Rewrite Episode 17: Earth-Saving Hunter

Vantage

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  1. Noc says:

    I haven’t played the VN, but I’m still following the series. The first season was fairly enjoyable, but this is probably the moment I was waiting for. I’m sure I’ll enjoy Terra the most of all. The OP got me more excited – I sort of wish I knew what all the references were, but at the same time it’s fun to just enjoy it as-is, wondering what it all means.

    …But when Kotarou handed lil Kotori that bag, I genuinely thought it contained a dead Pero, and he was just casually giving this little girl an animal’s corpse in a tote. And that didn’t feel strange at all. I was very surprised when it started moving.

    • Vantage says:

      Wow! Props for getting this far, there can’t be many anime-only viewers left. Or even viewers. Terra is definitely the big payoff of the entire series. It’s the culmination of everything that’s happened so far, and it’s one continuous hype train once the setting changes to the Middle East.

      If Kotarou hated her, he might have done that. It wouldn’t be beneath the current him to do something that spiteful given how angry and disillusioned he is. He’s more grateful to her than he’ll ever admit, though. Finding Pero was his way of doing her a favour after being inspired by watching her resolve to leave Martel with her parents and actually following through with it. It’s because they see themselves in each other that they’re always at odds.

  2. Hayate says:

    Nice review! I’m a VN fan who have been lurking here ever since the first season became a thing. I’m glad you like this episode. I’ve noticed that there’s still a fairly good amount of non-VN reading audience that are still following this season, and while a lot of them felt jarred at the sudden change in tone, I’ve noticed that there are still some who are enjoying this season as well. I think those people just want to see Kotarou get a happy ending, ahaha.

    I’m really looking forward to how they’ll adapt Terra from here on out. The part with the war country, and the last parts starting from the all-out war, are my very favorite parts of this route, and I’m excited on how they’ll play out.

    On a side note, I was fangirling so hard at the new theme songs. They’re awesome.

    • Vantage says:

      Thanks! I’m surprised, I had the impression that most of them left after a couple of episodes into the common route when nothing much seemed to happen. I can see why they’d feel Terra is suddenly a lot more jarring, but it didn’t entirely come out of left field. There were small hints that Kotarou was more than he seemed to be all along, although I appreciate it’s a lot easier to pick up on those as a VN reader.

      It should make relative sense even to an anime-only by this point. The first season was a failed world on Kagari’s blueprint, Kagari found the answer to how a good end can be achieved in Moon, and Terra is Kagari’s solution playing out, starting from Kotarou’s real teenage years a decade in the past as that’s where the key turning point actually was.

      As for Kotarou getting a happy ending… well, I guess it depends on how you define ‘happy’. Terra is about a happy ending for the planet more than anything else, so those people might be disappointed! I’m looking forward to how they adapt those crucial decisions where in the game everything else is blocked out and we only get to pick from the one linear route pointed out to us that leads Kotarou towards the true end. I hope they do something with those somehow.

      I was too! The first 15 seconds of the OP was incredible. It was everything I ever wanted. Him pointing the gun at Imamiya was so symbolic. And Kagari growing from the seedling in the ED gave me chills.

      • Hayate says:

        Yeah. The non-VN reading audience the series attracted is much lower than I wanted it to be, but I’m glad that there are some.

        I’d say Kotarou did get something like a happy ending… but it’s a definitely more complicated than just being happy. XD

        As for how they’ll play out the choices, I’m guessing that it will come out on screen in the form of a beacon. I’m not sure on how they’ll portray it, but the little flames might be their way to go with it. Especially when “Kagari’s beacon” took appearance in Episode 15. And the new OP made it a thing, too.

        My favorite part of the OP has to be the triple-agent part. That’s just so cool.

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