Back at it once again, but this time I’m talking about Oda and Dazai.
So, let’s start with the beginning where we see Oda, Dazai, and Ango meet in bar Lupin. Their bond is an oddity and pretty comical at times. They speak about their jobs and Dazai gets excited when he’s told he would probably get blown the fuck up if he did Oda’s job.
This is one of Oda’s first thoughts about Dazai form his point of view. He doesn’t fear him, but he does give Dazai’s reputation recognition. Oda is (most likely) older than Dazai, but views him as an equal. Also, this shaggy, young boy in man’s clothing wouldn’t look like he could harm a fly at first glance, but Oda learns over time.