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Mar 23, 2008 8:21 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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SHENRON!!!

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What the hell was that??? Another crappy ending by ZEXCS...sheesh.

Honami doesn't even get as much as an angry look from Itsuki, he friggin forgave her that easily! Then they even skipped the whole Addy kiss scene and replaced it with a bloody finger. Now the worst part is Itsuki didn't even get to go all GAR on anyone...hell he got his ass kicked!

Maybe my expectations for this episode were too high...but I'm just disappointed as to how Part B played out. Part A itself was pretty good...then comes Part B that completely ruined this episode for me.

As a normal episode, I would rate this one as mediocre at best. As a season/series finale episode, it was lacking in some of the action and excitement shown on previous episodes. They even purposely saved this specific arc as the closing arc of Rental Magica and this is all they have to show for it? Disappointing...utterly disappointing...

 
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Mar 23, 2008 8:37 PM

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I'm holding out for another season, although I honestly don't think it's very likely there will be one. The ending was kind've "meh", but the show as a whole has been decent.
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Mar 23, 2008 9:22 PM

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I like how in the beginning they use Uchuu ni Saku the hikikatari version. :3
 
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Mar 23, 2008 10:23 PM

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yeah ok episode but kinda dissapointing for an ending. boo honami, he should of been with addy in the end. that fin guy was pretty weird. I'd still like to know what happened to Itsuki's father :(.
 
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Mar 23, 2008 11:11 PM
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*sigh* after all that tension we get a boring ending.
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Mar 23, 2008 11:17 PM
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Yeah it was a little disappointing. I felt there were a couple of moments that could've been really awesome but failed, e.g. Ultimate technique Honami vs. Ultimate technique Addy and Glamsight vs. Glamsight.

But I guess it was a decent ending for a decent show. 7/10 from me.
 
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Mar 23, 2008 11:20 PM

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yeah...ihave to say overall this anime was great but cmon what a lack luster ending. i expected more with all the tension that should have been there.

oh another thing, honami switched it so fin was the sacrifice. is it me or did i miss how the whole thing was cancelled? did the one punch from itsuki cancel it bc if thats the case....GAY. how can it go from not being stopped to being stopped with a single blow.
 
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Mar 24, 2008 2:12 AM

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Aw, I was hoping for a better ending =/
The episode itself was pretty good, though. Hope we get a second season.

Found this anime to be pretty good. I give it an 8/10.
 
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Mar 24, 2008 3:51 AM

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well to be honest i don't feel like it's the ending :|

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Mar 24, 2008 6:28 AM

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Most endings tend to disappoint and this one does. I was hoping for a Addy+Itsuki kiss, but unfortunately did not happen. I pretty much knew that Itsuki wasn't going to end up with anyone so... I could see that coming from a mile away. What is this Ophion?

I somewhat faintly smell a season 2. Maybe..

Oh and Fin is gay.

8/10
 
Mar 24, 2008 6:53 AM

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I liked this ending, just a shame that we didn't get to see more of what Fin can do.
As the novel is still on going I guess there is a chance that we might get a second season some time.
8/10.
 
Mar 24, 2008 9:02 AM
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Ending was alright. Overall this is a 7/10.

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Mar 24, 2008 10:45 AM

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what is so disapointing about that. obviously they were staying true to his character. besides its not like she had any bad intintions. it all turned out well in the end anyways, so maybe we get to see some real action next season....:P
 
Mar 24, 2008 11:45 AM

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cyruz said:
Ending was alright. Overall this is a 7/10.


Gave it the same score. Overall it was alright even with a "meh" ending. Would like to see a season 2 but that will probably not happen in the near future since the novels are still going on...
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Mar 24, 2008 12:25 PM

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hmm. I enjoyed the series. im between a 7-8 at the moment
 
Mar 24, 2008 1:09 PM
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I really enjoyed the concept of this show, but like the ending, a lot of it was executed poorly in my opinion. It's at a 7/10, and I may consider bumping it up to an 8, but we'll see...

The beginning was done nicely, though, with the music. I really enjoyed that :)


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Mar 24, 2008 2:25 PM
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It's like this whole season was just a set-up for a second season. Seriously, all they did this season was introduce you to the gang, their past, create friction between the gang and the guys in charge, and introduce the bad guys. The ending even shows this, as Fin escapes back to the bad guys turf, which means this is a "fake" ending.

Ophion was briefly introduced during Sekiren's take on the Asmodai-ritual episode. They are a no-limits organization of Magicians which disregards taboos. Basically, the antithesis of the Association.

If a season 2 ever comes around, they, along with Fin, are gonna be the main baddies, and we will get to see properly who are the members of this organization and why are they after Itsuki. Don't hold your breath though.

Also, about the pairing thing, kinda obvious they would leave this open as well, but I hate how they dealt with it. Okay, so they spend half the season developing Addie/itsuki over Honami/Itsuki when they actually wanted Honami to have a bit more of an upperhand at the end? I like the fact Itsuki got closer to Honami after he recovered his memories, but they could have worked their development much better.

