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Kimi zu Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 5: Awakening the vortex
Though small, there is a vortex that is guarded by the Zoa family. However, Alice and Rin are also present because of the non-existent report about it. In the meantime, unit N07 is informed of the presence of astral force at the base, so that its position changes. While waiting for instructions, they decide to continue their search mission for the vortex. It's easier to find than I thought.
Unit O04 appears from the direction of the vortex, led by Noro. However, all members are witches who betray and capture Mismis. But only Noro manages to escape because Nameless shows up and eliminates the other members of his unit. With the location of the vortex and its occupation by sovereignty, the Empire is preparing to bomb the place. So unit N07 will save its captain before that happens.
At the foot of the vortex, Alice and Rin meet Captain Mismis as prisoners, something Alice won't let go and sees the perfect opportunity to face Iska again. With the help of Noro la 'Witch of the ice disaster'Heads to the enemy base. Meet only nameless in place. Test his skills first, then let them escape his overwhelming magical power.
Iska comes to the rescue of his captain, but is stopped by Kissing, another pure-blood witch. Despite her great skills, she cannot be compared to Iskas and defeats her. But before he can finish the mission, he is attacked by the sword of the masked man who saves Kissing and throws Captain Mismis into the vortex. Iska jumps to save her, but it is thanks to Alice's intervention that both Imperial soldiers survive.
The problem of the characters
There are different things about the characters that got me a thorn in my side in different situations. Some of these would add more depth to the plot or relationships with other characters in my opinion. For example in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 5 shows Noro's betrayal of Mismis. The two should have known each other for a long time, but I didn't feel like they attached so much importance to their relationship that the betrayal felt like one. That sense of betrayal is there, but not as much as I think it should have been. Instead of looking like betrayal from years of relationship, it seemed like betrayal from someone you just met that day.
That's not the only detail of the characters that worries me. Another would be the benefit of mismis in the plot in general. Although previous chapter She has already shown moments of showing that she is the captain of her unit, she has not demonstrated her intelligence or combat skills, just knowledge of equipment. Jhin is a great marksman, Iska has the ability to be considered a sacred student, and Nene is an excellent engineer who even had her moments in combat. But Mismis doesn't have. Always lagging behind the young members of her unit, she is protected and waiting to be rescued in complicated situations (like the one in which she happened) Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 5).
That's why Mismis started to bother me. For his lack of participation in the fight and his naive point of view. It honestly reminded me of the little girl Sakura from Naruto. The one who went everywhere was nothing more than a landing in the beginning. I hope Mismis at least as she shows that she can support her unit in more than just the "diplomatic" details that affect rank.
Finally, there is one detail in the protagonists that does not convince me. His behavior towards other characters. Alice "tested" Nameless while Iska let go of his guard after knocking Kissing unconscious. Both are at the enemy base. From the way they think about the war and end it, I understand why they don't want to shed blood, but I think the point has already been reached where this should take a back seat. So that both characters develop.
The depth of the plot
Although the previous episode showed me more details about the sovereignty that give more porfunidad to the story they can develop, with conflicts between the three royal lines. There's something about his story that I think is exaggerated, he hates the empire. While I understand that there may be reasons behind the scenes, I think the story has already gotten annoying.
The detail of internal conflicts in sovereignty which I believed would add diversity to the development of history. For example, that the three royal lines had a bad relationship because of their view and pursuit of the war against the Empire. It is not necessary that any of these families were for peace with the Empire and not for its destruction. That could be for a couple of characters, in this case Alice (though she's the only one to have shown that way of thinking so far). The fact that the three families are working together despite their poor relationship could aim to destroy the empire. However, with different methods and goals after they have achieved it.
So far, however, all bearers of astral power have only made their hatred of the empire clear. But they haven't even shown a clue supporting anyone's personal hatred. A hundred years have passed since the founder's appearance. Some of the characters may not even be directly involved in what happened, but they do follow the beliefs and thoughts of their ancestors.
This from Kissing's behavior, which seems somewhat "robotic" or controlled. This aspect is quite different from Alice, who is quite free in her comparison.
This lack of depth of action could also affect the Empire at its core. You haven't talked much about this nation, however. At least not the same as with sovereignty. There are still many riddles around the 'Eight great apostles'and the way to see the war for each of them.
I still believe that Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou I just hope it has the depth it could be.