Elemental Gelade, Vol. 6: Resolutions
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The truth about Ren emerges in the midst of a heated battle. What's worse, Arc Aile and Chaos Choir are primed and ready to fight each other to the death over Edel Garden. Cou and Ren both make it to the island safely, but the story is hardly over as the fate of the Edel Raids and Ren hangs in the balance between men who desires ultimate power and a boy who just wants to be a man.
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Now onto the main point, volume 6 of Elemental Gelade. Cou, Ren, Rowen, Kuea and Cisqua are coming to an end over the course of their long journey. But they soon learn that there is a war between Edel Raids and Arc Aile. Although once again Ren and Cou are separated(go figure) it does at last lead up to the ending which the latter end of episode 26 shows. There are also many reappearances of many characters throughout the volume to reignite Cou's determination to be with Ren even after they get separated once again. And the real final battle takes place in Edel Garden.
This Volume includes the following:
Episode 22: The Buried Legend
Episode 23: The Promise
Episode 24: Edel Garden
Episode 25: Chaos Choir
Episode 26: The Song for the Sky and Tomorrow
And to end the series in a nice manner there is the special ending theme to the anime series, the Japanese version of the song "Everlasting Song."
If you are a collector of this series, it's a must have, but if you're just the average anime fan then at least take a whirl at the series, if it doesn't please you then by all means there are always more anime series out there.
I forgot to mention, but the extras on this DVD include Japanese game trailers. A fighting game for the Playstation 2 and a game for the Game Boy Advance.
I wasn't too enthused with Volume 5 of Elemental Gelade because of its shojo like love triangle so I was beginning to doubt whether the writers could salvage the last episodes of the show. Thankfully, they did. Gelade was at its best when you couldn't tell who the good and bad guys were and there's a good return to that formula here. Chaos does have a beef with humans. At one time they lived in harmony with us but over the centuries we began to take them for granted and saw them only as tools. Even Arc Aile had lost its way and began to use Edel Raids for their own purposes instead of finding a way to bring the two races back together again. Cisqua is making an attempt to dissuade its more hawkish elements to halt the attack on Chaos Choir because in essence they would be killing those they are sworn to protect. You have a lot of noble motivations like sparing lives and unconditional love mixed in with power lust and outmoded thinking, just as in the present. Seeing these themes play out among the characters is what made this show interesting. The animation has never been a strong point and almost looks like American Saturday morning fare even though in this last volume, they saved some of their budget for the final battle sequences.