVA Differences

  • A portion of Rohan and Kaigamori's conversation is omitted, mostly in regards to Nicolas de Staël.
  • Some background information regarding Naoko's family and living situation is omitted.
  • Gunpei opening the window to look at Shuichi is omitted.
  • Naoko elbows Gunpei in the face after he tries to undress her. In the one-shot, she punches him.
  • Scenes are added briefly showing Shuichi and Naoko married, and Naoko disposing blood into the sink.
  • A real estate agent named Batsudera is added to the OVA. He pesters Rohan to sell the mountains and almost stumbles across Naoko's daughter's body.
  • An extra scene is added showing Koichi, Okuyasu, Josuke and Mikitaka all at the table listening in on Rohan's story. Kaigamori asks them to leave, but Rohan stops him to ask if Mikitaka is actually an alien.
  • Naoko conversing with her daughter is omitted. A voiceover is still present, but not the son's line about wanting to be a gardener.