|Release||January 12, 2013|
|Running Time||23 Minutes|
|14. Snowflakes||16. To My Beloved Saki|
Afterimage (残像 Zanzō) is the fifteenth episode of the Shin Sekai Yori anime series. It first aired in Japan, on January 12, 2013.
- Saki and Satoru keep searching for Maria and Mamoru until an accident leaves Saki unconscious. She awakens beside Satoru in a cabin at the Robber Fly village, where they are reunited with Squealer, who has now taken the name Yakomaru. As the two are brought before the Monster Rats' queen, they learn from Squealer that the Robber Fly society has greatly advanced since their last meeting, and are now part of a strong confederation of colonies, but the two are shocked when they find that the queen was restrained and lobotomized by her own children. Squealer claims that it was all for the good of the colony, by containing the frenzied queen while preserving her capacity to reproduce. The concrete houses and other technology the colony now employs lead Satoru to believe that the Robber Fly colony has captured a False Minoshiro and accessed the knowledge it holds. Doubting Yakomaru's true intentions, the pair is escorted by him and his soldiers to the nest of the Goat Moth colony, where Squonk lives, to ask him about the whereabouts of their missing friends. After Yakomaru calls to them with no answer, a skirmish begins between the two parties until Satoru uses his power to stop them. Finally reunited with Squonk, Saki receives from him a letter left behind by Maria before she departed with Mamoru to parts unknown.
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