Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 11: If Warriors Die To Learn Who They Are, These Guys Are Getting A Great Education This Week


I’m reminded once again how much my mood affects how I take in what I watch. I’ve had one of those weeks. You know the kind where you wonder why you continue to get out of bed and I’ve had to come up with a reason each and every day to get me moving out the door to work. So when I finished this episode and had a very ‘meh’ impression I had to think long and hard about whether the episode really failed to deliver or whether I’d just become a little bit numb after everything else. The answer I came to was probably a bit of both.

Angolmois Episode 11 Teruhi
You and me both.

The inevitable fall of the castle came during episode 11. The castle we knew was too large with too few defenders. The castle that last episode was surrounded by an overly large Mongol army. The only real question was how many would die when the castle would fall and somehow they managed to make the answer much bigger than anticipated because despite each exile saying they were just going to kill a few Mongols and then leave, the majority of them hung around long enough to face their death, as did the vast majority of the islanders.


I mentioned this on Twitter but I definitely feel this episode would have had far more impact if any of these characters had really been properly developed. I struggled even as I watched them die to remember their names or to summon up even a shred of care about their demise. And that kind of is a problem with this series. The events have been interesting and the conflict reasonably compelling but the cast never have been and now with the dramatic final moments playing out I’m failing to really get the emotional impact that these scenes deserve.


There’s also a little bit of eye-roll worthiness as characters stay overly long to make a hopeless last stand and then just as they decide its time to go they get cut down. There’s only so many times you can repeat this sequence of people lingering just that fraction too long before you realise everyone on the mountain is pretty much stuffed.


Still, with an episode to go, I guess we’re at a good point to finish the series. Most of the cast are already dead, the Mongols are swarming, and they just blew a main character off a cliff (though I assume since he landed in the ocean, and because we haven’t seen the scene from episode one, that he’ll survive that), so I guess this is climactic. I’m curious as to what the end will be and whether anyone will live, but at the same time I feel I’m just not very emotionally invested either way. Whether they live or die, I’m curious but not caught up in it.

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6 thoughts on “Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 11: If Warriors Die To Learn Who They Are, These Guys Are Getting A Great Education This Week

  1. I hope things get better for you … a bad week can be tough! But remember things do get better ^^. Anyways I really enjoyed reading your blog post … I haven’t watch this anime, but I might check it out now!

  2. Iโ€™m sorry to hear that you have been having a bad week. I know what you mean. There really are those kinds of weeks where you wake up and think, whatโ€™s the point of it all, where you kind of feel that every day is the same. I hope you will feel better soon. Sometimes it might good to watch something that gives you some feel good kind of vibes. That sometimes works for me anyway.
    But you are right though: mood can really have an impact on what you are watching. A big impact even. Anyways, as I said, feel better and take care ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I did get one bit of good news. I am going to be able to go the convention in November as I’ve been given leave either side of the weekend to travel to it. Really excited for that and it was enough good news to keep me moving this week.

      1. Wow, that is good news! Really glad for you, and really you deserve it! I hope you will have a good time, and as I said before: I hope you will feel better. If there is anything I can do, or you want to talk: you know where to find me ๐Ÿ˜Š

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