Sunday, March 31, 2013

Zetsuen no Tempest episode 23

I have not fallen off the face of the planet! Promise. XD I really don't know what I have been doing with all my time though. I do know that I spent about an hour at work today cleaning the parking lot and outside structure because people are pigs. :( Cigarette wrappers and butts and cups and all sorts of trash everywhere. Most of it next to trash cans! What is wrong with people? Just gross. much fun. I don't know how people on the side of the road do it, it can get exhausting!
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A secret confession?!
But before we start to celebrate Easter anime post! I know right, you forgot what those looked like right? XD But yes here is the second to last episode of Zetsuen no Tempest. Episode 23 already?! XO Spoilers for Mahiro reading the Art of War. Or Hamlet. Whatever.
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Episode Summary: Samon and his piece of wood for a cellphone talk to Takumi about how they have leaked plans to the government that the Mage of Exodus will attack the Genesis Tree. Samon thinks that he might not survive this battle. Takumi urges him to live as he thinks his days are numbered too. The talk turns to the fact that Mahiro and Yoshino are insisting in taking part of the final battle. Back at the loft Megumu tries to give Mahiro a love give to his exgirlfriend in case he doesn't make it out of the battle. Mahiro tears it up, saying is Megumu dies everyone is doomed anyway. Megumu thinks back to how Mahiro and Yoshino asked Evangeline the most important character ever if they could take part in the chop the Genesis tree down party. Evangeline and Hakaze were like um no but Mahiro was like HELLO my plan! Evangeline meanwhile has booked a cruise ship for the crew to get closer to the tree and plans on celebrating with booze. But she takes the time to tell Natsumura and Tetsuma that while she thinks that Yoshino and Mahiro will splat themselves maybe it is destiny. And aliens and stuff. Yoshino is packing the car with Junichirou who apparently needs porn to use his powers that have never been explained. Hakaze comes by and is a jerk to Yoshino. They take a plane right and then a boat ride of fail to some magical island off Japan I am thinking.
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Who the heck is this kid anyway?!
After everyone puts on their vacation clothes Mahiro explains part of the plan but not all of it to keep the viewers on their toes. As this is episode 23 the budget for the cast has gone way down and Mahiro has to explain everything with coins and random stuff in the room. Mahiro gets himself and Yoshino more involved with the plan saying that Samon will need more backup than previously thought. Hakaze crushes nuts in protest. Everyone gets ready for the big day but Yoshino wants to find Hakaze so they can talk things out. She is having an angry swim because Yoshino is putting himself in danger. Yoshino says that Aika really decided to do everything on her own and he wants to feel part of the process. Plus he loves everyone despite how they came together and he wants to help protect them. Hakaze is like I love you so I won't help your ass out during this battle OKAY! The next day Megumu and Mahiro are eating breakfast together and Megumu talks about how he is a loser and someone else should have been the Mage. Mahiro is like....yep probably. But you are OUR loser and besides you being kind hearted helped the others accept this plan so eat up! Finally it is time. Hakaze is dressed as the Exodus Mage and readies to “attack” the ships. Evangeline, Yoshino, and Mahiro are taken by Megumu underwater near the survey ships to wait out their time. Then Megumu appears to “rescue” the ships from Hakaze. Hakaze then draws Megumu into a battle, away from the tree so Hakaze's magic can work. Once they are far enough away another magic user trades places with Megumu/Dancing Princess so Megumu can make his way to the Tree. The nonmagic users then attack the survey ships and get them under their control. All seems to be going extremely well until Yoshino gets shot. Oppies. THE END!
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Um....resourceful? X___x?
The way things are going I am not going to be happy with how this show ends am I? At this rate the only survivor is going to be Evangeline and her useless self. That everyone will actually make it past the final battle and Aika comes in with a machine gun and blows everyone away. Then makes out with Evangeline. Or she really is Evangeline. Either way this is the season of awful endings so I am preparing for the worse.
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Release the Kraken!
Mahiro's plan took the entire episode to explain fully. I feel as if they were running out of material for this show and everything has to be stretched stretched stretched. Be careful or it might snap in half. But the plan is as follows: Due to the magic barrier stopping Hakaze and crew Megumu and Hakaze will trade roles. Hakaze will be the Mage of Exodus and Megumu will be the Dancing Princess. This way Hakaze can attack the ships and appear to be approaching the tree. Megumu will protect the ships and gradually lead them all away from the tree root. The nonmagic users will be waiting under the water to jump the survey ships. Once they have been overtaken Megumu will dive under the water and make his way to the tree while a magic user will fight Hakaze the pretend Mage of Exodus.
