Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 11

Review (spoilers, no attempt to not reveal information):

Possibly the whole Dezel sacrificing himself to blow away the dragons so that Sorey isn’t forced to either attempt mass purification (which cannot end well) or to accept that maybe shooting them is the only option could have been dramatic and moving. Certainly his farewell to Rose was nicely handled; and she looks adorable in that hat (sorry, distracted from the actual point there).

However, I just couldn’t get into this episode. Why did they have to farewell all the hanger-ons who rode that far with them? Was there some actual reason? If there was, why did they even come that far?

Why did we need to introduce a new character at this point? Did they do anything or add anything to the story?

When Dezel does blow away the dragons (interesting really given how strong they are and yet Sorey and the others, just fine) does Symonne actually revert from being a dragon or was that just some artsy visual that makes no sense?

Anyway, all of this kind of distracted me from what should have been a fairly heartbreaking moment. Mostly I just wondered why Dezel hadn’t hit Sorey across the side of the head with the gun and tell him to get off his moral high horse already. Okay, I am a little jaded at this point and this show hasn’t done much for me in the last few weeks so I’m being needlessly nitpicky.

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Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 4

Review:

It’s interesting that Tales of Zestiria is devoting so much time to Rose over the last few episodes. Mostly because of all the characters we’ve met and followed along, Rose is one of the few who is actually reasonably complex. She isn’t good for the sake of being a good guy, nor is she selfish and out for herself. Rose has a strict moral code it just doesn’t fit with Sorey’s view of the world. To be perfectly honest, I was kind of happy when Dezel slammed Sorey against a wall. While I’m not actually a big fan of murder for justice, Sorey’s view of the world has always been obnoxiously optimistic and Rose’s story is nicely countering some of the sickly sweetness of that view. It will be interesting to see the fall out from the events this week in the next episode.

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 3

Review:

Oh look, Alisha does still exist and fortunately the other characters remembered her just as something really dramatic was going on. Okay, it wasn’t the worst seque ever but it was pretty clumsy and though Alisha decided she needed to get stronger she seems to still be doing exactly the same thing she’s always done. Taking this head on. No matter how strong your ideals I somehow don’t think riding into the teeth of a stronger enemy is a good plan.

Otherwise the fight between Dezel and the other Seraphim was pretty cool, albeit short. And I loved Dezel’s answer to Sorey here:

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Next week looks fun so until then.

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