Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers) Review

Numbers and the Abyss.

After a heated and successful job, one cannot help, but unwind and take a breather just to get away from it all. One might perhaps spend their earning from that job on a celebration, or if you’re just starting out in the world, you might be like Mira and spend your earnings on living expenses! Yes, the episode takes a moment to see what our characters do outside of the job, so let’s get into it!

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you haven’t seen this episode, I would recommend that you stop here. If you haven’t watched the series, please have a look at my first impression of Dimension W, it’s spoiler free!

JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers)JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers) Like I stated above, Mira earns her due and ends up renting a small little trailer by Kyoma, but along the way, we find a little about her body mechanics. The explanation of how her nano-machines work like blood circulation was very interesting. Dimension W is full of Sci-fi elements with it being a Sci-fi series, so for it to explain the mechanics of Mira’s complex system was a nice touch. Actually, it can make one wonder if all the androids in this series work the same way since Mira was created by Dr. Yurizaki. Despite the explanation, the first half of the episode felt very slice of life with Mira basically starting off with her living arrangements along with some comedy to boot. Speaking of comedy, there was a good amount in it, but I feel like Dimension W does it in visual way where one just has to look at what is going on to get the joke instead of laying it out for the audience, and I liked that. An example of this is Kyoma’s reactions towards Mira in the bathroom; his stern expression at the situation is funny enough, but Mira’s awkwardness of carrying it on even more boosts the comedic effect. While on the subject of Kyoma’s stern attitude, he reminds me of the Tsundere grandfather archetype from Wolf Children where he pretends not to care, but has a huge heart inside.

JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers) JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers)

The episode heats up after we get the explanation of numbers is, which was stated in the last episode. To sum it up, numbers is bad news; it’s different from regular coils as numbers are coils that get energy from the abyss of Dimension W, which is unknown territory. It’s also explained that almost every dangerous incident that has happened involved numbers, so it makes sense while people are paranoid about them. Meanwhile, we get some character interaction between Mira and some children that hang around Kyoma’s property. The scenes were funny as well with them questioning Mira’s relationship with Kyoma. I laughed my lungs off when one of the kids made that sexual finger gesture of Kyoma and Mira possibly having sexual relations, but you know how in Anime when a character gets flustered, they always blush? Well, for Mira, it seems as if she became more flustered than embarrassed, so I found that a bit different than the usual reaction. Moving along, Mira saves the kids from an accident of the abandoned vehicles, which almost crushed the kids, but unfortunately came at the cost of her head being chopped off. Good thing she’s a fixable android! The entire incident lead to Mira learning a lesson, which proved for some nice character development, so it’s good to see our characters learn from even an accident.

JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers) JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers)Unfortunately, the accident affects Kyoma as well since he ends up being questioned at the police station; poor Kyoma, but he gets bailed out with no slaps on the wrist. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t his boss that bailed him out, but the COO of New Tesla, Claire Skyheart! It turns out, one of the children involved in that accident earlier was the grandchild of the COO. The scene becomes interesting once Kyoma leaves. It seems they are still trying to investigate that incident from the first episode caused by Dr. Yurizaki, which raises my suspicion even more. Why do they want to investigate Dr. Yurizaki? Are they trying to get to numbers? How is Kyoma going to get involved in this? Our plot is steadily moving along bit by bit along with our characters and I am excited for everything that is to come soon.

JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers) JuJu Reviews: Dimension W Episode 3 (Chase the Numbers)After a heartwarming between the kids and Mira, we get left on a cliffhanger with a thrilling scene that will definitely come into play for the next episode. Overall, the episode was another good one. It established concepts we needed to know, had nice character interaction, and had plenty of setup for future episodes. Dimension W is on a roll, and I am loving every moment of it!

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(Screenshot Credits: FUNImation)



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