Mieruko-chan Review: A Refreshingly Creepy Delight a 2021 Release


As a fan of horror and supernatural genres, I’m always on the lookout for anime that can deliver an eerie atmosphere while maintaining a captivating storyline. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon “Mieruko-chan,” a series that not only met but exceeded my expectations in every aspect.

Mieruko-chan Review Picture Credit Passione
Mieruko-chan Review Picture Credit Passione

Mieruko-chan – The Short Overview

Adapted from the manga of the same name, “Mieruko-chan” introduces us to the life of a high school girl named Miko Yotsuya, who possesses the ability to see grotesque, otherworldly creatures that ordinary people cannot perceive. Faced with the daily struggle of navigating her normal life while avoiding these terrifying entities, Miko’s character is immediately relatable yet intriguing.

A Masterpiece in Animation: Passione’s Visual Spectacle

One of the most impressive aspects of the anime is its animation quality, courtesy of studio Passione. The art style perfectly complements the eerie theme of the series, with vibrant colors contrasting the dark and unsettling nature of the supernatural creatures Miko encounters. Character designs by Chikashi Kadekaru are distinct and memorable, adding depth to the story.

Crafting Suspense: Yuki Ogawa’s Directorial Brilliance

Director Yuki Ogawa, along with the talented team behind the series, masterfully builds tension and suspense in each episode. From the spine-chilling encounters with the monsters to the quieter, more introspective moments of Miko’s daily life, the pacing keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating what will happen next.

Voices that Haunt: Sora Amamiya’s Captivating Performance

The voice acting deserves special mention, with Sora Amamiya delivering a stellar performance as Miko. Her portrayal perfectly captures the character’s blend of vulnerability and determination, drawing viewers deeper into Miko’s world with each line of dialogue.

A Melody of Terror: Kana Utatane’s Enthralling Soundtrack

Accompanying the gripping visuals and performances is a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack composed by Kana Utatane. The opening theme, “Mienai Kara ne!?” sets the tone for each episode, while the ending theme, “Mita na? Mita yo ne?? Miteru yo ne???” leaves a lingering sense of unease long after the credits roll.

Bridging Cultures: Funimation’s Dubbing Triumph

Funimation’s decision to license the series for an English dub was a wise one, allowing a wider audience to experience the chilling atmosphere of “Mieruko-chan.” The English dub, which premiered shortly after the original Japanese release, maintains the integrity of the source material while providing accessibility for non-Japanese-speaking viewers.

Mieruko-chan Review Picture Credit Passione
Mieruko-chan Review Picture Credit Passione

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TOTT’s Take On Mieruko-chan

In conclusion, “Mieruko-chan” is a must-watch for fans of horror and supernatural anime. With its captivating storyline, stunning animation, and memorable characters, it stands out as one of the standout releases of its genre. Whether you’re a seasoned horror enthusiast or simply looking for something different, “Mieruko-chan” is sure to leave a lasting impression.

I am glad to rate the anime-

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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