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I watched the last episode of Rewrite the anime. I am well aware that it is based on the visual novel of the same title. I have a question regarding the end of the anime. The end is rather unusual.

At the end of the anime, Gaia successfully evoked Kagari's salvation. Humanity, including the main character, Koutarou, and the heroines are all wiped out too.

Because of that, I think that the ending is based on the

bad end

route. Is that really the case? If not, then which route was it based on?

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The rewrite anime is a "new" route which is basically an amalgamation of all the routes. It grabs events from all routes that are in the VN, plus some new content with Kagari (most probably inspired by the Harvest Festa fandisc, where Kagari has a similar personality).

Spoiler for Moon and Terra (i.e. second season)

As for the ending, all of the routes that branch off from the common route are "bad" endings. In some, humanity is either wiped out or reduced to a state where it has no future. In others, even if there are no obvious bad effects, it is hinted that humanity has a few dozen years of survival, maximum. The ending of anime is closest to Shizuru's end, where possessed Akane instruments Salvation through Kagari, but a few humans are just barely able to survive. But they probably die off, unable to rebuild human civilization.

As for Terra:

It is in Terra's route where humanity actually gains a future, thanks to the sacrifice of one random guy, which is central theme of the route (and the whole VN by extension).

  • So the ending of the anime is based on Shizuru's bad end. Is this what your answer is? – 絢瀬絵里 Nov 17 '16 at 21:20
  • @AyaseEri No. It is not based on any end. It is closest to Shizuru's end, but there are some things that are different. – Euphoric Nov 18 '16 at 5:29

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