Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3

Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3

Million Dollar and the Kitten

Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3 was the first bad episode of the series. I thought Episode 1 was good. And I also thought Episode 2 was pretty good. But, Episode 3 was hard to get through.

I’m hoping the rest of the series is going to be more like the first two episodes. But, I’m also not going to hold my breath for that to be the case. Based on what we saw in this week’s episode, there’s a good chance I won’t end up liking the series.

So, what was wrong with Episode 3? A few things. And the first is Million Dollar, the pseudo-superhero group. Million Dollar is the name Chika Takami and her sisters use when they’re protecting the town. And Big Mom is their mother/boss — not to be confused with the pirate of the same name.

Chika Takami (Katy) playing the ocarina from the anime series Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3
Chika Takami (Katy) playing the ocarina

My problem with Million Dollar is that it’s cringe and lame. I thought Yohane the Parhelion was supposed to be a fantasy series. I didn’t sign up for cat superheroes using air cannons to fight animals. It came out of nowhere and doesn’t fit the theme of the rest of the series.

Oh, and they also have a magic ocarina. At least that seems to be magic, so I’ll allow it.

But, don’t worry, Million Dollar isn’t the worst offender in that regard. In the next section of this review, I’ll be going over the one thing even worse than them.

Why do I think this isn’t going to be a one-off thing for the series, though? Because the mystery behind what’s causing the animals to go mad seems important. And if it’s important, it — and Million Dollar — are going to come up again.

Scarlet Delta (and Ruby)

As you may have suspected, the worst part of Episode 3 is Dia’s appearance as Scarlet Delta. Apparently, Dia is also a “superhero.” But, she’s not affiliated with Million Dollar. Instead, she’s sanctioned by the local government. Million Dollar is more of a vigilante group.

As Scarlet Delta, Dia wears a futurist suit of armor, rides a flying motorcycle, and wields a sword. If Million Dollar was a bit much, Scarlet Delta is way too much. At this point, I’m not sure Yohane the Parhelion is a traditional fantasy series anymore.

Oh, and let’s not forget Ruby. As you may remember from Episode 2, Ruby is a small fairy. That doesn’t mean she isn’t still Dia’s sister though. And, not only is she a fairy and the sister of a human, but she can enter electronics. Or, at least, she can enter Dia’s motorcycle.

Dia Kurosawa (Scarlet Delta) pointing from the anime series Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3
Dia Kurosawa (Scarlet Delta) pointing

When Ruby combines with the motorcycle, she also causes Dia’s armor to glow. I’m not sure why that is. But, I guess it also gives Dia a power-up.

So, yeah, nothing about Scarlet Delta makes sense and I’m not sure why it was included in the series.

Even if this Scarlet Delta content was in another series, I don’t think I would care for it. It’s not for me. But, the fact that it was in this series is what makes it even worse. It’s the same as when there’s comedy thrown into a serious scene. It ruins it because it doesn’t fit.

Also, the combination of both Million Dollar and Scarlet Delta pushed it over the top. If it was just one of the two and was quick, I’d ignore it as a gag. But, as I mentioned earlier, it seems to be more than that.

The Demon Lord of Warshimer Island

The only good content of Episode 3 came in the second half when Yohane went to meet the Demon Lord. As expected, the Demon Lord is none other than Mari Ohara. However, that’s about all I got right with my prediction.

I assumed Mari was the one behind the animals going mad. I assumed it was all going to be a misunderstanding. But, that’s not the case. Mari has nothing to do with the animals. Though, she is concerned about what’s happening to them.

While Mari doesn’t like it when people call her a demon lord, that’s kind of exactly what she is. She has horns and lives in a castle with a bunch of monsters, one of which is named Pellapie. But, if she doesn’t want people to call her a demon lord, why does she live like this?

Mari Ohara, the Demon Lord of Warshimer Island from the anime series Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3
Mari Ohara, the Demon Lord of Warshimer Island

It turns out that most people in Numazu aren’t as open-minded as Yohane is. They’re afraid of Mari because of her horns — and probably the demons that surround her, too. So, because of that, Mari decided to hide away on Warshimer Island.

Though, as I’m sure already know, Mari’s not going to be alone for much longer. She’s a member of Aqours, so there’s no way the other girls won’t accept her. And, I think she’ll find that the people of Numazu are more understanding than she thinks. So what if she has horns? She’s still cute.

I just wonder how long it’s going to take for Mari to leave the island. Is it going to happen as soon as the next episode? I doubt that. The next episode seems to be about You and Kanan. But, I also expect Mari to join the group before the last episode.

Conclusion

What do you think of Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror Episode 3? Do you like the inclusion of Million Dollar? What about Scarlet Delta? If so, why? Also, how many episodes do you think it will be before Mari leaves the island? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 4 is available now.

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