Episode 2 was great. I was surprised Bashiro or whhatever the hell his name was had some psychic power, looks like Reigen truly is the biggest bluff man in the game with 0% spirituality. I also like how all the urban legends are mundane human things, like a pervert, a grandma who is a crazy fast jogger, and a cute Doggo who was being drawn on. Except the Dragger, which was a crazy powerful spirit because people willed her into existence. Whoopsie Daisy.
This was a good episode. The scene with the ghost family was one of the best scenes in the manga (I'm going to be repeating this phrase a lot this season) and seeing it adapted so well really did bring a smile to my face. The next few episodes are going to be some amazing stuff.
I wasn't big on last weeks episode - it felt like throwaway filler detatched from the main story - even the enemy seemed kind of lame and forgettable though we did get a good action sequence out of it.
This week had much the same monster-of-the-week structure and lacked a cool action sequence yet felt more compelling, probably because we got another look into Mob's mind which is always one of the shows strengths, and some of the other characters showed up.
That said, I do hope the show moves back towards the main plot threads. We haven't seen that blond kid yet and we're three episodes in, Ritsu has done fuck all too, I'd like to see that girl again and the various clubs.
This was a good episode but also a little rushed. Maybe it was because of time, but it seemed like Bones was really trying to get into the meat of this arc quickly which is why this episode goes by really fast and sadly I feel like some of the creepiness and shock value that this part had in the manga is lost as a result. They also cut out one of my favorite panels in the manga:
The "fight" in Mogami's world also was a lot more brutal in the manga, but it seems like they're saving this brutality for the next episode. From the preview it seems they're really going to give that part enough time to breathe.
Still there's a lot to like in this episode. I'm a huge fan of how they handled the "stone mob" bit as well as how Bones were able to show the sheer power Mogami has. I just wish it was given maybe another episode to really set the mood and tone but it's understandable why they didn't.
This episode was amazing looking all around and really captured how terrifying Mogami is. He provides a great foil to the way Mob has been trying to deal with his powers and emotions. Mogami looked deep into the abyss and the abyss looked back leaving him all kinds of fucked in the head.
Man, I binged the first season last month and got through it and thought it was really good, this season is phenomenal so far. Every single episode has been a treat. I'm really looking forward to where the story is going, and Mob is such a genuinely good person. Reigen is surprisingly crazy supportive and actually cares about Mob, despite using him at the same time.