Inuyashiki – Episode 11 Recap (Is It Evil?)

Okay, prepare for one final rant. How evil is Inuyashiki episode 11?

Inuyashiki Last Hero
Studio: MAPPA
Genre: Science Fiction

After the less than stellar CG in the last episode, I hoped this one would have no problems at all. Turns out the CG looked good this time but the story seemed to take a direct hit. The finale started with Inuyashiki returning home to his family who has now seen his heroics in action thanks to the news. Yeah, it finally happened.

The old man was forced to show his family everything. He apologized for being an impostor as well, but his wife started asking him things about their honeymoon and the family accepted him for what he is. For the most part anyway. His son became envious that his dad is a well-known hero and asked the old man to let him become a machine. The old man convinced him not to, telling the boy his weakness as a human is what made him a hero.

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Now with Hiro defeated, a massive meteor approaches the Earth. It’s big enough to wipe out all life. While people start doing their end of the world stuff, Hiro pays a visit to Ando’s house. Hiro has apparently had the sense beat back into him from the schooling he received. He didn’t go to Ando’s to kill anyone. He went there to rekindle their friendship. It was too little too late for him, though, and Ando called the old man to finish the job. Hiro fled the scene as soon as he arrived, naturally.

Back to the meteor. With all attempts to change the course of the meteor failed, the world braces for impact. Inuyashiki decides to attempt to stop it, even if it kills him or is impossible. He hits the meteor with everything he’s got. He rips it apart by hand and shoots it with missiles. Ando tells him he’s done enough but the old man won’t give up.

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Right when it looks like all hope is lost, Hiro arrives. And he’s come up with a plan to save the Earth from the meteor. When the old man asks why he wants to save the Earth, Hiro points out that even someone like him has people he wants to save. Hiro tells the old man that he has been running simulations and has discovered that missiles aren’t strong enough to do anything to the meteor.

In other words, he’s just telling us something we already knew. Hiro then goes on to explain his plan. Hiro’s found that if he self-detonates, he can alter the trajectory of the meteor, thus saving the Earth. That’s right, Hiro will sacrifice himself to save the entire planet. Inuyashiki helps him blow up the meteor by hitting that little red button. That’s the end. Good story and all that.

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That’s what I would like to say, but Hiro’s plan failed. His death was meaningless. The meteor was only broken up a little with a sizable chunk still headed for doomsday. Not to worry, the world will only be mostly dead. Seems like the writers just couldn’t give Hiro a break after all. Upon watching Hiro’s plan fall apart Innuyashiki runs his own simulations. They tell him he must also self-destruct.

So the old man gets into position and blows himself up and we see the aftermath of the credits. One of my friends said the ending felt rushed. I’m inclined to disagree. It’s not that it was rushed, the ending just doesn’t satisfy. Hiro and Inuyashiki were made out of the same stuff. Both ran simulations that told them to self-destruct. Hiro’s was wrong why? I think he was wrong for the same reason Hiro just couldn’t catch a break – plot convenience. There was no other reason for this in the context of the show.

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I would say this episode was about as evil as a Henchman. If you want to watch this series just be aware that the last two episodes are a mess. If you like anime that are awesome sometimes check out Chris’s reviews of Konohana Kitan. 

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.

Keep It Classy,
Evil Bob


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