Posted by psgels on 22 January 2013 with categories: Zetsuen no Tempest

So, after last week’s recap Zetsuen no Tempest is back for real. And it has already started building the intrigue by hinting at stuff that might or might not be true but when true could mean one heck of a baffling plot twist. The thing is that in this episode, it presents two theories that both are completely inplausible.

So previously, it was established that only a mage of exodus could have killed Aika, in order to be able to escape Hakaze’s web. This episode presents us two mages: Yoshino and this wimpy kid who can’t control his powers yet. With the information we have right now, there is no way in which any of those two could have killed Aika. Yoshino may be crazy, but he’s not crazy enough to just kill his own girlfriend. That wimpy guy too: he can’t even control his powers yet.

So… someone is hiding something… either the wimpy guy (sorry, I can’t remember his name right now while typing this) is putting up an act in order to get close to the Mage of Exodus… which is pretty likely considering he just bumped into her (although that could have been one of the trees as well…). Or Yoshino is a complete bastard who murdered his own girlfriend for some kind of really, really important reason. It’d explain why he is not as mad as Mahiro for her death. It would not explain his ties to the army, his oblivion to Hakaze’s crush (which was an awesome plot twist, by the way).

Also, new OP and ED. For the OP… I don’t like the OP. It’s a song that is copy pasted from all other ops out there, and in a bad way. The ED is a bit cheesy, but it works. But producers, come on. You’ve got such an awesome soundtrack. Then why skimp on the OP and ED?
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

9 Responses

  1. Indel says:

    Oh boy here we go, they’re starting to show signs of the “original” ending for the anime.

    Things that weren’t in the episode:
    1) Mashiro’s flashback about how Yoshino always does things behind people’s back
    2) The flashback where Aika says she thinks Yoshino is the scariest person she knows.

    And more importantly, Hakase mentioned needing to collect the remaining fruits, something which is completly new and not mentionned in other materials.

    • Gavrilo says:

      If you turn out to be right, I really hope the original content manages to stand on its own, like the first Fullmetal Alchemist series. Intelligent shounen stories such as this don’t come so often, and it will be a great shame if it gets ruined by stupid decisions.

      • JaK says:

        their aren’t enough chapters as of now only 42 chapters [Monthly] have been released

        • Mi-Mi-Mikuru says:

          thats not true, 4 volumes were covered so far, and there are already 8 volumes released, it would be enough. why cant bones just adapt material for ca. 26 episodes, and than wait for a new material for a second season? i don’t like anime original endings, they are never as good as their manga counterpart.

  2. troy says:

    The manga was translated in to english only up till chapter 23 end even that part was not yet animated so there is enough materal. The ideal situation would be if manga is near enough it’s concluding phase that Anime ending and the orginal will not be much difrent.

  3. Censor this! says:

    Yes! The new opening has to be one of the dullest, most uninspired openings I have heard all season! The first op really fit the tone, and feeling of the series with its hotblooded riffs, but this new one…..What a yawn fest.

  4. TheUltimateReaper says:

    It’s late to be saying this but Hazakes crush/interest was pretty obvious since long ago in the series wasn’t it?

  5. Blade says:

    I love the OP mind you :(

  6. Entrav says:

    Hakaze going dere :)
    This episode is somewhat of a departure from the rest of the series but I still enjoy it.

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  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 02:36 AM)
    @Masky: lots of game designers aspire for realism. Now this can be done for cosmetic purposes like face textures and lighting, practical with physic engines and movement, or contextual like believable character reactions and dialogue. Now some games thrive in being ridiculous and fantastic, but some want to create a realistic setting to further the emotional impact. Nothing wrong with that.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 02:32 AM)
    @ratsgnoF: and happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:43 PM)
    Anyway seriously though, I’d say it does actually make sense in context xD Since none of monsters are actually that threatening.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:42 PM)
    .-. I have no words, mainly because whenever anyone uses word “Realism” in context of video game, I want to say rude words xD
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:40 PM)
    I think he gave it a passing glance and felt it wasn’t his thing, I remember he also felt that he thought the idea of sparing the monsters wasn’t believable or realistic given that he felt if you were realistically placed in that situation yourself, the real thing to do would be to fight back out of fear.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:37 PM)
    Did he actually play the game though? I mean, did he actually discover it himself or did he just heard the spoilers?
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:35 PM)
    I had a talk with a friend about undertale and he wasn’t a fan, he prefers other types of rpgs, the choice element also made him uncomfortable and that he felt the game was too punishing.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:34 PM)
    @Kaiser: Puzzle elements, outside of sparing everyone, seem to be mainly just parodying video game puzzles. Like, only place where you actually have to solve actual puzzles is in Hotland, before that pretty much every puzzle is automatically solved, really easy or has some silly twist to it. Like the puzzle you can skip by pressing a switch in tree trunk. Can’t say I’m too fond of puzzles either, but I liked how game was making fun of them
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:32 PM)
    Speaking of awful sense of humor and things that dorks like, just wanted to say that turns out I was right about Jitsu wa watashi wa in that main couple does get together before chapter 100(forgot what exactly, some where in 80-90 range I think). But they are such huge dorks that they do everything ridiculously slowly because they are that embarrassed, so they have had like just one date(in chapter 100). Not that I expect anyone to remember what the heck I’m talking about xD
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:32 PM)
    The battle system grew on me a bit, but I didn’t like the puzzle elements it offered, the actual gameplay looked kind of dull also. Some of the characters were likeable enough, Papyrus, Asogore, the flower guy being my favourite though the plot didn’t really get interesting until the end.

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