 
Mar 24, 2008 2:31 PM

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I found the end to be alright. I wish there were more of GAR Itsuki though. For a final battle, it felt really weak. Overall, I'm giving this show a 7.

 
Mar 24, 2008 3:59 PM

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fin left his yaoi mark in itsuki.

the whole episode was kinda... okay, not the best, and not the most suited to be a last episode, but hey!, look at the bright side, itsuki got to lick addie's finger while he was unconscious.. well, thats not really the bright side... but whatever.

fin's line makes me think of a second season, which will most likely happen. i mean, they cant leave us without knowing who wanted to have itsuki in the bad guy's side.
7.5/10, i will give it a 7 because of the anti-climatic ending
 
Mar 24, 2008 6:02 PM

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Yes, I agree with most people that the ending was a bit dissapointing and it doesn't really wrap everything up, like ... what happened to his father. It's also not one of the better stories from Rental Magica (the Lapis and Mikan storylines were pretty good).

Hm .. maybe there will be an OVA?
 
Mar 24, 2008 9:58 PM

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Yeah, like everyone else,I agree that this was a lame ending, and not one of the better episodes of RM. Nothing was really wrapped up, and instead we're left with a feel-good episode that answers less than one-tenth of the questions that have been raised.

The only hope for RM is that the light novels will get translated, but I don't see that happening.
 
Mar 25, 2008 1:05 AM

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This anime was overall boring rlly. =.=;
Well Nekoyashiki and his loincloth made the whole anime worth the watch.
Actually Nekoyashiki and Mikan were pretty cool characters.
Everybody else was very "Meh..."
Itsuki is gay for Fin <3


 
Mar 25, 2008 1:20 AM
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The ending was so open that we can easily expect a second season. I agree with you RIchard_Omega, I would give Rental a deserved 7,5 if the conclusion was really conlusive, but I guess I'll rate it 7 after all.

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Mar 25, 2008 12:58 PM

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I dunno why but this ending reminds me a lot of Xenosaga ep3:


Things that makes this episode bad:
-Horribly poor amount of Mikan and Kuroha goodness
-They cut out Mikan/Kuroha/Sekiren vs The Dragon action
-Asmodai did nothing special and Honami's trump card looked just like a regular Celtic spell
-Itsuki didn't went GAR and give Fin an awesome Pwnage


Things that makes this episode (quite) alright:
-Itsuki giving the Dragon Loli a name^^ (Dunno why Honami blushed,though..)
-Possibly there will be a second season
-Sekiren finally launched the Secret Weapons under his sleeves...,and ZEXCS cut it T-T

Overall: 7/10...

Still,i'm still clueless about several things in RM.. Was that dragon Mikan-tachi was fighting is the same Loli Dragon Itsuki was talking to..?

And how old is Mikan,actually? (Yea,one random question before this underrated anime got finally forgotten by ppl T-T) I know she's an Elementary schoolgirl(since she has that red backpack) but i remembered one early episode where Kagezaki went to Astral and found how the group didn't "act" like a Rental Magica. There's one slight shot where they show a Math exercise book with "6x2=?" and "8+5=?" type of questions. Well,those looked like some questions for first/second grader so that means.... Mikan is 7yrs-old? HOW LOLI~ <3
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Mar 25, 2008 1:55 PM

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Crenshinibon said:
I'm holding out for another season, although I honestly don't think it's very likely there will be one. The ending was kind've "meh", but the show as a whole has been decent.
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I found the end to be alright. I wish there were more of GAR Itsuki though. For a final battle, it felt really weak. Overall, I'm giving this show a 7.
 
Mar 25, 2008 2:36 PM
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i gotta say guys, i feel like i wasted 23 eps of my anime time after watching the 24th ep

mistake, i wasted 24 ep of my anime time
 
Mar 25, 2008 3:52 PM

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I think it was okay, but nothing special
7/10


 
Mar 25, 2008 4:43 PM

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It didn't live up to the GARness shown in previous episodes...I don't think there was much hype for the last episode...but at least live up to the GAR! The whole ITSUKI PUNCH! routine was already played in the Addy Dad Arc thingy...and knowing that Itsuki is capable of such GARness, that punch just doesn't cut it anymore...

One of the more obvious reasons as to why jumbling around the order of the episodes just doesn't work out...

All we have to know is that aMikan is loli, that's pretty much enough for everyone xD
 
Mar 25, 2008 8:55 PM

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Yeah, the last 2 episodes were pretty good but they didn't grip me like some of the previous episodes in the show have.

Although in the war between Addy/Itsuki and Honami/Itsuki I have to consider the ultimate victory going to Honami!!

Honami/Itsuki FTW!!!!
 
Mar 26, 2008 1:33 PM

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Yeah, the last 2 episodes were pretty good but they didn't grip me like some of the previous episodes in the show have.

Although in the war between Addy/Itsuki and Honami/Itsuki I have to consider the ultimate victory going to Honami!!

Honami/Itsuki FTW!!!!


Negative. I have to disagree. They didn't really show any development between the characters as far as they're concerned. The last episode was just like the first, I really don't think their relationship has gotten any closer at all.

