Concrete Revolutio: A Superhuman Phantasmagoria - The Last Song

Sebastian Brooks
Sebastian Brooks

The Endless Battle
The Superhuman Bureau is tasked with the mission to find Master Sergeant Jonathan Morrell, a soldier who escaped from the US Yokota Air Base. The superhuman soldier had his abilities artificially enhanced, and his heart was deeply scarred after being dispatched to the long, drawn out war in Southeast Asia. Jiro does not agree to the army's inhumane ways and teams up with Raito to try and return Jonathan to his home in the US. Meanwhile, Col. Carloco is in Japan with this troops. He is a comrade of Magotake when it comes to the matter of using superhumans in the army, and he starts to reveal the horrifying ambition of the US.

This is it. This is the much-awaited episode by vaunted Gen Urobuchi.

Let us all see what he has in store for us.

All urls found in this thread:
http://s.animeanime.jp/article/2016/05/20/28601.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_disease_and_epidemics#Disease_as_a_weapon_against_Native_Americans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_9jKFpQKM
Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor

Also, episode 21 will go towards the year Shinka 49 (1974), when the oil crisis hit Japan and the rest of the world during the Yom Kippur war.
Japan will import American War Robots to further increase their control over their rogue superhuman population.

International events are awaiting us.

Perhaps we shall see new variants of the biodestroyer robot.

Henry Hill
Henry Hill

Staff for this week's episode 20:
Screenplay
Gen Urobuchi
Storyboard & Episode Director
Tomo Ōkubo
Animation Director
Noriko Morishima & Takafumi Mitani

Staff for next week's episode 21:
Screenplay
Shō Aikawa
Storyboard & Mechanical Animation Director
Ken Ootsuka
Episode Director
Naoki Hishikawa
Animation Director
Yoshiyuki Kodaira, Atsushi Hasebe & Hitomi Odashima

Anthony Kelly
Anthony Kelly

This episode was very "urobuchian", but still made sense in the series's context.

Jaxon Parker
Jaxon Parker

My body is ready.

Julian Flores
Julian Flores

The episode is now also available on Daisuki.

I still hate the fact that Funimation gets to air it one hour earlier. Stupid timezones.

James Thompson
James Thompson

Hunting Charlie.

Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey

Carloco seems to be quite loco.

Henry Evans
Henry Evans

Master Ultima wants the unlimited potential of the little boy.

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark

anyone got the credit ? Is Yutapon there ?

Benjamin Cook
Benjamin Cook

Next episode, the super robot era commences.
For Justice, Freedom and Peace.

Joshua Ross
Joshua Ross

It's a Butcher episode

Blake Howard
Blake Howard

And indeed, people were butchered.

Nicholas Roberts
Nicholas Roberts

Let's burn Charlie out of his hiding hole.

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson

Kill them all.

Landon Scott
Landon Scott

[Muffled ride of the valkyries in the distance]

Josiah Morris
Josiah Morris

What is Kikko thinking here?

Landon Murphy
Landon Murphy

How much more are nips going to exploit Vietnam ' brutality ' in animu?

When will we get an animu about Nanking brutality? Or comfort women?

Noah Hughes
Noah Hughes

What

Leo White
Leo White

Maybe we'll get more fights and relevancy for Equus and that nuclear and plane mode.

Dominic Butler
Dominic Butler

He is now become Ashura, destroyer of worlds.

Dominic Parker
Dominic Parker

4 episodes left.

Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

Literally what is this

Joshua Reyes
Joshua Reyes

Actually really surprised that is decided to go to year 49. For some reason I thought it was stay contained in 48.

Are there any events in Japan big enough that the finale could take place there?

Jace Price
Jace Price

God bless America

Wyatt Ramirez
Wyatt Ramirez

Haha time for justice

Gavin Rogers
Gavin Rogers

March in Shinka 43 (1968), Vietnam
G.I. Joe fights against vietnamese peasants using rakshasa tiger masks to turn into tigermen. But Johnny can't take the horror of the war.
July in Shinka 49 (1974), Yokota Airbase
Johnny runs away, cause he knows what will happen to broken arrows (they get discarded like the space kaijuus), and Jirou and Raito shelter him. Jirou wants to get him back home, but Colonel Carloco knows how to bring back Johnny-boy home the way it is meant to be. With honor. The Colonel asks the Superhuman Bureau to help him, since he knows Magotake, who did work in the Ikuta Imperial Labs. The cyborg programm of the Imperial Japanese Army is the basis of the US Army's Jungle Operations Enforcer elite squad.
Fuurouta contacts Kikko and brings her to Jirou, who tries to urge her to not allow the Bureau to get involved in this affair. Emi overhears the meeting and tracks down Jirou's hiding place with her fox spirit.
Johnny is however very unstable. Being heavily cybernetically modified and having killed lots of civilians, vietcongs and nonhumans, he freaks out at whatever religious icon that shows nonhuman beings.
The J.O.E.s get to their location through the help of the Bureau, but are being tricked by crafty Emi into attacking the wrong door, allowing Jirou and Johnny to flee.
However, it's still the US Army against two fugitives. So the J.O.E.s corner the two, and Johnny starts murdering his comrades, taking their parts to become a death machine and kills random civilians. He is made an hero.
Then, Carloco tries to capture Jirou for Master Ultima, but the Bureau allows him to flee, telling the J.O.E.s that they got Johnny and should piss off. Johnny returns home as a hero, his murderous rampage is blamed on the vietnamese inhuman being, Jirou promises to continue trying to fight for justice, freedom and peace, and the TRUTH, and help prevent the tragic outcome like Johnny.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

GO J.O.E.

Aiden Morris
Aiden Morris

G.I. Joe Action figures now available with guns, hammers, drills.

Joe. A real American Hero.

Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter

I laughed so hard at this

Chase Ortiz
Chase Ortiz

We must get rid of the past to build a new future.

Landon Diaz
Landon Diaz

Bring me Little Boy.

Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez

I didn't expect the Butcher to go for maximum satire.

Jace Price
Jace Price

Finish him.

Jackson Foster
Jackson Foster

Punching 2 cyber-niggas at once
Jirou has been lifting.

Matthew Ortiz
Matthew Ortiz

The General's speech was... Interesting.

Noah Lee
Noah Lee

I can't wait for Jirou and Daitetsu's battle.

Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson

Seig Zeon.

Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez

Anyone got the episode titles? I thought the Daitetsu episode was 22

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

Gotta dash, there's justice to be done!

Colton Gomez
Colton Gomez

That lesbian idol chick is coming back next episode

Jack Peterson
Jack Peterson

No! I must kill the demons
he shouted
The radio said
No, John. You are the demons
And then John was a cyborg.

Cameron Flores
Cameron Flores

What do you think?

Juan Moore
Juan Moore

The United States will prevail as long as there are beings that are not humans as enemies to fight against.
The OTHERS.

Ryder Lewis
Ryder Lewis

Flimsy quality.

Easton Torres
Easton Torres

I finally found what Iiiiii was loooooooking for!

Caleb Morgan
Caleb Morgan

What is Emi thinking then?

Austin Ward
Austin Ward

Inari is useless.

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

Oh shit! Now this is serious.

Luis Wright
Luis Wright

curse those Americans

Julian Richardson
Julian Richardson

I like how unapologetic this show is about people dying

Charles Jenkins
Charles Jenkins

And in the distant future, Z.E.O.N. will use the Psycho Zakku to fight the Earth Federation.

Camden Brooks
Camden Brooks

Hyouma's haremettes will be back.

Jack Diaz
Jack Diaz

I don't know where they are going with this, but it seems it is heading into where you have a showdown between the new human (superman) against the old human (ghost and monster) with the new human leading by the new nation of US and the old human keeping low profile. And this is not counting aliens like the fumers, space cops, S- planetian, and possibly Kikko.

Thomas Barnes
Thomas Barnes

Red is the color of communists and traitors.

Brody Walker
Brody Walker

Confusing piece of shit with lots of pointless, inconsequential content.

Jose Jackson
Jose Jackson

It took me this long to realize I was staring at the Getter-1

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Will Kikko ever be useful?

Blake Diaz
Blake Diaz

Really? For me, that was another very easy understandable and straightforward guestwriter episode.

Angel Sullivan
Angel Sullivan

Taking webm requests, though can't think of much else that's worth a webm

Owen Nelson
Owen Nelson

She allowed Jirou to escape.

Jeremiah Williams
Jeremiah Williams

You have no justice.

Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller

Carloco becoming a tank.

James Barnes
James Barnes

Piercing a missile with a kukri
The absolute madman

Elijah Bailey
Elijah Bailey

Jonathan Morrell = David Morrell, author of Rambo novel
Colonel Carolco = Carolco Pictures, movie studio behind Rambo movies

Xavier Carter
Xavier Carter

Yeah. I suspected as much.

Jose Price
Jose Price

Dumb Fuurouta.

Carter Nelson
Carter Nelson

I bet you user look like this when you get angry

Wyatt Cook
Wyatt Cook

Colonel's name is Wilder, if that adds to anything.
Wilder Carolco, doesn't ring any bells.

Blake Clark
Blake Clark

I wish I looked this cute and dumb.

Colton Johnson
Colton Johnson

GI JOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEE

Brody Taylor
Brody Taylor

Cybernetics eats your soul.

Luis Anderson
Luis Anderson

Here you go
If you want the speech, I'll have to download HS since BudLight is soft subs.

Adam Rivera
Adam Rivera

A true patriot.
The United States salute you.

Luke Perry
Luke Perry

yay, she's back

Wyatt Morales
Wyatt Morales

Is she going to get her witch candidate status back.

