Tokaku vs. Haru. It’s time to begin the final episode!
After a quick flashback of Tokaku’s birth we go back to Tokaku and Haru down in the graveyard.
Haru asks why is she doing this and Tokaku says that before now she wasn’t able to kill but now but now she can kill.
Tokaku says that she’ll chose her own path.
Tokaku throws away her sheathe as she advances on Haru.
After the opening,we have Kaiba talking to himself about Tokaku telling her to make her own decisions. She can wield her sword as she sees fit.
After that we go back to Tokaku vs. Haru. Haru throws one of the lanterns at her but Tokaku dodges her and tries to slash her but Haru totally does the Matrix and dodges the sword.
Of course though she lands her butt and she’s wide open. Well Haru you had a good run. You beat 11 assassins but the 12th was too good.
Haru like all people that are about to get killed ask one question.
Tokaku says that this was the only way that she could prove it to herself if she was being manipulated.
Tokaku jumps back into the fog while someone picks up Haru.
One Tokaku takes Haru into the fog and explains that the Tokaku that tried to kill her was Nio. Turns out that Nio is a member of the Kuzunoha family. Unlike the Azumas who excel at assassination abilities, the Kuzunoha family excels at shamanism, using hypnotism to trick them into lowering their guard or tricking them into killing themselves.
Tokaku says that Nio never said that she wasn’t an assassin and that she was just biding her time until the Black Class ends and then she’ll strike. That explains why Nio had the ending last episode.
Good summation Tokaku.
So after that Haru and Tokaku run pass one of the graves and Haru stops to look at. She says that it might be possible that she manipulated her into protecting her but Tokaku says that it’s possible that she was manipulated. However she says that she’s gained something important here with Haru.
Aw…that’s so cute.
Too bad Tokaku-Nio tries to stab Haru from the shadows but Tokaku pulls her away and starts shooting at Tokaku-Nio. Once she runs out of bullets she goes in close with the knife.
Turns out that Nio is trying to figure out if Haru really has the Primer. I don’t know if the chairwoman ordered her to do it but come on! She survived 11 assasins. If that doesn’t prove it then I don’t know what will.
So they keep at it and it’s basically an argument…with some knives. Not the best one. It does have a good impression. You can guess that with Nio taking on Tokaku’s appearance she can be Tokaku’s more confused side, not sure that Haru is manipulating her. And the other one is yeah I don’t know. This scene is hard to follow.
Yeah so after Nio-Tokaku is defeated, she tries to kill Haru but the other Tokaku throws a knife at her hamstring then stabs her in the chest.
So then Haru picks a knife and tries to stab Tokaku but as we see after the commericial it doesn’t work.
I’ve never been so sad.
Turns out the only way to prove if Tokaku was under the Primer was to kill her. If she was under the Primer then she couldn’t do anything as Haru went at her with the knife. This proves that everything that Tokaku did was of her own free will.
But was it worth it? Haru is dead!
Nio taunt Tokaku saying that all she can do is kill and she also says that’s been planning to kill Haru by taking on Tokaku’s form for a while. After that she dies.
Nio! You were my second favorite after Kouko(You got to love those smart girls with the glasses)
After Nio dies, Tokaku cries over Haru’s corpse as Yuri arrives to see the scene. After that Yuri says because of Haru’s death, Tokaku is the
winner of the Black Class and she can have anything she wants.
The only thing she wants is Haru back.
After that we timeskip to the spring and Haru’s graduating from the Black Class.
Turns out that Haru has a titanium rib that barely blocked Tokaku’s knife away from her heart, sparing her life. Come on guys. You give us that tearful ending that you take it away not less that a minute later.
Also turns out that Nio’s still alive and talking with the chairwoman. How? She’s not that easy to kill apparently.
You got stabbed in the heart, woman! Unless you’re an immortal that typically does in everyone.
After that Nio leaves the room and tosses a white lily out of the window. It’s supposed to be Haru’s flower symbol, symbolizing purity.
Then we go to Haru singing the school song and we go to somewhere outside a mansion.
It’s Sumireko Hana-freaking-busa!
And she wants to cook…
Now at this point is when Akuma no Riddle loses all its credibility. And thus a new meme has been born!
Now here I was going to have a pic of a meme but I can’t find said meme so the joke is dead…
Edit: Found the Picture!
Now let’s keep going.
Now that something I can accept.
Now that’s sweet.
That’s my hot nerd! Being badass! She doesn’t need to be let out of her group. She’s fighting her way out! Too bad it’s a sin to kill a nun.
Why isn’t she in containment? She’ll just escape again! Also why are you looking to be let out!? You’re a serial killer.
Looks like someone’s having some fun in the sun. She may not own the beach but at least she’s happy with her family.
They’re supposed to be dead! Kirigaya got stabbed in the chest and Namatame got poisoned by Angel’s Trumpet. Now if you don’t know that’s one of the most powerful poisons in the world and she shrugged it off.
So Shiena was supposed to be a part of this group that killed bullies of kids and other people. That’s why her flower is a thistle for revenge. However the anime cut that out.
Looks like Mahiru is deciding to move on with Shinya. That’s good.
So we go back to Haru who walks out of the school to meet Tokaku.
So now they’re going on a journey to deliever all the diplomas to all the girls.
That’s the most Yuri other than the kiss that they had in this anime.
And with that Akuma no Riddle is over. Well there’s the ending which is done by all thirteen girls. It’s pretty good.
Now time for final thoughts.
Akuma no Riddle has some serious issues with the words pacing and characterization! They move too fast to try to fit a bigger plot into 12 episodes and it’s safe to say they failed. A lot of the characters are unknown and half developed.
However the art and the character designs are good along with the action scenes and the songs. So I’ll give Akuma no Riddle a 6 out of 10.
So if you’re feeling mad about how the anime ended, READ THE MANGA. It’s way better and it actually has everything the anime cut out because they were strapped for time.
So with Akuma no Riddle finished that ends my Spring 2014 season. I hope you liked it and keep reading for the Summer 2014 season.