What’s the show? Seven Senses of the Re’Union, Episode 11.
So what happens in this the second-to-last episode of the series? You know, it’s never a good sign when I read that question I sit for a good five minutes wondering what did actually happen…
Oh boy. And it’s not that anything bad happened, oh no, then at least I’d have something to talk about but I just feel like there was so little point to the previous three episodes which had been something of a mini-arc for bringing Nozomi back into Subaru and almost all of it could have been resolved with people just talking to each other and not acting all melodramatic. But it’s not even the good type of melodrama, I mean sure there was some decent visually interesting stuff with Nozomi going evil (mostly the costume if I’m honest) but everything else was at a disservice to the real plot of the show.
And is there any of that “plot” that you keep wanting to come back into focus? A little bit—like right at the start in the ‘real world’ Haruto, Satsuki and Takanori meet a member of Gnosis who can use the “senses” from the game in real life and does so by fluctuating the flow of time. And it’s probably more interesting than the rest of the episode but takes up all of two minutes before the opening credits then the rest of the show is Nozomi being evil and emo about how the boy she likes doesn’t like her back.
I thought you said you were going to stop complaining about the ‘romance’ aspect of the show? Did I? I don’t remember that and as I’ve said multiple times I don’t have a problem with the way the romance aspect is handled, these are kids dealing with messy feelings of course it’s going to be dumb and melodramatic but this isn’t the show I thought I was getting into based on the first few episodes. We didn’t need three episodes dedicated to Nozomi’s ~struggles~ with her feelings for Takanori. Just like we didn’t need however many multiple were spent on Satsuki’s feelings for Haruto and Takanori’s feelings for Asahi. Condense it down and spend an equal amount of time on the actually interesting parts, even if it had been 50/50 that would have been an improvement, whereas it’s been more like 75/25 in favour of the romance stuff for more than half the season.
If I do my math right that means it has in-fact been 50/50, it’s just the earlier episodes were more plot heavy whereas the later ones were more romance? Such are the perils of watching week-to-week I suppose. But seeing as how we’re at the penultimate episode of the series and we spend 15+ minutes on making Nozomi feel better about how Takanori didn’t notice her when they were elementary school aged it just feels like it’s poorly dispersed. If this had happened around episode 9 and been confined to one maybe two episodes it would have been so much better!
There you go again, pretending like you know how to make an anime better than a bunch of qualified professionals… I never said I was an expert, I was just giving my suggestions, damn it!
Fine fine, so anything else you wanted to add? Not really, the episode ends on a cliff-hanger with Haruto being shot by a partially brainwashed Asahi and I’m guessing some sort of time travel shenanigans will quickly retcon this next time. But here’s hoping the next episode can deliver a satisfying conclusion of sorts and if not, well, at least the girls in this show were pretty to look at?
Previous Seven Senses of the Re’Union Reviews:
Haruto and Asahi’s High School Re’Union – Episode 1 Review
Ghost In The Machine – Episode 2 Review
Promises Beyond The Grave – Episode 3 Review
The Shape of Love – Episode 4 Review
Reviving The Past – Episode 5 Review
Easy Mode – Episode 6 Review
Unjust Desserts – Episode 7 Review
Prophets and Losses – Episode 8 Review
Under The Influence – Episode 9 Review
Bad Girls Have The Best Outfits – Episode 10 Review
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