It's over. I'm crying right now. Spoiler: EPISODE 11 So again, I didn't know what was coming from knowledge of history, but what a fitting ending to the Tale of the Heike. They fought valiantly for one last stand, had the faintest glimmer of hope, only for even that to be taken away. The death of the entire clan was unbelievably beautiful. As in I cannot believe I just watched a mass suicide and called it beautiful. And yet I couldn't see this story ending any other way. Everything worked so well together from the animation to the soundtrack to the voice acting to convey its message, and while other anime that recap its thesis at the end manage to miss the point, I felt The Heike Story really managed to tell its story in the best way possible. All we are is dust in the wind... I'm gonna have a lot to think about for my review. I don't give a damn about what other people may think. This was a 5/5 anime for me. It'd have easily been Anime of the Year if it weren't for Odd Taxi. Naoko Yamada and the entire staff at Studio Saru created a masterpiece and it's a shame that this show is not going to be nearly as successful as it deserves to be. I'll write a review before the end of the week to try to rectify that in my own little way.