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Oct 20, 2007 3:01 PM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Yes, sir! Good final episode, I liked it. Ellis and Nadie just belong together, traveling through the deserts. But was Nadie this tall? She looked a bit weird in those casual clothes, her usual outfit suits her best after all.

I loved Noir, enjoyed Madlax and El Cazador was very nice as well - even though it had more comedy than I expected. After all these beautiful tracks by Yuki Kajiura, the tacos tacacs tacos', Yes-sir's, and gunshots I think I'll stick with my rating of an 8.
 
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Oct 20, 2007 3:59 PM

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I found this final episode to be very nice. I loved how they brought back those gay guys which lead to Nadie and Ellis going back on their journey. Blue-Eyes was smokin in this episode <3

Overall: 8/10

 
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Oct 20, 2007 7:42 PM

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Fitting end for a great journey. At first i didnt expect much from this series but i felt like there was a hidden gem somewhere, alas i found it and it was exquisite. i wonder if nadie had something for ricardo though? ahaha
 
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It's true, they really did need to be traveling - as much as I was waiting for a comical outcome if the Sheriff proposed xD And those guys coming back fat, haha, that was an awesome touch for the end.

I really enjoyed this series, and it has further motivated me to see Noir (I've been putting it off)... I was really expecting more behind Lirio's character, but I guess I was just seeing things that weren't there ^^;

I really want to get my hands on the song they always played during peak action parts... I love it.



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Oct 23, 2007 12:01 PM

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This was a great series to follow through, I'm glad I watched it to the end, with this last ep which I can rate 5/5 because its very enjoyable. Nadie and Ellis just belong together and continuing their journey gives it a better end, than just settling down.

cyruz was right, Nadie looked oddly tall in the casual clothes, I thought I was seeing things...

To end it all, awesome insert song just before the ED, now to listen to all the OSTs :D

8/10
 
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Apr 10, 2008 9:32 PM

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I-LOVE-STEVE-BECKMAN. He's so cute. i might be weird to say that the last ep is my fav ep, but it is. i love the new characters.
 
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Apr 13, 2008 2:56 PM

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Great ending to great journey. I liked last episode very very much, though I was bit afraid of Pedro (call me weird crybaby, but I like idea of Nadie/Ellis very much...). That english song was very beautiful, me like.
You're right, those girls belong together and travelling.

Taco Tacos Tacos, "Yes Sir", "Any last words", crying and laughing, tears of joy and sorrow. It all made this awesome journey.
9/10
 
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Jun 25, 2008 10:30 PM

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love this episode, has to be my fav. out of all in this anime. like said, they just belong out there.
yeah, I do agree, nadie looks best in her usual outfit<3
lol xD I didnt even recognize them xD omg xD that was gold!
oh and lirio's version of taco taco taco~ was so cute even though you could barely hear :3
n0ob3d said:
i wonder if nadie had something for ricardo though? ahaha

:3 does that mean Im the only in favor of nadie x ricardo? :3 oh wells~

anyway, even though this series is not mind blowing, I enjoyed watching a lot, specially this last episode. giving this series a 8/10
 
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Jul 5, 2008 5:11 PM

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I'll also be giving this series an 8/10. It wasn't spectacular, but it was very satisfying. The last episode was definitely my favorite. New characters at the end? XD Fun. Hello, goodbye.
 
Sep 7, 2008 11:24 AM

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This show ended very nicely. At first it was a bit slow for me but it picked up the pace in the middle. I am glad it ended with this episode because ep 25 would have been too much of a cliffhanger. Two partners destined to travel around...I like that. It makes it seem like their adventures are just beginning.

I totally forgot about the two gay guys. That was a nice touch for the writer to bring them back and complete the circle.

This show went from a 6 to an 8/10. Good job.

If we got 80% or higher let me know! :)
 
Dec 26, 2008 7:52 AM

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It took me wayy to long to finish this show, because it was slow and rather episodic. XD Don't get me wrong - I loved it, but there just wasn't the cliffhanger effect that made me want to keep watching. Every episode concluded quite well by itself.

This episode was great. Nothing exciting, but there was a great concluding feel to it. And yeah, Nadie's usual clothes suit her best. :P I also like how they brought back the two guys. I was wondering what had happened to them. I got these vibes when they came in, all like "That can't POSSIBLY be them, can it...?"

8/10.
 
