Romeo x Juliet Episode 24 Discussion
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My brother lied to me, he said they lived. I was a little disappointed 'cause I really liked the characters, but being Romeo and Juliet it was fitting.
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I almost cried. I would have liked them to live happily ever after and at the same time wanted their death. In the end, I was just moved with Juliet's feelings. Only thing I find weird is Curio selling fruits and vegetables. Also, why is Franciso part of the council rather than Tybalt?
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Why didnt anyone notice the very end - they were united somewhere in another world (you may call it heaven), holding hands!
I knew they would die so the impact wasnt all that unbearable. Clannad AS wasted me much more than this ever could.
They are keeping their vows - together in life and death.
They are together ^_^
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Hmm, where to begin.
I had read this forum/thread for spoilers and was actually surprised by a couple of facts, as the impression i'd gotten from here ahead of time was quite different:
1. Escalus (and Juliet's fate) is actually foreshadowed several episodes in advance and works very well.
2. The impact of the ending changed dramatically for me, because I was led to believe Juliet was an involuntary participant. Spoiler: she isn't, and in fact, it makes the emotional weight of scenes in the penultimate episodes more meaningful. We see the responsibility on her shoulders, and she changes from a lovestruck woman who just wants Romeo back into someone with burdens that go beyond revenge and regicide.
Lastly, the final shot is of Romeo and Juliet standing together in a setting not previously seen. I prefer to think that Escalus granted her final wish. Escalus, if you listen to the bit of lore scattered about, is itself the union of two trees.
To be quite honest with you based on some comments here and there, I was expecting to be crushed at the end by a contrived, meaningless sacrifice that would spoil the romance portrayed. Initially I stopped viewing the series entirely after the 11th episode but reluctantly picked it up again, and i'm glad I did. Instead, in the final episodes the series, RxJ in particular grow beyond simple star crossed lovers. Even daddy Montague, a bit of a paper madman, gets a touch of depth to him.
Also, thumbs up to the dub. Brina Palencia (Wolf from Spice and Wolf, Rei Ayanami from Rebuild of Evangelion) as Juliet. Very well done, especially how her voice changes when she takes on the Odin (Red Whirlwind) persona early on. William the playwright was actually kind of neat to have in the series towards the end, belying his initial impression which I found annoying. The touches of classical language and references/quotes of various plays are fantastic and I don't personally think they would have worked anywhere near as well had I watched it subtitled.
The music... I was surprised by the English and very listenable version of "You Raise Me Up" in this episode. And the closure to each of the characters was very well done - though I wish RxJ themselves got more than a brief fleeting image.
K, i'm done, sorry if this necros an old thread.
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Pretty good alternative retelling of R&J. However i was little bit disappointed that ending was not more alternated. I kinda wanted for them to crawl out of that anti-gravitational three later on allowing them to live simple yet happy family life, while ppl would remember story only up to their "disappearance" inside of the three. That would both explain why story is told as tragedy and at the same time it would be happy true end :P
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Good series, the english dub was actually done well. It really got me at the end with tilbult(?) flying with those two kids at the end.
Anyways, the one thing this show did not do was explain why or how neo verona was floating in the sky, who the white girl was, who the goddess was, why do the Capulet girls need to be sacrificed, what does the white girl get out of the deal.
The ending was to convenient for the death of the characters, therefore it seems forced to me. I don't understand why Romeo had to die if Juliet was going to kill herself anyways.
Also, if this happened before -Capulet girls sacrificing themselves - how come only this time did the continent go back down to earth?
Also, who was the old man that romeo met several times? The guy who gave him seeds?
The show is emotional, yes. It has a nice story if you take out the fantasy stuff. It would've been better if it were more realistic imo. The animation and music were good. But the show was not planned out well. It's not very smart.
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I just watched the last like 5 episodes in a row so I'm a bit shell shocked. I was kind of hoping that it wouldn't stay completely true to the original play and somehow they'd find a way to live. It seems kind of....crap.
