The eleventh episode of To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts is intense, eventful, and crucial: Will Cain’s vision be fulfilled or will the Government stop him? Who has the most logical motives, the military or the Incarnates? This episode gave birth to numerous queries, so allow me to be more specific!
The events continue from where they were left off: Claude is ready to show his BDSM side to Hank in order to gain information, yet SOMEHOW his common sense returns. So, he decides to collaborate with him, in order to destroy the recently found fortress of Cain. After all, this little man decides to act smart. Meanwhile, countless soldiers are dead by Miles’ arrows. The Centaur Incarnate is the most lunatic we’ve seen so far and I can honestly say that I’m terrified of him. As a doctor, he knows exactly how important it is to ruin someone’s psychology and that’s exactly what he does: not only he butchers the masses, he also adds crazy-talk, monstrous screams, AND immortality… Oh, come on! It was hard enough with Cain being unbeatable, why add Miles too?
The future appears to be dark for humanity, since Incarnates alongside with humans are ready to give their best in order to claim back what they think they’ve lost. Yet, it’s not explained how and why humans are working alongside Cain and his death-machines. Does he pay them? Do they agree with his vision? I hope we’ll find out soon. Moving on though, Schaal is STILL boring and dull and I lost all my hopes for some proper character development of hers, whilst Hank seems less powerful than he used to be. Maybe he’s thinking other alternatives for putting an end to this madness?
The Centaur: Miles’ backstory is very alluring and somehow touched me. This doctor was trying his best to heal everyone, only to see them dead the next day… It must have been devastating… So, when he grabbed the chance to go into the battlefield, he had a good cause: to protect his soldiers. Yet, the crazy eyes were present the whole time, so I’m not surprised that he ended up been a total psycho. I’m sure his part in the rest of the story will be extremely crucial and for some reason I think that Cain might turn against him.
Insensitivity: While soldiers were losing their lives, the strategist was… calmly checking the hour. It drives me crazy how the superiors don’t even think about the souls that are lost right in front of them… He might have been the biggest monster of them all, since he seems to not value human life at all.
Facts & Trivia
Names and Symbolism: Cain’s new last name is *Drums solo* Madhouse! Are you curious about why the main villain of the series has a last name that refers to another famous anime production studio? Well, many MAPPA Studio workers used to work for Madhouse and they left due to studio problems… So, here’s your answer!
I can’t believe that this is supposed to be the penultimate episode. It feels like the action has just began and we finally got attached to some of the characters. I finally feel like I’m into the story and I’m actually interested about what’s gonna happen. I can’t believe that all the remaining events will fit into just a single episode and, if they do, it will be a fatal error for this series. I don’t understand why the army decided to attack while everyone was into the fortress, instead of waiting for them to come out. If everyone keeps acting without thinking, I sense that victory for Cain is approaching…
‘We’ll do whatever it takes…’
What do you think about military’s attack and their strategy? Do you think we’ll get to see a second season or all the events will be rushed to fit in the last episode? I can’t wait to read your opinion here, in MANGA.TOKYO!
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast