REVIEW: ‘To Your Eternity,’ Season 2 Episode 5 – “The Holy Man’s Voyage”

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To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5

With the decision to tour the country and help the people fight against the Nokkers, Fushi and his companions set out. But when a request is made of Fushi beyond his power to grant, To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5 reveals that there is even more to Fushi’s fantastic abilities than was previously known. But as Fushi’s nature continues to change, it seems he won’t be the only one faced with the challenge of dealing with his growing potential.

This week’s reveal is the biggest game changer in To Your Eternity‘s plot since the Nokkers first attacked Fushi. It raises many potential questions and opens the door to many possible plot directions that are slightly overwhelming. Significantly since it not only changes Fushi’s potential but also begs the question of why Fushi has this power, especially since The Observer has never seen fit to mention this ability to Fushi.

Beyond just the impact on Fushi and his journey, To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5‘s reveal also sheds light on other characters, their motivations, and what Fushi truly means to them. One character, in particular, makes some choices concerning these revelations that considerably shift their place in Fushi’s world and the story.

Beyond the big reveal that sits at the center of this episode’s narrative, there is plenty else happening in Fushi and company’s journey. A run-in with the Nokkers provides the story with some action as well as another minor reveal.

The rest of this episode focuses on Fushi’s recent desire to understand affection and love. Happily, Fushi’s inquiries about love feel well handled so far. It draws few conclusions as those around Fushi attempt to help him understand what love is. This exploration of love also serves the dual purpose of expanding on the personalities of those around Fushi. Their takes on love and who it should be shared with and their reactions when Fushi presents conclusions that don’t align with their own present an interesting look into the characters in the show.

My final thought about To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5‘s narrative is its use of Bonchien. While the character is still his odd self, I found him significantly toned down in this episode, despite holding roughly the same amount of focus in the story. I hope the character can keep this level of awkward-weirdness as the series progresses. And, as he is here, he is interesting and different without being annoying.

The animation continues to maintain the strong presence established by Drive this season. In addition, the emotional moments are given the strong focus that has made them the cornerstone of Fushi’s journey.

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5 not only provides a shocking twist to the narrative but immediately begins capitalizing on it to craft an interesting story. This episode is an excellent rebound after a couple of lackluster outings.

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5 is streaming now on Crunchyroll.


To Your Eternity Season 2, Episode 5 - "The Holy Man's Voyage"
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TL;DR

To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 5 not only provides a shocking twist to the narrative but immediately begins capitalizing on it to craft an interesting story. This episode is an excellent rebound after a couple of lackluster outings.

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