Oct 14, 2009 8:21 AM

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Would be an 8 but gets a 9 due to L.A.♥ and cute yuri vibes ;3
 
Nov 27, 2009 11:44 PM

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this is the best ending I'm seen for an anime yet: after spending hours figuring out what the ending in phantom meant...
 
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n0ob3d said:
Fitting end for a great journey. At first i didnt expect much from this series but i felt like there was a hidden gem somewhere, alas i found it and it was exquisite. i wonder if nadie had something for ricardo though? ahaha
Yea i thought the same thing too i thought it woulda been a sucky anime but it turned out better than expected

Ricardo fav character
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Apr 5, 2010 3:49 PM

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I was considered between 8 and 9, but last two eps are definitely in a favor of El Cazador. So... 9/10
 
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:3 does that mean Im the only in favor of nadie x ricardo? :3 oh wells~
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I'm a fan of nadie x ricardo as well :3 They should have gotten together at the end XD

Anyway, fun series. Loved the characters and the art and the score :P Overall I give it an 8/10 ^^
 
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The final ep was better than the entire series!
Nadie and Ricardo should have hooked up.
 
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9/10 Good episode to end GwG trilogy. And we even got sexy Blue-Eyes narration at the end ^^




 
May 18, 2011 7:59 PM

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Ellise wants to go on a journey again cause she sense that Joaquin is into nadie xD

Nice ending I'll give it a 5/5 + 3 for the awesome songs of kaijura yuki so

8/10


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Nadie: If you have any last word say them now
Ellis: Meat pie and cold lemonade
Nadie :Just make them yourself!

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this show was such let down to me, they go everywhere shot at each other noone gets killed repeat it many times meet shallow side characters :(
 
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this show was such let down to me, they go everywhere shot at each other noone gets killed repeat it many times meet shallow side characters :(

You were obviously expecting wrong things from this series.

Last episodes/characters were awesome. Still pondering whether this series was very good or great...
 
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IDex said:
lakisa said:
this show was such let down to me, they go everywhere shot at each other noone gets killed repeat it many times meet shallow side characters :(

You were obviously expecting wrong things from this series.

Last episodes/characters were awesome. Still pondering whether this series was very good or great...


Interesting things you say there. Probably I had wrong expectations as well, because I think it would have been much better if it was just 25 episodes. When the 25th ended, I wondered, what can happen after this? And well, what happened afterwards had little meaning for me, I had the feeling that they just had to fill out the 26-episode timespan :( I prefer such things to be left open, to be more like a mystery. So I can think what I want :)
 
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I personally thought the series was dragging things out way too much. 26 Episodes, when the story itself would probably have fit into 13 episodes, max. Yes, episodic anime can be good (see Cowboy Bebop), but I found most of the Eps not too original or intriguing. I found it a bit hard to sit through some of them, especially since I got the impression they lost focus of the plot repeatedly.
And as nice and cosy the last episode was - after the 25th it felt pretty anti-climatic.

The series was nice to watch, but I found it to be nothing special.


 
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The last episode of this show felt pretty much just a ova to me, wasn't really needed to satisfy my needs from the plot and seemed mostly for fun. Though i won't lie, it was great. ^^
 
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I don't think I've ever seen a final episode quite like this. I liked it. The humor was one of the things that first drew me to the series, so I liked having some of the lighter touches of this episode . . . such as Blue-Eyes working for Amigo Taco!
 
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I'm giving this show a 7/10. It was pretty enjoyable but repeating the same pattern for a good half of the series bored me despite characters like LA who can set the mood.

I'll remember the tacos song though.
 
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Finally finished the girls-with-guns trilogy after having it on the queue list after all these years.

El Cazador de la Bruja was probably the one I enjoyed the least. The humor was quite off in the beginning, and the pacing was strange. It managed to catch itself a bit in the middle, but even then, it was fairly average. It would have been a 5 if it wasn't for Yuki Kajiura's music.

Noir: 8/10
Madlax: 7/10
El Cazador de la Bruja: 6/10
 
Nov 8, 2012 1:20 AM

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honestly I was kinda surprised they continued after the battle was over to show us what they were doing next the ending was cute
 
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The ED implies Ricardo and Nadie will have romantic interest in each other once Nadie and Ellis finds Ricardo and Lirio.

Like I said last post on EPISODE 25, 7/10 from me. Very watchable. Not bad but also not that great. I think it lacked an excitement factor or appeal as it was really easy going a lot of times making it boring. I only watched this for the possible yuri/shoujo ai or else I would have near zero interest in this anime.
 
