Episode 11 - 伝えてくれ、ありのままを
Not much of a review here, just some incoherent thoughts. Might be offensive as well.
Edit: So many replies...! Thanks for the words, everyone, they're all really satisfying. I do hope this post isn't taking away from discussion in the comm though lol. Well, we can say the comm is for actual discussion while here is for rants.
...Wow, that was an utter pile of shit. I'm not even really feeling anything right now. I suppose I'm disappointed, but it's more just disbelief. I'm just thinking "What the fuck, Bones?" and nothing else.
Never mind what happened in the novels. Ignore whatever changes they made from in the novels. Just looking at it as anime original, that was probably one of the most terribly executed endings I've ever seen. They meet Safu. And then they bomb Safu. And then Nezumi gets shot. And then Shion gets shot and dies. And then magical yellow glowing things are... doing something, I don't even know what. And then everybody sings. And then Shion is revived. And then Nezumi leaves Shion. And it ends.
So many scenes were just executed like shit. Yoming's... everything, was just laughable. The bee outbreak was just random. Everybody was walking to somewhere for some reason at the end. Shion gets the baby. Dammit, why didn't they let Inukashi keep the baby? And if you thought Nezumi's departure in the novels was abrupt, this was just...
It's funny how just a few days ago I commented that human revival goes against a lot of the themes of No.6. There's plenty of themes of rebirth and revival scattered elsewhere - the revival of the planet, of the city after its destruction, and of Shion's soul after he met Nezumi. But when it comes to comes to reviving someone after their physical body is dead - no. If you're dead, you're dead, and that's just how it is. What was Shion's rebirth here suppose to signify? What was his death in the first place supposed to signify? Absolutely nothing other than that Bones is a bunch of incompetent asses.
I said I'd consider the last episode a success if I cried. I was about 1000 miles away from even getting a lump in my throat. Even Shion's "death" scene just had me going "er, what, seriously?" I can't really say I laughed either... I did have a smile on my face at the end, but it was just a "hah, are you serious?" one. At least Nezumi's singing was okay for once, but I can't really remember much of it now. I'm just trying to expel this episode from my memory asap. Can we pretend the anime ended at episode 10?
On the bright side, I've completely thrown away all thoughts of buying any future BDs. That'll save me some money. Will type up a review of the anime as a whole after this bitter feeling has settled down a bit. Novel review will have to wait until after I get my love of No.6 that Bones has stolen a good chunk of back. Man, I really should've finished typing that up before the last episode.
Closing words: The last episode was complete shit, fuck you Bones.
- Yeah, no.