Posted by psgels on 12 January 2013 with categories: Zetsuen no Tempest

Recap. And it’s the kind of annoying recap that you can’t fully skip because it contains some new material at the beginning and at the end. I did fully watch it this time, though. The reason for that is how important flashbacks are for this series (heck, one of the main characters has been dead throughout the entire series’ airtime thanks to that). Still, it is just copy-pasted, so in that aspect, this individual episode doesn’t win many points….

Having said that though, there was a significant amount of content at the end of the end of the episode, much more than usual. It’s meant to be an aftermath to the previous episodes. And holy crap, two billion people died!? The series then proceeds to tell how the world has been “saved” by the tree of genesis (killing people whenever a fight breaks out between them), and they pick this episode of all things to show what happened when Mahiro found Aika’s dead body.

What I liked best was the intrigue that popped up at the end of the episode, though. Apparently Yoshino has been running off on his own, dowing all sorts of things with probably Hakaze (although this was not mentioned), and the next number of episodes will focus on Mahiro running after Yoshino for this. I know that the first half of this provided hints that this would happen (how he had ties with the army and all). The delivery of this twist was also really good: the entire recap was told through Mahiro’s perspective, even though the first half was told in Yoshino’s perspective. That made me glad that I watched the recap in order to prepare for this change. Watching the same thing you’ve already seen before remains annoying, though.

EDIT: I just realized this after I nearly went to post this, but damn you Bones and your after-ED content. You keep pulling these scenes after your EDs and it’s damn misleading. Not to mention that it was a huge scene that it revealed there….
Rating: 4/8 (Good)

6 Responses

  1. Energizer says:

    Not gonna lie, I figured that Hakaze would be closer to Mashiro than Yoshino, since you know, Mashiro helped her out a lot. I don’t want to see Mashiro become the “Bad Guy”. I figure that when he meets Yoshino he will have a change of heart. Still though, I think that Hakaze and Mashiro can get more stuff done than Hakaze and Yoshino, since to me Yoshino still has some type or hidden agenda.

  2. Jojolion says:

    Im waiting for the Jojo review it was outstanding this week, thi show surpasses itself with every new chapter.

    And it gets better and better in each part. I hope a second season gets green lit.

    Part 3 Should be almost two cour, or 18 episodes to be adapted WELL.

    The OVA sucked.

  3. Kurini says:

    I actually like scenes after ED. :O I find it more special :)

  4. Anca says:

    Hnnnnnnng ponytail Samon.

    I guess I can stop being tsundere towards this series considering the new season.

  5. Deni says:

    I fully expected this episode to be the climax of the show, then suddenly BAM there’s tons more left. I’m happy, but it was surprising.

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  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    Oh, the priest? Yeah, definitely an awesome touch. Wonder how he feels about Amon’s death…
    Juuzou? I’d complain about Arima more, the guy is hax beyond belief. Juuzou was just a nutcase who was skilled with knives – and has pretty good development in the manga.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:21 AM)
    @Emma: I think the pacing thing isn’t a problem if read as a whole – that’s a bit like complaining about slow chapters in books if you read them week-by-week. For a story like Tokyo Ghoul week-by-week just isn’t a good way to read it, I don’t think.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:21 AM)
    Gah, Juuzou is one of those irksome shounen-esque characters that never sat all that well with me.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:17 AM)
    @Raggers: The part with that locked up ghoul who Amon went to meet up with who he had history with, that was a great moment for Amon’s character and it had a kind of silence of the lambs feel to it.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: I found it generally unevenly paced.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: The whole thing had its ups and downs for me, I loved the first four volumes,after the stuff with gourmet and mado was done with I found myself tiring of it but then got into it again after Kaneki broke down and snapped, then somewhere after the kanou reveal it started losing me again and the ending threw me off.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 03:31 AM)
    Out of interest, where do you feel the first manga went wrong? I may have missed its flaws since I marathoned it in ~8 hours.

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