Posted by psgels on 8 October 2007 with categories: Mononoke


Whoa… so everyone was hiding something! This story is probably the most horror-focused arc of the series with the arrival of yet another Bake Neko. I have no idea what the heck the Kotowari is supposed to be, and why the train-driver turned out to be the key-figure for this mystery, nor do I want to try and guess it. All I know is that I’m going to anticipate the final episode of this exciting arc. This is what I’ve been expecting from this series, and it’s going to be interesting whether this arc will be able to be as exciting as the original Bake Neko.

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  1. roastedpekingduck says:

    psgels, to give you a heads up, the people behind Mononoke ran out of budget for the last episode. Most of it is a recap, and the buildup is absolute crap. It’s a pity, but after a string of great episodes, Mononoke falters in the end due to its lack of budget.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    That is such a pity… and I was hoping for the final episode to be one of the best of the series yet…

  3. Harumi says:

    I’m not sure what roastedpekingduck is talking about, because just to confirm, I went to watch the raws. I saw no such thing, no recaps at ALL (unless a flashback to the events that lead to the “suicide” counts as a recap), and I thought the buildup was splendid, exactly what I expected from Mononoke thus far. If the last episode is something on low budget, I couldn’t tell at all.

  4. naneye says:

    I confirmed Harumi-san’s comment. The last episode’s animation quality don’t drop at all!!! It’s great as same as rest episodes.

    I want mononoke more, only 12 episodes don’t enough for me. **sad**

    :..(

  5. marsch says:

    Basically, Mononoke had a massive buildup and then ended with a “okay less evil people are forgiven and everybody spends there days happily ever after” ending that was a massive copout and completely contrary to the series usual tone.

    • EB-the-GAMER says:

      I don’t think its out of tone if these people were indirectly responsible for a death, and got a retribution at the end.

      They were already punished in a pretty damn-horrifying way after all. Its not really a happily ever after for everyone, The girl’s still dead for one, and most of the other character’s lives go on and they show repentance and guilt over what they did.

      lastly The series is notorious for its bittersweet endings. Both the Umi-Bozu and Noppera-Bo stories ended on happier notes like this one did.

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  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 03:06 AM)
    Then Tougane looks down in a displeased manner and says: “two brainwave scanners would never work, what we need is to put a rubber ducky under the floormat and then if an intruder gets in they will step on it, alarming the cat. We then proceed to dissect the cat to check its body for any signs of stress hormone secretion which will show if someone was indeed there or not”. He then looks away with content and light up a cigarette.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:57 AM)
    Also the dominator is dominately stupid. After all that happened you don’t arm your men with some non-lethal back-up weapon or something? I get that they were trying to take the law out of human hands to avoid abuse, but in that case what is the point of human agency in the police? Have some droids patrol the streets with dominators then.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:54 AM)
    @K-off: yeah, “God if there only was a way we could actually see who’s sneaking into the chief inspector of police’s apartment. Any ideas Shion?”
    “How bout two brainwave scanners?”
    Nash
  • k-off
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:48 AM)
    @Bam In 1984,they had recorders hidden in the trees. Fucking trees, for crying out loud.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:41 AM)
    The biggest absurdity in Psycho Pass is the non-existence of security cameras in an authoritarian future. They have brainwave scanner at every goddamn corner for fuck sake!
  • Emma
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:34 AM)
    @Aidan: Seems I’ve also read shinigami ni saigo by him also, which unfortunately I fell behind on. =< But I remember liking it.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:31 AM)
    Mika certainly didn’t go unnoticed by me either, however annoying I may find her, she gives a good dynamic to the show.
  • k-off
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:41 AM)
    I see Ojojojo being mentioned, it was written/drawn by the same person who wrote Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken. I haven’t read either, but the anime for the latter is rather “meh.”
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:06 AM)
    @Emma, I haven’t given my thoughts on Bahamut or Psycho pass because I have been putting them off. Mainly cause I have been playing bravely default.
    Oh you are bound to like that authors other works too. They are equally dark. Mayonaka no X Giten for example is one I avoided because of the description but I read it and DAMN it’s not what I expected at all. In a good way.
  • Vincent
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:05 AM)
    W/ Psycho Pass, I think it’s a show best left without any reading into. Especially this second season.

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