The other world was created to bear the pain of the girls. A world without emotions. Not only that, but the world comes with your own personal fighter . . . cool. In this world, your fighter would feel no pain, no sadness, no joy. It simply reacts on instinct and beats the crap out of another fighter. In the past few episodes, it was proven that if one defeats the other . . . the emotional pain one felt in the real world would suddenly be forgotten and disappear. In which case, your fighter would represent your sadness. Interestingly enough, BRS was the one putting an end to all the suffering. Being the strongest fighter, who would put an end to her sadness?
It is revealed in this episode that BRS’s strength was fueled by her passive attitude and genuine ignorance of pain – ignoring pain itself. She simply accepted pain and let it fuel her resolve to help her friends. A selfless act? Another Madoka? lol. Unfortunately, all that selflessness made her go insane. Hence, insane BRS. Like the bird in her book who takes on all the colors and eventually dies, Mato takes on all the suffering to near breaking point. The inclusive concept about shadows was also quite amusing. The fact that a mere shadow determines their existence was intriguing. It’s as if their shadow represented their emotions. In other words, what makes you human. But what is it that creates a shadow? In order to have one, light must be present. You can’t create darkness without light, the same way you can’t experience happiness without sadness.
In the end, Yomi remembers Mato. However, instead of Mato doing all the saving, it looks like Yomi will lend a hand this time. It all comes down to friendship, I guess. Can’t wait to see how it concludes. :)
P.S. Wouldn’t it be funny if they end it with something like:
“Don’t forget. Somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember her, you are not alone?”
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