It is now time to visit the beautiful grounds of Tingaarla for the last time. The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 promises to bring a lot of tears alongside the conclusion of a beautiful journey. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for this, but let’s get right to the review.
The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 Overview
The Aquatope on White Sand is the latest anime by the Anime Studio P.A. Works, previously known for producing critically and commercially acclaimed anime like Angel Beats and Another. Toshiya Shinohara directs the series, a director whose career so far has been intrinsically linked with P.A. works, having previously directed Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara and Nagi no Asu kara for the studio. It is an original series by P.A. works, which means it is not based on a previously existing property, such as a Manga or a Light Novel.
If you want to know how I felt about the twenty-third episode of the season, or if you want to catch up on it, check out my review of it here. In original Japanese, this episode is also known as Shiroi Suna no Aquatope Episode 24. This is the review of the final episode of the series. Come check out the full review of the series in a single article sometime in the future on our website!
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The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 Review- It’s Hard To Say Goodbye
Of all the anime I’ve reviewed here on this website, bidding farewell to Aquatope was always going to be the hardest. To those of you who’ve stuck around with this series this far along, I thank you. Not just because you are reading this right now, but also because you are probably here because of your love for the series and its characters. The series has managed to leave a profound effect on a lot of lives, especially in those lives that have been with it since the start.
The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 was a perfect sendoff to the series. It had everything one could imagine a perfect Aquatope episode having. There were some tremendously beautiful scenes full of marine life and deep waters. The episode included the conclusion to months of effort from Kukuru and the rest of the Tingaarla staff for the opening of the building the show was named after- The Aquatope, situated on white sand. As always, the episode had a beautiful soundtrack alongside the animation, including a surprise return!
Inside the aquatope was perhaps the most beautiful scene in anime of this entire anime season, a look at what the animators have been able to accomplish in this series for the entirety of the 24 episodes it has been on the air. It is a feat of sheer willpower and vision (and some crunch, to be honest) that a show was able to look this good for two full cours, without a budget the size of Mount Everest. Either this series had more backing than anyone realised, or there are at least some magicians working in P.A. works.
It was also a fitting finale based on the narrative that the show decided to tell us in its own roundabout way. It was a tale of two girls who realised that life wasn’t a picnic and they had to grow up sometime. It was a tale of coming to terms with your faults and shortcomings as a human being and becoming a better person by realising that. It was a tale of friendship, of a bond that can only be created by you. It was a story about escapism, about confronting your issues after trying to run away from them. Above all, it was a tale of love.
As we saw in the last episode, the glimpses that people experienced at Gama Gama weren’t fixed to that place. The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 takes that a bit further in a beautiful manner. It also shows us where all of our beloved characters went right before the show ended and where they ended up after a two-year time skip. It didn’t have to do that, but I love that it did anyway. Everyone loves seeing characters grow and learn before their eyes, and Aquatope Episode 24 has some prime growth material.
We also got to see all the side characters that we met for one final time at the wedding, as well as the time skip sequence. While the show kept some of its secrets, it did at least allude to the characters knowing about some of them. Would I love to see the show come back for The Aquatope on White Sand Season 2? Absolutely. Do I think it will? Not at all. It told a complete story within the time it had, and a damn good one at that. It went out on a good note, and I wouldn’t want it to get sullied in any way.
The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 was a fantastic final episode in a series that was the perfect end to the saga of the two girls who met in the ruins of a damaged dream. By the end, not only was the show able to fix their dreams, but it also gave them, and us the viewers, the strength to dream new ones. It wasn’t a perfect show by any means, but it didn’t need to be. What it meant to people for the time it existed made it perfect enough.
The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 24 was a flawless end to a beautiful anime. The emotional beats hit, and the anime looked as pretty as anime has ever looked. It was as good a finale as a show such as this could have had.
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