Sora receives a parcel from his dad but is apprehensive about opening it given previous gifts from his father have been unusual to say the least. Fearing the worst, Sora is surprised when the contents of the coffin is a tiny mummy that is also a bit of a crybaby.
I have no idea whether this show can keep me interested for a whole season, but I really had fun with this first episode. Sora is pretty standard as the protagonist but doesn’t cross the line into annoying. Plus, his fairly sensible reactions throughout the episode kind of help to ground the otherwise odd plot line of having a pet mummy.
This episode is one of set up and discovery for both Sora and the audience and it works well as we learn about the Mii-Kun’s (the name Sora gives the mummy) fearful nature, clumsiness, tastes in food, and general need for attention. Playing the mummy opposite the pet dog certainly added a comedic moment as well as gave the audience a fairly touching scene as Sora finally accepted the mummy as staying and stopped trying to pack it off home.
However, what really makes this episode work is that it is just kind of adorable. Not a lot happens plot wise, we’re introduced to Sora, the mummy, and one of Sora’s friends who has so far terrified Mii-Kun and I’m looking forward to seeing more of their interactions, but there’s not a lot of depth for any of these characters at this stage. There’s also some girl living in Sora’s house and I’m not sure if she’s a relative at this point because that was not really explained but I’m sure it will be later. Still, adorable.
I didn’t think I’d watch the whole of this first episode and yet I enjoyed it from start to finish. While I still don’t know if this will work for a whole season, I don’t have much to complain about at this point.
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