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Anon0o0 • 1 year ago

Senseless death for Raizou imo... I knew this will have a sad ending but for a moment I thought he'd live.

really good series overall, wished more people watched this

Vin • 1 year ago

this ended way better than i thought. i wouldnt even call it sad. he wanted to die or more he wanted someone to punish him. akame ga kill had a sad ending.

as the saying goes. "people who live by the sword, die by the sword"

Shiro Aikawa • 1 year ago

the fact thats a bible quote is kinda poetic for this show XD

Jacman99 • 1 year ago

Years passed and his deceased lover never smiled in his drawings. Raizou really didn’t change over time, so maybe for him, death was the best ending

Ricky Styles Jr. • 1 year ago

i knew something when the lil kite girl said nothings change 'to the drawings

vovan1 • 1 year ago

Bushido!

Anon0o0 • 1 year ago

I agree, but I was expecting him and most if not all of the protagonists to fall in battle...

except for Soji - I expected him to be killed in the gambling table 😆

MeguminExplosion • 1 year ago

Raizo with the Nike Air Max. Man had some hops. Red opium bull gives you wings.

vovan1 • 1 year ago

i still don't get how he Air-walked that distance xD

Archie Andrew's 1000 • 1 year ago

He ran to build up that momentum XD

Deus The Great • 1 year ago

Opium gives you wings

vovan1 • 1 year ago

*drops red bull* Now where do i get some?

Ricky Styles Jr. • 1 year ago

Right while running on rock

QuadL • 1 year ago

In anime distance is deceiving. We try to measure with our eyes but the truth is the artist renders what he feel will make the most profound impact. A running jump at Olympic lengths would still be as impactful and we are only given a vague idea of this distance in the anime.

Deus The Great • 1 year ago

No one would think a dude will jump from that distance lmao.

Reemus • 1 year ago

We knew it had to be a sad ending, but rather than sad it's more of a nonsense ending. I don't understand it - and I thought I understand the rest of the series up until the point this ending rendered the rest of it meaningless. The Nio conflict, the Souji betrayal, the Church conflict, the Nun, what, poisoning Pajama police? Is this supposed to be a proper culmination? Perhaps the archives are incomplete and the studio just didn't figure out how to wrap the first half properly? We will never know unless Urobuchi gives an honest interview to someone.

Franyard • 1 year ago

It's shown before the ending that he still felt full guilt for Yui's death and past mistakes, even saving Nagasaki and its people didn't change that(Nio too saying that he hasn't changed one bit after looking at Yui's portrait).
Reminiscing about the past, he wanders to the spot where everything started with the Revenge team and there he gets stabbed by a vengeful Sute with Raizou's own short sword which he previously wanted to use to gut himself and die like a samurai.
Sute basically appeared as if by fate(in this case Revenge)making that choice for him, Raizou accepts it and chooses to atone for his sins by letting himself bleed to death,all while holding Yui's hair clip.

I feel like it's a great ending even if a bit sad. By the last few moments I had even forgotten about Sute and definitely didn't expect they'd choose to use him to tie things up so well, I really liked that.
Uzui being there in that last moment as the maker of that hair clip and the one that found Raizou was also perfect.
It's as if time didn't matter,Raizou could've chosen to kill himself in the first episodes and we would've still gotten this scene but Raizou lived on,saved people and ultimately chose to die.

Jack Smith • 8 months ago

Also, the funny thing is, Usui should have killed Raizou when they first met under the bridge (the wife to be wanted revenge for her father's death) but he knew Raizou was tricked and tried to give him a second chance at life. But sadly we see Raizou could not overcome his grief.

Mart1231 • 1 year ago

To me it made sense because this anime about revenge and that's what the little guy did in the end.

Esenpai • 1 year ago

I wouldn't say him surviving would lead him towards a happier ending. He had a pretty content look on his face in death, who knows if he'd have ever been so content had he lived out the rest of his days.

Aladdin727 • 1 year ago

Well yeah but that's a hard pill to swallow. hits a little close to home ya know? Most people want to think that there could always be hope and shows are an escape for them. Being confronted with the fact that there are things to far to come back from is almost terrifying.

Anon0o0 • 1 year ago

But his death gives me no happier ending because that means no second season 😫😆

CrimsonPotato • 1 year ago

He wanted to die, they give them a reason to live. He fulfill his mission, great way to end it.

Paradise SLU • 1 year ago

Kurima great kills, amazing episode many gruesome deaths, R.I.P Raizo you did well.

Final rating is 9.2/10.

Helocat • 1 year ago

8/10 for me. I felt like the mid episodes were a bit slow tying in the suicide of his wife to the opium trade/church syndicate. Did not expect the ending.

Paradise SLU • 1 year ago

Well Helocat I had a mind the boy would come to get his revenge, he did well like how he sliced the last man so cool.

Archie Andrew's 1000 • 1 year ago

It's a 7.4/10 from me due to the story progression didn't get into more detail and yes it was a bit slow.

vovan1 • 1 year ago

7/10, RIP tiger.
Good history re-imagination.

Paradise SLU • 1 year ago

It was thanks for the comment.

Mecazor • 1 year ago

good story, really enjoyed all the ups and downs of their life. just for that beautiful ending i will give it an 8/10

Reemus • 1 year ago

I am very salty so take this with a grain of salt.

There is only superficial beauty to this ending, as it neither follows the symbolism so far, nor the implied conflicts which were introduced in the early episodes. Right up until this ending, it was OK. This ending, though, felt like an attempt to quickly wrap things up instead of giving this 2-3 more conflict-driven episodes. It's a disappointment for me because of all the potential seemingly never realised through this rushed, abrupt ending. Even more so when this is the only series I have been looking forward to every week... apart from Boruto AND THEY ARE TAKING AWAY EVEN THAT!

