Ning has always been coddled by her sister, Yin, and it seems like there are rough waters ahead for the next 2 episodes. In the last episode, Ning began to undergo the tortures of water torture. Now, she’s spent all of that time in which she was losing her sanity thinking about how her sister is the reason for her anger and pain. Why? Because Yin was always there for her during those moments. What an interesting plot twist! In this week’s episode, we really get to see Ning lose her sanity, and do things like attack the Empress when she brandishes Zhao’s necklace, which reminds Ning of the torture and her sister. Ning kills the assassin cruelly cutting him up over and over. Then she attacks Yin on the battlefield in full hatred.
Ken en Ken - Aoki Kagayaki is an anime that focuses on sibling relationships as seen with the rebels and their parents, Yin and Ning, and Zhao and the Empress, but there is an air of romance that stirs between the latter. It’s complicated and brings out jealousy amongst them all, which only leads to them all becoming unhappy. There’s only 2 episodes left, but do we believe that Yin has to do the unthinkable and kill Ning? What of the Empress? It’s so complicated and I’m not sure what the writers were thinking when they added this. I don’t see a clean end with only 2 episodes left, but I’m betting that Ning’s death or Yin’s death and Ning’s revelation will come soon.
Bad Luck Sakura
Do you remember the “Bad Luck Brian” meme, the one about this nerd-looking guy rocking a plaid vest and braces? Well, the anime world now has a true rival for that position, in the form of Sakura Minamoto. Unlike poor Brian, Sakura is beautiful, somewhat cool, and very hard-working (at least people don’t seem to make fun of her), but as she recalls in this last episode, her life and post-life as a zombie are indeed a series of failures. Like we said a few weeks ago, with this show you never know if you’re supposed to laugh or to cry… or both at the same time!
For some reason, Sakura’s talent and dedication are useless thanks to her being doomed to suffer some last-minute physical problem. First it was a simple yet terribly untimely sickness, then it was muscle strains before an important relay race, and then she just died. If it was tragicomic enough to see Sakura’s second encounter with Truck-kun, how about now you see the full picture? Yeah, not even her favorite idol (now that Sakura remembers Ai) could cheer her up, although she took surprisingly well the news of her being a zombie. It must be hard for Sakura to know you have the power to unintentionally fail a big group of people who trust you, right? There was no musical gig this time, but it’s safe to assume Zombieland Saga is saving it for the grand finale at Arpino, with Sakura on stage.
Now that fall anime has come to a close, what did you enjoy? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!