Josiah Martinez
Josiah Martinez

Man I hate it when my plastic gets warped.

Jeremiah Parker
Jeremiah Parker

close-up on the Colonel's glowing blue eyes when he says this evil line
ConRevo, your imagery is overt and your ballsy-ness noted.

Xavier Rogers
Xavier Rogers

Progress vs mysticism.
New vs old.
Justice vs freedom.
Us vs them.

Is there no middle way?

James Reed
James Reed

Justice vs freedom.
False dichtonomy.

Owen Cruz
Owen Cruz

Is there no middle way?
Yes, burn them all.

Jackson Lopez
Jackson Lopez

Maybe "Wilder" is a mistranslation of something else that sounds similar?

Joseph Davis
Joseph Davis

Dumb Americans.

Leo Parker
Leo Parker

Ullr keeps mentioning Hoshinoko no longer being a queen candidate.
Just what exactly does the demon queen title entail?

Julian Thompson
Julian Thompson

Seeing the white guys always having blond hair and blue eyes is jarring.

Elijah Bell
Elijah Bell

Probably being the ruler of an entire dimension of sorcerous beings.

Lucas Foster
Lucas Foster

It's the only way to distinguish them from all those pink- or purple-haired Asians (of which some aren't even humans).

Ethan Cooper
Ethan Cooper

Probably, but I think there is something more because Ullr is always saying that, like he was expecting her to be Demon Queen for a purpose, maybe a puppet queen?

Caleb Hernandez
Caleb Hernandez

Jonathan going crazy was pretty Urobuchi.

Luke Perez
Luke Perez

that blatant hindu imagery

Owen Bell
Owen Bell

I feel like this is the most facial expression we've ever seen him with that isn't 'pissed off'.

Jayden Murphy
Jayden Murphy

Purple-haired asians
...actually, what ethnicity is Jiro?

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

His job was to train her to be worthly Demon Queen, so he doing if because of his lost purpose.

Caleb Roberts
Caleb Roberts

Well. Butcher didn't do good job this time.

Michael Clark
Michael Clark

Bob-omb

Joseph Ortiz
Joseph Ortiz

All we know is that he came in a meteor from the sky

Dominic Reed
Dominic Reed

Nuclearian or maybe Manhattanian?

Henry Rodriguez
Henry Rodriguez

He was born from pure justice.

Jackson Wright
Jackson Wright

Superhumans are the new gods of humanity in this modern era.
Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the Punisher. The new idols of billions of humans, almost as religiously worshiped as the old figures of the ancient era, like prince Siddartha of India, Joshua the carpenter or the warlord Muhammad.

Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry

THE ONLY GOOD YOKAI IS A DEAD YOKAI!

Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett

He's a Powerpuff

Created from peace, freedom, and justice, but then Chemical X was spilled into the product to create a perfect justice based hero.

Juan Brooks
Juan Brooks

Unlucky bastards.

Nicholas Campbell
Nicholas Campbell

He's the robbed justice of Little Boy and Fat Man.

Dylan Howard
Dylan Howard

Sukoneeto bahbbuh

Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams

born from pure justice
born from pure SEIGI
...that would make him a "Seigian"

Parker Brown
Parker Brown

So, was this before or after Bug Queen confronted Fuurouta about the whole genocide thing?

Oliver Sullivan
Oliver Sullivan

After.
Bug Queen confrontation: Year 48
This ep: Year 49

Lincoln Hill
Lincoln Hill

I think it was after that, because the only scene Fuurouta appeared was the one at the temple.

Carson Reyes
Carson Reyes

He seemed pretty chill. He joined, or at least is an ally of Jirou now, right?

Colton Brown
Colton Brown

All Jirou had to do was give him some personal responsibility personal responsibility personal responsibility personal responsibility personal responsibility.

Benjamin Peterson
Benjamin Peterson

Does anyone have the character references images?

at least is an ally of Jirou now, right?
I doubt it, I bet he's on his own side now.

Carson Stewart
Carson Stewart

Yokai confirmed for being the niggers of ConRevo.

Evan Ward
Evan Ward

He seemed pretty chill
He threw some words at him and then went away immediately.
Not what I would call chill.

Camden Brown
Camden Brown

He was chuckling when Emi appeared and said he didn't want to take favourites.

Jaxon Reed
Jaxon Reed

spaceboy appears in both OP and ED
no fucking trace of him in the show

Jaxson Martin
Jaxson Martin

Soon.

Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson

it's a murrika is evil episode

Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen

Earth belongs now to pureblooded humans, not pre-human freaks from an ancient era.
The Ascension of the New Man.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan

Murrica Mind

Brody Watson
Brody Watson

So the Cold War is actually a war to eradicate Yokai, and Yokai are a stand-in for commies? What's Russia's geopolitical situation in all this, I wonder?

Christopher Wright
Christopher Wright

But they were the good guys in their minds and for their country, How is that different from the reality?

Jeremiah Flores
Jeremiah Flores

Natives got wiped out because of diseases...

Ayden Peterson
Ayden Peterson

They are the Second World. They are not America and its allies, the First World. Thus, they are the Enemy.

One world under one order.

Christian Harris
Christian Harris

I want to protect this smile.

Caleb Evans
Caleb Evans

Jiro will defend this

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

Diseases in ConRevoverse were probably replaced by superhumans or kaijuu, if the trend is anything to go by.

Charles Lee
Charles Lee

p-perhaps it was just an accident
perhaps they just fell on sharp rocks
and Johnathan tried to help them
but forgot he had wolverine claws

Hunter Wood
Hunter Wood

He's slowly regaining it, never stop believing.

Parker Thompson
Parker Thompson

So next weeks the sakuga episode, right? I get that impression from the preview. Also, it looks like it'll be the return of that lesbian Idol, which will be fun.

John Thompson
John Thompson

Also the return of Infernal Queen's members, who were in the Shinjuku riots.

Jaxon Nguyen
Jaxon Nguyen

At first I thought we might see how IQ-Jaguar recruits them into IQ in the next episode, but I also think I remember seeing her at the superhuman protests at the climax of cour one. So, are we getting pre-Jaguar or post-Jaguar haremettes? What was their origin, again? Are they supposed to also be former Time Patrol members?

Brayden Butler
Brayden Butler

Foreign yokai are a pest.
Remove outlanders. Make Nippon pure again (with the help of America-sama).

Isaac Kelly
Isaac Kelly

It's a smug now.

Connor King
Connor King

Most likely post-Akira. As for their origin, we have nothing. It probably also doesn't really matter. They're followers of old radical Jaguar's philosophy that Infernal Queen is the sole arbiter of true justice.

Although perhaps their origin might get explained next week.

Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez

Next week seems fucking big if the preview is anything to go by.
Probably an event on par with Shinjuku riot that will kick off the endgame.

Brayden Perez
Brayden Perez

I hope all those questions are answered in the next episode.

Isaiah Myers
Isaiah Myers

I want to rape him.

Jordan Hill
Jordan Hill

The big thing in next week is the Middle East war between Israel and Egypt, which lead to the oil embargo.

Zachary Torres
Zachary Torres

Jiro is so cute in this shot

William Ross
William Ross

In a universe where Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings never happened you think Japan would have less anti-war sentiments?

Isaiah Ramirez
Isaiah Ramirez

You silly user, Jirou is always cute.

Tyler Rodriguez
Tyler Rodriguez

We still don't know what happened with the fatman though.

Connor Perry
Connor Perry

He is a ghost you sickfuck.

Ryder Bailey
Ryder Bailey

I want female Jiro superhumans adventures

James Williams
James Williams

Sure. Old people like the Eternal Family reminisced how terrible it was and how the older generations in ConRevo-Japan don't want a new war. The corrupt premier minister who was the descendant of great war heroine Iron Masked Fencer also wanted to eliminate war.
The youth of ConRevo-Japan are fighting against war.

But in a twist of irony, the common desire for a world without wars is one that is fought as a war between conflicting ideologies of different generations.

Jace Morales
Jace Morales

It's okay. Ghosts are only a figment born from the imagination of humans.
So it's not real if you put your dick in him.

Lucas Gutierrez
Lucas Gutierrez

Urobuchi/Mizushima/Aikawa Interview

http://s.animeanime.jp/article/2016/05/20/28601.html

Adam Miller
Adam Miller

虚淵玄×水島精二×會川昇「コンクリート・レボルティオ」超人鼎談 “虚淵玄にとって正義とは?”

現実の日本とは異なる歴史を歩んだ「もうひとつの日本」を舞台に、多彩な“超人”たちによる饗宴を描く『コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~』。第2期『コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~THE LAST SONG』では、豪華ゲストライターの参加が大きな話題を集めている。虚淵玄、辻真先、中島かずきと、いずれも“超人級”の作家達だ。
アニメ!アニメ!では、『コンレボ』制作陣と、ゲストライター陣との連続インタビューを企画。第3弾となる今回は5月22日放送の第20話「終わりなき戦い」の脚本を担当した虚淵玄と、水島精二監督、原作・脚本を手がける會川昇による鼎談を届ける。
アニメ・特撮を問わず、ひねりの効いた切り口で「ヒーロー」や「正義」を描いてきた虚淵だが、今回はどのようなヒーロー像を提示するのか? 『コンレボ』で描かれる正義をどう捉えているのか? 話を訊いた。
[聞き手:数土直志 取材・構成:沖本茂義]

■ ほかでは出来ない脚本を書ける喜び

――まずは、虚淵さんが本作に参加されたきっかけからお聞きかせください。

虚淵玄氏(以下、虚淵)
『楽園追放 -Expelled from Paradise-』でご一緒したときに、水島監督から声をかけてもらったんですよね。

水島精二監督(以下、水島) 
ええ。「いま會川氏とこういう企画を進めてるんだけど、もしよかったら一本書かない?」と軽い感じで(笑)。で、よくよく話をしていると、虚淵さんは會川さんと接点があったみたいで。

虚淵
そうなんです。別件でお会いする機会があったのですが、會川さんと互いに盛り上がって、「この勢いで何かやりたいですね」と話していて。それで「『コンレボ』やっちゃいましょうか!」と、そんなノリでした(笑)。

――虚淵さんは、今回の企画を聞いたときの印象はいかがでしたか?

