Remember the part where Chuuya takes in a deep breath before using Corruption?
This panel was so subtle. So beautiful yet impactful. A moment where time itself seemed to freeze so that the weight of Chuuya’s words truly resonate.
And let’s not forget how Asigiri-sensei used a single exhale to perfectly juxtapose the rage and destruction which ensued in the following panels. How the absence of a background contrasted the darkness in the next. How the unseen darkness over Chuuya’s eyes will soon extend to his body…
If I could make any one change in the Bungou Stray Dogs anime so far then it would be the inclusion of Chuuya’s exhale before he began using Corruption. Not only because it was stirring but also because Chuuya evidently knows what he is about to do is absolutely insane. Even in comparison to what he’s done already. And I love how it just takes two panels to convey something so simple yet so profound.