Perhaps one of the most under appreciated shows from 2008 is Nijuu Mensou no Musume a.k.a. The Daughter of Twenty Faces a.k.a. Chiko the Phantom Thief. The thing about this show is that it appeared to be going on it’s merry way when, in episode 6, a huge twist threw the entire series into chaos: Twenty Faces’ entire gang gets wiped out and Twenty Faces himself is presumed to have died.
My reaction to this episode was literally “holy shit” and this episode probably still stands out as the plot twist of the year so far for the shows that I’ve watched. I was just stunned for a while after watching it, and if I was doing a “top 10 episodes of the year” countdown, this episode would almost certainly be on it, if not near the top. This earns Nijuu Mensou episode 6 a spot in the 12 Moments of Anime.
The 12 Moments of Anime project is the brainchild of CCY.