Only a few minutes before 2010 rolls around on the East Coast and a few hours before Midwest and a few more for West Coast! If you are not spending time with anyone or not many people and still have a little bit ear time, this episode is for you!
It’s 10:55 in length so it’s rather long. You’ve been warned!
This Episode: Ray talks about Canaan’s plots, Gundam 00 and the real thing to focus on for men for that show, Scientific Railgun (great animation with the rain scene) and Kimi no Todoke. Ray is being his clumsy, fast-talking self, of course.
(Just recorded this 1 hour 20 minutes ago…Busy, busy…)
As the last of the summer season winds down, I can’t help but recall different endings to different shows with a sense of fondness and in a few years from now, when Anime Diet shall become a huge multinational conglomerate in the world of fandom, I shall recall the summer of 2009 with nostalgia.
Canaan ended and I breathed a sigh as if finishing a long and great thrill ride of a movie. The movie had action, drama, pathos, emotional firework; gun firework; personality and agenda clashes; love, hate, sadness, humor, triumph, defeat…There has been so many things happening in this show that I sat breathlessly on the edge of my seat sometimes and staring at the screen in disbelief at other times; from almost overtly complex plots to superhuman abilities; from great drama to over the top acting; from colorful characters to messianic stereotypes. So much has happened in this show.
The showdown between Alphard and Canaan (or is it really, Canaan Alpha and Canaan Beta) continues. In the last episode, we saw that it was probably impossible to save Maria from a certain death. Well, guess what? Yun Yun does have a superpower after all – it’s the power of not giving up. Somehow, she jumps off the train, chases down the sections left behind, saves Maria, who weights as much as she does, by carrying her on her back and saves the day. I didn’t know having two appendixes makes one a super fast runner and endurance athlete!
As Canaan experiences the near loss of Maria, she understands something. She’s been out of the past for a long while now thanks to Maria, who isn’t her light (messiah) exactly, but a good friend that accepts her and supports her. It’s an old concept and can be added as extra cheese sometimes, but in this case, thanks to Maria’s strong character, this support is firm and not flimsy. Canaan no longer needs someone to be her light; she finds the strength just knowing that someone compassionate cares for her, which is enough for her to become invincible.
Alphard loses the fight; she realizes what Siam meant when he called her not by the name “Canaan”, but by the name “Alphard”. It’s a bright and the strong existence but lonely. Alphard is at the top of the game, but she’s also alone. Wanting nothing else but away from her past shadows, she has been doing her very best to become the top and in her pursuit of being the one, she loses her feelings, emotions and caring. In the end, she has no real allies but people whom obey her out of fear.
After all, Alphard never got rid of the past and that’s why she has been trying to kill Canaan. But ultimately, Canaan, who has moved on, is stronger.
Alphard falls into the water below.
Maria is saved.
Minoru goes to the bar and shuts the TV off and mourns for the loss of his friends in the adventure by awkwardly talking about missing Hakko’s nice butt.
As the Maria and Minoru rides in the Taxi driver’s car, the almost pointless Anime idol’s slow song sends them off with a hint of longing and sadness, in addition to a gladness of flying home. It just fits everything so perfectly all of a sudden.
As for the rest, please view it on your own. It’s best just savored and not spoiled.
Additional notes: Wondering what happened to Cummings? Watch and be surprised!
Seeing some kind of not-so-smooth and less-than-wonderful harmony between the two terrorists – Krauser II from Detroit Metal City (Detroit Metal City) and Liang Qi from the Snake (Canaan), the Diet 3 decided to host an invitation-only underground event underground Shibuya, where the two jammed live. Some “live footage” is below
Was Krauser II too slow? Nah, he was performing so fast that the footage could only record his residual finger movements. Liang, on the other hand, used her normal speed because she felt that was enough to catch up to Krauser’s rhythm. Crazy woman, eh?
Liang VS Krauser: “Get some!” “Rape!” “Get some!” “Rape!” “Get some!” “Rape!” Both went warp speed, of course!
As the terrorists utter their words of destruction in harmony, the audience was thrilled into exploding.
Of course, Krauser won the battle and raped Liang. Of course, even though it did sound like Liang kept up pretty well.
Oh my. How long has it been since I actually blogged about anime? Well, here’s a look at the four most promising shows I’ve seen so far this season: SHAFT’s Bakemonogatari, the successor to Higuarshi—Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, Nasu’s new turn CANAAN, and thebloggerfangirlfavorite so far, Sora no Manimani.