Finale time, let’s do this!
Just as I suspected, even though there were a tons of questions presented during the series, they answered all of them and gave this story a well rounded and thorough conclusion.
Before maniacal Ukyo is able to kill Heroine, sweet Ukyo regains his body and explains that she was involved in an explosion at the university on August 1st. She entered into a coma and 25 days later, died as a result of her injuries. Ukyo couldn’t bear it and wanted nothing more than for her to live. This information leads me to believe that her “true world” is Ukyo’s route. In an effort to see his wish come true, he began traveling to parallel worlds searching for one in which she survived, however, Ukyo loses control again and maniacal Ukyo has news for Heroine.
He confirms our suspicion that fate has destined only one of them to survive, and while one lives, the other must die. In this world, where Ukyo lives, the world is attempting to restore order by getting rid of Heroine, just as it did to Ukyo in the worlds in which Heroine lived. As a result of the constant fear and pain of being killed off, Ukyo developed his “fear” side which killed Heroine over and over to keep from being killed off again himself. In the end, their love simply wasn’t meant to survive. He also reveals that he was able to travel because of Neil. Though we, the audience, have no idea who Neil is, Orion does. Neil-sama is the creator of the fairies, of Orion, and a deity which seeks to understand humanity by granting wishes.
The next scene is truly heartbreaking as Ukyo gains control long enough to stab himself in the chest before his alter ego is able to kill Heroine. It always amazes me how long these characters are able to live to chit chat after being stabbed in the heart. Anyway, it’s pretty tragic hearing Ukyo regale how at peace he feels, finally being able to choose death of his own free will, and he lives just long enough for the clock to strike midnight, indicating that his wish has come true, and Heroine will be allowed to live. Afterward, they are both enveloped in a white light and transported to meet Neil-sama.
Neil-sama entered into Ukyo’s existence in an effort to save Heroine’s life, but it was a difficult wish to grant, and both parties had to suffer as a result. Ukyo was there when she fell off the cliff in Shin’s route, but his fear half allowed her to die. Neil recognized the true Ukyo’s suffering and attempted to transport Heroine to a new world where she would live. This took up too much of his power, and as a result caused Heroine to keep randomly hopping to parallel worlds and develop amnesia. The only reason she and Ukyo were able to survive was because her perseverance and strength allowed Ukyo’s wish to come true. As such, Neil was also able to regain his power, return Heroine’s memories, and return her to her own original world.
A lot of people were upset at the ending because it didn’t indicate which world was her original world, and we’re left guessing, but hello, otome game, there is no clear conslusion. I love that they stayed true to the concept until the very end and added a neat existential twist. What a cool show, with a great, unpredictable and super original conclusion. How fitting that this whole crazy situation was simply because a boy fell in love with a girl. Awwww.
What did you think of Amnesia and its finale?