So much to say about this ending. First off, even though I dislike Ginka’s revival, I understand why it had to happen. If she hadn’t come back, what was stopping Cerebrum from just using each girl’s anti-card to kill them? Because of her return, he realized that doing so wouldn’t have an effect on them (even if this is never explicitly said). That being said, I will qualify this by saying that the execution for Ginka’s revival was pretty hilarious. She heard Akari’s voice, beat her anti-card, and that suddenly means she can come back to life (as opposed to the two of them being phased out of existence).
Then there’s the issue of Cerebrum that I have to point out because it was never explicitly stated. Judging by the comment that he possesses the Sun anti-card and the vision he has of Hinata before dying, it’s pretty obvious that he’s Akari’s father. But enough of that. As a side note, you have to wonder why the anti-card wasn’t having a normal anti-card effect on Akari…but maybe there wasn’t time to explain that. Other than that, the battle was hilariously cheesy as you might expect…Cerebrum has some standard bad guy lines and the power of friendship wins out in the end.
Looks like Ginka has made her entrance for the final battle. Presumably, this has something to do with the key that Leguzario gave them. So…does that mean it’s only a temporary thing? Ginka tried to avoid the topic when Seira tried to get more information, so it’s a very likely case. While I agree that her death was arguably too sudden, I still think that the dead should remain dead.
Anyway, everyone’s gathered together to save Akari. Is it gonna be some cheesy thing where they all show up in her “dream” and remind her that she’s not alone? Then she finds the strength to break out of the endless loop by herself? Honestly, there are only so many ways they can do this.
Yeah…let’s be honest. Akari being half-Daemonia isn’t a huge shock. She is surprisingly righteous, though, for someone who’s supposedly half-evil. Anyway, it looks like she might soon be tricked by Cerebrum…it doesn’t look like he has any intention of saving Luna and Seira based on the fight they’re having right as Akari is talking with him.
So…what will Seira choose? Self-preservation is probably the better choice in this scenario because it would stop Luna in her tracks (assuming the dagger isn’t another trick). But will she make the choice to sacrifice herself? Honestly, I don’t really care which she picks.
And now Akari’s alone. At least Seira isn’t dead, right? She can at least take solace in that. Though that might not last long with Seira investigating around by herself…she might have found the enemy’s hideout in the mountains. Maybe she’ll trigger the return of her powers somehow…or maybe she’s the next one on the chopping block.
Can Luna really be saved? They’re trying real hard to…but the fact that the enemy noticed that her human soul is still there means that he may try to squash it. Then again, it also means she isn’t completely without hope, so I dunno what to tell you. Also, what is this big secret that’s being kept from Akari? Is it something to do with her mother’s death? That would be the obvious conclusion.
Oh Luna…your absurd attachment to Akari was always suspicious. And now you’re the one who has been turned into a Daemonia…how long ago did I call this? I can’t believe she was so easily tricked by the fake Akari…if she’s so attached, I would think she would notice something. But I guess I can’t argue with the outcome. “Blinded by love”, as they say?
Now…will she be saved or will she be sacrificed? Normally, I would immediately say “sacrifice”, but Ginka’s death is very suspicious. Would they allow two members of the main cast to die just like that? If so, doesn’t that mean that Seira is in danger? Either the show is able to stop the bleeding at one fatality or the massacre begins. But they haven’t even found a way to avoid the Anti-Card situation…how do they expect now to revert a Daemonia transformation?
Oh so they’re linked, huh? Kind of odd that this happens now and no annihilation occurred before. I’m guessing that’s because not all cards are assigned and not many Daemonia have been killed…but still kind of odd. Oh well, interesting that Ginka so easily chose to allow herself to disappear. Is it because her conversation caused her to realize that her death was necessary somehow?
So a main character has died and Luna’s story was still never visited. The next episode is supposed to be about the Moon, but how will it go with everything that has happened? It may be enough for her to turn…
So they got a break, huh? How conveniently timed. They couldn’t do Luna’s story first? Very suspicious indeed. Also…the fact that the fortunetellers made a big deal about the four of them being able to get through it together…does that mean that there’s possible redemption? Or was that not such an important detail?
Anyway, now they have to deal with the fact that the Daemonia are apparently acting smarter. I found it weird that they mentioned that the girl who was attacked “disappeared”, rather than “died”. Could be translation error…could be some hidden message about what really happened.
So, does this mean the danger for Seira has lifted? Since she’s finally accepted Akari’s way of thinking. Seems her story was pretty simple. What I found most suspicious was how Etia somehow knew that Seira’s next mission would help her stay with her team. Isn’t the timing just a bit too convenient? How did she know?
So Luna’s the only one left, right? Are we even going to get into her story next week? It looks more like the team will be taking a break for bonding. But if they leave Luna out like that…doesn’t that mean that we should be more worried about what will happen to her? Danger danger…
So now we see the origin of the manifestation of Ginka’s power…the whole being poor thing. I guess her random comment at the end of last week’s episode was just to set up this week’s episode. I remove all my suspicion that she will be corrupted by the Daemonia. Instead, she’s now more receptive of Akari’s “save everyone” mentality.
Of course, this turns even more people against Seira…isolating her more and more, making her more vulnerable. If we follow the pattern, the final scene with Luna would suggest that her story is next, but the title from the “preview” part of this episode indicates that Seira is next.
I’m disappointed…they have a convenient way to keep the girls from facing social ramifications for killing people. I guess they want to focus on the emotional consequences instead. Don’t get me wrong, though…it’s interesting that they’re actually having these girls fully aware that they are killing people despite the fact that they are saving others. Murder is still murder…even if it’s done for the good of others.
So far, it doesn’t look good for Akari. She’s well on the way to falling victim to these Daemonia that she must fight. She seems the most obviously vulnerable for now. Possible outcomes: she lets a Daemonia in and they find out that there actually is a way for Daemonia to revert when they save her. Other possibility is that she’s just a diversion for someone else who will turn…Seira perhaps?