虚淵
最初、水島監督から「ヒーローもので『ウォッチメン』みたいな感じ」と聞いて「どういうことだ!?」って首をかしげたんですよ。

水島
あはは(笑)。

虚淵 
実際に放送を観てみると、「これはとんでもないシリーズがはじまったな」と驚愕しました。脚本の工夫の凝らし方も魅力なんですが、なによりも視聴者への理解力に対する信頼が凄いなと。「ここはご理解いただいているという前提で話を進めます」というスタンスですよね。書くほうとしてもけっこうハードルが高いなと思いつつも、「ほかではできない仕事をできる!」とワクワクしました。

――今回、虚淵さんは一本だけの参加となりましたが、同じゲストライターの辻真先先生のように「もっと書いてほしかった」というのもあったのでしょうか?

水島
虚淵さんの参加が本決まりとなったのは、かなり終盤だったんです。もし調整がついていれば複数書いてもらうことはありえましたね。もともと會川氏と「なるべくゲストライターに書いてもらいたい」と話していたので。

會川昇氏(以下、會川)
今のアニメはどれもそうですが、ゲストライターの方に自由に書いてもらえる回はシリーズの中でごくわずかしかない。「1話と最終話以外は別のライターさんが書いても大丈夫」という体制にできたら理想ですが、現実的には難しいわけです。昔のように最終回で新しい敵がいきなり出てきても許される時代ではないので(笑)。
『コンレボ』の第2期は、シリーズ構成として1話完結を基本としているんです。それには「ゲストライターの方に自由に書いてもらいたい」という意図がありました。

Oliver Lewis
Oliver Lewis

The concept of older lands being alive, while the more civilized parts of the world are actually dead, is always interesting.

Camden Evans
Camden Evans

■ “ベトナム戦争”を題材とした第20話

――今回の第20話「終わりなき戦い」は、ほかのゲストライターの方と比べて、本筋や設定にものすごく寄せている感じがしました。

虚淵
それは後発だったからでしょうね。細かい設定や終盤の物語展開などほぼ固まっていたので、「物語も後半なので、この伏線拾っときますね」ということも出来たし、キャラクターのセリフも、後の展開を踏まえたものに出来ました。それと、會川さんのノベライズ(『超人幻想 神化三六年』)のネタを拾ってみたりもですね。

會川
虚淵さんはお若いので、気を遣ってくれたんだと思います(笑)。

虚淵 
いや、それはもう、「あるものは使いますよ」と(笑)。

――第20話は「ベトナム戦争」を彷彿とさせるエピソードですが、それを題材としたのは何故でしょう?

虚淵
會川さん、水島監督といろいろと案を出し合って決めていきました。ほかに最終候補として「ブルース・リー」と「パンダ」もあったんですけど。

會川
年表的に「昭和48、49、50年ぐらいしか舞台にできない」という前提があったんです。そのなかで虚淵さんの良さが活きそうなネタにしようと。僕自身は何を扱ってもらっても構わなくて、べつにブルース・リーでもパンダブームの話もよかったんです。
「ベトナム戦争」については、年表的にベトナム戦争終結のタイミングでちょうど良かったんですが、思想的な問題も絡んでくるし、現代においても多様な考え方があるので「けっこう大変だよ」という話もしました。ただ「帰還兵」の話はもともとやりたかったアイデアだったし、米軍基地が置かれた府中や調布は、僕や水島監督が子どもの頃に馴染み深い地域だったこともあって。

水島
僕は、府中の高校に通っていたんですけど、横田のほうにもよく遊びに行っていたんです。実際に基地に入ったことはないんですが、「フェンスの向こう側のアメリカ」というのはかなりのカルチャーショックでしたね。

會川
20話は、画的な見どころはどうですか?

水島
脚本では、真正面から取り込むとテレビシリーズ的に厳しい描写がたくさんあるし、素直に映像化してしまうとスタッフにも負担がかかる。そこを上手く逃げるための工夫が必要だなと。そこで、絵コンテを担当してくれた大久保朋くんに「邦画」というアドバイスをしたんです。邦画というのは、限られた予算のなかで工夫を凝らしますよね。「カメラはあんまり動かせないけど、そのぶん印象的な画を撮ろう」「全部の段取りを追わずに決定的な画でつないでいこう」など、そういった部分を見習おうと。結果的に、『コンレボ』ではあんまり見ないような印象的なフィルムに仕上がっていると思います。

Hunter Bennett
Hunter Bennett

■ 虚淵玄にとって“正義”とは?

――『コンレボ』のテーマのひとつとして「正義とは何か?」があると思います。そんななか、主人公・爾朗は理想を追い求め過ぎて、少し歪んでいるようにも感じる時もあります。虚淵さんは爾朗の正義についていかがですか?

虚淵
たしかに純粋ではありますよね。その純粋過ぎる正しさと、現実との折り合いをどう付けるのかで苦悩しているわけですが……ただ、「正義」とは原則で語るべきものではないと思います。理想と現実とのすり合わせのなかで、その人なりの正義が浮かび上がってくる。そういったイメージです。
すり合わせを間違えた人というのは、はたから見れば歪んでいて「悪」に向かって突っ走っているようにしか見えない……今回の第20話もそういう話ですよね。まぁほかでもそんな話ばっかり書いている気がしますけど(笑)。

會川
これまでの虚淵さんの作品を見ると、爾朗のように葛藤する時期を越えて、“向こう側”に行ってしまった人が主人公として多い気がします。

虚淵
たしかに。折り合いを付け切れなくなってしまったキャラクターは多いですね。

會川
では、今回、爾朗のようにいまだ葛藤しているキャラクターを描くというのは、居心地が悪かったのでは?

虚淵
いや、いつものように“向こう側”に行ってしまった人もゲストキャラとして出しているので。その彼に対する“映し鏡”として、エクスキューズを突きつけるポジションとして爾朗を描きました。なのでそんなに苦労はなかったですね。

――「昭和」をテーマとした作品ということで、虚淵さんにとっての「昭和」をお聞きしたいなと。

虚淵 
僕は昭和47年生まれなんです。『コンレボ』では終盤で描かれる時代ですね。なので懐かしさや情景もあります。ただ、今にして思えば危うい時代だったなと思います。

――危ういというのは?

虚淵
まさに爾朗が抱える危うさと同質なものといいますか……。まだグローバリズムが浸透しておらず、島国ゆえの純朴さで成り立っていた気がするんです。そういう危なかっしさと懐かしさがごちゃまぜになった時代ですかね。
『コンレボ』で描かれる風景は、実生活の名残りとしてありました。その頃流行った家電の型落ちディスカウントが家にあったり。子どものころ『ミクロマン』のオモチャで遊んでいた記憶があります。それぐらいの地続き感はありますね。

――虚淵さんにとっての“超人”は世代的に何でしたか?

虚淵
うーん、強いていうなら『ドラえもん』かなぁ。当時は特撮ヒーローの空白期だったんです。家にテレビがなかった影響もありますけど、ヒーローごっこをして遊んだ記憶はほとんどないですね。幼少期のヒーロー体験はほとんどなくて、小学校に上がってからようやく『ウルトラマン80』や『宇宙刑事ギャバン』が放送されたぐらいで。

水島
そんな年代なんだ。

會川
虚淵さんが幼少期を過ごされた、昭和50年から53年というのは、いろんなブームが巻き起こった時代なんです。『スター・ウォーズ』に由来する「SFブーム」、『宇宙戦艦ヤマト』の劇場版ヒットによるアニメブーム、それから「ウルトラマンブーム」もあって。なかでも子ども文化の「リバイバルブーム」が大きかったわけです。昭和46年にも同じくリバイバルブームはあって、つまり虚淵さんの世代は、僕たちが体験したリバイバルの次のリバイバルを体験しているということなんですよね。

虚淵
だから、頭のなかカオスでしたね。物心つくまで『スター・ウォーズ』と『宇宙からのメッセージ』がごっちゃになっていたぐらいで(笑)。

Jonathan Reyes
Jonathan Reyes

■ 超人を描くということ、多様性が重要

――以前の対談企画で、『コンレボ』をつくったきっかけに「何故あの時代はあんなにもたくさんの超人がいたのか?」という疑問が最初にあったと伺いました。その答えをお聞きしたいのですが……。

水島 
ふふふ(笑)。

會川
現実世界において「何であんなに超人が沢山いたのだろう?」ということに説明を付けるのは不可能なんです。そこをあえて「当時は好景気で小銭を持った人たちがテレビを買いやすかった」「それまでの巨大ヒーローに対して、等身大ヒーローはコストをかけずに制作できたから」と説明してしまうと……。

水島
夢がない!(笑)。

會川
他にもいろんな理由が考えられるし、分かりやすく「子どもをだしに金を稼ぎやすかった」と説明することも出来なくはないですが、べつにそれをこの作品で言いたかったわけではありません。むしろ、超人がたくさんいたことに意味があったのであれば、それをフィクションとしてメタ的に描きたかった。実際、『コンレボ』の世界においてなんでこんなに超人がたくさんいたのかは、ちゃんと説明しています。

水島
そうですね、結末もそこに行き着くようになっているし、僕たちが『コンレボ』をつくった意義もちゃんと提示できていると思います。

――たしかに昭和にはたくさんの超人が生み出されましたが、ここ最近も超人をテーマとした作品がかなり多いです。そんななか、超人をどのように描くのが正しいんでしょうか?

