As the deluge that was the Winter anime season begins to finally slow to a trickle and studios begin to catch up on their workloads, everyone reflects on their favorite parts of new and returning series. Whether that means getting into a new fandom, dying for the next season’s release, or being sorely disappointed, everyone got something new out of this season of anime. Cue Wonder Egg Priority, originally just one of many shows of the season, surprised many by rocketing to the top of the pile to become the sleeper hit of the season.
Created as an original by studio Cloverworks, the story was described as follows: “This is the story of Ai, an introverted girl whose fate is forever changed when she acquires a mysterious “Wonder Egg” from a deserted arcade. That night, her dreams blend into reality, and as other girls obtain their own Wonder Eggs, Ai discovers new friends—and the magic within herself.”
Naturally, this may have led many to believe the story was largely a feel-good slice-of-life tale mixed with the magical girl genre and passed it by. For the lucky ones who watched the show as it premiered, they got a show with a slice of life, feel-good, magical girl veneer that slowly evolved into a show with complex and often tough to discuss concepts instead more akin to Madoka Magica mixed with Ghost in the Shell.
Now with the “final” episode aired, not only is the show getting a special in June, but English dubs for the show’s first two episodes are currently available through Funimation. With any luck, Funimation will have dubbed all of the episodes before the special airs, and fans will hear news of the dub airing outside of anime streaming services. As the special serves as the true end of the final episode, hopefully, everyone’s lingering questions will be answered and enough new ones created to give them the second season they crave.