I can’t help but feel sorry for Andy. Not only was his girl taken away, turned into a man, and brainwashed, he can’t even enjoy sitting on a couch. He’s like a highly corrosive liquid that just seems to melt everything he touches.
Shrade is such a masochist. He’s totally set on trying to kill himself via gattai in order to complete his musical composition. Some might argue that it’s nice to have a purpose that you’re willing to go through such lengths to fulfill. The preview suggests he’ll survive (again) but you never know.
Zessica is such a tragic character. Before she could attempt to set her own 12,000 year legend, she was rudely interrupted by Mykage’s plans. I don’t know why she insists on Amata. Someone pointed out in the comments that Zessica’s mark looked like a pineapple. After learning what pineapples represented earlier in the season, I was a little worried that Zessica might not make it through the end. The scene where she got “crushed” to death seems very unreal though. It doesn’t feel like a genuine death. Also, I don’t think she has fulfilled her obligation to Mykage (unless dying was it). Her sneak attack kiss was perfectly calculated since she knew Amata can’t help but fly when he’s thinking of perverted things.
The biggest bombshell of the whole episode was the revelation that Amata and Kagura are one and the same. I’m guessing that they’re going for a split personality thing where Kagura split off from his weaker self. It’s, quite frankly, not what I thought was going to happen though I did believe in the possibility of them being two parts of a reincarnation. It’s turns out to be more than that since they’re the same person. It will be really interesting to see how they explain the split. Speaking of splits, the whole “Amagura” dream made me chuckle. It was like watching Two Face from the old Batman movies.
The episode felt very slow overall. The writers seem intent on dragging this out all the way to the end.
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