That ending was actually pretty unexpected for me…I thought it was pretty nice. Why wasn’t this the ending for the first season? I felt like the ending scenes were pretty strong, not just because Yato finally severed his connection with Nora, which has arguably been dragging him down up to now. You can really see the parallelism between him and Ebisu as he “reincarnates” himself as a new god, asking his Regalia for guidance as he shrugs off his Yaboku persona and tries to find a new method to help others as Yato.
This series has really improved a lot from the first season and I’m glad to have kept at it. That being said, I will have to lodge a complaint with this final episode. I understand that the reveal at the end that Fujisaki was actually the “Father” all along was the only thing that made sense (what normal human kisses a girl who is obviously upset about another guy?). But doesn’t that seem like it’s just making it too easy for us to hate him? Something about that just rubs me the wrong way. But all that aside, I would say that this final episode ranks as probably the best ending I’ve seen so far this season. Time to camp out and wait for a third season?
Also, this scene was gold: