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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:31 am Reply with quote
In Farewell to My Alter, we meet a set of identical twins at the funeral of one of them. The dead twin's name isn't stated, instead appearing as blacked-out text, and we soon learn that that's because the twins were almost unnaturally close. They switched places almost daily, so that no one could say who was really Ruriko and who was Hariko – possibly even they themselves.

If the sisters are really changing places almost daily for years, I would say both sisters had no sole tie to either identity. It would seem that the Ruriko and Hariko identities were just merely swappable placeholders for the sisters. Doesn't really matter who ended up with either identity at the end. Think the bigger question is why did such playful thing, end up being a daily occurrence. Perhaps it was a way for both sisters to still remain close over the years, instead of their paths diverging.
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