Mirai Nikki – 04 Impression
Episode 04 – Power of the Phone
Wow, this was another strong episode for Mirai Nikki.
This series is quickly turning into one of my favourites of the season despite it’s shaky start. If this keeps up, I might end up turning into a psycho just like all the characters in this show. =P
Who can hate zombies in such a crazy series? It just makes it even better to see them throw the use of zombies into the mix of things. ^-^b The whole atmosphere and build-up of this episode was really nicely done and consistent, so much so that I have to say that this was the most well paced episode of the series thus far.
Okay, so this is one seriously odd show where all the supporting characters leaves a stronger impression on us as compared to the main character. I still dislike Yuki and love to see him cower in fear but I love seeing the psychopathic tendencies of Yuno and the other members even more.
This episode had introduced us to a crazy amount of pyscho diary owners – what with 12th actually making Minene seem normal and Kasugano showing her freaky side when she screamed and her inner thoughts of Yuno using her to save Yuki.
Is it just me or did Yuno’s mind twist the scene with Yuki to make it seem worse than it was?
Here is my impression of the characters thus far.
The other characters in the show this week actually make Minene seem pretty sane. As for the 6th, Kasugano, I am unsure as to whether she is meant to be a “good guy” since she did have that mental-break moment in the cage. 12th is apparently blind and is all-hearing as well as a crazy perverted psycho. (One just can’t get enough of pyschos in this series =P). Then we have Yuki whom we all know is a pansy. The missing Kurusu is a bit suspicious, but for now I shall write him off as a good guy.
Now lets move onto my favorite character of the show, Yuno. This girl is awesome and such a crazy psycho, I never thought it was possible for her to become freakier after the last episode but each episode just shows how much crazier she can get. I loved how this episode showed her breakdown in a bit more detail, as compared to the previous episode, with her jealousy tendencies kicking in. At one point, I wanted to shoot Yuki for being so stupid and spouting all those words about being afraid of Yuno. Seriously, if the girl is as scary and crazy as you picture her to be, I don’t think what you are saying would be beneficial in any way. =_=” Oh Yuki… *shakes head*.
All the blood in this episode reminds me of Blood-C =P
Another thing that I had liked about the story was how they had originally made every player think that Yuki was some “special character” in the game, while we all knew that Yuno was actually the mastermind behind everything. This episode finally throws Yuno under the “choosen/special one” spotlight and we get to see her as this kick-ass character with some merit behind her craziness. I mean, only someone crazy would have thought up the idea that the people lying on the floor were dead zombies that could hear and would actually want to hack a corpse without respect and without remorse. Love it!
As for the animation, what I really love about this series’ animation is the use of the character’s eyes. Their eyes emote what they feel and it brings the tension to a whole new level, simply because of how realistic (in a super dramatic manner) it makes everything seem. I just love how Yuki’s eyes twitch when he is cowering in fear. I know I have said this before but I still love the way their eyes look and their facial expressions in this series.
The only down side to this episode (and the series in general) is the fact that the last couple of weeks (especially this week), have made me realise that I might be a closet psycho because of how much I loved seeing all the craziness on screen. *Sigh*… some knowledge is best left unknown. =/
Episode Rating: 7.5/10 – Nicely paced and I can’t wait for the next episode!
Overall, the episode was another good suspenseful episode and the amount of times that I have used the word “love” in this review should have hinted at how much I enjoyed it. =)
P.S: If you are wondering where M0rg0th is, the poor boy is currently without internet until Thursday so he probably won’t be reviewing anything until then and might spam this site on Thursday. =P