This is a MUCH better ending than the series' wtf ending. I mean, the series didn't even off this conclusion feeling. I'm very happy for the OVA because it felt like this series has reached a conclusion. Of course, it's also nice to see what happened to those bullies ^^
Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
Fabulous episode, I still wonder how I could give only 9 to the series, it really deserved a 10 since the character design, music and direction are so perfect (Tatsuo Sato is probably the most underrated anime director ever, he's done masterpieces such as Nadesico, Stellvia or Shigofumi and no one actually knows his name...).
This was a very interesting and truly meaningful add to the series (contrary to 95% of the OVAs and special episodes released after the end of the series, even the best ones). I really loved it and I must say I should watch the first 12 episodes of the main series a second time now just to make sure if it deserves a 9 or a 10 ;)
In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.
Yup, finally an OVA that's actually just as good as the original series. I love the dark and original aspects of this anime the most, in addition to the atmospheric soundtrack, but I think some of the humor kind of disrupts the mood and could have been omitted.
Tekky99 said: Ah all the good Shigofumi memories are rushing back to me =D
I completely forgot how good the soundtrack was.
I'm glad that the bullies had at least some justice exacted back on them.
And seriously angel, what's up with you and wanting to kill anything that's remotely bad. It's really scaring me.
Well I do hunt evil spirits in real life so it MAKES SENSE for me to think like that. :P So if you need a evil spirit to be killed ask me.....;)
Don't be preoccupied in my real life jobs just THINK OF ME as a wise man...euh no more nor no less.
Asako said: This really makes me want an S2. :(
If they make one they better conclude the whole father case.....the love arc of Fumika and that friend of Natuska. Also I want to see more of that other world where there like a million of these Aaron staffs.
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It was good but somehow lacking something. I don't know, I just didn't feel it. As good as later episodes of TV series, but personally I find first part of the story better. Maybe I was just expecting to much. 7/10 but still love this series ;]
See, I preferred this series when it was more of a collection of unconnected stories about peoples loss, kinda like a dark Kino's journey. The later Mika/Fumika storyline just never did it for me in the way those earlier episodes did.
That said, this episode provided a nice conclusion to the series as well as tying up a few loose ends.
However, after an epilogue like that, I wouldnt hold my breath for a second series...
I completely forgot there was going to be a ova/extra episode, finding out sure made my day :D
although now i have to go through the sadness of having the series finish all over again but it was worth it.
ily Kanaka ^^
Haha, the second half totally made up for that somewhat boring fist half of this episode. I was afraid it might be a boring episode after the 10 first mins, but it turned out to be great. The meeting during the moonshine was beautiful. Gotta love Shigofumi.
Great epilogue I guess. Its great to see the bullies suffer, but I kind of wanted them to be in more pain rather than just fear. Also, I was hoping they would leave a conclusive ending for all the characters involved in the show, but I guess this worked too. I really wanted them to confirm Natsuka x Kaname but that didn't happen.
They did imply Fumika x Fumika so I'm happy. The only incest that's wincest is selfcest.
Atonement through enduring bullying? I suppose self-deception is something Fumi would do, with her naivete and being the weaker half of Fumika's dichotomy. The rest of the episode was fine, but someone needs to beat some sense into Fumi, again. The unpopularity of this show is unfortunate; I would have loved to see more self-contained episodes of Shigofumi, especially with Fumika's relatively subpar story out of the way.
So Fumika goes to school coz she feels like she deserves the bullying because of what she did to her that (that was actually blame), she is such a good girl to sacrifice herself like that, I am happy that she got a friend and to see them all.