Musaigen no Phantom World Anime Review

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Rewatched anime here.
When I first watched this, I wasn’t paying attention much to the ending. So now that I have an official copy, I immediately rewatch this.
Oh, by the way. Before I start, I want to say HELLO EVERYONE!!!! It’s been awhile since I posted an anime review, or any content. I had been busy with my personal life, specifically, me finding a job. I won’t explain further more about my life and proceed to the review. Ha!



Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to Mar 31, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Phantoms: supernatural entities such as ghosts or youkai that, until recently, were thought to be superstition. However, when a virus that infects the brain spreads throughout society, people’s perception of the world changes as the mythical beings are revealed to have been living alongside humanity the entire time. This virus has also affected those of the next generation significantly, allowing them to develop special abilities that they can use to fight against dangerous phantoms.
Haruhiko Ichijou and Mai Kawakami are two of those that were granted such power as Haruhiko wields the ability to summon and seal phantoms through drawings while Mai imbues the power of the elements into martial arts. Together, along with the friendly phantom Ruru, they form Team E of Hosea Academy which is dedicated to dealing with these often mischievous beings. In a world where the real and surreal intertwine, Musaigen no Phantom World follows the adventures of a group of friends as they handle the everyday troubles caused by phantoms. (MAL)

My Thoughts:
I can still remember how hyped I was before watching this few years ago. It was the newest anime series after the release of one of my favorites, Hibike Euphonium. I had high hopes for this, but…..yeah, it didn’t turned out as what I expected. It was…uuhhhh…underwhelming. No wonder I forgot the ending, LOL.

The story is very interesting. I saw alot of potential for the series. To be honest, this reminds me alot of Qualidea Code. So much potential, but cuz of the rush and weird turn of events, it became a mess and underwhelming in the end. But, I do admit, I did enjoy watching this one. I first watched this when it aired weekly, it was an enjoyable ride. Now rewatching it again, I still enjoyed it. I like the comedic timing of the jokes, the shifting of the camera/perspective, definitely a KyoAni production. Hahaha.
The characters were really likeable, but also plain. I think the only character I come to like later on would be Mai. I would award her as the best girl of the series. Well, compared to the other girls, she got the most development and the most growth. She’s even better than the main guy. Like I said, Mai is best girl. Ha!


Mai is Best Girl <3

Visually, of course, its KyoAni. Its drop dead gorgeous. The quality of each scene is amazing to watch. I always get eyegasms watching the recent KyoAni animes. (especially the fanservice ones… <3 <3 )
But in the very end, it always goes back to the story, and how it was told. I kinda know from the beginning that this was a light novel adaptation. But I didn’t expect that the whole series was only cover one volume of the freakin’ light novel. Waaah!! This is unbelievable. (I won’t comment of the other volumes of the original LN, I will only focus on the volume where the series focused on.) Sigh, it kinda answers alot of my questions, actually. No wonder the middle episodes felt flat, repetitive and lack of substance….story-wise. It freakin’ lacked material to cover. I haven’t read the LN myself, so my judgment is definitely biased. Just…don’t mind. I’m just disappointed.

nope…..can’t unsee it.

Overall, the series was quite enjoyable to watch, but it was only okay. Average. Mediocre. Watchable, at best. Not worth of someone’s time, but if you are bored, you can watch this. Just don’t expect it to be ‘really good’.
That is all.
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