I will admit that Kyousogiga's new season wasn't as crazy as the first ONA, but there was still enough content for it to be an enjoyable series. While Kyousogiga Dainidan's episodes were episodic short segments, I had a feeling that the last two episodes are going to be the ones to look out for.
As we mark the end of this short experience, let's take a look at the final shorts that will determine if Kyousogiga Dainidan will come out as a satisfying treat.
Compare to the first three episodes, the fourth episode of Dainidan runs at a whopping twelve minutes, which makes it the longest episode of the bunch. And being the lucky monk that he is, Myoe is going to take up this whole segment. From the way how Myoe was presented in episode four, his annoyance with Koto's attitude does not reflect his true feelings towards her. We kind of get an idea that Myoe's big brother-like relationship with Koto helps him get through life, as he waits for his master to return. Things don't stop there either, because the beginning presents us with another mystery that will probably be revealed during the final episode.
Out of all of the characters shown in Kyousogiga's world, Lady Koto was by far the most mysterious one. In the first ONA, she was the rabbit that Koto was trying to pursue, and her presence was saved for the finale of the story. For the final episode of Dainidan, we see that Myoe's master shares a big connection with Lady Koto. To some extent, it even goes against Michelle Rodane's theory about Lady Koto being Koto's adult self. Then again, the first ONA was vague on some aspects, so it opened up to many interpretations. If I'm picking things up correctly, the last episode gives us an idea of where Koto's original home lies, since the beginning shows a spot that might be the gateway to the alternate Kyoto. While this episode lacked the show's insane antics, the segment did succeed with its purpose.
Even if these episodes lack the charm from the original ONA, their role allowed us to get in touch with the offerings present in its world. Since Kyousogiga Dainidan's episodes were presented as shorts, the length worked well with the character that was given the spotlight. In regards to the way how things ended, I doubt that this is going to be the last of Kyousogiga, because there's a chance that the next season could lead towards something bigger than a series of self contained shorts.
Now that we have reached the end of the tunnel, Dainidan's second episode still remains as my favorite of the five, but that is mainly due to the fact that it was the closest to a being a successor to Kyousogiga's greatness. Hopefully, the next season will focus on the content that will throw us out of the water again, since we now have a better understanding of the show's setting.
All in all, the entirety of Kyousogiga has been an interesting run, and I can't wait to see what new ideas are going to be smashed up in the near future. Taking Kyousogiga's premiere pattern into account, the later half of 2013 might be the season to look forward to.
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