Episode 10 begins the start of the sinister plans that have been bubbling under the story since the series began.
This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 10, “Rabid Wolf” contains significant spoilers.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 10, “Rabid Wolf” open?
Marie the mink is petrified of a horse beastman that has transformed like Yaba and asks Shirou and Michiru for help. The mayor is alerted to the rampaging beastman in the city. Alan rings the mayor about it. Suddenly, loads of small robots inject the rampaging horse beastman and capture it.
Sneaking into Medi-Cen
Assuming the rampaging beastman has gone to the Medi-Cen, Michiru suggests sneaking in. Alan asks them to not get violent as they enter. There are only humans in the facility. Shirou is angry at Alan for making robots that subdue beastmen. Alan states that Anima-City will end up like Nirvasyl 1,000 years ago — Shirou is confused and angry, wondering how he knows about the town that was in a war one thousand years ago. Alan reveals his ancestor is Raymond Sylvasta, the man that led the fight against beastmen. This series continues to drop the twists.
At the midway point of BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 10, “Rabid Wolf” Shirou gets angrier. Alan tries to explain it was the other way around and that the beastmen were fighting amongst themselves which is why the humans managed to beat them. He explains further that his vengeance has been misguided. Alan calls it Nirvasyl syndrome — it causes rampage amongst beasts.
Turning beasts into humans.
The mayor believes Alan’s theory is correct and asks for the Prime Minister. Alan states the experimental drug is to stop the rampage. Shirou gets angrier and the tranquilizers don’t work. Meanwhile, the drug seems to have worked on Yaba as he returns to human form. Shirou and Michiru argue about the drugs — Michiru claims that his hatred against humans has become fanatical over the years. The police arrive and Shirou doesn’t accept the arrest order and escapes. Alan thanks Michiru for her help and offers her a job to help save Anima-City.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 10, “Rabid Wolf” end?
Nazuna tells Michiru that she knew about the rampage syndrome and there doesn’t need to be any more secrets anymore. Shirou tells the mayor his dissatisfaction with Alan’s plans. She says she has no choice but to use the rampage vaccine which forces beastmen to turn into humans. Shirou tells her to do what’s best and walks off. The Prime Minister tells the Mayor that he cannot take any risks and seizes her. Episode 10 begins the start of the sinister plans that have been bubbling under the story since the series began.
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