「夢の向こうから」 (Yume no Mukō Kara)
“From Beyond the Dream”
With a little thought, I suppose I could have seen that Yumeji’s near useless power of seeing dream colors through the hole of an “a-okay” sign would be the red string to tie with Merry. It’s also a little funny how he believes in fortunes, and goes around showing kids his own fortune telling act. He’s also a bit of an artist. What can I say, the guy’s pretty awesome.
It was only a matter of time before the show’s title is coined and explained, to which a dry Merry refuses to acknowledge. The main point of this episode was to get Merry and Yumeji back together. In that, it did well, and now they’re together. The other point was a friendless girl, Minato (Hidaka Rina), that also has a hat, who possesses a demon that gives me intense Higurashi vibes. Seriously, those shrieks? I felt uncomfortable.
Thanks to Yumeji’s dgaf attitude, he waltzes into the dream to explain to Merry that this may possibly be a daydream. Despite the fact that he should realize he could get killed in such a daydream, he still doesn’t give a shit, and provides the moral support so that friendless girl over there could reject the dream demon Ichima (Iguchi Yuka). Meanwhile, Merry fights using a pinch and a slap, exactly in that order, because what else except baby techniques to be condescending to an immature screaming demon?
If it weren’t for the bipolar mood shifts every episode that come along with an exotic setting, these episodic monster of the weeks so far wouldn’t be nearly as interesting. There’s still character development here and there, but it’s too little, too less. They’re taking way too long to describe the dream demon concept, because I kind of figured it out from the first episode J.C. Staff! They also like throwing in random characters near the end to create some cliffhanger, but at least this time, the character was pretty cool. Female sword wielding angel with seductive angular eyes? Just tell me where and when. There’s also that cross eyed chick from the middle, who seems to have a demon already living within her, and apparently likes to wear gym uniforms at home while pulling off Spike Spiegel’s. I’ll let you wonder if that was some subtle fan service or not (am I talking about dat ass or dat reference?). Now hurry up with some actual connecting plot already. I’m getting impatient.
also wut? out of place stance for ..what reason exactly?