虚淵
「正しい」という考え方でやってはマズイ気がしますけどね。

水島
超人に対する捉え方も見せ方もさまざまで、「ひとつの正しいものを提示する」というのは良くない気がしていて。自分たちの素直な気持ちに帰結したり、僕たちなりの主張を多少作品にのせることはありますけど、やっぱり“多様性”という言葉に行き着いてしまう。
つくり手としては、「確固たる主張を受け取ってほしい」というよりも、物事を考えるひとつのきっかけとなってほしいし、作品で描かれたものを自分なりに紐解いてもらいたい。そういった意識で作品をつくっています。

――あらためて今回の第20話の見どころをお願いします。

水島 
僕は『楽園追放』で虚淵くんとご一緒したし、これまでの彼の作品を観てきたわけですが、それを踏まえても今回の脚本は、『コンレボ』の世界観に上手くハマりつつ、虚淵さんらしいに仕上がっているなと。脚本を受け取った我々も、その魅力をしっかりとフィルムに落とし込むべく制作しています。見ごたえのある一本のとなっていると思うので、ご期待ください。

會川
僕たちは爾朗というキャラクターを、主人公としてテーマを背負わしつつも、「彼が直接手を下してしまっていいんだろうか?」と躊躇してしまい“仲裁者”にし過ぎているきらいがあって。それが煮え切らなさにつながっている。そこへくると虚淵さんは、爾朗をゲストキャラの“映し鏡”として割りきっている。なので20話の爾朗は、ノビノビと主人公然としています。ヒーローらしい爾朗に注目してもらえたらなと。

――最後に、今回参加した感想を虚淵さん、お願いします。

虚淵 
ほかでは類を見ない企画といいますか、チャレンジングかつ志がある作品に参加できたのはとても光栄です。それにこのメンツに加われたというのは純粋に嬉しいです。本当に「後にも先にもこんなアニメはないんじゃね?」と思いますから。

水島 
後にはあってほしいなぁ(笑)。

――本日はどうもありがとうございました! 

Translate it weebs.

Justin Davis
Justin Davis

I would advise against copypasting entire articles in Japanese, unless you also provide a direct translation that is better than google translate or other machine translation.

Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson

Will Jiro finally understand that super-humans are scum that should be shot on sight?

Alexander Clark
Alexander Clark

What are you talking about? That was just the work of an evil foreign yokai.

Nathan Parker
Nathan Parker

That specific dude was fucking nuts after the war, you can't condone all superhumans because of him, if anything the murrikan' government was at fault here.

Ethan Howard
Ethan Howard

super-humans are scum that should be shot on sight?
You're as bad as Jiro.
Super humans just need to be included in the justice system.

Gavin Roberts
Gavin Roberts

This triggers Rambo.

Christopher Wright
Christopher Wright

You are right. New super-humans should shot on sight, youkai & friends can be included in the justice system.

Nathan Jenkins
Nathan Jenkins

it ain't me starts playing

Carson Roberts
Carson Roberts

Next episode is going to be Jaguar-centric if it centers on a Bureau member at all, yeah?

Kikko backstory episode when? I already realize it'll come close to the end, honestly, but I just want an excuse to post this excellent new fanart.

Colton Wood
Colton Wood

Pity that this episode doesn't have an insert song.

Charles Nelson
Charles Nelson

Yes, it seems Raito will also get some focus.

Grayson Moore
Grayson Moore

Translate it, weebs

John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez

So was this whole episode supposed to be about American imperialism? Because it sure seemed like it.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

we liked doing it
we wanted to share our views of that era
please watch it and tell us what you think
The usual.

Bentley Hall
Bentley Hall

Doesn't matter, it barely will affect the plot anyway.

Jaxson Smith
Jaxson Smith

Uranium 235

Leo Roberts
Leo Roberts

They also talk about Justice, other ideas for the episode were Panda and bruce lee and they also hint that year 50 is the end game.

Lucas Brooks
Lucas Brooks

It's basically saying "modernity" and modernization theory destroyed the old ways and old culture. If you have read his F/Z LN, you know that Butcher really didn't approve of Japan's attempt at modernity that he thought sacrificed the old ways for the new.

Of course he is wrong here imo. Japan has been able to balance the old with the new moreso than many of these other countries that tried the same tactics.

Lucas Allen
Lucas Allen

And how they're stealing the land of their true owners.

Jonathan Gray
Jonathan Gray

The plot thread is about Master Ultima wanting Jiro's nuclear potential to solve the worldwide energy crisis.

Looks like the appliance of nuclear energy wasn't invented in the ConRevo-world as a result of no Hiroshima or Nagasaki going up in flames.
this is a cartoon world with flying helicarriers, alien space ships, Russians flying in space as human gravity-defying space planes, and giant monsters

Henry Scott
Henry Scott

I don't think so. They are not expropriating japanese land and turning japan into a settler colony. Rather they are selling the idea of modernization, which corresponds to Westernization or Americanization to Western/American ideals in this case (which also includes genocide).

Josiah Taylor
Josiah Taylor

Probably only one bomb was exploded since they seem to know the horror of nuclear weapon in Megashin episode.

Isaac Rodriguez
Isaac Rodriguez

not wanting free freedom
What was wrong with this people?

James Price
James Price

Why do Kikko always gets the worst art?

Chase Kelly
Chase Kelly

Demon Queen Kikko >>> Regular Vanilla Kikko

I'm guessing the number of times Ullr has been mentioned her means her alternate persona will return near the end.

Oliver Richardson
Oliver Richardson

Be free or we jail you.

Ian Davis
Ian Davis

And then she will die.

Hudson Morris
Hudson Morris

Mocking you.

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee

Emi?

Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis

Is that the A-Team?

Samuel Miller
Samuel Miller

superhero

that term is trademarked. you'll have to call them something else, or else face the wrath of dc's lawyers.

Austin Morales
Austin Morales

go away grandpa.

Nolan Gray
Nolan Gray

Is this a joke? Kikko, Jiro, and Earth-chan all get the both the best and most art relative to the rest of the cast.

Agreed on both counts.

Jace Reyes
Jace Reyes

emi is a bad guy right

Grayson Evans
Grayson Evans

She does have her own agenda.

Benjamin Hughes
Benjamin Hughes

Yes.

Henry Anderson
Henry Anderson

I'm more of the opinion that she doesn't actually give much of a fuck about Jirou romantically

Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones

Who the fuck is still watching this shit?

Josiah Perez
Josiah Perez

37 people apparently

Ryder Gomez
Ryder Gomez

She will probably get her redemption when the Japanese governent starts fucking up Youkai´s

Camden Edwards
Camden Edwards

She just wants the Youkai to have rights, and get Jirou of course.

Lincoln Carter
Lincoln Carter

I actually just want to see her get btfo

Kevin Nguyen
Kevin Nguyen

Dark Kikko when?

Carson Barnes
Carson Barnes

Perhaps nevermore.
Or perhaps in the finale.
Since Kikko, the witch of Tokyo is quite thematically based on Sally the Witch, let us see what fate would have in store if Hoshinoko would follow in the footsteps of her inspiration.
In the final episode, Sally's grandma informs her she must return to the Magic Kingdom. Before leaving, Sally tries to tell her friends about her origins, but no one will believe her. Then her elementary school catches on fire, and Sally uses her magic to put it out. Her powers thus exposed, Sally's time to leave has finally come. She waves farewell to her friends, and returns to the Magic Kingdom.
Being so popular in Japan, mostly the same way as classic Hanna-Barbera characters are in America, a second series was produced 20 years later. The second series continues a few years after the original ending, and finishes with the Original video animation Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, in which, at the end, Sally finally becomes the ruler Queen of the Magic Kingdom, but worries about leaving her friends behind.
I highly doubt that this is going to get an OVA for Kikko where she becomes true ruler of the magic world, though.

Ryan Gutierrez
Ryan Gutierrez

Now never. She forever will be dumb busty girl with magical powers, chasing some guy's dick.

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

Surely there is some Joe with multiple appendages.

Joshua Cruz
Joshua Cruz

What's the deal with Jirou still claiming to be a normal human?

Zachary Wood
Zachary Wood

Why would he stop?

Jordan Hill
Jordan Hill

I have such a love/hate relationship with how mysterious all these fuckin characters are. It's cool how they let you piece them together but at the same time I just want episodes devoted entirely to each their backstories in one go.

Eli Walker
Eli Walker

What does Emi smell like?

Zachary Rivera
Zachary Rivera

At this point it's just a very obvious lie since he actually uses his powers.

Carson Gray
Carson Gray

As long as he feels that he cannot save superhumans and give them rights and freedom and make them live a good life, he does not believe that he has the right to call himself a true superhuman, despite having a nuclear dragonpunch and piloting a transforming car that only listens to him.

Keep in mind that his idol and inspiration was the great Rainbow Knight, who turned out to be just a dude with two guns, a grappling hook and a bike. He wasn't even Batman. He was just a dude in a costume.

Jirou feels that he's not even half as awesome as that dude, so he won't call himself a superhuman yet.

