I was out of town yesterday therefore I couldn’t post this earlier (work is consuming me, haha! xD)
Online streaming here (RAW).
RAW version by [Leopard-Raws] | Torrent
Subbed version by [ES] | Torrent
I think this episode had the worst animation so far? Somebody fire that animator, please XD But even the worst episodes animated by Madhouse still look better in comparison to BeeTrain or Production IG. For me at least.
A very original episode too, but one of the good things about this adaptation is that we get to see more of the secondary characters. In the manga, I don’t know, I get the impression that CLAMP is just throwing a lot of characters, but I wonder if we’ll get to see more or enough of them eventually. Because the monthly chapters have so few pages, there isn’t much room left for the secondary characters.
For example, I loved to see more about Doumoto (although his hair looked WEIRD), and also Chiho and Chise (the hide-and-seek trick was fun xD).
I wonder if the same thing will happen in the manga and Kobato will eventually heal Doumoto. But I hope he will show up more, in an episode with a skillful animator where we can see his prettiness.
The anime series provides enough room to develop what couldn’t be developed in the manga, everything with Ohkawa’s approval, which is important.
Once again, although this particular story hasn’t happened in the manga (but maybe it will), it looked like it did. I don’t know why but Madhouse + Ohkawa just know how to do it.
Next episode we’re back to the manga storyline. I wanna see the Bazaar already! =D