This show is really good at that horror thing, isn’t it? After a positively frightening experience, Mieruko Chan Episode 7 promises to build upon the events and deliver its usual dose of teenage quirkiness mixed with a fair share of dread. Let’s see how the episode did in this review!
Mieruko Chan Episode 7 Overview
Mieruko-Chan is a comedy, horror, and supernatural anime that has received an anime adaptation as part of the Fall Anime 2021 anime season. The studio behind it is Studio Passione, which has had its hand in various horror and comedy anime in the past, including Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and High School DxD. It is an adaptation of a very popular manga series of the same name written by Tomoki Izumi.
It is being directed by Yuuki Ogawa, who has prior experience directing Ishizoku Reviewers for Studio Passione. She has also directed episodes in FLCL progressive and Miru Tights. The episode is also stylised as Mieruko-chan Episode 7. If you would like to check out our review of the sixth episode, you can do so right here!
– Mieruko Chan Episode 7 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Mieruko Chan Episode 7 Review- Plot and Characters
Subtlety, when done correctly, results in the most interesting and watchable forms of media. Putting everything in front of your audience in an easy to digest manner might be the easiest thing to do, but allowing people to understand things on their own makes them appreciate the mystery and the universe that much more. Who doesn’t want to feel proud of themselves because their prediction about something came to fruition?
Mieruko-Chan as a series has been very subtle with the entirety of its storytelling so far. There are breadcrumbs to follow littered in every episode for one to take in slowly and make of those what they want. The series doesn’t tell you much out loud. One is relied upon to be smart and attentive enough to take it all in anyway. That is something that I absolutely adore about this show, and I hope that other shows also try their hands on this.
Take, for example, the previous episode. We learned that Hana is a very powerful source that attracts ghosts to her. We always knew something was wrong because of her voracious appetite, and many had even guessed it before Miko did. We saw the big ghosts eating the small ones and figured out the circle of life (or death) in this universe, and we saw that there are Gods willing to help humans by taking care of the ghosts for them.
Mieruko Chan Episode 7 took us back to some more comedic roots. I say “some” because the episode was still chock-full of horrific moments that would keep you on your toes and your heart racing throughout the episode. The series was framed as Yuria (Yulia? I don’t know, the Japanese language doesn’t have a sound for “L”, so foreign names get butchered like this. Not really anything anyone can do about it.) trying to get revenge on Miko for choking her out, and going on a trip to do so.
We didn’t learn anything new about the universe here, but there were some clues, as we talked about earlier, and it was a good bonding moment for the entire cast of characters. Yuria was finally used to her full extent in Mieruko Chan Episode 7, and her interactions with Miko were a trope that’s been done to death but worked as well as it could here. The ghosts were particularly scary here for some reason, and the balance between horror and comedy was much more even. Overall, Mieruko Chan Episode 7 was a great episode of the series.
Mieruko Chan Episode 7 Review- Art and Music
The show uses visual storytelling through character designs and colours to tell the audience more about who they are watching. Miko’s striking golden eyes and semi-gothic features make her stand out a lot, and one look at Hana’s design will tell you everything you would ever want to know about the character. Yuria is plain with streaks of colour in her design, indicating that she is a wild card. We already saw her in action, but this episode cemented that even further. The music was fine, but there wasn’t anything special to talk about.
Mieruko Chan Episode 7 was just the right balance of comedy and horror. It was appropriately spooky and funny at the right moments and allowed for some tender moments in the middle. Overall, a great outing for the show!
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