Taku battles to save Rimi and destroy Noah II.
Well as expected that fight was full of delusions. Though oddly it wasnâ€™t as tough to follow what was going on as I expected. It was mostly Taku getting nailed by delusions and finally pulling it together at the very end. Really is kind of strange seeing him act like a cool protagonist when youâ€™ve seen him act the way he has at various points in the series. Still will give the guy credit for putting everything he had into this in order to save Rimi. The guy didnâ€™t have much trouble saying that he loved her and put his words to the test in a fight against someone that was extremely dangerous.
It was also a nice thing to have everyone pitch in. Sure the girls didnâ€™t jump in there swinging their D-Swords but they still did what they could to help. Fighting off some troublesome bugs and then using all they could to freeze the guy long enough for Taku to unleash his final move. There is nothing wrong with a little teamwork thatâ€™s for sure. Rimi probably played the least active role though she was the catylist for Taku coming out there to save her. Things were moving pretty fast so tough to know for sure, but do think she did have to deal with Taku trying to take advantage of her. Though she was fine and he confronted his inner thoughts that tried such a thing in the first place.
Did wonder how Rimi would act when that scene unfolded yet again. We knew it was coming but she couldnâ€™t kill Taku in the end. Even though it meant Takumiâ€™s time would run out even faster. A terrible place for the girl to be put in all things considered. She probably knew that killing Taku wouldnâ€™t buy much time either way, but still had to be painful to know not acting was like pulling the plug. Only thing I could think right at the end was Taku should shut up and let the girl grieve a little. I mean seriously someone she cared about just died. Understand that you love her already, but just wait a minute. Its not like sheâ€™s going anywhere you know.
Whew so we finally reach the end. Overall this wasnâ€™t a bad series. I mean coming into this I had little idea what to expect. This being the first time I was blogging anything made me wonder how it would go. Do think I got to think more about the series than I might have if I was simply watching. Pretty much to write up thoughts after each episode and see how the story revealed itself. So have to say thanks for reading to this point.
For the series I do have mixed feelings. Think they might have been going for a happy ending kind of feel there. I mean Taku is alive and heâ€™s with Rimi so thatâ€™s fine. But I personally ended up seeing it as a sad ending. Looked at the position of the original Takumi and what he had to go through. Sucks pretty badly to get hit by that disease and slowly watch your body give up on you. Even having those powers didnâ€™t help him and in fact just made his condition worse. Then he finds out about the formula he created and Noah II. So even though he is dying something he did was going to be used for terrible purposes. Instead of just living all he could the guy used his powers to try and stop it. Creating Taku and hoping his awakened powers would be enough to fix the situation. Awakening which was necessary was pretty much the end for Takumi. It meant he would have no time left and soon after the battle he passed away. Really see the guy as a tragic figure who continually put others ahead of himself. Instead of taking him to safety he pushed Nanami and the others to go and support Taku. At the end of the day he gets nothing from all he sacrificed. Sure the world is safe and people he knows will be alright, but heâ€™s still dead at the end of the day.
Do think it might have been more fitting if Taku had died as well. Guy did so much that it might have just worked out better for the two Takumiâ€™s to vanish. Just doesnâ€™t sit right with me that one gave up everything and died while the other gets to enjoy the spoils of that sacrifice. He doesnâ€™t waste a moment after that before making a move on Rimi. Also disagree that it was just Taku who made things move around him. Takumi created Taku, moved Nanami to get closer to Taku, and then had Rimi become his classmate to support the newly created Taku. Wonâ€™t deny that Taku created bonds to those around him, but if Takumi had simply created Taku and done nothing else the situation wouldnâ€™t have gone well at all. Feel sorry for the guy at the end of the day.
Think the series had serious issues with pacing and budget. The animation was ok at times and not so great at others. Would have thought with a smaller episode count they could have put more into making the series look solid. But instead they went short and ran into issues with time. Episode 11 for example was full of multiple revelations that kept getting thrown at you in rapid succession. For a series that has mystery involved you need to have suspense. If your moving extremely quickly its hard to build up that kind of atmosphere.
At the end of the day Iâ€™m glad to have watched this series. It wasnâ€™t a great show, but it was alright. Wanted to go into a series that had a different atmosphere compared to the others Iâ€™m following. It certainly wasnâ€™t Higurashi level, but some good characters were in this. Not too satisfied with the ending, but itâ€™s the overall package that matters most. Good but not great is probably how Iâ€™ll remember this show. So hope everyone enjoyed following this with me.