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The second episode of The Monster with 21 Faces begins shortly after the events of the previous episode. Katshuhisa Ezaki, president of Japanese candy company Ezaki Glico, is kidnapped by a mysterious criminal organization. This installment focuses mostly on Ezaki Glico. We hear details of the financial fallout due to Ezaki’s kidnapping and other disturbing incidents at the company. More letters and voice recordings are heard from the shady group, who are now calling themselves The Monster with 21 Faces. These readings are a highlight of the episode as we get more insight into their true motivations. The sound design is, once again, highly effective. A disturbing voice added to the background when The Monster speaks creates a haunting echo effect.
The list of questions that acted as a nice recap to the end of episode one are missing from episode two. Hopefully they make a return as they gave some insight into the narrator’s thoughts. It seemed like these were questions he would have asked himself when he first researched these events. Overall, it was another good listen. The story is escalating, the stakes are high, and we’re hearing more from The Monster. Good crime podcasts make you feel like you’re part of the investigation and The Monster with 21 Faces is doing exactly that.
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