To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15

The Seige of Renril Begins

The Nokkers have finally launched their attack on Renril in To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15. And, they’ve come prepared for a siege. Not only do the Nokkers have siege weapons (trebuchets), but they’re using siege tactics. Specifically, they’re cutting off the city’s access to clean water.

Now, the fact that the Nokkers are so well prepared brings up an interesting question. Why did they announce their intention to attack Renril? If they hadn’t done this, they could have easily taken the city and killed its inhabitants. And, from what they’ve said, that’s their goal.

The Nokkers believe physical bodies are the source of suffering. They want to release the souls trapped in those bodies by killing them. And, this is why they don’t like Fushi. He has the ability to make those physical bodies immortal. So, why did they tell Fushi where they’d attack next?

Messar from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15
Messar

It doesn’t really make sense. Of course, the Nokkers want to take down Fushi, as well. So, this could have been their way to ensure Fushi would be there. It allowed the Nokkers to choose the location of the battle. They may have thought Fushi wouldn’t be able to stop their siege.

However, I’m not so sure that’s the case. It still doesn’t add up. Whether they want to take a city or take Fushi, using the element of surprise is their best bet. So, could the Nokkers actually have something else in mind?

It might be that they never intended to “win” this war. Their goal might be to show Fushi how much suffering physical bodies lead to. If Renril wasn’t fighting back, all these people wouldn’t need to suffer. They could be released from their bodies and live on as spirits forever. That’s one theory, at least.

Fighting for Fushi

Partway through the battle, Fushi collapses from exhaustion. When this happens, his allies regroup to defend him until he wakes up. And when Fushi finally reawakens, he has fewer allies than he did previously. In particular, Kai, Hairo, and Messar are dead.

Of course, we knew this was going to happen. Bon recruited these three men for this exact reason. That doesn’t mean he wanted them to die. But, their deaths were all part of the plan. If they survived the battle, great. If not, that works too because they’ll revive as immortals.

The thing is, I’m getting pretty tired of Bon leaving Fushi out of the loop. I know Fushi wouldn’t go along with this plan if Bon told him. Fushi would do everything in his power to stop his friends from joining the fight. But, Bon could have forced Fushi’s hand.

Eko preparing to fight the Nokkers from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15
Eko preparing to fight the Nokkers

How could he have done this? First, he tells Fushi about the ability to revive the dead. Next, sacrifice Kai, Hairo, and Messar (and maybe even himself). That would force Fushi to try reviving them. And then he’d learn that this is something he can do.

If he knows he can revive people, he doesn’t have to worry about protecting every possible person. He doesn’t have to spread himself thin. He can focus on protecting some and leave protecting others to his allies.

But, Bon did everything the wrong way. Now, Fushi awoke to the trauma of his friends being dead and Bon’s going to revive them behind his back.

Also, I want to mention Eko. She’s still great — she was the first one to pick up a sword to defend Fushi. However, I’m still wondering what exactly her role is going to be. Will she join the immortals?

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Kahaku Goes Rogue

Toward the end of the episode, Eko shows Fushi what happened to his dead allies. One of these deaths stands out, though. Messar wasn’t killed by the Nokkers; he was killed by Kahaku. Though, in Kahaku’s defense, a Nokker did enter Messar’s body. It was only a matter of time.

Still, Kahaku’s killing of Messar didn’t seem like an act of mercy. But, that doesn’t mean Kahaku wanted to kill Messar, either. Instead, it was more like Kahaku was completely indifferent. He didn’t care that he killed Messar. To him, he just killed another Nokker that could have harmed Fushi.

So, what’s going on with Kahaku? Despite what he thinks, it’s clear to me that he’s corrupted by Hayase, the arm Nokker, or both. The reason I’m bringing up Hayase is that Kahaku has an obsession with Fushi. That’s what we saw with all the previous “reincarnations” of Hayase.

Kahaku from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15
Kahaku

Kahaku’s apathy toward everyone else could be a result of the Nokker in his arm, though. It could be like in Parasyte: The Maxim where Shinichi lost his humanity the longer he had Migi. And, the Nokker in Kahaku’s arm seems to be becoming more human, just like Migi did.

I don’t think Kahaku was always like this. He was always interested in Fushi. But, his obsession has become worse over time. And he’s gotten more extreme in his belief that he’s the only ally Fushi needs. It feels like something is corrupting him more than this being who he is.

We know for a fact Kahaku could feel emotions at one point. When he learned of what Hayase, his ancestor did to Fushi, he felt remorse. Now, was that only because Fushi was the victim? We can’t be sure. But, it looks like Bon has noticed this change, too.

Conclusion

What do you think of To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 15? Do you find it suspicious that the Nokkers announced their attack months in advance? Do you think Eko is going to die young and become an immortal? And what are your thoughts on Kahaku’s apathy? Let me know in the comments.

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