September 26th, 2016
Now with sidekick Jesette.
Well, at least the antagonist actually fought back instead of simply standing there, being impervious until the plot says otherwise. Besides doing exactly that for the first couple attacks, I mean. Unfortunately, those approximately twenty seconds of quasi-action would also be the only part of the episode that wasn't godawful; starting with the antagonist stating that his plan was to let Sorey become a super hero just so he could defeat him for super ultimate extra despair before simply wandering off to the dumb bonding thing with Alisha that really should've probably come about eight episodes prior, and god only even knows what point it serves because she's immediately wandering right off again instead of joining Jesus and his harem to go do her own thing for the eventual next season. I guess that was supposed to be emotional, but hell if I could tell you why. Or why they decided to end with a left turn into Sorey being super-duper Jesus out of bloody nowhere.
Since a continuation has already been announced after a break, this isn't so much a good bye as see you again… except probably never because I think my patience with this show has just about run its course. While not as bad as Macross in the "nothing really happens" department, it would've been better served with about a quarter of the episodes. While it has UFOTables signature pretty set pieces, the actual action falls flat because it's usually against ugly-ass CGI or is over just as soon as a protagonist decides to try for real, whereupon they win in one attack. Or the enemy simply decides to piss off and come back some other day for no good reason.
The characters are also insufferably flawless in every way. "Too selfless" is not a goddamned flaw. The show itself would be at least an episode shorter if they stopped rambling on about how perfect Sorey and Alisha are. It also really only served to highlight how much more interesting Berseria's cast was in those two awkwardly shoved-in episodes transparently produced to advertise that game. Someone actually got killed there, and another person was wearing books as clothing. Those two things alone make that cast far more interesting than Jesus, Female Jesus, and The Jesus Cheerleader All Stars.