The week before Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Kikko just being the best. The pieces are making a definite shape but the puzzle isn’t filled in yet. Spoilers: Concrete Revolutio Episodes 1-8 ahead.
For a change, Concrete decides to open this week with Scarf Jiro instead of the “present” time we’re used to seeing. It seems that his trip to save Earth-chan from last week’s Post ED was successful, but they’re met with Hyouma Yoshimura/Mr. Jaguar (guy who can mess with time from the Bureau) and Yumiko Otonashi/Daitetsu Maki (guy who’s basically the Gigander 7 leader). Curiously, Megasshin and Judas from last week aren’t with Jiro for this fight. The Gigander 7 guys had been seen before, but they are the main players this episode. However, the more interesting part of the story, as always, is in the small details. Kikko apparently wasn’t on Earth yet during the 38th year, but Ullr shuts her up before she says anything more. The rock monster was controlled by Daishi Akita (the head of the Bureau) and it seems only Emi knew about it. And yet, this was all done as a favor for an entirely new character we haven’t seen before, probably from the government. Why did Rainbow Knight kidnap those kids, if the notion that it was for ransom is obviously false? What’s also curious is that we haven’t seen Emi show up in any of these “future” segments, even though she is clearly very important in the past and now. Something is bound to happen involving Emi though it doesn’t seem like it will be next week, based on the preview. It’s also nice to see the famous scarf appear. We’ll have to wait and see where it becomes a staple of Scarf Jiro’s appearance. This episode has scenes in the 34th, 38th, 43rd and 47th of Shinka Era, so this is just filling in some gaps, while bringing up more questions.
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 and is saved by Rainbow Knight. (Episode 5, Episode 8)
March, 38th of Shinka Era: Daitetsu Maki incident, Rainbow Knight’s cover is blown and he dies. (Episode 8)
July, 40th of Shinka Era: Judas and the Diamond Eaters. Earth-chan comes and battles Judas. (Episode 7)
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)
June 30, 41st of Shinka Era: Mountain Horses claim this is when they received their superhuman status at the Nippon Budokan. (Episode 6)
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)
June-August (Summer), 42nd of Shinka Era: Earth-chan stops Master Ultima from visiting Japan with his alien beasts. (Episode 7)
August, 42nd of Shinka Era: MegaGon with the Peace Movement. MegaGon goes wild and is stopped by Jiro. (Episode 5)
October, 42nd of Shinka Era: Fuuruota joins the Mountain Horses as help. (Episode 6). At the same time, Emi meets with Ullr; Kikko and Judas battle Earth-chan and their conflicting ideologies. (Episode 7)
November, 42nd of Shinka Era: Angel Stars have their TV debut. Police and Public Security have endorsed Super Humans, while studying Superhuman Suppression drug, Neynorine. (Episode 6)
January, 43rd of Shinka Era: The BL Clan are asked to protect an artifact from The Eye of Lucifer. BL Clan leader revealed to be Daitetsu Maki. (Episode 8)
Early 44th of Shinka Era: Beast attacks and the craze over Beasts dies down. (Episode 5)
October, 44th of Shinka Era: At the Mountain Horses show, Jiro’s not with the Bureau any longer and is possibly against the Bureau. Up to this point, Jiro is sans scarf. (Episode 6)
45th of Shinka Era: Osaka Earth Expo mentioned. (Episode 6)
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)
April, 47th of Shinka Era: Scarf Jiro and Judas break into Ikuta Laboratory to find Earth-chan. (Episode 7)
October, 47th of Shinka Era: Scarf Jiro and Earth Chan encounter Hyouma and Daitetsu Maki (Episode 8)
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!