Red_Fox • 1 year ago

that's the problem with having a fixed number of episodes.
although the main plot was about the opium, since that one is basically finished it would have been one more episode only. the outcome would have been the same, just less rushed.

even if it was a continuous series, it would be without Raizo. he got his revenge against the opium dealers and had no motive to rejoin with the others. he also didn't show any character development in the time skip, so if he ever learned what really happened he would have likely killed himself.

Mecazor • 1 year ago

Yea, I feel for you.

Nan Demo K(Nai)ves • 1 year ago

I was surprised everyone had survived the battle, I was expecting someone to die but they went through with everything easier than I thought, other than Kurima facing the monk "Revenger".

It was so bittersweet to see Kurima stabbed in the end, I thought Sute was going to die something earlier but it happened at the very end. It was bittersweet to see that grateful smile on Kurima's face, like he can finally have his suffering from being haunted by Yui be over.

I'm guessing Yuen didn't hire Kurima any more to do any revenge jobs and so his time was solely spent on making drawings of Yui which must have been difficult for him emotionally and mentally. It was a sad way to end the season.

The fights were surprising though, I knew Teppa was still aiming but seeing how his arrow landed on the sniper startled me, the man is crazy with a bow and arrow lol. Souji changing the direction of that goes projectile weapon was also interesting to see, I was wondering what had happened for him to hurt himself but seeing Souji's card on it made so much sense.

Then there was Kurima's fight with the monk, the monk was more skilled than I was expecting, he was a bit too confident thinking Kurima would give up but Kurima's the type to fight till the bitter end. Kurima's way of ending him was so brutal though, one should not have their guard down at all even after running away.

This was an interesting series to watch and I have enjoyed it, I was expecting a more tragic ending but I'm glad it didn't go that far. I'm guessing if this gets another season will be seeing how the nun tries to use Isarizawa for the chapel's benefit.

Maka Evans • 1 year ago

I agree with most of it but I would like to check something, is it an arrow that Teppa shoot or an harpoon?

DesuYoda • 1 year ago

He's just too hulked out...his arrows ARE Harpoons...😁

GreenTea Gal • 1 year ago

def harpoon

Maka Evans • 1 year ago

That's what came to my mind when I saw it! What a way to shoot one... no wonder he needed all that extra-strength...

Nan Demo K(Nai)ves • 1 year ago

I couldn't remember the name of the weapon so it's just easier calling it an arrow, I'll try to remember it for next time a weapon like that appears.

Maka Evans • 1 year ago

It's okay, I was only asking because the arrow's power so far seemed crazy and I saw on this episode a little more of it and a harpoon it's what came to my mind... I keep of thinking of whale-hunting boats whenever I see one of those weapons and it was hard to "place" it for me, like "where have I see this one?"-kind of thought

Archie Andrew's 1000 • 1 year ago

It's basically a harpoon arrow.

Paradise SLU • 1 year ago

When the man shot doc, I thought he missed but when I observed the arrow came down with brute force it when straight in him, he died in an instant Archie.

Archie Andrew's 1000 • 1 year ago

He died but not instantly though, he move for about 15 seconds XD

Red_Fox • 1 year ago

iirc his weapon is based on a ballista. a type of siege weapon that looks like a giant crossbow. pretty much the predecessor of cannons.

Leo Aestron • 1 year ago

It was truly bittersweet.
It was just a fleeting pain compared to the depression and burden he had been carrying the whole life, his fiancee and her father's death.
Fortunately, he didn't died knowing that his fiancee lamented him.

Reemus • 1 year ago

The whole crew surviving almost unscathed leaves a bad aftertaste in terms of how balanced the narrative is. I really don't want to invoke this... but it culminates like a poor power-fantasy with the "good guys" winning with no effort.

It definitely was an interesting series, and still is in regards to how it ruined itself, the whole story up to the finale. If this ever gets a second season I would be pleasantly surprised, because it means miracles happen and someone gave Urobuchi money on a continuation of such a ruined story.

MasterBalls • 1 year ago

Agreed, seemed like it was gearing up for a "if you take lives for a living, expect your life to be taken" type of ending which I would have accepted more easily. Each of their missions has been ridiculously easy for them, even this last one.

Deus The Great • 1 year ago

More like he got eaten by his own guilt rather than Yui, because at the end of the day it's not Yui who haunted him, but his thought.

And tbf, the whole reason that Kurima joined the crews because of his objective with opium, not the money to begin with, and now it's gone. Pretty sure he would still quit it himself even if they try to hire him.

I know the MC will died either physically or mentally anyways. But, the only thing that i didn't expect was MC was the only one who died, while all his crews survived. I thought at least it would be a few but nope.

DatBoi • 1 year ago

I saw someone a week or 2 weeks ago predicted that everyone except him gonna die, but now it's the opposite lol

Reemus • 1 year ago

YEAH HELLO EVERYONE HERE I AM

But you know what? I also predicted Russia won't invade Ukraine. This was supposed to be not a prediction, but an analysis. It feels like the episode flipped the whole narrative.
1. No follow-ups on an internal conflict between Yuen and the group.
2. Bad-taste open-ending about to what is even going on with Yuen and the Church, their final exchange with the trade union guy was complete nonsense.
3. Symbolism so-far got thrown out of the window.

If Urobuchi wanted to subvert our expectations, then he did it. But in a very poor taste - not by making something extra complex and thorough, thought-out, but through making redundant the developments up to this episode. It is a good series, but failed to become a great one in many way, and this sudden narrative flip is one of them.