To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11

Unfinished Business

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11 confirmed a few of my theories. The first of these theories comes from my review of Episode 5. Back then, I made a prediction about why some of Fushi’s allies stuck around as ghosts post-death.

I said that the reason was probably that they had some sort of unfinished business. If they died before they got to do something they wanted to do, that could be why they didn’t move on. But, to be fair, I didn’t have much evidence for this at the time.

We know March, Oniguma, Gugu, and Tonari (and Liggard) stuck around as ghosts. But, why them, in particular? You could say March never got to become a mother. And maybe Gugu and Tonari stuck around to help Fushi in his fight against the Nokkkers. Oniguma, however, I have no idea. Loyalty?

Prince Bon and his ghost friends from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11
Prince Bon and his ghost friends

So, how was this prediction confirmed in Episode 11? In the first half of the episode, Bon talks to his ghost friends. And he asks them why they’re still around. It turns out that they could have moved on to the afterlife. But, they didn’t because it didn’t feel right.

On top of that, the ghost who taught Bon swordsmanship literally uses the same words I did. He says that unfinished business is likely why they didn’t move on. But, why does this information matter? Is Fushi going to seek out allies who will have unfinished business when they die?

In a way, yes. Bon recruited Kai, Hairo, and Messar specifically to fight the Nokkers by Fushi’s side. If they die before defeating the Nokkers, you could say that’s unfinished business. And so, they may be good candidates for reincarnation. The same might not be true for other allies, including Bon.

Manufacturing Immortals

My other prediction that turned out correct was only from Episode 10. In that review, I said that Bon wasn’t going to find existing immortal allies for Fushi. Instead, he was going to manufacture immortal allies. And that’s exactly what we see him doing in this episode.

Kai, Hairo, and Messar are normal men. But, Bon believes they have what it takes to become immortal. He believes Fushi will be able to reincarnate them upon their deaths. And while he’s told the men this, he hasn’t told Fushi. Because of this Fushi is beginning to mistrust Bon.

Based on Bon’s explanation, Fushi believes these allies will be immortal through him. He thinks what’s going to make these allies immortal is that he’s going to use their bodies to fight. But, that’s not what Bon actually means. So, why isn’t Bon clearing up this misunderstanding?

Kai Renald Roulle from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11
Kai Renald Roulle

Earlier in the series, the clear answer would be he’s afraid of hurting Fushi. He didn’t want Fushi to mistakenly think he could revive everyone. However, now that Bon is putting his theory to the test, this doesn’t make as much sense. Obviously, Fushi will learn of his power as soon as he revives Kai, Hairo, or Messar, right?

Well, it’s possible he doesn’t. Bon can still keep the truth about Fushi’s power a secret. He can spin the revivals of these men as them having done something that allowed for them to be revived. Something Fushi’s past allies didn’t do.

The problem with this route is that it makes Bon seem like more of a schemer than he is. He schemes. But, he typically has good intentions. And consider that he can talk to Fushi’s ghost allies. It might be them who don’t want Fushi to know he can revive them yet.

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Eko, Games, Hearts, and Minds

In this section, I want to go over a few other things from the second half of the episode. To start, let’s talk about Eko and her role in everything. She doesn’t really have one. But, there was something interesting said in this episode.

The way the Nokkers communicate with each other was compared to how the clay pot people do it. So, it’s possible that through Eko, Fushi learns to communicate with the Nokkers. I don’t yet know what her story is going to be, though. How will she meet her end?

If the ED of this season is anything to go by, we know Eko will become one of Fushi’s immortal allies. The ED features March, Oniguma, Gugu, and Tonari. It also features Eko, Kai, Hairo, Messar, and Bon. So, I assume they’ll all join the “immortals.”

Eko observing the city of Renril from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11
Eko observing the city of Renril

Next up is the game Kai and Messar were playing. Kai (and Bon) use this game to teach Fushi the importance of pieces on the battlefield. And in case you were wondering, it’s a real game. It goes by many names, but one of them is Nine Men’s Morris. This game has been around for thousands of years.

And, the last thing I want to mention is how Fushi and his allies are going to win over the hearts and minds of Renril. Before the princess gives them anything, she wants them to earn her trust by earning the trust of her people.

What’s the best way to earn someone’s trust? By solving their problems, of course. So, Fushi is going to go around the city and rebuild it. This serves two purposes. First, it helps the citizens. And second, the rebuilt parts of the city become his domain for the fight against the Nokkers.

Conclusion

What do you think of To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11? Did you also predict unfinished business had to do with why some ghosts stick around? How do you feel about Bon’s plan to manufacture immortals? Is it ethical? And had you heard of the game Nine Men’s Morris before? Let me know in the comments.

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