Season 1 Episode 20

River of Mercy

Aired Unknown May 18, 2007 on IFC

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  • And another :'(

    The pacing so far in Basilisk has slowed to a crawl. It's a bit annoying actually, by now it feels like a game of watching everyone die one by one There's occasional character development here and there, but it doesn't feel sufficient enough, and the story hasn't really been developing itself. This episode is an exception, one you can tolerate for all these hindrances. Why? Part of what makes a show good is its characters acting. Anime by default normally has good "acting" because animation automatically allows more expression on your face than in real life, but Akeginu's death scene really touched the heart. You saw it coming a mile away and just that feeling of inevitability really makes it even more sad.