Merry goes streaking.
Welcome back, day dreamers! Well, after the disappointment of episode twelve, let’s find out what Merry does in the final episode. Really hope J.C. Staff can get their act together for this, so far it hasn’t been so good with the progression. Anyway onto the review for the final episode of Yumekui Merry! Enjoy.
Plot follows the events of episode twelve, with all the cast inside Yui’s dream world, where Yumeji discovers a hidden power inside himself. This inspires everyone else to give it their all as well. The battle inside Yui’s dream world comes to a quick end for Mistilteinn.
Mistilteinn- “Tag, you are it, human!” Yumeji- “Ouch, you play too damn rough!”
You can’t make friends if you always kill people, Mistilteinn!
After Mistilteinn knocks Yumeji down, Leon jumps in to fight her instead and finally put his plan to shoot her with his secret weapon! Unfortunately for them, Mistilteinn has some thick skin. All those crystals and nothing to show for, it’s just lame. Of course, I knew this all along that would be just too easy as the gun comes with side effects; anyone who fires this gun lose their soul too. So, Chizuru lost her soul and her dream demon in one shot… so lame.
Oh snap! The gun is now gold, must be more powerful?
KA MA HA MA HAAAA!!!!
Mistilteinn- “WOW! I can’t look away… so damn pretty!”
Apparently Magical bullets are super ineffective against plant demons.
Poor Chizuru! Guess she should have aimed for a headshot.
With the failed mission by Leon and Chizuru, it’s up to Yumeji and Merry to pull something together. Merry jumps up to fight then gets swallowed by some large plant thanks to Mistilteinn! This puts her into a sleep mode where she has a few flashbacks, nude of course! Because we all know that’s completely normal?
Merry- “Who took my clothes?! I can feel a draft…”
Merry goes streaking in the wheat fields.
What happens next is where things get really strange! Yumeji stands up and summons up some new hidden powers. Actually summons up John Doe’s sword into the dream and fights off Mistilteinn on his own; that was strange how all of a sudden he knew how to do that. We learn his true dream is to never give up! This gives him a boost to withstand her attacks. Merry also gets out of her depressed funk and runs into fight with Mistilteinn and actually does some damage for a change.
Ryouta- “Look how creepy I can get! Muhahahahahah!”
Yumeji- “Want to see a magic trick?” Mistilteinn-“Ooooooh, I love magic!”
Still doesn’t compare to epic chainsaw from Kore wa zombie! Close enough.
Thanks to Yumeji believing in Merry’s speech, she feels full of fight and challenges Mistiltienn who runs away and eats Isana’s dream demon, Yes, she literally eats him in one bite, maybe she is part shark? Merry then punches Mistltienn in the stomach and releases the demon; somehow this punch sends the little demon back to his own world. But the credit isn’t all Merry’s as Engi flies in to finish off Mistltienn for good!
Mistltienn- “Hmmmmm tastes like chicken? Or beef?”
Merry-“Awwww feels so light and fluffy!”
Merry- “Hey! Let’s play a game!” Mistiltienn-“Uhh I don’t feel like playing!”
Merry uses taunt attack!
Mistiltienn takes a critical hit! Player defeated!
After the defeat of Mistiltienn, everyone returns to the real world, except the teacher! Wonder what happened there? Maybe he wasn’t even real or he was destroyed along Mistiltienn? Everything seemed to end quite well to everyone with Yumeji inspiring the remaining dream demons to never give up! This also refuels Merry’s beliefs in returning to her own world. The episode wraps up with Chizuru and Isana rebuilding their unique relationship to become friends again and Merry blushing happily at Yumeji.
Isana-“I am so stalking you this time…” Chizuru-“Well, aren’t you just a creeper!”
Dat blush and those eyes! So damn Cute! I will miss your happy personality, Merry.
Creepy smile there, Mistiltienn! But you were so damn cool, right up there with Vent from Index II
Kind of wish Yumeji pulled out the mask too! Oh well, maybe next season?
Anyone else get Dragon ball z vibes here? Thinking Gohan and Goku during the Cell saga here.
Run like an airplane, Merry!
Well, the final episode was both amazing and boring at the same time, not to mention the animation kind of messes up too. Not sure why but I feel J.C. Staff kind of dropped the ball around episode ten, the progression of the plot died off during the episodes leading up to the final one. I did enjoy the moments with Yumeji finally using that hidden power; I know I always hear how there is some connection between himself and John Doe. Sadly the build up to this important event didn’t feel as dramatic as other shows like this, hell Ichigo’s first time using Bankai was more amazing than Yumeji summoning his weapon.
Merry got to do some good fighting this time around too, which was nice but also not as great as I really wanted it to be. It was nice to see her doing something instead of standing around looking cute; they still didn’t give us a full explanation on what she really is! I was a bit disappointed in that fact. They could have given us something, but I think it’s clear she has a hidden power to send demons home with her fists. Also was happy to see Chizuru sacrifice her soul to defend Isana’s dreams, guess she really cares for Isana a lot.
I do wish Yumeji’s power was shown a bit more rather than only getting seen in the FINAL EPISODE! They really missed the chance to make him an awesome character. However, if they did show off his powers early it wouldn’t have left a huge impact on us. I did notice Engi was completely healed! I think it has something connected to her dream world getting healed up, so maybe having home field advantage helps in this series.
Overall, Yumekui Merry started out strong with the first few episodes, until they dragged Mistitlenn’s character on through roughly seven episodes. That’s about where this series began to lose steam, the story was decent the idea of dreams was a great idea! Just wish it was planned out more. Unique character designs and fun music really kept this show entertaining for me; I just did not like the last five episodes as much as I wanted. This felt like it was going to be a twenty six episode series; anyway this was a semi fun series to follow, thanks again readers and also Hime for joining me briefly on this.
See you next season? Stay cute, Merry!