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What Is Kuzu No Honkai About?

Scum’s Wish is a very hard Anime to follow along, the ending being even more unsatisfactory and confusing. Today we’re going to discuss what the Anime is actually about and also the sad ending which left many fans angry and heartfelt. As well as this you’re going to learn if Scum’s Wish is a good Anime and we will also look at the main characters in the Anime and discuss their roles and how they impact the Anime.

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

Scums Wish is a dramatic Romance Anime featuring a number of characters all with different personalities who want different things for themselves and the other characters they interact with.

Contents:

  • The relationship between Hanabi & Mugi.
  • The story and ending of the series.
  • The other characters in the series and thier roles.
  • Any character arcs that arise in Kuzi no Honkai.
  • Camparing Hana and Mugi’s encounters during Scum’s Wish.

This article we attempt to accurately describe the dynamic between the main characters, explain the side characters and their role. As well as this I’ll of course go over the complicated and unsatisfactory ending that saw both characters part ways.

Be advised: major spoilers for the Kuzu no Honkai Anime up ahead.

An example of a dynamic between two characters is the two main characters, Hanabi and Mugi. At the start don’t actually love each other. Instead, they submit both to a pack, which bines them to an agreement.

This agreement means if the other is interested or swayed to the one they are really in love with, they will stop them and help them.

The reason for this is that both Hanabi and Mugi both are in love with characters in the series who they cannot love in a sexual way in a real-life relationship.

For this reason, the relationship we see in the first season, is very important, as it is the main thing that the series is about, with Hanabi and Mugi, spending more time with each other when they are fake dating.

This dating stage isn’t really talked about that much by either Hanabi or Mugi during the series. Near the end of the Anime, some schoolmates ask Hana when they are out having a meal.

Hanabi responds that they are not that close anymore and that they don’t talk that much anymore. Now, Hanabi is telling the truth to hear. This fits with what we see in the later episodes, with Hanabi and Mugi ignoring each other. This happens till the last episode, where we get a final shot panning upwards while Hanabi comments on the fact that they are leaving each other.

Hanabi says that the two will begin a pact whereby they help each other. They will also give themselves to the other and make them forget about the ones they cannot have.

In Hanabi’s case, this is Mr. Kanai, and in Mugi’s it is Akane. This scene is similar to the one we get in the beginning episode, where another commentary is given, but before, she says something a lot different.

At the start of the series, we see both Hanabi and Mugi make out under a tree. This happens just as Hanabi is regarding her teacher, who is called Mr. Kanai in the series. During the Anime, Hanabi calls him brother, which may also hint at her true feelings towards him.

Calling him brother may really mean she cares about him more than we are supposed to think. As for Mugi, we see that she is most interested in Mrs. Minigawa.

She is a teacher at the school the student couple attends and is actually their music teacher. Minigawas’s character is interesting and she is also very manipulative and cunning. As well as this she is also quite bitter and cold at times.

There are also some other characters and these come in the form of Hanabi and Mugi parents, their classmates, the other teachers, and another extra character we see around the Anime.

These characters also form relationships with the main characters. This especially happens with Hanabi. She begins a whole new journey and seems to express herself in a way that’s contrary when with Mugi.

The character she does this in particular with is called Sanae Ebato. She is a very pretty girl from Hanabi’s class, and they go on many different outings together. They often engage in sexual acts during the series.

Hanabi does not seem to mind that she is doing this with a girl. And quickly lets on to Sanae’s advance. This may show us that she is not as interested in Mugi as we first think.

However, this could be a simple instance of Hanabi just experimenting with her own sexuality. Not caring about Mugi because she knows he’s only interested in Akane.

If that’s the case it makes the situation regarding Hanabi’s love life pretty sad and unadmirable. After Hanabi’s thing with Sanae, she realizes that she and Mugi don’t talk much anymore. This happens after their final meet. During this scene. Hanabi and Mugi agree the day before, to meet at the park at 6.

