Real Reality, Imaginary Reality
Following Kondo's advice, Akira goes to track down the other Selecao members. He eventually manages to find Selecao number V, Hajime Hiura who is an influential brain surgeon. Hiura at first suspects Akira to be the Supporter, the Selecao tasked to observe the other Selecao members and to punish them if they break any of the rules. After being assured Akira is not the Supporter, Hiura tells him about Selecao. It is an organization run by Mr. Outside, an enigmatic individual who chose twelve individuals, and gave them ten billion yen each with the condition to use the money to save Japan. If the Selecao members refuse, run out of money, or act in a manner unbecoming of a "messiah", then they are to be eliminated by the Supporter. Shortly after Akira leaves, Hiura is murdered by the Supporter since he had run out of money.