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As far as endings go, I feel like I have to be critical as this one. Thinking back, resolving the battle against the president in a single episode is a strange idea. I think this kinda adds to why the drawn ending ends up being unsatisfying. It’s true that a more conclusive ending would have been even more of a disappointment, but this ending is pretty much a tease. Maybe that fits the show, but still…
Either way, this ending opens the series up to a second season. I guess that’s fair, but I had heard this was an anime original ending. It seems a bit counterintuitive.
I think a lot of why this episode rubbed me the wrong way stems from how the president talked. All of this mention of destiny and fate gave her too much of a “zen spiritualist” persona that didn’t seem to fit with someone supposedly on par with Yumeko. It also seemed to rub in the ending for me. Not only was it a tie, but it was destined to be a tie.
Giving Suzui the final play in the series seemed…okay. It seemed a bit strange to me at first, but I think the scene made up for it. I quite liked this shot with Yumeko guiding him.
At the end of the day, I still don’t understand this character (whose name I’ve forgotten). I get that she worships the president and all, but what exactly was she put in to do? I was honestly expecting her to cheat on the president’s behalf to give her some purpose in the show. She seemed to be getting some setup in the previous games against Yumemi and Manyuda, but it all died when the president returned.
As a side note, I found this scene hilarious. Suzui’s “confession” was mostly underwhelming, but this reaction was funnier than I expected.
Final Score: 7/10 Certainly had its flaws, but enjoyable overall