I don’t want to live anymore!
What the hell am I supposed to do every Tuesdays now? My life is meaningless without Kumirei to look forward to. Hell, I am even missing the insanity that went on in all the Hibike discussion sites! Nothing is gonna be the same ever again!
Perfection – Only way I can describe the way this series ended, hell, the whole series overall! The final episode was the best out of them all and I all but give up on anyone who was disappointed by this final episode! You don’t deserve anything if you did not truly love this closure! So much happening, so much KumiRei! You know how we used to get a moment each episode of the two? Well, this episode there was not one, not two, not three, but four!! We got four awesome KumiRei moments in the span of one episode!!! This is the only episode that should not have any time to spare on ‘not the focus of the anime’ moment like many seem to want to think of KumiRei!
Based KyoAni not only gave everyone else their due, actual competition and putting a stop to drama between Kumiko and Shoo1 but they kept to the skeleton of the anime story. And that is KumiRei’s closeness.
Seriously, why is it so hard to comprehend that the anime was about KumiRei first and everything else second?! 80% of promotional material is all about these two AND the distance between them! The anime began not with the focus on the actual music (KumiRei’s school playing and losing and focusing more on the team as a whole) but on KumiRei and their reactions on losing! Kumiko changed her mind to join the club because of Reina! Kumiko wanted to improve and worked harder because of Reina! KumiRei are the primary focus of this anime and the music is secondary! Hell, this episode that was supposed to be primarily about the competition was mostly spent on who? Yeah, I thought as much!
I have mentioned in in almost every post about this show but the progress of the story has been due to the chemistry between these two. At the basic level it has been Reina at the core of everything because she affected almost all of Reina’s decision through out the show! Every step forward had Reina’s insignia on it and though it mostly affected Kumiko’s life, if we take this to be Kumiko’s story then Reina, by relation, also affected the progress of the overall storyline.
I was just so blown away by the last episode! I didn’t actually think that KyoAni would deliver. I was hopeful but I was ready to be let down so hard I would lose my sanity! But KyoAni delivered and in Aces! They could have just as easily only given us that last shot, the best ever last scene in a movie, TV, or game that I have ever seen by the way! But they did not! They gave and gave us through out the episode as if saying ‘sorry, you can’t deny this anymore! We will remind you that we are seriously about KumiRei until the best deal sealer at the very end!’ And man, what a scene that was!
Now sure, me having a major fetish with hands, especially hand-holding, should be enough to tell that I was going to worship based KumiRei as the ship of the year but come on! Anyone who did not appreciate that ending, that whole scene, doesn’t deserve this series! God, I am so happy and glad that I got the chance to watch this as it aired! Sure there was a lot of anger towards the viewers (yes, the viewers not the show, hell, I liked Shoo1 more than most of those commenters in any discussion threads) but that made the conclusion all that heavenly!
Oh great, I am only on the introduction and it’s already 600 words! At this rate I either won’t have anything to say about the actual scenes or I will have to write a novel just to discuss a single episode! So with that said…