The reason that they both agree to meet at this place, is simply to test each other to see if they are still in love with the person they love. If they both get rejected, they can just go back to loving each other in secret. Even though it still won’t be real.

The main difference between Hanabi and Mugi is their relationships. Mugi is in love with a manipulative, smart attractive teacher who always gets her way with men.

While on the other hand, Mr. Kanai, is a smart, caring, considerate and charming young man. Who looks out for Hana and turns her down in an understanding way.

In contrast, Akane is very cold and un-empathetic to Mugi. This is illustrated when he comes to Akane in a position of vulnerability, asking her for some of her time.

In this part of the episode, Akane pretends to care for Mugi, and they then go on to have sex. This means that he won’t be returning to Hanabi after. And thus, she is left alone in the park, looking longingly at the clock, hoping to see him walking towards her. But that never happens.

So now near the end of the Anime, we have a situation where one of the characters has been rejected, and the other falsely led on to believe that they are also liked. In reality, for both characters, this is untrue. And they are both not really loved in the way they want to be. And only one of them is sexually admired by those people.

We only see this in Mugi, with Akane. Kanai completely disregards any of Hana’s advances. And he sometimes even likens her to a child, stroking and patting her hair at times. This seems to always make Hanabi nervous and embarrassed, and she often can be seen blushing and squirming when he does so.

Comparing Hana’s and Mugi’s encounters

So in a few words, I’m going to explain what Hanabi and Kanai’s relationship is, and what Mugi and Akane’s is. Because, in this instance, they are very different, in many ways. Let’s start with Hana. Her relationship with Kanai is in fact an old one. Kanai was an old friend of Hana’s family, and in particular her parents. This makes the bond between them somewhat stronger than the one Mugi has with Akane.

I would describe it as one person who is chasing a love that is unrealistic and of course unrequited. On the other hand, one is chasing love which is fake and deceptive. This is because Akane doesn’t love Mugi or even care for him. In fact, far from it.

So looking at it like this, we can see that while Hana and Mugi’s encounters and problems are different because the characters that they engage with are also very different in their actions and personalities.

However, the element that binds Hana and Mugi together is the fact that they both, in different ways experience unrequited love, in one form or another.

There’s actually a period in the Anime where Hanabi goes on saying how unattractive and gross unrequited love is. This is pretty telling because if anyone knows about it in the series, it’s Hanabi.

If you’ve just begun watching Kuzu no Honkai and you’re a bit confused about the story then we hope you enjoyed this article to help you better understand what’s takes place in the Anime.

At the end of the Anime, both characters don’t get what they want and end up with nothing in the end. We’ll apart from the experience they both gain. In reality, it’s a pretty harsh ending. This had some fans asking for another season. Hoping the problems addressed in the first series will be solved in the second.

They also hope there will be a reunion between the couple. As many people ship Hana and Mugi. Will this ever happen? – Well they do and we have already addressed this in another article which you can read here.

If you’re looking for a more detailed article on the ending of Scum’s Wish, please take the time to read our article on that here. As for a more detailed article on Hanabi and Mugi’s relationship in Kuzi no Honkai and the question of if they are a good couple in the Anime, please read this article.

Ending thoughts.

The partnership between both Hana and Mugi is a complicated one. And it’s made more difficult when Akane doesn’t turn down Mugi but instead sleeps with him. Leading him on further, and of course preventing him from going back to Hana and meeting her at the park.

For this reason, Hana becomes distant from Mugi, and the two begin to talk less and less and soon they completely ignore each other when passing each other in school.

In the final parts of the last episode, Hana debates to herself whether or not it is a good thing they stopped seeing each other. She also thinks about the possibility of them ever reuniting. This does happen but not in the Anime.

After school, Hanabi and Mugi do meet up again. You can read all about that here. Where we discuss the spin of Manga and what it means for a season 2 of Kuzu no Honkai.

A new season is somewhat likely and we would see a return of all the original characters in the Anime.

This is because Kanai and Akane feature a lot in the spin-off Manga, as do Hana and Mugi. If you enjoyed reading this article then please show your support by liking or sharing this post.

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