So how did Jiro convince Earth-chan to join his merry band of villains?
He should stop looking like one then.
Earth-chan is a robot. Robots can be reprogrammed. Earth-chan is a robot that was deactivated, and needed to be reactivated.
Seems simple to me.
But honestly, I think Earth-chan came to her own conclusion that Jirou's path is just. Perhaps she also had a machine talk with Megasshin, who in its infallible robot logic argued with her why Jirou is worthy of being followed.
Because it's pretty obvious at this point that post-timeskip Jiro is working against some kind of evil within the system and is the one doing the 'right' thing. Earth-chan's whole character arc last episode was about learning to see good and evil in a more subtle way.
Mutual love? In my ConRevo? Blasphemy.
Totally not a villain.
This lady seems to be the most villainous character.
>Law IS Justice.
Not quite, m8. There's a reason we have concepts like just vs unjust laws. Do you seriously think anything a government does automatically becomes just because they're the government? Justice has no definitional obligation to authority of any kind.
Next you'll tell me the magna carta is unjust because the fuckface king at the time didn't like it.
I wish they'd skip the current timeline and show us the future but I guess this will be the second half of the series.
It's all a farce really, pretending to help superhumans when in truth all they do is make them into weapons.
She's more like neutral opposing party than a villain. She thinks that supers are alright, there are just too many running around, which is dangerous for everyone involved. The bureau however cannot be trusted.
It definitely feels like it's starting to drag its feet about showing us the big event that changed everything. I kind of wish they'd just show it already.
Is this show supposed to be 1 cours or 2? I had assumed 1 cours but at this point there's not a whole lot of time left if they want to introduce the paradigm shifting event and still resolve the post-timeskip plot. I really couldn't see this show doing a 2nd cours
Multiple source say 2 cour, and it's not just ANN or yaraon-blog.
At this point, if this turns out to NOT be 2 cour, then everyone will have made themselves out to be fools.
The aliens are attempting to remove, disarm, or steal any obstacles in their path for an invasion primarily using the bureau.
The first part of this is managing people with super powers. By registering and monitoribg them they gain information on them including possible weaknesses. As we have seen, in the future parts several heroes have been shut down or removed in some way and there are even rewards for turning super powered people in, which hints that registration is now mandatory.
The part part of this was the kaiju. They want the military kaiju for themselves because it is a possible threat to their invasion. So they removed the hero who fights kaiju and after drumming up support for the idea of kaiju they tried to get some heroes to support it to sway public opinion.
Just last episode also discussed a lab that had been experimenting on controlling kaiju and the super powered children rainbow knight kidnapped were also going to a lab. This leaves me wondering if he had caught onto the plan and kidnapped the kids before they could be experimented on and the randsom was obviously a lie the invaders cooked up.
I think the turning point is going to be setting up Jiro as a villain like they did rainbow knight. They are going to give him that injection again to make him go berserk and then have an excuse to call in the military kaiju. The reason he's seen as a villain and no longer sees himself as an ally of justice is because of the massive amounts of damage and deaths he causes when he went kaiju.
>Multiple source say 2 cours
Fuck. I can't imagine why Bones thought it was a good idea to commit themselves to a 2 cours original with such a niche target audience. I can't even imagine what they plan to do to pad this show out unless there's a whole lot of plot they've yet to even hint at.
Also, the singular of cours is cours. It's a french loanword.
Kikko calculated with her trusty abacus that super robots do not make sense.
So what's even going on with Kikko? Her little mascot thing revealed last week that he's an alien and that she's destined to become some kind of ruler on another planet or something. I think he mentioned that she grows more powerful by helping people, despite not knowing it, and is supposed to be gathering strength for some unrevealed purpose.
And she's not even a Earthling.
I think my body could never be ready.
Concrete Revolutio is one of those projects where Bones and the Anime Consortium Japan is trying to reach the international audience.
Whereas Space Dandy was made primarily for foreigners, and then the Japanese second, ConRevo is made for both foreigners and the Japanese in mind at the same time. It is supposed to appeal to the Japanese by having the setting take place in Japan, referencing important historical events that happened just a few decades ago, with all the nostalgia from watching their beloved oldschool series in a new take put together in a zanny crossover.
For the foreigners, it's also about oldschool nostalgia stuff like the tokusatsu shows, the old mech animes, the magical girls that did prove popular among them decades ago, the colorful vibrant superhero setting, and showing how Japan reacted to international influence to become how it is today.
This is a very experimental show.
It will very likely crash and burn.
But nobody will regret having done it.
Trying to sell the first volume with only one episode is still a bone-headed idea, however.
We're past episode 8, anon. It's too late to become samflam. Plus the established the whole post-timeskip breakdown from the very beginning, so the twist won't actually be a twist.
The only way this show will resemble samflam is in sales.
