I know, dear reader, you’re going to say that one could probably name a few thousand shows which are better than the trainwreck called Mayoiga. But, in watching the last couple of episodes of Mayoiga, one at last discerns a point to the Nanaki, even if the characters are mostly irrational. The point centers on the necessity of us avowing our dark sides and the pain within our past if we want to move forward in life. Trying to ignore the evil and suffering in us distorts our views of ourselves and actually makes us worse people, because we move from pride to arrogance when we ignore the bad within us.
In Mayoiga, this separation leads to an early death. However, there is an anime which contains the exact same point, only it deals with a ghost’s inability to pass on: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, aka Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. Both shows share the same theme, except that Dusk Maiden of Amenesia stands head and shoulders above Mayoiga in every category one can think of. (Except in paucity of fanservice anyway.) So, I’d like to recommend that show as a sort of antidote to the mental numbness and disgust produced by Mayoiga. One of my favorite posts here was written about that show, and I encourage all my dear readers to take a look at it after they have watched Dusk Maiden. It contains several spoilers: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and the Problem of Pride.