I think the best expression that can be used to describe this final episode is “As expected”. There was very little surprise here and other than Gille de Rais’ name revealed, I can’t say I had not already imagined just about everything that happened. I feel there is very little left to discuss since this episode was already predicted around episode 10 or so. Don’t think this means I disliked the episode, it was definitively a fun watch and it was nice seeing everything come to a conclusion, but let’s say that “plot twist” is not a word I expect to hear a lot with Shingeki no Bahamut.
The few things I found new and interesting this episode is the reveal of the historical character Lavalley and Martinet were based on. Gille de Rais was thought of being into demon summoning and Alchemy and he was fighting alongside Jeanne d’Arc, this all checks out. Add to this that he was executed for killing hundred of children and you get a perfect historical villain for this story. I can’t say he had the most meaningful “death” but at least he was based on an interesting character.
Second thing of interest was how Amira is still out there and not yet saved, I thought she would either die or be saved by the end of this show, but since they seem willing to keep things open ended as to allow for future anime, they kept her fate undecided for future adventures. I can’t say I’m too happy about that seeing as I don’t particularly want a second season to begin with.
I enjoyed Shingeki no Bahamut, but I wouldn’t really want a second season, this one satisfied me, we saw the universe, saw the characters. I won’t care for more story, that was the one thing this show was terrible about. We had epic delivery, I’ve had my share of entertainment, I’ve had fun, but doing more would kill it for me. I’d like to leave this as this one story, this one experience. Shingeki no Bahamut had high production value and it made for an exciting anime this fall, but I think money and talent was the only thing that anime really had going for it. Things were well made, the direction for each episode was great, I want this same team to make new stories and more anime together because it worked great here, but I’d want them to explore something different. They did their job well here, time to move on, don’t go for a second season.
When it comes to Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis as a whole, I would recommend the anime to anyone enjoying the genre. It is a good rendition of a general fantasy adventure anime, although not very original. I would rate the show to be a solid 8 out of 10. Watch it if you can, it is like a great Micheal Bay movie for Anime.
ZeroGhj signing off