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What the hell was this episode? I was expecting all kinds of craziness with Ryota being possessed or cursed by a demon or something, and Hiraga with Roberto coming to the rescue to actually witness a true miracle… but no. Instead, Julia came to the rescue and everything was just mediocre.
Japanese Original Episode Title: シンフォニア
Hiraga gets a call: his brother’s condition has worsen since he was away in his last miracle investigation in Italy. We then finally get to see what’s the deal with Ryota’s health and the whole backstory on the Hiraga family. After Josef enrolled into university, Ryota started seeing 3 weird dudes that looked like shinigami. These dudes show him things about people that are going to die soon and weird dreams that relate to (at least that’s what I thought) about the dead boarding the ‘paradise’ ship or whatever. One day, he missed his turn to board the ship and the dudes decided to take his mother in his place. Soon after, his mother passed away and he was diagnosed with a severe health condition that made it obligatory for him to go to a children hospital in Germany and spend his days there.
The weird dudes were showing him, one after the other, the poor kids that were to die next and Ryota was starting to wonder when it’s going to be his turn. While going around the hospital’s library, he found a book that somehow showed him the memories of Joseph Lucolas Batrich, Roberto’s friend and classmate from when he was young. Long story short, he made him realize that his brother was his everything to him and the only way for him to be saved is by making his brother his hope and sacrament. Thankfully, before Ryota passes away, Father Julia comes to the rescue with some new medicine that will save him, and it did. The story ends with Hiraga being all happy that his brother is saved and that finally the miracle of faith has saved his brother.
3 weird shinigami: Ryota starts seeing 3 weird dudes that show him who is going to die soon and he decides that the best way to deal with this is by not sharing with anyone. Good job little boy, that’s your starting point for your one-way ticket to the insane asylum.
The marked books in the library: So… does that mean that Roberto and the other guy named Joseph went to school in the hospital? Or the book was found randomly inside the library of the hospital because Joseph had it with him? If that’s the case then why did he leave a bookmark in a book for Roberto if he were to get it with him? I don’t get it or more likely I don’t even try to get it anymore…
Osteosarcoma: An or osteogenic sarcoma is a cancerous tumor in a bone. Specifically, it is an aggressive malignant neoplasm that arises from primitive transformed cells of mesenchymal origin (and thus a sarcoma) and that exhibits osteoblastic differentiation and produces malignant osteoid. Osteosarcoma is the most common histological form of primary bone cancer. It is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults.
Sinfonia: It’s the Italian word for , from the Latin symphonia, in turn derived from Ancient Greek symphōnia (agreement or concord of sound), from the prefix σύν (together) and ϕωνή (sound). It can also mean agreement in Greek. In English, it most commonly refers to a 17th- or 18th-century orchestral piece used as an introduction, interlude, or postlude to an opera, oratorio, cantata, or suite (Abate 1999, who gives the origin of the word as Italian).
Sacrament: A is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites. Many Christians consider the sacraments to be a visible symbol of the reality of God, as well as a means by which God enacts his grace. Many denominations, including the Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed, hold to the definition of sacrament formulated by Augustine of Hippo: an outward sign of an inward grace that has been instituted by Jesus Christ. Sacraments signify God’s grace in a way that is outwardly observable to the participant.
Since I started watching this show, for some reason I had this idea at the back of my head that it reminded me of something, and finally, during the last episode, I’ve managed to understand what it was: the game Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death. I don’t know if it was because some of the levels in the games were in Italy and had to do with the Vatican or because of the ridiculous riddles, but for some strange reason this show reminds me of that game.
In general I have to say that I was quite disappointed from the last episode. I expected it to be more nonsensical and absurd and instead of that I got a heartwarming story about a sick boy and how the miracle of believing in the Almighty can save you. The miracle of faith bullshit I was expecting it, yes, but everything else was way too normal for this show. I didn’t even enjoy the fact that Father Julia ended up being a good guy and I don’t have hopes that the show or the plot is going to get better because let’s face it: There is no way this show will get a second season.
It’s over guys. That’s it! I must say that I will miss this show greatly. I’ve learned so many random facts and information from it, it’s ridiculous! And the plot will always stay at my heart with things like: Hitler’s semen, creepy serial killer Santa and Rainbow Party Jesus. Would I call this show a masterpiece? Hell no. Would I call it memorable? Hell yes! It’s going to stick with me for a while!
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