A Different Kind of Finals Week

Last week and this week are when the final episodes of the Autumn season of anime are being released. What kind of finals week were you expecting me to talk about?

Onwards to discussing in no particular order baqwaas/terrible endings. [Spoiler Alert!]

I Diabolik Lovers More Blood

Okay, so this anime short is a total guilty pleasure and I totally called what happened in its final when ranting to my brother about the show. Basically, there’s no plot the first season, so when somehow the show got a second season, the producers probably thought if they wanted  a third season, they’d better get started on some ideas for a plot. So at an attempt to have a story line, they threw in whatever they felt like, which ended up being too much to conclude in twelve episodes. So they just…didn’t. Yeah, the show ends with the Mukami and Sakamaki brothers sort of realizing that they need to work together to fix the second major conflict (which they don’t, so there might be hope/fear? for a third season).

II Dance with Devils

Man, this is definitely one of those anime that I categorize as so bad that it’s good. It’s so utterly terrible that even though its not at all intended to be watched for comedy, it does indeed entertain one with that genre in mind. This anime is a stereotypical demons versus vampire supernatural anime with musical numbers. Yes, you read that right. The characters spontaneously burst into song, complete with costume change and different settings. It’s wonderful.

It’s ending of course was as successful as its (nonexistent) seriousness to the plot. Ritsuka is saved, blah blah, time to get to the important part: Rem confesses to her and she confirms that the feeling’s mutual. Magically and suddenly, Lindo is totally cool with their relationship and decides that he will protect Ritsuka from afar, loving her continuously. But Rem then declares how now that there’s no Grimoire to chase after (yeah, it suddenly disappears after midnight. It’s not like everyone was desperately worrying about it for eleven episodes. No biggie.), he no longer has any reason to stay in the human world (um, Ritsuka?). So he invites Ritsuka to come live with him in the demon world (which she can cuz she have devil). Ritsuka must not question why Rem can’t just live with her, but must now choose between her world and his.

Plot twist/no surprise there after her episodal breakdowns about wanting to be human and living in the human world: she chooses to live as a human in the human world.

Rem leaves and she goes back to being a normal, boring human teenager (which she was told she could never become again since she was half demon but whatever).

The end.

III Star Mu/ High School Star Musical

More musicals! Also stamped with my its so bad its good label, Star Mu is the Free! (Iwatobi Swim club) of music. With less plot, less female characters, much more music, and unintended comedy, this show is a must watch if you can tolerate a bad anime and appreciate its failure.

 

It was the first musical anime I saw of this season (or ever, maybe?) and its spur of the moment musicals are, as Ayesha puts it, “next level”. I mean, when there’s a character riding a giant magical whale dolphin hybrid and singing, you know shit’s real.

And although I haven’t really discussed its lack of an ending, I’d really like to end on that magestic note. I mean, look at that picture. What more could you want in life? (Except a second season? Which they sorta implied, so fingers crossed? xD )

-Ze

 

Ze One Punch Man Ending

I know I’m a few days late (my pll binge is a total obsession),

but I just finished One Punch Man!

But before I get to the actual final episode I just saw, there’s the anime in general to discuss. Like it’s totally unique art style.

 

There’s Saitama, the simple guy with apparently two faces?

And then Genos, the cyborg most commonly mistaken to be stronger than Saitama. HAH.

There’s a reason Genos spent so much time trying to convince Saitama to be his shishou.

THAT LINE THOUGH. When in the after credit scene (yes, there is indeed one. Go watch it now. Spoiler Alert!) Genos answere’s the useless monster’s question of who’s there with “The Strongest Man in the world…and his disciple.” I was dying. It was such a great moment!

BUT THE ENDING- UGGGGHHHH.

Why did it have to be so so….inconclusive? Saitama isn’t given credit for saving the world (again), defeating the Dominator of the Universe, or ranked S-class even! At least there are a few people that have acknowledged his strength throughout the show…But it’s still not enough :Y

(I mean, even when City whatever was almost completely destroyed by that sea creature king, and Saitama was the one to defeat and save everyone, he didn’t take any of the credit. Hell, he made sure the public saw him as a cheat of a hero since he wanted the other heroes who fought so hard and were defeated so easily to have been taken seriously since he defeated the beast, naturally, with only one punch.)

Then there’s the Genos thing. Some other S-rank robot guy told him that Metal Knight was his “enemy”. Upon hearing that, I instantly thought of how Genos is hunting down the cyborg that went rogue and plundered his home and terminated his family. But they didn’t address it, even when Metal Knight showed up late to the party!

Then there’s the cases of the other S-class heroes. I wanna know more about theeeem! I wanna know about Metal Knight, Child Emperor, and especiallyyyy Mr. Metal Bat Thug. (When stupid rank 1 of the A-class heroes shows up at the end from his drama shoot, (shoot indeed -.- ) he really shines as a wonderful character to me.) We still haven’t seen rank 1. Rank 2, Tornado, hasn’t acknowledged Saitama yet. BRAT, how dare you. Even though once you do, you’ll be kinda cool. So do it alreeeaadyyy!

Pfffff, they better give this an OVA or a special to tie up these loose ends. I mean, I’d love there to be a second season, and there’s definitely enough hype and popularity for there to be one, but I don’t want the series to get messed up with a not-so-great second season if they can finish things up well in some episodes less than that. Time to go on the look out for information on any of this! Maybe manga reading time if not…?4

Clearly, there aren’t a lot of seinen anime I watch, but I bothered to try and stick to this because I loved it ❤

Anyhoo, it’s time I say night and get in bed. (I say that as though I’m not already typing this while sitting in it.)

-Ze