I know that I talk a lot about this series but it’s not my fault as every week this series gives me so much to talk about.
In this week’s episode the main character is Sayumi who has been more or less a side character up until this point. Over the course of the first five episodes the primary focus has been setting up the various members of Jurai’s harem while Sayumi was forced into the backseat where she didn’t get to say much of anything until now.
In this episode Sayumi not only gets to have a starring role in the story but she also gets to be developed in unexpected ways. Until now I never would’ve thought that she was such a complicated character and now that I know that I feel very strongly about her. She’s sweet, caring and can kick your ass in about eight different ways when she’s angry.
The downside to this episode is that it involves a lot of jumping around in time which can be confusing for anyone who isn’t expecting it but the end result is absolutely worth it. A few months prior to the start of this episode, Sayumi suggests to everyone that she uses her power to reset everyone so that they no longer have their special powers which Jurai completely objects to. This leads to a conflict and rift between the two that he must spend a long time fixing while also revealing just some of the internal conflicts that Sayumi has been forced to wage within herself ever since she started high school and gained her powers.
I really enjoyed this episode specifically because it developed a character in a way that the other characters haven’t been. While Tomoyo and Hatoko were shown to have their own conflicts to deal with, none of them were as intense as what Sayumi has been going through which is a nice change of pace for the series.
You could argue that the whole idea behind the episode did nothing but further the harem aspect of the series but I disagree with that notion. In my opinion, this episode did a wonderful job with adding new ripples to a pond that was starting to settle a little and become a little too still for its own good.
When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace has remained a fun series that continues to entertain me on a weekly basis that has remained true to itself and its original premise. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, you’re the one who is missing out.
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