SHUFFLE! MEMORIES – 08
When Rin and Asa go on a date to an amusement park, the two almost have a kiss on a Ferris wheel through a cookie, but they get interrupted when the ride ends. Rin then stays by Asa’s bedside after she had to go to the hospital because of the Kaede incident. In the aftermath of his talk in the rain with Kaede, Rin meets with Asa in the spot overlooking the city, tells her that he likes her, and asks her to go out with him as his lover. After he promises to protect her, she kisses him as her answer to his request. However, soon after Rin moves into his own apartment, Asa collapses and has to go to the hospital again. This time, Ama reveals to Rin that she was a test subject in the Yggdrasil Project. Her secret is that she is actually a devil, though she says that Asa is human. Since Asa’s body can’t handle the magic, Rin tries to convince her to use it up, but she refuses. Asa explains that the one time she saw her mother cry was when Ama revealed her past and her devil background. Because of that, Asa decided to live as a human and will not use magic. Rin finally takes things into his own hands after Asa quietly leaves the hospital one night and he finds her at that spot overlooking the city. With a box cutter, he slits his own wrists and quickly starts bleeding to death. Not wanting him to die, Asa finally uses her magic to heal him, and in the process she saves herself too.
This episode covers all the major Asa events from episodes 18 and 21-24. It feels a bit odd seeing the end to the original anime placed before the stories of Nerine, Primula, and Sia, but it ultimately doesn’t really matter since this is all recap anyway. Three more episodes to go before we hopefully get something new…