Gridman keeps getting better by the episode. Even if it felt a bit rushed, it seems unreal that everything will need to be resolved in just 2 remaining episodes. Unless…
Japanese Title: 崩・壊
It’s difficult to share the run-of-the-mill anime character’s optimism. Even though Utsumi is faced with the fact that he might not even be really alive, his comeback from light depression is a profound focus on the trivial things of their world (which is only a city) like exams for universities that might not even be there. There is a fine distinction between being optimistic and being delusional, and I think Utsumi is closer to the latter. Yet, along with his optimism returns his will to fight and the Gridman Alliance visits Akane’s house only to see that the interior has been moved and a part of cyberspace took its place.
Calibur and Akane take turns into shaping the events of the second half of the episode by lecturing Anti, the first directly and the second indirectly. Both remind him that he is no longer a kaiju but a living being with feelings and free will. However, how that came to be is blurred into philosophical platitudes and nonsensical comments. Yet, the fact stands. Anti is not a kaiju anymore and is given a pass from Akane who sends him to his merry way. The result? Anti chooses his own destiny and goes against Akane’s latest creation (which for some reason decapitated all the residential construction kaiju) to save Gridman and take his place as a friendly rival.
Anti’s transformation into a Grid Agent called GridKnight was awesome but rushed, and I hope that we get an explanation on how that happened in the next episode.
And I’m not even going to the last scene. That’s something to savor until next time.
Evil: Was that last scene the proof we needed that Akane is truly evil (or maybe psychopathic; or maybe both)? I wonder if there is any chance of her coming back and joining the light.
Hey guys: So, Akane walks into a shop… This is not a joke, actually. Why didn’t anyone stop her when she walked into the shop? How stunned were they to see her there?
Themes & Trivia
Gridknight: It seems that this new Grid Agent is an unused concept from the 90s original series.
Fan favorites: If you search for the title in Twitter and pixiv, it seems that Rikka and Akane have become fan (service) favorites. No arguing here. They are both great.
Another good cliffhanger from Gridman that is going to keep the hype alive for another week. The city and its inhabitants are put behind as Akane confronts the Gridman Alliance head on.
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