Why did I ever take this show seriously?
In the last four episodes, the characters have not budged an inch. The discussion was kind of interesting at the beginning, but now my interest is waning. The world is being destroyed by these crazy giant trees, and yet we have to listen to these people attempt to outsmart each other and outwit the tree that created the universe? Good luck with that, kids.
Did the mage of Exodus kill the girlfriend? Did the tree of Genesis kill the girlfriend? I don’t really care, because I don’t really care if Mahiro gets revenge or not. His goal is stupid, so I don’t really care about these revelations. Plus, the revelations just seem to come out of nowhere. There’s no way we could have guessed these things. Rather than leading the viewer along with it, Zetsuen no Tempest just reveals everything by having someone explain it. That’s how the series has done everything so far. By having some talking head explain it to us straight out. If they’re going to spend four episodes talking to each other, the least they could do is come up with some intelligent dialogue. And no, randomly quoting Shakespeare does not make your dialogue intelligent. Quite the opposite, in fact.
The only break from this monotony is naked Hakaze. Not that she was ever wearing much to begin with. At least now that she’s back, we won’t have to watch her explain things over the phone as she wanders around the deserted island half-naked.
You can tell how much care the creators put into animating Hakaze’s time travelling breasts.
And I think it was intended to be a serious moment, but I just broke out laughing at this: