I think the colourist quit during the final episode…
|And so after a weekend of hard dragonboating, my reward is…the Big Order finale. Joyous. I stuck around just to see how this would end and let me just say that it was not at all worth it.|
I envy those who dropped this episode around the time they cancelled Iyo’s pregnancy (which still hasn’t been explained), which is where the quality completely went out the window. Big Order has some minimal appeal at first as a show so bad, it managed to be kind of good in a bizarre, cult hit kind of way. However, Big Order was never able to continue this momentum, and it soon dissolved into a mess of incomprehensible character interactions and battles. There wasn’t a scrap of the old whimsy left. Even that initial momentum it had wasn’t that good, because it really was a hodge-podge of genuinely bad and genuinely bad-yet-good moments.
get rekt oniichan
So here we are, at a messed up ending that had so many things wrong with it I don’t even know where to begin. The big twist is that Sena actually caused the disaster thanks to her brother changing her memories. This isn’t all that shocking, but they try to make it more dramatic by having Sena stab her brother and act like she’s a villain again. Why should she make Eiji feel bad for a wish he made to help her when he was all of 5 years old? It doesn’t make sense. There’s also a slapdash fight between Hiiragi and Gennai that doesn’t amount to much because it’s so straightforward and boring. The Orders had so much potential, but none of the fights ended up being memorable because they just amounted to everyone spamming their power and using it in the most basic way.
What really gets me is how Rin hardly got any screentime. She had such an interesting with Eiji, but she only accompanies him for the beginning and end of the series. She hasn’t seen him for ages, so it’s so strange to see her suddenly bond with him again and give into her feelings so easily. My only compliment for this whole episode is probably that I’m glad they foreshadowing the Order fusion beforehand with Iyo, or else this would have been one mighty asspull. Still, it seems like a cheap solution to have Rin conveniently there when she’s needed at the end of the series .
Looking back, this show was just about Eiji finding a way to fuck his sister. His only goal in life is to make her happy and all of his motives boil down to this. As this happens, a bunch of god-knows-what seems to simply occur around him and his desires. The council of 10 seem to operate in a separate bubble as Eiji just runs off and does his own thing most of the time, so it felt like we were following two different stories. Even now, I feel so far distanced from all of the council members because they had no time to be explored much deeper (with the exception of Iyo and Hiiragi…that’s 2/10…). This is the biggest problem of Big Order – everything seems to happen separately and characters never interact. Conversations just feel like monologues that have no connection to each other. Battles happen all over the place that seem to have little relation to each other. Characters run of and do their own thing and then no one else acknowledges what they’ve done. Any relationships formed are at the most base level, and you can this with how the only people Eiji got close to were two pretty ladies who fell in love with him.
Big Order is one of the worst series I’ve watched all the way to the end (perhaps the worst, as I gave it the lowest MAL score I’ve ever given). It ceases to make sense after a while, the end goal isn’t even worth watching, and the characters are wretched. It’s garbage. It was worth it at the beginning to see Iyo get pregnant for a laugh, but it really had nothing after that. Maybe the harpoon guy, but that’s it. watched to the end simply because I wanted to see just how bad an anime could be. It got bad. It got so bad.
Please never suggest this show to anyone to watch. They’d be better off with Boku no Pico.