Tokyo ESP will be one of three series I will be blogging, including the hilariously dumb Momokyun Sword (just because I can) and one another I haven’t decided on yet. I hope you’ll enjoy this season’s offerings from me!
The episode starts with Ms White Girl, aka Rinka, giving the baddies the beating that we all saw coming, but then we switch straight into flashback mode of how Rinka gained her powers in the first place. The episode starts with her falling through the floor of her apartment with her father, only to be met by a stranger who helps her manage her obviously new powers. It is then that we are met with Rinka seeing a flying penguin, and a scene of pretty incredibly animated gold fish flying through the sky. This was present in the first episode as well, but I couldn’t find an appropriate place to mention it.
As it turns out, the glowing fish seem to be the cause of at least Rinka and her companion, Azuma, gaining Esper powers. Feeling that she’s sick, Rinka rides to the hospital in order to find a cure, where her father is seen and apparently also gained Esper powers (I’m not sure if he’s blind or not, I’m going to assume so given his powers) of controlling magnetic fields unconsciously, who manages to somehow summon a huge amount of cars and other smaller metal objects all around him, turning him into a devastating ball of destruction. Once knocked out by Rinka, however, Rindou is able to stop his powers, at least for the time being.
Waking up in the apartment to a frying pan flying at your face can’t be fun, though, ahaha.
We jump forward somewhat as a robber has been found targeting museums. Initially, Azuma is thought to be the culprit, but it turns out to be Kobushi Kuroi, the redhead from episode one, who has the power of invisibility and is an impressive boxer. Upon her inevitable defeat, she is handed over to the police, and an alliance between Rinka and Azuma is formed.
I’m honestly glad to get a bit of a history lesson with this episode, because while the timing is a bit odd, it does mesh rather nicely when I rewatch the two episodes in conjunction with one another. I think fans of the manga are probably going to be happier as well, as I found out that this episode is technically where the anime should’ve started off, so I’m glad it was covered in this episode.
The story continues to impress, and everything is kept up to a high standard as the first episode was.