Episode 12: Track 12 HELLO, GOODBYE
We start episode twelve of Listeners with a memory of Echo ten years in the past where he had eye contact with Jimi at the Liverchester Fest. In the present Echo tries to talk to Mu but she refuses and attacks him, he resists everything he can and in the meantime manages to make Mu wonder again about who she is and her reason for existing, only to realize that she has already He has lost all hope in humanity and is preparing to destroy everything. Echo refuses to give up and finally lets him know how important she is to him and as he is not willing to let her go, while this was going on Echo and Mu made a song that sounded from the combination of both Equipment and that I surpass them all.
After everyone returns to where they belong, Kevin returns to rule Londium and resume his relationship with Bilin, while Roz returns to Gnome where he enjoys a large population of Earless and the company of the Neubauten sisters. Nir for his part back to school where he meets Ritchie and Lyde who contrary to what was believed are alive. In Liverchester things have changed and for the better, the mayor seems like another of such joy, Echo's sister looks good and is happy to know that Mu and his brother are on their way together.
For those who had little faith in this anime today I can tell you that it was worth all the world. It started a little slow but in each episode it was leaving clues and references so as such all the episodes were loaded with details that made you feel that you lived two different stories that matched very well with the plot of the story. That's not to mention the parallelism they try to make all the time between the original story and the social issues of the time rock and roll was born and developed in England.
Things happen at the right time
The way things happened was necessary, the world was not ready to know the truth and they proved it on more than one occasion. Rather it only took them 10 years to realize what their mistake was with Jimi and to learn the practical meaning of the concepts of love and freedom that they preach so much about. When Jimi presented his ideology and sincere love for life to the world, including the Earless, they made him crazy and ridiculous.
They betrayed him thinking it would be a small sacrifice to save the world but ended up causing just the opposite of what they wanted as proof that they were not prepared to accept the close relationship that exists between humans and the Earless. It is clear that it will not be easy for the world to see its enemy forever as a part of themselves, but we know that with love everything is possible.
The shock of their souls
The constant throughout the anime was always to look for love in all its expressions and let that flood your life and guide you even knowing that in no case is it particularly easy. This part seems to me that they handled it very well because it could have been like a honeyed anime but it was not, they raised the question of love as a state or a way of living more than just love as a couple. They managed to carry the romance of Echo and Mu very well without forcing it and without taking away the importance it had in order to save the world, and touch the hearts of everyone.
The feeling that changed the world
Love is a healing feeling that frees from everything that causes hatred and ignorance and I can not think of another feeling with that power. Humanity can clearly be disastrous to say the least and the Earless always in a violent state in which they cannot be understood were destined to destroy themselves despite the fact that one corresponds to the other since they were the same from the beginning. The song Echo and Mu played touched the hearts of the Earless and gave all humans and Earless a chance to start again and grow together.
Echo and Mu
Personally I loved the romance of Echo and Mu even though I thought Echo was too slow to take the initiative with Mu but the mutual admiration they have is something and the way they support each other without conditions was great . I really enjoyed everything that Echo told him because it was neither corny nor exaggerated and still meant too much, it is clear that although he is still very young he knows how to give love and he knows when to give it all. I think the role play they were having throughout the anime was well run, their completely different personalities fit perfectly and made it fun to watch.
The start of something again
With the end I am satisfied because although things were fixed are not finished, everyone will have to actively do their part to really achieve a change, so that they can really let love into their life, that is, everything went well and they He clarified the origin and the answers that were sorely needed, but that is only part of everything that needs to be done.
In the past, everyone was wrong, some out of apathy, indifference or hatred, others despite giving their best and having the best intentions, at this point none of that matters because the change in the world is not in one person, it is in what everyone does to make it possible and to maintain that reality. So I agree with what Jimi said to his sister when he gave her a Core Part, that this is just the first stage in a whole process of change between humans and the Earless.
Personally I can say that I liked it and that I was very surprised when I gave myself the opportunity to appreciate everything they tried to show and imply in this anime, even so maybe I could reproach them a little that there are several things that they left unclear and that only They let go like this hoping that it would be understood, despite this they closed very well and gave a beautiful message of love and hope. I am not leaving without first mentioning that the musical references to the golden era of Rock and Roll were great, some were clearer and more evident than others and others required love and a minimum of knowledge in it. Among the most prominent bands were Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Einstürzende Neubauten, My Bloody Valentine, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, The Who, AC / DC, Prince, Pink Floyd among others.