And thus concludes “super saiyan mailmen”
I feel like I JUST wrote about episode 24. We’re really at the end so soon? Maybe I’ve just been spending too much time playing God Eater Burst, I MEAN studying to notice the days fly by. Well, better this than being delayed like my poor, poor Madoka. T.T
As the Cabernet flies off to om nom nom the artificial sun, Lag hovers over Noir’s weakened body. He manages to sputter a few last words of inspiration and give Lag his shindanjuu before he croaks. Insert BAWWW moment here. Ready to avenge the fallen, Lag asks Niche’s sister (who I will once again call Blondie) to use the Maka to raise him into the air so he can power up his shindanjuu. He makes a mini sun to attract the Cabernet towards him and fires a dual-shot of kokoro right into the bug’s interior. It explodes, everyone cheers, and it’s all sunshine.
Lag takes a while to recover (you would too if you emitted more energy than the sun), but when he wakes up, he’s right as rain. Sylvette and Niche are there by his bed when he wakes up and so is…Noir. Wtf..you guys…he’s…supposed to be dead…I…UGH. ANYWAYS. For the sake of a happy ending, Noir is back to tell Lag he’s going to live with the spirifails. Tegami Bachi just isn’t Tegami Bachi without a melodramatic happy ending. Noir gives Lag a hug and promises that they will see each other again and that they are friends. Okay, I’ll admit it..it was sweet.
I cut off Connor you say? Nonsense. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
As for everyone else, their lives after the event are pretty…dull. Garrard and Valentine resign to wandering around and doing whatever, the Signal twins go back to work, and Connor, Zaji and Jiggy deliver letters as per usual. The only real change is that Connor is Sunny’s boyfriend. Because one happy ending wasn’t enough, it turns out Dr. Thunderland made massive progress in his research and partially restored Sunny’s heart. She’s out and about baking cookies just like she used to.
Lloyd receives a letter (RABU RETTA~) from Jiggy about how the spirifails have all moved to Blue Notes Blues. Although the government hasn’t really been held accountable for the horrible acts they have committed, the Bees are at least more aware of how sinister the artificial sun really is. Who knows, maybe Lloyd will do something about it one day. On that wistful note, we see Lag go on his last delivery of the series, handing a letter right towards the viewer. Yep, everything back to normal, and we’re back to where we started.
I hope that’s not the hydro bill…That would suck.
Fatal wound? Anime rule #94: bandages heal everything.
NOT SURE IF WANT
Zaji of the week: BEST PART OF THE EPISODE OH MY GOD, KITTENS ROLLING OVER KITTENS
End Thoughts: It certainly wasn’t a flashy ending, but it’s better than leaving too many loose threads. Instead of opting for a dragged out battle, the Cabernet was taken out right away so that the rest of the episode could be dedicated to giving us some closure. Much appreciated. I don’t want any nagging doubts after a series has ending. I’ll accept having Lag’s identity as being slightly shrouded in the mist, but if it just ended with the Cabernet being defeated and no explanations afterwards…well…I’d be kind of pissed.
Speaking of Lag’s identity, Blondie said he’s “simply in his human form” right now. So Lag and his mother are some sort of strange type of creatures that can power the sun? Or could even be a human form of the sun itself? (Which would be weird given that the sun is a fetus…) I almost want to say they’re like those ancient spirit insects the Maka talked about before. Or maybe Lag is actually just a giant piece of spirit amber who turned into a real boy, like Pinocchio. Whatever he is, I want to know how the hell he was made. The government hasn’t exactly been stopped, you know. The experiments will still continue without any more opposition and Amberground is not much better off than when the series first started. Moral of the story? The government is untouchable.
As much as I was grateful for the epilogue-like ending, all in all it was only an average sort of ending. Tegami Bachi really tries far too hard to give everyone a happy ending. Noir was supposed to be dead. I hate when the “lol, let’s pretend this character is dead then revive them 10 minutes later” plot device comes into play. If I have already emotionally committed myself to think a character is dead, I don’t want them to revive and make me feel gullible for believing their death. The ending would have been that much more bittersweet if he stayed dead. I needed some sort of bitter moment amongst the plethora of sugary sweet happily-ever-afters that paraded across the screen one by one. Even CONNOR got a good ending and he’s A USELESS FAT KID.
Well, it looks like my time reviewing Tegami Bachi has come to a close. Admittedly, I was a little discouraged at times when I was writing about it since I felt like no one was watching it. That was until I said “…wait, who cares about that?” and started using these posts to experiment a bit and write whatever the hell I want. Quite a nice outlet, I’d say. As for the series itself, it was worth it to see the manga in animated form. Tegami Bachi is like a sappy drama trying to capture a bigger audience with action and the occasional dark concept here and there. Sometimes it meshes well and other times things go a little bit all over the place. Well, at least it’s really good at being shamelessly fluffy and sappy. Also, it has Miyuki Sawashiro. I REPEAT, MIYUKI SAWASHIRO! With this post I have one less Winter show to worry about. The spring season is coming~
Until next time, my darlings ;D