Oh my God, we’re doomed. They have GLITTER.
|One left to go and then The Unlimited is over! I’m getting excited for all these finales and upcoming new shows, but at the same time…I have 3 essays due next week. What horrible timing! It’s hard to take a break from writing by blogging since the two of them involve writing. I apologize if I’m a bit out of it.|
Is it possible to truly forgive someone who has truly hurt you? The Unlimited answers this question in a way I never thought it would, suggesting that forgiveness is possible even in the face of complete betrayal. Hyoubu has been hounded by his past for his entire life, bitterly forming PANDRA with the intention of avenging his fallen comrades. He hasn’t gone a day without hating Saotome Eiji and normals. In other words, he is less likely to let go of a grudge than a moray eel is likely to let go of a tasty meal – and those things don’t let go even when they die.
Man, I wish I was as good as using tonfa as Andy…
The man who seems incapable of forgiveness has forgiven Andy. Keep in mind he’s still hellbent on getting revenge on Saotome Eiji, and probably hasn’t gotten over what has happened to him just yet. Despite this, he takes a deep breath and tells Andy that he forgives him. It takes a bigger man to accept an apology then to go on hating someone with good intentions, and he realizes that. I was under the impression that Hyoubu wouldn’t develop that much, but it appears that he has actually learned a lot about getting close to others. If he can apply this reasoning to the injustices he has suffered, then there is some hope that he might be able to believe in a future of espers coexisting with normals. He may not be buddy-buddy with them, but he might just be able to handle them if he feels satisfied after stopping USEI and Saotome.
Even if he doesn’t take that extra step, it was impressive to see Hyoubu and all of PANDRA forgive Andy. That takes a lot of strength to forgive someone who sent an entire military force after them. It’s not a stance I expected the show to take, so it was a pleasant surprise. Just like that, Andy is part of PANDRA again and all is well! I’m glad, because I love watching these guys work together. All the mocking dialogue between them this week was great, from Andy trying to be manly to Hyoubu whipping out a sword to show him up. They see each other more like equals now, and I think that’s just what Andy has wanted all along. A place where he would fit in and be considered a teammate to be relied on.
I really enjoyed seeing Andy and Hyoubu hobble their way to find Yugiri and make do with the most makeshift weapons. Taking on a swarm of robots and gunmen with melee weapons? I don’t know how they didn’t become swiss cheese 5 seconds in. It was an unrealistic match-up, but I still greatly enjoyed the more scrappy fighting that went on. ESP fights are great, but there’s nothing a classic bashing and slashing to get things going. There’s a real sense of desperation when an all-powerful esper is so weakened that he has to resort to killing robots with a metal rod. This is the same guy who can levitate an entire ship on his own.
So what now? It seems like an entire subplot involving Yugiri and the entire city of New York is emerging at the last moment. I can’t say I’m particularly invested though. I want them to get Yugiri back but I couldn’t care less if she was a clone or not. The whole politics thing doesn’t interest me that much either. It’s like for every great thing this show does, there has to be one cliche moment. Here it’s Yugiri being the product of an experiment, and currently under USEI and company’s control. :/ At least we can finally see how strong she is, as she easily took out a good chunk of the core PANDRA members (or at the very least incapacitated them for a while). Yugiri has always been a wild card, and her mysterious origins left things open for her to be just about anything. An experiment is just not quite what I had wanted.
Ah well, I’m sure the finale will still be interesting and full of more great action. There’s also a Fujiko clone running around, so unless Yugiri used some potent hypnosis then Fujiko might be this female esper they’re talking about who was used as the basis for all these clones. She’s strong and was under Saotome’s care for quite a while, so it wouldn’t be too hard to get a few swabs from her and use that DNA for cloning. It’s weird how so many ideas are suddenly coming into the playing field all of a sudden in the final episode when all I care about is Hyoubu. Forget everything else, I wanna see Hyoubu mess shit up. Come on guys, give me a good finale to ring out this series in the best way possible!
Oh, and one more thing.
Ain’t no bromance like butt-bumping bromance
Preview: The hunt for Yugiri is on. Hyoubu may have to go Unlimited to get this job done. Hey, you guys ready for the finale? Get hyped!