To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1

40-Year Castaway

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1 starts off with a middle-aged Fushi alone on an island. We’re told that he’s been there on his own for 40 years. If he never transformed during that entire time, that would put his current form in his 50s.

As you may recall, Fushi does age. But, only when he remains in the same form. Once he transforms, he reverts to the “base” age of that form. He could take March’s form for 20 years and become an adult March. However, if he transformed into Uroy and then back into March, he’d be child March again.

What’s interesting about this is that Fushi seems to be in maybe his 20s when we reunite with him. And we saw that he transforms into various forms to fight the Nokkers that come to the island. But, he has Nokker meat. So, did he start fighting them in his “original” body at some point?

Fushi reading his notes from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1
Fushi reading his notes

Anyway, that’s not really important. What is important is that 40 years have passed since the end of Season 1. I’m going to assume the 2 years he spent in the ocean as sea creatures is included within the 40 years on the island.

Also, the shelter Fushi has on the island looks a lot like the shelter Pioran died in. So, since I’m not going to go back and check, I’ll assume this is the same place Pioran died. That would mean there’s no unaccounted time between the end of Season 1 and the known 40 years until the present.

So, why has Fushi been living on an island by himself this whole time? It’s because he draws the Nokkers to himself. If he lives around other people, he puts them in danger — which he doesn’t want.

Hisame of the Yanome

At the start of this episode, the fact that the OP reused the song from the first season disappointed me. But, Season 2 quickly redeemed itself by introducing the new best character. Hayase was my favorite character in Season 1. And now we have loli Hayase, Hisame.

I have some very high expectations for Hisame based on this episode. She already has an amazing character design. And, from what we saw, she seems to be a complex character like her grandmother. I’m expecting her to be one of the major recurring characters.

Now, there are a few interesting things about Hisame. First, there’s the fact that she grew up on Yanome propaganda. Everything she knows about Fushi was passed down from her grandmother. She never met her grandmother. But, it’s evident she only ever got to hear Hayase’s side of the story.

Leader of the Guardians, Hisame of Yanome from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1
Leader of the Guardians, Hisame of Yanome

Second, Hisame claims to be the reincarnation of Hayase — and the Black Thing doesn’t deny this. That doesn’t mean Hisame is Hayase, though. It pretty much just means that Hisame is carrying on Hayase’s will. She’s still her own person. Though, the side of her we see at the end of the episode is very reminiscent of Hayase.

Third, Hisame has a Nokker residing within her left arm. According to her, her grandmother passed it down to her mother, who in turn passed it down to her. Hisame and the Nokker have a sort of symbiotic relationship.

Way back in Episode 19 of Season 1, we saw this very same Nokker. It’s the Nokker we saw attack Hayase in the boat after Fushi abandoned her at sea. And, it’s also the Nokker Hayase herself set free earlier. I guess that Nokker decided to stick with Hayase instead of killing her.

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Tonari of Jananda Returns

I didn’t like that we got confirmation that the older woman is Tonari at the end of this episode. It was pretty obvious — at least I thought so. I assumed she was Tonari before the reveal. But, they could have left us hanging a bit longer.

So, at this point in time, Tonari should be in her mid-50s. She was a teenager during the events on Jananda Island 40 years ago. More importantly, the owl we see with her likely isn’t Liggard. I don’t remember if Liggard survived Season 1 but I guess he did.

The only way this owl could be Liggard is if Liggard isn’t a normal owl. No normal owl can live for 40 years. But, it wouldn’t be all that surprising for this to still be Liggard. After all, beings like Oniguma exist.

Tonari Dalton of Jananda (and an owl) from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1
Tonari Dalton of Jananda (and an owl)

Personally, I’d prefer the owl with Tonari now to be a descendant of Liggard. One of the main themes of this series is how everyone eventually dies. We already have Tonari still alive and well. So, it makes more sense to me for Liggard to have died at some point in the past 40 years.

Though, as far as we know, Fushi can’t transform into Liggard. So, that could be evidence for Liggard’s survival. I’m not sure if Fushi had a strong enough connection to Liggard for him to gain his form, though. And would Fushi still gain his form if Liggard died years after they last saw each other?

I’m assuming the next episode will clear this all up. At least, I hope it will. I hope we get to learn a bit about what Tonari was doing for the past 40 years. Has she been searching for Fushi the whole time?

Conclusion

What do you think of To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 1? How do you feel about hot adult Fushi? Do you think Hisame will end up being as good of a character as Hayase? And did you recognize Tonari before the reveal? Let me know in the comments.

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