Thomas Perez
Thomas Perez

Smug and jealousy

Chase Brooks
Chase Brooks

I think the jealousy part is not true. She's swimming in the Jirou's dick unlike the dork purple-haired witch on her right.

Isaiah Ramirez
Isaiah Ramirez

How much you want to bet that this is powered unwillingly by a superhuman? They mentioned the submarine by name this episode, so it feels like foreshadowing to me.

All humans hold the potential within them to have powers, which is the secret of Rainbow Knight that Akita and the Professor kept. Thus, "superhumans" are actually just humans, and so Jiro calls himself human but calls people who choose to use their powers in a way that comports with his ideal of a hero of justice superhuman.

Xavier Lopez
Xavier Lopez

Rotten fish

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen

Woah, I'm glad that this is simply not true.

Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris

I'd love to see more of Emi/Kikko working together.

Juan Russell
Juan Russell

So i guess we'll be getting more Master Ultima in the next episodes
I dont want it to end. One more season please

Carson Walker
Carson Walker

jiro doesn't seem too happy with her

William Wright
William Wright

Pick one

Ayden Morris
Ayden Morris

One more season
it takes place in present time with new cast

Isaac Barnes
Isaac Barnes

That might be true but I doubt she'd be jealous of the dork witch.

Gavin Lopez
Gavin Lopez

she tried to forbid him from talking to her ever

Leo Howard
Leo Howard

I wonder if /toy/ would be able to help out with naming which of the J.O.E.s is which G.I. Joe character.

Adam Reyes
Adam Reyes

I'd say the same to my husbando. Doesn't mean I'm jealous of her I just don't want him to spend time with a dork witch.

Juan Young
Juan Young

Emi pls go

Elijah Collins
Elijah Collins

How much you want to bet that this is powered unwillingly by a superhuman? They mentioned the submarine by name this episode, so it feels like foreshadowing to me.
That is a bet that you'll win easily. It would be foolish to do otherwise.

Josiah Bailey
Josiah Bailey

So, Jiro is basically a personified atomic bomb right?

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez

Emi getting NTR'd will be fun

William Long
William Long

I don't really think there's a word for that other than possessive jealousy, user. "Incredibly insecure about her chances of winning the Jirob owl" is the only other description that fits her behavior.

Tyler Rivera
Tyler Rivera

Yes. He is the Little Boy, who holds the infinite potential to mankind's future, and is either its greatest triumph, or the greatest threat ever.

Wyatt Morgan
Wyatt Morgan

Well the other option is that it's willingly piloted, like Equus or Raito's former mech that I can't think of the name of.

Christian Adams
Christian Adams

How can she be insecure about her chances of winning the Jirobowl if she's his girlfriend already?

I don't know about right now, but before Jirou left the Bureau he and Emi were in a relationship.

Eli Butler
Eli Butler

Would you ride Equus?

Adrian Anderson
Adrian Anderson

sibling relationship

Henry Diaz
Henry Diaz

I'm reasonably sure he explicitly referred to her as his ex this season. Give me some time to go back and check (unless someone else knows the scene I'm thinking of).

Tyler Parker
Tyler Parker

This is not true user

David White
David White

Hell fucking yes, I would!

Mason Barnes
Mason Barnes

I agree with you on the ex part so you don't need to look for it. But she won the bowl once she sure as hell can win it again.

Hunter Martinez
Hunter Martinez

Arcus drained the energy of its superhuman host. REX-FE requires Daitetsu's metalbending powers enhanced by the superhelmet, and is still rather clumsy. The American transformation tank in this episode requires cyborg soldiers who willingly cut off their arms and legs so that they can interchange weapons and fuse with the armor.

Equus so far seems to be Jaguar's masterpiece, customfitted for Jiro, who probably can power it indefinitely because he generates unlimited electricity thanks to the sealed kaijuu inside his left arm.
Your typical superprototype.

However, the biodestroyer wasn't too shabby, and could hold off its own against the Superhuman Bureau.

Samuel Ramirez
Samuel Ramirez

meant, of course, for

Lincoln Davis
Lincoln Davis

It's not winning the bowl if you don't do it for good.

Levi Thompson
Levi Thompson

Wouldn't controlling Equus be too hard?

Thomas Hernandez
Thomas Hernandez

It's actually impossible to pilot Equus unless you're Jiro.

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

What the fuck this is like racist to the rest of humanity

Liam Roberts
Liam Roberts

Or fatman.

Did he die when he detonated?

Colton Bell
Colton Bell

I want to marry Equus. I want to ride his big, cold, steely Equus cock.

Alexander Brown
Alexander Brown

This was an episode.

Carter Bell
Carter Bell

Get your own fucking kaijuu in your nonfapping hand.

Aaron Sullivan
Aaron Sullivan

This was a great episode.

Cooper Thompson
Cooper Thompson

Jiro pls go

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson

We strangely don't have any information regarding Fatman and the fate of Nagasaki.
Perhaps seeing that Hiroshima didn't explode, America cancelled their plans to nuke Nagasaki.

Who knows, perhaps Fatman is still rotting in a box in a forgotten archive where the ark of the covenant is sealed in a wooden box, together with other precious treasure.

Adrian King
Adrian King

it's an Urobuchi shits on Burgerland episode

Parker Kelly
Parker Kelly

It wasn't really shitting on Burgerlandia but a superficial interpretation.

Jayden Bailey
Jayden Bailey

He might have a super something sealed in him. Japan loves that stuff.

Bentley Scott
Bentley Scott

I find it cute how they're not calling it the Vietnam War, but the Mekong Delta War.

Justin White
Justin White

Well they aren't calling WWII by its name, either.

William Murphy
William Murphy

Not really it was more about technology and progress vs spiritual things and tradition. The jab at idolizing evil powers was also interesting.

Evan Long
Evan Long

This episode was so fucking american

Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey

I was expecting Emi to show up at the showdown

Benjamin Gutierrez
Benjamin Gutierrez

I want more scenes with Kikko in a towel

Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts

Would you enjoy her being in a towel every night applying some beauty stuff before she heads to bed with you?

Jose Gomez
Jose Gomez

Fear will keep the rest of humanity in line. Fear before their new gods, the new superhumans, who shall guide them through terror and death. More cruel than the old gods. For everything understands pain and terror.

Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith

Don't fucking remind me.
mfw no Kikko gf to worship every night

Justin Price
Justin Price

Jonathan pls go

Henry Scott
Henry Scott

Only if we hold hands and cuddle

Colton Butler
Colton Butler

I guess europe would still have that "smell".
Just not America because "300 years old country"

Michael Lee
Michael Lee

This episode was very Urobuchi, in the sense that it felt a lot more like stuff that got him the butcher title, compared to some of his recent stuff. Granted I suppose he didn't actually write half the shows with his name slapped on to it from the last couple years. Despite all that though, he still did a good job of fitting it into the world and themes of ConRevo. Overall pretty good episode.

Also, is Master Ultima the fucking president now?

Cooper Nelson
Cooper Nelson

It was about A Real American Hero.

all the J.O.E.s had doll joints like real toy soldiers
Easily discarded and replaced.

Austin Lewis
Austin Lewis

Also, is Master Ultima the fucking president now?
I think Master Ultima is "only" the main thinktank of the US Military's intelligence services.
Being one of the highest-ranked military officials, he probably still holds tremendous power second only to the president himself.

Easton Williams
Easton Williams

Why couldn't they had this season be at least 20 episodes or so with all the events going on, and going to year 49 like that.

David Cooper
David Cooper

20 episodes of solo events would be way to much and clutter the timeline. You can tell by the way they speak that Jirou sees the Bureau a decent amount. A majority of the show would probably just be mundane investigations/arrest.

Ian Scott
Ian Scott

I would say the episode is closer to recent Urobuchi stuff, writing pieces that fit the narrative the director is planning.
The Taiwanese puppet thing is more like his old self, full of self-indulgence.

Noah Scott
Noah Scott

I'm having trouble figuring out what Kikko did in the fight, by the way. What was that, a leaf gale.

Luis Wood
Luis Wood

Didn't mean to quote.

Angel Perez
Angel Perez

Sure. It allowed Jiro to escape, and also doused the flames on the Joe-mecha.

Noah Myers
Noah Myers

Emi was cute this episode.
Also did anyone think that Fuurota was a bit harsher this episode?

Aiden Barnes
Aiden Barnes

insane murder machine
kills random civilians
NO DON'T HURT HIM
HE'S A SUPERHUMAN SO IT'S FINE

Jiro is insufferable at this point.

Henry Peterson
Henry Peterson

He's probably thinking about what good deeds he so far did after the revelation that he committed one of the largest acts of genocide in history, and is starting to become more cynic.

Lucas Hughes
Lucas Hughes

It was all the government's fault.
It's always the government's fault.
All-Ways.

Jace Campbell
Jace Campbell

Hyouma looked kind of weird without his scarf this episode.

Jace Richardson
Jace Richardson

show has fun characters
makes the plot about anything except them

Christopher Perry
Christopher Perry

What? You didn't like the love-child of Rambo and G.I. Joe continuing his eternal war and slaughtering shit?

Xavier Scott
Xavier Scott

That's the one thing that really bothers me about it, too, the characters feel more like people who orbit the character of the week rather than being the stars of their own show.

Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

For most of the cast, we did have their character focus episodes already, and/or their motivation what still makes them do what they do.
Also, the guest writer episodes will rather focus on the characters of the week, because they cannot unleash some kind of hitherto groundbreaking plot twist. That's Aikawa's job.

Brody Wilson
Brody Wilson

If Kikko is fueled by happiness, does that mean her Kikkos are literally filled with hopes and dreams?

