Welcome! Today we continue covering the episodes from 5 seasonal anime. Let’s Rant!
Attack on Titan (Final Season)
Episode 2 (61)
I’m struck by how psychologically dark this is, even though the immense chaos of this season hasn’t yet begun. The Eldians are treated so wrongly and it hurts to watch. Reiner’s position is also sympathetic, and must be extremely mentally agonizing. Seeing the soldiers with severe PTSD was depressing, and the moment where Reiner became strict and threatening with Falco was seriously grim. There were a few moments where the animation looked strange and different to me, but I’m not sure why. Despite the heavy content, I’m quite excited about the next episode.
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni GOU
Events continue to unfold that seem promising for Satoko. Thanks to the efforts of Keiichi, Mion, and company, the Onigafuchi Alliance (or Hinamizawa Council) agreed to support their cause. The rest of the episode was spent trying to get the “okay” from Oryo, the Sonozaki family leader who deserves to die painfully in my humble opinion. Ahem. After spouting out poisonous hatred and verbal abuse, Oryo finally agreed. I am interested in the progress of this arc. It seems like it’s either going to end horribly and suddenly next episode, or else it will be similar to the Higurashi Kai arc where Satoko is saved but Takano still wins and kills off the characters. We’ll see.
The Journey of Elaina
The final episode of The Journey Of Elaina was entertaining, exciting, and funny. It was a great episode all around. Elaina entered a magical country where she was united with many other versions of her from parallel worlds. One of them is Violent Elaina, who became twisted with rage because the others had never experienced what she did in the way of pain and suffering. (What exactly she went through is unclear.) Eventually, they are able to make peace. Elaina begins writing her book, “Majo no Tabitabi” or “Wandering Witch.” The episode ends with Elaina running into another white-haired girl named Amnesia. Their meeting gives the impression that there will be a continuation of this anime. I certainly hope so!
The Day I Became A God
Now we are finally seeing the heart-wrenching and moving story and character developments so typical of the creators of Angel Beats and Charlotte. This episode made me cry on two different parts. Yota began his work to reconnect with Hina, much to the displeasure of Hina’s caretaker. By the end, Yota has made a lot of progress with Hina by getting her to play video games with him. But unfortunately, the caretaker at that point discovers that Yota is using a false identity. I’m excited to see what will happen next.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park
There has been an abrupt change in the events and tone of IWGP. A boy from the Red Angels gang was murdered, with the symbol of the G-Boys painted behind him. A day later, Takashi (“King”) was shot by a member of Red Angels right in front of Makoto. The group that’s organizing things from the shadows arranged to frame Makoto for shooting King. Now everyone is out to get Makoto, and the members of Red Angels and G-Boys are fighting all over town. It’s obvious that Kyouiichi’s right hand man, Isogai, has something to do with all this. Can’t wait till next episode!
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