Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11

Nanachi the Fishing Hero

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11 was alright. I’m not liking this final part of the season as much as I liked the start. But, Nanachi got a new outfit, so that’s something to celebrate.

After Faputa defeated Reg, it seemed like nobody would be able to stop her. Gaburoon stopped a single attack from her aimed at Riko. But, that was all he could do. If Faputa tried to kill Riko again, there’s not much the Hollows protecting her would be able to do.

Luckily for Riko, and the Hollows, Nanachi and Belaf showed up to save the day. It looked to me like Nanachi was using a fishing rod with something on the hook to lead Belaf in Faputa’s direction. I guess by this point, Belaf could no longer see due to exposure to the forcefield.

Nanachi wearing her new helmet from the anime series Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11
Nanachi wearing her new helmet

Although he started out attacking Faputa, killing her wasn’t actually Belaf’s goal. As I mentioned in the Episode 10 review, Belaf wants to die. And it’s preferable to him if he dies at Faputa’s hands. But, he doesn’t only want Faputa to kill him so that his suffering and guilt can end.

Belaf realized that there must have been a reason for Irumyuui leaving him with his memories of the past. And he believes the reason was so that he could pass those memories on to Faputa. He already did this for Nanachi. Now it’s Faputa’s turn to learn the truth.

Nanachi received Belaf’s memories of the Ganja party so they wouldn’t die with him. Faputa, on the other hand, received the memories so she could witness another side of her mother. Until now, Faputa only knew her mother’s rage. She never knew of the happiness she experienced.

Faputa vs. The Sixth Layer

With the wall of Iruburu destroyed, the beasts of the Sixth Layer can now make their way inside. And, make their way inside they do. After all, there are a bunch of tasty Hollows inside. Who could possibly resist such a feast?

Now, the fact that beasts are entering Iruburu may not be that big of a deal for the Hollows. Sure, the beasts are hunting and eating them. But, Faputa planned to kill them all anyway. So, it’s not like the end result is all that different. Is one death all that much better than the other?

Yeah, nobody wants a beast to eat them alive. But, it’s not like Faputa was killing the Hollows in any more humane way. She was tearing their bodies apart from the inside. I guess the benefit there is that at least the Princess Faputa noticed you.

An injured Faputa from the anime series Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11
An injured Faputa

Anyway, Faputa’s the one who really takes issue with the beasts of the Sixth Layer showing up. If the beasts kill and eat all the Hollows, it means Faputa didn’t get to kill them with her own hands. And if Faputa’s not the one to kill them, how can she say she got her revenge?

We also see that the beasts don’t view Faputa as anything other than another prey item. They attack her the same as they attack the Hollows of the village. The beasts don’t recognize her as their princess; only the Hollows do.

With the beasts attacking Faputa, we see the limitations of her immortality again. There was one time when she regenerated her body after her head came off. But, aside from in that one case, her injuries don’t seem to have healed on their own. She only heals after she eats the flesh (value) of the Hollows.

Faputa Awakens Her Dōjutsu

At the very end of the episode, something strange happens. Faputa awakens something within her eye. We don’t yet know if this symbol appears in both of her eyes. But, it at least appears in her right eye. And what’s strange about it is how technological it looks.

The symbol that appeared in her eye looks like it has some connection to Reg’s creators. This seems strange because we know Faputa’s origins. She shouldn’t have a connection to the civilization that created Reg, right? Well, it’s actually not as clear as you might think.

Yes, we know where Faputa comes from. She’s the final child of Irumyuui. But, that doesn’t mean she’s not connected to the mystery civilization in some way. For example, Irumyuui’s people could have been the ones to create the robots in the distant past. That’s one possible connection.

Faputa awakening something within her eye from the anime series Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11
Faputa awakening something within her eye

Another possible connection is through the Cradles of Desire. Irumyuui had three of these ancient artifacts implanted into her body. Her children, Faputa included, are products of these artifacts. So, Faputa has a reasonable connection to ancient technology there. To me, this seems like the more likely reason for the symbol in her eye.

I’m sure we’ll get some sort of explanation eventually. So, let’s move on to theorizing about what this special eye is going to do. My guess is that it will allow her to control the beasts of the Abyss to an extent.

She might not be able to control them completely. But, it wouldn’t surprise me if the lower-level beasts followed her commands. A turbinid-dragon is probably too much. However, it’s possible she’d be able to get the other beasts to attack the turbinid-dragons. That’s just my guess, though. I have no idea what her eye does.

Conclusion

What do you think of Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 11? Do you like Nanachi’s new outfit? Would you rather be eaten by a beast or exploded from the inside by Faputa? And what do you think Faputa’s special eye does? Let me know in the comments.

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