Japanese Kaijuu History part 2.
Waiting for more Jiro senpai, Emi and Hoshino
Episode 5's synopsis and screenshots are here :
This episode has 4 storyboarders, so quite an important episode.
Episode Director : Tomoyuki Kurokawa
Storyboard : Mizushima Seiji, Tomoyuki Kurokawa, Ken Ootsuka, Namimi Sanjo）
Animation Director : Takashi Murai
Mecha Animation Director : Nobuaki Nagano
The synopsis and title for episode 6 also has been updated :
>According to Sho Aikawa, this episode is the climax of the first half. Should be very intense.
I'm ready for this episode.
I really hope BONES will announce 2nd season for 2016, since they're most likely doing one or two original show once a year (though this year only 1).
Minami P also said BONES have a huge original anime project in 2017.
I bet she'll turn out to be a kaijuu-girl or something like that.
Synopsis for Episode 5 in English
Acting against the U.S. which started to use space beasts as a weapon, various countries began to follow suit as to act as a preventative force. Is it possible to peacefully use beasts that can at times become uncontrollable? With the suspicion of the people abounding, the protest movements start to become even more active. The Superhuman Bureau infiltrate Peace University in search of the missing Seiji Matsumoto. However, Jiro gets a mysterious drug injected in him, and he starts to go on a rampage in Equus. Meanwhile, the American army's Space Beast, which was supposed to have been missing, fuses with GaGon and starts a fierce battle.
>Jiro gets a mysterious drug injected in him
I honestly feel bad for wanting a doujin about this, but I do
For the timeline
>Shinka 34, January (1959)
Giganto Gon is on a rampage through Tokyo. This allows the young Jirou, who was confined in a lab all the time to escape and see the outside world. He was grateful to the kaijuu for allowing him freedom, and was fascinated by its destructive power. On the other hand, Jirou always knew that he had a kaijuu in him too, which seeks to destroy all of Earth.
>Shinka 42, July (1967)
Master Ultima, an alien-human hybrid superscientist returns from Space and brings space monsters back to Earth for the U.S. One of those space monsters died in Okinawa, so the U.S. army drops it to the ocean. The Bureau is searching for it, but doesn't find its corpse (because it was appropriated by the Kaijuu-fans).
>Shinka 42, August (1967)
The anti-war protest movement fuses GaGon with the space monster, transforming it into MegaGon. Jirou is made to go berserk, but before he can cause too much damage and tarnish the reputation of superheroes, the Bureau manages to stop him. The Bureau devises a scheme how to dispose of MegaGon, and use Jirou to kill it.
Conclusion: Jirou is a normal human, who just happens to have a world-hating monster sealed inside him. Perhaps.
Also, Kikko got told by Emi that her love for Jirou is better than hers.
Why were they shining lights in its eyes?
Did they want to see it go berserk?
Yes. After all, this is what people ultimately want. Kaijuus wreck stuff. This is why they exist. This is what humans always wanted, and why they are fascinated by them. Kaijuus are a reflection of humanity's inherent self-destructive nature for violence.
>Silly little Kikko, you're not truly in love with Jirou if you cannot handle a little bit of fire
What are they doing with his blood?
I bet he is Rainbow Knight.
Kikko a best.
>this whole episode
The animation quality in this episode is pretty jarring. The first half almost looks like that twintail anime but the final fight got a really high bump.
I don't think it's as intense as it was hyped. The whole thing felt like filler and padded out. I liked the previous episode better.
Heh. Didn't notice at first that Equus was still missing one of its arms.
At this point, only Fuuruota isn't into the whole "let's keep Jirou in the dark" thing.
kek my life into pieces
No matter the reason, as long as kids cry from the fire, Jirou must fight.
Even if he stops becoming justice.
This transformation sequence only takes 1 second.
1967 August 8,1:45 AM, atShinjuku: "a freight train carrying jet fuel bound for the U.S. air base in Tachikawa derailed and caught fire on the Chūō Rapid tracks."
Credits out of nowhere ruining my kikkos
Why is this guy so moe? Is it the hair? Or the overflowing sense of justice?
And this will be the truth.
Yoshimura-senpai takes it easy.
Yeah, let's just dump giant space monsters from Mars into the sea. That surely won't fuck up the ecology.
I'm kind of confused with the terms here. There are beasts, the big all-destroying buddies. And then there are Superhumans, the superheroes who fight these beasts. And then we have the monsters, the ones like Emi.
Is that right?
Yes. That's at least how the English translation uses it.
They're using beasts for kaijuu (monsters like Godzilla, King Kong, and other fuckhuge things), and monsters for youkai.
Fuuruota belongs in his own class, and is a bakemono.
Youkai are just being youkai. Emi loves Jirou, because he represents humanity.
A true desire for justice, and a fervent belief that superhumans are a force of good.
But underneath it, there is a deep violent hatred for anything that just wants to see the world burn, represented by nuclear fire manifested as a raging flame dragon.
Student's protest against war in 1967-1968.
Isn't it a metaphor of student's angers ?
Or human in general ?
>just wants to see the world burn
Dude just wanted to be (and feel) free after living his whole life in a lab as a guinea pig.
That's only one of this man's tactic.
His main goal is invading earth I guess.
The same way that the black mist from episode 2 was giving supernatural physical form to a historic government scandal, the kaiju feel like they're here to represent some real life counterpart.
I assume it's just precognition as a part of his time manipulation powers. You could see him visualise future events and information, he didn't actually physically travel in time.
So when the students give in to the destructive power of kaiju is it some critique of those real life activists who may have lost sight of their goals and given in to violence?
Yes. It's not about reason. Violence is fascinating. That's why humans are drawn to it.
Kaijuus are a representation of all the irrationality that is just destruction. Be it natural disasters, manmade accidents, or the threat of nuclear war.
Human basically love chaos, but they probably just not realized that and afraid to admit it, so they ride over the protest because it seems "fun".
Jiro realized there's a "beast" inside him, so he hates the "beast" and decide to fight it.
Imagine what he feels when he knows actually choujin-ka use this "beast" to gain more popularity...
Best girl. I hope Foxy lady has a terrible death.
A page from Nylon100per's ConRevo-manga.
>Ara ara, Kikko-chan. You're at least 5 years too young for Jirou to even show any interests in you. Can't win against the charms of an adult woman.
What I don't get is why the kid was the first one to shine the light on his face, though. He wasn't even doing it in awe, it's like he resigned himself to the idea he had to that and I don't understand why.
The artist normally draws hentai fanart.
Of course, this is how many famous artists in Japan start. By drawing porn of somebody else's work, and then getting noticed by the industry for making high-quality fanart.
>Emi loves Jirou, because he represents humanity.
Except she directly stated that she loves him because he's "strong and dangerous" which has nothing to do with his humanity or his strong sense of justice and everything to do with the goddamn Godzilla inside him.
It's a misguided feeling since Jiro rejects that part of himself, viewing himself as a normal human.
Hiroyuki recognizes that everyone is just a hypocrite in the end. The kaijuu were manufactured by the Bureau for PR purposes, and this so-called peace movement march is just continuing to use the kaijuu for its own goals.
Nobody actually cares about the creature itself. So, might as well let it do what it was meant to do. Go down in a blaze, destroying stuff.
She wants the flaming dragon dick
It's hard to watch her not get it.
I want it too
Lewd ecchi images of Earth-chan.
Not spoilered, because I do not fear the mods.
Actually I do.
Who's the beast inside of her, /a/?
I wonder if this Advisor Satomi character appears in this novella.
The world calls for superhumans, and we answer. No greater good. No just cause.
That's slander, anon. Next, you're going to claim that some kind of conspiracy that controls the Bureau also controls the media and the ministry, aren't you?
Fucking hell this whole show has been great and this episode topped it, 10/10. Is this confirmed split-cour? I thought it was 26 episodes but I keep seeing only 13 everywhere.
Several sources at least state that it's going to run for half a year. If only the first 13 episodes are listed, then it kinda implies that it might be a a split-cour show.
I'm kind of disappointed that ti just sounds like Jiro is a vessel for a beast (like some kind of Naruto shit) instead of literally being a kaiju in human skin. We're bound to get more details on that later but can't say I'm not a bit let down.
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE CONFIRMED
Its gonna be at least MG size similar to the sleipnir,
also as overpriced as the sleipnirsince the legs are thin as fuck.
Is that a piano on the left
I'm so completely lost on whats happening its hilarious. At least I'm understanding the timeline jumps easy enough, but as for everything else I got no clue. Why would people even want to help and protect kaiju? They're fucking kaiju. They smash shit, they should be eliminated. They even said last episode that they're comparable to Natural Disasters, you just gotta prepare and deal with them. I also got no idea whats up with Jirou being experimented on, but whatever.
I really like the OP and ED though.
So it all makes sense now, why Jiro breaks and why the whole world turns upside down. It's because he is the purest soul, beautiful and innocent. And that's precisely why hurt him. Because he's the hero that the planet needs, but not the one that it deserves. So they will shun him and try to crush his justice, because he can take it. Because he's not just a kaijuu, he's our silent guardian. A watchful protector. A seigi no mikata.
