Myriad Colors Phantom World is perfect for those who love fantasy in a modern setting.
Haruhiko Ichijo and Mai Kawakami are not like the average high school students at Haseo Academy. They are some of the few living people with the ability to fight the Phantoms.
Haruhiko, a klutzy bookworm, has the power to trap Phantoms in his drawings. His teammate Mai is very athletic and is able to beat them into submission. Due to their spontaneous attitudes and lack of planning, they are the worst rated team in the Phantom Hunting Club. To make up for their sometimes destructive behavior, they have to defeat even more Phantoms than the other club members.
Though many aspects of this show feel a bit typical, it definitely has an irregular enough scenario to pique my interest for the first episode. One of the first scenes you see is that Haruhiko’s bedroom is pixelated until he wakes up. Then a ripple travels up the walls and he is suddenly inside a library at his house. The idea of reality being shaped to people’s perceptions reminded me of a completely unrelated horror movie titled In the Mouth of Madness which is a film I enjoyed.
What do you think of this new series produced by Kyoto Animation? Do you like the idea of perception literally shaping the physical world?
Next time, I think we will take a first look at Aokana: Four Rythym Across the Blue or Active Raid, so keep your eyes out for those.
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