Thursday, 25 June 2009

Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo - Episode 25

With Leopard on the rampage and Nerval looking to save the inhabitants of Kirkwood, it looks like it's all change as we reach the penultimate episode of Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo.

It doesn't take long at all for us to reach a full-on conflict between these two giant brain colonies, and while Nerval might normally have been expected to triumph, this fully upgraded and decidedly evil version of Leopard has plenty of power at his disposal, enough to do some serious damage to his rival. With Imoko still at Nerval's side however, Akiha once again makes a rash decision, racing off to try and save her friend with nary a thought of the consequences, with Honoka and Itsuki having to reluctantly follow her to back up her foolishness.

After the briefest of reunions, Akiha and Imoko are separated once again, with the former ending up face to face with Nami, who it's fair to say is still in none too pleasant a mood. Thus, Nami attacks her sister, and comes close to finishing off Akiha before extraneous events turn things around until eventually she simply has to turn tail and run. She'll be back soon enough though, this time with the backing of Leopard as Akiha finally accepts her position as "the girl who leapt through space" of the series title.

So, we're all set up for a grand finale that has blurred the lines between good and bad palpably in some cases to leave us wondering just who we should be rooting for. Personally, I'm thoroughly looking forward to see how the series it pulls everything off, given how its improved throughout its run so far - Let's hope that it goes out with a bang rather than a whimper.

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