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I think this last episode was rather unnecessary, but I guess it kinda fits with the theme of the series.
Anyway, good series overall. Noir is still better and I have yet to watch Madlax.
7/10.

 
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I don't understand why I liked this series so much. It was my very first anime I watched about a year ago and after seeing many good series in the year since I decided to rewatch El Cazador to see if I still considered it to be good.

The plot isn't so great, some of the voices seem out of place, and the animation had some strange moments from time to time BUT what I think that makes this anime so good was the music and character interaction.

I still, a year later, wonder what the relationship of Nadie and Ellis are. Is it a sisterly relationship? A mother-daughter type interaction? or is it more of a partnership? Either way I love the two to death.

Just listening to the conversation of Nadie, Ellis, Ricardo, and Blue-Eyes was very enjoyable.
Why? I have no idea XD perhaps its because I feel that the roles were cast by the perfect combo of VA's. Trina Nishimura was GREAT

Overall this anime still remains a hidden gem and a favorite of mine. I still long for a second season or perhaps a movie but the way it has decided to end is just fine with me.

8/10.
 
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I still, a year later, wonder what the relationship of Nadie and Ellis are. Is it a sisterly relationship? A mother-daughter type interaction? or is it more of a partnership? Either way I love the two to death.


8/10.


From what I can gather it feels like friends. After thinking about I wouldint put this show as yuri since iv seen yuri like shows and this one doesint give off as much of a vibe as those. The most is with ellis as she uses the word love and is clinging to nadia at times. Nadia just feels like a sister/friend to ellis from my pov heck she even outright says shes not a lesbian in one of the episodes.

It was a good show though I wish we found out more about nadia and lirio/richardo. I mean we had 26 episodes and not one touched on their background at all. The interaction of the characters as nicely done and I cared about them. Though if they werent going to touch on thier backgrounds to much the show could have used a bit of a cut in episodes.I do have one question. What happened to rosenburgs gf?
 
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souledge94 said:
redrussia said:


I still, a year later, wonder what the relationship of Nadie and Ellis are. Is it a sisterly relationship? A mother-daughter type interaction? or is it more of a partnership? Either way I love the two to death.


8/10.


From what I can gather it feels like friends. After thinking about I wouldint put this show as yuri since iv seen yuri like shows and this one doesint give off as much of a vibe as those. The most is with ellis as she uses the word love and is clinging to nadia at times. Nadia just feels like a sister/friend to ellis from my pov heck she even outright says shes not a lesbian in one of the episodes.

It was a good show though I wish we found out more about nadia and lirio/richardo. I mean we had 26 episodes and not one touched on their background at all. The interaction of the characters as nicely done and I cared about them. Though if they werent going to touch on thier backgrounds to much the show could have used a bit of a cut in episodes.I do have one question. What happened to rosenburgs gf?


Now that I think about it they never said anything about her. She was a pretty minor character though.
 
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I'm very surprised at how much I freaking loved El Cazador de la Bruja since it moves pretty slowly at times, but it's definitely one of my favorite animes.

redrussia said:

I still, a year later, wonder what the relationship of Nadie and Ellis are. Is it a sisterly relationship? A mother-daughter type interaction? or is it more of a partnership? Either way I love the two to death.


Yeah, that's the only frustrating part of the entire show for me, and that's all on Nadie.

In my opinion it's pretty obvious that Ellis develops romantic feelings for Nadie. As the show progresses she gets closer and closer to Nadie, and in episode 19 she's flat out jealous of Ricardo who's being seen/treated like Nadie's boyfriend/husband. Then later in that episode Ellis shows interest in other people seeing Nadie and her as a couple.

The only real question, for me, is how Nadie feels and that's... harder to say since she's more subtle than Ellis. Maybe it's because of her horrible experience with Miguel, but Nadie simply isn't as open and blunt about her feelings as Ellis is. However, by the end I personally got the feeling that Nadie felt similarly for Ellis, but she's just not the type to be more obvious and clingy like Ellis.

I also note that no matter what Ellis said, or how touchy feely she got, Nadie never corrected her, rejected her, or pushed her away. She always accepted whatever Ellis did or said.
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Casyle said:
I'm very surprised at how much I freaking loved El Cazador de la Bruja since it moves pretty slowly at times, but it's definitely one of my favorite animes.

redrussia said:

I still, a year later, wonder what the relationship of Nadie and Ellis are. Is it a sisterly relationship? A mother-daughter type interaction? or is it more of a partnership? Either way I love the two to death.


