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Well, that's a wrap. Nice ending episode: dramatic and with a good twist the I didn't see coming, but actually made sense.

Overall, I thought the first arc and the final arc were the best part of the show. I really felt like the show lost focus in the middle, which made it tough going through that section and, I thought, hurt my impressions of the final arc.

I liked Alis as a character, but I think Ai should have just let him go. "Saving" him wasn't really saving him since he's already dead & buried by a gravekeeper. I say, let the dead rest in peace. Oh well, though. I think a 6 or 7/10 is about right for this one.

I would definitely watch a second season of this, because I feel like the show was finally pulling its focus back in at the end of this season. As has been said before, its an interesting world and I would be thrilled to see them really explore some of the themes that they've brought up already.
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The anime I was most anticipating year was Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen and its still my favorite this season and for this year. we have one more season before the year is up but I don't think it will measure up to what 2013 has already released as of yet.

If I had to choose a favorite anime that I think was the best without it being a reboot or second season it would definitely be Sunday Without God. Emotional all the way, it didn't focus on "why is the world this way?" and instead went with "what do we do now and how do we cope?" It worked amazingly well for this show. Most of these characters leave an impact and give you the feels. The first and last arcs were especially dramatic and pulled on the heartstrings. I loved this show from beginning to end.
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Very touching ending, I loved it. But there's one thing that keeps bothering and confusing me... How come Dee was a ghost in the real world and Alis wasn't? Also wasn't Dee the one who died?? Then it results that Alis died?!?!? Someone explain this to me!!! So CONFUSED!!

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Roseleyn wrote:

Very touching ending, I loved it. But there's one thing that keeps bothering and confusing me... How come Dee was a ghost in the real world and Alis wasn't? Also wasn't Dee the one who died?? Then it results that Alis died?!?!? Someone explain this to me!!! So CONFUSED!!



Dee dying was a lie by Dee. Alia was the one who had died the entire time. Dee never died. I think Dee was a ghost in the real world because her real body was trapped in the loop of their wish world? Maybe?
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You know if Ai just did this the series could have passed more quickly...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL2MQnHMVOI
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Yeah seriously I would love to see a season 2 to this, but I've read that it's projected to not sell that much.

That episode 3. My feels have still not recovered.

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Pretty good series. Like a few people have said already, I enjoyed the beginning and end arcs the best, with the middle being not quite as gripping for me.

As for the ending... wow... there were a few onions that were being cut while I was watching it! T_T But yeah, I can really only see 2 plausible theories for what happened at the end there:

1) Ai-chan made a "wish" that brought back to life the original Alis (since the alternate Alis disappeared with that alternate world after Ai-chan was pushed thru the portal). A bit unlikely though since I think that would be out of character for her to make a wish of bringing someone back to life, especially since she's a gravekeeper who buries the deceased, and not one that brings to life those that have already passed on.

2) Since u don't actually see Ai-chan physically go thru that portal thing at the end when Alis tries to push her thru it, she probably didn't actually go thru it, and Ai was then able to physically drag Alis thru the portal with her (knowing her, she probably did!). We already know that Alis can go in and out of the portal and still be alive. Furthermore, the context of Alis and Ai's conversation, too, at the end, seemed to greatly indicate that it was indeed possible for Alis to continue living in a world where his original self had already died. And when u listen to their conversation at the end, Ai questions him why he wants to disappear alone (and Alis responds that it is because he's not the original and the original is already dead and buried), and Ai responds that even if the world rejects him, she will accept him - Ai doesn't say that last part about accepting him, but instead throws herself at him and embraces him, basically saying that she will accept him, even if the world does not since he's not the original and is supposed to be dead. I'd imagine (even though we didn't really see it) Ai-chan was able to avoid going thru that portal, and then probably put her foot down and told Alis that she's not leaving without him, and that if he stays, then she's staying, too! Kinda similar to how Ai-chan acted during the Goran Academy arc when Tanya had decided to stay behind by herself. I can totally see her doing this with Alis! Plus, at the end, u don't even see Alis's grave dug up, it would probably have to be dug up if the original was brought back to life. Therefore, I believe the original Alis is still dead and buried, while the "alternate" Alis still exists! At least, that's the way I'm interpreting this ending for now!

Anyway, I'd give this series about an 8/10 in terms of enjoyment.
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Posted 10/2/13

Koda89 wrote:


Roseleyn wrote:

Very touching ending, I loved it. But there's one thing that keeps bothering and confusing me... How come Dee was a ghost in the real world and Alis wasn't? Also wasn't Dee the one who died?? Then it results that Alis died?!?!? Someone explain this to me!!! So CONFUSED!!



