I was just rewatching episode 9 of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, when I noticed something. When the three part-demonic guys go to assassinate Keina, a blood-spattered badge gets shown briefly.
Then it gets shown again, but not as the badge, just the symbol itself, as a quick cut.
Why? This screams that it’s important in some way. I don’t think it’s the symbol of CIM08, because the implication is that it came off the bad guy that was about to kill Keina. It looks kind of familiar, but I can’t find it in the show anywhere. I think my feeling of familiarity is based on it resembling a real-world badge or heraldry, but I’m damned if I know whose.
Actually, now that I look at it more closely, it’s evident in the second picture that the stylized text at the bottom says “Suhara” which is the name of the god that’s trying to have Keina killed. It’s also the god of Junko Hattori’s family. Akuto is a “follower” of Koro, but the truth is, he’s an atheist at heart.
I wonder what part the gods will play… and what are they, exactly?