An imminent war.
Who will triumph?!
(man this would be so perfect for a movie poster)
Well, there’s a rhetorical question if there was ever one.
Despite myself, I teared up a bit when Kanata started playing Amazing Grace in hopes of getting the message down on both sides. It was.. well, a brave and noble gesture. Oh well, what am I to quantify that, all I know is that it was pretty damn touching.
Of course, Kanata’s not the real reason the war stopped. Rio finally appears in the nick of time, as expected, bringing along a whole Royal Guard detachment to announce the peace deal and end the war for good.
And it even ends well for her, despite being betrothed to the Roman Emperor, who is apparently a great guy despite the rumors we’ve heard earlier, and actually let her went back to Platoon 1121 to enjoy her youth, hurr. Now I kinda wonder what he looks like and all. It’s kinda sad we don’t really see much of the Romans apart from dear Aishah.
Overall, I guess So-Ra-No-Wo-To was a nice show, even if it was a bit underwhelming at the start. Heck, the world seemed more interesting than the characters (…well actually it still is), and I think there’s quite a good opportunity to expand the universe here. Not like they haven’t capitalized on it, with a DS game coming out and all. And there’s also still 2 more unaired episodes as well, not like it’ll probably contribute anything big to the whole story or whatsoever.
Still, Soranowoto was surprisingly engaging after a while (and with lowered expectations), especially on the episodes where Rio was leaving them, and this final episode in particular (as gimmicky as it was). Oh and I guess the Mafia no Woto episode was pretty damn funny too, even if it failed a bit. It also gave us one the of the best OP’s this season, Hikari no Senritsu, which is probably going to be on my “favourites” playlist permanently.
Liked: Yes (6.5 out of 10)
Rewatch: Not in the foreseeable future.
P.S. I forgot about badass Felicia.
And Takemikazuchi is like Tachikoma Prime. That guy sure can take a lot of hits.