Isaiah Brooks
Isaiah Brooks

Yes.

Kevin Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan

And Demon Queen Kikko's Kikkos are filled with loyalty of her subjects.

Lucas Peterson
Lucas Peterson

I normally end up liking the character of the week, or at least their story so I'm fine with it. The episodic superhero stories are part of what I love with the show. Either way though, it seems like we're getting back to the main plot next episode, and this may even have been the last standalone episode.

Brayden Thomas
Brayden Thomas

After the final battle Kikko breast-feeds nearly dead Jiro back to life

Isaiah Richardson
Isaiah Richardson

yes yes yes.jpg

Brandon Perez
Brandon Perez

Single horn and Valkyrie-ish helmet
Turn into 2 flaming horns and a ponytail
Never noticed how the two forms are somewhat complete opposites of each other.
One is a heroic traditional style, while the other one is pretty much what you get when you think of the word savagery.

Juan Young
Juan Young

You have to make it deep. Something related to re-birth or something.

Dylan Hill
Dylan Hill

I believe that was the intent of the augmentations.

So that when you lose an arm or a leg, and there's a fallen comrade nearby you can interchange parts and go back in action.
Something that was shown perfectly in this episode.

Josiah Hall
Josiah Hall

Make him a baby-Jiro? That would be too sad for Kikko. Spend 8 years chasing guy's dick and asquire baby peeker in the end.

David Sanders
David Sanders

Why are wild scarves so great.

Gavin Powell
Gavin Powell

The best concrete, there is no other.

Evan Myers
Evan Myers

Kikko makes me concrete

Jeremiah Gonzalez
Jeremiah Gonzalez

Also did anyone think that Fuurota was a bit harsher this episode?
Being responsible of murdering an entire race of bug creatures changes a Ghost.

Mason Foster
Mason Foster

Did the US literally create a super unit called JOE?

LOL

Zachary Ramirez
Zachary Ramirez

I love how Jiro coats himself in his flames

Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez

silly american.
the japanese are the imperialists.

Adam Hernandez
Adam Hernandez

Why does that look like a doujin cover.

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

The nips haven't fought in a war for 50 years so I doubt people will agree with that statement.

Jayden Cox
Jayden Cox

Skimmed ConRevo Japanese website for info on next episode's plot
アメリカからスーパーロボットNUTS
"The Super-Robot NUTS from America"
...WTF?

Brayden Brown
Brayden Brown

Picked up.

Carter Hall
Carter Hall

My thoughts exactly

Noah Watson
Noah Watson

This.

Blake Sullivan
Blake Sullivan

There's a lot to watch and it's not the most marathon friendly.

You've been warned.

Anthony Robinson
Anthony Robinson

Rather they are selling the idea of modernization, which corresponds to Westernization or Americanization to Western/American ideals in this case (which also includes MANIFEST DESTINY).

Asher Barnes
Asher Barnes

It actually ties in nicely with the timelines, the first GI Joe toys were produced in 1964. Hell, the joints from the guys are basically the same points of articulation on old Joes.

Cameron Martinez
Cameron Martinez

I dunno, I found it quite nice in marathon format when I was rewatching to hype myself up for cour 2.

Anthony Fisher
Anthony Fisher

Actually, I think this watches better as a marathon rather than every week, since you can easily get lost when they reference past episodes.

Tyler Sullivan
Tyler Sullivan

Why don't they just make a civilian model with a big dick and back problems and two normal arms that stay put?

Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez

It aint me starts playing

Josiah Parker
Josiah Parker

Master Ultima vs. Kikko-enhanced Jiro in Equus is endgame, right?

Hudson Roberts
Hudson Roberts

Natives got wiped out because of diseases...
I didn't realize the Trail of Tears or the Indian Wars were diseases.

Levi Bell
Levi Bell

I'm not sure. I mean, they've been tracking real world historical references pretty well so far, and Ultima getting beaten would symbolize the end of American ideological hegemony. So, probably not. Ultima will just be foiled, is all. Jiro and the Bureau vs. Master Ultima and his legion of martian kaijuu would be sick, though.

Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson

biological warfare. ndn yokai btfo.

Lucas Morales
Lucas Morales

Jiro vs. Jiro endgame or we riot.

Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson

The native populations got wiped out because of new world diseases, colonists were able to push them around because only a fraction of their initial numbers remained.

Ethan Ward
Ethan Ward

Do you really think either of those killed anything close to a majority of the native population? Maybe those were the finishing blows, but the diseases brought over from the Old World were far more effective killers. Granted, sometimes the spread of said illness involved deliberate biological warfare on the part of the English, but it was still disease than either of those two much later events.

Nolan Ward
Nolan Ward

Did you learn this revisionist history in your homeschool hugbox?

Liam Rodriguez
Liam Rodriguez

I learned it at my liberal public school faggot.

Oliver Perez
Oliver Perez

Damn, kikko looking mighty fine here.

Mason Murphy
Mason Murphy

Excellent loop.

Lucas Howard
Lucas Howard

Does it sound like I'm saying the atrocities of the Trail or the Indian Wars weren't atrocities, faggot? The fact is that diseases such as smallpox spread faster than the colonists did and thinned native populations such that they were too decimated to put up enough of a fight. The same thing happened the sophisticated agricultural civilization that used to span the Amazon. Sorry if you don't like historical accuracy.

Carter Campbell
Carter Campbell

liberal public school
handwaving away agency in genocide
Yep, sounds about right.

Logan King
Logan King

see

Samuel Kelly
Samuel Kelly

muh diseases
It sound's like you're saying that smallpox deserves the blame for a multigenerational campaign of genocide. Like all we did was mop up so really who's to say what's wrong or right?
It's weak and ahistorical.

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy

So much FREEDOM in one episode. Bones confirmed for bros.

Joshua James
Joshua James

You should probably stop posting. Here, read this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_disease_and_epidemics#Disease_as_a_weapon_against_Native_Americans

Brayden Rivera
Brayden Rivera

They keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger!

Robert Miller
Robert Miller

No, you vapid scarecrow-stuffer, I'm saying the genocide wouldn't have been possible or even feasible without the introduction and spread of Old World diseases first.

Oh look, something I already addressed. The question wasn't whether the colonists utilized biological warfare, which they did, but whether the Trail of Tears and the Indian Wars were a larger factor than disease in the destruction of native populations. Obviously, the answer is disease, including deliberately-spread disease.

Kayden Perez
Kayden Perez

Good episode

RIP American-kun, we barely knew him.

Also does Jirou know any word other than seigi?

Samuel Cooper
Samuel Cooper

wouldn't have been possible or even feasible without the introduction and spread of Old World diseases first.
That is defeatist. Hate always finds a way.

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

>>141785236
Oh fuck, I meant
/wsg/thread/1085096#p1091764

James Walker
James Walker

Nice work!

Noah Richardson
Noah Richardson

Man, that pic is nice.
Except for Kikko, she looks like she's wearing a over sized mask.

Lincoln Morris
Lincoln Morris

At least her actual face isn't a mask, though.

Henry Turner
Henry Turner

Rude.

Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

Nice episode

Wyatt Scott
Wyatt Scott

Emi > Kikko

Kikko was cute in the first season but now she's just there to worry about Jiro. She doesn't even have her sexy Demon Queen persona anymore. At least Emi still does something at times and delivers some nice smug.

But it doesn't matter anyway since Raito is still best girl.

Jose Carter
Jose Carter

How many episodes remain?

Nicholas Phillips
Nicholas Phillips

What was his name again?

Matthew Edwards
Matthew Edwards

6, I think?

Jason Ross
Jason Ross

Are we going to get more Earth-chan? I need more Earth-chan in my life.

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

Meister Finale.

Matthew Rodriguez
Matthew Rodriguez

4 episodes left

Jaxon Jones
Jaxon Jones

Mister Optima

Nicholas Price
Nicholas Price

She doesn't even have her sexy Demon Queen persona anymore
Do we know why yet? It seems like it happened between seasons.

Dylan Lee
Dylan Lee

Emi ripped it out of her and turned it into a tiget plushie

Ryder Hernandez
Ryder Hernandez

Ullr's been bringing it up so much that I doubt that was the last we've seen of it. Although he could just be being a dick.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelson

Being a dick to whom, us? He keeps saying that only to himself.

Hunter King
Hunter King

You're right, don't know why I thought he was saying it to Kikko.

Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez

El Amo Final.

Jason Martin
Jason Martin

Overlord End.

Gavin Hall
Gavin Hall

Obama

Benjamin Gonzalez
Benjamin Gonzalez

Uncle Doom

Camden Cruz
Camden Cruz

The US bullying is pretty intense this episode.

Kevin Torres
Kevin Torres

USA USA USA

Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

When will those bitches realize Jirou only wants to have sex with SEIGI?
Nice trip dubs

Josiah Cox
Josiah Cox

Is it strange that I expect ConRevo to at some point explore its own cosmology in terms of what sort of JUSTICE happens or doesn't happen after death?

Carson Williams
Carson Williams

Not even memewriters can save this blunder.

Aiden Rivera
Aiden Rivera

Mestre Final.

Ian Clark
Ian Clark

I gotta go to work tomorrow, but I will try to update these if this thread is still alive then.

Gabriel Rivera
Gabriel Rivera

Oh, I missed the thread where you added stuff from the novel, neat to have a bit more info about it.

Caleb Carter
Caleb Carter

Yeah, I think the novel primarily concerns the events in year 36, but I haven't found a better summary out there.

Christian Hughes
Christian Hughes

Sorry for shitty jpeg quality, having issues fitting under the filesize limits.