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Well considering it is your plan...and this actually involves you sorta...
X_____X Well then. That is complicated and makes sense at the same time. Isn't that magical? Funny how Mahiro is the one who came up with this smoke and mirrors show when really all the other characters have been the ones lying and scheming. Mahiro has really been a straight forward person. I don't care about the world and I want revenge. The end. Samon is off making sure to have back up plans involving blood barrels and skeletons and Takami is tricking the whole government and made the Mage of Exodus. So really those people I would expect to come up with cunning plans.
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Helpful person to the situation?
But maybe it is not as cunning as I think it to be. Maybe it is a bit simple and makes sense once you think about it. Or everything has worked out so perfectly and in our heroes favor this was inevitable. A round about way to protect people but a good plan nonetheless. Mahiro is the one who came up with it too. At this point 2 billion people died, what is a few more right? Samon let me down though, he should have come up with this grand play. GRAND PLAY!
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Have I mentioned yet that Evangeline is getting on my ever loving nerves? No I am against you and Yoshino from going on this trip even though it was your idea? Why um...because. What do you mean I can't use magic either?! Um I am a very important person to the plot! How paid me to hunt Mahiro? And I make sure this isn't a total sausage fest? And I suggested the thing about the aliens? But yes I should be allowed to go on the boats without knowing magic but not the boys. Because I said so!
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Hey you sorta suck. But you hit me last week and that shows guts. Lets die together!
Despite the fact that Megumu almost killed Yoshino last week....there are no hard feelings. In fact Mahiro tried to cheer Megumu up. Well after he ripped up the young man's letter. I mean Mahiro has a point. If Megumu fails there will be no more girlfriend. Megumu was right too though, he might take out the tree with his dying breath. So I guess they both had points. Even if Mahiro's were doom and gloom. But he didn't sugar coat things. Like yep you are the worse person to be the Mage of Exodus.....but you are our awful Mage of Exodus. And no one else can make fun of you but me. I think I need a tissue.
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Not getting my way pout pout pout.
On the flip side....Hakaze is not handling anything well. I mean...I can SEE Hakaze's point...somewhat. If I had magical powers and could save the world and the person I loved did not have magical powers I would want him/her to stay home too. Hide under the blankets and wish me luck. Nothing good comes from people who really can't help helping. Well except in the 95 percent of the time when that person is the reason why the tide turns. But still I can see why she might be a little upset.
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I thought he was going to break out into Disney song!
But damn. Give the kid a break. Yoshino has been here from the start. The reason why you aren't a bag of bones. He saved a lot of people with his ability to keep Mahiro from not destroying the world. Would you love Yoshino if he wasn't the kind of person who risked his life to be with his friends? I think not. Despite the fact that Aika went on and on about Yoshino having a rotten personality Yoshino seems pretty nice. I mean Yoshino got a little emotional, saying these people are important to him now. They must be. Aika is dead and I am thinking that Yoshino's parents are dead too. Even though some of these people started off as enemies they are like family now and Yoshino isn't the kind of person to let his family down. So wipe away those tears Hakaze. Oh and start planning on what you are going to do once you can't use magic anymore.
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To do something...important.
I am pretty surprised that everything went as smoothly as it did. How Yoshino and Mahiro got their way by saying Samon needs help with his task. We don't know what that task is, probably something to do with saving all the ships if the tree is destroyed. Megumu has come a long way and Hakaze as a super hero was a bit scaring. Take down those boats Evangeline. Because you are oh so important!
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NOOOOO! We were so close!
The episode ends with everything going according to plan. Evangeline is the most useful person ever, Hakaze is battling a fake Exodus mage, and Megumu might actually save the day. I know, it is shocking. This kid has come a long way. But what is this? Someone aboard the easy peasy capture boat had a gun? And Yoshino got shot?! I AM SHOCKED! It is like Hakaze saw the future and knew something horrible was going to happen. SHOCKED! Is Aika not going to get her happy ending? I mean besides the fact that she is dead and all? I mean...can this end happily if Yoshino joins Aika but the rest of the world is saved? XO One more episode to go and we will find out!!! Stay tuned.

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