Twilight Coffee Shop
Narugami is always struggling to earn enough money to get by, yet Frey and Heimdall get buy with no difficulties portrayed. Fray does do bargain shopping, but then he orders a lot from specialty shops which are probably much more expensive than buying similar items from a grocery store. Does he simply sneak around as Mystery Thief Frey until he’s gathered enough money to get by?
Another episode, another Norse-based opponent. The first episode betrayed my expectations, with no episode yet able to captivate me as the first did, but my original expectations lacked inclusion of Norse mythology, and wouldn’t be suited for a show starring the dark god, Loki. Still, it’s an enjoyable show, something fun to sit back and relax while watching.
While the shop owner goes abroad to relearn coffee, I recommend Narugami pay a visit to the Hinata Inn. Motoko, from Love Hina, could teach him a sword technique to dispell evil without harming the container the evil is within. At least, it works to remove evil from living beings. I’m not sure about coffee cups.
What I’d like to know is why Loki hides his true self, although he and Yamino freely showed their Norse selves to one of the robbers. Reiya has seen, and maybe Mayura did as well, Loki’s use of his staff. Can’t Loki say, “By the way, I have powers to sense evil, and that’s one evil coffee cup”?
Mayura’s Japanese voice is provided by Yui Horie, who gives her a fairly soft, yet excitable voice. My thoughts on Kira Vincent-Davis’s English voice for Mayura go back and forth. Vincent-Davis’s Mayura is often higher pitched than Horie’s, and when Mayura is off screen while talking, her voice sounds to have a minor struggle to “sound young”, leading to a squeaky tone. When Mayura is visible, her English voice is decent, but during the “new episode preview” segments, it’s back to sounding strange to me.