Tokyo ESP Episode 5: So far, penguin is the strongest ally combatant

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It looks like the Professor has a pretty standard Magneto-style goal of wiping out the humans on Earth to create a new world exclusively for espers. I assume he has some sort of vengeful reason for this revolving around past trauma as they always do. Here’s hoping there’s more to him as a villain.

It’s still got me curious what will end up happening to Kyoutarou before the final battle given that he isn’t shown in the first episode, but seems to be the main focus for the story with his connection to the main antagonists. Also, the focus on Minami in the ending theme makes me wonder if I should be expecting her to betray the Professor in the end despite her assertion this week that she helps him out of her own free will.

Tokyo ESP Episode 4: Miracle!

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It looks like the most of the main characters from the first episode have assembled together. The invisible girl turned out to be easier to turn than expected. The mysterious samurai also turned out to be both the swordsman from the first episode and a person from Azuma’s past. Presumably, Minami is trying to change the world for the better or something after the events of the civil war from her and Azuma’s childhood. Also, it’s possible the second samurai was her missing father, but that’s just a quick speculation.

It looks like the main antagonist from the first episode has appeared, calling himself the Professor. We didn’t get a great sense of his ability in the first episode, but the quick look this week made it look possibly like the ability to manipulate his blood. Whatever it is, let’s see if we find out his grand plans next week.

Tokyo ESP Episode 3: Heroes of justice

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It looks like the beginning of this series will be focusing on team-building. I think the red-haired invisibility girl was shown fighting on Rinka’s side in the first episode, so there will be a process to turn her away from petty crime. There’s also the interesting question of who the samurai is. I’m currently working with two possibilities. For one, it could be the girl from the first episode shown using teleportation and dual swords. Also, there’s a possibility it’s the person shown briefly this week standing next to Azuma in his flashback, explaining the samurai’s knowledge of Azuma’s name.

Anyway, next week should get through this whole kidnapping thing. Although, it looks like Murasaki may be able to save herself now that she’s getting a psychic power of her own.I can’t remember what her power was…hope it’s something interesting, I guess.

Tokyo ESP First Impressions (1): I don’t remember this many explosions

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I read the manga for this show, but I don’t remember any of this stuff happening. From the first episode, we see a Tokyo where espers are using their powers to cause havoc across the city. The main character should be Urushiba Rinka, the girl that appears at the end of the episode. I know I stopped reading the manga somewhere along the line because I lost interest, but I find it hard to believe I would have forgotten something like this. I don’t think that the manga had this level of action coming out of the gate. It certainly is better for grabbing the attention than a girl falling through the floor of her bedroom, right?

I’m curious whether the anime is accelerating the story of the manga or whether it’s now going to return to when Rinka first gets her powers like the manga did. If the manga ends up becoming something like this, I might start reading it again. I must have quit too early. Of course, that means that I’m going into this show pretty much like everyone else, so I might continue to cover this show because of that.

Kotoura-san First Impressions: Being Psychic is Suffering

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That’s a pretty simple premise…a girl who has been screwed by her ability to read minds finds someone who actually likes it and tries to help her with it. No deep mysteries or anything here, but it was decently funny, I guess. It’s an interesting question…would you be able to accept someone who could read your every thought? I’m sure I couldn’t…that requires a level of trust I just don’t have.

It’s an interesting show to watch…but not much is there to talk about in a post. I’m curious how the rest of the group will be for this show…will there be any other psychics? There could be someone that’s a sort of opposite of Kotoura, going through childhood keeping their abilities secret. Or she could be the only one…I actually find that more likely for some reason. But seriously…how do you get turned on by watching a girl cry? That’s messed up, dude…