“Kono Yūsha ga Ore Tsuē Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru” (この勇者が俺TUEEEくせに慎重すぎる)
We got to the end.
This series wasn’t awful but it wasn’t great either and finally we get to the rather average ending to a maybe just below average series.
In a series that put over the top comedy over any kind of drama we get a ending that kind of tells you that you should be sad and focused on the human story going on about a girl and a boy who just want to be in love…
Just that isn’t the story they even tell in this episode, it isn’t a story that anyone cares for and it kind of ruined a fight that was never going to be any good in the first place.
I keep saying that I didn’t hate this series and I didn’t. I made it to the end because the characters were just interesting enough for me and the overall story was kind of gripping enough that I wanted to see how they defeated the Demon Lord. Everything else though was a bit of a mess and the individual episodes were either pretty decent or absolute shit with no inbetween.
Again like the last episode this episode kind of was the perfect example of that.
These last two episodes were dire.
It is no good spending a entire series building up this view on characters and their relationships to turn it totally on its head with one episode left. Then in the final episode you continue to use the chemistry and dynamics from the rest of the series, barely even mentioning the revelations from the episode before, and hope that people will care about the now overly silly story you tried to tell in two episodes.
There was enough drama in the fact that Seiya didn’t have the best equipment because he valued the lives of those around him more then getting the things he needed to beat the Demon Lord.
We had two great characters who were ready to prove their worth.
There are a million ways that a unbeatable foe can be beaten without it having to be the way it was.
Now don’t get me wrong the fight was actually better then I ever imagined, in any other series the ending to this would have been wonderfully dramatic, funny and sad. IN ANY OTHER ANIME. In any other form of media that actually let stories unfold and gave you reason to care.
Seiya’s “death” was well done and kind of sad but it became obvious from the moment he poofed out of existence he hadn’t died, mainly because blue doesn’t seem like something that signifies someone dying. Therefore the ending where Rista is sent off to fight another world with Seiya wasn’t exactly as dramatic or a happy ending as they thought it might be.
It wasn’t even funny.
Which sadly can sum up the series as a whole.
It just wasn’t as funny as they thought it was.