Well, we didn’t really get war, but we did get the conveniently ambiguous ending that a lot of series give us at the end of the season. Did we get actual closure? Not at all. If anything, I was left with more questions than answers at the end of this one. I actually think that it is a good thing as long as we get another season, but it was an awkward ending as a stand alone season.
Very little actually happened in this episode. Solomon has yet to fully awaken and Baalberith decided that it was his best opportunity to seize the ring of wisdom and gain control of both heaven and hell. This was not going well for him as the dude was pretty much getting his ass kicked. Along with this we got some flashbacks that showed off Solomon’s past, His father imprisoned him after finding out that Solomon’s mother was married to a servant. Laying with a servants wife was apparently a no no. Even though Solomon had been imprisoned, he did not wish to use the demons that he made contracts with in order to get revenge on his father. It was only when Solomon’s father decided to kill his son that the young man took up arms. The demon army quickly defeated the old king’s and Solomon had to take the throne. Even after all of this, his father did not accept him. Dantalion continued to struggle with Solomon as he did not want to lose William. Things seemed bleak until Lucifer woke up and all of the fighting stopped. William was back, but the three school demons did not return. William seemed depressed as no one else remembered Dantalion, Sitori, and the Head Boy. Oh well, the story isn’t over yet.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I was pleasantly surprised by this series. I saw a shoujo that was filled with guys and thought that I was in for a horrible experience. “What did I get myself into?” That is what I thought. Unfortunately, I was not judging this series fairly. After watching the first season of Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, I can honestly say that I enjoyed it. There was some interesting comedy and the story was really interesting. Having Solomon’s descendent decide the new ruler of hell is a great idea. They added good conflict and the had nice balance between the comedy and the story. Is it one of my favorite series? Not really. I did find it entertaining, but I wouldn’t put it up their with things like Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist. Is that a bad thing? Of course not. As far as I am concerned, it is extremely difficult to live up to those kinds of expectations. I think that this is one of the better series to come out this season and that is a good thing.
My first experience with what is pretty much a boys love series was an interesting one. I know that this is nowhere near as extreme as the genre gets, but I think that this was a good mild one. A nice way to transition into the genre if you are not a fan of it. There wasn’t really any intense romance between the characters, but there was a ridiculous amount of sexual attention out there. Anyone that denies that was not watching the same series that I was. Aside from that, I do need to see some stuff from the next season. I want to see Lucifer. This guy is the king of hell and I want to know what they decided to make him look like. I am a pretty big fan of the character designs that this series has given us thus far and I need to see how they handle such an important person. Having said that, the angel designs aren’t that great in my opinion. It’s not like they are bad or anything like that. I just think that the demon designs are better. Also, I have no idea what the next season will be like. There is no longer a rush to elect a ruler, so that tension will be pretty much gone. Well, unless Lucifer falls asleep again.