Holy shit i wasn’t expecting to get around to this so late. Stupid blisters.
But good lord…
This episode was garbage.
It was just awful. Absolutely awful. Nothing good about it, so bare with me, this will be a short one.
To think this is the semi-final episode, the final battle is actually against Reiji, not Zarc’s demon- which I was convinced was the case because of the whole Reira can’t smile bullshit idea. Yeah, well, apparently not because instead of the “inner demons”, none of that shit came out except for Reira’s tears as Yuuya finally understood Zarc’s original intentions – which I suspected, but what a half-assed reveal. “Surpass me,” says the guy who didn’t do shit, except for the one time he fought his father (which was already way too freaking late). Reiji’s and Yuuya’s fated rematch was bound to happen at some point or another, but the thing is, I don’t know about you, but I completely forgot about their first duel. And it’s a joke really, especially because Reiji, (though he supposed to be strong,) he is really just all talk. He preaches and preaches, but he doesn’t actually do anything. He is the worst “Leader” I have even seen, and doesn’t even deserve the credit to even be called one.
Then there was that moment when I just wished, WISHED Yuuya had not picked up that action card. At that moment, I actually thought Yuuya was going to make the decision NOT to swipe it. But that was naive of me, of course they wouldn’t do that. They never even bothered to do it any sooner.
But god, it would have been amazing to see him to resist the temptation of using the Action Card to defeat Jack. Had he done so, that would’ve been the highlight of the episode for me.
I didn’t expect us to get any Zarc’s Flashbacks, but we got… a crumb of it so to speak. It’s pretty much a repeat of the tiny bits we seen briefly once or twice in the past, so I hardly consider it a flashback. It’s frustrating to see how Zarc’s past/origins and his fall has been reduced to not even a 10 seconds feature. Instead it was Yuuya who confirmed our speculations, but in the end, we will never truly understand anything from Zarc’s perspective, of the process of how he turned into such a monster, and how he felt about his transformation into such a malicious demon- which is frustrating to say the least.
That’s all I got to say really. I would rather put more time into the Overall Review that I hadn’t had much time to work on. I have been so busy for the past week, I have only been able to write a little bit of it, and with the finale in just a few days, I am way behind schedule.
Next week, our suffering will finally come to an end.
Also it looks like the dragons are all getting an evolution, spoiler much?