Posted on 25 March 2008 with categories: Suteki Tantei Labyrinth


Whaa! I could have sworn that this series had 26 episodes! To think that this was the final episodes, this series sure features a lot of series that end sooner than I expect.

And the cheese! The overwhelming cheese. This episode may not have been my idea of top-notch writing, but it sure as hell was entertaining! I remember predicting that this episode would be over-the-top, and I was right in a way. This episode was over-the-top, but not with action and manliness, but with melodrama. Seijuu ends up dead, along with Byakko, because he tried to see the future but couldn’t due to Mayuki’s mother’s influences. Mayuki tries to stop him by the request of his mother, but in the end fails.

And teh TEA IS BACK!!! After Seijuu is dead and all, Mayuki falls asleep due to exhaustion, and doesn’t wake up for days. Guess what saves him? His favourite blend of tealeaves. Things get even better when every female ends up in tears when they find out that Mayuki has woken up, and when they see him again it’s like a fest of smiles and “glad to see you back again”.

But the creators really saved the best for last. Don’t ask me how or why, but a reincarnation of Mayuki’s mother shows up at the last moment. That scene will get an “OMG” or “WTF”-reaction off almost everyone. The plot-twist is ridiculous, but I absolutely loved it. It’s good to have such a cheesy series once in a while.

Now, to get a bit more serious, it’s a shame that Seijuu didn’t really develop in the end. Sure, he was fleshed out, his motivations were shown, but he never really changed. One thing that the creators could have done better is make one of his plans fail badly; it would have been much more interesting to actually see him challenged, rather than simply defeated in the end. I like how Byakko ended up, though. She has been a character that was developed, she has questioned her master many times, and yet at the end she decided to stay with him, and I’m still not sure whether this was because she was brainwashed, or just really changed. I doubt that Seiju really in his final moments was in the mood to take everyone with him, and something really tells me that she committed suicide out of her own will.

2 Responses

  1. sue yin says:

    i like the climax of this anime.it is quite interesting.the problem is the main character is not cool enough.i would like it even more if it is.but no matter what, i am satisfied with the ending of this series.

  2. Quetta says:

    uhmm.. sorry but Seijuu ism’t dead. didn’t seiran say to Mayuki when he woke up that thanks to Mayuki “that man” is saved too? Mayuki saved him with his power at the last moment. It must be that white light that envelop Seijuu & Byakko before they disappeared. Mayuki also said that he believed the three of them (mayuki & his parents) would be together again someday. although it also crossed my mind that the new blonde-hair transfer girl is Mayuki’s mother, isn’t Mayuki’s still alive and lives in Switzerland??? She has been sending Mayuki’s present, such as the tea spoon in the 2nd episode or the flower at the last episode. So, it’s impossible that girl is her reincarnation!! Besides, if that girl is her reincarnation she has to be much younger than Mayuki, but she’s around Mayuki’s age!! To be aound Mayuki’s age his mother had to die when Mayuki was just born, but Mayuki’s mother was still alive when Mayuki was still a baby and took care Mayuki before she moved out to Switzerland. So I think Shara moved out and Mayuki stayed in Kyuto. Sorry, but I think your statement is wrong…sorry, no offense, but it doesn’t make sense. There must be another explanation who that girl is.
    Is there any 2nd season?? I hated it when a story just end with a new, contradictory and unclear thing just comes out of nowhere and confuses me… >____

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  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:01 AM)
    Strange actually that that someone getting on my case about that seems less worse than them laughing about it =<
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 03:59 AM)
    I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t even want my parents to see a beach/hot spring episode of an anime series or an upskirt shot. My mother would do one of two things :1. show disappointment, disapproval
    or
    2. Laugh.
  • Mikey
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 03:48 AM)
    Rather then not wanting people to see you watching Saya no Uta H-scenes. You probably don’t want them seeing you watching Saya no Uta at all.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 03:46 AM)
    Christ…you would have to be one sick f*ck to get off on Saya no uta’s H-scenes.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:55 AM)
    I’m just going to watch the grisaia adaptation in autumn, along with Chaika and log horizon 2.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:53 AM)
    Well I’ll be looking at Mikey’s comments then on this new visual novel then to see if its worthwhile…
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:51 AM)
    And no, no I’m not saying sayas H-scenes were “get offs” to me moreso “eh”
    The atmosphere though in it was really effecting though.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:49 AM)
    However I could see how such scenes would feel awkward though if someone walked in. That was my only discomfort with saya no utas H-scenes.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:48 AM)
    I’m not easily shocked/offended so on that end the H-scenes wouldn’t bother me, if they had plot/character information going on or were relevant fair enough then.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:42 AM)
    Got to say that I don’t like playing VN’s with H-scenes disabled. Not saying that do anything for me but sometimes that can show interesting sides to a character.

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