Yozakura Quartet episode 12 – End ~ The sakura blooms no more

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Ouch

It is still before midnight on my side so technically a Happy New Year to all you readers out there. It’s not quite the year of the Ox just yet but we will be getting there soon (plus the mention of red envelopes always gets my hands rubbing). Getting back on track I have been putting this off for way to long so here it is. The final episode of Yozakura Quartet…

Thoughts: Oh Akina…Akina…Akina…

I swear this guy must be the walking idiot of this year and to think that I actually had some hope for him to show some decent character development, in the end he was just a failure of a character all around. I don’t think he would have even considered using tuning until Enjin told him that he has erased Gin and even then he gave up once Enjin put up that fake ass impression of Gin. What a pathetic human Akina is…really pathetic.

That said it wasn’t that bad of an ending just…predictable. Well I didn’t have that much of an expectation for this series anyway ever since it spiral down to becoming simply medicore so my opinion on the ending was just “it could have been a whole lot worse”.

In fact the fighting action in this episode was fairly impressive given the amount of half ass fight scenes seen before (besides whenever Kyousuke showed up to show the others how it is REALLY DONE).

Hime suddenly powerup up like OVER9000 after receiving the dragon lance…makes you wonder what the hell she was doing with a run of the mill ordinary lance all this time. Seriously though it was not all that realistic to see her smashing Enjin up so easily when he has always show major superiority. No matter, the fight was drooling up until the point the idiot showed up again.

Though yet again the best fight was between Kyousuke and Shinozuka…well make that a gangbang. Honestly I was feeling sorry when he died since he was such an awesome character but then he survived somehow. Not that I am complaining since knowing that he was alive in the epilogue made the ending even better. I wonder if there would be some romance between him and Juri…hmm…

Still there was hardly any explanation on the Shota’s actions as a land god nor did we see Nun chan sharpening her swords on Enjin’s butt. Sadly I would have traded anything for that to happen.

All’s well that ends well and the town is saved. Life goes back to normal and Hime has matured quite a bit. Too bad the same can’t be said for Akina.

Screen caps and “wise guy” comments (Final thoughts at the bottom):

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And you aren’t unfortunately

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Hime is fully resolved, which I love seeing

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Damn that Akina

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Well if you say so then he would believe right?

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There you go the spineless twit

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Or not, sucker punched!

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Trust Akina to give into his yaoi feelings

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Shinozukaaaa

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And kyousuke should make a spinoff

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Yes, damn those Hiizuma

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I wish, I wish, I wish

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Yae channnnnn! I want you moar D:

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Great action scenes

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The don’t sadly…this one question isn’t answered at all

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Poor dude

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Enjin isn’t a bad guy you know

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You do not cut her scalf, bad idea Enjin

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Powerup MAX

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I think I prefer Hime’s long hair fluttering like that from now on

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Finally…

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He lives, good George he lives!

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Back to normal huh

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And a peaceful end for all where friendship is thicker than youkai blood

Final Thoughts:

Honestly? This series for me was potential gone to waste. I think it is rather fair to compare this with Rental Magica since they both ended on a familiar note. Nothing really much happens to further the characters from when they originally started off from. Throw in some plothole of a story where we have an insanely haxx boss and his extremist desires and there you have it.

I was so disappointed that the goals of Enjin were that single tracked as I was expecting for more…substance. This plus countless plotholes for the characters and those feelings that were never drove into nor explored.

Just to mention a few…

1) The past with Gin, Akina and Hime needed developing really…

2) How did Enjin get back?

3) How the hell did he even able to take over Gin’s body?

4) Oh come on, give more background for Kyousuke, Ao and Kotoha.

5) Why is Akina such a stubbon bastard?

6) The Land Gods?

And the list goes on…

Well if it is any plus though this series never really pushed me to the limit. It remained as a normal watch week after week and a nice balance between the good and the crap. One thing I enjoyed the most were the rare parts where the fight scenes were actually good. I enjoyed the BGM useage too most of the times as it is rather unique compared to other series.

Plus highlight of the series is definitely Yae chan…I love her to bits 🙂

Overall it was an alright series which I would consider a guilty pleasure. Don’t bother wasting your time with this one if you haven’t seen it but it isn’t one where I would beg for the time spent on it, back.

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3 Responses to “Yozakura Quartet episode 12 – End ~ The sakura blooms no more”


  1. 1 FlareKnight January 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Now let’s not pick on Rental Magica. It was definitely far better to this series. Characters developed, the lead tried to better himself (instead of spending a series going “oh I don’t want to tune him.”, even the ending was better. Yeah let’s toss Yozakura Quartet to the dogs, just had to save Rental Magica :).

    Series had some good moments so was alright with watching it. But agree that I wouldn’t exactly recommend it to others unless they have limitless free time.

  2. 2 deathkillz January 6, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Well a similar kind of disappointment heh ^^’

    But this series was more extreme…

    Thank god for Nun chan…I only mourn for the lack of screentime she got ;___;

  3. 3 UmiHoshi December 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    the ending was bad, yeah =oo= doesn’t anyone bother to miss Enjin? D>
    incidentally, the 1st episode of the OVA is all about Yae


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