They made a real mess of this relationship.
Probably a good half of my enjoyment of the manga came from shipping Ninth and Nishijima. So I was quite disappointed earlier when they turned the whole thing into a joke.
Ok, fine. It *was* pretty funny. BUT I’m still disappointed that they didn’t treat it seriously.
Nishijima dying was not particularly tragic in the TV series’ telling. Nor was his coming to the rescue particularly inspiring. It was just silly.
But not all is lost. Here, have some Ninth pictures:
Nice car. No, seriously, this looks terrible.
The mayor wants his city to become the master race of prophets, and the orphanage lady wears a server strapped to her underwear. Even by Mirai Nikki’s own standards, these two villains are pretty terrible.
Mao is definitely the yuri version of Yuno. Maybe she should have been the main character instead.
Yuno and Yukki’s entrances were both badass at the end. Yukkiteru is massacring people with automatic weapons without even blinking now. For Yuno that’s just the norm, but still, the way they work together is impressive.
Speaking of the two of them, I was quite disappointed with the way the revelation that Yuno isn’t the “real” Yuno was handled. I mentioned in the comments last week that we could expect Yukki’s crowning moment of awesome in response to this (when he would accept Yuno regardless). But instead, the creators treated it as if Yukki’s reaction was completely natural. I felt like it would have helped a lot in making Yukki’s transition from whimpy kid to machine gun toting badass more natural if they had acknowledged that this took some guts.