And the plot thickens! Things take a noticeable turn in this week’s episode of revisions. Doubt has set in and the characters are floundering to make sense of their current situation. Why were they chosen? What wiped out humanity? And what do the Revisions want with them? Answers to this and more in this week’s thrilling episode of revisions!
Japanese Title: 守護者たち
The police agree to let Milo and the Brat Pack defend the city and assist in retrieving two more string puppets. Meanwhile, the members of the government meet with the leader of the Revisions, who offers a truce…
Mama Love: Transported to a dystopian future with no hope of return and tasked with protecting the city from giant mechanical abominations may seem like a lot for a high schooler to deal with… But, when mom is bringing you homemade lunches maybe it isn’t all bad. It’s a tiny throwaway scene but, early in the episode, before the group sets out on their first official mission, Kei’s mom brings them lunch. It’s even more bizarre that they calmly sit down and eat the lunch mid mission in the middle of a vast wasteland surrounded by unseen enemies…
Words of Wisdom: Turns out, Daisuke wasn’t the only special crayon in the pack… Back in the past, Milo also left the rest of the group with ‘words of wisdom’, each ‘prediction’ leaving a deep impact on each of the recipients. Gai became distrustful and shrewd; Keisuke, easy-going and accepting… whether it was her intent or not, Milo’s words made each of the characters who they are in the present… for better or worse.
Themes & Trivia
Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff: Milo explained that certain people from the future have the ability to leap through time. Though the extent of their abilities and how far they can travel is completely random. They’re also unable to completely change the past, rather they leave helpful hints that are used to guide the course of history towards a desired outcome.
Pandemic: The destruction of humanity in 2388 was directly linked to a pandemic that originated in their time. Where this illness came from and who caused it has yet to be revealed, but the results speak for themselves.
Daisuke is the type of protagonist I absolutely hate. He’s the worst part of this series right now; his self-righteous tirades are distracting and out of place. They’re in the middle of a dangerous retrieval mission and Daisuke is in the corner throwing a tantrum because Milo wants him to defend his friends from a more strategic combat position. He has his head so far up his ass he is unwilling to take the advice of someone who is clearly older and more experienced with fighting Civilians. His recklessness could very well get everyone else killed, but does he listen to reason? No. It’s only after Keisaku strokes his ego a bit that he calms down enough to follow orders like he’s told…
So, you can imagine I was over the moon to see that Gai and Lu could pilot their string puppets better than Daisuke ever could on THEIR FIRST TRY!! That blow to his ego was so satisfying. Just the look on his face was priceless!
The reveal that Milo told each of the brat pack something ‘important’ was a nice twist, since you can see just how much her words affected them over the years. Gai is a negative nancy, always doubting everything whereas Keisaku is an upbeat who takes everything in stride. I’m curious to see how these little nuggets of wisdom will impact their actions moving forward.
Last, but certainly not least, we finally get to meet the leader of the Revisions, a super mega foxy hot lady… Despite her fanservice-y appearance, she offers an olive branch to the recently displaced people of Shibuya; they’ll send a list of carefully handpicked people back to the past, while the others must stay behind in the future. Surprisingly, one of the people on the list is Keisaku… what does it all mean? Is it a trap? Who knows!
Not So Special After All
The wheels of the plot are finally turning raising more questions than answers. Everything isn’t quite as black and white as we originally thought and I’m curious to see how everything pans out in the coming episode. Daisuke is still annoying, but, the other characters are starting to have a more elevated role, as the series delves more into the fallout of the Shibuya incident.
I’ll be back next week with another Revisions review, but in the meantime, be sure to check out MANGA.TOKYO’s other amazing Winter 2019 reviews!!
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