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Bōnen no Xamdou – Episode 23

January 20, 2009

Xam’d: Lost Memories 23

The episode was quite sad and featured distinct visual character, but I was not very satisfied with the writing. It seems that they tried to give some screen time for too many sides in one episode.

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6 comments

  1. This episode was really sad! I was on the verge of tears when I saw Raigyo getting shot. He was such a cool character.


    • Indeed, it was a very sad scene :(


  2. My favorite scene among the many great ones was seeing how Nakiami left her religious order to make sure Kobako wouldn’t be alone. I would have thought Nakiami was heartless if she didn’t do something but also by doing something for Kobako, Nakiami has to leave her old life behind.

    They could have easily spread this episode out over two because so many scenes felt truncated. What’s been bothering my sister and I when we watch this is that we still don’t fully know about the complex political situations. For example, where was Raigyo and the Captain fighting and why was the death of Emperor-in-a-bottle such an important goal? Maybe I’m forgetting things about this show because I’m watching too much anime right now :).

    It was still a very good episode and I can’t wait to watch the next one.


    • Yes, it was a great scene symbolically and visually. Nakiami decided to take her own path rather than blindly following orders: she plots the course of the ship, not the other way around.

      The Emperor awakens only once every thousand of years. It is the “void”, “great sadness personified”. Perhaps, the show does not reveal all the details about political situation because the focus is on the characters and their interactions. I do hope that the next few episodes will clarify the situation. In the last few episodes quite a high volume of information was disclosed and explained, but not all aspects are clear.


  3. Man it was sad to see ishu die… i spent the next hour thinking wow that… sucks and am sad up to now


    • Indeed, it was a very sad moment. She lived a good life and influenced Nakiami significantly.



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