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B: THE BEGINNING – REVENGE, PROPHECIES AND GENIUS MINDS

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. I watched B; The beginning on Netflix recently and I admit I may have a hate-love kind of attitude towards it. I do recommend it.

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I had been wanting to watch B since like forever but there was always another series that I had started and so I had to wait. I’ll admit I was disappointed in the first few episodes of the show but I was also impressed. I was expecting a Death Note like show with mind battles and though the show has mind battles (The entire show is an elaborate plan) it wasn’t in the way I expected but when I watched the show I also liked the supernatural elements and the mystery that needs solving. The main characters of the show are Keith Flick – genius detective who is back in archipelagic nation of Cremona to solve the case of Serial killer B. He is extremely cunning and can read through people’s plans in mere seconds. Next is Koku – A boy who wields supernatural powers which he uses to find someone he lost long ago. His only motivations are the memories of the one he lost. Third is Lily – A cheery investigator with RIS who works with Keith and the rest of RIS to find the identity of Killer B. She is extremely perceptive just like Keith and is at one point considered equal to him. The characters are so interesting with all of them having their own backstories which we don’t know.

The first 6 episodes seem like a mess with the viewers having no context but it’s all a carefully crafted plan. Episode 6 and 7 give you all the context you need and then the plot moves forward. I personally think this was a great idea because if we were to see the events of the show in chronological order it won’t have been as interesting as it was. My advice is that keep watching intently and keep pressing the next episode. It will be worth it I promise.

The theme of God and Prophecies play an important part in the story as the supernatural humans we see in the show were made as part of an experiment aimed to recreate God from a prophecy that some people discover and the non-humans believing themselves to be indestructible and that no one but a specific person can hurt them. This shows arrogance in the villains of the show but some are smarter than others and don’t put too much faith in their invincibility. The experiment to recreate God is also deemed a failure showing that no matter what Humans do recreating God in impossible and that it’s something that shouldn’t even be toyed with. The prophecy on the other hand is shown to be nothing but history and that with enough resolute the winds of Fate can be turned just as Koku did. Refusing to believe the prophecy is his final fate, he fights hard and in the end prevails showing his strong nature and the fact that nothing is constant in the world and everything can be changed.

Keith and Koku both show despair in their journeys with Keith being traumatized by an event from the past and Koku being in despair as he searches for a girl that he only remembers from his memories. The connection between Keith and Koku also runs deep and as they find each other Koku gains the hope that he needs to do his task and find the girl he is looking for. Koku’s character also shows how a promise made when he was a child drives him even when he’s grown up. His promise gives him the hope he needs. There are also scenes in the childhood flashback that show how much Koku his suffered thus justifying his happy ending. Keith on the other hand despite being the genius is only driven by his desire for revenge. He solves all the mysteries that are put before him and gets the chance for revenge. Even though he tries to be better, his opponent’s master plan shows that the entire plot was aimed at one thing and that was to see how far Keith Flick could be pushed. Keith’s despair is resolved only at the end of the show where he accepts that winning or losing the mind game didn’t matter to him.

The ending, oh how I love the ending. I kept this whole review spoiler free but I am just going to drop a tiny little bomb here and that is ‘not all is as it seems’. The ending is satisfying and lovely with Koku having a happy end having won his fight against fate and Keith going on to work with RIS having had his revenge. The ending also gives us a post credits scene where we find out that the show definitely isn’t over and that there will be more trouble coming to Koku and Keith in the future.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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