Posted by psgels on 30 December 2006 with categories: Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club

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Ah, so they went back to episode thirteen, where the five girls had to conjure up a flower, though this time, it’s a bit more extreme, when it’s Kanbu who has to be calmed. Unfortunately, my lack of japanese didn’t manage to pick up what role Kanbu actually plays, unfortunately, and why he’s so imprtant to the story. Still, the things I did understand were a nice watch as usual.

The major episode basically focuses on giving some life back to Kanbu. Sasami, Misao and the others hold hands like before, which causes them to be able to communicate with each other through thoughts. Like before, they ahve to make their minds one in order to properly functionate, though this time Misao disrupts things a bit, or rather Anri, Tsukasa and Makoto’s annoyance with her. It’s a nice discussion. Especially Tsukasa surprised me, seeing as she showed a more serious side than she ever has.

At the end of the episode, we also learn who’s going to be the final enemy in this anime. The head priestess seems to have unsealed the other Aamitabu. I’m still not sure why she did that *kicks lack of Japanese*. In any case, Amitabu’s look, at the end of the episode when Sasami brings him some food was priceless. ^_^

Still, I’m afraid to say it, though this anime seems to have lost its spark a bit. The height definitely was from eps 5 till 17. At those episodes, the characters were the most touching and funny. Though now, it’s trying to make a good finish.

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  1. wrex says:

    They wanted Sasami to give light energy to the kanbu, and of course they resist as it means slavery for mankind, but Misao comes to save the day; she tells Sasami to give the light; the ring that Sasami gave her warmed her heart, and she’s sure that if the Kanbu receives warmth of her light, the Kanbu would understand. So Sasami decides to give the light just like they grew the flower, but she says she needs everyone else’s power. Together they start the process, but the Kanbu burns as there’s resistance… it comes from the anger the girls felt for each other from misunderstandings… as the girls telepathically argue with each other, they go through anger, feelings of being left out, forgiveness, and finally laughter. Outside, the Kanbu feels all of these things and we see things like fire, hail, etc. Sasami’s dad explains to everyone, but especially Amitabu, that this is what it means to have a human heart; it contains so many emotions. The rainbow light from the girls light up the place and the Kanbu’s tree blossoms with flowers. The head witch is ecstatic and asks the Kanbu for the next orders… she thinks it means taking over the human world, but what she hears is not what she what she’s expected. That’s why at the end she goes to the darkness where Keura is sealed away and receives the evil energies.

    As for the Amitabu, Sasami’s dad says it’s safe for him to enter the human world. As he’s dreaming, it’s best to give him a good dream.

    I can’t wait to see the next episode (gotta wait till next week, though).

  2. Joshua says:

    VVVVVRRRRRROOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:51 PM)
    Wasn’t awful now by any means but I’d rather stop with it before any good memories of it get ruined =<
    I think I'm just fed up with these shounen comedies/dramas and pandora hearts is also the last time I take a chance on a shounen fantasy show.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:48 PM)
    Although as a whole sankarea never really geled together for me, series of genre clashing and a master of none, there were little pockets of interest and the art was good and moments did feel like something more. Some of the fanservice, comedy also felt misplaced.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:42 PM)
    @Aidan: K-off said it went downhill after the island arc. I also forgot it was ending.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:26 PM)
    @Aidan Potential? I’d like to know what you ever saw in a premise like that…
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:22 PM)
    @K-Off, It had potentail in the begining but since then it’s been a series of “Oh snap! Shit’s gotten dark….oh wait never mind” moments
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 05:19 PM)
    @Aidan I also dropped it before I knew it was going to end, and I haven’t felt like picking it up since. The series was never good.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 03:42 PM)
    @Emma, why did you bother dropping Sankarea? It just ended.
    Not that it was a good ending by any means. Feels like the series has been trolling me from the begining. All those promising hints to go dark and it doesn’t ever deliver.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 09:02 AM)
    @Bam: Thats becoming increasingly true, over the years I’ve found it also makes it very difficult to follow them all.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 08:54 AM)
    @Emma: I’ve found out that keeping too many shows, manga, games or books could lead to a sharp reduction of interest in all of them. That’s why I focus on a few “projects” at a time
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 08:40 AM)
    Even Tetsugaku letra too =<

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