Sonny “Don’t call it Lord of the Flies” Boy has aired another episode, and as promised, I’m here to review it. Let’s see how my experience with Sonny Boy Episode 3 was in this review.
Sonny Boy Episode 3- Overview
Sonny Boy is based on an original story written by prominent director Shingo Natsume, previously known for directing shows such as One Punch Man. Studio Madhouse is producing it, the powerhouse anime studio behind absolute classics such as Hunter x Hunter, Death Note, and No Game No Life!
If you would like to refresh your memory about the happenings inside Episode 2, or if you’re new to the series and Episode 3 is the first one you decided to watch, you can check out my review of Episode 2 of Sonny Boy here!
Sonny Boy Episode 3 Review- The Plot
Layers upon layers upon layers of mystery and intrigue is how I would describe this episode. So many turning wheels, more important characters and the mysterious “This World” make this show a certified head-scratcher, in a good way, of course.
Sonny Boy Episode 3 answers some questions about the mysterious world but also asks many more questions. The plot begins with a lot of time having been passed, and the children have started a rudimentary yet effective capitalist society. There’s just one minor issue- children have started to disappear.
Nagara and Mizuho are given the task of finding out what happened to them, and through the course of this episode, we learn a lot about what makes the world and this anime tick. We also confirm some of our previous theories, including when I said that Hoshi was up to something. They most definitely are, and now we know that for sure. What’s even more interesting is so is Nozomi.
I like series with a straightforward story to tell and who proceed to tell it without any filler. Sonny Boy is one of them, and that’s great. Overall, the story of this episode was well done and made me want to start the next episode ASAP. Curse you, weekly shows!
Sonny Boy Episode 3 Review- The Characters
Children can be awful. Don’t get me wrong, I mean it with the greatest of respect, but it is true. They can be mean, selfish, and needlessly cruel. It’s not their fault for being this way, of course. But they are. I can speak on this issue, trust me. I was once a kid too. This is also something that we are already aware of. Ask any millennial, and they’ll tell you the same. Go ahead and ask Gen X, too, while you’re at it.
That’s precisely what Sonny Boy sets out to explore. The purest of beings could be corrupted with just a tiny morsel of power if they weren’t already. The characters here are absolutely fascinating because they make you root for them despite all this. Nagara, Nozomi, Mizuho, and the others are intriguing and hiding several skeletons in their closet. I can’t wait to see what happens to each and every one of them.
Sonny Boy Episode 3 Review- The Art and Music
The atmosphere of Sonny Boy is mind-blowing. The animation style and the (lack of) music mix together like gin and tonic, and the result is something that you can’t take your eyes off of. The Masaki Yuasa influence is apparent to see, and that can only be a good thing. Two thumbs up.
Sonny Boy Episode 3 is a fantastic way to spend your Friday, provided you don’t hate inherently weird things. It is just the right mixture of unnerving, intriguing, and confusing. I think this anime is up to something, and I can’t wait to figure out what it is.
If you liked this review of Sonny Boy Episode 3, check out our review of the next episode in the series!