This review on Lapis Re: LiGHTs contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the chapter we recommend that you do it and then go back to read the review.
Last chapter: specificity ornament
The Ceaster Festival begins, the orchestras are prepared and positioned, the arrival of the solar eclipse marks the beginning of the staging. Everyone in their district gives their role, which makes the audience shudder and scream with joy, but it's not enough. The director takes the defense outward, but they don't last that long. Unexpectedly, LiGHTs seem to make a difference, increasing the mana bar to an amount sufficient to activate the seal, thereby saving the city. Eliza sees everything from the shadows and in the end she talks to her sister and the truth about the distance is revealed, they are reconciled by the memories of the diadem and all the girls become friends.
It was the end that we expected, a lot of music, the protagonist's conflict is also resolved and the important problems. It still fascinates the world in which it takes place. With all of this there was a certain lack of development felt by Lavie, Ashley, Lynette and Rosetta, who are the accompanying group. I say this because I feel we know more about Yuzuriha than about her. We also know more about Yue about her past and her problems. We know little about Rossetta, although it's very important for development. The anime leaves us with a lot of secrets that were irrelevant due to the subject, like mother. A wide world, maybe we should go to the game.
Time to listen, time to dance, time to fight
I will mention the orchestras in the order of their participation: Sadistic Candy, Konohana wa Otome, Sugar Pocket !, IV KLORE, Super Nova and LiGHTs. Affirming my fondness for Yamato girls, this type of fused music catches my attention. The rest isn't far behind, I'm surprised by IV KLORE and Super Nova, the first for a slightly supernatural sound that suits (semi-human) girls very well and the second for a kind of barely noticeable fusion with electro. The rest of the girls play more typical songs Idolsthat still work and make people dance, because I admit it, I've danced with everyone.
One of the things I liked the most was the shift that you can barely feel from one orchestra to another and in those interludes the scenes of the Chloe fights which add a sense of seriousness to the whole event, just great.
The last song, the victory
The protagonists, LiGHTs, are responsible for closing with their presentation, which started out as well Battle Royale. We expected them, the flying ship from the previous chapter had already warned us about its entry, but it still creates astonishment because Tiara and Company were the only orchestra that broke the typical presentation schemes in this anime. The song is good, it made me dance and felt the emotions of the moment.
As the main band, they had to arrive at just the right moment to fill the mana and use the seal. This was a victory against the monsters, but it wasn't the last battle for humanity.
The impotence of the wearer
After all that, the time has come Evangelionbecause Tiara faints when she enters the information captured in Filiaregis' tiara, increasing the user's magical powers. In the memories we can see alive the childhood of Louise, the mother of Eliza and Tiara, Yuzuriha, who comes closer to Eliza and the battles that Ray had. Apparently they were magical girls Idols Warrior, isn't that curious?
But the most important information is revealed to us when we see in Eliza's memories coughing blood from damaging her throat (possibly her vocal cords) due to a discomfort associated with magic. This made Tiara understand her sister's suffering.
The final conflict is resolved as a family
The last memory of Tiara passed out when Eliza sings to her and gives her the tiara as a child to cure her of her illness. Tears come from Tiara, who wakes up to see her sister and reveals the greatest secret: Eliza loses her voice and uses a modified magical artifact to be able to communicate. The anime didn't warn her about this because Eliza spoke by touching her arm to simulate her speech and no one noticed.
In the end the sisters forgive each other for mistakes and errors, now Tiara wants to be the one to protect her sister so she decides to stay with her friends and they give them their unconditional support. That concludes the plots but not the secrets that the anime offered. The final scene is: LiGHTs looking at the city from where they promised to start.
An anime that doubles as an advertisement for the video game on which it is based and combines elements of a magical world in which there are magical girls with the idea of Idols, a new mix for me. It wasn't the best anime, but it's really fun. I also do not forgive the lack of music with a large number of groups, I think that was the biggest mistake because the story is just a gem, also about the story of this anime that I have already worked out before (to sum it up, I liked it because it intertwined its events and there are no magic tricks).
A predictable anime full of clichés that blends two different genres but that knew how to use those things to allow us to develop well, with an interesting world and characters who could be the protagonists of their own stories. Maybe they'll release a second season because they've squeezed the juice out of it with relative success as a franchise, also because they also have a whole world to explore. We will know all this in the future. Thank you magical girls Idols.