The Value of a King

I have to admit that reading the manga made this series quite… plain. It served its entertainment purpose and it reminded me of how much I loved this series due to its gratuitous amounts of IMBA and GAR lines. But to be honest, this anime-original episode simply rekindled my love for this series.

While there is nothing special with this episode, it does provide a refresher of the lessons learned from this series, well, from the earlier arcs of Medaka Box. Perhaps, anime-only fans would be disappointed but for someone who has been reading the manga and has traveled a long way, this episode made me miss the humble beginnings of this series. The honest-to-goodness intention of portraying a character who devotes herself in the service of others.

Not that Medaka Box would turn bad during the next arcs but the more appropriate term would be “Bizaare”. The shit that Medaka did this entire season couldn’t even compare to what’s in store for the next especially when that particular guy appears.

But overall, a good closure for a good series. Medaka Box, the anime adaptation, may not stand out much for me since I’ve read the manga but it is still an enjoyable piece of anime.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 22:36:41

    This was a fun anime overall. I loved the last episode especially. Not so much because there was no Medaka (actually kind of miss her input here :p). Nor was it because it was new non-manga material. I think it’s more to do with this episode’s story being a Nisio Isin original without shounen manga editors and whatnots getting in the way ;).

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  2. baka~
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 23:32:16

    I think this is where Nisio Isin truly shines. If he manages to create Medaka Box without the battle aspect of it, and used his specialty of bombing the audience with philosophical wordings then people might eventually get uninterested but using battle for the manga approach while supplying the anime with his specialty is an effective way to gain an audience.

    Well, the anime adaptation has been faithful and it was entertaining but this final episode really has that special Nisio Isin touch.

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