I think the problem is that the writing seems to assume you know enough about japanese history to get the historical references outright. The calendar dates mean nothing to me because I don't know how that calender aligns with the gregorian one, and I wouldn't make an immediate connection between some of the story events (like the black fog around the diet) and 20th century history without taking a look at wikipedia. The historical knowledge and contextualization they seem to be presuming would probably alienate a lot of foreign fans that don't have that background.
Plus most of the toku and mahou shoujo references are completely lost on westerners. I mean, it's obvious enough to see that the monster fighting super-robo is a reference to monster fighter super robo, but not many westerners would have the context to recognize exactly what series it's referencing. They'd just recognize it as a vague genre callback.
We don't know the details yet.
Originally he was just a robot that hates superheroes with a passion, and competes with the bureau because he hates superheroes and doesn't trust the bureau.
My guess is probably he came upon the same secret that Jiro did, and the two both turned against the government in their own way. He just decided to go the fuck everything terrorism route while Jiro's method seems less extreme. At this point it's pretty safe to assume that the government, or at least part of it, are the bad guys. Inspector Gadget isn't wrong for fighting the, but he's wrong for wanting to 'fight' by nuking a stadium full of innocent civilians. He and Jiro share a common enemy but their methods were irreconcilable, which lead to their fight.
That's my guess, anyhow.
>Plus most of the toku and mahou shoujo references are completely lost on westerners. I mean, it's obvious enough to see that the monster fighting super-robo is a reference to monster fighter super robo, but not many westerners would have the context to recognize exactly what series it's referencing. They'd just recognize it as a vague genre callback.
That is very likely so, and only otaku will invest enough time and effort to find out what reference each part of the show is. For the foreigners, the only important thing is that they have some cool action stuff happening on screen, and that those super robots, kaijuus, space titans, magical girls, masked riders, cyborgs and androids are reminiscent of the cool old Japanese stuff they watched back then in their youth.
I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the real-world allegories. They are a cool bonus for geeks, allowing them to feel somewhat smart for finding this out, and the shinka=showa=year xxxx in gregorian calendar adds another appeal for those who want to find out which character debuted around which time, but the main thing about ConRevo ought to be seeing everything mashed together in one big crossover that hopefully makes sense.
The witch Hoshinoko is the princess of another plane of reality, where magic is just a normal thing. She is on Earth, trying to help humans. Every human she helps, their souls then belong to her, making her more powerful. Her familiar Ullr will make sure that she will fulfill her royal duties and become a ruler fit of their plane of reality.
It is doubtful that she knows that she is stealing human souls, however, as her behavior so far implies that she genuinely wants to help people, cares about justice, and puts lots of thoughts how to improve the situation for everyone involved. She for example admired Earth-chan for being a helpful robot, believing at first that she was built by a friendly alien being to help those in need.
>still at 5/13
Someone please go back in time and kill the me who thought picking this up was a good idea.
I want to protect this smile.
I don't like having too many things dropped. I don't like dropped anime.
I'll force myself to watch it eventually when I've got little else to do, or when I need a sleeping aid.
I found the first few episodes terribly dull and struggled to follow it, too. It eventually grew on me around episode 5 and I've been following it weekly ever since. I'm sure you'll warm to it eventually.
This show has some pretty cute boys. You think Judas and Earth-chan has hatesex in the future?
Nah. She dead again. Prepare for Sputnik Girl 3.0.
It is forbidden to be a little girl.
Shut up, Daitetsu.
>This show has some pretty cute boys.
Cutest boy of light.
Blurring good and evil has been done before but it suits this show perfectly seeing as virtually all these super heroes are originally out of shows with simplified black & white morality for children.
This transformation sequence only took half a second.
I'm rather impressed that she managed to do all those calculations with a pencil. And an abacus.
As expected of a princess with superior education.
They'd only need 2 episodes to finish it off.
1st half of one episode to show the actual event that caused Jiro to turn sides
2nd half jumps to afterwards and sets up him and all of the heroes he's teamed up with from throughout the tv series preparing for a final confrontation
Them, final episode covers that confrontation, Jiro and his group vs the government or whatever evil institution is behind it all.
We'll most likely remain in an episodic format until the very end, and then get 2 episodes to capitulate everything. It's pretty typical for a Bones original.
The entire series was just a dream by Earth-chan.
This matches my expectations. Not just Bones but anime in general tends to dump the climax and conclusion all at once after putting it off to the last minute. When they bother with an epilogue at all it's usually covered in under 60 seconds. They only need 1 episode to rush the ending, it could come at any time.
We've still got at least 5 episodes to go. Even with the next being world building/filler that's still 4 episodes (80 minutes) to conclude the plot.
Judas best boy.
Does being on 4chan count as enough suffering?
>Eventually reach the turning point where Jirou goes rogue.
