Greetings! I´m ShadowHaken, and welcome to another article where I’ll be talking about the latest anime/manga that I´m reading or watching.
Disclaimer: English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for anything that is badly written or completely incomprehensible.
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Chapter 10: Shine Saintias! At the end of a noble prayer
The chapter starts with a quick recap of the confrontation between Athena and Eris, one that has happened a lot of times in past eras, and now the fate has given a new twist since the one who was supposed to be Eris resurrection defied fate and became a warrior to defeat her, while at the same time her Sister now accepted fate and became Eris…Now these two siblings while engage in a violent battle.
Shoko is in front of Eris, the Equuleus Saintia demands her predecessor to bring back Athena! Eris for her part says that she will ask her again, she can be her sister on this eden, or can fight for a Athena and get killed by her own hands. Shoko attacks! Her resolution is clear now! Still the attack doesn´t come through since Eris is too strong and hurts the Equuleus Saintia!
Gladly, she is not alone. Mii, Xialing, Erda and Katya are here to help! The Saintias will fight together in order to stop Eris once and for all! Inside the apple, Saori says that this is a trap, its something that Eris wants them to do! To keep fighting and feed her with the violence coming through this conflict!
The Saintias attack but still their powers aren´t able to hurt the Goddess of Strife and she attacks them back! The Saintias are in for a rough one.
Meanwhile Aioria is being helped by Scorpio Milo, still the Leo Gold Saint wants to destroy himself this evil part of Saga! He wants to make amends for the hate he had for his brother! For the leis the man in front of him put on his mind! The Leo Gold Saint reveals the Scorpio one that the core is up there, Milo needs to take care of it while he attacks the evil side of Saga! Saga then says that doing that is foolish; but Milo says that they know from the Bronze Saints that trusting a friend is something good, trusting in their power!
The combat resumes and Saga attacks again!
Back with the Saintias, they are having it rough, still they resume the attacks against Eris but the Goddess is too strong and they aren´t able to damage her! The Saintias are ready to give their lives if it means defeating Eris and rescuing Athena! Soon they are interrupted by Mayura, she has come thanks to Rigel, the Pavo Silver Saint says that they must not put their lifes in danger, but rather point towards Athena´s heart, not as Saints, but as Saintias! The person who knows Athena not only as a divinity, but as a human, a girl!
Eris looks at them and says she has no time for intruders, nor traitors! Eris attacks and injuries both warriors!
Still the Saintias are ready and do their techniques again, their combined powers were presented in the form of a comet; The Goddess of strife was ready to receive the attack, but such energy wasn´t aimed at her, rather to the apple she holds!
Saori for her part can feel the energy, the words of the Pisces Gold Saint is heard, and is determined to stop Eris once and for all! Her path of villainy will end now! The energy frees Athena and the apple fell from Eris hands. The Goddess of discord is angry and attacks the Saintias hurting them.
Athena has come back, and she is ready to defeat Eris! The Godess of war explain her soldiers that this whole thing is a charade, a trap made by Eris, she wanted them to fight! To keep the violence going! That way she will feed from all the violence born from the clash between both armies!
Eris laughs because if they want to kill her, they need to do acts of violence, which will feed her, it´s the perfect plan, the eternal spinning of the wheel.
Still, Shoko has a plan, she commends Saori´s safety to the other Saintias, if she is not able, to do the job, they will finish it. Shoko starts getting closer to Eris while undressing her armor, she will fight as Shoko… She comes closer and closer to of what she is trying to do.
Shoko embraces her while she starts concentrating cosmos inside her b! Fearing that Equuleus Saintia might do a suicide technique, Eris leaves Kyoko´s body, only to fall on the trap. The soul of the evil Goddess, tries to get back again, but Shoko forbids it!
The soul starts entering in Shoko´s body, but unlike her Sister, she doesn´t have kindness towards anyone, so she won´t let her do what she pleases! Shoko uses her cosmo gathered in her body to do her ultimate Technique! The Equuleus Comet fist! This attack hurts Eris soul, and gave a chance to Athena to imprison Eris on the apple once again!
The fight against Eris has finalized.
Meanwhile Aioria and Milo are having trouble against Saga, but the power of the Leo Gold Saint, joined by the strikes of Milo towards the core were enough to defeat the evil side of the Gemini Gold Saint!
The dawn has come, the Saintias have made a miracle, Shoko is getting care of her sister who is sleeping. Orion Rigel looks happy in the shadows, by not being human anymore, and without the Goddess to sustain his life, he disappears.
Mayura is looking and saying that this is just the beginning for Athena, more and more Gods will be coming out of their caves and will attack, still she knows that if she has these brave Saintias at her side, everything will be fine… She is eager to see her growth towards their destiny.
The credits comes but its not the end!
A hand has grabbed the golden apple. The God of War Ares is coming and it seems he will use the powers of Eris towards his advantage!
End of the Chapter
An excellent chapter! Plus a good way on ending this anime that had some highs, but also a lot of lows, heck it was the first anime that actually made me angry! Especially because I love the manga and Erda is my favorite character; but oh well…Let me talk first about this chapter in general and then shift to the general thoughts on the series plus a little extra.
Now this chapter was actually pretty good, heck amazing I would say! And that might be because the prologue of the chapter was amazingly well put, it helped a lot to set the mood of the whole fight about the final fight between the Saintias and Eris, plus it was actually good to see the whole team of Saintias fighting against Eris and even more the resolution of Shoko to sacrifice herself in order to save her sister! It was actually a very touching moment that I got to enjoy it a lot. The fight between the Gold Saints was cool, but I actually didn´t enjoyed it much, but that’s just me. Now the final of the anime actually landed in a well position that gave us some foreshadow of what might come in the future, but we will see if such second season actually happens, and with that I think that foreshadow actually damaged the original ending that it is quite solid, but oh well.
Now the series in general, as I said earlier it had some highs and additions that were appreciated, but also had a lot of lows, and I´m not counting the cheap animation and budget the anime got; I´m talking about the extremely rushed pacing of the anime, I mean I got it and even forgive on its´time such pacing on the first chapter since it was very solid and on the assumption they wanted to get to the story and Shoko´s growth as a Saintia, but sadly they started rushing everything and cutting parts that were pivotal for the character growth while focusing a lot on the Gold Saints when the anime was supposed to be about these 5 fighting chicks and their fights against Eris, destiny and even themselves. So, yeah I f a second season happens I hope they decide to actually develop them and show us more from them, to show the anime viewers why Shoko and the others are amazing characters that one get to love for what they are and they do!
Now if you have been following the anime you probably got to know the whole drama about the harassing that the Mangaka Chimaki Kuori received, that forced her to explain and apologize, when it was not her trouble and it was actually quite sad, still she is back on her feet and she saw that her fans (me included) are with her and even if I have my thoughts on the anime, the manga is excellent, heck I´m buying 2 versions right now! The American and the Mexican versions of it! So I tell you, if you, like me, watched the anime and were able to detect that behind the cheap animation and the rushed things, there were something good in there, I commend you to check the manga… It has beautiful drawings a good story and good pacing! So if you can please check it out and give it an opportunity, I assure you it will be worthwhile! Now… I hope to keep seeing you on the Dororo coverage!
Anyway my two cents. See ya Next time!