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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 24 (Finale)

    Looking back, moving forward.

    So it ends with Veronica sacrificing herself in her atonement for her misguided revenge, and with some help from Free, who made quick work of Griff with Wolfram's help. Marlya was able to reach out to the Divine Beast as such sent it back to where it came from. And then a long rebuild of the town commences, but before that Marlya is back in Suna to mourn her best friend's death as she vows to move on into the future. That was a solid way to end this, though Veronica's death just felt cheap and things would have been much better if she had survived. Anyway, it ended the way it's supposed to do given everything that has happened.

    Overall, while this show is great on the technical side of things, the storywriting and plot have big problems that were on display in the first half, but mostly cleaned up in the second half. P.A. Works continues to deliver with high quality animation, while the soundtrack is amazing, the action scenes are great, and the characters have decent development. But on the flipside, this show is plagued by poor pacing and trying to bite on more than it could chew as the first half really dragged, leading to a second half that was rushed and wouldn't need to be if the first half didn't drag. But above all, this show was so hard to follow, which became less of a problem in the second half as the much-needed break was used well. In any case, this is a show that will turn many viewers away with its first half, while those who made it through are in for a satisfying second half.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 23

    Everything must go.

    The Divine Beast has been revived, and its desire is to restore balance by destroying everything. That's exactly what it's doing there turning everything in its path into dust, and Bellwood accepted his fate just like that as he and his followers saw this as being sacrifices for a cause. As it turns out, Marlya realizes that the beast is being controlled and made to do all this destruction. Seeing that it's quickly approaching the palace where the people go to for shelter that the situation has become dire. While that's happening, Nein defeats Liscar after a tough battle, and then Free defeats Wolfram but spares him knowing that Wolfram is being misguided. That proves to pay off as now he teams up with Free to fight Griff. One more episode left, and while the storytelling has largely been a mess, at least the last few episodes have been good and hopefully it can end in proper fashion.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 22

    Better late than hate.

    And the time has come for Marlya, Veronica, and Ray Dawn to settle things once and for all between the three fairy possessed survivors of the Suna blaze, where it's revealed that Ray Dawn burned down the village hoping to avoid what is about to happen believing that this power belongs in history. Ray Dawn is a sitting duck with his injuries, but Marlya did what she could to protect him. It took awhile, but Veronica finally realized that killing Ray Dawn out of revenge resolves nothing. But there's not much time to relax as Griff has kidnapped Ray Dawn and is using his fairy possession to revive the Divine Beast. Quite a nice way to resolve their differences, though it was pretty obvious that this was going to happen. And now, the time of reckoning has arrived.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 21

    Listen to humans, not fairies.

    Now that all three fairy possessors are gathered in the same town, and the prime minister is killed that Marco's plan is in the final stages, all while Marlya, Veronica, and Ray Dawn are approaching things differently that's going to cause problems if things go unresolved as they all got targets on their heads. Lots of info dumping here, but unlike earlier in the series this one is laid out well and is much easier to understand. It won't be long before Marlya and Veronica try and make up their differences.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 20

    Back to where it all began.

    It's back to Suna where things are finally getting out there. It turns out there's one more survivor in Olek, but he doesn't have fairy possession. This coming after Marco anticipated their moves and left with all the fairy weapons. And then Wolfram learns about Marlya's fairy possession making her a target since a fairy possessed person is needed to revive the Divine Beast, which is a manmade spirit the people of Tupal lost control of. Lots of info dumping here, but it's great to finally make sense of just about everything.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 19

    The beast is about to be unleashed.

    Even though Ozz's fairy is in Michel, it still is in control of its mind that allows Marlya to expel it from his body, so that was quickly settled. However, now that the whole tome is in the Ministry's hands that they are about to summon the Divine Beast, a monstrosity that destroyed an ancient civilization. So now that the prime minister has been alerted about what just transpired that it's clear who they need to target, and that's Marco. So it's onto the final stretch as something quite big is about to happen.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 18

    Ratting the mafia out.

    So Dorothea has gotten two of the pieces back from Gui Carlin execs, but there still is Eajay that has chapter nine. As such, Eajay flees to an abandoned castle where he has assembled an army of rats that he made to build this fairy soldier army. But Dorothea fought them off and Free puts Eajay out of his misery. The of course there would be somebody waiting to do all the hard work just so the could swipe it from them, and that's exactly what Wolfram does. But also showing up is Michel and he's using Ozz's fairy, whick makes for quite a surprising development. Dorothea was warned that somebody else was after the tome, and one of them just struck.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 17

    Don't let it fall into the wrong hands.

