To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18

The Sacrifice Girl From 200 Years Ago

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18 wasn’t a good episode for Fushi’s allies. I mean, a lot of them died. But, the one who had it worst of all was March. She arrived just in time to see Fushi die.

Something that surprised me about March’s return to the series was Bon’s reaction. Bon knows that Fushi can revive people as long as their spirits haven’t moved on. This is no longer a theory. He proved that it works with Messar, Kai, and Hairo.

Bon also knew that March’s spirit hadn’t moved on yet. And he specifically severed her corpse from Fushi’s body so she could come back to life. And yet, he seemed shocked to see her. It was almost like he didn’t think it would actually work for her, for some reason.

March from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18
March

Or, Bon’s reaction could have been in response to the fact that he never met March in the flesh before. With Messar, Hairo, and Kai, Bon knew them during their original lives. But, with March, he first knew her as a ghost. So, I can see how it might be shocking for him to see March alive — even if this was expected.

It was also cool to see March be the one fighting to save Fushi and bring him back. March is Fushi’s first follower. She was the first human he made a connection with as a human himself. And, on top of that, March is Fushi’s self-proclaimed mother.

Something else I found interesting was March’s gaps in knowledge about the present. By that, I mean she doesn’t seem to know what Fushi was doing at all times for the past 200 years. She didn’t know Fushi’s horse is immortal, for example. I guess she just wasn’t following him around that whole time.

Reviving an Immortal

Something I never thought about before was that the Nokkers may not be able to kill Fushi. You could argue that the Nokker in Kahaku’s arm killed him. But, really, all the Nokker did was revert Fushi back to his original form.

As far as I understand it, Fushi’s original form is indestructible. No matter what the Nokkers do, they can’t kill him completely. And, I guess there’s nothing they can do to contain him indefinitely, either. At this point, I have to assume that given enough time, he could escape from anything.

We saw this when he escaped from his molten iron prison. Now, sure, if you revert him back to his original form it would likely take longer for him to escape. But, I assume he’d still be able to do it eventually. In that regard, Fushi is an unstoppable force.

March and Bon with Fushi's original form from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18
March and Bon with Fushi’s original form

The thing is, Fushi’s allies don’t have time to wait for him to gain sentience by natural means. They need their hero back now. And as soon as Eko entered the picture, I knew how it was going to happen. In order to revive Fushi, someone else has to die.

With that said, I didn’t expect Bon was going to be the one to die. Well, not until he told March to wait outside. At that point, it was obvious. Instead, I thought Eko was going to be the one to die for Fushi’s sake.

And, as it turns out, she did try to do this. Though, I can’t say for certain that she understood her death would save him in that way. My guess is she thought killing herself would also kill the Nokker. And if she killed the Nokker, Fushi would get his forms back.

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Eko Is Still a Mystery

So, here’s the thing about Eko. We still don’t know what her role in the series actually is. I’ve shared a few theories ever since her introduction. But, so far, none of those theories have turned out to be correct.

However, one thing we do know is that Eko is going to die and become one of Fushi’s immortal allies. How do we know this? She’s featured in the ED alongside all the other immortal allies. Every person we see in the ED (other than Eko) is a confirmed immortal ally.

It wouldn’t make sense for Eko to be the only one in the ED who doesn’t also become an immortal ally. But, what’s her role going to be? Each of Fushi’s immortal allies has a specific role they fulfill. And they were each the main focus of an arc.

Eko hanging from a building from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18
Eko hanging from a building

First, we had March’s and Oniguma’s arc. Second, we had Gugu’s arc. Third, we had Tonari’s and Ligard’s arc. Fourth, we had Bon’s arc. And fifth, we had Messar’s, Kai’s, and Hairo’s arc. What about Eko, though? She’s been around longer than those last 3, and yet she hasn’t had an arc of her own.

Sure, we got Eko’s backstory. But that was a single episode. Since then, she hasn’t had a defined role. She spends most of her time wandering around and doing her own thing, as we saw in Episode 14. But, what is she to Fushi?

March is Fushi’s mother. Gugu is Fushi’s brother. Tonari spread the legend of Fushi. Bon worked to realize Fushi’s goal of defeating the Nokkers. And Messar, Kai, and Hairo are Fushi’s immortal knights. Eko is what? His pet? His daughter? Her relationship to Fushi, and therefore her role, is unclear.

Conclusion

What do you think about To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 18? Why do you think Bon was so surprised to see March? Did you think Eko was going to die in this episode? And what do you think Eko’s role is going to be? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 19 is available now.

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