THE SHINING is the ninth episode of Akudama Drive.

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Courier joins up with Swindler as they attempt to track Brother down. Meanwhile, Cutthroat is seeing red and is thirstier than ever for blood.

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  • The title of the episode, THE SHINING, along with its themes, are a reference to its namesake, The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, itself an adaptation of The Shining (1977), horror novel written by Stephen King.
    • In the episode, the Cutthroat chases after the Swindler in a similar manner to The Shining main character Jack, who in a scene shared among the novel and movie chases after his wife in the Overlook Hotel. The Swindler eventually hides behind a door, which the Cutthroat breaks open in a way that directly references a famous scene from the movie.
      • In both The Shining (novel as well as the movie) and this episode, the main female character has to arrange for her attacker to die in order to escape from him.
Comparison of the cover for Akudama Drive Comicalize Chapter 37 and the original poster for Kubrick's The Shining

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Akudama SwindlerCourierBrawlerDoctorHackerCutthroatHoodlum
Execution Division MasterApprenticeJuniorBoss
Other Black CatBrotherSister
Anime KansaiKantoShikokuShinkansenAbsolute Quarantine ZoneExpo Park
Akudama Drive Anime
Episodes Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Manga Akudama Drive Comicalize
Stage Akudama Drive Stage
People Kazutaka KodakaRui KomatsuzakiCindy YamauchiRokurou Ogaki
Companies Too Kyo Games