At last the conclusion is here. I admit I wish this series was more than 2-cour– it truly is a wonderful fantasy setting with mature themes wrapped around the tokusatsu genre. Amemiya is able to mix these elements together without being flimsy.
So it looks like I was on the mark about German. It’s great that this series didn’t wrap up right after Leon’s fight against the stereotypical final form Mendoza.
World domination in fantasy series have been beaten to death over the years but I have to hand it to creator Keita Amemiya in writing about a world with so much intrigue behind it. I say this because the ending here lightly touches on the Horror’s realm right towards the gate. Mendoza trapped inside of it after German sacrifices himself has me wondering if we will get to see that world eventually in another season or the feature film that was announced.
The voice acting in this is incredibly solid– Takaya Hashi pulls off a wonderfully displaced Makai Alchemist turned villainous god desperately wanting to survive at the end of this! Seriously! This and Kemonozume‘s Jin Kakinoki are probably my favorite roles he’s ever done– he’s really scary. He would do justice as the antagonist of Urasawa’s Pluto. If that ever gets made.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10