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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    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 07:46 AM)
    @K-off: I’ve seen you’re a fan of westerns have you come across this film or read the book it was based on?
    http://emma-hime.deviantart.com/art/Review-The-homesman-496287407
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    Meh…feel no motivation right now to give darker than black, school rumble or full metal panic a second viewing…
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    God damn Kokkuri-san is so fucking good. Wish I had time to write my damn reviews.
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    Okay, Cossette no shouzou rewatched now too. This was on the high end of Shinbou’s cinematography and pretty much the best he’s outputted even if it has its choppiness/stiltedness in parts. It remains a creepy, surreal, trippy and grim, forboding, gruesome and immersive atmospheric ghost story that feels like it could have gone on a bit long and bar the three main focused characters could have had a little bit more depth.
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    Aku no hana’s manga never really felt like much more than “crazy shit happening and femdom” = guilty pleasure to me.
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    @Emma: Gankutsou was fine in my opinion tho, as it was so out there that I never saw it as a real attempt at adaptation.
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