If episode 18 is in fact the conclusion we’ve been scratching our heads and arguing over, I can safely say that all I got out of Samurai Flamenco (apart from confusion, headache and a fabtastic first quarter) is the fact that, hey, anime needs more male model leads…probably.
If you’ve seen my previous Samuneco postprediction, you’d know that I was pretty expectant of the finale, or at the very least expectant of the explanation that’s long overdue for all the madness that has been happening right after the infamous guillotine gorilla incident;
Except that, well, episode 18 kind of sent that idea to hell and beyond and is just as crazy and confusing (if not crazi-er and confusing-er) as everything else that has been happening before it. I mean, Evangelion got nothin’ on this.
Sure, my theory wasn’t completely off field, but I sure as hell wasn’t expecting a nirvana-esque dream-sequence-like scene that just felt completely off-key in my books; Especially since it established right afterwards that it wasn’t taking itself very seriously, and unfortunately, I and most viewers (probably) were taking it seriously.
Oh alright, we still have four more episodes of content, so roughly one hour and twenty minutes; Enough to surprise us with yet another plot twist or enough to show us the peaceful life of Masayoshi as he decides to go back to his “normal” and daily life; Or better said, back to the Samurai Flamenco we knew before the gorrila happened.
So… what should we expect now? My gut tells me that the show hasn’t played all it’s cards yet, and a part of me is expecting something serious to go down very soon, or maybe I’m just being a little too optimistic.
Is episode 18 really the conclusion we’ve been looking for? Will Goto’s girlfriend not be an actual relevant part of the show? Will the next four episodes prove me wrong or will Samurai Flamenco go down in history as world’s most dissapointing anime of the year 20013-14? Well, I guess only time will tell.