BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 7 recap and breakdown Is it a bird?

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Summary

Episode 7 starts to get slightly political as the city is torn in whether to allow religious sects inside the area.

This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 7, “Easy Albatross” contains significant spoilers.

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How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 7, “Easy Albatross” open?

Episode 7 begins with a beastman flying in Japanese airspace claiming to be a flying albatross, a nearly extinct creature but they don’t buy it as he’s a beastman. Meanwhile, Michiru is still upset about her best friend manipulating her. The wandering albatross ends up in Michiru’s residence. Meanwhile, the mayor hypothesizes that there is a beastman disease that turned Michiru and Nazuna.

A visit

Alan, Chairman of Sylvasta Pharmaceutical, visits the mayor and Shirou. He tells them to turn down the residency for the Silver Wolf and the Church but the mayor says they don’t turn down beastmen. Alan says the city doesn’t need the church yet as they try to modernize — he believes the religion would have the opposite effect. Meanwhile, the albatross flies Michiru out and talks about the history of his migratory birds who have been harmed by human laws.

The warning

Mayor tells Shirou that the city relies on the financial aid of Sylvasta Pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, a message comes through to state that a bird beastman has illegally crossed the border and is hiding somewhere within Anima-City — He’s most likely an anti-beastman-rights terrorist. Shirou looks outside and sees Michiru flying on the albatross. The albatross says goodbye to Michiru and reveals his name to be Pingua.

I need to clear my suspicions

At the halfway point of BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 7, “Easy Albatross” Shirou tells Michiru that Pingua is a terrorist but Michiru says it isn’t true. Shirou states he has to clear his suspicions. On the news, it’s revealed that the mayor will not be giving residence to the Church and offers temporary land for them to reside. Nazuna does a speech stating the mayor denied them residence due to Sylvasta Pharmaceuticals.

How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 7, “Easy Albatross” end?

Shirou chases down Pingua. Shirou falls from the sky and Michiru learns she can fly and helps Shirou chase Pingua down. Pingua admits that due to his failed migration plans that he put a fake terrorism plan in place to gain their rights. Pingua also states that there is another bird called Meteor that is an assassin. The Church approaches the Sylvasta Pharmaceuticals gates — Meteor attacks Alan but Nazuna saves him. Boris tells Alan to listen to the voices of the people as the Church celebrates. Michiru now thinks Nazuna is amazing. Episode 7 starts to get slightly political as the city is torn in whether to allow religious sects inside the area.


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