My feelings are quite mixed about this episode. On one hand, we finally got a decent storyline and, despite delay, now everything makes sense. On the other hand though, it wasn’t as emotional and moving as it should be -considering the fact that it’s the penultimate. But, the main characters finally entered Lost, and all the riddles are ready to be solved!
Finally, after countless meaningless episodes, not only we got an interesting scenario, but we finally got to see Lost. This episode was a little bland, compared to the previous one. The actual story was good, but the flashbacks were kinda boring and unnecessary. I mean, we remember all these happenings since they occurred recently. It felt like the production rushed to fill the episode and gave us a rushed repetition, instead of new revelations about the main hero’s past. On the bright side though, the beloved thief-group came back and I’m really happy to see them. Lost is nicely designed and I think there is an improvement in animation, alongside with more decent music and sound effects. I expected Suzuna’s death to be more melodramatic and I was kinda hoping we would see more about her past but, hey, it’s AFTERLOST, after all…
Surreal: The journey towards Lost was surreal, magical, and dreamy. The smooth fall in the void alongside the calm floating and the broken surroundings, amazed me! It was as good as it should be. Cheers!
Suzuna: To be honest, I never considered Suzuna one of the main villains, since her short appearance in the first episode kinda convinced me for that. For what I said, it’s not a big surprise for me that she eventually used to be a victim of Lacuna as well and that she wanted to take revenge. The hole in the whole story though are her foretelling abilities. Didn’t she see what was coming? Didn’t she know that she would end up dead? If so, maybe it was a suicide after all, considering the fact that she said ‘That’s what I worth’.
Daichi: Seriously? What was that? So, apparently, Daichi turned into a ghost made out of pc codes with a physical substance… It is even more messed than it sounds… I literally lack in finding words appropriate enough to describe this ‘thing’. It was the most disappointing part of the whole episode in my opinion -but still, funny as hell.
The final battle is here and it will be interesting. Daichi’s new, ‘matrix’ form, left me speechless, since I didn’t see that coming. I have to declare that watching Taiyo choking a human-shaped pc code made me laugh harder than it should. Who came up with this idea? It’s not strange for people to turn into super computers when it comes to sci-fi, but I’ve never seen a cloud of 0s and 1s being beaten up. However, I really enjoyed the portrayal of Lost’s entrance and it seems that this place hypnotizes humans and make them relive the moments they regret the most. I am looking forward to learning something new about the other universe, because there is a huge lack of information about it.
I am glad for all the reappearances, though I must confess that I cannot remember the blue-haired hacker girl. I don’t recall seeing her in the anime at all. When it comes to Suzuna, it’s pretty sad that her death had no impact on the plot and that we didn’t get a chance to learn her backstory, because it seems very interesting. In conclusion, I think the finale will be mind blowing with many twists and revelations, and hopefully it will answer the remaining questions.
‘A simple life would be good…’
The penultimate episode was interesting but it didn’t meet my expectations. I am looking forward to a dope finale. Is this the real form of Yuki’s father and that’s why Taiyo manages to touch him? How will Takuya return from Lost? The time for answers has arrived! What are your guesses for the finale?
Shoumetsu Toshi (AFTERLOST)
Spring 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast