Man, the story sure is complex.
It's so deep, it sorta reminds me of my state of depression abit XD
Well... lets just think of it like this. You have had dreams about your teacher for a while and you were on your way to see her in the hospital. On your way there, the city was lifeless in itself, silent and empty. You felt the liquid emptiness around you but you continued on along with 2 other friends.
You couldn't find your way to your teacher's room so you and your friends conducted a search. Then, he kinda chickened out when the lower ground area was left unsorted. So he asked you to go in his place after giving you an ID pass God knows where he got it.
You went in to the lower ground and found traces of some cult work and devil summoning with blood splatter all over, but you persist in your search and come across a door with a strange feeling lurking behind you. You enter and meet a certain charismatic person who threatens to kill you with a large figure of a demonic shadow lurking behind his aura. And whaddya know, the teacher you've been looking for all this while pops outta nowhere and vouches for you in front of that man, and just because of that, he decided to spare you.
After that, you return to the lounge to where your friends were waiting for you only to find out even more strange occurences happening lately with some devil cults looming around the hospital you're currently in from a random magazine you've never read before from a reporter you bumped into on your way to the hospital. Oh well, whatever, the teacher asked to meet you at the roof and since you've nothing else better to do so off you go and you see her there.
She talks about some strange beginning and the end of the world, and after a few moments, you watched Armageddon itself take place as black thunders devastated the entire city and encirculate the ground into an inward globe with a radiant blue globe of light illuminating the new world you're in as if it replaced the sun. And that was your last memory of the time before after you woke up seeing yourself with unusual glowing devilish patterns upon witnessing a dream of a boy putting a bug into your mouth and bearing excruciating pain, as if you just went through hell itself.
And so.. you wander the world aimlessly, meeting creature after creature and you finally learnt the only way for you to survive in this cruel world were only two options, kill those in your way, or persuade them into your side to aid in your battle. And so you start killing all you can't turn and recruiting every possible companion you can find.
Soon, you learn that your friends somehow managed to survive the apocalyptic Armageddon but they went their own separate ways. You began searching for them in hopes that maybe you could stay together, but it was too late, the cruel environment of the new demonic world pushed them to their limits and finally led to their Reason for living.
3 Reasons were born, one that of Shijima, another of Musubi and one more of Yosuga.
Shijima is the belief in a world of complete stillness, of impertinence, unchange, and undoing all according to nature's will. So to speak, to live as if we don't exist. Musubi was the belief of creating a world for yourself, in which the world is only for you and you alone, and everyone else didn't matter, a true world of ignorance and the world is your own map and direction, noone to stop you because nobody'd care. Yosuga on the other hand, was the belief of the survival of the fittest. Only the best out of the best may survive and if strength does not take your further, then your fall will bring your honour as a greater being rises to take your place.
But hold on, there's still you. You managed to defeat the 3 emergences of the Reasons through their summoned God. So what the hell do you want from the world? Nothing. You have no particular reason. You just wanted everything to be they way it was before. The freedom of choice, of uncertainty, always not knowing what the future holds, because you know, that's how reality truly is. And there on, you pursued the bright light and fought it. You won, and... you woke up to the call of your friend in your room. Everything that had happened was nothing more but a memory. And you continue living your life after receiving a thank you e-mail from your teacher, who kinda... became a sacrificial lamb along the way.
And that's.. the overall story. Going in detail... er.. haha, guess i'm not gonna do that XP
However, the 3 Reasons really appealed to me. For one thing is because... they're real in a way.
Shijima. Stillness, that's the way of living Taoists and Buddhism peaches, to live life alongside nature and not go against it, and to not defy destiny no matter how your life was fated to end. A very... environmentalist approach I see XD
Musubi. Ignorance is bliss. We've all just dealt with so much shit, we're just so tired of caring about everyone else and only pursue the towards the things we want. If everyone never cared for anyone else, and everyone could do whatever the hell they want without the interference of one another, wouldn't there really be everlasting peace and happiness? Noone to nag at you, no rule to guide you, just free to do as you desire. Erm... yeah, I wanna see how people share the world together with such limited space XD
Yosuga, competition. Oh, I'm really sure USA would love this kinda ideal. After all, its a capitalist country. Well, in order to deliver top notch quality, we only want the best. Sound familiar right? Of course, our teachers drills us with it all the time and everything during school days. If you suck, you deserve to disappear, but if you're strong enough, then you deserve to live. But.. everyone's in pursuit to be the best so... I donno, good luck being the very best of the best in the neverending cycle of backstabbing XP
But pfft, all of those 3 reasons can't stand by itself alone. They have to coexist. And from that, you get harmony, thus... well, that's how you live in the world you're in now. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it sucks, but haha, guess that's just how life is. At one time, you might just strike a lottery or someone you have been really fond of for a long time suddenly confesses to you, or.. you might gets robbed or your heard the news of one of your many acquaintances just passed away. Its filled with uncertainty and... yeah, I guess that's just something everyone has to deal with in this world yeah? Not that we all like suspense and surprises... but... well, things just happen. ^^
Hmkay. I think I'm gonna off now. Bai. XP