AMNESIA Episode 11: The Price of Defying Fate
“I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve met you and lost you… but I still love you.”
FFFF—- within 5 minutes into the episode and I was already holding my breath, getting chills and feeling incredibly anxious for what to come because I honestly did not know what to expect. Was there going to be another close call? When was Insane!Ukyou going to pop out? Those kinds of thoughts.
BUT *%&!(*%&(*!%# GOD DAMN IT. CRAAAAPPPPPP. I honestly don’t know whether I should praise the Heroine for her guts and mighty courage to step outside of her home when Ukyou had SPECIFICALLY warned her not to in order to ensure her safety or to scold her. I guess both because I was happy to see that she was concerned about him dying in her stead and I was annoyed that she was forgetting that it could be the “Shrine Trap” all over again. Speaking of which: I can tell you for certain I lost my shit when the Heroine went to the shrine and screamed, “GOD DAMNIT HEROINE, HE TOLD YOU TO STAY AWAY FROM THE SHRINE AND THAT HE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ONE OF ALL.” FFFFFF—– I’m sure that scene was painful for all of us to watch. The Heroine has been really pushing her luck because if Ukyou hadn’t slashed himself to snap his out of his insane!side, the Heroine may very well be dead right now- OR, I dare say she might even have possibly slipped into another or return to one of the previous worlds- unless… this specific route is supposed to be the last one or a dead end. Oh the irony!
I freaked when I saw that Insane!Ukyou was the one to wake up first when the Heroine woke up him from his nap. Right then and there he revealed that she isn’t supposed to be alive, period. She was in fact supposed to die on August 1st. Now here is where things get interesting. It turns out that Ukyou was originally the one who was supposed to die as he too have been targeted by the world. However fate is funny thing, and for most cases it always comes with a price- especially when you fight against it. The one of the most common rules for fighting against one’s Fated Death Date: For one to live another must die. So for Ukyou to live, the Heroine must die or vice versa. With that is mind, now we wonder: What incident changed Ukyou’s fate? Why is the world targeting the Heroine now instead? Could she have something to do with changing Ukyou’s previous fate of death? Or did he manage to outrun fate with the cost of his lover’s life?
Anyways it seems that in order for the cycle to end or something (although there is no guarantee that will happen) the Heroine needs to make it to August 26th, and she only has 30 minutes left until then.
*SOBS* That’s it, Ukyou x Heroine is my OTP. I love these two so much! NONE OF THE OTHER GUYS CAN TOP UKYOU’S LOVE FOR THE HEROINE!
They first met when the heroine was visiting a town that Ukyou lived in on vacation and was lost. They then met again when he started working in the present town at her university. While they had only recently started dating before this unfortunate event befallen them (or so that’s what I think). The saddest part is that Ukyou has been repeating events over and over again because he truly loves the Heroine, and he mentioned that that he had experienced her death so many times, that he had lost count. /BRB DROWNING IN A SEA OF FEELS (I guess in a way, going back into time almost like Homura from Mahou Shoujo Madoka, except the only difference between the two is that Ukyou is traveling through different parallel worlds. But I can’t seem to figure out whether the other worlds are a done deal and the heroine is dead, or he is able to jump around but every time he does he lands on a specific date which allows him to try protecting the Heroine)
It is still very unclear how Ukyou is able to repeat time again and again by traveling through parallel worlds like they are right now, (Orion mentioned that an ordinary person shouldn’t be able to do that, so while we do see the split personality right now, there might be more than meets the eye.) I am crossing my fingers that they will explain it in the finale next week! PLEASE PLEASE DO. THAT IS THE ONLY PLOTHOLE LEFT! There are probably a couple of others I might be forgetting because there are always going to be plotholes but this is the one that stands out the most.
This story is on a roll, and I would hate to see this not be addressed.
When Ukyou mentioned the well at the shrine, I thought, “Oh! So maybe that’s how he got possessed!” until we later learned that he had fallen into the well. But when he talked about it, it definitely implies that he either died or almost died in there. That could also, considering the Heroine’s circumstances how Ukyou wounded up traveling through parallel worlds like her. Either way, it’s a bitter memory for him and I wouldn’t be surprised if he does end up telling us the whole story about the ominous well.
So the fire didn’t happen at Shinano, it is at the Heroine’s university which is important to Ukyou because that was where they encountered each other again for the second time and he decided that’s where he is going to die/disappear in silence. It is clear from what we seen last week from that either the Heroine will slip into another route (perhaps this time her home world) or Ukyou is going to snap out of it at some point or another, but it appears it is going to be far more challenging than ever before because this is the final day, and the universe and his other self will do everything in their power to kill her.
I wonder, despite the rule I mentioned in the above of preventing one’s fated death- Whether it is possible for both of them to survive. One would think all they have to do is fight for their lives till midnight- unless regardless of having survived, one of them is going to disappear.
Last point I wanted to make: While the quality of the animation was great as usual, I found that they sky should have been a whole lot darker if it is really thirty minutes till midnight/August 26th because looked like it was mid-day.
PS: I am sure I am not the only one who considered that maybe Ukyou should have told her to or the Heroine decide to block his number, but then again if she had I’m almost certain that Insane!Ukyou would have hunted her down and attempt to kill her in her in her home where she would be cornered.