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    ファントム イン ザ トワイライト

    A show about a Chinese girl traveling to London and help a bunch of pretty boys take down phantoms.

    Airs: Monday, July 9, 2018

    Studio: Liden Films

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    Set in modern day London, the story takes place in a world where "Shadows" are born from human fear and anxiety. A young girl arrives to study abroad, only to be caught in a bizarre incident as she enters university. In a city with no acquaintances, the helpless girl wanders into "Caf? Forbidden," a mysterious caf? that exclusively opens at midnight. She meets an assortment of handsome men employed at the caf?, where guardians who protect the boundary between humans and shadow convene.

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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

  • #2
    Episode 1

    Getting back what belongs to her.

    So it begins with Ton arriving from China to London with her friend, and right away she gets into trouble as she gets robbed by some goblins that leads her to a place her great grandmother frequently visited. There she meets the pretty boys who run this place, and they help her get everything back after she awakens some mysterious power as while these boys have been through this before, they underestimated this enemy. Well, it was a decent enough start to keep me going for now, and at least it got my interest here, but at the same time that was just rushed and not exactly settling into things.

    So as always, the usual trial rules apply. I will take on one Monday show given that the day's lineup is weak once again, so all that needs to happen is for this to be better than Dropkick on My Devil! and Holmes of Kyoto, but so far after the first episode this one is clearly at the bottom between those three. But again, I'm giving it another chance to prove itself before writing it off completely.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Fukaziroh, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
    Watching: Chihayafuru 2, Perfect Insider, DB Super, One Piece, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: MHA, STG, AOT, FRE, OVL, HBD, HSB, BNF, 7SR, GBL, HSL, AAB, DKD, RSL, HDL, 100, ADH, YUY, HRV, EOC, IIZ, NBS, AKJ, IDM-CGG, 1RM
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Working from the shadows.

      So those boys aren't humans, but shadowy beings called Umbras created out of human fear. Shinyao gets herself kidnapped, and as with any impulsive character would do, Ton goes charging in not realizing that it could just be a trap. But alas, her recklessness gets the better of her, and it was Wayne coming to the rescue after first appearing as a smartphone app before appearing as a young boy with a mannequin body. I can't exactly tell if that was brave or just plain reckless as she's bound to get herself into a lot of trouble if she keeps this up.

      I guess I'll give it one more episode, but it's quickly falling out of favor with me as this show just doesn't feel like it's for me. Certainly, the first two shows haven't done much to change that opinion.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Fukaziroh, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
      Watching: Chihayafuru 2, Perfect Insider, DB Super, One Piece, Toonami Stuff
      Simulcasts: MHA, STG, AOT, FRE, OVL, HBD, HSB, BNF, 7SR, GBL, HSL, AAB, DKD, RSL, HDL, 100, ADH, YUY, HRV, EOC, IIZ, NBS, AKJ, IDM-CGG, 1RM
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        Hey bro, it's possible to coexist.

        With Shinyao with Chris, Luke goes out and takes him on as fellow brothers with differing viewpoints. Chris is just doing a job here, all while he absolutely can't stand humans, but Luke is out to change that with the battle. But it gets interrupted, but Ton and Tauryu come to the rescue so that those bros can continue their fight, but it didn't end as Chris took Shinyao away. Alright, I can see where this was supposed to go, but this thing just keeps dragging on as I was expecting to see Chris and Luke make up, but that was not meant to be, at least not yet.

        So it's pretty clear that this show isn't going to stick, but I might watch one more just to see this part come to an end before bailing. It's a distant third behind Dropkick and Holmes for the one Monday slot, but seeing that I don't like leaving a show after an episode ends like this that I might just go one more episode. In any case, it was what I was expecting, which for this kind of show is not good.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Fukaziroh, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
        Watching: Chihayafuru 2, Perfect Insider, DB Super, One Piece, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: MHA, STG, AOT, FRE, OVL, HBD, HSB, BNF, 7SR, GBL, HSL, AAB, DKD, RSL, HDL, 100, ADH, YUY, HRV, EOC, IIZ, NBS, AKJ, IDM-CGG, 1RM
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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