Sadly, having to wait a few extra hours didn’t mean we were in for anything special in this rather mixed bag of an episode.

Kunosato’s team has figured out part of Uki Yamazoe’s Gigalomaniac powers, which was only relayed to us long after the fact. While there’s no necessity (and in the case of this adaptation, also no time) to include the viewer in every single step along the way, the feeling of being left out gets further emphasized in Dr. Dad’s summary of Yui and Uki’s relationship and shared past. With both girls standing right there, the prospect of a much more interesting reveal and even possible emotional connection provides an all too sharp and frustrating contrast to how the scene was actually handled – a detached, boring recap of something that happened off-screen, with Yui only allowed to confirm what her foster dad recounts.

Check out my full review of Chaos;Child, episode 6 over at ANN.