Well, that was a quirky ending, as befits a quirky show.
I was laughing for most of this ending. I think that was the intent but I’m not entirely sure, which of course makes it all the more entertaining. For example, take the scene where the director of Duck is trying to decide whether to fire the missiles. They are driving through the city which is about to be struck by a tsunami with most of the town brainlessly dancing through the streets. And what is the commander’s biggest concern? That they can’t rely on stoplights. This is so stupid I can only imagine it’s intentional, but it’s funny either way.
Next, we strangle Haru with a fishing line. Haru will be the bait for the monster. How exactly is this plan better than Haru’s original plan to run off and lure the fish away? If anything, Haru’s survival chances here seem lower. But whatever, Natsuki tying a noose around Haru’s throat was amusing, as was Yuki casting him over a boat.
No comment necessary.
In the end, the plan works, and Haru and friends return to the Mushroom Kingdom.
I can see the sequel now: The Prince of Fishing.
Damn it Japan. Every single time. Every single time! Can we ever have a tragic parting at the end of a show which doesn’t result in a transfer student the next day?