For a wrapup or summation episode, this ep13 was rather well done, some tongue-in-check, a little sass, etc.... while giving the backstory on the characters not really given during their appearances... interesting pause and reset for the rest of the anime as it continues. well done IMO. The whole guilty Sota thing is rather weak so far, so hopefully his character gets a little 'hero' upgrade as well.... and isn't that what life experiences are for?
The 'cage' aspect of converging storylines is interesting...
One point is that that magana? or lying girl wasn't explained too well, even in this ep13... though the 'sexy' Meteora was interesting... reminded me of the older vs younger [I'lll have to look it up, can't remember names much].... from ... Ah.... Suzumiya Haruhi? wasn't that it.... the time travel girl/woman... Got it! Mikuru Asahina... haven't seen that done in quite a while. This story looks like its got a sense of direction, something Haruhi never had.. an overblown LN adaptation that got way, way, way bigger than anyone thought possible.. only that 'chan manga is ongoing according to Wikipedia. This anime original project has a definite completion in mind it seems... a goal or endpoint, so this ep13 timeout was a good idea to prep for the second half.... like half time in American football.
Hmmm. I don't see my post from last night after watching the ep13... which I liked, a 'review' ep, but more like a halftime show for American football... and it gives you the more in depth background on the various characters already introduced.. was there a hint at another one or two to come? Seemed like it... and our narrator, Meteora, is given a hint of transformation as well from young to slightly older and taller and sexier version of herself, which reminded me of that character of the time travelor from Suzumiya Haruhi... Mikuru Asahina... that was rather cool. definitely different and it all had a sense of intent as stated, that they planned this ep from the beginning to transition into the next cour. This seems to be one of the best if not the best of the season... the 'original' aspect is definitely on display.