Now,since this war is officially over, and I dont think anything short of something ridiculous can extend it, from here, I would like to know what are everybodys thoughts on this war, which since the moment it began,was the most hyped confrontation, that excited fans everywhere.
And the only question that remains is did it deliver?
To me, the beginning of this war, with Hakuryuu and Judar gathering their strength and attacking Gyoukuen, and killing her, was the best part of this arc, hands down, what came after it, was a stunning battle and I seriously doubt that any battles that I read in any future Shonen, will manage to live up to it
-even if many people could not help themselves to complain about certain aspects of it.
I would rather not talk about the Aladdins little side arc, since...well it was nice to see him suffer a bit, but that is about it.
And now, the Civil War, comprising of factions fighting with each other, and trying to determine the next top dog, the only thing I have to say to it, is:
No, I am not joking, the only thing that was done during that part of the story was Ohtaka hyping the battle between these two armies of the red and white faction, and be it,
- Kouha and Kougyoku and Koumei vs Hakuryuu(which never happened)
- Kouah and Kougyoku vs the Two generals(which never happened.)
- the HV battles(which may have happened, but who gives a fuck.)
The only thing worthwhile was Koumei strutting his stuff, and that is about it.And another thing which, really annoyed me, and I hate to admit it, was Ohtaka failing in portraying the Kou factions as equally likeable, I understand that when one side has the clear moral superiority, giving more focus to the less morally superior sides finer qualities is a nice way to make the portrayal somewhat balanced, but what Ohtaka did was just portray the Kou faction as lambs, in comparison to Hakuryuus faction who were bloody wolves, and I am not just talking about Kougyoku being cute as usual, but everybody else being portrayed as weak and scared to fight their own comrades, and wanting to end this war early, with the opposing side not showing any of this.
Then there is how the two sides are portrayed with their actions, Hakuryuu and his side is clearly shown to be less merciful, but my problem with Koumei's actions portrayal is, nobody even mentioned that he might just be saving those soldiers for their future conquests, I don't even need this to be true, at least this would remind us that the Kou guys are...well, not just cute and cuddly, who only want peace, but who are willing to do anything for said peace, which I felt Ohtaka really tried to portray them in a light that made us forget that.
Honestly, this lopsided portrayal,which at first I did not want to admit, and the trolling for major actions why I felt that the Judar Alibaba journey was the more entertaining read, also I really liked the irony of how something like the Kou guys fighting which was supposedly going to change the story did nothing, frankly this whole civil war, since both Koumei and Hakuryuu said advance did not really change the story at all, Alibaba and Aladdin vs Hakuryuu and Judar ended changing the story more than the actual event of the war did, and one can say that Alibaba and Judar sublot actually set the course of the story from now on, but...who is looking at these kinds of things
The SSA arriving was the hypest moment in this arc till date, and the coming chapters, well the conclusion to this war is hilarious, Kouen basically got punked by the SSA into surrendering and we finally figured out what kind of a person Kouen is really like, and why according to him, he is an insufficient candidate.
Now, this arc was not bad by any means, it was certainly better than the Alma Torran Arc, but the next chapter will determine how good this arc really is.
What are you'll guys thoughts on this civil war?