12 Moments of Anime Day 5 – Twenty Faces of an Unexpected Twist

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.

The heat was on Twenty Faces in episode 6

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.

4 thoughts on “12 Moments of Anime Day 5 – Twenty Faces of an Unexpected Twist

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  2. Yeah, that was a pretty major turning point in the show, partly because you didn’t expect that type of thing to happen in this kind of show. Unfortunately, Daughter of 20 Faces shows its true colors and everything goes downhill from there. I’m up to ep 20 and now all the characters are so obnoxious to watch that I may not finish it.

    A case of wasted potential?

  3. I assume you’re to episode 20 for the same reason I am (*cough cough Live-Evil cough cough*) but yeah, the last part of the show isn’t as good as the first part. I’m not sure I’d say that the show is bad or has “gone downhill” but it is quite different from what I was expecting, based on the first quarter of the series.

  4. I wouldn’t say it went downhill, although it definitely changed its tone (a couple times) and got a little spottier.

    Some of the best animation and action came in the mid-teens as well, like the metal man and the broom fight.

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