Seeing how this is a finale post I’d normally take the time to examine the ending and say the good points and the bad points if there were any but this wasn’t an ending. It was just another episode that left the plot wide open because the manga is still ongoing. Well at least it do a Dusk Maiden.
There was some fireworks and a few conversations about the future but that’s it. So now like a few other anime this season I’ve got to go read the manga to find out what happens next. I don’t know if it’s lazy or clever not to try an anime ending but I’d honestly take a bad anime ending over what we were given. It was so lackluster and uninspiring that I know I’ll forget it in the coming weeks especially with all the new anime starting.
I do enjoy these character and am looking forward to reading the manga if only to see what happens to Rea. I get the feeling that Rea is going to remain reserved in her pursuit of love with Chihiro and and if he doesn’t cure her she’ll never act on it. I know for a fact that they aren’t going to show Rea rotting as her “illness” catches up on her so it’s either going to be a drawn out thing which damages her internally or mentally which would be heartwrenching to watch. Imagine if she starts to go into mindless zombie mode more and more until that’s all she can do. Would they have to put her down like an animal? The possibilites are very interesting and I hope it’s not treated as a super happy love story ending.
So I guess the anime did inspire me to think about the outcome a whole tonne so I guess that’s something. At this point I’d give the anime a spot in my top anime list so you can gauge it against some of the other stuff I’ve watched but I’m hesitant to add it just yet as I haven’t finished the story. Once the manga ends I’ll write a proper Finale post but that could be months or years off as I have no idea how long the manga will run.