At least Ryouta gets his wish at last.
Kazumi: Ryouta, I need to have your babies before I die. Quick, my lower half is over there!
As I had feared, the finale for Gokukoku no Brynhildr turned out to be one big mess. I could go on and on about everything wrong with it, but I will spare you the effort of reading a wall of text. Instead, let me briefly summarize the main reason for the show’s failures; it tried to do way too much in too little time. The show could have gone with a much more relaxed pacing and actually told a coherent tale if it had ended with the gang’s triumph over Kikako or perhaps even the incident with Nanami. And if you’re worried that this might not have been enough material, I understand a significant amount was cut from the adaptation. So by stopping the story short, the anime could taken the time to reintroduce some of these lost elements and won back some points in the faithfulness department.
And not a single fuck was given that day.
Sure, doing this might have left fans of the source material hungry to see more adapted into anime form. But surely telling a smaller part well is a lesser sin than butchering a larger part of an ongoing story. Besides, had Gokukoku no Brynhildr gone this route it could have wrapped things up successfully enough to open the table for future seasons to satiate the appetite of its fans anyway. Obviously such a happy development isn’t necessarily going to happen, but at least this way the show could have stood strong on its own even if things were left a bit open-ended. But alas, that’s not what happened. So all that’s left now is to lament the wasted potential of what seemed at first to be a relatively intriguing story.
That’s all she wrote.
It’s OK, Ryouta. We’re all crying with you.