BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 12 recap – the ending explained Alan's true form.

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Summary

Episode 12, the last chapter, is a great finale that brings plenty of action but also brings an education regarding the differences between two different cultures.

This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 12, “Anima-City” contains significant spoilers.

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How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 12, “Anima-City” open?

Episode 12 begins with Shirou laying down Michiru and she’s presumed dead. Shirou goes back to his original form, clearly upset. Michiru wakes up. The mayor theorizes that Shirou returned back to normal due to Michiru’s blood. If they head to the Medi-Cen they can create a serum for the city. Nazuna plans to calm down the city and reduce stress levels while the war continues.

8 hours

The mayor says she needs 8 hours to make the serum but that isn’t enough time so Shirou wants to stop Alan. Michiru joins him. Boris tries begging Nazuna to leave with him but she rejects him and he morphs into a bigger being.

Stopping Alan

When Shirou and Michiru reach the Medi-Cen, Alan has his plans in place to distribute the vaccine. Michiru explains how her blood has been used as a serum. Alan activates the vaccines on them both but they try to fight him.

Alan’s true form

As Shirou fights Alan he realizes he is a beastman. The family has inhibited their true selves for years — he’s a pure-blooded breed and his beastman form has multiple heads; he’s also immortal. Alan destroys Shirou and then walks off. Meanwhile, Michiru is walking around the city trying to stop the vaccines. Nazuna and the bears arrive to help. They realize that howls divert the rampant beastmen’s attention.

How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 12, “Anima-City” end?

Alan shows up and Michiru says he cannot take away their rights to choose. Shirou comes to Michiru’s rescue and they fight again. Alan is afflicted by the rampant syndrome, which surprises him and Shirou threatens to kill him — Alan tells him to save him and Shirou shows mercy. Michiru asks Shirou to howl to calm the city down — Michiru finally understands how beastmen are different to her and why Shirou wants to help them. The city slowly turns back to normal as the serum is distributed. The mayor is adamant that humans and beastmen must learn about each other. Episode 12, the last chapter, is a great finale that brings plenty of action but also brings an education regarding the differences between two different cultures.


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