The bright side: the great reveal had little to do with magic.
The not so bright side: My brain short circuited somewhere soon after when they tried revealing the big secrets behind the scenes.
I’m not sure where I should begin with but uh… like
The club president Sumire and the mysterious girl Sakura are actually sisters, with Sumire looking different because she dyed her hair and whatnot. They were one of the first test subjects for the whole stopping of aging and can be said to be the people closest to immortality as they have the capable to regenerate as long as their brain still remains.
The meteor was actually first discovered by Sakura and she calculated that it would miss, barely so but yeah.
And that’s it. I’m out of here.
Or so I wanted to but stopping here seems a bit wrong so I forced myself to continue trudging through the story.
These two siblings have a terribly tragic past where they were used as test subjects by their very own parents, living in a jail-like laboratory and at some point, Sumire got her entire body crushed in an “accident” which could have very well been on purpose in order to experiment the regeneration capabilities. It would have been instant death but because of her body, she ended up experiencing tremendous pain for the entire process, turning it into a trauma against blood and the likes.
After the two got kicked out of the laboratory for… a reason I don’t recall hearing but I might’ve missed it as I blanked out (in a bad sense) after the initial reveal. Sakura met with her very first friend who ended up dying of some sort of mysterious uncurable disease or whatever soon after making friends with her. Sakura was powerless to save her and thus she ended up taking the same old logic of “if all that will result from it is sadness then I’d rather not meet anyone to begin with” and parted ways from her sister.
So… um… you know, they sort of went on talking about losing the basic human right of “dying” but at the same conversation they stated that they can regenerate as long as their head remains. Which brings me to question how exactly did they lose those rights, all that really happened is that they’ve become a little harder to kill than the average human.
Various points of the story didn’t make sense for that matter. Apparently the technology to stop aging was lost for…some…reason… I don’t even recall hearing a reason for that either. Maybe they took the technology with it, but even that returned 150 years later and there’s little reason as to why they couldn’t redevelop it again. Better yet, I don’t see the slightest link between preventing people from stopping aging and watching as a meteor pass by Earth. It did make people contemplate life and death again but as time passes that would fade away again, humans are forgetful creatures and that’s not the slightest bit surprising here.
By the end of the Sakura arc, the two siblings set out on a journey around the world. To do what you ask? Hell if I’d know.
In the meantime the protagonist and Tsubame continue living on peacefully serving as the new club president for the life energy club.
for the next 150 or so years.
Yeah really, they basically waited all the way until Miyako returned along with the other space immigrants for a touching reunion and then revealing that technology to reverse the process that stops aging has been discovered, allowing them to age normally if they want.
Apparently for the full 150 years Tsubame has been serving as the club president for the life energy club and… no one found it suspicious nope. I guess I’ll also note that the club has been established for 250 years, with the first 100 years being covered by Sumire.
I don’t know where to start really. In various ways that was stupid but somewhere around the point of revealing that Sakura was the first to discover the meteor and both siblings knew about the meteor missing I couldn’t be bothered to even mock the story.
Essentially the entire thing was a farce. Sumire was playing along the whole thing while knowing very well that it would miss. Miyako went off to space for nothing, in Miu route they probably didn’t die and the protagonist would outlive Miu as she ages normally.
The story probably attempted to make a drama out of the effects of obtaining near eternal life but it came off flat because the setting wasn’t fleshed out the slightest while the drama was cheap at best.
Therefore as a conclusion I say: screw this.
There seems to be some extra sub routes for Kanade(Miyako’s little sister), Serika and Sumire herself but I’m only going to bother with Serika and then move on. I think I’ve had enough of this story.
Next up will be 貧は僕らの福の神.