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Kimi zu Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 3: The successor to Black Steel and the witch of Ice Calamity
Alice and Iska have been very tense since their last meeting, especially since they caught the attention of their respective superiors for their actions and achievements. So both of them decide to go back to neutral city to meet without notifying each other and just wait for it to happen as usual. Something they can achieve. While Alice is accompanied by Rin, Iska is accompanied by Captain Mismis.
In order not to attract attention in the city, they decide to move away from her in order to be able to speak calmly. Alice is confused about the action Iska has taken since they first met and after learning that he released a "witch" a year ago. Alice knows the reason for this and suggests serving her. However, the conversation is interrupted by the sudden appearance of the founder.
After capturing the battle for not communicating with the founder, Captain Mismis takes Rin to a hospital for treatment while Iska and Alice face the most powerful "witch" ever. Together they manage to defeat the founder, although they get tired. So they decide to make a temporary truce for the rest of the day, next time they'll be enemies again as Iska turned down Alice's offer.
So far, the encounters between Alice and Iska have happened unexpectedly. In Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 3 showed that both managed to understand each other enough to take some action that they are going to take. Either through trust in the other or through simple luck, it worked for them.
So I couldn't help but compare their strange "relationship" with the one they had. Hashirama Y. Madara in the Naruto. To the point where I thought about what happens if Iska and Alice share a bond beyond their intent to end the war? It may sound crazy, but this question filled my mind when I saw a small possibility for it. Perhaps Alice and Iska are “representations” of the past that got me thinking, by whom or what are they representations? A question to which he could only find one answer: the founder or Crossweil.
Maybe my mind played a bad joke on me seeing everything with the same relationship as Ashura and Indra had in Naruto, reborn his soul to meet again over time and make history. In truth, there are times when I feel like his comparison to Iska and Alice is already a long way off. But the times when I believe they bear no resemblance are so rare that I already consider them more like conspiracy theory.
Continuation of the hypothetical similarity in their relationships. The comparative ancestors of Iska and Alice are undoubtedly Crossweil and the founder. Plus, an odd fact that made me believe the idea wasn't that far-fetched that the founder himself knew Crossweil and even mentioned (somewhat ambiguously) that he could stop it.
Something I hadn't thought of when it was first mentioned previous chapterHow was founder Nebulis arrested? Someone or something had to have at least a similar power to do this, but that "power" was not later used to attack sovereignty. There was one more important detail: these events happened 100 years ago, but Crossweil did not show Iska's flashbacks to be very old when he remembered his teacher. Same case as the founder in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 3, which seemed pretty young. Although that can be because you are "sleeping" all the time.
When I talked about the Foundress asleep, I first thought that she had woken up because of the swords Iska wielded. Not only because she believed it herself, but also because of what happened at the first meeting and the confrontation between the successor of the Black steel and the Witch of the ice disaster. But after watching the episode several times, I was able to spot another link that threatened the founder (or her ambition), the proposal of an "alliance" between the two.
One detail that led me to believe that this was the reason for the Founder's awakening was when Iska and Alice managed to completely trust each other during their confrontation with the most powerful witch who ever lived. That lightning bolt in his hands was the key point.
Thanks to Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 3 I started rethinking how I view the actions that the characters and nations have taken in this anime. Everything to find the greatest possible depth in the plot. Find something interesting in between: Are there only two sides to this war?
This question was linked to the founder's mention of "saving the world" and "the wrath of the world". I have linked these sentences with the fact that sovereignty is in favor of astral power, while the empire is completely opposed to this power. In contrast to the empire, which opposes the astral force, it seems to me that sovereignty is not in favor. It is now ruled by the contempt its citizens have for the Empire for the witch hunt they have suffered.
Then the "crazy" theory comes into play that I had previously imagined and mentioned about the relationship between Alice and Iska. Unlike their nations, the protagonists do not share their war goals. They fight for peace between the two nations and not for the extermination of the other. So the hypothetical "alliance" between Alice and Iska could have created a third side. One who was really looking for a peaceful coexistence between normal people and astral wizards. Something that threatened the founder's ambition and woke her from her sleep.
In this way, the swords Iska wears would be the protagonists of the central plot. Finally, when she saw them, the founder herself mentioned the phrases "astral sword", "traitor" and "star blade". In addition to Eight great apostles mentions that these swords could only be carried by the chosen one. So my theory stopped being crazy about me.
The two swords have a pretty good connection with astral power. So I believe that its bearer must be someone who does not hate astral power, but who does not believe that it is the strength that everyone should have. The wearer must have a balance between the two perspectives. This is why Crossweil didn't use it against sovereignty after "defeating / stopping" the founder. In general, many things would be explained if it were.
Details from Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 3
To be honest, the battle between Alice and Iska against the founder wasn't as exciting as it could have been. It made me see a few things about the protagonists and the conspiracy, but for a fight against the most powerful witch it was pretty short and with little fuss.
It may be a little bit due to the animation, which frankly, if it were of better quality, would have been a more noticeable fight. However, I don't think it's the only thing that didn't make me emotional when I saw it. I think the narrative about it was too. Not just through the anime adaptation of Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, but also from his other works (light novel and manga).
Of course, the fact that the fight was so short and to the point just makes me imagine that this won't be the only time it has happened. Although that doesn't mean it will be early in the act and under the same or even similar circumstances.
Aside from combat-related things as well as technical details like animation, there are two points I need to talk about in order to understand this anime a little better.
The first are the protagonists and their encounters. What I won't deny felt a little forced and / or too comfortable. However, I don't think the protagonists have had a bad development so far. There is still a lot to be seen about the plot in relation to the protagonists, but so far they have shown that they have specific features that give them the foundation of being the main characters in the story.
Not all characters can use magic, let alone at Alice's level. Just as Iska is the only one who uses two swords despite the existence of firearms and missiles. Something I don't think is inefficient after all, it wouldn't be nice to compare your situation to one on earth or a virtual world. What could not be connected with the basic laws of this world. As "normal" swords for other people, but for the recognized bearer they could be much "lighter". To the point that there is no major physical wear and tear. In addition to the possible existence of other "special" weapons used for the 'was'where you are.
With that said, the world in which the plot of Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou could be considered 'isekai'in a way. Well from the same word ' isekai'The most common meaning / interpretation would be: "another world". And since they are not found on Earth, they are technically in another world. However, taking into account the known factions that have the stories of the genre Isekai, Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou does not correspond to them.
Neither of the two protagonists was a person from earth, who was reborn or called into this world to save a nation from war. Nor have they met a deity who has given them powers so great that they are comparable to their own. Are not Scammers neither bat essentially. So I don't look at this gender Isekai belongs to this anime, but the one that suits him best is the one fantasy.
Everyone has their own view of the plot and the characters Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou. But personally, I don't feel like it's a fusion or a copy of any other work (anime, light novel, manga, etc.). Although, just in case, I'll read the written adaptations again from the start. To see if there is something I missed or that seems more interesting to me now.