Star Driver 25 – Our Apprivoise [END]
「僕たちのアプリボワゼ」 (Boku-tachi no Apuribowaze)
Wow, this series finale was certainly something to remember. Yet, something didn’t seem right with the way it all ended. This episode more or less re-inforced the fact that Head is one big troll.
The Final Revelations
With the final episode here, a few more ultimate revelations were made.
Keito Is A Pretty Big Deal
After Keito gets her seal broken, she reveals that Samekh was never broken to begin with and that she had been sealing it all this time. Shocking, right? I’m not really sure why/how she’s been sealing Samekh away, though it may have something to do with why she’d visit Sugata at night when he’d be sleeping.
Head Is Still The Final Boss
The Glittering Crux was taken over by Sugata, seemingly leaving Head useless. However, last episode, Head recieved Shingo’s mark allowing him to apprivoise Sympathy. What’s so special about Sympathy? It has the power to apprivoise other Cybodies, so since he takes over Samekh, Head pretty much reigns supreme.
Head Wants To Be The New Doctor Who
It’s a classic move, but Head reveals that he used the Glittering Crux as pawns to help him achieve where he’s at now. That was kinda obvious a while ago, to be honest. As a seemingly last minute plot twist, Head reveals that if Samekh were to be released from Zero Time, it would drain all of the libido from the entire planet, effectively killing of mankind as we know it. OH NO! Part of me feels that plot twist was pulled out of their ass, but it works I guess, because it increased the intensity of the episode. By breaking the South Maiden’s seal and bringing Samekh to the fifth phase, one can control time as he pleases. Head wishes to go to the past and mess around after mankind is wiped out.
The Lost Marks, Wako Apprivoises
Wako protects Takuto from a fatal hit and apprivoises her Maiden Cybody. She ends up being exposed to Head as he attempts to break her seal as she tries to shield herself for dear life. This heightens the urgency of the battle as Head/Samekh deploys all the old Cybodies that Takuto defeat to thorougly beat the crap out of Takuto. Meanwhile, the powerless Kiraboshi can only stand and watch. However, with some stroke of miracle (or a random trigger on the writer’s end), Simone is able to hear Daletos calling out to her and everyone’s mark comes back enabling Kanako, George and Tatsuya, Benio, Midori, Takashi and Simone to apprivoise again, effectively taking over the same Cybodies that were beating up Takuto.
With the allies’ Cybodies in pieces and their Drivers losing conciousness, hope is seemlingly lost. But of course, as Takuto has been doing throughout the entire show, finds resolves and punches his father again for the second time in an even more spectacular fashion than before.
Now, epic battles aside, the final twist to the show was at the end. It turned out that Sugata had been planning to seal away Samekh forever, effectively taking himself with it. Heck, I don’t think even Keito knew about this, which is probably why he told her to “live on” last episode. Probably why she was crying her eyes out, as Sugata and Samekh was plunging into the darkness. That’s why he apprivoised. Being taken over by Head was an unpredicted move. All this time, Sugata had been preparing Takuto, strengthening him so that he could take care of Wako when he’s gone. It was really moving when Takuto simply glared into Wako’s eyes and she understood what needed to be done. However, BREAKING HER SEAL WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. But as soon as he did that, I realized what he was going to do, which was to try and defeat Samekh once and for all before it drains all the libido from the planet. With the planet saved, and Sugata okay, the show kind of ended abruptly. I personally would have liked a bit of an epilogue to go with it.
I can certainly say that this was one of the better shows during the Winter season. Even though it started in the Fall season, the show was really weak until it got to the Mizuno/Marino arc. Many people were turned off by the show, either for how boring it was, or how confusing it was. You just need to have patience with this show, because it really is worth wait. BONES created a memorable show, to be honest. With a great cast of characters with a great voice cast to boot and a pretty intricate story I can safely give this show as a whole, a solid 8.5/10.