The eighth episode of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts follows the exact same pattern as the previous ones. It’s not something special and nothing new or revealing occurs, though allow me to elaborate more.
I might have said that nothing big takes place, yet there is a deeply touching story about a beautiful Incarnate. This time the military’s pray is a young, gorgeous ex-singer. She used to chant in a bar, though war turned her into a Siren and her mesmerizing voice was transformed into a weapon… However, her soul is still present and she hasn’t lost her sense of logic neither her ability to love. So, do you think that we’ll finally get to see a monster’s happy ending?
Hell no! MAPPA Studio hates us, so the beautiful Siren ends up dead after losing her only friend. She gets killed in a cowardly way and doesn’t even gets a chance to negotiate. By now I’m sure that Cain’s brother is a bigger dumbhead than Cain himself and I can’t wait for Liza and Schaal to turn against him. Like father like son… Plus, no one explains why Cain grew up in an orphanage even though he appears to have a family! I have many questions and I’m hoping for some plot development that’ll finally answers them.
Trice: Trice had an out-of-this-world beauty. I’m not talking only about her looks, but for her pure and bright personality. Her presence is totally this episode’s highlight, since her mermaid-fairy appearance made my eyes turn heart-shape!
Claude: Till now I wasn’t able to fully understand Claude’s character. But, after this episode, I can honestly say that I hate him. End of story!
Facts & Trivia
Do I know You?: This episode made me feel nostalgic for my childhood, but allow me to explain why. Trice’s appearance reminded me of Cornelia, the earth fairy from Italian comics W.I.T.C.H. The similarity is quite obvious when noticing their long, blonde hair and their strong, melancholic blue eyes.
We’re already in the eighth episode and the puzzle is still missing plenty of important pieces. There’s a lack of information about the war or the creation of Incarnates. No one bothers to search for alternates instead of killing them. Plus, we don’t know if someone has the ability to create new ones when the old ones are all gone. Ι’m not satisfied with character development either, since everyone acts pointless and recklessly. Side stories and side characters are more interesting than the main ones, and that’s turning into a problem. I’m hoping to an explanatory episode which focuses on the actual plot this time. Plus, no more death for cute mermaid-fairies please!
‘I wanted to save her…’
I have mixed feelings for this episode, since no matter how I disliked the fact that the main story remained still, I still enjoyed Trice’s tale. What do you think of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts’ course? Is it gonna fall off a cliff or no? Can’t wait to read your comments here, in MANGA.TOKYO!
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast