Ep 12 – “Spilled Bits” / “Koboreta Kakeratachi” (零れたカケラ達)

Akane Sawai becomes a hikikomori and stops going to school due to emotional problems; holed up in her room, she only interacts with her textmate, whom she met on the internet. Her concerned teacher, Yoshiki Fukasawa, constantly visits her to check on her and tries to convince her to return to school. Akane gets irritated by this, and is convinced by her textmate to send Fukasawa to Hell. Akane (who goes by the screen name “Anemone” when online) eventually finds out that her textmate (“Cheppo”) is Fukasawa. They are both tired of life, and looking for an end, and as they finally come to an understanding, Fukasawa convinces Akane to send him to Hell. Fukusawa does not realize that Akane will also go to Hell when her life ends; Akane, who has started going to school again, seems strangely at peace with the idea of going to Hell, almost eager. Ai, while taking Fukasawa to Hell, tells him that the price for sending him to Hell is that Akane will be sent there as well when her life ends; realizing this, Fukasawa feels some regret.