Reply: Hamatora – 8 – 12 (END)

Another show comes to an end, but in this case, it’s a bloody one.

I don’t even really know where to begin, as usual. But what a wild ride. I have to say that I’m pretty satisfied as to what ended up happening to the Freemum’s, although I do wonder what happened to the two that survived (The weird, creepy guy and the rapper dude). Not important, ultimately.

I was satisfied in the way the Ultimate was dealt with. Such a powerful woman couldn’t be done in by even the Hamatora, and I appreciated the fact that she was true to herself even in the bitter end. I couldn’t think of any other way for her to be put “out of the picture” in a satisfactory manner.

What a crazy bloodbath the ending was. I can’t tell you how much I leaped out of the couch in excitement when Murasaki punched the fuck out of that giant piece of shrapnel that was about to fall on Hajime. Seriously, my elation was of the same level as when Kenshin showed up at the end of Nobunaga the Fool. Might have even have been more. Fucking hype as shit.

I was amazed at how dark things got when Ratio and Nice ended up having to square off a few episodes before. Ratio isn’t an opponent I’d like to face, personally, but I thought for sure Nice would have tried to figure something out rather than dancing to the Ultimate’s tune. Also, was there a reason that Art forgot about Honey and Three, when he mentioned everyone was out of the picture?

Remember when we thought Moral was the most fucked up thing in Hamatora? It’s kind of crazy how deep that rabbit hole goes. Speaking of Morale, I love how we finally figured out how Art survived being shot several times, but I’m kind of a freaking idiot – for some reason it never occurred to me that he may have had his minimum before he got shot. Yeah, I’m retarded.

I love how Hamatora tied everyone important back to everything, namely the night that Nice escaped (or attempted to) escape from the minimum complex with Hajime. Even the old man and Kuneko were involved with minimum holders all along!

Most importantly, I personally don’t think I forgive Art. Let’s not forget how many people he killed (I excuse the deaths of Moral and the Freemum’s, as they were all evil douchebags), and most importantly, that he is guilty by omission of allowing Gasquette to die. Still not forgiving him for that. I can accept and am even happy that everyone else got a happy ending, as they deserved it. Poor Hajime. Congratulations to Birthday for getting healed – you did it Ratio! Nice and Murasaki also return as the infamous duo and everything is as it should be. All in all, a great ending.

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