The Queen of White sits on her throne reflecting on the previous events and can’t help but reflect on how she got there. Meanwhile, the Prince of Darkness must prove that he is worthy of succession.
The Queen of White thinks back to when she was just Iris and together with Sheama, they were the candidates to become the next Queen of White. She struggled with the idea of what a Queen needs and thought deeply of an answer. Then, when she was looking out over the sky, the darkness approached and she had to vanquish it herself, no doubt confirming her position as successor.
The Prince of Darkness took part in a contest with five other potential successors to the King of Darkness. First, they had to survive wave after wave of monsters until only two remained. Then, those two would fight until the order of succession was decided upon. The Princes of Darkness confused the other contestants by saving another. In the end, only he and Adel remained. They fought and the Prince of Darkness won. Now, he and Adel must deliver a message to the Queen of Light!
What did you think?
This series is boring! It might look nice from time to time, but the story is not doing anything for me. Everything has been so rushed that I find myself not even caring for any of the characters, with Lady Groza being the only exception and it’s not because she’s a… erm… a well-developed character or anything like that… In three episodes, the Prince of Darkness has gone from nobody survivor of a nameless village to inheriting a lord’s title and possessions, to then becoming the next King of Darkness. Where’s the conflict and obstacles for the characters to overcome? That contest sure wasn’t one. Even the fights were dull. This series really, really needs to do something interesting and fast.
What have you learnt?
I picked this series because it was categorised as an action fantasy with adventure and magic. Even the synopsis sounded interesting. Well, that series hasn’t even shown up yet. Have they put in the wrong synopsis? At this stage, it seems entirely possible as this is looking more and more like a poor adaption of Romeo and Juliet. One of the things that’s important to me with a story is that I get a sense for where it’s going early on. Of course, this can change and that’s always fun, but with Shironeko, I feel like I’ve been hit with a switch-a-roo. This isn’t what I signed up for. Not even close. Now, that would be fine if it was good, but it really isn’t.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Land Protected by Light
- Episode 2 – The World’s Egoism
- Episode 3 – The Grief-Stricken Queen of Light
- Episode 4 – The Messenger from Black
- Episode 5 – United Front
- Episode 6 – The Gray-Green Demoness
- Episode 7 – Picking Wild Greens
- Episode 8 – A Promise
- Episode 9 – The Queen of Light and the Prince of Darkness
- Episode 10 – The Gentle Song of Darkness
- Episode 11 – The Distant Sky
- Episode 12 – The Sin of the Beginning
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