Dec 5, 2012
This review is short, but so is the episode, so yeah. Also, spoilers. Big spoilers. Spoils everything (as much as possible for an episode this long).
This is basically what happens if Otonashi stays behind. If this really happened, or if this is a alternate ending, or even a promo for a second season, I do not know. In my opinion, this is an alternate ending and it's up to the viewer to decide which one he or she wants to believe in.
I do know however that a lot of people find this episode very confusing and completely unnecessary.
I personally like this ending though. It's
a sad ending, true, but a lot of good anime have a sad ending. The reasons I like this ending are:
- it does a good job of explaining some stuff that wasn't explained in the main series. This is what happens: after Otonashi helps the student, you hear the rumours of a very cool student council president (him) and that he is waiting for someone. Now when did we already heard this? Oh, right, its the same story as the unknown programmer. This would indicate that Otonashi somehow is that programmer (don't ask me how, but it's cool);
- I think it lies within his personality. Before Tenshi leaves in the main series, he does ask her to stay and that they will help the others together. Also, note that he did die helping others.
- and last, I did not really get how he could have left like the rest. I mean, he doesn't seem that happy when Tenshi left, and isn't that a condition to move on?
Anyway, as you've might have noticed, I like this ending better than the first. But, as I've said in the beginning of this review, it's up to the viewers to decide which one they want.
That being said, I give this short episode the same rating as the main series, a 9 out of 10.
Reviewer’s Rating: 9
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