Episode 5 of To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts was so full of action that I couldn’t have asked for more. It was full of battles, morals, and flashbacks. Wanna know more?
In this episode, Hank, Schaal, and Liza, visit a chaotic city that is dwelled by outlaws, prostitutes, and thieves. This place is terrorized by Topher, a tough Incarnate, who took justice in his own hands by murdering every single criminal. The problem is the city is now inhabited by criminals… So, Topher has to be stopped before he dies by exhaustion since he’ll have to vanish the whole place.
We witnessed many bitter scenes. This episode was more mature and dark than the previous ones. Though, let me be more specific. First off all, the residents seem to be more afraid of the… military, instead of the murderous monster. It’s a common human behavior, since people prefer to avoid a small problem now, even if it means they’ll have to deal with a huge (and more deadly) one tomorrow. So, to avoid possible arrests, they chose to keep their mouth shut and not help the military. It’s a stupid, dangerous logic.
We also saw Cain’s comeback -and I have to admit that his style has improved. We ALMOST saw Liza’s boobs. We had a heartbreaking flashback and Schaal’s kidnapping. Yeap, truly a full episode!
Flashback: Hank’s flashback made me sad, since it made me realize that he’s in a rush to finish his mission to kill himself and find Elaine… Schaal’s resemblance to his lost love gives him strength to continue.
Comeback: Guess who’s back… Cain has a powerful spider Incarnate, a creepy lolita-style little girl. I sincerely hope to see more of him in the next episodes.
Downblouse: Andy, because he grew up in a city full of prostitutes, has almost no respect for women. When he saw Liza’s decollete, he ripped it off immediately, giving us a funny scene and food for thought.
Themes & Trivia
Justice: Topher played God and took justice in his own hands. Many people, when they think that the government won’t punish criminals, would take matters in their own hands. It rarely ends well, since innocents are injured or killed in the process, like in Timothy Chandler’s or Matthew McLain’s case. Justice isn’t always fair, but everyday people take the law in their hands, things usually turn out for the worse. So, think twice before acting.
This episode was melancholic. From the very first minutes we saw a rotten and abandoned town where happiness was absent and the atmosphere was dark and pessimistic… The events helped me understand the main characters even more and it left me wanting for more.
‘Don’t let your powers take over your soul…’
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts seems to improve by the episode and it’s building up to something very worthy! Do you believe the same? I can’t wait to read your opinion here, in MANGA.TOKYO!
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast