March is doing great…
Things are certainly happening, aren’t they? So many things! We’ve hardly had time to catch our breath! I guess that’s one way to make the audience relate with Fushi! And yet for all that, he’s still not reunited with March. But things are getting closer. March is his mother after all, and Fushi could use some nurturing right about now!
This war with the nokkers is unlike any we’ve seen before. Actually, let me correct that, it’s pretty much the same as every other nokker attack but the scope is huge! We’ve been watching skirmishes and battles, this is a proper war. And it’s bound to take its toll.
I do like the mechanic of having Fushi in constant flux just to keep his energy and health up. It’s a great excuse to add in loads of fun animation to stare at. It also creates a sort of disorienting effect. In this state, Fushi cannot be himself for any extended period of time. Like a shark that can’t stop swimming but with identity. I’m a little tired, there’s a pretty good chance that sentence made absolutely no sense.
I was particularly fond of the idea that Fushi has to “learn” how to use new vessels. Or at least how to make the best use of them. I always thought it was innate. A combinate of muscle memory and maybe the lingering ghost that used to be in that body simply guided Fushi naturally to use it properly. But no, it appears he has to put active thought into it. I have a feeling some of these new bodies must get quite confusing at times.
Here’s the meat of it. This is the most important part of the episode. Fushi learns that his immortal allies really could cheat death. That in itself is huge. Fushi’s immortality has been used to mark him as other and isolate him from everyone he’s ever known. Admittedly, Hylo, Kai, and Messar aren’t the same as Fushi. They don’t have any of his powers and they’re not even really immortal. They simply don’t regard death as as much of an inconvenience as the rest of us…
But that’s a huge deal. Emotionally it’s a boon and probably a dilemma for Fushi but on a practical basis, these are three highly trained soldiers in a war, that cannot be killed. That’s bound to help at least a little. And it does allow for a better strategy, although Fushi is still straining himself.
It wasn’t said out loud. I’m not even sure if you can say it was properly hinted at. Still, when the guys started blowing their own brains out just to avoid a long walk, there was a question that came to mind. What do you sacrifice exactly when you give up your mortality. Are Kai, Messar and Hylo still human? Because at one point there, they didn’t really feel quite human anymore, did they?
We know Fushi is definitely not human, As in, he doesn’t quite understand humanity yet. He’s working on it. But these three are speeding away in the opposite direction. Trying to shed as much of their humanity as fast as possible. If you really stretch it, and I mean really stretch it, you could have a reading where this is a commentary on how war robs us of our humanity or about the lengths people go to when pushed against the wall.
Because everything is happening in the middle of a literal war, we didn’t get much time to linger. I’m not sure if they’ll come back to it in later episodes but I could see where Fushi would suddenly start feeling pretty conflicted about constantly resurrecting people just to watch them throw their brand new life away.
This is also the moment Kohaku is choosing to go off the deep end it seems. Or rather to let that nokker in him act up. We’ve been waiting for this day to come for weeks now and of course, it’s at the worse possible time!
But everything is going to be ok, because March is doing great. For the moment, Fushi hasn’t gotten the chance to really figure anything out. He thinks Hylo, Messar, and Kai are some sort of fantastical exceptions. But if he finds March, now that will change everything forever!
- 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
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 11- Loyalty
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 12- Games
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 13- Savior
- To Your Eternity 2 ep. 14- Awakened