Jan 7 2013 12:23 PM
Finally finished the show.
Verdict = The ending Without a doubt sucked.
Paraphrasing a review from MAL. I felt betrayed by the ending because it was a cheap way out to finish the show. Not only the ending was a Naive/Shallow in terms of the whole idea, but what it represented.
World peace can never ever be achieved, conflicts are part of nature even, animals also have conflicts. Its one of the means of Nature to instill growth. Humans are no exception, its just we can play it out in different ways (harmless and harmful).
In the end Koko was made to look like a child that couldn't take it anymore and had to take a cheap way out. Naive.
In terms of the whole idea, if you think about it. Koko w/o a doubt because of her actions, based on the political environment "shown" would help to create
rather than prevent the world war 3 she earnestly did not want.
Nukes can still be dropped with earlier generation Planes can be still flown w/o the aid of computers.
Independent computers can still be used that has no means of connection to the outside world to prevent hacking.
Intelligence and espionage can still exist, old school ways.
She didn't exactly kill off all the scientists in the world. So counter-methods can still be devised to negate her plan.
Satellites are fragile. You could still make shockwave railguns that may possible reach the quantum computer.
All in all it felt the author didn't really know how to wrap it up. It felt hastily finished and amateurishly done. What could have been dragged more to flesh out the other characters. Was completely ignored and prematurely ended.
Jormungand's strength was not in the grand plan. But of its characters. The complexity of the history of the characters, how they came to be etc. etc. Jormungand had lots of characters to play with. In the end it was wasted.
In an answer to Koko's terrible plan. She could've been a Peace keeping force or Sentinels of some sort, similar to FMP!'s Mithril. Considering she has the computer, she can easily monitor and steer the direction of conflicts.
There could've have been better ideas. Unfortunately Jormungand is a result of a concotions of good ideas and concepts fantastic characters but ultimately ended to be a wreck in terms of the ending.
Im severely disappointed because I had hopes for the show. 6.5/10