So....anyone has made WEG for Concrete Revolutio ?
Or did I miss that ?
I expected fun and comfy show about superheroes, but I got FEELS and deep-hidden morale message about humanity instead ;__;
She was ordered by the bureau to help in producing Kaijus and make the Radio guy control them and cause trouble.
Superhuman would then stop them and become more popular and accepted by the crowd.
We dont know the Alien's goal though, it seems to make the public more accepted by the public and reveal their existence to the masses as seen during the flash forward.
Create kaijuus for the superhumans to fight on behalf of Chief Akita.
Organizations and other nations can be good or bad depending on whose side one is, but kaijuus should only be considered bad, and thus absolutely acceptable targets to be killed. The niggers of the Concrete Revolutio-world.
The problem is that people started feeling sorry for the kaijuus who got killed all the time by superhumans, and America was starting their own kaijuu program, so the conspiracy decided to end this plan.
>As long as your flames make a child cry
Sugoi Jiro but you are the problem.
Try to figure it out in first three episode.
If you survived it, you might try episode 4 and 5 and decide whether to drop it or not.
But in my opinion the show is a hidden gem and worth to pick up. Also, conrevo's thread is good and comfy.
This episode wasn't bad but I feel like the final was rushed. they spent too much time uselessly around the ape, I think they could had showed everything in half the scenes, leaving more impact to other stuff
I think it's just one of those things were it's implied that the team members planned this beforehand and trained for it.
I mean, if you have a magical girl with teleportation powers in your team, why not make use of her ability?
When Jirou asked her to store a giant mecharifle for him in her pocket dimension, she probably screamed yes before he even finished the sentence and was already half-way undressing and giving him access to her personal pocket dimension to insert his Jirou-rifle, if you know what I mean.
Wait, why did she try to kiss him right there, I never got that.
It's the tragedy that will fall on him, the grim sense that his justice is very shallow and that one day he will fall into despair when he realizes that everything he knows is just a lie.
Wait, why did she try to kiss him right there, I never got that.
It's the tragedy that will fall on him, the grim sense that his justice is very shallow and that one day he will fall into despair when he realizes that everything he knows is just a lie.
So Emi loves the monster inside Jiro that wants to destroy all, while Kikko loves the flawed human in Jiro, who wants to believe in heroes?
So the question is, whose love is the truest one?
Indeed it was, anon.
I really tried to like CL, but couldn't handle more than 2 episodes, it was that boring for me. Not even the shota made me want to keep watching
>whose love is the truest one?
Good job, anon.
Also, Broken Lance, which they refer to space kaijuus they cannot control anymore and dispose of.
>Kikko seems to overall be broken as fuck
Her specific magical powers seems to be mostly manipulating hammerspace with her swapping trick and summoning objects
I wonder if she can evolve from that
How wet does she get when Jiro calls her by her first name?
Fucking Kikko man.
She's so cute it hurts.
>Wait, why did she try to kiss him right there, I never got that.
She wanted to ease his pain and got into the moment that giving a kissu-kissu would make his emotional turmoil in him go away.
Her familiar calls her Hoshinoko, so it would probably even be "Child of the Stars".
And her magical chant to transform or do magic is Meteorterre, which would be meteor-earth.
She came from the stars to Earth.
>Because Emi took his mother's appearance
It was just some random photos, dude.
>Kikko, your love for Jirou will always remain unrequited.
It's actually not an uncommon thing in anime shows, but it's normally reserved for the second-last episodes or so, when there's something extremely dramatic going on, like for example the final showdown between the main protagonist and the main antagonist starts or something in that manner.
I sure missed the guitar riff. Goddamn it.
Of course not, because it makes her wet precisely because it's "too intimate". Here's an attractive looking older guy calling her 15 year old teenager self by her first name without honorifics. It's hot, not creepy. Unless he was an ugly fatass.
They key here is that she was somehow attracted to him from the start so him calling her intimately only makes it worse.
So I just watched the episode and i'm confused. How is the super human buroe not considered completey evil? I haven't read any of the discussion so far. But the girl instigated the monster creation and the boss was in on it just so they could make superhumans seem like good guys. Then they killed the kaiju despite it being peaceful. They are irredimably evil. Alos why did kiko join in the monster killing despite knowing it was all a trick?
Yes. The bureau are evil. Jirou is oblivious to this. Kikko is now far too involved in all this shit to bail out and she's obvisouly irredeemably in love with Jirou to hurt him with the truth and be done with it. She's perpetuating a lie to avoid hurting Jirou.
My bet is that he eventually finds out about all the shit that's going on, leaves the Bureau and assumes everyone in it (Kikko included) has betrayed him.
A detective falls in love with a robot.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the robot's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the robot, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the robot he called is not the same robot he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the girl's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MC's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the ultimate weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, TERRORISM ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of JUSTICE.
A robot falls in love with a detective.
Unable to confess, she is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the detective's electrosignal. Never minding the strange preprogrammed desire for love, she immediately calls him, and is overjoyed to find out that he has a crush on her as well.
But, the next day, when she recounts the previous day's confessions to the detective, he only looks at her with a grim expression. After some investigation, she finds out that the detective she called is not the same robot she is preprogammed to fall in love with. In fact, her other male robot counterpart isn't in Japan at all. The detective is the girl's alternate male robot counterpart, who is hiding on Guam together with Shōichi Yokoi, who are blissfully unaware that World Wars 2 is over.
Drama ensue as she continues to destroy war robots, while the detective tries to arrest her for vandalism. The two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to make sense of their programs they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, TERRORISM ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of JUSTICE.
They sort of did all betray him. And im surprised I thought kikko was a better person than that.
But the burou created the kaiju specifically to make supers look good then killed it. And it was already shown that kaijus aren't evil and megagon was peaceful. How is any of that necessary?
Kikko is the only one who doesn't think the kaijuu are evil. She tried to convince Jirou last episode and she mentioned the issue again this week.
She's just going along with it to avoid hurting her husbando-wannabe. She's not "evil" and she did not "betray" him. It depends on your point of view. Like >>133019544 said, there is no clear good and evil.
I didn't mean kikko was evil but the burou is. Mainly the yokai and the boos and maybe the time traveller. And I say I thought she was a better person because she decided to kill something she knew wasnt a threat insted of telling the guy she loved that everyone's lying to him. Both of those thing are bad ideas. And i would consider lying to me about something that pretty much determines my entire life view a betrayal.
Emi also doesn't think that kaijuus are evil. For her, they're just a tool to further the goals of the Bureau.
In fact, the only one in the Bureau who believes that kaijuus are evil and must be hunted and destroyed at any cost is Jirou.
His little monster-bro he took care of for years as a replacement for his little brother who died of starvation became a space monster-hybrid and was put down by a centaur-mecha.
Only sadness now.
>And i would consider lying to me about something that pretty much determines my entire life view a betrayal.
You're a faget, if you can't see that deep down the other person was trying to protect you.
I need to rewatch episode 1.
Fuuruota can be excused for having the simple mindset of a child, and not knowing that his actions would actually have such consequences.
After all, everyone said that getting rid of the Tartaros bugmen was good. They're invaders, and invaders must be killed.
So does this mean that Kikko lying to protect Jiro will be what makes him feel he can't trust her and ensure she loses her chancing at winning it? If this happens the irony would be so much it would kill me.
So what if they were trying to protect me? I hate it when people use that as an excuse to lie to anyone or do something they know is wrong. Which is pretty much the only time people actually say it. He'd rather know and in that situation so would I if you really cared about someone you respect there decisions, intelligence, or ability to protect themselves and tell them the thing you know they would want to know.
His "little brother" was still alive, yet he chose to keep creating monsters, assaulting people, breaking into their cars etc. Hard to feel sad for someone who is the only person responsible for his hardship.
Yeah. That's what people found out a few years later. That these bugmen weren't evil invaders, just somewhat extremist protesters.
But by then, they were all practically wiped out.
And thus, his cute bug waifu cannot love him anymore.
Step it up senpai
Not all kaijus are good and not all kaijus are evil. They could be peaceful like Gagon but from what we've seen most of them are aggressive and destructive. In the way to achieve your goals or for the sake of greater good you may have to take an action that is considered evil. That is the necessary evil.
Jirou knows that not all kaiju are evil but at the same time he knows what they are capable off. Jiro sees himself in them and he knows what feelings stir inside him. He knows and he hates it. Jiro chooses to see them as evil, he cooses to perceive his actions as justice. Its the only way he can keep on going. Wear a mask and try to deceive himself so he can live with his conflicting self.
Kikko knows this, contradicting Jiro wouldnt help him but since she cant do anything else she just chooses to support Jiro's current view, the only way he can feel better.
We have only seen like 3 or 4 in the show so saying that is a bit of a guess. I mean that jellyfish one was just looking for a new habitat. And I know what necessary evil is I'm asking how what they did was in any way necessary.
