Another week, another great Kikko face. Spoilers for Concrete Revolutio: Episodes 1-5.
This week, we dive into that ever familiar territory in Anime: Kaiju’s. In terms of time-wise, Concrete isn’t as confusing as the previous episode, since most of what happens takes place in the 42nd year. There is a lot of controversy over these monsters and how they fit in the current Japan. We do have some interesting evidence that the Superhuman Bureau’s interests often don’t align with the general population’s. And also that within the Bureau, not everything is above board. Particularly of note, it looks like Jiro’s father/Doctor and Emi are performing experiments about Jiro and his powers, without his knowledge. Anyway, Timeline ahead.
14th of Shinka Era: Gigantopitecus Gigantus found on an island in the Indian Ocean. (Episode 4)
17th of Shinka Era: US Army brings Superhumans to fight the giant beast. (Episode 4)
19th of Shinka Era: An unspecified war ends. (Episode 1)
29th of Shinka Era: In Tokyo, the doctor finds Emi and a naked Jiro (without left arms locks!) on a bridge after a beast attack. (Episode 4)
January, 34th of Shinka Era: Hiroyuki, the homeless boy, finds the baby Gagon.(Episode 4) At the same time, Jiro’s first encounter with GigantoGon(Episode 5)
Januray, 41st of Shinka Era: The Bureau encounters Gross Augen for the first time. Earliest appearance of Jiro with the locks and bandages on so far. (Episode 4)
July, 41st of Shinka Era: Kikko joins the Bureau, Gross Augen leaves Earth. (Episode 1)
August, 41st of Shinka Era: Fuuruota joins the Bureau, and stops the bug species. (Episode 2)
August-November, 41st of Shinka Era: Beasts begin attacking and many Superhumans appear to defeat them. (Episode 4).
November, 41st of Shinka Era: Kikko and Jiro meet with Beastly Radio Wave. (Episode 4)
February, 42nd of Shinka Era: The robot detective and the female robot incident. (Episode 3)
April, 42nd of Shinka Era: Master Ultima returns from Mars. Beastly Radio Wave is exposed, Jiro activates his locks. (Episode 4)
July, 42nd of Shinka Era: Diving to find the released US Beast. (Episode 5)
August, 42nd of Shinka Era: MegaGon with the Peace Movement. MegaGon goes wild and is stopped by Jiro. (Episode 5)
Early 44th of Shinka Era: Beast attacks and the craze over Beasts dies down. (Episode 5)
April, 46th of Shinka Era: Kikko finds and chases down Scarf Jiro. Scarf Jiro refuses to return to the Bureau. (Episode 1)
February, 47th of Shinka Era: Male robot returns to Japan. Robot detective is disillusioned with Japan, fights Scarf Jiro. (Episode 3)
August, 48th of Shinka Era: The bug queen confronts Fuuruota. Scarf Jiro emerges to calm the bug queen and comforts Fuuruota. (Episode 2)
And that’s where we are at so far in Concrete Revolutio. Let me know if I’ve made a mistake somewhere!
Thank you Federico for the Images!