Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Review: How Could Something This Sweet Be So Horrifying

Mieruko chan is the most criminally underrated anime this season, and I will die on this hill. Mieruko Chan Episode 8 had everything you can ask for in a series like this and more. Let’s check it out in this review!

Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Overview

Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Train
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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 8. If you would like to check out our review of the seventh episode, you can do so right here!

– Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Review does not contain any spoilers –

Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Review: Plot and Characters

Mom's Birthday Gift Mieruko Chan Episode 8
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This outing of Mieruko-chan was outstanding. There are no ifs and buts about it, this was a flawless 30 minutes of television. I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about this episode, even after it featured several different forms of storytelling in a single episode. I believe that Mieruko-chan has tapped into something amazing here, and it is a crime that most people don’t recognise that in this season of anime.

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Mieruko-chan has always been a particularly unique show, one with tons of upside and potential to do a lot of good with the world it has created. While it initially spent a lot of time establishing said world, I believe Mieruko Chan Episode 8 was the first to use it to its full potential. There are moments here that will touch the core of your heart, and they fit in seamlessly with scenes that would terrify the pants off you. There are even callbacks to some previous episodes, including one of my favourite things the show has ever done.

Train Ghost Mieruko Chan Episode 8
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The situations here are believable, and the lore about ghosts and souls that the show has diligently set up in several subtle ways finally comes to play in a scene that I will talk more about in the art section of this review. There is also a moment that uses Miko’s ability to distinguish good ghosts from bad ones that brought out actual tears from my eyes while watching it in one fell swoop. All of this is supplemented by the impending sense of doom that has developed because of the twist at the end.

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Mieruko Chan Episode 8 is anime at its best. At its core, anime is about storytelling and creators baring their hearts out for our viewing pleasures. If, by doing that, they are also able to elicit some strong positive reactions from the viewers, it is considered a job well done. Mieruko-chan is able to do that and much more in all the genres that it targets. While the comedy might not be as present here as it usually is, its absence is made up by the spectacular thriller and drama elements. This was awesome, and you should give it a try.

Mieruko Chan Episode 8 Review- Art and Characters

Usually, the ghosts in Mieruko-chan are done well enough to shock and somewhat scare the viewers. However, Mieruko Chan Episode 8 was the first time when I was genuinely horrified by a particular design and wanted to get away from my screen as quickly as possible. I am, of course, talking about the train scene. I love how Mieruko uses its subtle lore to create intense situations such as this, which almost always have satisfying solutions. This scene ruled.

Verdict

Mieruko Chan Episode 8 was perfect and exactly what it should have been for an anime of such a unique likeness and concept. You are missing out if you aren’t watching this show right now.

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Mieruko Chan Episode 8 was perfect and exactly what it should have been for an anime of such a unique likeness and concept. You are missing out if you aren't watching this show right now.

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