Let me preface this with a massive spoiler warning. But! Cannot even trim anything from this GNUsocial post:
finished mahoiku, it was a huge mess
as i noticed a while back the moment someone’s backstory starts to show they’re flagged for the next candidate
instead of creating more impact when it comes, it just signals “oh hey don’t bother, they’re going to die next”
marisa was the only character i cared about because she actually had screentime and did things outside of fighting
i’m pretty sure i’ve seen better handled “everyone dies” series
I knew about the “murder-rama” nature of the series thnks to Evirus, but this is just perfect.