Jaxson Wilson
Jaxson Wilson

There are still plenty of Africans around. Their disease game was on point.

Xavier Thompson
Xavier Thompson

I hope that turns into something cool. Since Kikko and Emi are both more or less evil powers.

Jacob Moore
Jacob Moore

Gen Urobuchi
Suddenly everything makes sense.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Earth-chan shows up again after fourteen episodes
Jobs
I'm more than angry.

Hudson Wright
Hudson Wright

He really detest the stuff of discarding the culture of a country for globalization.

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

This is a really great graphic. Good work.
I wonder, was "Jack Flash" also a reference to Violence Jack?

Brandon Garcia
Brandon Garcia

What a racist.

Ethan Bell
Ethan Bell

Another Vietnam PTSD episode

I AM JUST FEELING ALIVE

Jack Gutierrez
Jack Gutierrez

Fuck you, I forgot about that spinoff

Noah Edwards
Noah Edwards

I JUST WANT YOU TO SURVIVEE

Jackson Roberts
Jackson Roberts

it takes place in present time with new cast
ConRevo without Jiro
No.

Juan Taylor
Juan Taylor

Man, its amazing how even the episodes that are supposed to be in a filler-like style with guest writers are still damn good.
Also, did the youkai bloom that was supposed to happen after the kaijuu bloom happen already or is it just America blaming them and making them more apparent?
Could also probably be Emi waging an actual war or something alike with US discriminating them.

Grayson Rogers
Grayson Rogers

We don't know, it hasn't been brought up since the single mention of it. It could come into play in the last six episodes though, or it could just be one of those things the show has mentioned in passing and not really brought up since, similar to Emi talking about the Tokyo Gods.

Jayden Flores
Jayden Flores

there will be Z E R O doujins about Spring or Fall
This is (not) justice.

Easton Mitchell
Easton Mitchell

Wouldn't surprise me if a decade later, a COBRA-organization appears so that the JOEs can fight them and defend American Freedom on American soil and allow the JOEs to return home alive instead in a coffin.

With the plot twist being that ConRevo-COBRA was an American government-founded organization meant to test a new generation of JOEs and test new war machines.

Wyatt Barnes
Wyatt Barnes

I bet REX-FE will be perfected and mass-produced in Shinka 49, and then it will also be the reference to Mechagodzilla, which aired in 1974.

Easton Sullivan
Easton Sullivan

She's old and outdated.
A relic of an ancient time.

Asher Lee
Asher Lee

Trump.

Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown

Trump is half an illegal alien?

Hunter Ramirez
Hunter Ramirez

Amazing.

Cameron Reyes
Cameron Reyes

You forgot the part where the Colonel wants to eradicate all the "Old" super humans like monsters and Yokai and turn everyone into superhumans because he beleives MURRICA FUCK YEAR became strong by wiping out all of the native culture and that humans can't achieve the next step while the old superhumans are still hanging around.

And also apparently America is all cities and developed areas with no nature or wilderness.

Cameron Gomez
Cameron Gomez

2000 sign limit.

Also, Jonathan was most likely referring to America having its own new culture, not shackled by centuries or millennia of old traditions and customs.

It's all about mankind dominating nature and the manifest destiny, instead of being dominated by nature and taking shit like earthquakes, volcanoes, floods for granted and thinking "it can't be helped".

Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell

The same way Setsuna claims to be gundam.

To Jiro, being a superhuman is more than just having powers or being an alien or having a bunch of high tech gear.

Ethan Ramirez
Ethan Ramirez

a place where i can beeeeee without remorse

Ayden James
Ayden James

Also, Jonathan was most likely referring to America having its own new culture, not shackled by centuries or millennia of old traditions and customs.

I actually find this funny. To them we aren't shackled by centuries of old traditions and customs because to them the US wiped out the natives and their culture and thus we have none. In reality we still have a ton of stupid shit carried over from Europe (In terms of how Western culture is typically seen in anime). Fuck, we even still use the imperial system of measurement.

We still carry a millennia of culture, it's just not native American culture.

Joseph Russell
Joseph Russell

it takes place in present time with same cast
Jiro's in his 70s
Kikko's in her 60s
Emi, Jaguar, Fuurota, Magotake still haven't aged
Better?

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

If Jiro is literally Little Boy, then does that mean that he's actually American?

Gavin Gutierrez
Gavin Gutierrez

Perhaps. Or perhaps he is half American, half Japanese. The bridge between culture, born from a violent fusion reaction.
Father Japan doesn't know what to do with him and fears him.
Mother America wants him back, to use him as a keystone to the future energy-based strategic warfare of the future.

Robert Roberts
Robert Roberts

Who the hell outfits their soldiers with whips?

Tyler Williams
Tyler Williams

It's a good multipurpose tool for archaeologists, so it's a good enough tool for supersoldiers.

Also, I'm pretty sure there were some GI Joes that did have whip weapons.

Carson Sullivan
Carson Sullivan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M

Grayson Hill
Grayson Hill

YO JOE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_9jKFpQKM

Jayden Wright
Jayden Wright

Glad I'm not the only one that thought of STEEEEEVUUUU when I saw the soldier

Jose Cooper
Jose Cooper

Buddha was showing him the way.

Benjamin Stewart
Benjamin Stewart

All shall become nothing. And when everything is nothing, everything shall be the same.

Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

Alien Flamenco.

Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard


Where's the other two.

Ethan Russell
Ethan Russell

I thought Rainbow Knight *was* a superhuman. They pretended he was, while they believed he wasn't, while he actually was?

Charles Sanchez
Charles Sanchez

No people believed he was while he wasn't but the government pretended that he was

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

I really wanted to like that video for its animation quality, but holy shit that was a clusterfuck.

Dominic Allen
Dominic Allen

The Rainbow Knight was a completely normal human. No fancy superpowers, no high-tech gadgets, no super smartness, no billions of dollars at his disposal. His costume was really just a costume. His guns were not futuristic laserguns. His bike was just a bike.
He was a complete normal person.

But he achieved unthinkable feats that were normally only attributed to superhumans. He fought evil organizations trying to conquer Japan, saved the world multiple times, defeated cybernetic giant apes, and saved little kids with superpowers from a nefarious government conspiracy (okay, that last thing, he unfortunately failed, and he paid it with his life).
He had all the qualities of a superhuman, despite being physically nothing more but a dude on a bike with guns.

For Jiro, that normal human guy with a bike and two guns who saved the world multiple times thus became an even greater symbol. His childhood hero jumped up in awesomeness several times.

A true superhuman. A superhero. A person of noblest qualities and great acts of bravery.

Ethan Robinson
Ethan Robinson

Manwhile the only brat he saved amongst those kids is a conformist.

Landon Morales
Landon Morales

The Rainbow Knight was a completely normal human.
True
No fancy superpowers
True
no high-tech gadgets
We don't know that
No super smartness
We don't know that either, but the definition of Choujin is pretty lose in this show, so maybe super smartness can be a form of superpowers to them too, so I will give you that
no billions of dollars at his disposal
We don't know this either.

Isaac Morales
Isaac Morales

Super smartness is considered a superhuman trait. The Diamond Eater lady was considered a superhuman.

Liam Rogers
Liam Rogers

Man, I love this show.

Adam Baker
Adam Baker

Maybe she eats diamonds. The professor isn't considered a superhuman, and he is probably the smartest guy in the show.

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Magotake Hitoyoshi is actually considered a superhuman.
Or a former superhuman, if Satomi's conversation with him is anything to go by.
Of course, this does beg the question what they mean with former superhumans, and in what way was Satomi a superhuman.

Liam Phillips
Liam Phillips

Jonathan Morell was voiced by Eiji Sekiguchi, who mostly does stuff from Fairy Tail.
Colonel Carolco was voiced Jouji Nakata, who voiced a shitton of stuff.

Isaiah Harris
Isaiah Harris

So Teito changed his focus from kaiju to youkai and now is working with the US army, to bring them down.

As one of few Emifags still standing I hope this common enemy serves to bring Emi and Jiro together once again.

David Garcia
David Garcia

Emi and Jiro together once again.
Give it up, Jiro's true love is Justice

Gabriel Nguyen
Gabriel Nguyen

The Imperial Advertisement Agency does whatever will bring them money and power. They cannot be brought down, because their influence is immense. They shape public opinion. They are hired by national and foreign governments to create propaganda. They tell the common men if they should like this superhuman or not. They sell hopes and dreams.
They are capitalism.They are pop culture.

They are the fourth estate.

Oliver Ramirez
Oliver Ramirez

Is the diamond eater lady from this show? I sure as hell don't remember her.

David Lopez
David Lopez

I'm slowly becoming an Emifag. I really want to stick it in her el coco.

Nathan Richardson
Nathan Richardson

She was Judas' former boss. She was taken down by Hyouma, and then Judas got to jail and served a reduced sentence for his help in bringing down the Diamond Eater gang.

Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson

I want to thrust my justice between her boogeys.

Daniel Morales
Daniel Morales

Thanks user, she totally escaped my dork mind

Oliver Edwards
Oliver Edwards

You sound like a dirty commie to me.

Daniel Stewart
Daniel Stewart

Do youkai wear panties? And if they do how would it smell?

David Walker
David Walker

Communist or not, you definitely ought not to trust a media corporation that calls itself the Imperial Advertisement Agency and has a nationalistic agenda.
Not that there were any great viable alternatives, admittedly.
The rise of the internet and thus social media platforms that act independently from corporate-interest groups (to a certain degree) is probably something that Jiro and his compatriots might not live to see through.

