A family dispute occurs in this final episode.
(Spoilers in this review)
As Tohru struggles to accept that she’ll easily outlive Kobayashi (along with other doubts), Tohru’s pops shows up. He is against Tohru staying in this world and drags her back to their original world. Kobayashi realizes that she really misses Tohru (and that she’s not too good at taking care of herself without her maid around).
After a few days (maybe a week) has passed, Tohru returns to Kobayashi – but it turns out that she didn’t get permission from the Emperor of Demise (Tohru’s dad). Kobayashi stands up against Tohru’s dad despite his display of aggression and threats, which prompts Tohru to firmly state her own desire to stay with Kobayashi. The two square off in a different part of the world before Kobayashi flies in while riding Kanna.
In an attempt to get father and daughter to stop fighting, Kobayashi explains to Tohru’s dad how she feels about understanding others. After she implores him to trust in his daughter, the Emperor of Demise is a bit shook, declares he won’t approve of his foolish daughter’s actions, and hightails it out of there. I guess for now Tohru can stay!
“Knowing you’re different is only the start.
You grow closer or more distant, again and again, while realizing those differences.
And then you start finding the aspects you like. You can even build respect.Then you can forge both trust and bonds.”
The series ends with the dragons interacting with their favorite humans (Elma is persuaded into buying some waffles). Kobayashi invites Tohru (and Kanna) to come along with her as she visits her family home. How the two of them have progressed!
At any rate, watching this was fun. Expect a series review either before Sunday or next week.