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“Dimension W” (S1 E2 – ‘Loser’) Review

Credit: FUNimation

Written by UkNO

Episode 2 goes back to the old saying “you should never mess with something that is broken or stick items in places where they do not belong”… Wait that’s not… Maybe it is, but don’t get shocked! Beware of the bad coils! Especially when bad time with dimensional collapses, or at least in this universe you will.

Since episode 1, Kyoma, now partnered with Mira have been working to obtain more illegal coils. Maybe there some slapping involved, but we can jump forward in time. However, this time, the mission involves a character named “Loser”. We find out how he works with his communication hijackings and such, but I admit that the character design is truly compelling for the name “Loser”. Cheap superheroes are becoming a thing of the past, but this goofy look is outrageous in a comical relief way. He has the feel of a serious adversary, so his design has a combination of goofiness and seriousness, which is alright in my book.

We find out that the pillar of light from the previous episode was an actual dying message for Mira, and thanks to that she now has found her purpose as a character in the series. She now will go to any lengths to know what her father planned, which makes her relevant as the story progresses. Apparently New Tesla was involved when the recording we saw involved the death of Dr. Yurizaki’s wife and child. It also may be a hint of foreshadowing for what may happen in the future.

Following that we saw what Loser is after and with that Kyoma is off on the chase! The animation during this sequence is amazing. The usage of various colors makes for a great scene, hence why in the previous review I’ve praised the animation so much so.

The animation looked consistent even when the action of the chase between Loser and Kyoma was going on and the added color of Losers’ coils was the cherry on top. Personally, the scene where the statues surrounded Kyoma and Loser, which forced them into teamwork. The action was fun and entertaining while looking very cool and enjoyable every step of the way.

It was good to see Mira going out to actually do something to support Kyoma and it was a bit of a relief too. I was sort of afraid they were going to make her a damsel in distress or just a cheerleader on the side. But no, we actually see her put in an effort to find the coils Loser was using, as well as his partner that was on support.

Speaking of Loser, we find out that he has lost somebody special in his life, which gives us his reasoning behind his actions. He wants to expose the truth of New Tesla’s covers up. Loser has a vigilante characteristic that isn’t anything original, but it gives him a purpose in the plot and I believe we will be seeing more of him later on down the road.

The characters are not some supportive addition to the series as they don’t shell out boring scenarios for them. When they want the character to shine, they reveal a trait or piece of the backstory it’s done so with some anime graces. Kyoma, as find out has, had the past with mentioning of the radical units, Grendel. It’s a superhuman specialist that deals with coils, although we don’t know much of what Kyoma did or why he was in the unit. In some ways, it explains a lot how he functions in life.

The final scenes were something else. It shows you that coils are not to be toyed with and misuse of them will have dire consequences. Remember folks, when dealing with coils, the color red is a very bad thing and will get you a dimensional collapse to the face; possibly a torn body as well. The setups during this episode are everywhere as we get a mention of something called “Numbers”.

We’re left with a huge relief that even episode didn’t fail any of the viewers. It kind of went well beyond some expectations I’ve had. It must be remembered that some of the hints and setups will play a much bigger role come more episodes we see. Definitely looking forward to seeing how the evolution of Kyoma and Mira’s relationship will possibly lead to some answer what New Tesla is really up to.

Rating: B+

UkNO signing off! Until ‘Episode 3: Chase The Numbers”

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