I CONTINUE TO FIIIIIIIIGHT!! I CONTINUE TO FIIIIIGHT!
No, Satan, the jellyfish was remote-controlled by a bunch of robbers.
All the kaijuus provided by Radio Kaijuu Factory Incorporated were like robots, used by bad guys for evil purposes. Just as the Bureau intended.
The tragic thing is however that all these kaijuu were living beings robbed of their free will, existing only to be used by bad guys for bad things, and to be killed off by good guys to make them look better.
Not really. Rewatch the beginning of ep1
So in the the end the violent kaiju were being controlled by people. The bureau is looking more evil every second. And not only evil but completely incompetent for not thinking of another way for people to like superhumans.
Necessary evil is only remotely justifiable when there is literally zero other options otherwise your just killing things because you too lazy or stupid to do it the right way.
The Bureau of Superhuman Regulation is your friend. Trust the Bureau. Obey!
They didn't seem very fond of superhumans in general if you ask me. I assumed superhumans are hated in the future, but maybe I'm reading too much into it. We'll have to wait for more flashforwards.
Why would you hate this friendly old man? He just wants to help superpeople and normal people.
Some sacrifices must be made, however. It's inevitable. All for the Greater Good.
>LOVE IS TO NEVER REGRET
This will come bite her in the ass later.
Yeah, the translation fuckery is definitely going to confuse viewers who are unfamiliar with the distinction between kaiju, youkai, bakemono, and whatever else this world of Superheroes has to offer. Hell, the only way I can keep up is because I'm noticing their mistranslations, otherwise I'd be completely lost too.
Senpai only has eyes for Princess Emi.
I can kinda agree with obake but not for youkai. I really think that youkai should just be kept youkai in subs for any show. There's not a proper equivalent for it in the English language.
>just be kept youkai
This works too. They already keep honorifics and just put them in italics.
But if you actually want to translate, then monster is the least worst option desu senpai.
It's actually a word filter.
If you type in to be honest in the typical short abbreviation that you might have normally seen for some time on 4chan, it automatically becomes desu.
Family abbreviated becomes sempai, and shaking my head becomes baka.
Some other word also becomes tsuki, but I don't know which one.
This bitch does not know how to keep her hands to herself. And she's literally trying to take advice from the girlfriend on how to NTR her. Gross.
Or like Sally, the Witch, which seems to be what Kikko is based upon.
She was the princess of her witch world. And Kikko, being an extradimensional sorceress from a magical world, might be a princess of her home dimension too.
Which might be why she's really not accustomed to Jirou calling her by her first name all the time.
Yokai-princess Emi and sorceress princess Kikko are fighting for the love of Jirou.
Whose love will be unrequited in the end?
Tune in next week for Concrete Revolutio.
Am i the only one who think Earth Chan is Russian and she went to space on the the Sputnik?
Yeah I didn't really get why they just decided to kill this thing (and sacrifice two trains to do it). And I REALLY didn't get why Kikko just had no problem going along with it.
His eyes looked so sad this episode. I just want to hold him.
By the way, that Anon who was posting about Jirou having an extra watch in the future - is there a chance they're not regular watches but discreet gauges?
They were taking blood samples from him to use in the kaiju business. Either the beast lives inside his blood somehow, or his body is physically different enough to warrant research.
Glad I'm not the only one who'd been thinking of Sally this whole time. Is it weird to say her outfit reminded me before anything else? They're not even that similar, but the white bit jerked my memory.
[government conspiracy intensifies]
But Kikko didn't go along with it. Her and Fuuruota were trying to stop the plan. That's why Alien Grampa had to possess a train and ram it into MegaGon. She helped Jirou with killing it at the very end, but that's because at that point there wasn't a choice.
It was not poor directing baka desu senpai
Poor Kikko is totally outclassed here.
This episode gives this scene a better impression with the kid being the only one who didn't act behind his back and stayed true to his belief throughout the years.
I'm glad so many people actually like this show and the threads are so pleasant. So much better than being one of the few people enjoying a show in a thread full of people complaining like a certain other anime from last year.
You know, even if it they have a "second season" planned, calling something the climax of the first half when it's only one quarter of the way into the whole thing strikes me as something that would be strange to say.
I'm starting to wonder if the whole two cour thing wasn't scrapped in the middle of production in favor of single cour.
Weird. I've heard ones all over the place; the fact that the website only lists it with 13 while every other source says 26 doesn't help (I believe there's some other series recently that people were saying had the same thing going on, Snow White with the Red Hair possibly? Its website only listed 12-13 episodes but then the show itself had twice that much.)