Mieruko-chan Episode 9 Review – Quick Summary
In Mieruko-chan Episode 9, “Things She’s Seen Before,” Miko Yotsuya is horrified to see that her substitute teacher is Zen Touno, who she had met before. Most of Miko’s female classmates think of him as a young, hot teacher. Miko, though, sees that he is surrounded by the ferocious spirits of dead cats. Can Miko protect Hana Yurikawa and Yulia Niguredou from this new, physical threat? Or is the situation even more complicated than that?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Mieruko-chan Episode 9
At least Hana had her priorities in order! Alternate caption: Yulia, moments before The Squish threatened to suffocate her! Capture from the Funimation stream.
Hana’s appetite is legendary. In case we forgot about that, the show treated us to several scenes of Hana on the “See Food” diet — she sees food, then she eats it. The chocolate-chip melon bread was probably the best example.
In this episode, the donut shop she and Miko frequented put on a haunted house. Any group who got through it would get 20 free donuts. Now, despite having an aura that is so powerful it serves as a cooking grill for apparitions, Hana is terrified by the very idea of ghosts. Yet, she wanted to go into the haunted house and earn her 20 free donuts.
Seeing how scared Hana looked, Miko said they didn’t need to go into the haunted house if she didn’t want to. Hana protested that she absolutely had to go in!
“If you get the stamp at the end, you get 20 donuts for free!” she said (11:29). “I don’t have a choice in the matter!”
Hana knows what she wants, and she goes after it even if she’s afraid! That’s admirable!
Best in Show Moment for Mieruko-chan Episode 9
Finally, Miko gets a moment to just be happy. Capture from the Funimation stream.
For the first eight episodes, we have watched as Miko struggled to keep herself from reacting. Every time she saw an apparition or a ghost, she had to stop herself from showing any emotion whatsoever. Even if an apparition sunk an axe into her skull, she had to keep her feelings inside. None of us know what would happen if she acknowledged she could see the critters, but she suspects it could be very bad.
In this episode, Miko got a break!
She, Hana, and Yulia went through the donut shop’s haunted house. As they encountered actor after actor dressed as a chainsaw-wielding maniac, Frankenstein’s monster, and more, Miko, out of habit, kept her reactions to herself.
For the first part of their trip through the haunted house, Miko kept herself more or less expressionless. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Suddenly, as Hana screamed her lungs out beside her, it dawned on Miko. These were fake monsters. These ghosts weren’t real! When an axe-carrying clown jumped out in front of them, Miko let out what has to be the most adorable scream I have ever heard (17:01). The more creatures jumped out at her, the louder she screamed and the louder she laughed.
Yulia, of course, misinterpreted Miko’s joy as sheer badassery. But seeing Miko finally, finally get a moment to just enjoy herself was awesome.
To top it all off, they made it through and Hana got her donuts. So, it was a good day all around!
What did you think of the creature following the new teacher? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Mieruko-chan Episode 9 Review: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Mieruko-chan – Episode 9 discussion
- RABUJOI: Mieruko-chan – 09 – The Joy of Being Able to React
- Random Curiosity: Mieruko-chan – 09
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