This post is part of the 12 Days series.
Kyousogiga is… quite something. It’s one crazy episode set in a fantastical Kyoto, marvelous bits of animation and nonsense strung around. It’s certainly short enough not to outstay its welcome, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more.
I particularly liked the climax of the episode, with Koto (the main character) defeated and brought back by Lady Koto, who offers to grant her wish. In a tense couple of seconds, she lugs her massive hammer around, looking like a badass.
What does she wish for? To go home!
Quite the simplest of twists, but it cements who Koto really is: just a girl stuck in this weird place, wreaking havoc to pass the time but ultimately one parted from her natural habitat. For all that badass posing, she’s just a little girl, wanting to go home.
Of course, she doesn’t really get her wish granted. That would be too easy, wouldn’t it? But I sure hope it’s not the last of what we see from her, really. It would be too much of a waste.