The season finale gives us another wonderful action sequence as Sagiri’s team is battling the red-haired Tensen turned into a flower monster. The protagonists must now deal with more tough situations when the Elixir of Life remains mysterious, Gabimaru loses his memory, and the shogunate is forming a new team for another expedition.
Killing the Amoghavajra Monster
As Shion and Nurugai came as reinforcement in defeating the flower monster, this episode serves its continuation that is filled with blood and Tao. It’s amazing to think that Shion is capable of learning and controlling Tao in such a short period of time which makes him strong enough to defeat many monsters on the island, including the red-haired Tensen.
The combination of the Asaemons is totally dope with Sagiri’s agility and energy control, Shion’s undying will and endless tactical attacks, and dying Senta’s knowledge to not only penetrate but also knock down and even slice the flower monster in half.
Crumbling, Missing, & Separated
The second part of the episode shows the aftermath of not just the previous battle, but overall things that happened ever since the Vanguard Party arrived at Shinsenkyo. A lot of comrades are dead, the Elixir is still unknown, the survivors are badly beaten and wounded, and even the glimpse of hope to fight back which is Tao turns out to have a negative sad effect that now slowly impacts Chobei and Gabimaru.
When we thought the situation could not be worse, our main protagonist is losing his memory due to the overuse of Tao. While this condition lets him show his “Hollow” side as a shinobi, it’s still concerning and frustrating that Gabimaru that has worked his ass off the most to clear the mission ends up distrusting his allies and even struggles to remember the presence of the person he loves.
Aside from Gabimaru, let’s discuss Yuzuriha that is getting more obviously designed as an annoying protagonist who acts realistic and full of thoughts. By no means to say that she is heartless or cruel, although what she does most of the time is beneficial for the survival of the team, there is this side of her that clearly irritates some people.
The Next Batch is Coming
It is clear that the calamities of the remaining Vanguard Party members at the moment are not stressful enough. We all can imagine that the shogunate solely wants to get the Elixir whatever it takes, and thus, a new party is prepared with another Yamada Asameon named Shugen appointed as its leader.
Now, it can be good news for the survivors since there may be a reinforcement coming. But what if the new team will serve more trouble once they arrive and raise the chance of replacing the current party?
This final episode works for the same purpose and results as Mashle’s final episode that was covered yesterday. It concludes and summarizes the whole story in this season, while also introducing new conflicts and stakes that should be big concerns in the upcoming confirmed sequel.
But, what makes Hell’s Paradise’s ending much better is how it is filled with gory actions and more problematic dilemmas that emphasize the unpredictable crisis and lingering mystery that have always been integral parts of this series.