Can’t believe there is going to be only one episode left as the story of Kamui would have been so much better as a two or possibly three episode arc to build up the world that Sibyl presented to us in the first season and bring it back slowly here to new and old viewers.
This has been dragged out for far too long and honestly I cannot wait for this season to be over, because it has been very badly written, oddly animated and so many quickly-decided resolutions that we are left with an extremely weak anime season into one of the best first seasons I have ever seen in the genre of sci-fi. It is sad to see.
Now that Kamui and his team have begun their infiltration into a subway station and the public safety bureau closing in I was very surprised how much better this episode was than the rest of the series. It was fast-paced and avoided leaving Akane behind– she knows of Togane’s plan with his mother and she isn’t going to sit idly by.
The unsettlingly relationship between Akane and Togane is making for a decent confrontation between the two of them as it sets up him as the antagonist rather than Kamui. It might be an under-developed turn of events to do but this could be what might save this series from complete failure since the beginning– in other words a rushed ending.
We’ve seen very little of the original cast– Ginoza, Yayoi and Karanomori and are interrupted by a new set of characters that look like they may get killed off by the end here as they’ve had no development either which if handled correctly could work out well for a 1-cour series such as this one.
On the plus side at least Kougami showed up again regardless if it was Akane envisioning him and I am glad that the opening by Ling Tosite Sigure is really good.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 3/10