Thank you so much! I appreciate the compliment and the follow!
Ah, the end of ZNT was about what I hoped it would be, honestly. Considering the way that the series was written, I really didn’t think that it would end any other way, but I was rather saddened by it. I think the part that hurt the most, and I know a lot of people are in the same boat, was how Nine reacted to Twelve’s death. It didn’t make sense and was absurd (you shoot the guy with the remote to the bomb), but that’s exactly what they were going for, that emotional break, and that was just plain awful. I was very sad Twelve died, don’t get me wrong, but Nine’s reaction just made that even worse.
Shibazaki’s reaction did to, especially as he was the one who figured out that they weren’t ever going to hurt anyone. In the end, they wanted someone to remember them but due to their actions, only two people would remember their stories and their motives. That gives even more weight to Nine’s words. It was incredibly heartbreaking.
Buuuut…I wouldn’t have felt satisfied with the ending if it had ended any other way.
And yes, I have heard the soundtrack, and Yoko Kanno is amazing. If you enjoy the soundtrack to ZNT then I’d suggest looking up other soundtracks she’s done. The Escaflowne and Wolf’s Rain soundtracks are along the similar genre, sweeping orchestral music, but one of my favorite soundtracks by her is the Kids on the Slope soundtrack. Oh, and Cowboy Bebop.
It was a very good show. I hope that the creative team behind it works on something else in the near future!
Posted on Sunday, September 28th 2014