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  • #46
    Episode 21

    Going down the wrong path.

    Kotarou is back in Japan, and this time he joins Gaia as an undercover member to learn about them and figure out any potential rifts that he can be exposed. He finally meets up with Kagari again, and this time she is asking quite a lot out of him to destroy Gaia and Guardian sensing that she'll have to destroy the world with the way things are going. And he also meets Kotori having revealed herself as a Druid once again, and with her bringing her parents back to life, that leads to all sorts of problems between the three. Kotarou sure has been dealt a tough hand there as what he does determines the fate of the world, but somebody will have to suffer no matter what he chooses to do. It will be interesting to see where he goes from there after getting on the bad side of those two.
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    • #47
      Re: Episode 21

      Talkative Kagari is the best Kagari. Though this version is quite different in personality from the talkative Kagari we got in the first season, her methods of teasing are still amusing. And now we see where the split Gaia form of Kotarou from the OP comes from. He's infiltrating both sides with the intention of betraying them both.

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      • #48
        Episode 22

        Head and heart are not on the same page.

        Kotarou finally meets up with Kashima in continuing to be a double agent for Guardian and Gaia knowing full well that nothing ever gets past her, and that leads Suzuki to bringing him to the hidden city of stones where monsters roam. And then he is tasked with saving Tsukuno and Akane from Kashima, but that never got off the ground when Kashima has passed down the role of Saint to Akane. Seeing that he's building up these ties with strangers to various levels of triviality that he's willing to accept ruin for their sake, and Kagari is none too pleased about that. Kagari sure is scary when she's mad, and Kotarou made some really questionable decisions there, especially at the end when he confessed his love for Kagari when she has gone ballistic. Now that more hidden truths are revealed that it will be interesting to see what Kotarou does next.
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        • #49
          Episode 23

          Find a good planet.

          After playing the double agent for both Guardian and Gaia, Kotarou is now fighting for Kagari as he killed Oonishi and Esaka, while laying the beatdown on several summoners and slaying a lot of beasts. And then Kashima activates the song that threatens to wipe out humanity, so it's back to that critical moment where the fate of the world rests on Kotarou. That was pretty cold of Kotarou treating Kotori that way as even though those parents there aren't the real thing, it still means the world to her, all while he ended up doing a lot of backstabbing. But in the end only the strong survive in this war. At least this time around Kotarou knows what he's doing and now the day of reckoning has come. One more episode left to go.
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          • #50
            Episode 24 (Finale)

            The promise has been fulfilled.

            Once again, Kotarou failed to stop the song, but this time Kagari is hanging on and at her request, he slays this incarnation, all while confessing his love in her parting moments. So in the end, the world turned into a tundra, but the area around the city is protected by a barrier. Some time after, the girls come to get Kotarou out of the tree and they take a trip to the moon to meet up with Kagari again. Pretty much, there was a lot of stuff going on here, but in the end Kotarou accomplished something even if it isn't exactly the most desirable result, more so than what a single guy is expected to do.

            Overall, this show is pretty disappointing for an adaptation of a Key visual novel. That said, this season is a huge improvement over the first as it adapts straight from the source material and as such, the storytelling is much improved over the first season. The emotional impact is there, and the concept of having things play out like the visual novel with those decisions is a nice touch. However, the pacing of this season felt rushed, especially the Moon arc seeing that it opted to only go 11 episodes and the show didn't have as much depth as I would have liked. Not to mention, most of the girls have disappeared from this show as it was only about Kotarou and Kagari while the others (except for Kotori) are relegated to minor characters. In the end, the show accomplished what it sets out to do, but in doing so there was a good amount of compromising and subpar storywriting along the way.

            MAL Rating: *******---
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            • #51
              Re: Episode 24 (Finale)

              That was kinda sad. Koutaro did all that shit but ended up having to kill Kagari anyway. Feeling sorry for poor Koutaro. He lost his family, his friends, he betrayed his comrades, he killed his mentor, but ended up killing the one person he didn't want to. Though he did save the planet, but not in the way he wanted to. Poor guy. He still gets Kagari on the moon, but that's not what he really wanted. And after he gets summoned. Damn he looks cool. Lol he becomes a familiar with a mind of its own.

              I liked this season. The prequel was good too, but this felt better. The part on the moon made little sense, but the following part was cool, especially since we got a badass sonuvabitch Koutaro. The strongest parts were where Koutaro was being mean to Kotori after she became a druid. What Koutaro did went beyond mean. It was cruel. She was a little girl who lost her family. Not everyone is as strong as Yasmin to bear through this harshness, yet Koutaro was being so cruel to her. Those emotions, man. Really felt sorry for Kotori. But Koutaro was doing it to keep her away from all this shit to keep her safe. If he really hated her then he wouldn't have told Touka about her. I liked those choices thing they showed where Koutaro chose from a number of options regarding his next step. Those were cool.

              Overall, pretty cool stuff here. Liked the second half 8in particular.
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