The final episode of the White Album is here. Just to get this off my chest.. I was wrong about my predictions for episode 26. I’ll go into this at the end. And, thinking about this series being over, means that my watch list has shrunk to one show..The winter anime season will give me some hope for new shows to review.
Summary: The episode starts off with the Venus Music Festival. Yuki’s musical number is about to start. Anticipation begins to dominate the staff back stage. Everyone looks on and waits for Yuki to start her performance.
Menou’s sidekick continues her routines on the street. Her own musical number attracts pedestrians from the street and enjoy’s her street performance.
Touya goes on a small rant in front of Rina. Telling her that he made all of his goddesses sad. Rina tries to tell him otherwise with her notepad. Frustrated to what she hears from Touya’s mouth, she shouts that it’s not his fault but Yuki and hers. She gets her voice back.
Yuki begins her performance. Everyone backstage realized that she was singing a different song than was scheduled. During the number Rina makes a dramatic entrance. It’s a duet number that both Yuki and Rina have been rehearsing prior to the festival. In an other plot point; Eiji get’s released from jail and leaves. President Kanzaki pays a visit to the police station perhaps telling them the story about the painting that got Eiji in trouble in the first place.
Touya finally remembers the item that he was looking for a long time ago. During a small incident where Touya was sort of the hero. A young Yuki gives Touya a medal which read “Good Job.” Touya throws it away, losing it. He received it after the incident in a way to cheer him up. This was the thing that Yuki was waiting for. Yuki was indeed his first goddess. The rest of the female bunch was to fill the void that Touya made by not accepting Yuki as his true goddess.
All this time, Haruka was the one who retrieved the medal. Yuki, Touya and Haruka grew up with each other. There was a small rivalry between Yuki and Haruka. And, it continued since their childhood until their teenaged years. At the end, Yuki didn’t win the Venus Music Festival. Touya goes to her dressing room, he’s greeted by a message on the mirror.
Like every series ending, things turn for the better. President Kanzaki, Mana and Menou become a family again. Both parent and sister are helping Mana move into a university that she got accepted to.
Yuki and Rina make a few albums together with their hit from the Venus Music Festival. Touya at the end of the episode, seems to be waiving at someone at the school, Yuki perhaps. I hope. End.
What Mr. Mask Thinks: SO, I was totally wrong about Menou’s sidekick getting her break in the Venus Festival. Which girl does Touya end up with? Well, in my opinion is Yuki. Before the ending, it’s decided that he was going to talk to her and tell how sorry he is about the medal, and to make her wait all this time. The lipstick on the mirror, it would only have to be Rina. In a way I don’t picture Yuki being the type that would do something like that.
The whole duet thing was kinda over the top. Rina regains her voice, and five minutes after she’s at Venus, dressed to kill. C’mon really.. But, I guess since it was the last show why not.. The song itself was good! Awesome in a way.
The thing that kind of bug me was the whole Touya forgetting about the medal. Trauma like symptoms. Something like a medal is something you just don’t forget about. The whole peeing in the pants scene, was kinda weird. But, from everything else in the show, it’s just right up their alley. The parts that lost me, is still.. . what happen to Yayoi? And, what happen to Menou’s sidekick? And the new record company seems to suggest a new player is in town. Perhaps, Eiji? But, all in all it was a good series. It had everything for a soap, but more for an anime!