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Episode 11

After Fu got discharged from the hospital the hero club goes visit the shrine and get there fortune. Than at school they try to figure out where to go for Fu's graduation trip, and Fu mentions going to a hot spring but Yuna convinces them to go somewhere else. Than they do there usual actives like looking for a cat and than going karaoke to have fun but something is wrong with Yuna. Karin speaks to Yuna alone on how she cares about her friends and that she can tell her anything but Yuna still doesn't tell her whats wrong and karin leaves crying. Meanwhile Togo goes over the film and notices that Yuna is sad in the film and pretends to be happy. In order to figure out whats wrong she sneaks into Yuna's room while she was asleep and happens to find the hero records and shows it to the rest. Sonoko than reveals that that Yuna is being tormented by the gods and that she hasn't said anything in order not to spread the curse. They than read the book and find out about how Shinju sama gave them healed bodies and gave Yuna a whole new body. However since she has the curse her new body can't heal like the rest and has till spring to live. After finding out about this Karin is crushed on the harsh words she said and Togo is determine to save Yuna at all cost.

This episode was hard to watch as the hero club still has no idea what Yuna is going through. Once Togo finds the hero records they find out what happened to Yuna after the final battle and the pain and suffering she has been going through. They even find out about their new bodies and that Yuna doesn't have long to live as the curse is not letting her body heal. Togo is crushed about this and will do whatever it takes to help her.



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Episode 12

Yuna is getting married for Shinju-sama, and the reason for that is because Shinju-sama is on the verge of death and without a successor, the human race will be engulfed by the flames that Shinju-sama's presence protected the world from for so long. With Yuna being the most qualified that she is chosen to marry the god. So after thinking long and hard, Yuna decides to go through with the Shinkon that will save the world at the cost of her life, but the Hero Club isn't taking it well. So after a lot of arguing, Yuna runs out and the other heroes are called out by amnesty to get the full scoop from Aki. But just when Yuna was about to undergo the Shinkon, God's wrath is coming down on the world and as their final duty as heroes, they are to stall the Vertex invasion until the Shinkon is complete. Things just keep on getting more complicated and it's becoming increasingly unlikely that Yuna survives all this in the end.

One more episode left to go, but unfortunately that won't be for another two weeks.
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Episode 12

Yuna and Togo are walking to school when Yuna suddenly announces that she will get married. We than see Aki sensei come over to Yuna's pace to inform her that Shinju-sama will die unless she agrees to sacrifice herself in a Shinkon marriage. She agrees to the Shinkon marriage as her life is almost coming to end, but is met with fierce rejection by her friends as they don't see it's right she should die. Seeing that arguing with her friends will get no where and fearing that the curse will spread Yuna runs away. Togo and Sonoko follow her but can't find her so they use the phone radar to track her location but only find her phone at her house. They are than summon by Aki sensei to to a shrine where past hero's and shrine maidens are laid to rest. She tries to get them to understand that Yuna sacrifice is needed as there is no other way and as Yuna gets ready for the Shinkon a new enemy attacks. Aki sensei than tasks them to hold back the enemy long enough until the Shinkon is complete.

During last weeks preview we found out that Yuna was going to get married but I figured it might be something like having a fake marriage with Togo or something like that. Boy was I wrong and instead she not only has to marry Shinju-sama, but she will die as it's meant as a sacrifice. Togo and Sonoko meet there former teacher and see that she is no longer the same person she use to be. With a new threat coming the girls will have to fight until the ceremony is complete or will they? With only one episode left how will the girls save Yuna or will she die as a Shinkon?



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Episode 13 (Finale)

In the end, Togo's words convinced Yuna that she wanted to live with everybody. Just when all hope was lost with that barrier being erected, the spirits of Gin and the other fallen heroes comes to save the day, and with the choice Yuna made, Gyuki makes the ultimate sacrifice allowing Yuna to take out all the vertices in one fell swoop. And with that, the world is saved and the Hero Club is still intact, but now it has lost Shinju-sama's protection and everybody will have to survive with its limited sources. That was some pretty nice visuals there to end it, and the action is great, but at the same time the story just didn't click there at the end as what became of Shinju-sama and why the world still stands even in his absence was never explained. Anyway, the main conflict was solved, and everybody is back.

Final Thoughts
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Pretty much, the sequel is for fans of this show as everybody knew what was coming in the first half, while the second half didn't exactly have a deep story to it. That said, it was a solid way to follow up a great first season that did a nice job in balancing the happy times with the more serious ones. This season, not so much as it overdid it with the happy times to the point to where it felt out of place, all while there wasn't as much action to speak of. In the end, it does a nice follow-up story that pushes the envelope on drama really well, but the way it got there could have been better seeing that it was all packed into just six episodes. And then there's the action that's the backbone of this show, and while it was great, there just wasn't much of it as I would have liked to see.

