Mieruko-chan Episode 10 Review – Quick Summary
In Mieruko-chan Episode 10, “Don’t Look,” the crows gathered thick around the apartment of Zen Touno as his neighbor tired to give him some leftovers. She noticed some blood on his hands, but he explained it away saying he had broken a glass. Then he thanked her for the leftovers and closed the door. So, why all the crows? At school, Miko Yotsuya noticed something very concerning: Hana Yurikawa was getting weaker and weaker. Does it have something to do with the teacher? Does Miko dare consult with Yulia Niguredou? And if Miko concludes that the apparitions are actually draining Hana, then what? Does that mean Miko will have to stop ignoring them?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Mieruko-chan Episode 10
Miko’s relief was so great she almost confessed to Hana! Capture from the Funimation stream.
Things got a little more interesting in this episode. The more Zen Touno is near Hana, the more hungry Hana becomes. We know that Hana has a robust appetite because of her amazingly bright aura. Now we know something else: Either proximity to Zen Touno or some other property of his is draining her. And it’s getting worse.
It got so bad, in fact, that Hana needed to go to the nurse’s office to lie down. Miko helped her. She had been in a tight spot between an apparition and Zen Touno, so she felt especially grateful to Hana for giving her a reason to leave. So intense was Miko’s relief that she tearfully expressed herself to Hana.
“I love you,” she said, wearing an expression that would be very easy for Hana to misinterpret.
To which Hana replied (11:25), “Wait. Am I dying?”
As long as Hana’s around, I think Miko’s going to be okay!
Best in Show Moment for Mieruko-chan Episode 10
Miko didn’t like the direction her thoughts were leading. But it was an important direction! Capture from the Funimation stream.
Setup: The Status Is Not Quo
Can the ghost/apparitions/whatever hurt Miko? We still don’t know for sure, though the evidence for them being able to affect Hana suggests that there’s not a clear demarcation between our world and theirs. If the spirits around Zen Touno can drain Hana, then they can likely affect other living creatures as well. Though it’s not even clear if it’s the spirits or Zen Touno himself that’s the cause.
My favorite scene involves Miko coming to the understanding that she can’t just ignore these apparitions anymore. Yulia helped her see why. Yulia had seen Miko helping Hana to the nurse’s office. Worried about her friend, Yulia stopped by to check on Hana. She found Hana healthy but weak from what seemed to be starvation, despite her having eaten more than enough. Yulia offered Hana some candy, which Hana unwrapped expertly and swallowed. Her aura brightened considerably, and that was something Yulia could see. Then Hana mentioned something about Zen Touno thinking she was so weird for leaving class over hunger.
“Even your life aura would get drained being around him and those spirits,” Yulia said, clearly without thinking (13:27).
Miko was aghast that Yulia would blurt out something about Hana’s aura to Hana! Capture from the Funimation stream.
“My life what?” Hana answered.
It was cute seeing Yulia freeze in panic. It was also funny seeing how shocked Miko was. Yulia tried to recover and actually came up with a rewording that put Hana at ease. But it really got Miko thinking. She thought so hard that she looked hostile. Hostile enough, in fact, to prompt Hana to remark on it. And hostile enough to send Yulia into a panic!
Delivery: Miko Understood Yulia’s Implication
What Miko was thinking so hard about was Yulia’s implication that whatever was going on, it was draining Hana’s aura.
“…Is that what’s making her hungry?” Miko wondered (14:24).
As Hana happily munched on Yulia’s candy, Miko came to an uncomfortable realization. Capture from the Funimation stream.
That seemed to be the moment when Miko knew that the status quo wasn’t working. Certainly with no small reluctance, she knew she would have to do something other than ignore the ghosts. The scene ended with some comedy. Namely, Miko wondered if there were things Yulia could see that she couldn’t. So she asked Yulia if they could talk privately. Yulia, of course, misinterpreted the request as springing from Miko’s imaginary fury that Yulia had spilled the beans. So Yulia fled!
But the key point is that Miko knows things have to change. That’s going to be fun to watch!
What did you think of the two school girls accidentally saving the kitten at the end? What were your favorite moments? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!
Mieruko-chan Episode 10 Review: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Mieruko-chan – Episode 10 discussion
- RABUJOI: Mieruko-chan – 10 – One More Time
- Random Curiosity: Mieruko-chan – 10
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- Mieruko-chan Episode 1: Can You See Them?
- Mieruko-chan Episode 2: She Can Totally See Them
- Mieruko-chan Episode 3: She Still Sees Them
- Mieruko-chan Episode 4: Yep, She Sees Them
- Mieruko-chan Episode 5: She Sees Them, Too
- Mieruko-chan Episode 6: She Sees Real Crazy Ones
- Mieruko-chan Episode 7: Did You See That?
- Mieruko-chan Episode 8: The Things She Sees
- Mieruko-chan Episode 9: Things She’s Seen Before
- Mieruko-chan Episode 10: Don’t Look
- Mieruko-chan Episode 11: She Looks
- Mieruko-chan Episode 12: The Girl Who Sees, Mieruko-Chan