It’s the start of a new anime season and I’m all excited. I’m always excited when the new season starts even though I wait until most shows are done airing before starting them since I’m too impatient for weekly watches. Well, there are a lot of shows from last season I am really looking forward to starting as well. Maybe I’m just seeing the world through rose-coloured anime glasses but it seems to me that there are a lot of great shows coming out.
I had cleaned up my to-watch list considerably and it’s ballooned right back up again in no time. Nice problem to have!
You know what I think, I think Fushi’s finally hitting puberty. He’s a lot more moody and confused. He simultaneously wants to be surrounded by people and be left alone. I’m not sure how the life cycle of an immortal being goes and I certainly don’t know if they have any hormones but I figure that if you spend enough time in the body of a teenage boy, eventually you’ll start to think and feel a little like a teenage boy at times.
I’m all for personal growth. You got to go through those awkward phases sometimes. Heck, I go through one every few months. I should probably get that checked out. But all this personal turmoil is not coming at a good time. Fushi is in the biggest city he’s ever been in and he has to protect it somehow. I don’t mean to be rude but from what we’ve seen, Fushi’s track record at saving towns from nokkers isn’t great. He does have a few “victories” on paper but they are always extremely hard-fought and at the expense of a lot of lives. In a city like Renril, that could be devastating.
I’m also a bit uneasy with these ongoing conversations with Kahaku’s nokker. At least it seems like they also have their doubts. It just feels a little too easy and convenient, you know.
It’s so odd seeing Bon actually trying to come up with a serious strategy. He’s never really had to do that before. And surprisingly, he’s decent at it. Not great but better than I expected. What does it say that in order to do that though, he has to sacrifice a lot of what made him so beloved and stretch the truth with those closest to him. I guess, in the end, he really was a born politician. It all came so easily to him.
Once again To Your Eternity reminds us of, and insists upon, the fact that Bon is truly loved by his people. The army that served him as a frivolous and eccentric prince, is still happy to lay their lives down for him now that he’s n longer here. Of course, it’s a story. It’s romanticized, I understand that. But it’s not like To Your Eternity has ever had any problems with showing the world and people, in general, being uncaring and selfish. And it’s not even in a malicious way. The world of To Your Eternity is not that leisurely and most people have to concentrate on their own survival first.
So it’s meaningful that Bon’s army remains true to his name even now. It’s because Bon was, despite all his quirks, a kind and caring man. And you can’t help but be drawn to that.
The Bon we saw today purposefully manipulated his words to give both Fushi and the three followers he recruited and very specific idea of the truth that could easily be interpreted as a lie. That doesn’t seem like Bon, does it? But having to save the world is bound to put some weight on your shoulders. Somehow, I’m not overly surprised that he may not be the best at dealing with responsibilities.
As for the new so-called immortals. We very clearly see a lot of that rogue fellow in the closing credits. I had to look up his name, it’s: Messar Robin Bastar. Great name! Anyways, the closing credits mostly feature Fushi’s forms or characters that have passed away. Messar is there a lot but so is Eko. I don’t recall seeing the other two but I wasn’t paying that close attention. I will next week. Besides, there were a lot of Fushi’s forms missing but the point is, aside from Messar and Eko there are no live characters in the ED.
I should say, although I’m thinking this bodes badly for Eko and Messar, Fushi is immortal. The show can easily just do another 80-year time skip and have them die of old age.
So the chosen three are the Messar fellow who I believe Bon chose because he’s “clever” and well-connected. He also has a good information network. Then there is the former member of Bennet (I looked up his name as well: Hylo Rich). He was part of the military branch of the church so maybe that’s why he doesn’t have the signature red hair. I’m still very curious about that. And lastly, we have loyal Kai, His name I actually remembered. And he’s the type that Fushi normally really gravitates to. It was a very good choice. Honestly, Bon did really well here.
I know Fushi is mad at Bon and I understand why but he really should be more wary of Kahaku. He’s getting a little scary. Ok, he’s been scary for a few episodes now.
When I was listening to this scene and how Bon had more or less promised some from of immortality to the men, I thought to myself wow, he’s really gone all in and let go of a lot of his values. But then I remembered, he hasn’t. He’s not lying. He’s actually telling the truth as he knows it, he just hasn’t given Fushi all the details yet. As far as Bon knows, Fushi can bring people back to life. I’m still waiting to see it to believe it myself but he’s convinced of it. He really does think that Fushi can bring them all back to life and therefore he really did bring Fushi potentially immortal allies. It’s just not what Fushi expected, because he doesn’t know yet.
It’s getting sticky. I wonder how Bon is going to tell him the whole story.
Ultimately, there’s work to be done. They all have to prepare for a war! I wonder if that’s what the rest of the season will be. This huge stand at Renril. If so, things are a bit unfinished with the Church of Benett.
You know what I just realized right this second. We got rid of the horse. I’m cool with that. Feels like a bit of a narrative oopsie but the horse was weird. Give Fushi a cat with literally 9 lives, that’s a good pet for an immortal.
This last paragraph got a bit all over the place, didn’t it? Ok, one last stray thought. Isn’t it sweet that Fushi’s homebase is a replica of the brewery? I think that out of everywhere he’s been, the brewery is really the closest thing he’s known to an actual home so it makes sense. I think right now he’s lost Gugu but he does have Pyran, the old man, and Rean so he has a lot of attachments to that place. Not to mention that he himself was int he form of the boy most of the time he was there. The place is as much his now. I’m not sure I,m expressing it well but I found the image of the brewery genuinely heartwarming.
- To Your Eternity ep. 1 – Forever
- To Your Eternity ep. 2 – Precocious
- To Your Eternity ep. 3 – Manners
- To Your Eternity ep. 4 – Pain
- To Your Eternity ep. 5 – Orphan
- To Your Eternity ep. 6 – Maker
- To Your Eternity ep. 7 – Dreams
- To Your Eternity ep. 8 – Freaks
- To Your Eternity ep. 9 – Home
- To Your Eternity ep. 10 – Flamethrower
- To Your Eternity ep. 11 – Confession
- To Your Eternity ep. 12 – Rebirth
- To Your Eternity ep. 13 – Empathy
- To Your Eternity ep. 14 – Arrow
- To Your Eternity ep. 15 – Return
- To Your Eternity ep. 16 – Freedom
- To Your Eternity ep. 17 – Promises
- To Your Eternity ep. 18 – Mercy
- To Your Eternity ep. 19 – Dato
- To Your Eternity ep. 20 – Happiness
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 1- Loneliness
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 2- Useless
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 3- Friends
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 4- 6th Sense
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 5- Love
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 6- Betrayal
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 7- Noble
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 8- Family
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 9- Invitation
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 10- Daughter