Ep 1 – “The Vice President Doesn’t Say Anything about the Possibility of Him Being the Main Character” / “Fukushachō wa Jishin ga Shuyaku de aru Kanōsei ni tsuite Kataranai” (副社長は自身が主役である可能性について語らない)
In 1932, New York City, the vice president of the Daily Days newspaper, Gustav St. Germain, and his assistant, Carol, are investigating a series of strange events. They are attempting to decide when these events began, with dates ranging from 1711 to the 1930s, and to choose a “main character” from about twenty people. Earlier in the year, a member of the Runorata mafia family, Gustavo, is searching for Dallas Genoard while the Runoratas fight a turf war with the Gandor mafia family, resulting in the attempted murder of Luck Gandor and his friend Firo Prochainezo of the Martillo Camorra family. Although the pair receive hundreds of bullet wounds, they completely recover in seconds. In 1931, Firo, his friend Ennis, his mentor Maiza Avaro, Luck and his two brothers, Keith Gandor and Berga Gandor, await the arrival of the transcontinental express train Flying Pussyfoot. Elsewhere, the FBI investigates the bodies and blood lying by the Pussyfoot’s tracks and finds a severely injured Ladd Russo lovingly telling Lua Klein that he will kill her. Further down the tracks, men fish crates out of a river as Chane Laforet floats by on a suitcase. After the train pulls into New York, Firo, Ennis and Maiza greet Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent while a woman in fatigues limps into the station and Nice Holystone supports an injured Jacuzzi Splot. An unharmed Czeslaw Meyer also steps off the train.