Yuki raced to met with Machi and when he got there he was about to tell her about the curse when something happened. The rat spirit left his body and returned to God, leaving him feeling sad and alone!
Machi had asked Yuki to meet her so that she could give him a get well soon present for Tohru. She didn’t know Tohru personally, but she was grateful for how she protected Yuki and gave him a new lease on life. If she hadn’t then maybe they wouldn’t have met and she wouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Yuki remembered what Haru had said to him about finding the one that will accept you. He had finally found her.
But first, there was something he needed to tell Machi. Yuki needed to confess about the curse. How could they have a relationship if he turned into a rat every time she hugged him. He couldn’t move on without giving her all the information. But then, something strange happened. The rat spirit was gone. He turned to see it scampering to God who thanked him for keeping his promise and the bonds crumbled.
Yuki felt sad and alone. He’d been with the rat his entire life and longed for it to leave, but now that it had, he didn’t know how to explain it. Yuki simply turned and hugged Machi, much to the surprised of onlookers. Now, Machi had a condition. Before anything more happened, she wanted to know if she could call him by his first name. Of course. She gave it a try and by the second attempt, they kissed.
Akito summoned the zodiac Somas to the banquet hall for one last time and met them as a girl for the first time. She owned up to her cruel and vicious past, but never managed to apologise. Akito hopes to make amends through actions and not by a meaningless gesture. She returned to Shigure to tell him what happened. He told her that he loved her and that he would not accept anything less than all of her.
Kyo and Tohru visited Kyoko’s grave and spoke of the future. Now that he was free, Kyo hoped to push himself to go further than he ever dreamed of going. He wanted to go to another dojo and learn from another master. One day he would return and be ready to take over Shisho’s dojo. It would be far away and he wanted Tohru with him, but knew it was a tough decision… Tohru instantly said that she would go with him. She also said that she refused to believe that Kyoko’s final words were meant in the way he took them.
Of course, that was the case. As Kyoko had laid on the ground dying, her thoughts were of Tohru and how she had let her down, how there would be no one to watch over her, and how she would never see her again. That was when she spotted Kyo standing nearby. She recognised him and demanded that he watch over Tohru. Protect her little girl or she would never forgive him. Seconds later Kyoko died and found herself reunited with Tohru’s father in the afterlife.
What did you think?
I knew that this would be an emotional episode before it began, but I was not ready for that ending. Oh, man! Kyoko has been one of my favourite characters in the series and it’s such a shame that we didn’t get to see much more of her. So, to see the truth behind her statement and then to find out that she got to smile again was priceless.
I also thought the scene with Yuki and Machi was very well done. The way that the curse left him just as he was about to tell her and the reaction that followed made the moment that much more intense. The faces of the onlookers were excellent and I almost expected them to start clapping.
So, Akito has finally told the others that she is a girl but then failed to apologise for her actions even though she admitted to them. I don’t know if I will ever forgive her for how she’s behaved. I bet it’s little consolation to Rin and her persistent medical conditions or Hatori and his glass eye. She has her chance to atone, but that begins with an apology otherwise it feels like you’re not sorry.
What have you learnt?
So, the story definitely ended in the last episode and this was the first of two that are focused on cleaning up all the threads. However, after this one, I have no idea what is left for it to focus on in the last episode. Is it just going to be a montage of the entire series that would still probably bring robots to sobbing messes? I wouldn’t put it past them.
I’m curious to see what we have left, but it will probably be amazing whatever it is. If nothing else, there’s no reason to doubt their ability to hit you with an emotional blow. The only thing I don’t want is some sort of time skip and then see them all five or ten years from now with families of their own. Please don’t do that!
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – See You After School
- Episode 2 – They’re All Animals!
- Episode 3 – Let’s Play Rich Man, Poor Man!
- Episode 4 – What Year Is She?
- Episode 5 – I’ve Been Fooling Myself
- Episode 6 – Perhaps We Should Invite Ourselves Over
- Episode 7 – Spring Comes
- Episode 8 – See You When You Get Back
- Episode 9 – Yuki Was My First Love
- Episode 10 – It’s Valentine’s, After All
- Episode 11 – This is a Wonderful Inn
- Episode 12 – You Look Like You’re Having Fun
- Episode 13 – How Have You Been, My Brother?
- Episode 14 – That’s a Secret
- Episode 15 – I Wouldn’t Say That
- Episode 16 – She Said Don’t Step on Them!
- Episode 17 – This Is for Uo-chan!
- Episode 18 – What’s Important Is…
- Episode 19 – I’m So Sorry!
- Episode 20 – I Can’t Believe You Picked It Up
- Episode 21 – I Never Back Down from a Wave Fight
- Episode 22 – Because I Was Happy
- Episode 23 – You Look Well…
- Episode 24 – Let’s Go Home
- Episode 25 – Summer Will Be Here Soon
- Season Two
- Episode 26 – Hello Again
- Episode 27 – Eat Somen with Your Friends
- Episode 28 – Shall We Go and Get You Changed?
- Episode 29 – I Got Dumped…
- Episode 30 – Wait for me, tororo soba!
- Episode 31 – Are you really this stupid?
- Episode 32 – Let’s Start the Watermelon Splitting Contest!
- Episode 33 – Well, It’s True
- Episode 34 – My Precious…
- Episode 35 – Who Are You?
- Episode 36 – All Mine
- Episode 37 – You Cried for Me
- Episode 38 – Sure Thing
- Episode 39 – I Should Just Die…
- Episode 40 – See You Later
- Episode 41 – Ask Him For Me
- Episode 42 – You Will, I’m Sure of It
- Episode 43 – Do You Wanna Kiss?
- Episode 44 – There’s Just No Way!
- Episode 45 – Are You Okay?
- Episode 46 – There Was, Definitely
- Episode 47 – That Isn’t What I Want
- Episode 48 – It’s Cinderella-ish
- Episode 49 – Here You Are
- Episode 50 – I’m Different Now
- Season Three
- Episode 51 – I’ll Hold Another Banquet
- Episode 52 – That’s an Unwavering Truth
- Episode 53 – I Hope It Snows Soon
- Episode 54 – I’m… Home.
- Episode 55 – I Mean… You Know, Right?
- Episode 56 – It Was So Foolish
- Episode 57 – That’s Right, It’s Empty
- Episode 58 – I’m Disappointed in You
- Episode 59 – What’s Your Name?
- Episode 60 – I Just Love Her
- Episode 61 – Goodbye
- Episode 62 – You Fought Well
- Episode 63 – See You Again Soon