Onyx Equinox debuted Episode 3, “Thicker Than Water,” this week on Crunchyroll. If you have yet to check this one yet, now is a good time. With three episodes under its belt, the series has finally found its footing. This episode is definitely my favorite one yet, so with that being said, let’s start off the review with the synopsis. And FYI: spoilers for the first two episodes are contained in this review.
Onyx Equinox Episode 3 Synopsis
Izel heads to Ox Te’Tuun to retrieve an artifact containing the map to the gates. There, he meets twin Ulama players, K’in and Yun, as well as a mysterious figure from his past.
With more characters being added to the cast, this takes some of the pressure on Izel’s character to keep us engaged. Izel is weak, cries a lot, and is always confused about what is going on. But, this seems to be on purpose as he is the unlikely champion of humanity. This decision will hopefully pay off as he gains experience throughout the series and improves drastically. A perfect example of this type of story arc is with Deku in My Hero Academia. That is perhaps the best case scenario for Izel’s character. However, the twins prove to be interesting and fresh additions to the cast.
A Growing Cast
As more characters get added to the cast, the show continues to improve. I enjoyed K’in and Yun in this episode, as they add much needed humor to the show. Also, their cockiness is a delight when compared to Izel. Based on the opening, it looks like we will have more characters to look forward to, especially the villains. This episode gives us a glimpse at the next threat Izel will face. The gods appear to be our overarching villains, but I’m hoping to see a more appropriate villain for Izel show up soon. A hero is often defined by their villains, and Izel is in sore need of some definition.
As I stated earlier, this is definitely the best episode yet. As more characters are introduced, the show will continue to get better. The journey seems to be a simple one, but it has been laid out. Hopefully some twists and turns are added along the way, otherwise the show will be very predictable throughout. The use of flashbacks have been a nice touch with the episodes so far, helping to add some depth to Izel. The world has yet to be fully defined, but this episode is getting us there.
What do you guys think of Onxy Equinox so far? Are there any other anime you are looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments below!