THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
If she didn't come back at all, that probably would've been by my account the most tragic episode ever, although there are so many sad ones.
To be honest, I was expecting her to return but in a Jumanji "look I've aged" kind of way... I guess this works too ;D
Arghh! I'm a bit confused. It was not said what time it is when Ito came back? Is her sister still alive and kicking? and still on the same age or in that time where Ginko guided him in the Uroan? Arghh! I think this episode is not complete. I just get the part about those kind of Mushis, but the story of the 2 sisters didn't make it to my understanding. Or am I just missing some thing? Can someone just answer the questions I have? LOL!
quitearush said: Lol I like how nobody responds to your threads...except this one.
So you LIKE it when nobody responds to someone's threads, eh?! LOL! What a weird liking! You're funny! LMAO
katsup said: the ending was nice, but i wanted to know how old aya was when ito returned home..
oh yeah fair point. i kinda assumed it was around the same time ginko showed aya the tunnels. but being mushi-shi and all it couldv'e been years later. sorry babykeiji im just as lost lol
another thing i liked about this episode was seeing how ginko knows where to go to see people about their mushi problems..when he said he had mail and looked up i was expecting to see a bird or something..the cocoon caught me off guard a bit lol
Neverender said: Why are there five options in the poll? There should only be one.
You know exactly what I mean.
I wonder if Aya still expected Ito's homecoming after she saw the Uro-Ana...well on the other thought..it have to be so...otherwise, the letter wouldn't arrive..? *takes a second look on the letter she's carrying* not affected by time or anything else...almost good as new...
conclusion: Aya never gave up hope AND is still alive as Ito returns...
Great episode, as usual. I don't see how some people who responded to this thread didn't get the timeline of the story. The narrator specifically said "years later (after shown event), a girl came out of a cocoon" or something to that effect.
"You've got mail" was what a strange voice in my head said when I saw Ginko picking up his vibrating cocoon.
I was surprised that there were actually mushi with a practical use as well, although they don't lack danger, and that the mushishi seem to be using them frequently.
"...our faces marked by toil, by deceptions, by success, by love; our weary eyes looking still, looking always, looking anxiously for something out of life, that while it is expected is already gone – has passed unseen, in a sigh, in a flash – together with the youth, with the strength, with the romance of illusions.” - Joseph Conrad ('Youth')
Hmmm I only understood the ending after reading this poll... Yay!! Niiiice.
But... since the girl had not aged, the letter didn't age with her... I hope Aya was alive when Ito went home... But, since she didn't remembered anything... It's sad anyway... Well, at least she's back ^^
If it's that easy to get taken by the uro-san, and you're not supposed to ever close/open doors, why even have them in the first place? Or maybe just a front door for when you're away from the building for awhile. I found this mushi to be one of the most interesting so far though. Great reaction by the old woman at the end of the episode too.
One of the most beautiful episodes I’ve ever seen.
It was truly a remarkable and unexpected epilogue; the prospect of having another disheartening ending was almost assured, but it was set aside, made a wonderful, touching and hopeful finale. I’m torn between wanting to see Aya’s reaction, or staying as it is now, implied, leaving us with our faith and imagination.