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Offline (オフライン Ofurain?) is the third chapter of the fifth volume and the overall twenty-fifth chapter of the Devils' Line manga series.

Summary Edit

Anzai helps Tsukasa move out of her apartment. It still needs repairs from when the window was shot. Sawazaki and Yanagi are keeping a watch outside. Tsukasa has become a target for news reporters and weirdos since the Ikebukuro incident.

The name of the organization against devils, the CCC, finally reaches the police and the public. While some think it formed after what happened in Ikebukuro, Kanou and Lee think it's more likely it existed before that.

Anzai, Tsukasa, and Yanagi make it back to Bar Sakaki. Kanou says it's time for Anzai's bloodlust training. He and Yanagi set things up so they can have a room to themselves, while they monitor from the next room over. Only when his temperature reaches a certain degree will sound be turned on, and video will only be used if necessary. Kanou also gives them items for Anzai to use to keep Tsukasa safe. Anzai panics when Kanou tells him he wants him to make out with her and transform. He thought he was supposed to learn how to stop transforming, but Kanou corrects him. He will teach him how to control himself during a transformation.

Once left alone, Anzai and Tsukasa wait in awkward silence. Eventually, Anzai gets the nerve to put on some of the items Kanou gave him. He puts on nail protectors and a pair of handcuffs. They start to loosen up and Tsukasa ends up hitting him where he got shot in his chest. He shows her that the wound has healed. Things escalate quickly from there and it's not long before Anzai's temperature reaches the average for transformation. Kanou contacts them through the intercom when Anzai is straddling her. Tsukasa answers that she's uninjured right away, but Anzai doesn't seem to hear and he kisses her instead. Kanou asks again and Anzai answers. The bloodlust training comes to an end.

Kanou asks them some questions about what happened. It's true that Anzai didn't hear Kanou's initial question, but he had heard Tsukasa's answer. When he kissed her, he was in control. Anzai leaves to collect (and relieve) himself.

At the police head quarters, Kikuhara goes into the interrogation room to talk with Zero Four, who hasn't said a word to any of the officers. They already have a code so that Zero Four can answer by tapping a certain number of times under the table. Kikuhara is disappointed with his failure to take care of Ryunosuke Katagiri. Zero Four tells him it was someone who fit Anzai's description who interfered and captured him.

Kikuhara goes to a meeting to discuss the addition personnel added to Division 5 squads. He divulges that Sawazaki let Anzai deploy when he was under orders not to. One of the officers brings up a case that involved devils in Sawazaki's past that ended with a large numbers of victims. Asami tries to defend him, but Kikuhara says Sawazaki's not cut out for the job and offers to have someone from his squad fill in as F Squad's leader - someone named "Ishimaru".

Ishimaru is looking at old records of a case of serial devil disappearances.

Sawazaki stands over a grave with flowers in his hand.

Chapter Notes Edit

  • Tsukasa moves to Bar Sakaki for the time being.
  • The CCC gains public recognition.
  • Anzai undergoes his first bloodlust training session under supervision by Kanou. He and Tsukasa make out.
  • Kikuhara learns from Zero Four that Sawazaki deployed Anzai when he was under orders not to.
  • Kikuhara convinces his superiors to replace F Squad's leader (Sawazaki) with one of his subordinates.

Characters Edit

Navigation Edit

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Chapters of the Devils Line Manga
Volume 1 Line 1Line 2Line 3Line 4Line 5Line 6
Volume 2 Line 7Line 8Line 9Line 10Line 11Line 12
Volume 3 Line 13Line 14Line 15Line 16Line 17Line of Zero
Volume 4 Line 18Line 19Line 20Line 21Line 22Line 1'
Volume 5 Line 23Line 24Line 25Line 26Line 27Extra: Break Time
Volume 6 Line 28Line 29Line 29.5Line 30Line 31Line 32
Volume 7 Line 33Line 34Line 35Line 36Line 37Line 3.5: CUT
Volume 8 Line 38Line 39Line 40Line 41Line 41.5Line 42
Volume 9 Line 43Line 44Line 45Line 46Line 46.5Line 47
Volume 10 Line 48Line 49Line 50Line 51Line 52Line X
Volume 11 Line 53Line 54Line 55Line 56Line 57Line X: One Way
Volume 12 Line 58Line 59Line 60Line 61Line 62Line X: Bed