    More revelations are being made as Damien just so happens to be a descendant of the Black Fairy Tome author, but only Dorothea's director Nein knows about it per Damien's request. His family has attempted to destroy it realizing just how dangerous it is in the wrong hands. And then he tells her that there's another party besides Gui Carlin after the tome, and it would be really bad news if it falls in their hands. And so the search continues with Gui Carlin members being raided, all while Marlya and Free keep Damien safe. Marlya sure looks more mature here seeing that she was just a crybaby, but now she's committed to doing what she needs to do. While it is known that there someone out there who they need to keep the tome away at all costs, it hasn't exactly been revealed who that is.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 16

    Battle for the book.

    A chapter of the Black Fairy Tome was found in a port island city, and there's a lot of fighting for it as Eajey got there first, while Veronica and Damien are also going after it, and as well as Bitter Sweet and Patricia. Seeing that Eajey is quite a formidable fighter that Veronica and Bitter Sweet team up to take it form him, but even that's not enough. And then some truths are revealed. Lots of stuff going on here as now that the real book is starting to surface that there are a lot of battles going on to possess it.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 15

    Searching for answers.

    And now, Dorothea is back with their next mission is to round up what's left of Arcame, and one of the guys tells them about Christoph Rahm, would have been the next king of Ledrad after the king killed himself. Apparently, he tipped off Diese about the secret passage, but there's no knowing that for sure as he was found dead with Axel the one apparently killing him after being denied an opportunity to work for Liscar. That's an interesting mystery going on here as there's definitely a lot of tension and shady dealings going on.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 14

    Found and lost, again.

    Now that it's clear why Marlya and Veronica are the way they are, they meet again as Veronica is hellbent on killing Ray Dawn as revenge for setting Suna ablaze. But those plans are derailed when an explosion takes out the bridge as she was hoping to get on board and kill him on the spot. And then lots of fighting breaks out there with Free and Wolfram going at it, all while Marlya tries to talk Veronica out of her revenge, but that fails again as she just wanders off. And some pretty big revelations about Veronica are made there as she was rescued by a descendant of the tome's creator, and that she underwent fairy possession by accident. Quit a lot of conflicting feelings going on here as Marlya and Veronica just are too far apart for reconciliation.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 13

    When Marlya met Veronica.

    To begin the second half, it's a backstory that tells Marlya's story and how she came to be, as well as how her friendship with Veronica turned sour. She was an orphan right off the bat as her parents died not long after she was born, and being marked a cursed child that she was an outcast. But her outlook changed when she met Veronica. And then everything went to hell when Suna village was burned with Ray Dawn being the one orchestrating the attack. But thanks to Jurgens and Monika sacrificing themselves and Veronica helping get Marlya out that she survived. Where things went wrong is that Veronica has lived to get revenge on Ray Dawn, while Marlya doesn't buy the vengeance angle of things.

    That's one of the better episodes of this show that has done a poor job in building Marlya's character, and I felt that this episode should have happened much sooner as being kept in the dark throughout the first half made this hard to watch. This break was certainly much-needed as the first half just felt like P.A. Works was trying to play catch-up. But with more time to put together this that it looks like it's paying off, at least for one episode and hopefully moving forward, things continue to improve as the techinal aspects are great, but the storywriting has been a mess.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 12 (To be continued in October)

    Powerless to stop him.

    Just when things were looking bleak, Marlya and Free were determined to turn the tide. Free shows off his swordsmanship there against Liscar, all while Diese was in for a nasty surprise just when he thinks there's nothing standing in his way between him and the throne as Ray Dawn shows out and shows just how weak Diese really is compared to him. So with that, the battle is won and Dorothea defended the castle. Quite a battle that was with a lot of twists and turns going on, which is a solid way to end the first half of this series that will continue into the fall. It's mostly action here, but at least it's better than trying to tell a story that's too hard to follow. While it hasn't been sound storywise, the visuals and especially the soundtrack are great as I look forward to continuing this show after a break. I'm hoping that the second half improves on a lot of problem areas this show has.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 11

    Fighting over fairies.

    And just like that, all hell breaks loose with Diese firing the first shot by declaring their independence from Zesskia. It?s total chaos out there, and HQ for Dorothea had to be evacuated. But things just go terribly wrong for them as the rebellion is just a diversion so that the emperor could become a sitting duck as that?s what Diese?s true goals are seeing that he wants to break the monopoly on artificial fairies. What Liscar said there at the end pretty much sums things up as while the castle had survived all those wars, that?s nothing but history and that?s not exactly going to help them this time around. One more episode left before this show goes on break until the fall.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 10

    Not strong enough.

    After Ozz is killed, Marlya becomes a huge crybaby again blaming herself for letting it happen. So she ends up visiting her former boss Jingle, who leads a mafia, and he wants her to return, but Marlya is quite steadfast in wanting to remain with Dorothea. Her pet peeve is that she doesn't want people dying for her sake, but Free lets her know that what Dorothea is doing isn't that, but as comrades they pick each other up, all while letting her know to keep going after Veronica. Marlya sure does get emotional, but this just pushed her over the edge. But Free and company are exactly who she needs when things go rough. Two more episodes before the show goes on break, and things are going to get chaotic with war about to break out.

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