Mawaru Penguindrum 9: Ends
I watched it up to the improbable kicked-mirror-crashing-down-on-Mom disaster. This after barely surviving the librarian’s character design + gestures + voice = inevitable catastrophe.
Draggle had this to say of the episode: “The extent to which this show manages to tie everything together is amazing.”
I totally agree with that assessment. I actually warned Ikuhara three episodes ago:
“Also, there’s a point at which the ‘let’s link everything to everything else’ impulse in fiction writing does more harm than good. You need some space, and you need some loose ends for a good story…”
I don’t think there will be loose ends here. But there will be a loser, ME, if I sit through all 26 episodes.