So, this is it. The final episode of Yosuga no Sora. We are in Sora’s route – which incidentally involves pretty much everyone in some way or form.
Haruka na Sora he – “To the faraway sky”
Hit past the break to see the finale!
The day after the incest sex was seen by Kozue and Nao, Haruka suggests to Sora that they go elsewhere – where people won’t be as scrutinizing of them. But Sora rejects that suggestion. To her, the only thing that matters is the happiness of the two.
Nao then has a talk with Haruka. Haruka takes this chance to express the flashback he had in an earlier episode.
Sora had just come out of a long hospitalization, and she came out to be a different sister than what Haruka knew her to be. She became more of a woman and Haruka was well aware of it all along.
Knowing that Sora kept her true feelings bottled up, Haruka was there to protect her during all of life’s troubles. But at some point Haruka’s feeling of affection for Sora went past brotherly love, but he knew well that such relationships were inappropriate. He managed to control that feeling until the events in Episode 11.
On the way home, Haruka receives a mail which shocks him. That night, he seems disinterested in even talking to Sora. He reveals that he’s been having second thoughts about his relationship with Sora, and that he wants to stop everything.
Sora and Haruka argues over Haruka’s suggestion. Sora won’t take any of it, but Haruka ssees the problem of continuing the relationship. Things get heated to the point that Haruka accidentally slaps Sora, who then walks out of the room.
The next morning, Haruka skips school. Haruka suddenly wakes up after a dream and that causes Sora to wake up too. She speaks a single word, that she loves him.
He then falls asleep again. When he wakes up, he finds the house empty. Just as he reaches out to his phone, he receives a mail from Sora. She says she is his sister, and that she wants to kiss him, to be one with him. But she’s sorry that it caused so much trouble for him.
Haruka sets out frantically to look for Sora. He runs into Nao, who cooperates wholeheartedly. They look for Sora in every part of town, but can’t find her even after dark. The two meet up in front of the station, and Nao tells Haruka about Sora’s words atop a rooftop.
Now we’re even again.
Nao then sets out to go around the town again.
It is then that Haruka remembers what Akira was saying in Episode 11 – a lake behind her shrine which legend tells that humanity started there and that one can seek to be reborn and to begin a new life there. Haruka rushes towards the lake.
Haruka finds Sora immersed in the lake. As he calls out to Sora, she yells at Haruka to stop coming. Haruka ignores her order and Sora attempts to wade further into the lake to get away from Haruka. But her legs aren’t long enough, and she slips beneath the waves. Haruka tries to save her but the combined weight is too much, and he also slips beneath the surface.
It looks as if Haruka will die together with Sora in the depth of the lake as they sink further. Haruka has no regrets though, if it means that he can go to a faraway land together with Sora; to a place where people will accept them as who they are.
Haruka wakes up to see the beautiful sea of stars in the sky, with Sora nearby. He is alive and breathing. Sora is overjoyed to see Haruka wake up.
Haruka and Sora have left behind the town of Okukosome to find a new life together in a land far away.
The usual group of friends gather at the usual meeting spot before heading off to school. They talk about the choices Haruka and Sora have made.
To the Faraway Sky
It was a great story. I will write my thoughts about it in a few days’ time while I let everything sink in.