A proper antagonist has been introduced in the story as Mieruko Chan Episode 9 heads towards a confrontation between good and evil in a world full of monsters. Let’s see how it went down in this review!
Mieruko Chan Episode 9 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 9. If you would like to check out our review of the eighth episode, you can do so right here!
– Mieruko Chan Episode 9 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Mieruko Chan Episode 9 Review- Plot and Characters
The best thing that can be said about this episode of Mieruko chan was that it was an episode of Mieruko chan. It didn’t break any new ground or take the show to new heights that it hadn’t been before, but it was still an enjoyable watch that had its moments. It didn’t answer any major questions about the show’s universe and created new ones instead. As we approach the end of the season, it is apparent that the show might not be finished by that point, and we might have to head for the manga for the full experience.
However, Mieruko-chan’s mediocre is still better than the better offerings of many an anime, and Mieruko Chan Episode 9 was certainly great. It was just not very eventful. It comprised of the same plot points and horror elements that we had seen before watching this particular episode, just modified to fit a slightly different narrative. Miko and Hana both received a similar amount of screentime, which raised a few concerns.
Miko and Hana aren’t characters that are on the same level as each other. One of them is way more interesting and unique than the other, and it is not even close. Miko is a fantastically written character with many intricacies and minute details about her that do a lot in fleshing her character out. Meanwhile, Hana is just a ditzy blonde that likes to eat a lot. She works well as the supporting character or side-kick of Miko, but her sections of prominence are almost always the most boring of the show.
The new villain (cat killer?) doesn’t receive much screentime in this one, with most of the time dedicated to showing Miko’s reactions to him rather than what he is like. I’m sure that we’ll see more of him in the next episode, and he is not a character that gets introduced in one episode and isn’t present in the next. He has an aura about him that suggests there is more going on than what is shown, and that sure sounds like a bunch of fun.
Miko’s visit to the haunted house was also a decent part of the episode, with Miko learning a good lesson there. Yuria was wholly unnecessary throughout the episode, and I don’t know what prompted the show to remember she existed this time around. I didn’t mind her, though, as she provided the Hana sessions with some more levity. Overall, Mieruko Chan Episode 9 was just kind of there, but I’m still glad that it was.
Mieruko Chan Episode 9 Review- Art and Music
While Studio Passione isn’t at the top of the anime industry at the moment, they have always been reliable and competent in delivering a great experience in their shows, whether it be a comedy or horror, or in Mieruko-chan’s case, both. Mieruko Chan Episode 9 was solid in both the animation and sound departments, but there wasn’t anything special going around behind the scenes. It was a standard outing for the show.
Mieruko Chan Episode 9 was a fine episode of a great show, resulting in a muted effort. It was still a fun watch for what it was, an episode that didn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things.
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