Completed: The Tower of Druaga

Thankfully, whoever was behind the “bright ideas” of the last two weeks, gave up and uploaded this week’s ending in full on Youtube, albeit split in to two parts.

That said, the ending episode begun with Jil’s plan and the subsequent valiant efforts of the others, finally managing to slay the “Druaga” they’ve been fighting against, with Jil dealing the final blow using Ahmey’s drill-spear. It was admittedly a good battle fought.

The big shocker comes no doubt in the form of the revelation that there’s another Tower, on top of the one that Jil and gang have been climbing so far, with Neeba and Kaaya the only two people who knew about it, and subsequently “betraying” their team mates to climb it themselves. Definitely, I was wondering what was the true motives behind the both of them, as it seemed that the screen time was drastically running out, but I’m pretty impressed that Gonzo decided to end the series with a absolute cliffhanger, and announcing the “Sword of Uruk” for 2009. No wonder the OP had the poster of the series with the date stated as “2009″ all this while.

All in all, Druaga has been a good watch, despite seemingly wasting time throughout the middle parts. The humor was pretty enjoyable at times, albeit many would wished that Gonzo instead dedicated more effort to build up the characters and the story earlier instead of later.

The only major developments came at the last three episodes, and despite a general lack of time, I would say it was nicely written off, and since Gonzo has decided on a sequel to it, let’s hope all the mysteries would be solved properly the second time around. There is much potential to be had for the Druaga series, in my opinion, and I wouldn’t want to see Gonzo to waste it all again.

10 Comments

  1. Kaisos Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    They must have had guts to end it like that, but I’m glad that all the plot threads will actually be answered instead of just ignored.

    The very very last scene after the credits, with Jil’s “One more time!” and then “LOL SEQUEL” was pretty awesome, too.

  2. Xellos^_- Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    You forgot to mention the 3rd betrayal.

  3. suguru Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    Ugh…one of the many things I like about anime versus American TV is tthat anime generally doesn’t have season-ending cliffhangers that make you wait months to find out what happens…but I guess there are always exceptions…

  4. Kaisos Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

    As opposed to destroying the source material to create a stereotypical happy ending?

    That said, Druaga isn’t an adaptation, but I’d rather have plot elements resolved eventually rather than never.

  5. Kraker2k Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    @suguru another exception being the horrible end to season 1 of Code Geass.

  6. The Hordesman Said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    Kraker2k, that ending was actually pretty damn well done, but then, I don’t take cliffhangers as personal insults.

  7. tj han Said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 2:41 am

    Druaga is the new, but slightly shittier Vandread.

  8. Absolute » Blog Archive » Completed: The Tower of Druaga Said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

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  9. Randor Said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    You’ve fought for so long… a friend has died…your completely exhausted…
    then you get screwed over, have your BCR or whatever it was stolen, another half of a tower appears out of nowhere, one of your allies leaves with your sonofabitch brother and you get thrown down (alllllllllllllllll the way down) to the shitty town that you started from. Its a bit like Castelvania when the castle turns upside down … or any rpg for that matter; they each have “WTF lulz @ u” moments where you think its all over but its just not.

  10. EvilDevil Said,

    June 23, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

    omg, the king has the real rod!! he lied to them all!!

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