SHUFFLE! MEMORIES – 10
With Nerine having come to terms with her feelings for Rin, she tells Sia that it’s now her turn. Sia, however, questions if it’s really okay for herself to be happy. Returning home one afternoon after seeing Rin shopping with Asa, Sia’s other side Kikyou speaks up about how Sia isn’t doing anything to further her love with Rin. Sia feels that no matter what Kikyou says, there’s no way that only she can be happy. Because of this, Kikyou takes over and drags Rin on a date the next day. Her aggressive attitude tries to kiss Rin at the end of the day, but he backs away, causing her to run off in tears. Sia and Kikyou argue about what Kikyou did, and Sia ends up repeating that she can’t be happy by herself. Kikyou realizes that it’s her own fault and decides to disappear forever after telling Sia to become happy. On the way to school the next morning, Sia sees Rin interacting with the other girls, but she notices that his relationship with Asa particularly stands out. After class, she calls Rin out and apologizes for yesterday. She finally reveals to him that the Sia he went out with yesterday was still herself – the other Sia in herself. She should have had a twin sister, but she was the only one who was born safely. Before she was born, she had accepted her twin’s feelings into herself, which is why there are two Sias inside of her. Sia had decided that she couldn’t be happy by herself, but now she knows that Kikyou hated that. Kikyou gave her courage, so Sia confesses her feelings to Rin. But as she had suspected, he turns her down because he already likes someone else. Feeling refreshed again, Sia mentions to Rin that the God world has a polygamy system.
This episode covers the Sia and Kikyou material from episodes 16 and 17. Again, I’ve got nothing much to say about it since it was straight recap. In more exciting news though, episode 12 will indeed be new stuff, and it looks to be Sia-centric episode. The description on the official site doesn’t make it sound like the alternate ending I was hoping for, but rather a beach episode. It seems that the group is going to the God world for summer vacation and Rin disappears. Two more weeks…