December 12th, 2013
I'm glad this season is drawing to a close.
There are a number of ways you can make a pretty good guess about when the creators of a show have simply stopped trying at all, but a goddamned 126 second pan ranks up there with the best of them. The antagonists that I thought would give the show a little direction in its eleventh hour were also summarily dispatched with less pomp and circumstance than graduating third grade before they shuffled back off into obscurity again. I'm so glad they could be a part of the show.
Myoue the Senior ended up being the true bad guy because he's actually a god, or has delusions of godhood, or… does it even really matter? It took ten excruciatingly long monologuing minutes to even get there at all, including the aforementioned two minute stroll, to go from A wanting to destroy the world for whatever reason to B wanting to destroy the world for whatever reason. Fifteen before any world destroying actually began. But at least mindraping and world destruction can still be countered by the power of hugs and insert songs. You've really been trying my patience with this nonsense lately, Japan.