Takao Saito is most enduringly famous for his Golgo 13 series. Stoic man shooting bullets through endless swathes of human corruption. But what if, in 1984, he started a new series? What if it was about a woman? What if she were a … Hotel Detective?
Well, what if?
The series is newly translated (and available on Crunchyroll in three volumes), so you can find out for yourselves. But I can tell you now—turns out the answer is: she’d have a tendency to think really, really hard. What about? We don’t know! She’s hard to read. Maybe that’s her strength.
She’d think in dismay:
She’d think in judgement:
She’d think about what she just noticed:
She’d think about her dinner, and the rich man who’s hosting it:
She’d think impassively:
She’d think about heavies, and their ability to protect the president:
She’d think sweatily, about sweaty men:
She’d think about illness, and its suspect factuality:
She’d think about downtime:
She’d think with some disgruntlement:
She’d think like Eastwood … or Joe Don Baker:
And look out! It’s catching! Now everybody’s thinking!