Of course. The apocalypse was brought about by Missingno, just as the Mayans predicted.
|Well, fanservice happened, which is more than I can say about the entire run of Kin’iro no Corda (unless you find ANGST really attractive).|
Well, the last episode was indeed focused on
Kamiya Hiroshi Balder basically causing the apocalypse (Ragnarok, I guess?). Maybe there was something better he could have done to stop himself from getting to that point in the first place (as in, finding a death that’s quikcer than drowning, since water probably can’t hurt him in the first place), but obviously the power of love and friendship would save Balder in the end, so it’s probably a good thing that he didn’t really off himself efficiently.
So yep, the first episode of the anime was actually a preview of the last episode. More importantly though, they brought back the fabulous transformations! …I don’t really have much else to add to that, actually. There was a lot of fighting and a lot of “yeah, don’t worry Balder, we’ll save you. Somehow”. Nothing really overly emotional happened. Of course Yui was upset over all of this, and Loki was the one trying the hardest (and was most likely to become a martyr), but really anyone could have seen these reactions coming if they had been paying even the slightest bit of attention in previous episodes. I guess the end point here is that Zeus’s plan for forcing everyone to become friends/understanding the human heart and whatnot was successful. Everyone seriously wanted to save each other. There weren’t any major plot twists or anything, but that was okay.
Yui seemed like she might have been in danger of being forgotten in all of the other
fabulousness excitement going on, but the plot managed to figure out a way to incorporate her again. Loki dealt the final blow, but at least Yui had the kind of important task of delivering the magical water sword of friendship feelings (or whatever you want to call it) to him in the first place. Plus, it makes sense that she didn’t play a huge role, since she’s just a regular human. Hades and the others were out there dealing with ancient Nordic death beams and whatnot. There’s really not much Yui could have done in the situation.
The ending was actually pretty well done. Balder returning to normal was expected, but sending Yui away right after things were settled was interesting. Everyone had already technically “graduated” by then of course, but the ending of their school life came out of nowhere. The series could have probably left it as Yui just getting on with her life/never mentioning the gods again and it would have been fine. However, having everyone return at the end was good too. Sure it was a “lol just kidding, Yui isn’t foreveralone” ending and pretty cliche, but the fact that the final goodbye between the characters was so rushed made it okay. If they hadn’t had the sense of urgency beforehand and had a normal farewell, things would have felt different if they all suddenly came back.
I haven’t heard of the game having a fandisk or sequel in the works, so I don’t know about a second season of the anime ever existing. …Though, this game is made by Broccoli, who seem to intend on milking the UtaPri franchise until they die (there are like, 9 games or something for that series now, including the remake), so maybe if KamiAso is popular enough, there might be more in the future.
Until then though, the BL fanfiction pretty much wrote itself in this last episode.
Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good ending, all things considered. Having everyone back at the end felt right, where I would normally be rolling my eyes since they spent so long on that dramatic goodbye with everyone. This series was alright. This was definitely the better of the two shoujo series that aired during the spring. Actually, it’s probably the best otoge turned anime that’s aired in a while. The beginning started off strong, and I lost some interest once the angst with Balder and Loki started up, but they recovered nicely before the ending episode here. The harem antics were funny, it was fine that no one ended up with Yui, and Yui herself was great for not being shoved into a corner and forgotten (…for the most part). She had many of the stereotypical heroine traits, but the important thing was that instead of just needing to be rescued all the time, she accomplished a lot in bringing everyone together.
From what I hear, the anime changed a LOT from the game to improve Yui’s character and make the plot actually make sense, so this might even be better than most of the game was. (This wasn’t even the anime to end all anime, so maybe that goes to show how uh, “not good” the game was.) …Or at least that’s what I’ve heard. I’ll form my own conclusions when I finally feel like playing this, but I’m not exactly fond of the writer they had for the game to begin with, so that could take a while. From what I’ve experienced, basically they throw in a lot of needlessly long scenes, melodramatics, ANGST, HOMO ANGST and seem to ignore the romance/heroine (you know, the “otome” parts of an otome game AHAHAHA). So yeah, maybe in a year or two, unless I’m in the mood to play something frustrating (…it’s happened before).