The journey comes to an end.
I was going to delay this a bit more compared to the other series because of the infamous BONES original ending thing going on and since the final episode’s air date was close to the release date of Volume 11, I wanted to wait out for spoilers before I tackled the anime series in general. Someone was kind enough to link me to a summary of events in Volume 11 so I think I’m ready to talk about Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle, as well as the series in general.
Massive spoilers ahead but you probably want to know what actually happens.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle- The End of Chaika
For the sake of keeping consistency in my series reviews, I’m going to make this quick and review the entire second season once it ends next Wednesday. I’m sad to see Chaika go but I really want to know how this chaos is going to end.
I practically knew this sort of thing would happen but damn, rebirth has never looked so disgusting.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 9- Holy Hell
Things begin to enter its final stages and Hartgen’s plans are revealed.
The moment I’ve been waiting for is, in my hopes, set up at the end of this episode so I just can’t wait to see it. Speaking of that, the series has 2 episodes to close it off and since Hartgen’s plans do coincide with Gaz’s “Resurrection” one way or another, I can see them pull something with that. Either way, they’d have to mess up pretty hard to make me not like the series.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 8- Three’s Company
More setting up and the end is in sight, I guess.
The Light novels apparently bring more Chaika’s into the mix and I hear some more fun things with Gaz being a pretty cool guy too. Anyways, I doubt the anime can cover any of those with the 3 episodes left. Still, even if the first season cut a lot of things out, the show’s premise can move around things nice enough to make it still feel a bit coherent.
Anyways, somewhat uneventful and the scene I wanted still hasn’t come yet.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 7- Not two but three
The blood sport begins.
The three teams finally converge where the last few remaining pieces of Emperor Gaz all lead to the Principality of Hartgen and its bloody tournament. I’m still looking forward to one particular scene but I still have my doubts on how they’re going to end this.
Oh well, we’ll find it out how it goes when it happens. I hope for the best.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 6- Converging Fates
We seem to have gained a new party member. Strike up the band, we need the obligatory new party member tune.
We’ve got some divide and conquering action scenes going on while the crew sneak around and sabotage the entire facility. Quite the action packed episode and the great thing is, even more action awaits in the next arc.
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 5- Red and White
The truth is finally out about of the purpose of the Chaika’s.
I’m glad we’re going the through the novels at a decent pace and I hope to see how exactly the finale holds. It’s only 4 weeks but things are heating up and we got at least one conspiracy out of the way. It’s cliffhanger after cliffhanger since last week.
Also for administrative things, SAO’s mini-arc ended and it was once again not in my tastes so let’s not waste both of our times here.
Anyways, Chaika time
Continue reading Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 4- The Truth Revealed