Episode 6 brings a twist and some strange news to the lead character.
This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 6, “Fox Waltz” contains significant spoilers.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 6, “Fox Waltz” open?
At the start of the episode, Michiru learns of the Silver Wolf who is always the saviour of the beastmen. Afterwards, Michiru reminisces the time with her best friend who ended up kidnapped — this becomes important later.
The Silver Wolf
To make some money, Michiru is asked to sell water purifiers. While out, Sylvanians are threatening to put Jackie on a stake. A group of hooded Sylvanians tells them to stop — they are the founders of the Silver Wolf Church. The Silver Wolf appears and scares Sylvanians away. Michiru is shocked and realizes it is her best friend Nazuna from the mainland. This is a strange, unexpected twist.
Michiru and Nazuna hug — Nazuna realizes her friend is a Takuni and they laugh as Michiru tries telling everyone that she’s a raccoon. Meanwhile, the Mayor is curious about the Silver Wolf. Nazuna tells the story of how she ended up in a weird facility but she was saved by the Church of the Silver Wolf and as she could morph into the Silver Wolf, she became the founder. Michiru calls beastman a disease but Nazuna notes she’s having a lot of fun. Nazuna is introduced to Shirou and there’s a weird tension — Shirou tells Michiru that Nazuna cannot stay at her place because of her dodgy religion.
Meet the mayor
At the halfway point of BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 6, “Fox Waltz” Nazuna tells Michiru that she’s surprised she joined the religious sect. Michiru tells her that the leader of the Church, Boris, is creepy and that the mayor will definitely accept Nazuna into Anima-City.
Nazuna and the mayor meet and she asks if the city allows all beastmen in from the Church — the mayor raises how Nazuna is falsely the Silver Wolf. Nazuna argues that the Silver Wolf is sacred and that no-one knows if they truly exist so isn’t it good to bring hope to the people. The mayor invites her into the city.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 6, “Fox Waltz” end?
Nazuna tells Michiru that she has no intention of stepping down as founder as she feels like a pop idol. Nazuna theorizes that Michiru only helped her because she likes to feel good about helping people. She declares herself as the Silver Wolf and Michiru is upset. This was a harsh part of the story for Michiru who must have felt used. Episode 6 brings a twist and some strange news to the lead character.
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