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Old 2013-09-07, 02:56   Link #1968
Join Date: Jul 2013
Originally Posted by RobotCat View Post
I have, and I don't think they're substantiated. You argue that once they beat the spirit medium the story is over, when it's completely the opposite. The manga has always been far more heavy in developing the political side of the world than most shonen battle/adventure manga.
You haven't been paying attention then.

1.) Adventures/Countries don't matter anymore. It's power battles between Djinn-users and Magi. No other obstacles and challenges exist.

2.) The world has united to save it. Both Kou and the Alliance have pretty much said they'll be content with things after saving the world. They have no reason to fight each other anymore. What's more, Reim has no reason to expand it's territory since Kou is no longer interested in wars.

3.) Agitators and antagonists that exist or may exist are a joke. Hakuryuu and Judal are nothing. Gyouken is nothing. Mu is nothing. The Prince from Reim is double nothing. The interesting parts of the manga no longer exist and only petty grudge matches do.

Mu might want to kill Aladdin and Alibaba for what happened to Scherazade. Those two aren't a country though. Even if he wants revenge, achieves it, it won't matter much in the scheme of things. Not enough meat there for a story.

Hakuryuu is a butt monkey with mommy issues. He might hate Alibaba for being a rival for Morgiana's attention, but you can't really build an arc out of that. Judal is chaotic evi and he can't plan things.

Gyouken just had her best chance at achieving her goals taken away from her. What's more, she just revealed who and what she is presumably because she thought her goals were within reach through no action of her own. If she had instead chosen to reveal herself at a time of her choosing when her plans had bared fruit, then maybe she could have carried on.

Unfortunately, it would seem this was her best shot and the best she could do, all that's left is hunting her down and killing her.

The Prince from Reim can't even use Djinn-equip. He poses no threat.

All that remain for the story are a few personal grudges that could be resolved in less than six months.
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