Grade: B (low 8/10)
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Episode 13 (Finale)

The new enemy shows up in the real world so Karin decides to hold it off to give Fu time to save Yuna, but she doesn't do it alone as Itsuki and Sonoko help her. On the way Fu catches a ride from Tougou on her Mankai and when they are attacked has to sacrifice it. Fu decides to leave it to Tougou to save Yuna and makes a path for her. When Tougou reaches Yuna she sees that she is entangled by snakes and her astral body is being eaten away, so she encourages Yuna to speak her mind and call for help. Yuna wanting to do the right thing knows that she must go through with the Shinkon but doesn't want to die and asks Tougou to save her. The two try to reach each other however the fairies put up a barrier preventing them from doing so. Tougou watches as Yuna'a astral body is eaten and almost gives up but just than the spirit of Gin and all the other fallen hero's lend her strength to break the barrier and restore her astral body. Yuna comes back to life and receives a new power that allows her to destroy the flames and the new enemy. Now that Shinju sama is dead the people has to learn to survive on limited food source and Yuna who is restored can now live a normal life with the rest of the hero club.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to the second season the first part Washio Sumi is a prequel telling what happened before the events of the first season. We are introduced to Gin and Sonoko who were part of Tougou's team when she went by the name of Sumi. The series had it comedy moments but most of all had a lots of action something the Hero chapter lacks. However not only did it have action but it also had drama. For example when Sumi and Sonoko lose their friend Gin and the pain they feel by that. When it came to it's op song I found Egao no Kimi e by Suzuko Mimori was a better fit as it had a nice sad and relaxing melody that tells you to be ready for incoming feels.

The Hero chapter starts where the first season ended minus Tougou who happens to have disappeared. The first episode is pretty slow but soon picks up with the second episode and our heroine Yuna starts suffering from the curse she got from saving Tougou. Like I said previously the season lacks action but has more drama as we see Yuna suffering from the curse and having to keep quite about it. We also see more emotions from the characters like when they find out about what Yuna is going through and that she has sacrifice herself for everyone. When it came to the conclusion it was nice to see that Gin and past hero's help Tougo save Yuna and even give her a power up to defeat the enemy. Now that Shinju-sama is dead the human race will have to find ways to live on. In all both chapters had it's good and bad, but had what every fan came to like about the first season. Where they will go from here only time will tell.

9/10




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Damn, that was probably the best finale of this show I could ask for.

The Hero Club doing their best to help out their friend Yuuki and uniiting together to save the world. Quite moving tbh and I think the episode captured a good amount of human emotions with the storytelling. It definitely concluded this show on a high note. I'm also impressed by the music used for the finale too as it worked wonderfully.

Long live the Hero Club!

Sadly, I don't think we'll get more Yuuki Yuuna anime in the future or at least for awhile.
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That finale was awesome and for my tastes the perfect way to end it. It would have been nice to have more than 6 episodes for the hero chapter but that is what it is. It will go down as one of my favs from the season
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Seems like a bitter sweet ending. The gods that sided with the humans are dead leaving the people to fend for themselves if/when the heavenly god decide to attack again.
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stark700 wrote:

Sadly, I don't think we'll get more Yuuki Yuuna anime in the future or at least for awhile.


I, and many others, are desperately hoping for an adaption of Nogi Wakaba is a Hero. You won't get more Yuki Yuna, but there is Takashima Yuna. There were a lot of references to that LN in the second season -- the crow, the fresco of the four heroes + C-Shadow, monuments to them on the Great Seto bridge and elsewhere, their spirits showing up to help Togo.


goku8399 wrote:

Seems like a bitter sweet ending. The gods that sided with the humans are dead leaving the people to fend for themselves if/when the heavenly god decide to attack again.


It's not clear to me how much of the heavenly gods survived Yuna's Hero Punch there. The fact that the outside world was restored is a big indication that at the least, the heavenly gods were knocked way back by the Shinju-sama's sacrifice (and potentially the Taisha's sacrifice also played a part -- I need to go through some bits of Nogi Wakaba again as well as this final episode, but there may well be special significance in the Taisha turning into wheat).

I don't think that this needs a sequel, but I'd love to see some kind of epilogue to wrap this up. There's something about a VN being included with the BDs in Japan that might serve this purpose.

Finally, I'd love to see another LN continue Kusunoki Mebuki and the rest of the Sentinels' story. I was a bit sad they didn't get a role to play in the finale (other than perhaps a brief reference when the spirits of the Heroes showed up), but they only had one episode to work with so trying to work them in would have been really hard.
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Yuki Yuna is a fine series and I am glad to see how it wrapped up.

I'll miss it!

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