Dee dying was a lie by Dee. Alia was the one who had died the entire time. Dee never died. I think Dee was a ghost in the real world because her real body was trapped in the loop of their wish world? Maybe?



body trapped in loop anyone else that went through would of been a ghost im guessing dee stopped them goign through and remembering cause if alis saw them as ghosts aswell he would probably remember
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Just started on this, the animations look great!
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Just started on this, the animations look great!


Yeah no matter how you feel about the story, there's no denying that it looks amazing.
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Well, I'm glad that this is over. I'm sorry but this wasn't one of my favorites. I was going to drop it until I saw episode 3. To me, the series dragged. The last arc was the best. I'm not too happy with the ending. There are alot of unanswered questions...
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Sebbyxc wrote: I'm not too happy with the ending. There are alot of unanswered questions...

Well, like any show, I don't think they want to answer all our questions, lol, as it leaves it open for another season then!

I think there are 2 main questions that still need answering in this series:

1) Why did God abandon the world?

2) How will Ai go about saving the world?

For the first one, I honestly wouldn't expect this answered till the end of this series since it's the main mystery to unravel in this world, so I'm suspecting that they would want there to be another season, or 2 or 3 - in order to do so, but who knows if that'll ever happen. The mystery anime, Monster, I think, is a great example of an anime that slowly unraveled its mysterious plot over a course of 70+ eps.

For the 2nd one, Ai appears to not even know herself as she admits to it in the last arc, and it's to be expected really with how young she is and with how little she knows about the outside world and the problems that effect the world. This is a mystery anime, after all. ^.^
But she's learning, slowly, but surely, throughout her journey, that "saving the world" is a lofty and grandeur project for a 12 year old to tackle, more so than she ever imagined, and part of saving the world doesn't always mean burying the deceased, as we learned in Ortus. I would expect that if there was another season (or 2), I'm sure Ai would continue to grow based on more of her experiences and journeys throughout the world (as she did in this 1st season), and that would help to shape a more clear picture to her on how to go about this "saving the world" business. To me, she's already kind of doing it (without her even knowing it), one town at a time by the friends she makes and the positive impression and impact that she imparts where ever she goes. =)
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Ahh I just started watching and I'm already hooked!!
I'm trying to finish this before all the fall anime starts
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So after just finishing this show, I have to say that despite the (imo) horrible goran academy arc, it was really enjoyable and I especially liked the world building and the animation. I am not quite sure what to think about the ending though, since from a dramatic point of view it would have been better, if Alis stayed dead. But despite enjoying his character I wasn't emotionally attached to it.
That in mind I think this ending is better, if there is going to be a second season, otherwise I would have prefered him not being alive at the end. (overall 7/10)

Also there is still one question that bothers me: How did Alis have a living body in the normal world, while his actual body had been burried by a gravekeeper?
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Tyseration wrote: Also there is still one question that bothers me: How did Alis have a living body in the normal world, while his actual body had been burried by a gravekeeper?

To quote myself from an earlier post :

suikojay wrote:

I can really only see 2 plausible theories for what happened at the end there:

1) Ai-chan made a "wish" that brought back to life the original Alis (since the alternate Alis disappeared with that alternate world after Ai-chan was pushed thru the portal). A bit unlikely though since I think that would be out of character for her to make a wish of bringing someone back to life, especially since she's a gravekeeper who buries the deceased, and not one that brings to life those that have already passed on.

2) Since u don't actually see Ai-chan physically go thru that portal thing at the end when Alis tries to push her thru it, she probably didn't actually go thru it, and Ai was then able to physically drag Alis thru the portal with her (knowing her, she probably did!). We already know that Alis can go in and out of the portal and still be alive. Furthermore, the context of Alis and Ai's conversation, too, at the end, seemed to greatly indicate that it was indeed possible for Alis to continue living in a world where his original self had already died. And when u listen to their conversation at the end, Ai questions him why he wants to disappear alone (and Alis responds that it is because he's not the original and the original is already dead and buried), and Ai responds that even if the world rejects him, she will accept him - Ai doesn't say that last part about accepting him, but instead throws herself at him and embraces him, basically saying that she will accept him, even if the world does not since he's not the original and is supposed to be dead. I'd imagine (even though we didn't really see it) Ai-chan was able to avoid going thru that portal, and then probably put her foot down and told Alis that she's not leaving without him, and that if he stays, then she's staying, too! Kinda similar to how Ai-chan acted during the Goran Academy arc when Tanya had decided to stay behind by herself. I can totally see her doing this with Alis! Plus, at the end, u don't even see Alis's grave dug up, it would probably have to be dug up if the original was brought back to life. Therefore, I believe the original Alis is still dead and buried, while the "alternate" Alis still exists! At least, that's the way I'm interpreting this ending for now!


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