Owen Nguyen
Owen Nguyen

You mean having a media that can censor you and get away with it because "it is not the government, they have that right, it doesn't matter if there is no other way to spread opinions and news even remotely as fast as on the social media!"

Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee

Yes. The good old dark ages of information spreading.

Julian Martin
Julian Martin

Justice as defined by the government and the media does not love him back.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

That was the golden ages when terrorist organizations had huge armies to plant a tiny bomb made of small dynamite sticks, and the United States sent an entire army of supersoldiers to stop them from causing superficial damages.

Isaac Ramirez
Isaac Ramirez

What movie that "everyone" has seen do I need to watch for this to make sense to me?

Nathaniel King
Nathaniel King

Its just a meme, google the filename.

Charles Gomez
Charles Gomez

Just /tv/ forcing another meme

Nicholas Clark
Nicholas Clark

Forrest Gump

Ryan White
Ryan White

Sleep, ConRevo-thread.

Caleb Baker
Caleb Baker

Nope

Jaxon Cruz
Jaxon Cruz

Curses. Foiled again.

Samuel Powell
Samuel Powell

But the thread must stay alive for the guys who haven't seen the ep yet

Cameron Roberts
Cameron Roberts

I'll never forget the first episode of this show. Cross Augen feels made me cry.

Charles Gomez
Charles Gomez

I'm kind of amazed at how blatant the G.I. Joe parallels were, usually the references seem to require a little more digging. Smart idea establishing them in flashbacks too, since the toys were around a while before any of ConRevo's usual years.

Makes me wonder what's in store for the J.O.E.'s around 1982, when G.I. Joe revitalized with a cartoon and smaller toys. Shame we'll probably never get to see the show's take on the 80's in general.

Nolan Collins
Nolan Collins

The 80s is the age of the super sentai started by supaidaman.

Chase James
Chase James

Similarly, I'm surprised Kamen Rider hasn't had more of an impact on ConRevo so far. Hell, by the time of this episode it'd be a few shows in.

James Cook
James Cook

I want to lick Jiro's butt

Adrian Miller
Adrian Miller

Kikko pls go

Cooper Ramirez
Cooper Ramirez

TOPKEK

Jose Cooper
Jose Cooper

guy kills 2 innocent people
Jiro still defends him

Fuck this guy

Eli Jackson
Eli Jackson

But isn't that how society works? If a mentally unstable guy kills people, doesn't half of society defends him?

Brody Evans
Brody Evans

Jiro thinks superhumans cant do anything wrong and always defends him

Seriously starting to hate him

John Nelson
John Nelson

defends them*

Samuel Kelly
Samuel Kelly

But Jiro knows the guy is mentally unstable. Because if he doesn't stand up for him, the society that already hate Superhumans will eat him up.

Cooper Parker
Cooper Parker

ultima wants jiro for energy
1973/74 is latest
What is representative of Iran-contra war?

Eli Parker
Eli Parker

want to fuck emi
but she is manipulative on several ends

Angel Collins
Angel Collins

Oil crisis, user.

Juan Martin
Juan Martin

OHOHOHOHOH, SHE CAN MANIPULATE MY END, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN OHOHOHO

Mason Cooper
Mason Cooper

He also killed Vietnamese peasants just in case they might have been Vietcong sympathizers.

The US Army will not allow any of the Joes to return home alive, because the Joes are all fucked up as a result of what they had to do in Vietnam and because of their cyborg enhancements.

Josiah Ortiz
Josiah Ortiz

I think the next episode will be the one that will show the powered up Equus with the Jaguair

Carson Butler
Carson Butler

Who knows, she did imply in earlier episodes to one of her foxes that she needed his power later on she also implied that she is only playing her part so that Youkais don't get wiped out, there is also the fact that the secretary Magotake had for years doesn't trust her at all

Brayden Murphy
Brayden Murphy

Remind me, who was this bitch and why does she always appears out of nowhere?
I remember she also appeared in the Bureau at later episodes as if she worked there.

Caleb Howard
Caleb Howard

That's just anti-yokai sentiment. Nippon for the nipponjin. Earth for humans.

Cooper Ross
Cooper Ross

She's Magotake's meido.

Evan Lopez
Evan Lopez

Not really, she has nothing against Kikko who is from another dimension, there was also that jab in the last episode about her not being able to interfere with Goma because they were at a place that was used to seal evil gods

Hudson Allen
Hudson Allen

She seems more than that, what if she is the true final boss that controlled everything from the shadows?

Jacob Bennett
Jacob Bennett

I totally misread Magotake's secretary for Satomi's secretary (who is now CEO of IAA). Disregard my prior comment.
The maid probably just finds Emi creepy because of her creepy yokai powers. Because they are meant to be creepy.

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

Figured as much though I wonder if the Teito secretary isn't also a hidden superhuman, especially since Satomi is supposed to be also a ex-superhuman

Kevin Lopez
Kevin Lopez

That gal's most likely really just a completely normal human.
However, I do wonder how reliant she is on Satomi's counsel. After all, technically, Satomi is only an advisor.

Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis

This is still the best sakuga and insert song moment in this season.
"Shuppatsu no Uta" now playing in your head automatically.

Lucas Taylor
Lucas Taylor

Personally "sad" version of Angels song was the best insert song for me. Shit is so good, I still have ep 15 so I can listen it from time to time.

Luke Wright
Luke Wright

I like the upbeat peppy version of "The Bee of Musashi died".

Kage Koma walking alone in the streets of Tokyo while "East to West" played was also nice.
In fact, the staff liked her episode and her designs very well that they would love to make a spin-off series about her. It would fit as the ending theme to a spin-off to the adventures of the Garo loli.

Easton Morales
Easton Morales

Would watch.
With the guest star Earh-chan

Luis Sanchez
Luis Sanchez

They would have wanted to make a spin-off showing Koma's adventures during the feudal era. I could see it working for an OVA, but I doubt that Concrete Revolutio would get any, especially for minor characters of the week.

Cooper Brown
Cooper Brown

Time Travel adventures of Earth-chan and Kage Koma
Yes. Make it happen.

Easton Jones
Easton Jones

While it didn't have outstanding animation, I loved the whole final segment of this.
The insert song is my favorite as of now.

Chase Morales
Chase Morales

Is there no middle way?
Not in the Butcher's world. Literally the whole point of Madoka.

"Why did my animator forget what I look like?"

Jayden Wright
Jayden Wright

Even if there was a middle way, it doesn't mean it will be the best.
A seigi no mikata can't fight for freedom at the same time unless he abandons part of his justice for example.

Xavier Garcia
Xavier Garcia

But in-universe you should be able to see if he has slanty eyes or not.

Levi Davis
Levi Davis

I was hoping someone would leak the ending song already

Ryder Hill
Ryder Hill

Jiro's in his 70s
Jiro ojii-san kicking ass
Well, why the fuck not.

Luke Hall
Luke Hall

He is most likely considered Asian/Japanese.
Any possible half-Caucasian trait would be subsumed by it.
And this being a western cartoon show-inspired anime, where people have big eyes and weird hair colors and improbably cool clothes and whatsoever, the only way we know for sure if a character is a Westerner or not is if the character is either being blue-eyed and blonde (Jonathan), a black man (like the other JOEs), or if people say that this guy's a Westerner, as they look pretty indistinguishable from an Anime-Japanese (Colonel Carolco).
And a few others are only recognizable as being nonhumans because they have pointy ears.

Ryan Flores
Ryan Flores

Just wait for four days. That's when All-Ways will be released.

Asher Flores
Asher Flores

Maybe they can... and maybe they're too polite to say anything.
"So, uh, Jiro looks like--"
"Shh! He doesn't know! He still thinks he's Japanese."
"But, he's almost thirty, shouldn't we tell him?"
"Don't make him angry! What if he destroys Tokyo??"
"Oh, right. Poor fella."

Hunter Lewis
Hunter Lewis

Now that I think about it, we still haven't seen any sort of Rider Kick yet, have we?

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell

Equus is the Kamen Rider of ConRevo, with Jiro as its power source.

Incidentally, I do wonder if Equus is a conduit for Equus' sealed kaijuu.

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson

You mean conduit for Jiro's kaijuu, right? Well, I think it's more alone the lines of a conduit for Jiro himself, with the assumption that Jiro and the kaijuu are ultimately the same entity.

Adam Martin
Adam Martin

You mean conduit for Jiro's kaijuu, right?
Yes.
Well, I think it's more alone the lines of a conduit for Jiro himself, with the assumption that Jiro and the kaijuu are ultimately the same entity.
Jiro needed the power of the fumers to keep the beast under his control as he wishes, so I do doubt that Jiro and the kaijuu are the same mentally.
At most, it would be similar to the inner hellhound beast of Guts, the protagonist from Berserk, who symbolizes Guts inner rage and eternal anger and who is now taking more and more metaphysical form.
Jiro could be overtaken by the kaijuu, but before he gained the power of the fumers, he couldn't control the kaijuu spirit's power at all except through Equus.

Dylan Nguyen
Dylan Nguyen

Did they really jump a whole year between episode 19 and 20? Wow.

Hunter Cox
Hunter Cox

Yes. Next episode might perhaps first go back to 1973 to explain the result of the oil embargo on the world, and America requiring Jiro for their future energy-based strategies, though.

Brayden Reyes
Brayden Reyes

Haha time for the 70's

Carson Davis
Carson Davis

Col Wilder will never send a hit squad of toy solders to attempt to kill you

Josiah Phillips
Josiah Phillips

I would consider that humiliating.

Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore

Guess it's fucking time to pick up ConcRevo

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