Episode 9 delivers the best twist so far as we learn why Michiru and her friend became beastmen.
This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 9, “Human Scapegoat” contains significant spoilers.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 9, “Human Scapegoat open?
Episode 9 begins with Michiru telling Nazuna that the Silver Wolf exists so she doesn’t need to lie anymore. Nazuna calls herself the mistress Silver Wolf moving forward and she’s prepared for the consequences. One of the bears gives Michiru a necklace that looks like it belongs to the church. Shirou learns that Boris visited Yaba before his transformation.
Michiru sees Nazuna getting escorted into the back of a van so she chases it. She’s getting sent to the Medi-Cen. Michiru finds her strapped into a machine. Guards come in and capture Michiru. Alan walks in and tells Nazuna that she has a good friend. Nazuna was just getting an MRI as part of regular check-ups.
We will find a cure
At the halfway point of BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 9, “Human Scapegoat” the audience is served with yet another twist. Alan reveals that both girls became beastmen because of this medical center via an experimental drug — it happened to get infused in both of them while they were at the hospital in the mainland. The real reason the data lab was blown up was to cover up the evidence that there had been a drug leak. Alan promises a cure from the beastman disease.
Nazuna and Alan are cooperating
Nazuna has been working with Alan to find a cure. Alan said he had to oppose the Church to encourage mental entropy and to discipline them. Alan knew ahead of time that he would be attacked. Nazuna says only she and Boris know about the disease but Michiru calls him creepy again and they have a brief argument before Alan calms them down. Michiru is slightly downbeat about the information and returns home.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 9, “Human Scapegoat end?
Michiru tells Shirou everything that Alan told her. Shirou suggests that Nazuna and Alan are deceptive but Michiru dismisses that claim. Nazuna tells Boris that she no longer needs him to sort her affairs and that he can be the best beastman he can be. Shirou tells the mayor that he’s never met a good human — the mayor reminds him that Michiru is human. Meanwhile, Alan meets the Prime Minister to consult with him. He wants to lend something to the Japanese government. Episode 9 delivers the best twist so far as we learn why Michiru and her friend became beastmen.
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