>The plot speeds up a few hundred times and all shit goes to hell
>The bureau is actually controlled by aliens that are actually controlled by the government that are actually controlled by the americans that are actually controlled by superman that is actually controlled by
Sign me up
>The bureau is actually controlled by aliens that are actually controlled by the government that are actually controlled by the americans that are actually controlled by superman that is actually controlled by Kikko
My body has never been more ready.
>And Kikko is controlled by her love for Jirou.
>Kikko has amassed enough human souls to rival the Scarlet witch with her reality-altering power.
>Turns world into a hellhole, so that Jirou can save it and become the hero he always wanted to be.
>The only way to defeat her, is
to reject her love To love is to never regret.
In the end, it was all Jirou's fault for being too sexy.
I hope Emi gets NTR'd. And this is in the actual literal sense.
That bitch better hold on tight. Best girl coming in quick for that dick.
Sorry, girls, this guy has been taken a long time ago
Justice is dead. Time for him to move on.
But love isn't. Love lives forever, anon.
Rainbow Knight has such a delicious design. It's just perfect.
>Jirou, can I enter your room?
>>W-what? Emi? Ehrm, no. I-I am masq- I mean, masturbating. That's right, masturbating. Don't disturb me please.
>Surely I can help you with that, if you understand what I mean, fufufu. After all, I've already seen you nekki-
>>NO! I mean, no, it's alright. I'm just, you know, masturbating. That's right. Just masturbating. To, ehrm, pretty pictures. Of you. So that I can be prepared for sex. With you. Because I love you. Or something like that. And masturbating is a shameful act. That's right. I'm ashamed.
>Awww, that's so sweet. Okay. Till later.
>>Phew. Dodged a bullet here. Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, right. Take this, Eye of Lucifer. I, Rainbow Knight, ally of Justice, shall defeat you, and save all of Japan from your evil machinations...
>Awww. What a sweet little nerd my cute little Jirou is.
I love how episode 8 actually doesn't give a shit about who Rainbow Knight or Eye of Lucifer are.
We never see who Rainbow Knight was, and his nemesis, the Eye of Lucifer, supervillain who nearly destroyed Japan several times, rumored to be ConRevo's equivalent to the Red Skull or the Mandarin, is just some normal-looking dude.
Bunch of unimportant old fucks, in the end.
Wouldn't surprise me if Eye of Lucifer stopped being a supervillain when Rainbow Knight died.
>Sheesh, man, what's the point of trying to destroy Japan if there's no Rainbow Knight to stop me?
>I didn't even get to kill him.
>Fuck the government for making him commit suicide. I'm going straight now. No more supervillainy from me. That will show'em.
Jirou a cute, a cute I tell you. I hope this ends with Kikko stealing his soul and taking him to her hell/
I think what's important is how Rainbow Knight has influenced Jirou in the future and how what he did parallels what Jirou is trying to do with his revolution in the future. I like the idea that one anon had that Jirou's scarf in the future is the remains of his RK costume, which would be a good symbol of how Jirou is walking a similar path while trying to be an ally of justice even if he is grey.
Adults are dumb and untrustworthy.
All these little events do certainly play a role, and we have seen that Jirou isn't 100% behind the decision of the bureau.
Heck, in the very first episode we see him where he recruits Kikko to their cause, he subverted the order to get rid of Grosse Augen.
>implying those governments were legitimate
>implying any government by mob is legitimate
>living in a country whose rightful king is denied power
with Jirou having to shoot her while crying to save the world from having a demon harvesting all human souls.
>Full version of the Opening Song plays during the fight
>hoshi no kagayaki mitsumetara
>mukou mo koko o miteta
>dakara tte sorasenai
>tatoe dare ni katararezu tomo
I wonder if we're ever going to see ConRevo-Hirohito.
Wouldn't surprise me if the imperial family in ConRevo-Japan really does have divine superpowers, which is why they call him Emperor Shinka.
There is a chance it will happen when she and the bureau will have been told by Jirou before he leaves
Raito was righto.
Good. The path of the hero is one of eternal selfless devotion. Superheroes are all about suffering, and must continue doing so, so that others don't have to walk their path.
And this is why we all love to watch Concrete Revolutio.
Everything will be fire.
Thus, Kikko is Justice, and Jirou is not.
No, it means she'll be the deciding factor for what is or isn't Justice. She's the scales herself. Most likely Jiro and co will have to come to a descision whether to kill her or not, and whether there is justice in that.
Those sunglasses are terrible. What on earth is future Jiro thinking?
The part at 16 seconds with Equus sliding backwards is the only part I can't see clearly enough to say whether it's not, the rest looks drawn. Bones doesn't use much CG but I did spot CG mecha in Eureka Seven once.
This show is giving me a serious urge to have sex with a fox youkai