I believe the children are our future ♪
So, [C]’s finale is finally upon us; what a short eleven weeks it’s been. No more eye-rapingly bad CGI after today, no more suave sexy Mikuni, or MSYU slurping on instant ramen. Kimimaro might actually have delevoped a personality…we’ll never know! It’s sad times, but in typical [C] fashion we go out with a bang, and not a whimper.
Mikuni is completely devastating Kimimaro with his attacks while MSYU isn’t doing much better against one of his other Assets. There’s lots of Directs flying left and right and while Kimimaro is trying to land a hit, it seems Mikuni’s untouchable. Even more so when Q starts attacking.
Okay, I feel like I’m just watching an episode of Pokemon now.
MSYU wants to use Macro against Kimimaro’s wishes but Q paralylizes her, leaving them open and vulnerable to Mikuni’s attack. Something backfires however and his attack fails, freeing them up again. With MSYU and Q going head to head, Kimimaro and Mikuni ideals continue to rage as the two of them clash in some exciting kinetic animation.
As the Midas money continues bleeding into the real world, confusing people and making them riot, Q takes on Takako’s form in tears. This distracts Mikuni long enough for Kimimaro to charge in with an attack, just as [C] reaches Japan.
Mikuni is flung into some psychosomatic trip where he’s back in hospital talking to Takako and everthing is in pastel colours. The Mikuni in the vision flicks between the clean cut him then and the more piratey looking Mikuni now, until Takako vanishes. Q is shown to be powerless now that Takako is dead.
“She’s dead, Jim.”
Masakaki interrupts their Deal, [C] passed through Japan and Yen is now worthless. Mikuni admits his loss and it’s left up to Kimimaro to decide what to do. He orders the reverse of the money press in order to buy back the future. Mikuni tells him to make sure he doesn’t regret it.
So with the Financial District dissolving, the boys say goodbye to their Assets. Mikuni seems quite cold to Q as she tells him she wishes she could stay by his side, but he says goodbye to her, in tern saying goodbye to his sister. And MSYU kisses Kimimaro…A LOT. Oh boy, so much for staying clear of incest…
Aw, it would be so sweet :3…IF SHE WASN’T YOUR DAUGHTER!
Kimimaro wakes up and has a little chat with …God, I guess, and the world is set back to the way it was. Well, except for the fact that Japan uses dollars now. Go fig.
We are the Gods of money, we only accept gold as an offering
Kimimaro’s professor has his wife and kids back, Hanabi took some Prozac and is feeling much better now, and Masakaki returns for some final words. While looking over the world he saved, Kimimaro takes out the photo of Mikuni, Q, MSYU and himself and sums it all up.
TO THE FUTURE
Epic glare x2
“No one has better abs than Merry!” *lasers*
Who knew Q was also a Slenderman?
MSYU’s been standing in front of the microwave too long, probably waiting on ramen
I would decorate Q’s branches at Christmas :3
“It’s sure cramped in this closet, isn’t it Mikuni?”
There’s your nightmare fuel, right there
WHY ARE YOU SO PRETTY ಠ_ಠ
What we’ve learned from [C]: stay away from evil clowns looking to steal your future
SOME EXTRA .GIFS
What a climax. Phew~ The constant movement in the battle sequences really helped give you that “something big is on the line here” feeling; the shots were all very sweeping and epic. All the Midas money flying about everywhere was a nice touch, too. I don’t think I mentioned before but I love the black blood, it looks snazzy. The music was also awesome, it really gave off a heart-pounding vibe that had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Kimimaro and Mikuni’s arguing back and forth was very distracting, however. It made some of the scenes bloated and seasicky; with just too much going on at once. On another note; Q’s got some wicked looking forms. Sometimes it’s like she’s just stepped out of Sleepy Hollow she looks so demonic. She really needed more screentime. When she was clawing out MSYU’s back I got chills, srsly. DAT WAS SO CREEPEH D: Q is going to be in my nightmares for quite a while, I think.
I kind of hoped Mikuni would win, since I’m not Kimimaro’s biggest fan, but the way things turned out wasn’t nearly as Deus Ex as I’d originally suspected. Even though Mikuni owned him in beginning of the episode, with Q kind of deteriorating it definitely leveled up the playing field enough for me to buy that Kimimaro could get lucky and actually land a hit. The animation did a lot to aid the impact of the fight. When Kimimaro punched Mikuni and everything went all sketchy I would usually call it unessesary, but since they’d established that [C] was encroaching I figure it was actually a good way to show the kind of dissolution of reality. It’s after that we get the trippy scene with Mikuni talking to Takako anyway so it kind of works. And you know [C], it isn’t very good with it’s transitions. Case and point; the win we never saw in episode 6.
The end was very typical of [C] and it’s love of smash cuts. Or, maybe it’s just bad pacing? Either way the last few moments before it cut out (and yes, CUT is the word because it just suddenly stops) were good and tied most key things up. Still, it was all a little too fast and I was left kind of hanging, expecting more when the screen went to black. I think [C] really needed room to breathe after that big exciting fight, to let everything sink in, and to be honest, I think it deserved that. Not many shows can warrent that quiet moment at the end, and with all time [C] spent showing us people dissappearing you’d think they’d want to spend a bit more time glorifying what Kimimaro saved. If things had just been taken a little slower I think it would have been a much better way to go out.
So, when it all comes down to it, is [C] a good show? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you’ve always wanted to see banking if applied to the Tron universe then [C] is for you. It’s slick and silly and has a rockin’ techno soundtrack. The backgrounds are cool, they help create a very stylized world that might be an aquired taste for some, but really help set it apart from other shows. The concept is flawed; it enjoys spouting technobable instead of any real explainations, probably because it doesn’t have any, but at it’s core [C] seemed to be trying to do something different. It takes a fun and lively spin on a very tedious subject. Presenting it as fresh and unique. I bet doing your taxes will seem a little more fun after watching [C], at any rate. Altogether, it stands out for being creative, if not coherant. All I know is that when I heard that awesome OP, I got excited to see what [C] had in store for me that week.