Shingeki no Bahamut (Rage of Bahamut) – Virgin Soul: Season 1/ Episode 16 “City of the Gods, Part 2” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

I honestly feel at this point, and as shown by Karandi of 100 Word Anime forgetting the show in her Best and Worst anime of Spring 2017, this is a show good only because it is consistent. It may not be the top action anime, may not have the best romance or drama, but it…


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I honestly feel at this point, and as shown by Karandi of 100 Word Anime forgetting the show in her Best and Worst anime of Spring 2017, this is a show good only because it is consistent. It may not be the top action anime, may not have the best romance or drama, but it is good and consistent. Above being generic but not exemplary. Which is probably why I enjoy it. Unlike a lot of sequels, there wasn’t this drive for the show to prove itself. You didn’t get the vibe they were trying to up the ante, or anything like that. We were just presented with a time jump, a quality set of new characters and, once those new characters were established, then we got the old favorites.

Something that, over the course of 16 episodes now, has consistently given us quality entertainment. May not be the highlight of its season’s airing, but it being exclusive to Anime Strike on Amazon likely is a factor in that.

But, with all that said, let’s go into “City of the Gods – Part 2.”

The Escape from Charioce’s Eye: Rita, Favaro, Kaisar, Azazel

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Charioce decides to have Kaisar’s punishment be a fight to the death with Azazel. However, with Rita’s help, of course, Favaro is able to save both. Leaving us at a place where all of them want to split up by Kaisar tries to keep the group together. Even noting that he’d like to help Azazel and the demons with their current issues.

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Sometimes, I really do feel like the Genesis characters aren’t necessarily forgotten about, but are given just something to keep busy. Like, as of now, they are just being setup up so when the demons, angels, and mankind have a three way, or handicap, war, they can pop up on the scene. However, until then, they just appear to not be forgotten about. That’s it.

Especially in the case of Kaisar and Rita since, at least for me, they aren’t strong draws to the show. That is, unlike Favaro and Azazel. Favaro especially of course.

Ran Out of Heaven: Nina, El (Mugaro), Bacchus, Hamsa

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After El hears that it is possible to leave heaven on your own, he swaps his clothes with Nina [note]It isn’t addressed how she didn’t notice, besides her sleeping[/note] and he escapes. Naturally, this causes major problems for Bacchus and Hamsa for they just got back into heaven [note]Bacchus got exiled because he fell in love with a human woman and chased her. I guess Hamsa followed along hence him getting banned[/note]. But, in the long run, they all end up going back to the surface. Mostly because, while chasing El, Nina ends up falling toward the surface and after El rescues her, Bacchus and Hamsa, in the Hippogriff, rescue them.

Which, as you can imagine, is going to cause problems. Not just because of Lady Sofiel and Gabriel, but also because El is idealistic and has a huge amount of power. So who knows what he may do? All that can surely be said is that Jeanne may not have the power to stop him.

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You know why I say this show is good but not exemplary? It is because it doesn’t really make you think all that much. You aren’t given much to analyze or anything like that. All you can do is try to predict its future. Of which, right now the focus is on what may happen if Charioce comes face to face with El (Mugaro)? Much less, what is El’s grand plan of bringing back balance to the world?

For while his focus is just on man and the gods, the demons still exist. Top level demons beyond Azazel. Who, of course, I doubt he has forgotten, especially after all he did for him. However, there is this sense that while I’m not excited, I’m not hemming and hawing about watching this either. At this point, it is just part of my usual Friday, sometimes Saturday, routine.

With all that said, I’m trying to figure Bacchus’ role before getting kicked out of heaven. Much less Hamsa. For while Bacchus you can assume was a soldier, since all the men and people of his skin tone are, what was Hamsa? He is the only duck looking thing we saw so was he transformed into a duck as punishment? Assuming Hamsa is even a him?

Then when it comes to the woman he left Heaven for, who is she? Is being rejected by her, if not her death from aging, the reason Bacchus drinks so much? I know these questions won’t be answered, but I am left wondering the answers.


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