Phantom in the Twilight Episode 9: Saving Shinyao has Become A Full Series Job

Phantom in the Twilight Episode 9

They really could rename this series Saving Shinyao the way its been going. The girl has been repeatedly kidnapped and on the run since the end of episode 1 and it seems like the Ton vs Shinyao scenario is far more likely (and I’m still not sure how I feel about that).

Phantom in the Twilight Episode 9

This episode gave a lot of its screen time to the bad guys (or at least the people standing in Ton’s way and pursuing Shinyao so I assume we’re supposed to think they are bad). The selfish motivations and almost play-like way they go about their pursuit of the heroines in this episode doesn’t do much to endear them and does a lot to make me feel like Haysin and the computer guy are two pre-teens squabbling over who would win a fight between Batman and Superman.

Phantom in the Twilight - Haysin

And in case you missed it, I did say heroines. This was previously Ton’s story with Ton’s grandmother  establishing the cafe and Ton being the one who was trying to save Shinyao. Somewhere along the way, Shinyao has become a character in her own right and while I think she’s a little unbalanced, given the limited screen time she’s had it is still impressive what the show has managed with her.

As for the specifics of this episode, there’s a lot of fighting. Haysin is trying to ‘level up’ ton so he’s got some umbra from the museum for her to play with. Computer guy is still playing a game of tag with Shinyao and Chris. Meanwhile, one of the two, or both, send guys with guns to take out a hospitalised Van Helsing. After the set-up plays out we more or less just run from conflict to conflict.

Phantom in the Twilight Episode 9

That said, if you want to have your heart broken a little bit, the Twilight Plus this week is as adorable as ever and features Shinyao and Chris. Of course it was definitely bait to make us watch the next episode but these little skits at the end of each episode are actually pretty solid entertainment.

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11 thoughts on “Phantom in the Twilight Episode 9: Saving Shinyao has Become A Full Series Job

  1. Well…just saw the episode myself, and as usual it was entertaining, do I was definitely shocked by the end too (that said, the Plus segment once again really did make it a bit lighthearted again too, and they are fast becoming some of the most fun elements of this series). I’m not sure how I feel about the storyline heading into the direction of Ton vs Shinyao either, but I’m still not convinced it will head into that territory. But..if it does, I am thinking there are still a few twists along the way that will keep it interesting. Crazy that we are already heading towards episode 10 now. Time sure does fly when you are having fun 😊😊

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    1. It has definitely been an unexpectedly fun show and I’m glad I picked this one up in the end. I could do with more of these low key enjoyable shows in my line ups as they make for fun watching, give me a bit to talk about, but it doesn’t really stick with me after I’m done with it for the week until I return to the next episode.

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      1. True enough. It’s just a show that I compare to for instance low grade action flicks. Films that are enjoyable when you watch them, but which you are very likely to forget by the end of the next week 😊
        That said…the series I’m currently watching, Violet Evergarden, is not something I’m likely to forget anytime soon. WOW…is all I have to say for this right now…..😊

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        1. I should probably get around to watching that now that it is available in my region. However my expectations have been built up so much I kind of feel some distance will probably serve the show well.

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          1. I understand. I hope to have a review up for this on sunday. Let’s just say it like this: I literally cried a couple of times during this anime.I have nearly finished it now, but it’s truly been an emotional rollercoaster. And that really doesn’t happen to me often. It takes something special to really move me to tears. Ha…feel a bit silly admitting that I cried, but well..there you go. Hope when you get around to it you will really enjoy it as well 😊

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