“Hello again! Botan here! At the ends of manga chapters 95, 96, and 97, there are a series of brain games provided by Togashi for the reader to solve whilst our rough and tough boys fight Team Toguro. All three of them are a real doozy! Most scans online don't seem to include them, so I have them here instead for you to solve with a few tips! Click the image to enlarge them if you need a closer look.”

“...Oh? Were you looking for the answers so soon? Mhm, I guess...”

“I won't let you cheat! Well, not right away anyhow. I put the answers at the bottom for you to click to reveal, but only do it if you're really stuck! There's nothing wrong with looking if you tried your best, but at least give them a try first. You'll feel assuredly much better that way!”

puzzle #1:

This is the simplest puzzle by far. The gist is, if the kana is in the anime theme song 'Smile Bomb' (Hohoemi no Bakudan), it's null. So all you have to do is find which kana is left after scanning the theme's lyrics and crossing out the ones that match what the characters said. Here, I'll even provide the romaji lyrics for you!

Hohoemi no Bakudan! Romaji Lyrics
machi no hitogomi kata ga butsukatte hitoribocchi
hatenai sougen kaze ga BYUNBYUN to hitoribocchi
docchi darou? nakitakunaru basho wa
futatsu MARU wo tsukete choppiri OTONA sa

* MECHAMECHA kurushii kabe datte fui ni naze ka
buchikowasu yuuki to power waite kuru no wa
MECHAMECHA kibishii hito-tachi ga fui ni miseta
yasashisa no sei dattari suru n darou ne

A - RI - GA -TO - U - GO - ZA - I - masu!

imamade nankai yoroshiku to genki ni sakenda darou
ima made nankai sayonara to naite wakareta darou
docchi darou? kurabete ooikazu wa
naka ni IKO-RU kaite choppiri OTONA sa

MECHAMECHA kanashii toki datte fui ni naze ka
norikoeru yuuki to power waite-kuru no wa
MECHAMECHA yasashii hito-tachi ga fui ni miseta
kibishisa no sei dattari suru n darou ne

A - RI - GA -TO - U - GO - ZA - I - masu!

* Repeat

MECHAMECHA tanoshii toki datte wasurenai yo
itsu made mo yuuki to power nakusanai yo
MECHAMECHA hitoribocchi no hito ni ageru
kuchibiru no uragawa ni kakushite aru

HO - HO - E - MI - NO - BA - KU - DAN!

Bingo! Thanks, animelyrics! So now go forth and solve the puzzle to the best of your ability (─‿‿─)

puzzle #2:

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