Another interesting thing about this episode was the Phantom, as he is Raum. He is known in a myth as the Earl of Hell. He takes the shape of a crow and soon takes the form of a human with the request of the conjure. However it's actually the opposite here. The Phantom keeps his form as the bird and doesn't turn human at all yet. He pretends to be a bird and actually gets the two bickering heroes to take him to the Gate. Sora did mention to the riders that the Phantom loves to keep the bird form too so I am guessing his Gate was a bird person. So yea the Phantom was actually a smart and tricky one. I will say his design isn't my favorite, but he did some nice trickery so good for him. Also we didn't get to see too much of his fighting potential other than flying around. Sora even uses him on the right person because the Gate is a very timid person and he keeps a pet bird to keep him sane. This pet bird is the Phantom of course, but still it seems he knows this bird very well. So the villains got a great opening and their plan was working out since the man probably would have fallen into despair in jail. I guess I can say Shunpei overreacting wasn't too much of a bad thing then. I am still sticking to my argument, since I think the justice system in Japan is not that different from others.
Next Time: Haruto save this arc!