Yeah, that's the only frustrating part of the entire show for me, and that's all on Nadie.

In my opinion it's pretty obvious that Ellis develops romantic feelings for Nadie. As the show progresses she gets closer and closer to Nadie, and in episode 19 she's flat out jealous of Ricardo who's being seen/treated like Nadie's boyfriend/husband. Then later in that episode Ellis shows interest in other people seeing Nadie and her as a couple.

The only real question, for me, is how Nadie feels and that's... harder to say since she's more subtle than Ellis. Maybe it's because of her horrible experience with Miguel, but Nadie simply isn't as open and blunt about her feelings as Ellis is. However, by the end I personally got the feeling that Nadie felt similarly for Ellis, but she's just not the type to be more obvious and clingy like Ellis.

I also note that no matter what Ellis said, or how touchy feely she got, Nadie never corrected her, rejected her, or pushed her away. She always accepted whatever Ellis did or said.


Well. It is hinted that Ellis likes Nadie in that sense especially when she gets jealous and wants to be her wife and there was the part where she talks about Nadie's eyes and all. Then Steve Beckman goes "I have to agree". and we all know steve like Nadie and was going to confess.

If we're going for super sensitive and all for this. In the last episode when Steve Beckman runs over to Nadie, Ellis gets distracted like how she gets when Nadie and Roberto talk, thats one thing you could pick up.

The biggest subtext scene in the episode was when they were driving off and Nadie asks Ellis where they should go, Nadie uses the word 'Aibou', the way the sentence was paced was for deliberate emphasis on that particular word.

Aibou can be translated as partner, but it's also used when it's a gay relationship.
She could've just said 'partner' like she did in the series but insetad they chose that particular word

Aibou
"literally meaning "partner" in Japanese, it is has now more commonly meant gay or homosexual."

So, i'm saying yes. in my head they are together.
 
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F1rstcl4ssn00b said:
Casyle said:
I'm very surprised at how much I freaking loved El Cazador de la Bruja since it moves pretty slowly at times, but it's definitely one of my favorite animes.



Yeah, that's the only frustrating part of the entire show for me, and that's all on Nadie.

In my opinion it's pretty obvious that Ellis develops romantic feelings for Nadie. As the show progresses she gets closer and closer to Nadie, and in episode 19 she's flat out jealous of Ricardo who's being seen/treated like Nadie's boyfriend/husband. Then later in that episode Ellis shows interest in other people seeing Nadie and her as a couple.

The only real question, for me, is how Nadie feels and that's... harder to say since she's more subtle than Ellis. Maybe it's because of her horrible experience with Miguel, but Nadie simply isn't as open and blunt about her feelings as Ellis is. However, by the end I personally got the feeling that Nadie felt similarly for Ellis, but she's just not the type to be more obvious and clingy like Ellis.

I also note that no matter what Ellis said, or how touchy feely she got, Nadie never corrected her, rejected her, or pushed her away. She always accepted whatever Ellis did or said.


Well. It is hinted that Ellis likes Nadie in that sense especially when she gets jealous and wants to be her wife and there was the part where she talks about Nadie's eyes and all. Then Steve Beckman goes "I have to agree". and we all know steve like Nadie and was going to confess.

If we're going for super sensitive and all for this. In the last episode when Steve Beckman runs over to Nadie, Ellis gets distracted like how she gets when Nadie and Roberto talk, thats one thing you could pick up.

The biggest subtext scene in the episode was when they were driving off and Nadie asks Ellis where they should go, Nadie uses the word 'Aibou', the way the sentence was paced was for deliberate emphasis on that particular word.

Aibou can be translated as partner, but it's also used when it's a gay relationship.
She could've just said 'partner' like she did in the series but insetad they chose that particular word

Aibou
"literally meaning "partner" in Japanese, it is has now more commonly meant gay or homosexual."


So, i'm saying yes. in my head they are together.


Awesome, I did not know that, thanks for sharin'! I figured she felt similarly, but it's nice to know for sure.

And I have to add... I've seen a few, very few mind you, but still a few posts of "Ricardo won!" or something similar. I'm genuinely confused as to how anyone could think this ended with Nadia x Ricardo. No matter how many times I re-watch this show, I've never seen any hint of Nadia being romantically interested in Ricardo, or vica-versa. Friends, sure, but that's about it. All of the intimate moments were Nadia x Elise.
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Took me 2 years to complete this show...7/10 nonetheless because Nadie and Ellis are so fun to watch. Noir is still superior due to the tone
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