Kira inadvertently kills Hayato before learning from Yoshihiro that Rohan and the others now have Kosaku Kawajiri as one of their suspects. As Kira becomes anxious over what he should do, he is suddenly impaled by Yoshihiro's Arrow, giving Killer Queen a new ability. The next morning, Hayato appears alive and well, as if nothing had happened to him the previous night, noticing Kira has a strange confidence about his position. Later that morning, Hayato comes across Rohan, who uses Heaven's Door to read his memories. After reading several pages predicting occurrences moments before they happen, Rohan comes across a page revealing Kira's identity. It is at this moment, however, that Kira activates the third bomb that he had implanted in Hayato, Bites the Dust, which is set to kill anyone who learns about Kira's identity through Hayato. As the explosion goes off inside of Rohan's body, Hayato suddenly finds himself sent back in time to an hour earlier due to Bites the Dust's effects.
- Added Yoshihiro spying on Reimi, Rohan, and Koichi before going to the Kawajiri house.
- Added Koichi going to Josuke's house to tell him about Hayato and that they're planning to meet Rohan at the Kawajiri house at 8:30 A.M on the next day. Josuke says he'll bring Okuyasu and Koichi says he'll bring Jotaro.
- Removed Kira's fingernails saying "victory" on them in blood after he bit them.
- Added Kira combing his hair back after getting pierced by the arrow which gave him the new hairstyle.
- Added a commercial of Morioh's very own Miso-stewed cow tongue before showing the news on Hayato's TV.
- Removed Yoshihiro mentioning that rather than Kira being nonchalant, it's more like he's on a high from his extreme confidence in Killer Queen's new ability.
- Removed the montage of characters/scenes that Rohan thinks about (Jotaro, Koichi, Josuke, Joseph, Reimi, Aya, and Shigechi) when he finally discovers that Kira became Hayato's father.
|“|| This is the episode where Kosaku awakens Bites the Dust. It's time for it to enter the fray.
The purpose of this episode was to create a feeling of desperation in the viewers by seeing Hayato trapped inside a time loop after Rohan dies. Toshiyuki Kato’s directing is admirable. Just by repeating the same day-to-day scenes and adding subtle modifications, we realize how terrible Bites the Dust can be.
We also paid a great deal of attention to how Rohan exploded. The directing required emotional impact in the instances directly preceding and succeeding the explosion. By insisting too much on the explosion itself, the audience wouldn’t feel the despair and fear. Thus, we focused on Rohan’s pain, so that the audience would feel empathy. During the editing of the episode we even lengthened this particular section.
—Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
- For international distribution, the English title of this episode is "Bites the Dust, Part 1".
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