Phantom in the Twilight Episode 1: This Season’s Hot Guy Cafe Brought To You By Vampires and Werewolves


This is one of those stories where potentially it could end up quite good or it could end up being a mess, or it might just become formulaic and dull, and there’s really no way to tell from the early episodes. Welcome to Cafe Forbidden where the staff aren’t exactly as welcoming as you would think.


Ton is our walking cliche of a protagonist who travels to London to go to school and immediately gets robbed. Only she gets robbed by an invisible assailant and end up running into a strange cafe that turns out was started by her great-grandmother. Ton really doesn’t have much going for her in this episode other than some over exuberant reactions to being in London and then getting to run around a lot.

I mean, the guys at the cafe aren’t exactly subtle when one of them clearly says he knew her great-grandmother who has been dead for 100 years and even though he gets cut off, Ton doesn’t question that for a single instant. She’s one of those protagonists who could quickly become quite annoying given she seems fairly happy to just let the plot push her wherever it needs to. About the only positive is that at least it is her friend who gets kidnapped at the end of the episode and not her.


The one thing this episode did have going for it was that it didn’t draw out the supernatural reveals. Right from the theft it is pretty clear that magic is afoot and by the time we have a werewolf (or guy with wolf ears) fighting a pack of goblins it’s all pretty much a given and this is the aspect of the show I’m most interested in at the moment. Hopefully the second episode consolidates some of the better points of the show and maybe gives Ton some actual purpose other than to be the designated clueless person in the series.


What did you think of Phantom in the Twilight?

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Karandi James


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18 thoughts on “Phantom in the Twilight Episode 1: This Season’s Hot Guy Cafe Brought To You By Vampires and Werewolves

  1. Main character may not be as generic as I thought she would be and get drag around by her own harem.

  2. I actually ended up liking this more than I should have. Sure. Ton gets pushed around by circumstances a lot, but you see that with Leonardo Watch (Kekkai Sensen/Blood Blockade Battlefront) and a bunch of other protagonists in a range of genres, to varying levels of effect.

    What I have quibbles with are some of the plotholes. Off the top of my head, how Ton paid for the taxi to Hyde Park is the biggest one but there’s probably something else I forgot as well…

    Also, if you didn’t watch it already, the episode makes a bit more sense if you watch the chibi segment “Phantom in the Twilight Plus” (right before the next-ep preview).

  3. Hmmm…okay…gonna give this one a try on sunday as well. Supernatural stuff is something that I at least want to check out 😊 Even though it does sound that this is fairly generic at the moment 😊

    1. This one I’m not really sure about at this point. Looks fairly ordinary so far but it might get better. I do like supernatural stuff as well but this is going to have to get a lot better before I get excited about it.

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