Well… every successful rebellion comes with a huge sacrifice.
I don’t know what to say about the finale (EXCEPT S3 PLS). The build-up to the rebellion was so intense that this episode didn’t really amaze me any further… in fact it was extremely rushed. Like c’mon! We made it this far, at least end properly and tell us how the other characters are feeling, how the future looks like (who’s that kid that suspiciously looks like a mix between Haruto and L-elf), and what happens to Plue/Pino and their species. Code Geass’ ending was waaaaayyyy better. Valvrave’s ending honestly was pretty bland, an okay happy ending.
Well each episode of Valvrave was usually driven by new plot and action, and more discoveries. I guess the ending was pretty expected, and the fight scenes were just… cliche (we’ve had enough of shattered memories too), so there wasn’t anything to hype me up. But I still cried (lol i’ve been crying for almost every damn episode of Valvrave).
Did anyone else find L-elf a little out-of-character here? Like he transformed into some emotional, fragile, cute little thing. Well we got to see lots of his cute faces so I don’t really care, but i’m really in disbelief at how his character acted then– it seemed the producers just made him into a sentimental, crying friend who really loved Haruto just to fit into a stereotypical sad scene. But no. L-elf is the type of man who would say “Well bro, don’t worry. You did well, and i’ll handle everything else. The world is safe in my hands, and you can rest now.” He wouldn’t be such a tsundere. “You don’t remember anything… about u-us?”
Well, at least Haruto got made into a statue :D And Shoko seems to be the new pilot of the Valvrave, a very good decision. You can totally imagine what she’s thinking: taking up the curse, the blessing that Haruto left behind, to protect what is important to her. And of course, to forever face and to remember Haruto. She definitely regrets not telling Haruto that she loved him before he died.
So overall i’m kinda disappointed with the ending, but Kakumeiki Valvrave as a whole was an awesome anime. Doubt there’s gonna be a S3 since the ending seems concluded enough, but one can keep hoping right? :’) Well if YOU are feeling sentimental and are still gushing over Valvrave, read this hilarious post to remember the best parts of Valvrave!
Edit: Here’s a cliche quote! Don’t be sad because it’s over, smile because it happened! Hee hee hee.
Wowz look at my amazing editing skills! I swear I could do better xD
Here’s the original image. Ahh well, I really did love Valvrave!
One more issue to clarify: At the end the Valvraves seem to ask their pilot “Do you believe in human beings?” instead of “Do you resign as a human being?”– Obviously no one takes it in the literal do you believe that humans exist sense, and my best guess is that the Pino (more like Plue/their species) are asking the pilot if he has faith in the goodwill of humanity, to coexist with other species. Do you trust the good intentions of humans? And so we’re supposed to realize that pilots need to be fighters of justice who are basically good people like Heroic Haruto ahaha. Man, idk.