That moment you realize your favorite series just ended…
Well we have finally reached the end of this crazy series, but how did things turn out for Akari and her magical tarot card friends? Hopefully we get some kind of happy ending for all the main characters and what about a possible season two? I sure hope so…
Thanks Fosh, for letting tag along on these all season~. Yay magical girls! It’s definitely been an interesting ride with it’s ups and downs both in the actual plot and the execution. Now let’s see how Genei ended…
Epic boss battles
Bitch you got owned hard by a little girl…
The moment we have waited for finally came true! Akari, Luna, Ginka and Seira square off against Cerebrum and speaking of Ginka I guess she never died but instead she was sent to another dimension where she fought her evil copy forever and the answers as to what that mysterious key unlocked was answered! I guess it was keeping Etia and Ariel’s tarot card powers locked away? All I have to say is damn their combination attack was amazing; however we really never get any answers as to WHY their powers locked in the first place. I kind of wonder if they became too powerful for The Leguzario to handle and they had no choice but to lock their cards away or maybe they were forced into a lame contract deal with them? I mean whatever the case they owned Cereberum’s chamber thing which freed Akari who managed to fight off Cerebrum and save Fuyuna. That still seems strange to me because she magically fixed that time loop of endless death with the power of yuri friendship, besides all of that who would have guessed that Cerebrum also had the sun card, but why did he see Akari’s mom before he died? I was wondering if Cerebrum was Akari’s dad, but that would be REALLY creepy considering he wanted to “mate” with Akari.
The cycle of depression ends (…?)
This whole scene was awesome!
Well then. …Did anyone manage to catch what the point of this all was, or was that just me not paying enough attention? I get the part about Cerebrum wanting to save the Daemonia from… their fate or whatever, but why was the mysterious voice playing both sides of the field? What was the point of the Anti-Tarot subplot (other than taking out the most likeable character for a few episodes while everyone else’s life grew increasingly more depressing)? And speaking of, Cerebrum tried to take out Akari so that the 22 Tarot cards would never be complete. …Did he just forget about The Lovers disappearing, or did The Lovers just deus ex machina themselves back into the plot like Ginka did? Oh well, ignoring that, Cerebrum’s last attempt at attacking the characters felt rather pathetic, considering that they had all long overcome their problems. I guess because of that, the girls finally winning over Cerebrum felt less satisfying than it could have for me. His Daemonia form didn’t even seem threatening at all, and it was totally an easy win for the girls (…or maybe that was the point, to show how the girls had easily overcome despair at that point). Akari breaking out of her nightmare was nice to see though, despite being really cliche. She never really got to see Fuyuna off properly, since the story went right into her depression over the situation and she didn’t really make a decision about Daemonia until afterwards So having her say goodbye here really had some closure for that part of the plot. Plus they had her and Fuyuna finally talk things out. With that conversation, I finally felt sad about that whole situation, where I was merely just angry with Akari’s hesitation over it before. Maybe things could have worked out if they had sat down about things (or maybe not, since Daemonia is still incurable, but still).
Extra magical fun
Orochimaru called and he wants his attack back…
I found this scene hilarious and I don’t know why.
I will miss her the most…
Love him or hate him Cerebrum was a great bad guy.
Wow that sure was an excellent action packed final episode, especially all of the action scenes when the OST started playing along with the opening song? Damn that got me so hype! Now I just need to get my hands on the OST. So what was your favorite moment from the final episode? I mean the majority of this episode focused on the team coming together and kicking Cerebrums butt which is cool because we have waited for a long time for him to get kicked around! Also his cool monster form at the end made me think of a giant raid boss; however it was dumb that his weak point was that obvious to EVERYONE! I couldn’t help but laugh when Akari owned him. Overall I think Genei was an excellent series to blog even though at times I did find some episodes to be quite boring, but as for the action and story it kept me guessing every week and left me wanting more! Thankfully there is a OVA for this series, but I just want to know if there is a possible season two for this odd magical girl series? I honestly could see it because the ending had the main girls visiting other tarot card branches all over the work which leaves plenty of open doors for future battles.
…I feel like this could have gone so much better than it actually did. Oh sure, it was great for an interesting episode every week, but let’s be honest here. The story telling wasn’t the best, and I really felt like things weren’t explained very well. But let’s focus on the good here. The art style was interesting, and this was a rather new combination of a bunch of things we’ve seen before in other shows. The action was certainly interesting. I can’t say that I was overly fond of any of the characters, but Ginka definitely stood out where everyone else seemed to just be a bunch of cliches (even Cerebrum). I’m normally not fond of the generally happy characters, but her acceptance of things made me like her a lot. …I wasn’t fond of the way she got out of fighting her anti-tarot (actually, I wasn’t fond of that subplot at all, since it seemed like it had more potential), but I’m glad she came back and was allowed to stay. I don’t know about anyone else, but I want that unaired episode 14 to be a retelling of Akari’s mother and Cerebrum’s story about how they met and such (it all being terribly tragic, obviously). Screw the rest of the story and characters, give be a depressing romance and a better look at the past. Anyways, like Fosh, I can totally see this continuing on in the future. They left the ending open enough. I wouldn’t mind a season 2 to be honest. The ending here wasn’t terrible by any means (sure, it could have been better, but I don’t mind what they did with it) and this was a really interesting watch.
Thanks for following me and Kara on this magical adventure!