With its first cour wrapping up, let’s jump into some final impressions with a little bit of talk about the Urzaiz sisters. Because let’s be honest here — who wouldn’t want more of them?
Note: While technically done, this series is a split 2-cour meaning more episodes will be coming in a later season.
The Urzaiz Sisters Conclusion
Since their introduction, I’ve been curious what kind of path the story would take with Priscilla and Irene. They were introduced quite late into the season, but made a huge impression with how little time they were given. However, it doesn’t do much for us the viewers without some background behind why they’re driven to do what they do. Something the story didn’t forget about and managed to shoehorn in right before the big fight.
In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed the Urzaiz arc. Sure, it might have been a bit spare when it comes to specific details, but we got two great characters that’ll hopefully be making more appearances since they’ve technically been struck off the “bad guy” list. Anyways, on to the somewhat final impressions!
Somewhat Final Impressions
I think this is the first time I’ve covered a split-cour show. And seeing how we’re only at the halfway point, I think it’s only fair we talk about what we’ve seen so far and what we’re hoping for in the future. Starting with the show as a whole, I think it’s pretty easy to say it’s been pretty good for the most part. It had a strong start that captured our attention and even though it stumbled a bit along the way, it managed to make up for the heavy explanations and forced interactions with a strong second half. But I suppose it makes sense that we’d get bombarded with all the nitty gritty details up front in a two-cour show.
On the other hand, we had some fun and engaging episodes whenever the focus shifted toward one of the many other characters that surround Ayato. From the lustful Claudia to the deadpan Saya, there were more than enough personalities to find a favorite. In my opinion, Kirin’s arc was probably my favorite since not only was I really curious what kind of person she was, but because Saya finally got some proper screen time. Never did I expect the previous number one at the academy to be a well-endowed little girl who basically let her sword skills speak for her! And even more surprising was how well Saya managed to sneak in and let some of her own skills shine. Something that may have surprised me even more than those two though may be just how cool Lester became after we found out he wasn’t really a bad guy. As a side character who we saw a grand total of maybe six times, I love how he always made me smile a bit whenever he showed up.
All in all, I think Asterisk has made a fine showing and can only go up from here. With its gargantuan size playing in its favor, I can’t help but think the second-cour will be jam packed with action since most of the little things have been taken are of. With a ton of characters and nearly infinite possibilities, I’ll be happily waiting for the next season to start.
Anyways,a thanks for keeping up with the posts and coming back every week! Hope to catch you guys around the bend next season!