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The Final Hunt
MegumiShimizuEscaping1
Name Kanji (さい)(しゅう)() Saishuu Wa
Music
Opening Calendula Requiem
Ending Gekka Reijin
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Monday, November 7, Tomobiki

As night falls, Sunako awakens in the woods, alone where Seishin has hidden the suitcase. Natsuno has brought Kaori and Akira to the hospital in nearby Mizobe. Megumi tries to escape the town, but is discovered by the villagers. Cornered by several tractors, she breaks down and curses them for their cruelty throughout her life. She is then grotesquely killed.

The wildfire started by Motoko Maeda has made its way down the mountain, and flames begin to consume the village. The remaining villagers have little time to escape the fire. They quickly hide the dead bodies, so that they won't be found by the people coming to help from the town nearby. Natsuno fights with Tatsumi. They fall into the pit where the villagers have dumped most of the bodies of the dead shiki. Natsuno sets off an explosive, thus killing himself and Tatsumi.

Sunako hides in the abandoned church, sobbing and pleading to God for forgiveness. She is found by Tomio and about to be killed, but at the last moment, Seishin saves her, killing Tomio with a slash to the neck using what looks like the same meat cleaver that was previously used to gut Seishin. Seishin has transformed into a jinrou, allowing his wound to heal. As the church goes up in flames, she declares that because she has been forsaken by God, she wants to abandon herself and finally die there. Seishin talks her into living, saying that even though she's no longer under God's jurisdiction, she never lost her faith in Him. As the villagers are driven away from the village that is now beyond salvation, Ozaki ponders whether all his fight has been for nothing and he has failed, because in the end the village actually died out.

As fire trucks roar down the street towards the burning village, they pass a car; Seishin is driving away with a box beside him...

After the credits a short continuation reveals owner of the highway restauant Kanami Yano waiting at a bus stop. A bus pulls away, showing Megumi's mother Hiroko Shimizu looking out of the window at Kanami. A bus pulls up, and Kanami boards, along with nurse Yasuyo Hashiguchi and  Natsuno's father Yūki.  Akira and Kaori Tanaka are on the bus. The brother and sister notice Yūki, who smiles back at them.

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