Addy, however, had many close spots with Itsuki during the show. She cuddled on his chest when he was at the hospital, she kissed him (even if it was for a dumb summoning thing), and they were out on a date when Fin showed up. I still consider Addy the clear victor, sorry. =(
 
Mar 29, 2008 1:17 AM
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Give it a 6/10, it felt like nothing really happened during this whole anime, just minor little arcs. Hell most of it felt almost filler like, while I just go read the manga to see if its any better.
 
Mar 29, 2008 9:37 PM

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I really hope they do another season since the Light Novel has a lot more after this point including another character joining Astral, conspiracy in the association, im bad with names but the martial arts mage and adi's sister feelings for each other continue to grow, and a lot more.

Also in the Light Novel Jin wanted to absorb the Dragon into his glam sight, but failed because Itsuki ended up absorbing it making his glam sight much more powerful.
 
Mar 30, 2008 5:32 AM

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Too plain ending,hope an OVA solves the issue =/
 
Mar 30, 2008 9:34 PM
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disappointed with the ending... i was hoping that itsuki would defeat fin by himself with the moves he learned from sekiren (i think thats his name) and/or tame the dragon and use its powers or something like that...
 
Aug 23, 2008 7:04 PM

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Ah well, this boring anime got a little better after all, but mostly because of the nice girls. 7/10
 
Sep 19, 2008 2:32 PM
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Chikko said:
*sigh* after all that tension we get a boring ending.

That's what I tought:(

c'mon, it could've been more 'original' :/
 
Oct 28, 2008 3:12 PM

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The show was great, I enjoyed ( it wasn't great, but certainly worth watching!!!) every episode. The first episode was too lame for words, but after that it went from vague to Very Nice.

This episode was not an ending at all, just the ending of a random arc-ish episode. Too bad there isn't a season 2 (that I know of).

8/10

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Nov 19, 2008 11:45 PM

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it was an iffy/somewut/meh/ok/anime...
 
Dec 2, 2008 4:07 PM

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This show was altogether disappointing and I suppose I stuck through the end because I don't like watching something half way. Bad idea. Nothing was really resolved, they never even showed a picture really of his father, never developed that aspect of the story even though it was the fact that his father went missing (notice that he did not die) that Itsuki even was able to take over. Is it just me or is nobody concerned that Itsuki practically was abandoned without any real reason?

All in all, a series I wouldn't recommend to anybody. The only decent thing about the anime? The art was very well done. Other than that, not much else to say.
 
Dec 20, 2008 4:26 PM

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I'd have to agree that ending was a little corny D: I'm a little put off by it @_@, sigh so anti-climatic D: but oh well ...
 
Jan 8, 2009 9:12 PM
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episode 24 was good i liked it but i'm happy they didn't use that ep to end the series, instead it was ep 21
 
Jan 8, 2009 9:17 PM
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people you do realize that this wasn't the last episode right? i hear that you are all disapointed by this ep but episode 21 is really episode 24 because this anime is not in chrnological order for more info go to wikipedia and you will see the correct order
 
Mar 24, 2009 6:26 AM

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Overall: 10/10 ^.^
 
Jun 10, 2009 8:37 PM

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Just finished this series, left it halfed watched when it was aired, were some ok plot scenes, but nothing that jumped higher than a 7/10 from me.

The things that i was most interested in, that was never even addressed, was what happened to the leads father and the other old members of astral.
 
Jan 11, 2010 3:13 PM

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*sigh*
What a lame ending! :(
Where's his father?
And seriously, they should beat the crap out of all the villains. :(
Honami is way too stupid.
The ultimate demon is kinda mehh. :(
 
Apr 29, 2010 8:32 PM

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Very entertaining anime but i'm disapointed the way it ended...

Everybody was so kind that they dont give a damn if they were almost dead 1 hour ago... no problem we forgive the world.

I realy dont like this kind of ending.
 
Jul 5, 2010 2:36 AM
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Mostly what really got me about this one was that they never brought up that Honami just decided on her own to do something that would radically change Itsuki's life and body and could get all her friends killed. Bad enough she didn't say anything to anyone else, but she didn't even bother asking Itsuki what he wanted.

Forcing something like that on him was a betrayal of his friendship far worse than anything else she had done before. When she invited him to the mansion she gave him a choice!
 
May 8, 2012 1:03 PM

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i really liked this anime . the final ep was just so-so first 10 mins i was very excited but the "resolution" gave me no closure. however i do like the characters and story enuf to mebbe see if i cud find the manga and give it a looksie
 
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It was a nice series overall. It was kinda annoying that the episodes were kinda mixed up but I managed to find a chronological list.
 
Jun 13, 2014 12:23 PM

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For this to be the chronological order its ending it was very very disappointing but well so was the whole show actually, not was the pace unbelievable horrible the whole development of the characters and story was pretty meh...

I really can't say that I liked this one bit, it was pretty generic and meh and well if I didn't had this rule of myself to not drop a single anime I would've dropped it a long time ago.
 
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