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23 September 2007 @ 03:55 am
I just watched the last episode of Weiss Kruez Gluhen and...  
I just watched the last episode of Weiss Kruez Gluhen and...


...I totally broke down.




I kinda spent the whole episode shaking my head and being appalled (sans the first part....I know it's cheesy, but I'd have really liked that as an ending.), but then when it got to the part where Aya's walking along at the end, I really burst into tears.

I just. Hate. The ending.



OKAY, I WANT TO TALK FREELY, SO VERY SLIGHT SPOILERS ARE AHEAD, SORRY.


It just seemed so unnecessary, it wasn't heading that way, and the last episodes ending was so touching...It almost feels like the part at the beginning of the last ep was a taunt, and...is..uh, kinda mean. ._.

It's quite distressing really, especially when it's a long series like this... I suppose I could disregard Gluhen (after all, only the second half was really up to par), or just stop it after the first few mins of ep13. I mean, there's always the 'search out good fanfic continuation' option, but finding something just right straight away is very hard.

Also, I want to stop hating my favourite character. After seeing that I think I'd want to bludgeon him.


I know other people on my flist have seen this series, so I'd really appreciate a responce...and I'm very curious if anyone thinks the opposite to me.


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A Figment of My Own Imaginationveleda_k on September 23rd, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
I don't know much about WK, but you've got me all curious. I'm mostly spoiled anyway. What happened? (Feel free to include angry ranting.)
kurenai_tenka: Shinyuu - Aaaaaakurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Really? For some reason I thought you did.


Oh, the ranting cometh.

Baaasically, after the nice final boss fight/touchy bondy moments, the second to last ep ends.

The last ep starts with a gorgeous scene of them all together, and it's all bright and hopeful...

....and then Youji wakes up. Seems he's lost his memory.
Well fine, I can deal. The bastard gets married and lives happily ever after, oddly. (Don't get me wrong, I really like Youji, but he's the only one with an ending like that for some reason.)

Flick to Omi...who is....a total bastard. Like really. Something about people being pawns, and just general being deserves of a blunt object to the head.

Aya....being completely emotionally retarded and miserable.

So I think 'well geez, Ken, be my saving grace will ya?' ...and it pans to a sign saying 'prison'. Fantastic. Ken is now in jail, and a total jerk...plus a bit of a nutcase. BUT THE MORAL IS HE STILL HAS FOOTBALL. Jesus.

So, back to Aya. Seems he's a church goer now, randomly killing (semi) bad people then donating fat wads of cash. There's a cute scene with some orphans, how lovely. You start to think it's getting better.

...he walks out onto the street, and a little kid runs out of an alleyway (after a guy gives him the nod), and essentially stabs him. He covers it with his coat, dripping blood along the snowy ground, and essentially dies on the street against a fire hydrant.

Over this last bit, it adds the really fluffy dialogue in the dream!ending, and at the end Aya thinks 'yeah, that'd be nice'. And it runs the credits over him dying there.


Seriously, wtf.
A Figment of My Own Imaginationveleda_k on September 23rd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Ah, yeah, I knew most of that, I just wasn't remembering. That's taking "rocks fall, everybody dies" to the extreme.

There are some good Mamoru/Nagi fics out there, if that would make it hurt less. (Yeah, I read fanfic even though I've only seen a few episodes of the show.)
kurenai_tenka: Enzai (Yura's Artbook)kurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
It may do. >_> It's probably the only available pairing now anyway. (Thankyou~~)

And I would recommend it, despite all. And by 'it' I mean the original series...and the OVA. The OVA was very entertaining despite its ridiculous ending.

Gluhen...is fine if you only watch up to 2 mins into the last ep. And can sit through the first half without it actually succeeding in being up to par.
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amaterasu08amaterasu08 on September 23rd, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
i hated the ending to. it doesn't conclude ANYTHING. >_> they left you hanging as what happened to Aya. I guess they're trying to angle for a 3rd season? x_x but i guess the response from the fans wasn't favorable, so scrap the 3rd season idea.

and Yohji. my gawds. I dont know if i should be happy for him or sad. >_>
kurenai_tenka: Bluecat-Oh Noeskurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
I doubt they are, they couldn't make up the team with Youji like that (unless they killed his wife and it pulled him out of it, I guess). I assume Aya died against the fire hydrant. How pathetic and depressing.

Youji....I'm kinda happy for him, but when it comes down to it, it didn't take much to top everyone else's ending. >_>


It was just...BAD.
amaterasu08amaterasu08 on September 23rd, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
yeah. x_x i think koyasu wanted it to have a special dramatic ending but it got over done. x__x
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ravenbellravenbell on September 23rd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I hated Gluhen. The first series was lousy, but at least it had a kind of goofy charm to it. This version just felt colder and meaner and the ending was so damn bleak. Really, there was no reason to have it end like that - they didn't build up to it, didn't need it, and didn't deserve it.

To this day I ignore Gluhen entirely and pretend that Weiss are still working in their little flower shop with the old lady.
kurenai_tenka: Hisoka-Flowerykurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Amen to that. >_>

I'm glad people agree with the 'unnecessary' thing. Especially after ep 12. *shakes head* But you put it much better.



I wish that was the case. >_> Or they'd gone ahead with the dream!ending even. Which is essentially the same thing.
*sigh* What a waste of an otherwise good continuity. I mean, I bitched and whined about Gluhen in general, but that was just terrible.
ravenbellravenbell on September 23rd, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Well, we'll always have fandom. :)
kurenai_tenka: 124 KuroFaikurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
That being one of the main reasons I decided to watch it, yes, I'm trying to keep my hopes up. =)
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D: WK - toastrubyd on September 23rd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Well, if it's any help, Aya apparently didn't die and was resurrected in Koyasu's "Weiss Side B" manga with Ken.
kurenai_tenkakurenai_tenka on September 23rd, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Wait wait, scratch my reply. Well, half of it. o.o If you see the last reply above yours you'll understand why I was confused. ^^;
Dori: XF - wunderkindcleo_eurydike on September 24th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
okay, you may not like my response
I thought that it was a bad series in the first place, I was only watching it because I was in love with Koyasu Takehito, and then the show made me feel like I was losing intelligence. The ending ending made me laugh if only because - like you said - it made no sense, but I was pleased that Ken was in jail. At least the justice system works, yahay! Then again, I never liked the characters and had no idea who they were accepting orders to kill from. It sounded very mercenary-esque and I'm not down with that. my "Spooky Mulder, aka, Serial Killer Catcher" icon will speak for me.

Also, that annoying little brat Omi became the Godfather, and colder than ice, and that freaking rocked. Not that I like people like that, but it was totally not what I was expecting. I was impressed in a good way. I thought that the writers were going to chicken and have him like, repenting for all his sins. Way to rock, y'all.
kurenai_tenkakurenai_tenka on September 24th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Nah, I want to hear different opinions.
Hmm, I don't think it counts as the justice system working when he's in their for fun. ^^;
I don't think the concept was bad (referring to the 'who they're taking orders from' comment), although it's easy to find discrepancies of logic. I did like the story at the core anyway. I suppose as a Koyasu fan, it must have been bad seeing that you don't think much to his writing. ^^;

I quite liked him too, but after seeing the ending, my opinion of him has dropped a little...

' The Godfather' is a description epic enough to heal the wound of it. XD I actually liked Omi, and whereas the 'repenting' thing would've had me making sick sounds, this was worse. I mean, I don't like sad endings, so it was never going to work for me...but with no lead up or point it was just stupid.