Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 Review

Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (28)

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Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (5)King Arthur’s “imposing aura” promises world destruction. The people tremble in fear. The east and west head to battle. Just before violence breaks out, Caesar arrives and mediates, proposing peace with Nobunaga. Caesar claims that King Arthur wishes for peace in the new world. Nobunaga refuses. Ichihime seems disappointed… in her brother? Or her husband?

Nobunaga claims that there is no path but war now. He follows his own path, whether that leads him to salvation or destruction, Joan is unsure.

Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (10)Caesar and Cesare talk about King Arthur’s desires for peace. Cesare disbelieves Caesar’s word because Cesare associates Arthur with darkness. Geez, Caesar is only rooting for King Arthur now because he discovered Arthur to be a pretty girl -_-

It seems like the chessboard has been flipped with Arthur leaning towards the Saviour-King and Nobunaga leaning towards the Destroyer-King.

Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (13)When Da Vinci surprises Joan out of her thoughts, she already knows Da Vinci intends for her to draw a card. Mitsuhide gets word of Joan’s prophecy of Nobunaga. Mitsuhide is still wandering in self-pity over his indecisiveness.

In another scene, Machiavelli has been poisoned by Cesare and lies dead in bed.

Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (17)In yet another scene, Ichihime decides to head out to ask Caesar what he wants out of all of this. Mitsuhide interrupts their conversation and Caesar ends with revealing that the world will end…. BUT FIRST the Holy Grail needs to manifest. Arthur needs to find the “chosen one,” a sacred being that embodies life and death – Perfecta. King Arthur and his allies believe the Holy Grail will have the powers to save the world. Why Caesar believes in King Arthur’s utopian future of equal love is beyond me. Caesar tries to persuade Mitsuhide to convince Nobunaga to join the western allies. Ichihime slaps Caesar. Randomly. And then Caesar “kidnaps” Ichihime from the eastern allies. Caesar and Nobunaga fight again. Caesar isn’t a very good husband, bringing his wife into battle with him even though he claims to want to save Ichihime…

Nell and Bianchi flash on the screen, telling Ichihime that she is cursed with life. There is much holding her back… Caesar attempts to “liberate” Ichihme from her temporal life by destroying the entire Oda castle. Nobunaga decides to kill Caesar and Ichihime spurs her brother forward to attack both Caesar and Ichihime.

Nobunaga the Fool Episode 21 (19)With the end of the battle, Caesar is liberated from his shadows. Bianchi and Nell jump out to attack Caesar and Ichihime. Even at death, Ichihime, crawls over to her husband to be with him in his last moments. Ichihime also follows Caesar in death after. Now I wonder if the person who cried out in anguish was Mitsuhide or Nobunaga… probably Mitsuhide. Now we’ll wait to see how Mitsuhide will react to Ichihime’s death. Man, the camera angles just weren’t dramatic enough and I didn’t feel the weight of death as much as I really should. Nobunaga wasn’t emotional. All the characters were disconnected with one another. And we don’t even know why killing someone’s Regalia actually kills him. At first I thought it was because you are tied to the Regalia through a blood bond but now that we see Ichihime and Caesar both die after being attacked by the Regalia I have no idea what it means. The Regalia wasn’t even chopped to pieces or gravely injured. Nothing exploded!!!!

A lot of viewers of the show predicted Ichihime would eventually die (refer to the scene with the comb just before she leaves with Caesar) and speculated the implications on the characters and the plot. Still, it seemed way too easy for Nobunaga to off his sister and brother-in-law. I’m almost certain Mitsuhide will betray Nobunaga now…

Look, three more episode of this and we’ll be done with it. Just hold out with me till then…

– Cloudy

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