Now that Enigma is at large stealing more abilities, what will Haruhiko do now that his powers got snatched away by her.
I have to admit that while Haruhiko is useless since he tends to be the weakest out of the whole group, it’s easy to feel sympathetic towards him this time. He has his mother who he hasn’t seen since his childhood in the hospital bed after Enigma taking took control of her, causing her to lose consciousness. He eventually meets her new husband who gives him a picture book that has a character that looks awfully familiar to Ruru. Yep, there is some foreshadowing here aside from Ruru acting strange. The book also contains a picture of him when he was younger with his mother. In short, this book had an impact in his life.
As for stopping Enigma, it’s quite obvious that the strange device that Haruhiko picked up will come in handy. Still, it’s surprising that Haruhiko took a long time to fix the device while it took Albrecht, Kurumi’s teddy bear only a few minutes to fix it. To make it things more amusing, it can hack into the company who is responsible for creating Enigma, the most powerful Phantom ever created by humans. Still, I’m amazed by Albrecht’s hacking abilities and he could probably crack the iPhone in seconds if Kurumi wanted. Meanwhile, the FBI will still have trouble hacking it and turn to Apple to beg for a backdoor before they can even crack it.
As foreshadowed earlier, it seems that Ruru holds the key that will allow Haruhiko to defeat Enigma since she has the same powers, but stronger. Still, I find it amusing that Ruru is basically Haruhiko’s energetic side that he suppressed. Not so surprising since he is a nerd himself and his mother was absent for most of his childhood. Even so, the new forms of Marchosias and Cthulhu now look badass compared to their summons shown in earlier episodes. It just shows that Ruru is better than him even if she can’t use these abilities herself.
Aside from that, it seems that everyone knows about the cover up regarding the company responsible for Enigma. With things normal again, Mai’s phantom hunting team is given a new special task. What is it? We will never know, unless Kyoto Animation decide to make a movie of some sort to wrap things up.
Musaigen no Phantom World is an enjoyable show even though it’s nothing too special. The show definitely feels like a cross between Amagi Brilliant Park, Chuunibyou and Kyoukai no Kanata. While there is not much in terms of plot except towards the end with Haruhiko turning into a child that sets us up for the grand finale, the show is basically the Phantom of the week type of thing with each character getting their own time in the spotlight. It’s not a bad thing since the show doesn’t take itself seriously and it knows it.
In short, while this show is not for everyone since it has fanservice, probably more so than what Amagi Brilliant Park had and some might have mixed feelings about the comedy, at least better than Kyoukai no Kanata since Phantom World focused mostly on comedy with some, but not a lot of drama. ¶