Only a reminder: The way forward for LiA could be very a lot doubtful, and it’s as much as you to determine what occurs subsequent. Thanks for all of your help!
At this level it’s clear that not all guidelines in Summertime Render are exhausting and quick guidelines. Or, on the very least, they don’t apply to all people. People should not all “simply” people – if Karikiri doesn’t show that, even Hizuru was one thing greater than human to make sure. And that’s much more true with the shadows, who by now appear to return in a dizzying number of varieties from “Goddess” on down. For that purpose I’m not a lot bothered by twists like we noticed this week – so long as they make sense throughout the bigger mythology, I don’t assume they break the writer’s compact with the viewers.
I feel I all the time knew Ushio was going to return again, largely for the above purpose but in addition as a result of it was exhausting to see something however a full-on unhealthy finish with out her. First, although, there’s the matter of these a number of Karikiris. Hishigata-sensei has a idea tied again to his father Iwao, suggesting (if I perceive accurately) that Karikiri has a way of preserving his earlier our bodies for later use as wanted. If that’s the case I might assume getting them hacked up would nonetheless be extremely undesirable, as there’d need to be a restricted provide of them, however he’s been treating them fairly cavalierly of late.
Then we’ve Ryuunosuke, who – once more, if I perceive accurately – now exists inside Shinpei a lot as he did his sister, but in addition has the power (due to a stolen little bit of Shide’s armor) to manifest in Shinpei’s bodily type. This breaks the principles for any shadow we’ve identified as much as know, however Ryuunosuke got here into existence in distinctive style. It additionally breaks the principles a few human solely having one shadow, as a result of Shin-chan now has two, between Ryuunosuke and Haine. Once more, it’s a brand new “rule” however it does make sense with the fundamental logic of the premise. I feel…
After which there’s Ushio, who’s all the time been type of the odd shadow out anyway. Digging into time journey idea right here, Summertime Render ascribes to the broadly accepted (actually by anime) sci-fi precept of parallel timelines. Each time Shin loops he creates one other one, and as such he’s type of the last word rulebreaker. If Ushio exists in a single loop and tags together with Shinpei when he creates a brand new one, there could be two Ushios in the identical timeline. That’s the concept anyway, and why the shell appeared to spook Haine a lot – it’s acquired Ushio’s recollections uploaded onto it. The true (nicely, actual shadow) Ushio is drifting out at sea someplace after trying to save lots of Shiori.
Excessive tide, that’s the time to attempt to get to Ushio and jam these recollections again into her as Nezu assures us that’s when she’ll be closest to shore. Shide will likely be searching too in fact, however happily shell-san acts as a kind of homing scallop, giving Workforce Shinpei an opportunity. As the children look ahead to the tide, although, there’s somewhat time for misplaced causes to be snuffed out. First Sou, whose confession to Mio so badly breaks her that she (very badly) tries to faux she’s KageMio. She then promptly confesses to Shinpei, who quite clumsily volleys it again with a “valuable little sister” and reminds Mio he’s in love with Ushio. Mio then unceremoniously hoists her personal dying flag, and Summertime Render has proven us that may’t all the time be dismissed as self-referential humor.
That’s one hell of s shell as a result of severely, the ocean is large. The chances of discovering one 50 kg human physique in it appear fairly lengthy, however with Guildenstern’s assist Shinpei manages to take action simply forward of Shide and his military of strays. The battle is nicely and really joined now – the remaining battle, presumably. And it’s one it’s exhausting to think about Workforce Shinpei having any actual likelihood of successful with out Ushio’s assist – Shinpei’s grand plans can’t come to fruition with out the sheer firepower Ushio brings to the desk.