I’m still grappling with indecision about the shows that are coming out for the new season, so I guess I’ll wrap this show up before I make any choices. I really should have expected this ending given the ongoing manga status. It looks like everything was a plan from the Professor to draw out a specific esper. Presumably, this guy is somehow the root related to the Ark of the Covenant that caused everyone’s deaths in the Professor’s past.
I guess I was disappointed with how this show turned out. I was intrigued by the first episode, but then it ended up getting boring pretty quickly. And now I’m feeling a bit trolled by the ending since it leaves so many questions up in the air. I give this show points for the flying penguin, but I don’t really know how much more I can say.
We’ve finally looped around to the first episode’s events. Most of this week’s episode was build-up and gathering in preparation for the final episode next week. I’m not sure how I feel about the show introducing a fairly sentient swan at the very end of the series. I had no idea how to react to that. It doesn’t look like this swan will have much time to do much…
I guess Kyoutarou will be showing up at the very last minute…more than likely in a final showdown against the main antagonist. I’m still curious whether Minami will end up betraying her father in the end, but I guess we’ll see. Everything seems to indicate that this series is heading towards a fairly sound conclusion, though. It seems odd for them to use a mechanic like showing glimpses of the final episodes in the first episode if they were headed towards a cliffhanger. But I guess the manga is still ongoing…
Not much more than background information for this week’s episode. We finally get to see what the reason behind the antagonist’s actions really are…although it’s a simple revenge plot against a corrupt government. There really isn’t all that much more to say about this episode because not much more happens.
Is next week going to be the episode that loops back to the first episode? I can’t think of many more things they can do to stall before the final fight begins. The only possibility I can think of is that Rinka finds a reason to fight, but that shouldn’t take too long, right? It basically already started this week. I guess we’ll see.
Azuma’s escape turns out to be too good to be true…once again, he is locked away. When is this guy going to be useful? Also, apparently humanity’s response to the espers is to put together a task force of people who look like serial killers with their hockey masks…what kind of person would feel safer living in that city with a group like that?
Rinka’s disappearance at the end of this week’s episode explains the fact that she had to “return” in the first episode’s events. She has also lost her powers, which makes the final battle more interesting. Although to be fair, her powers weren’t all that useful in a fight because everyone knew she couldn’t pass through humans.
This week’s episode didn’t seem to have all too much going on. I guess it looked like preparations for the enemy side, recruiting more espers to make their next move. Kyoutarou was finally released…I was starting to think he was going to be captive until the events from the first episode start happening (it would certainly explain his absence). As for Ayumu’s mother…I suppose her reaction could have been worse.
So, next week the attacks start up again? Time for Rinka to put her training into use or something? Given the lack of Kyoutarou in the first episode and the fact that he basically announced his affection for Rinka this episode, I’m starting to wonder whether he is actually killed before the events of the final battle…but maybe that’s too wild of a guess.
It looks like training is going well. Poor Ayumu is the punching bag for everyone today. But anyway, it looks like he will take on the role of the esper son of the major anti-esper advocate…similar to one of the characters in Hamatora’s first season. Now that he’s been found out by his mother, will they go ahead and hash things out in a dramatic/emotional scene or will that happen too late like in Hamatora?
Honestly…what kind of mother would look so disdainfully at the son who just saved her life? I’ve always been frustrated watching characters like these, but I don’t really question how realistic they are. Either way, I’m guessing next week will likely be when Ayumu leaves his mother behind and joins the main cast more officially.
It looks like the Professor has a pretty standard Magneto-style goal of wiping out the humans on Earth to create a new world exclusively for espers. I assume he has some sort of vengeful reason for this revolving around past trauma as they always do. Here’s hoping there’s more to him as a villain.
It’s still got me curious what will end up happening to Kyoutarou before the final battle given that he isn’t shown in the first episode, but seems to be the main focus for the story with his connection to the main antagonists. Also, the focus on Minami in the ending theme makes me wonder if I should be expecting her to betray the Professor in the end despite her assertion this week that she helps him out of her own free will.