「アイ・アム・ザ・リザレクション」 (Ai Amu Za Rizarekushon)
“I Am The Resurrection”

So everyone who Echo and Mu met on their journey had their lives significantly touched and will go the mile to bring Mu back to the good side – rather than banding up to obliterate her. While it’s a pleasant storyline, I can’t help but find it cheesy. Were those few days spent together really that life changing for the people involved? I can’t speak on their behalf, but I guess you could say I have a hard time buying into it. I hate to be a pessimistic but that’s how I see it.

But no matter. Where everyone had been previously antagonistic and divided on a suited course of action, they’ve finally come together on a shared consensus. Defeat Mu and bring her back to her senses. That creates a cohesive driving force to bring the story forwards. To that end, they create a parallel circuitry of mecha that can channel their energy in unison using a special amp created by Kevin – and they actually succeed in destroying Mu’s evil mecha with the combined energy generated. However, she herself remains personally unaffected – resummoning it back with a more infernal appearance while unleashing Earless upon the world. Their united attempt to stop her has clearly failed – and they must scatter to the wind and she smashes back with a ferocious energy blast of her own.

As all hope seems lost, Echo re-appears as our man of the hour – alone on a trusty mecha amid the sea of Earless. And he seems like a very changed person from his experience at the junction. Because he’s the main protagonist, I’m expecting great things from him. Yet the question remains – can he succeed where everyone else has failed? And can Listeners get around to making him a compelling protagonist with just one episode left? I have my doubts, but I’ll let them have one final fair shake before imparting my conclusive judgement.

Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and catch you next week for the finale!

 

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6 Comments

  1. That’s why i’ve always though that there weren’t nearly enough episodes and the time spent with the characters should have been at least 2 episodes long.

    sealouse
    1. Most people think a 2-cour will drag out and become repetitive with initial motivations/purposes, but they’re sometimes wrong in regards to this series’s character development & interaction. This series could’ve use that kind of cour so that we can emphasize and feel whatever the major side characters felt when they spent time with Mu and Echo.

      And it could’ve make the two teen boys be alive until penultimate episode is their on-screen death. Those two in EP 7 was kind of the saving grace/positive thing about this series in terms of character interaction and their purposes driven with the motivation to be brave for once.

      Yeah, it didn’t featured the main characters and I get why many viewers like that episode; yet, I like the reveal of Jimi’s true family and hometown and hate the Listeners title being used as the Antagonist Title. So yeah. We shall see how it goes next final episode.

      RK
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