The tenth episode of To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts was interesting, and it made up for the previous disaster. Finally, everyone starts to use their minds and the story moves forward. Let’s take a closer look and see what happened!
After the previous events, where Hank fell off a MASSIVE cliff, he appears to be warm and cozy in a cave. With Schaal. And a fire… I don’t know how to respond to that, since it doesn’t make any sense AT ALL. Did he land straight into the cave? Probably not. Did Schaal carried this huge guy into the cave by herself? Very unlikely. Plus, how did she find him? Does she have some sort of GPS attached on him? Nothing about this whole situation felt logical, so I’m not gonna spend more time on this and I’ll assume that a miracle just occurred in this anime’s universe.
While Hank was in the cave, he had a very vivid dream about Elaine. Oh, they must have been so cute together and I’m sad that we’ll never get the chance to see them as a couple. Meanwhile, everything between him and Schaal feels very romantic (even though she promised to kill him if he loses his soul) and I don’t wanna see them fall in love, since Hank’s feelings are party caused by her similarity to his deceased love. Moving onto the battlefield though, Garm is killed by Hank while Claude appears to have changed his mind a little and is probably open to a conversation.
Battle: Garm must have been a great human being before he permanently turned into a beast. I’m shocked that he’s the guy who had a minor pre-crush on Schaal. Till the very last moment, I was hoping that the two wolves will talk about their friendship and even that Garm might change his mind about his loyalty towards Cain. But no… It’s a shame that so many interesting Incarnates disappear from this show.
Dreams: Hank’s dream about Elaine was heartbreaking. It’s grievous that she’s gone forever and I don’t see how he’ll ever be able to move on.
Memories: The flashback parts made me furious about war’s barbaric nature. So many souls are lost every day, while the ones who make it out alive are never the same. They’re traumatised and changed for ever.
I wanna start the Comments section with the following statement: Is this series only gonna last for 12 episodes? It feels like the story has a long way ahead until it’s properly unfolded and I don’t understand how all the remaining events will fit in 50 minutes. It feels like we’re in the midpoint of the plot, not the end. I’m almost sure that we’ll get to see a second season of this promising anime. Moving on though, I have to admit that I sincerely enjoyed this episode. Schaal’s character development is quite interesting and she finally shows some nerve. She’s more mature and smart now, yet she hasn’t lost her (ultra) sensitive side. Maybe I have things to wait out of her and she doesn’t feel like a dead weight anymore…
In conclusion, I’m satisfied that Roy died just how he wanted: during a fair fight. Anyhow (and even though I mostly enjoy this anime so far), it’s not good enough for MAPPA Studios. I hope for two phenomenal episodes and for a second season, because they have to make it up to us. The manga is great and it doesn’t deserve to be rushed or not properly explained.
‘Have I fulfilled my oath?…’
Do you think that Schaal will turn into an ultimate badass? Will Hank change his mind about vanishing the remaining Incarnates? Till next episode is aired, I can’t wait to read your opinion here, in MANGA.TOKYO!
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast