Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winter 2016 Stream: Myriad Colors Phantom World: Episode 5

This is the first all around good episode with a focus on the isolated and taciturn Koito Minase who goes on a revenge quest against the Phantom that has taken away her ability. Also, Kurumi Kumamakura gets a chance to actually do something for an episode instead of being a mere background character. Minase has always been a kind of lone wolf in the series with Haruhiko trying to help her and being rebuffed at every turn. It's nice to see something other than jokes about Haruhiko's uselessness being made. Yet still it all feels like a very pretty "monster of the week" series episodic plotting itself isn't a bad thing per say but when no character growth or plot progression leaves it feeling like an Iyashikei series with monsters a case of giving with one hand and takeing with another.

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