October 11, 2004

Chrono Crusade Episode 24

Chrono Crusade


Here we are, at the end of the road. Major spoilers, probably.

Given that the final battle between Chrono and Aion really comes down to about three seconds on the screen (there's the posturing, first, but everyone knows that's not going to lead to a victor), I suppose it's not too surprising that only half an episode is given over to finishing the relationship between Chrono and Rosette (Azmaria, who must be the fan favorite of the show, gets the other half).

I finally realized the extent of the mispronunciation of "solitaire" in the closing credits.

So here we are, at the end of the road, with Rosette's life all but spent, as she spends her last moments in the company of Chrono. Which leads me to one of my big problems with their relationship, and how the show hinges upon it.

Chrono and Rosette obviously love each other, but they never vocalize it. You might say that this is just the way they are, but with Rosette the way she is, I'd expect her to need affirmation of this relationship, to verbalize and vocalize it. Instead, it's more of an "understood" relationship, and (all but one) most of the times their love is referred to, it's always other characters talking to Chrono or Rosette about it, or to someone else entirely.

So in the end, when Rosette screams that she doesn't want to die, it's more the fear of death than that she wants to be with Chrono more. Of course, that's what she means, but it's not real enough, not big enough.

And then the perfect ending is missed for another 15 minutes of Azmaria, when that could easily have been the first half, and Chrono and Rosette's end at the very end.

All in all, this was an entertaining show, but it should have had less filler and more Chrono and Rosette, the two characters that absolutely make the show.

Rating: A-

Posted by Kei at October 11, 2004 03:49 PM

I admit that I found CC as a whole to be lacking. I agree that they should have focused more on Rosette and Chrno's relationship a bit more.

Posted by: Ryee at October 17, 2004 07:35 PM

Tell us how the hell they died bitch! What's wrong with you only giving poor people like us a little info! Damn you to the darkest depths of hell! Fuck you! Bastards like you give Kiba a bad name. So stop fucking up stuff that desereves something better Like telling us what happened and HOW Vhrono died, but no you had to be an ass and give us a little info so we have to wonder. You back-ally shit wash!

Posted by: Sister Fuzzy Kyos at December 19, 2004 12:23 PM

What? So you're telling me that this isn't a review site but actually a site devoted to revealing small snippets of plot for people to take in and then leaving it at that so people like the above get pissed off?

Damn you smart! I like making dumb people angry too. ;)

Posted by: Some Guy in Japan at January 20, 2005 01:39 AM

I thought this show had alot of potential...i had a big falling out with it though after the mid teen episodes, when things stopped being comical, hell, all comedy had left the building several eps before, i just wanted to see how it ended.

it has to be the most sac religous thing i have ever seen, aside from YYH, but as long as it had funny bits i liked it somewhat.

when the comedy died this show died to me. the rest was way too serious, way too deep, and struck so many bad chords with me religously i stopped watching at ep 18 or 19 and skipped ahead to 24. the end was the saddest thing i ever saw...

also, your reviews are lacking in depth and detail. either be to vague to give any real review, or go so in depth that it spoils people. there is no in between if you want a good review. i would go with the latter and stick a huge THIS SITE IS FULL OF SPOILERS warning.

Posted by: GHT at January 26, 2005 12:20 PM

How it ended? They died smiling, you insensitive clod!
I was waiting at the end for two things: One: An explanation of the messed up world that must have come before, because I only saw the ending EP, and nuns with those outfits does NOT mesh with the buggies-on-mainstreet thing. Two: A wide-eyed nun coming from the back room of the cabin with an armload of full, used rubbers (and I don't mean galoshes.) Maybe a mix of gnostic and ecclesiastical paraphernelia, GunGrave-class firearms, chestnut-of-evil fortunes, really really stylish redeeming fetish gear, and a wife-beater shirt strewn on the floor or under that table.

Posted by: Get Forwarders! at February 23, 2005 10:58 PM

ara* ara*

Posted by: -Duh!?- at February 25, 2005 11:27 PM

well....i would really like something more detailed...so they both die?Or just Rosette?...damn..i really want to know...does anyone know?if so please e-mail me.PriestessArieru@yahoo.com.Thanks a bunch!

