large, To Your Eternity chooses to end on a bittersweet yet hopeful note, focusing in on what ultimately has been the heart of the series in hindsight: the relationship between Pioran and Fushi.
The Jananda Island Arc has honestly been an absolute mixed bag for To Your Eternity. There were some genuinely great moments at times but, for the most part, this arc has been a mess.
Well, that was an unexpected turn of events to say the very least. Last week’s episode left us hanging with Tonari on a lifeboat heading back to the island on a rescue mission and Fushi was left locked up by Hayase. This episode isn’t very interested in any of that.
For an episode that had a lot of major moments, it ultimately feels like a bit of a pit-stop episode on our way to the next major happenings.
Just when you thought that To Your Eternity couldn’t hurt you anymore, episode sixteen comes rolling around—delivering us the darkest depths that the series has gone to yet.
The tournament rages on in episode fifteen of To Your Eternity, with Fushi’s newfound form of Parona having some rather grim implications regarding her fate.
The tournament has begun! To Your Eternity has taken things up a notch, as the danger level is more intense than it has ever been in the series.
Having concluded the emotional and often times devastating Gugu Arc, To Your Eternity completely shifts gears—with the danger turned up to eleven—but it isn’t the Knokkers that are the only threat to Fushi.
Sometimes predictable storytelling isn’t always a bad thing. Could you predict the outcome of this story arc from the beginning?
After the shocking time skip that closed out last week’s episode of To Your Eternity, I was surprised to see that the episode that followed it spent most of its run time catching up with the characters and having them finally connect the dots of their shared histories.
This is what you call a turning point episode. Last week left us hanging, as Fushi and Gugu were in a perilous situation as they were confronted by an “unknowable enemy” in the forest.
After what has been a period of relative downtime for the series, it looks like we are well and truly about to see things kick into gear once again.
What makes us human and what makes us monsters? Perhaps both are intrinsically linked as if two sides of the same coin, only a flip away from one becoming the other.
It looks like Fushi may be entering into a period of peacetime following his dangerous encounter with the monster in the woods in the previous episode. We learned a lot about the Maker of Fushi and the behind the scenes omnipotent beings pulling the strings, but things slow down a bit now as Fushi meets the curious young boy named Gugu.
Well this certainly turned out to be a truly eventful episode of To Your Eternity. Not only do we see Fushi make major progression as he learns to speak and communicate with the aid of the old woman he had previously encountered in the Yanome prison, but we also meet Fushi’s creator: the mysterious “Maker”.
This was an utterly heartbreaking episode, to say the very least. It was an emotionally devastating turn of events that has completely reshaped the trajectory of To Your Eternity going forward.
The being now has a name. After determining herself to be the being’s surrogate mother, March has named the being Fushi, which is derived from the Japanese word for Immortal. It is a pretty fitting title, and one that was put to the test this week.
Through the countless connections we make in our lives, we learn and we grow. Connection is one of our core instincts and desires.
There is no doubt about it that this show is intended to be a slow burn, but I am all for it—especially when it is this good.
I’ve contemplated a lot about what I’m going to write for this article. After watching the first episode of To Your Eternity, I felt that I had watched something truly special.