I am surprised by this episode. First it's another one arc episode which is a nice call back to episode one. Just like episode one this episode was paced very well. It tells us about the new character and his story. Tatsurou is a nice character and acts like another Haruto just like Tetsuya was. This is one thing I am loving a whole lot from this series. It shows how other people can be helpers without having super powers. Giving hope to another is much bigger than one might think and can change someone completely. This episode also brings up a point I mentioned in my last review. Even if a Gate is saved from despair they can still not be happy. Tatsurou was saved, but the present were still destroyed until the Christmas ring. So preventing despair from happening is more important than just using the Engage ring to save them. Overall Tatsurou is a good character as he is a nice man who wants to atone for his mistakes and do what he originally wanted to do.
Next Time: L.I.O.N. LION!