Warning: This review contains spoilers for Godzilla: Singular Point episode 13. Click here if you want to watch the episode.
Episode 13 is finally here and this time, I'm not gonna do the whole episode description. I'm just going to talk about what I saw and give my thoughts on the episode. I will give my thoughts on the anime as a whole after Godzilla: Singular Point has released on Netflix in America.
My thoughts on the episode was that it was only okay. I liked the battle between Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, I liked that there was some tension in finding the code for the orthogonal diagonalizer, but after this whole season the tension did not make me care enough for the characters. If any characters died, then I would not have cared…except for Jet Jaguar.
From beginning to end, we get to watch Jet Jaguar grow and develop from a piece of junk that fans raged over to becoming a fan favorite by the end. What happens to Jet Jaguar in this episode made me feel sort of bad for. As it turned out, the A.I. that controlled Jet Jaguar was the code to activate Jet Jaguar all along. By sacrificing itself, it activated the device that was needed to stop Godzilla. Could Jet Jaguar come back in season 2 if a second season is made? Possibly. The end credit scene suggested there will be another season, but we will see what happens.
Godzilla, on the other hand, was hardly in this show despite being called Godzilla: Singular Point. He was cool to see once he was on screen, but the show should've been centered around Godzilla. This show may as well have been called Jet Jaguar: Singular Point since that is the only thing we have been following since the beginning. I don't like how Godzilla was over powered either. They could've had a couple of episodes where the anime shows a fight from beginning to end between Godzilla and another monster like Manda or the giant Rodan or even Salunga. Heck, the show could've had Mothra pop in after that tease at the end of episode 12. Instead, he kills them all off instantly. No build up or anything. He is given a thirty seconds to a minute to fight a monster before killing them off.
Again, I liked the tension and build up to the climax of this episode, but it could have made a bigger impact if the characters were not so painfully boring through out the whole season. For the first episode, I thought they were just introducing the characters and that over the course of the season we would learn more about these character personally. Every good anime has characters that the audience can get behind based on their personality and how they interact with the world in that story. Singular Point did not do that. After the fourth or fifth episode, I got the idea then that there will be no character development and the characters had no personality at all. If the characters had personality, I would have cared about seeing them succeed. I would have been sad for Yun having to watch Jet Jaguar die in front of him. I would have been sad for Mei having to watch Pero 2 sacrifice itself to gain the information it needed to activate the orthogonal diagonalizer. However, I could not care about these characters making all that of that tension and danger the characters were thrown in in this episode feel wasted.
Now, it is time to talk about the post credit scene. If you don’t want spoilers click out of this post.
In the post credit scene, it reveals that SHIVA is using the bones of the first Godzilla to build MechaGodzilla, which looks like the one from the 1974 movie Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla, and Professor Ashihara is still alive. Again, this seems to be teasing a second season, which is cool. Kind of iffy on the design for MechaGodzilla since it’s not a new design, but bringing back the classic design is fine too.
What I hope for season 2 if one is made is establish the main characters more. Make me emotionally invested in these characters. Also, make the story more entertaining. I don't mind the science stuff, but season 1 felt like a chore to watch since it was mostly overloaded with the science stuff. Lastly, have Godzilla be more involved. In this season, we had to wait until episode 10 just for Godzilla to actually show up. And please, no more evolutions for Godzilla.
What are your thoughts on the season finale of Singular Point? Did you think it was great or was it boring or in the middle? What was your favorite part? Leave a comment in the comments section of your thoughts on this episode. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Minds, MeWe, and Gab to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.