Posted by psgels on 18 December 2013 with categories: Kyousogiga

The big strength of Kyousogiga has always been its characterization, and with a lot of series that have that, they make the mistake to just not focus on that for their finale. I mean, finales need to escalate. Most shows do that by turning on the epic-button. Kyousogiga did that as well, but it still kept its focus at the characters. Mostly thanks to how all of the characters with powers to actually destroy dimensions are intertwined together.

Because of this the animators could really bring an action-packed finale, while at the same time the focus remained on Koto. Revealing that she was the whole reason everything started due to how incredibly weird her family is really helped with that. She still has her flaws, she’s not just blindly running around as well. Plus, the chemistry between the characters was still awesome. I especially loved that punch near the end of the episode.

Two episodes left, so let’s see whether the creators can keep this up until the ending. I’m especially curious for the actual finale, because there have been plenty of good series that somehow had uninspired ending. This series is the perfect opportunity to to do something differnt though. Lots of thought has already been put into these episodes, so I really hope that the creators also have something really inspired in store for the actual climax.

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  1. zormp says:

    I know you don’t have much time to watch shows as much as you used to and that you are usually delayed in your reviews, regardless (also you might have written this a while ago and just didn’t upload it), but I just want to make sure you realize that you are actually two episodes behind and the finale actually aired yesterday!

  2. Witchy says:

    The Finale is awesome for me!!!! I await for your review on the last two eps!!!!!

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  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:37 PM)
    So it seems that you both agree with my point that the African and the American campaigns were too different for one-to-one comparison.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:36 PM)
    @Bam Yes, I have read plenty of examples of European technology being used to devastating effect against pathetically under-equipped indigenous people. I have also read of many examples where that superior weaponry didn’t make a difference because the Europeans over-played their hands. Yes, the difference in technology was huge, but I don’t think it was the decisive factor in shaping the course of colonialism.
  • Vincent
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:32 PM)
    @adgm we are all educated about this.
  • Vincent
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:31 PM)
    @Bam Africa is a vast continent and the people there were very spread out, with the exception being West Africa. So of course there would be little resistance. The resistance was thinned out.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:31 PM)
    @Bam Europeans succeeded in taking control of the government, but ultimately, in most of Africa, they did not dominate the people in the sense that most Africans never stopped resisting colonialism and ultimately toppled it, in some cases by sheer force of arms. Most of the Americas have been utterly-dominated by Europe and the region has essentially been transformed into a pseudo-Europe.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:31 PM)
    And it doesn’t matter if you talked about it or not, a faulty assumption is false indeterminate of time. go read about an incident known as the “Massacre in the Main Temple” and see how a thousand people were massacred due to a little disinformation coupled with technological superiority.
  • afgm
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:30 PM)
    Where is all of this information coming from, btw? Does anyone here actually have primary sources for their claims? Or is this all speculation.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:27 PM)
    @Ninja: no they didn’t care as much in Africa since the environmental condition/resource balance was tipped in disfavor. Places like Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire and Aouth Africa that were good for colonizations were pretty much settled with little resistance.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:23 PM)
    @Bam Although on the subject of weaponry an interesting distinction there is that while the stone and wood weapons used by the Indigenous Americans were extremely effective against soft targets, they had a tough time against European Armor. African Iron spears had no such problem, and the reason for that will be obvious to anyone who has handled iron.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 10:20 PM)
    @Bam Yeah we both mentioned weapons and decided that wasn’t the decisive factor. In Africa, you had European forces with breech-loading rifles and flamethrowers (and later even more devastating firepower) going against indigenous forces who were armed with spears and muskets at best and because of environmental factors, the Europeans were never able to gain more than a tenuous upper hand.

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