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Very sad chapter... Hiyori crying in the end remembers me that even if you forget, the heart doesn't forget...
Rabo is not the creepiest, Nora is the creepiest. As we predicted in the beginning of the anime, Nora is very powerful, a powerful sword. Yato is skillful, but, apparently, he hasn't used his full abilities until now and Yukine seems clearly weaker than Nora. I wonder how they will surpass this. Next episode will be last and I want a second season!
Pretty disheartening end to a rather decent anime. Going the all flash and no substance route really made it quite a drag. Perhaps if the antagonist had been better developed and the tone fit in with the rest of Noragami as a whole then this ending arc could have came out feeling a bit less distanced than the rest of the anime.
Yukine arc was the strongest moments for this anime with, in my opinion, perfect soundtrack, tone, and visuals to match some of the more serious plot points addressed. Yuki Kaji's role and voice for his character was perfect and really helped to make the emotional intensity of the anime come across in a way that not many others could do. Yukine's development, as well as Yato's dedication was the writings best points, while Hiyori's character suffered from feeling rather pointless and too much of a tag a long third party person. Sadly at the end of the day she is even relegated being in the way.
The anime didn't sell me on the manga so I probably wont be going to dig deeper into the franchise unless more anime ever comes. Funimation did a great job with it, and I look forward to rewatching an eventual dub. 6/10.
Tia (ryo(supercell)) Heart Realize deserves mention for being yet another astonishing and pleasing song.
Hm what to say... Certainly a show I won't miss that much... I felt like the Yukine arc was way too long. Basically a show about Yato and Yukine trying to get along with the help of a high school girl.
The original ending didn't help either. We saw a great fight and a cute confession at the end but that is it. We got many characters but no depth. The story about Bishamon and Yato should've been omitted if they wanted to animate an original ending all along.
All in all a mediocre show with good animation and a nice OST. 6/10
Last edited by Skyguardian; March 24, 2014 at 03:14 PM.
I didn't mind how the show ended and those Hiyori X Yato moments were really good for me.
All in all it was really a fun ride and Yato was really a peculiar character with his desire to become a well-known god.
I wonder if there will be a second season....
Hum, Hiyori became a generic damsel in distress and the fight was underwhelming, her importance was exaggerated in this episode IMO, Yato was already like that even before his encounter with Hiyori.
I liked how it ended though, now I want to know more about Nora, Bishamon too.
Noragami was perfect in all aspects for me, the best anime of this season by far. I hope it gets a second season someday... Well, at least I'm going to read the manga as soon as possible.