Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia – 21 (Fin) – A Small Story About Us

This week is essentially a nice, breezy extended epilogue, full of goodbyes and see-ya-laters. After waking up back in Babylon, Ritsuka and Mash are received by Quetzalcoatl and Jaguar Warrior, who took part in ensuring the two returned safe and sound. They exchange proper goodbyes, and Big Sis Kuku makes sure to give Ritsu a big ol’ hug before vanishing into the either.

From there, Ritsuka and Mash return to the Chaldean Embassy, where Ishtar and Merlin are waiting for them. Ishtar reports that Ereshkigal is resting in the underworld, which will take a half century to repair after the destruction Beast caused. (Sadly, there’s no update on Ushiwakamaru’s fate). After bickering with Romani a bit and giving Ritsuka a flower memento, Merlin returns to his Tower of Avalon.

Gilgamesh and Ishtar are the last two servants to bid the Chaldeans farewell before the Rayshift home. Gil marks the occasion by gifting them a Holy Grail (though since the kids are underage they can’t drink the wheat ale within, so Gil chugs it). Ishtar vows to remain in this land until the end of the first Uruk dynasty, and Ritsuka and Mash are transported away. Thus concludes the Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia.

As we learn after the credits, Babylonia was only the seventh singularity in need of repairing to save humanity, not the final one. That, as Romani announces to a just-returned Ritsuka and Mash, is The Grand Temple of Time – Soloman. It would seem a Master and his Servant’s work is never finished.

And there you have it! It’s been a long journey since Episode 0 aired last August; certainly our own world has changed immensely since then. Grand Order was a fun and often exhilarating escape to a world where the small story of two people traveling between the pages of history, keeping those pages stitched together and ensuring humanity’s survival…with a little help from their friends. This ending made me again wish the previous six singularity arcs had been adapted to anime, but…c’est la vie.

Author: braverade

Hannah Brave is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

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  1. Your wish will get fulfilled in at least one regard, since the first movie adapting the sixth singularity Camelot will be releasing in August. It’ll have more familiar faces for you as well, since Lancelot and Hundred-Faced Hassan (Kirei’s Assassin) from Fate/Zero, Gawain from Fate/Extra Last Encore, and Artoria from SN and Zero will be in, along with lads from entries you haven’t watched like Cursed Arm Hassan from Heaven’s Feel and Mordred from Apocrypha.

    Side note, the two HF movies are highly recommended now that the third and final one’s release is imminent and especially since you’ve done yourself Fate/Zero, and while I can’t wholesale recommend Apocrypha it definitely might be worth another try; its animation team is mostly the same as this ones and it reaches some real big highs after the point you dropped off.

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