「エンドロールには早すぎる Be desperate and draw something fascinating.」 (Endorouru ni wa hayasugiru)
“Too Early for End Roll Be desperate and draw something fascinating.”
Hmm what’s that quote about insanity everyone and their mother uses, doing the same thing over and expecting a different result? Whether attributed to Einstein or not (hint, it’s not), I think it’s agreeable that Re:Creators has fully embraced the concept. Besides filling in the remainder of Setsuna’s now verified suicide, the focus was—once again—on building up towards that big battle at, well, some later date. I might be a patient lad, but hell Re:Creators would it be so hard to break these moments up better? A little more action here or there, showing instead of telling as you so excellently handled last week? Especially when everything points to even more info dumps once Magane and her plans re-enters the picture.
Before I start tasting too much salt though, what Re:Creators discussed this week was structurally necessary. Confirming Setsuna’s death removes any “gotcha I didn’t actually suicide!” shenanigans, and Meteora—bless her sagely being—verified the idea that permanently codifying creation rewrites is the next story step. Nothing particularly ground breaking, however it is interesting noting both Altair and surprisingly Blitz continue raising more questions than answering them. Altair’s power of instantaneously and permanently adopting fan-made abilities may explain her strength for example, but where does that leave Celestia and co. with their currently ephemeral rewrites? If Altair’s ability is actually co-opting—which begs the question just what Setsuna wrote in her bio—sure it makes sense, but that’s awfully convenient for a creation in this world. Unless Altair isn’t exactly a creation of course. That Altair is Setsuna hypothesis is starting to look very plausible.
As for Blitz, his function continues remaining stubbornly elusive. I could believe he simply wants to change his world (boring, but understandable), but his supposed lies to Alice and his backstory heavily suggests something else is going on. We all know Altair wants to destroy all worlds, fine, but what comes after? Somehow I doubt Blitz would ally with her just for sake of annihilation, even with a dead family; it doesn’t fit with his known personality. No I suspect we still only possess half the picture here, with no hints yet of what the rest could be. World recreation, nihilistic nothingness, euphoric rainbows/butterflies, and Miracle Maid world domination? Who knows. At least the answers should start rolling on in once Magane saunters back for some fun and games. No matter how powerful Altair may be, my bets remain on shark teeth being the big bad and proving too much for even our military princess to handle. Anything else would be an insult to crazy.
Before we get to the climactic revelations, however, first comes preparations. With Souta now properly on board with the program and creators now having a use beyond moral support and fatherly advice, the actual showdown should not be long coming. Another info dump or
twelve two are probably in our future, but at least an endpoint is now firmly in sight. Once the nagging problem of Alice is dealt with of course. With our knight’s self-reflection and her seeming discovery of Mamika’s true killer, I have a sneaking suspicion she’s not long for this world. Considering Celestia’s partner just appeared, Alice’s antagonistic role has, quite literally, run out of time.