X volume 5

UK Distributor:  MVM

BBFC Certificate:  15

Suggested Retail Price (SRP):  £15.99

Episodes:  17-20 (of 24)

Audio Options:  English 5.1, Japanese 2.0

Subtitles:  English

Release Date:  15th March 2010

Reviewer:  Amichan

In the last disc the first stages of the final battle had begun, with both sides having equal casualties.  With an exciting end to the last disc I was excited to find out what would happen next.  Unfortunately, it started off disappointingly with a recap episode, showing a summary of the past episodes.

The following three episodes further develop the relationships between several of the characters in the series.  Some of these are particularly interesting, for example, Seiichiro and Karin.  Seiichiro is seeking a divorce as he sees it as the only way that he can protect his family.  Karin, on the other hand sees herself as having no reason left to live, as she has no

family or partner to fight to stay alive.  As this is the case Karin tries to take Seiichiro’s place in a battle against a Dragon of Earth as she believes that he has more to live for.  This leads to an interesting and heated discussion when Seiichiro realises what she has done.

On the other hand, the relationship between Kusunagi and Yuzuriha feels less than realistic.  They have only met a couple of times in the entire series, yet Yuzuriha has decided that she is already in love with him!  This along with the fact that Kusunagi is a Dragon of Earth, this relationship seems to be doomed from the start.

What I like about this series is that it can be hard to predict.  For example, in the final episode of this disc a battle occurs between Fuma and Arashi.  Sorata, who stated early on that he would die for the one he loves, uses his power to protect her from his attacks.  Through watching this you would think that this would be the end of the line for him.  However, I was proven to be wrong as he luckily survives the attack.  However, the unpredictability continues as Arashi who has now realised her feelings for Sorata is seen at the end of the disc walking towards the Dragon of Earth headquarters.  Is she switching sides in order to stop Sorata from sacrificing himself for her?  It is this unpredictability, which continues to make X a compelling watch overall. 


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