Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
This week’s episode of Zetsuen had such emotional depth, I almost teared up because of it. Yoshino got some serious character development and it worked so much empathy and sympathy. Kyo, you are just genius.This was one of my favorite episodes.
The episode picked up with Hanemura’s factual comment about Aika being Yoshino’s girlfriend. Samon and Junichirou were oblivious to it and Mahiro didn’t want to believe it – either because of his die-hard trust in Yoshino or blatant denial. But after the facts were left to cement, he left the room and began to clean. Probably one of the most common things to do when you’re trying to rationalize your emotions on a situation. I do it too.
This is my first time seeing Mahiro in such a solemn state. During Yoshino’s screen time as Hakaze pressed him to show at least some signs that he was hurting over Aika’s death, he released all his pent up emotions. His anger wavered between a form of psychosis to a meltdown in grief.
It really was a lot to take in and left a lasting impression. I’m assuming after this, the Yoshino Theory might lose its ground in Samon’s mind. Hakaze sets out to test the Tree of Genesis; to determine whether it is using her as a pawn for its regeneration or is actually directing the world’s logic in her favor.
She appeared before Hanemura as he was about to destroy a small tree of Genesis and tested his strength. I think that’s an aid to her test of Genesis’ true motives because she told him that he should get stronger for their next meeting. (She reminded me so much of Zaraki at that part.)
This was one of the more sombre, deep episodes of Zetsuen. I heard the manga ended, so I’m wondering if everything is about to wind down in the anime. I hope Yoshino and Mahiro will solve their differences, I really like them as friends.