What’s the show? Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, Episode 11.
As I recall, last week you said that this episode would continue on from the events of that episode? Were you accurate in your prediction? Nope! It’s like none of it happened at all!
Oh, that’s bad though isn’t it? Well not bad exactly, just unexpected—though this is Last Period we’re talking about ‘unexpected’ is part of its modus operandi!
So what’s this episode about then? Wiseman accept a job that Haru and his team passed on because it was too dangerous only for Wiseman to get kidnapped by the selfish Mayor of a walled village who has in his position a Spiral of unimaginable size and power! Upon learning of their rival’s being kidnapped Haru and co leap to their rescue only to get caught up in all sorts of outlandish and wild shenanigans in the best Last Period fashion!
So is it among the best Last Period episodes? It’s got more in common with the earlier episodes, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing… it’s just the show kind of feels like it’s evolved past this at this point. I’d call it a return to form but I prefer this show when it’s being experimental. That’s not to say it doesn’t have ~elements~ of that, sprinkled throughout there’s various call-backs to previous episodes as well as a bit of meta-humour here and there but the story is a bit lacking, what it’s not lacking though is character.
How do you mean? The character interactions are as good as they’ve ever been and with the focus being on rescuing Wiseman it’s quite clear the show knows how great the rival trio is—much like with Episode 9 more Wiseman = more good times for all!
Back to the plot of the episode, how does that resolve itself? It ends on a cliffhanger! But a proper one this time, I even checked the preview for the next episode (which I never do) and the storyline does indeed continue into the season finale next episode!
And how do you feel about that? Eh~ more Last Period is always a good thing but I won’t lie and say I’m not just a little bit disappointed that this particular storyline is going to continue into the next episode too as it’s pretty weak. I’m sure they’ll be plenty of humorous moments and great character interactions, but that’s all I’m looking forward to with regards to the final episode. I haven’t gone cold on the show—far from it—I just think it could have done a lot more with it’s penultimate episode.
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Categories: Spring 2018 Anime