It becomes increasing difficult to ignore how unoriginal Shingeki no Bahamut is in term of story. The more we move forward, the more it start looking like every other epic story of day’s old. There are more than 3000 years of repeat of fantasy of this genre and it seems most of the elements have been done in the 9 episodes of Shingeki no Bahamut. This leaves me with a little less to talk about since the story and the characters really have little secret left to reveal.
Now, the theme and spirit of this anime has always been about fate and being free spirited, but now we even have elder dragons from parallel dimension that are beginning to talk about those things. We are without a doubt entering the final sprint for the show and while I doubt things will be slowing down, I also have concern about what more content I’ll be able to talk about. Here is my general guideline to what happens next:
Episode 10: Amira meets her mother back, learn some more truth about her father and who she is and at the end Beelzebub takes control of her somehow
Episode 11: Amira is lead to Bahamut, the ressurection begins. Meanwhile, Jeanne d’Arc is about to be burned to death but she is rescued by either angels or favaro or something. She goes to fight Beelzebub and reclaim Amira but it is too late. Bahamut starts his ressurection and Amira is slowly turning
Episode 12: Amira is nearly completely gone, but Favaro is able to save her and take the seal away from her without killing her. In doing so everyone thinks he is sacrificing himself, but instead he manages to hold unto the power and defeat Bahamut against all odds. The end.
I’ll probably get some of those guesses off, but I think about 90% of this will happen in this very order. Let just say it isn’t cause to much surprise, anyone could have made a similar list and I am actually still interested to see how epic it will look since the show is a great production…but it remains less exciting when you can figure out everything that will happen next. I think the only real question this episode brought me was…how did Favaro manage to pull that Bahamut’s barb out and how did he so quickly realize it was powerful? I understand how he could have realized it after the elder dragon told him, but even before that he was holding the thing as if it was important and useful. He holds it like a favourite weapon despite of how big and unwieldy the thing was. It is as if he already knew that despite being huge and stupid looking, this thing could break through the fabric of the universe…and yet he doesn’t seem to even realize that much.
I’m curious to see how the next 3 episodes will go, now that there is so little left to guess, I’m afraid my enjoyment of Shingeki no Bahamut may whittle down over time.
ZeroGhj signing off