Sankarea episode 12
Man, what a strange final episode. It doesn’t even feel like the end. There is so much ground left to cover, so I honestly refuse to believe that this is it. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that we can expect a second season. The manga as well as the anime have been doing pretty well in Japan, so it’s only a matter of time before we get some more Sankarea content.
I felt pretty strange as I started watching this episode. I saw Rea-chan continuing her life alongside Chihiro. That’s just too strange. I guess I’m having trouble believing that Rea’s father is really ‘done’ with her. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had actually shown up again during this episode, hoping to take his beloved daughter back home with him. But no, no such thing happened.
We witnessed as Rea continued her new life in the Furuya household. I noticed that the rest of Chihiro’s family, mainly his father, had gotten a bit interested in Rea. They all commented on the fact that Rea-chan only eats those leaves, doesn’t go to school or doesn’t even act like a normal teenage girl. This just makes things a whole lot more complicated for Chihiro and Rea.
The reason why I can’t acknowledge this episode as an ending is actually pretty simple; it doesn’t end anything. It ended with Rea losing control again and forcing herself upon the powerless Chihiro, giving him some sort of bloody kiss in the progress. But Rea and Baabu are still imperfect zombies, so nothing has actually been solved. What happened to the messed up relationship between him and Ranko? What about Rea’s father? Surely he’s doing something in America to help his daughter survive this dreadful curse. Not to mention the little side story involving his unfulfilled wife. Whatever happened to that?
There’s just so much more ground to cover. That is why I cannot believe that this is the end. There has got to be more. Whether it’s a second season or a couple of OVA’s, it does not matter. Things just need to be explained properly for a good story to end well. This story has yet to end. The story ended with the story completely unfinished. For now I’ll just keep my ears to the ground and see what happens on the Sankarea front. There’s not much else that I can do to be honest.