Blassreiter’s ending is damn random

Uh, okay. I just finished Blassreiter. That’s like the most random ending ever, with all the dead people suddenly coming back in, including the villains to greet the living ones. And they didn’t even talk about Elea’s true identity.

Hmm… well, in the end, the story was pretty much fucked up, but the action was okay. Characterization-wise, I’ve gotta say the show made a good job of exhibiting a “rushed” syndrome, with random flashback snippets or background info thrown in all of a sudden, as if they want to get it over with rather than really trying to tell a story.

Action’s really the redeeming part of the show. Gotta say the so-called “seventh-generation ICBM” thing at the end was kinda over-the-top. I mean, at that size, it’s more like a battleship than a bloody ICBM. Felt a bit sad to see the three Knights going, even though we all knew it was gonna happen.

In the end, Blassreiter’s not really that good of a show, but I’d have to say it makes a good watch if you’re bored. Not much rewatch value though, but then again, most recent anime titles aren’t either.


  1. TJ Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 5:46 am

    yeah the ending was pretty meh. They just had to go and kill everybody in such a way that there’s zero emotional impact. The ICBM was kind of cool, although it’s more akin to a super fighter like the Scale Rider then a long range missile. Agree with your conclusion as well. Not that good of show, but it’s a decent watch for those who got nothing better to do.

  2. AznCoffee Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 5:54 am


    They said that Blassreiter’s ending was a bit to… “meh”.

  3. Panther Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 6:41 am

    Congrats on going through another Gonzo ending! Brought to you by Gonzo Animation!

    The best thing about it was probably the songs for me, and some of the music pieces.

  4. Zaeris Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 9:45 am

    The ending is left up to interpretation. To me it metaphorically represents the rebirth of the cast as AI same as Elena which are only copies or simply a wonderful illusion. I can see people taking it literally rather questioning what’s if there’s a meaning behind it. I’m going to stick with the dead are dead and memories are left behind.

  5. FlameStrike Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    Yeah I don’t think they were really “brought back”. I just assumed they were AI programs or something created in the image of the dead people.

  6. manga Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

    No love for Amanda? Boo!

    I wouldn´t call it random. With what they did and what time they got left for episodes it was either going to be a “everyone lives happy ending” or “just one or two survives bad ending”.

    And with how the show was before well it was not going to be the happy end.

    I can say that they didn´t get brought back, but live on within Malek to share their power with him if ever needed, much as they did with Joseph.

    I´d love to have a second season actually where we get to know who Elea and such are.

  7. Cat Megex Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    On an unrelated note, it looks like they pushed back the release date for Hinagiku’s cover CD.

  8. Mentar Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    For a GONZO ending, this one was relatively decent. It offered enough closure for my taste, at least ;)

    I’ll remember Blassreiter for the amazing middle arc. When the threat emerged and eventually overwhelmed XAT, picking off member by member – that was really impressive. The second half had difficulties resolving the problem as convincingly as it has been unveiling it, but it could have been much worse.

    Overall, a 8/10 show for me.

  9. Chan Said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

    Really? I thought, y’know, everyone was still dead, and it was one of those metaphorical ‘beyond-the-grave’ conversations.

    It’s interesting how Zargin was defeated- Not by the endless roulette of level-upping, but by a half-decent plan. Nitro+’s writing, however, would *really* have been helped by better scriptwriters.

  10. Cliff Said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    Yeah, script was a weakness, although it should be noted that they actually had high profile writers on board. One third of the episodes were even penned by NitroPlus’ best scenarist (who created the overall story/outline), so we can’t blame the producers for skimping on that end.

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