Posted by: Ariel at May 19, 2005 01:45 PM

dude almost half of the people said that it was way to deep! and all the comedy was sucked out of it and were totally dissing this masterpeice! this was a great show! the love between chrono and rosette was a true romantic thing! my sister said," i hate all that fucked up drama shit!" well she can suffer a thousand deaths and all the rest of the people who dis the love can go to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you read me hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love that show and the drama! i'm rating it A+!!! it's the best anime to ever come to television or a d.v.d! who ever thinks other wise can go to hell! oh yeah..

thank you for telling me about the end. it was very sad that rosette died. and this is a niice site! yaygoogjob you get a cookie and an A+! :)

Posted by: calamity jane at June 10, 2005 01:02 PM

th manga is better and has a beter apect, and the anime and manga are difrent.bu pleas dont review tha manga,cuzyoull make stupid and fuced up like this.

yur rating,
0 outof 10

Posted by: sinner at June 23, 2005 12:16 PM

I agree with many of the above people. I think that review episode sights should actually review the episodes. What's the point of giving us bits and pieces of episodes to get us going. we're already interested in CC. If we weren't we wouldn't be here. So stop beeting around the bush and give us information please. Also it doesn't seem that you like CC very much. Is this true? If it's true, than why do you waste your time giving reviews? Some of us think that CC is the best TV show around, and you shouldn't ruined it for the rest of us. By the way Satella is the best character in the show so stop ripping her up. I was really upset when I found out that she died 2 episodes before the end. By the way I don't have the anime channel which is why I came here. They only way I can see the episodes is by buying all of the DVD's when they come out. Please don't give me anymore cliffhangers. Trust me the anime does that enough as it is.

Posted by: JEL at June 25, 2005 04:57 PM

You are so Rigth this guy should give the rivews rigth to the last detail, I was so mad. But what is done is done. So I just waned to say to all you Chrono Crusade lovers reed the Manga is the same Chrono with differents story line you will love it! Also Im very sorry that Rosette have to die I just think is a really sad ending for our leading lady so im hoping the manga can fix this.Im very depress that Rosette and Chrono dint have to much love expresion they should have ended together...;_;

Well atlest we know that not all hope is lost the manga is still out there and I promess you will love it ^_~

Posted by: Anami at September 2, 2005 06:52 PM

I thought this serie would be more have more fun to it. BUT THE MUTHA' FUCKERS ASSASINATED THE COMIC PART SINCE THE FOURTH EPISODE.
this is a great anime, but it would have been waaaaaaaaay better with a little humor.
by the way.... u suck at reviews....lol.

Posted by: X at September 7, 2005 03:17 PM

rossete died because the time in her necklesswatch ended .. they used up all of it .. then chrono didnt want to live withiout rosette so hi killed himself (you didnt see that) or hi died because of the injuries i dont know but he said that hi didnt want to live without her in ep 18 .. so there you have it

Posted by: Halo at September 10, 2005 07:04 AM

Well, I felt super bad at the end of the anime. Truely hit me when Rosette died. Although if I understood the anime correctly, when Rosette died, Chrno died with her. Truely sad, but what bothered me the most, was the fact that there wasn't a tombstone for Chrno next to Rosette's. Does that mean that Chrno's body vanished when touched like the other demons, or does it mean that even after death Rosette and Chrno couldn't be together? Send your opinions to my e-mail if you can! ^_^

Posted by: REI! at September 24, 2005 01:12 PM

Chrno have to depend on Rostte's soul to fight because he lost his horns which is use to absorb Astral powers so they can fight? Chrno by itself is a very strong demon. He can't fight because of the lack of Astral powers.

Remember the "7 Angels" that posses Astral powers. If there is something done is the first part of the story Rostte may not die...this is what I think lah.

Back to story, don't you think that something important have not been added in all this fight?
Well it is the Angels that I mean. I hope other than it will be useful in fight it can do some miracles. Let's hope together ok? ^.~

Posted by: AndanteZ at October 26, 2005 10:21 PM

The story...I agree that it lack of shot with Chrno and Rostte. Well we can't blame the writter, isn't it? This is her way of expressing the story.

Parthners like Chrno and Rostte are just like that (sad to said). They do not realise how important their parthners is to them unless something is lost.

Posted by: AndanteZ at October 26, 2005 10:29 PM

erm, just to add Rostte is the present of Mary maladla (whatever) the M-words seem to have the same spelling as the Org Rostte is working. I did not see properly >.< But I got a strong feeling the last episode is going to be exciting like Shaman King.

Well that's all, hope everyone do not give up ok ^.~!!

Posted by: AndanteZ at October 27, 2005 04:09 AM

I just finished watching the end. Many of you(if not all)Give all very good points of view, all of them ar smart-asses point of views but point of views anyways. I cried my eyes out for 30 minutes and still counting people! And you know the worst thing? I am a guy! That is the strongest ending I have ever seen in like...ever! You people should just once forget about notes, and reviews, and art, and dubs, and all that crap and you should finally understand that an anime is made by a concept from the mind of a human. Yeah there may be some things that werent perfect, but that is what makes watching anime a nice hobby,because if everything was perfect it would get boring sometime...the thing is rosette and chronos death even though it may be an anime death...it really hit me and still does...Wanna watch an ending Wattch Crono Crusades! Not just because of this two deaths but because of the last minute when the ex minister sees aion and the popes failed assasinate happens It will make you think...reflectionate on everything you think you know...God realy has a cruel plan and this anime can make you understand that better if you already knew it...

Posted by: Zeramir at January 10, 2006 06:15 PM
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