Sigh (and how many times did I start a review for this show with a “sigh”?).
I wasn’t really surprised when they didn’t have a 10 minute shoot out between Nadie and Rosenberg. I really wasn’t even though I actually prayed for it. But see, somewhere deep inside me, I really wished that they would have one. I thought for the end of this series and trilogy, they would at least want to reward the action fans (read: me) who have stuck to their guns and followed this show to the end, hoping against hope for a miracle – a spectacular shoot out reminiscent of Noir, please please, just one episode (the Winnebago episode doesn’t even come close to the standard of Noir).
My heart was racing when it looked like the showdown between Nadie/Elis and Rosenberg will be a brilliant gun fight sequence laced with magic and explosions, and you know what?
Instead we got what a lot of
panting yuri fangirls want – Nadie gently holding Elis’ hands and letting the combined power of Sailor Nadie and the often clueless Sailor Elis defeat Rosenberg. How sweet! In the name of Love and Justice, we’ll punish you!
I was chanting: “Moon…heart…gorgeous…Yuri…SHOT!” And that’s when the gun went off.
Of course Rosenberg goes down.
Then Jody narrates that their journey is finally coming to an end.
THE END. PLEASE.
Oh no, there’s more???
I was severely tempted to purposely cut this review into 2 posts to parallel what they did. I mean, it’s simply anti-climatic!
There’s going to be an episode 26! Why? The boss is dead, the Winan Marka/Palace of Doom/Fortress of Darkness/whatever cliched place is destroyed because of explosions, and Nadie and Elis win the day! Yay! So what? If they didn’t drag this show out so far they could’ve ended it all back in episode 24! With the epilogue nice and short but tells us everything we need to know!
This is the same feeling I got after reading Lord of the Ring Trilogy books. Sure, it was kind of fun seeing the hobbits going home and cleaning up their hometown, but the bottom line is, I really couldn’t careless about that! The world is saved! And it’s a fantasy story! Let me savor the moment and leave me with a good taste in my mouth! No, in real world it’s not that clean and clear cut, but folks, this ISN’T the real world! It’s anime!!! The realism would’ve been fine had they ended it on episode 25. But no, they’re going to clean up everything in a full 22-minute episode 26.
Maybe some of you would say, well isn’t that wonderful? We get to really learn about everything! Well, someone please enlighten me what else is there to learn? We know who killed the doc, we know why Rosenberg did what he did, and we know that Nadie and Elis + Jody are going to have a
three-some great life-long friendship and Ricardo and Lilio are probably going to continue bounty hunting…Oh right, Lilio appears to be a witch, too, just like Jody. So what? How does that even matter besides the fact that the Chairwoman can channel through her?
Leaving some of these tidbits unexplained is often the charm and maybe even the saving grace of mediocre shows – these things can make them cult favorites, which means more interests will be generated. To me, continuing on with another episode just to make it a full 26 episode is very unwise. Now the show will surely turn into a yuri-for-women hunger drive. It could’ve been a cult favorite with a large base of yuri fan girls, but now it’ll probably be a yuri fangirl’s pleasure watch.
I wish I were shot with that bullet which killed Rosenberg.
Well, good news
fangirls folks, I guess for those who wants to look back and savor the journey Nadie and Elis has been taking can situate yourselves in front of the TV for 22 minutes of non-stop dialogue (obviously that’s only a guess) that will probably explain everything that we’ve already learned and/or guessed 10 episodes back. But at least we get to see more Nadie spending precious time with Elis, oh and, don’t forget to add Jody to the lovefest.
I’m not even going to recommend this episode, except the part where Nadie struggled on pulling the trigger and shooting Elis. If I were to watch this episode again (yeah right), I would watch 5 minutes in the beginning, then watch the scene where Elis begs Nadie to shoot her, and then watch Rosenberg goes down.
THE END. No really, my reviews for El Cazador at least ends here unless they do something really surprising or beyond my wildest imagination for episode 26. But I doubt it.
7 thoughts on “El Cazador 25 – Please just end it here…Oh wait, there’s MORE?”
Every week, I think this show cannot possibly get any worse…and every week, it proves me wrong.
I kinda gave up on the ep once Rosenberg cosplayed as a priest and stopped paying attention. But I liked the Japanese version of El Cazador. The only good thing about the episode.
Still holding out for some actual girl on girl action in this show. I don’t care about gunfight, but PLEASE, a kiss, or something.
man the more reviews i read from you the more worthless i think of you. We got rambo/Drew Carey doing these reviews. Nothing but an action whore and worthless comedian. Stopping at 25 would of made so many more anime fans pissed because 99.9% of fans want character closure. I cant tell you how many sites i see with ppl ranting omg whats this what happen who did that where did they go ect. The second half of this anime was freaking amazing which brings me to my next point. There are plenty of animes that dont do shit untill the last 3 ep and the character development got even better which was my main prob with this series. One thing i rly rly wished was more Nadie character background and a bit more development but one thing i did enjoy about her character was she was unpredictable. When a scene came up where you said to ur self “aw man here it comes Nadie is gonna f some1 up then she trips over something and ur like ….wtf. Or when ur like “oh great Ellis comes to save the day again then nadie pulls it off, she wasnt ur typical girls with guns badass character. Only an action/hentai whore of a reviewer would be upset with this anime cuts they dont get to see cartoon tits and guns fights every 10 min, man go smoke some weed and relax while listening to this fantastic sound track that sets the scene and focus more on this story or how about you actually appeciate the LITTLE things in this anime for 1 example, many times during this anime even though she wasnt in that scene “Blue-Eyes” would say a sentence or two describing a feeling of that scene or trying show from a different perspective of a certain character ect. And what you need to do is going to anime news network and carefully read the genres. I dont see action anywhere do you?
Genres: adventure, drama, mystery, supernatural
Themes: girls with guns
Age rating: Teenagers (May contain bloody violence, bad language, nudity)
btw my grammer and spelling suck so i dont need any1 to tell me cuz not every1’s first language is english especially when every1 here is watching japanese anime and i dont feel like spell checking on this horrible review board with that being said this is the 1st and last time i come to this single minded and Bias place.
@ GreedoShotFirst: “the more worthless i think of you.”
Son, if you want to pick on someone’s reviews and have solid opinions, as you clearly is capable, that’s fine, but what that sentence says pisses the fuck out of me. Get the fuck out and never come back again, you worthless pig slut! What, you’re too fucking cowardly to leave your email address? I can get it anyway.
BTW, it doesn’t matter what you think.
@ GreedoShotFirst: BTW, I don’t give a shit about your grammar because the more I read your flames the more I think worthless of you anyway. If you don’t understand our style then get the fuck out and stay the fuck out. NOBODY cares what you think here anyway. Do you understand the words that I’m typing down? I’m sure your god-like reviews must be even more worthless than your fake ass email, you chicken shit. Now go fuck yourself and NEVER COME BACK AGAIN!
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