:/ I mean in the story them both killing themselves because they thought the other was dead for impossible love made sense. It taught the families an important lesson about love and what they were actually causing having both lost something precious.
But in this version Romeo was murdered by an evil tree monk, Juliet sees this and then decides to keep a vow they made in a broken down church "for the sake of the people". I don't understand how her dying is changing anything. Won't escalus need another 'virgin sacrifice' in a few years?
The good people who were already not corrupt learned a lesson about "love" and "sacrifice" but the evil people were murdered/fled. So...what's to say this won't happen again?
I just think because of the changes they already made to the original story killing them off together did not make sense as Romeo did not commit suicide for the sake of his unbridled love, he was MURDERED, and Juliet did not kill herself because of her undying love for romeo, she killed herself so a TREE could have a blood sacrifice and appease it for the next 20 years or so.
Truth right there. this is a funny post lol. overall i thought that the anime stayed true to the tone of the story but introduced alot of cool things. After just coming off of watching Sword of the Stranger, and knowing the background of the shakespeare original, I was upset as to how little blood there was in the show. i mean, shakespeare plays are riddled with killing! You are right also about that tree. why the hell did it have to be included in the first place. i would have liked if the idea behind the floating city of neo verona was more deeply explored, and didnt just function as a mere plot device to kill of the Mains, and to protect Juliet throughout the story, which brings me to my next point.
Juliet is a complete idiot, and she was headed to the guillotine from the beginning. throughout the show, i cringed at some of the bad choices that she made. From leaving her sword with Romeo's mother, to letting herself get captured, letting numerous criminals flee the scene after she disarmed them, throwing down her sword in front of FRIGGIN MONTEGUE, letting that priest, montague, and hermione have the chance to kill her, and for being a complete damsel in distress in general. I think that the people of neo verona should be happy that the only 2 idiots in the whole damn show died saving the land. But the seed of escalus is passed down through the daughters of capulet, and since juliet is the last daughter and last member of the family, there will be no decendents to carry on this legacy, meaning that the next time some idiot like Montague decides to make an uprising, Neo-Verona is pretty much F*cked.
Overall, i thought the series was nice, despite a couple of things that held it back from greatness. and this was a better outing for Gonzo than either Last Exile, so i am already happy.
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I just don't get it. I mean I love it - it was beautiful and in accordance to the original story and Juliet was truly brave and Romeo so determined... but you have got to wonder why they all fought so hard to, well, end the world. The priestess clearly said she was needed for the Escalus to continue supporting Neo Verona, and everybody else were like "So? We like Juliet, so we'd rather all die in order to save her than let her commit to her destiny and save us all". Am I horrible for rooting for the tree rather than Romeo and Juliet's everlasting love? Then again, it all ended up fine... so okay, done rambling...
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Is it just me..... or i seems like they died for nothing..... since the land just ended up to be landing on another part of the land.... so basically they wouldn't have been destroyed even if Juliet didn't die..... or have i totally missed the point??
But i guess as it didn't end with a normal 'happy ending' where they are alive and have kids etc etc so its better..... I like the fact that Francisco took their place to rule the place.....
Fav character: Tybolt!!! the cool one >_<
overall good i guess ^_^
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I was a little disappionted at the ending. I was expeccting the two of them to die, (Because everyone does, DUH.) but their deaths REALLY weren't the last resort. There were several things to do to avoid Escalus' death. If Neo Verona was a floating island why didn't everyone just jump on a dragonsteed and fly to the land below? Why did Juliet have to be sacrificed? If Escalus demanded Capulet blood why didn't they just throw Tybolt at it? (By the way, was I the only one who wasn't fond of them making him Romeo's half brother? What was the point of that plot twist?!)
Either way, I enjoyed this anime, even if I was disapointed that Juliet got most of the spotlight instead of both she and Romeo... going on my top 10 list!
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